What is Thanksgiving? Veteran’s Day
By: Diana Hoh By: Michelle Chansuyco
Silverhawk Staff Writer Silverhawk Staff Editor/Writer
Thanksgiving is a national holiday World War I officially ended on June
celebrated by many nations around the world. 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of
Most people think that thanksgiving was a day to Versailles. The actual fighting between the Allies
give thanks and eat turkey. The true reason of
and Germany, however,
thanksgiving was to celebrate the successful
landing at Plymouth Rock. The Wampanoag had ended seven months
Indians tribe member, Squanto, helped the pilgrims earlier with the armistice,
settle down and learn new ways of living. which went into effect on
What’s on the Menu? the eleventh hour of the
In thanks to the Wampanoag Indians, the eleventh day of the
pilgrims invited them for a feast. It lasted three eleventh month in 1918.
days long, the menu did not consist of turkey, Armistice Day, as
cranberry, mashed potatoes, cornbread, etc. In
fact, the menu consisted of vegetables, sea food,
November 11th became known, officially
turkey, venison, and other things that were on became a holiday in the United States in 1926,
hand during those days. and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1,
Apparel 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to
Today you see your Aunt Norma wearing honor all U.S. veterans.
her “turkey” sweater, and mom with her special In 1968, new legislation changed the
pearls. No, the pilgrims did not wear black and national commemoration of Veterans Day to the
white with gold belts. The pilgrims were most likely
to wear deep purple, indigo, brown, etc. Also the
fourth Monday in October. It soon became
Indians would probably be wearing loin clothes, apparent, however, that November 11 was a date
animal hides, and other natural clothing. of historic significance to many Americans.
All Around the World Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned the
observance to its traditional date.
In the twentieth century Thanksgiving is celebrated
in countries everywhere, but we all have different
traditions. For instance, in Korea they celebrate
Veterans gather at the Vietnam
“Chu-sok”, a Korean harvest festival. The Koreans Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C. to
make “Song-Pyung” (Korean rice cakes). The place gifts and stand quiet vigil at the names of
background of this holiday is to give thanks to their their friends and relatives who fell in the
ancestors. Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian Vietnam War.
cultures celebrate this holiday in similar ways. In
Australia, they have a grape festival that lasts 3-4
days. All in all, every culture has their own way of Veterans of military service have
celebrating this day of thanks. organized support groups such as the American
Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. On
Veterans' Day and Memorial Day these groups
raise funds for their charitable activities by
selling paper poppies.
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2. Editorials 8. Fun Page
3. Letters to the Editor 9. Sports
4. Dear Silverhawk 10. Yearbook Ad
5. Embarrassing Moments 11. Calendar
By Amanda Schobert and Kylie Kuhn
Silverhawk staff writers
Cutting in the lunch line The California Wildfires
“Cutting” in the lunch line is a The firefighters of San Diego
dumb problem that should stop. Many County, Orange County, Malibu and Los
people think it’s a minor thing that Angeles try and fight these horrible fires.
everyone is allowed to do. Well the thing These fires affected the air enough that
is, no one is allowed to do. Maybe on day schools had to be closed. As a student that
you think oh my friends are up there I’ll attends Bella Vista, a school that was
just go up to the front of the closed, I decided that I wanted to write
line with my friends and I’ll only be about how these wildfires affected me.
“cutting” the person in front of me. The wildfires burned up to 110
Actually you’re wrong, you’ll be degrees at the hottest. The beginning of
“cutting” everyone behind you, and I this natural disaster began about 20 miles
mean everyone. The people in the back of southeast of San Jose. As of Monday, 25
the line are probably not going to get a houses have already been evacuated. That
lunch. Before you do it, think of what you was not the worst of it. The worst burn
are going to cause, a big group of people was in Malibu where a church; houses
are going to form around you, causing 10 and a castle were destroyed. California’s
or 15 people to “cut” in line. This will governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
lead to 4 or 5 kids in the back of the line declared this a “natural disaster”.
do not to get their lunch. So Unfortunately, 300,000 San Diego
I know this is a dumb problem, but we residents were asked to leave their homes.
should take control of it. One firefighter declared these fires as a
"nuclear winter". 16 fire fighters and at
least 25 others were reported injured. A
total of 655 houses were reported to be
burnt to the ground. All in all though,
240,000 acres (equivalent to 374 square
miles) were burned.
“The sky was red everywhere I
looked. Law enforcement came barreling
in with loud speakers telling everyone to
get out!” said Ronnie Leigh, 55. People
remarked on the professionalism of all the
Bella Vista would like to thank
those who put their lives on the line to
save others. Also, we hope that these
firefighters have a great Thanksgiving
with their families.
Letters to the editor
By: Jenalee Custodio and Alex Tho
-Silverhawk Talon staff writers-
Dear Editor, I really like Temecula. I wish that it
Every time I get to the lunch line I would stay that way and not turn into L.A. I
see people waiting and I see some people live in a good neighborhood and I don’t want
cutting in line. I’m one of the people that that to change. When I moved here last year
wait and I really don’t like people cutting I came from East L.A and I don’t want to go
because I don’t think it is right to cut people back to that!
who have been waiting for a long time. I Sincerely,
think they are just impatient and if people Layne Adame
would just stop cutting maybe the line would
move faster. So all I am saying is that people
should not cut because it is not fair to Dear Editor,
everyone else. I think the staff should not be so
From, strict about P.D.A. because there is nothing
Ruby Ruiz wrong with it!? It’s not a serious issue if you
hug someone or hold someone’s hand.
Hugging and holding hands should be
Dear Editor, allowed, but kissing should not be
School is fun with friends to talk appropriate.
with but when you’re carrying a lot of books, Sincerely,
it’s really hard. When you have a lot of books Brad Quilan
it can make your back shoulders get sore. I
think you should consider putting lockers in Dear Editor,
the school or at least places to put our books As a student, I should know what
in. It can help me, and everyone in the other students like. We do not like the out of
school as well. date songs ASB plays. I would like to hear
Sincerely, some new music with variety because we’re
Seanna Alanes sick of hearing the same music every week.
Dear Editor, Jhasmyne Del Rosario
It is not fair how students born in
1994 or later can't drive without an adult in Dear Editor,
the car until they are 18. That law should not As a student I think that we should
have been posted. What if we have to stay be able to chew gum. The reason for this is
late at work and we have to keep our parents chewing gum isn’t bad as long as we throw it
up so we can go home. What if we have to go away in the trashcan. If you give this school
somewhere for an interview and their year’s group of students the chance to start
parents has to go to work. It would help us if chewing gum again, and then we can be
we can drive at 16. responsible and prove to the staff that we
Signed, can control our gum chewing habits. If it
Taylor Lorack does get out of control and the gum ends up
on the floor, then you can take our privilege
By: Jhasmyne Del Rosario and Valerie Orozco
>>Silverhawk staff writers<<
Dear Silverhawk, Dear Unsuspected, Undecided, & Undercover,
So there’s this guy at school who likes You have to figure out whether you still
me and I heard that he’s planning on asking me have feelings for this guy before you can say yes.
to be his girlfriend. I used to like him and I don’t If in the meantime he asks you out, tell him you
know if I still do. I’m so confused! What should I need time to think. Saying no can jeopardize your
do and say if he does ask me out? chances in the future—but so can saying yes.
Unsuspected, Undecided, & Undercover Silverhawk
Dear Afraid of Rejection,
There is a girl I like and I want to ask her
out. The problem is that I’m too shy to do it. We If you are too shy to ask her out, then
always talk and I really feel comfortable around maybe the problem is that you are not ready to
her, but when I think about asking her out I commit to her. Try to get more comfortable
become really shy. How can I get over my around her, and when the mood strikes, ask her
discomfort when I think about asking her out? out.
Afraid of Rejection -Signed,
I have a crush on a really sweet guy. Dear In-&-Out of Love,
We went out before but it didn’t work out. The
problem is, he is head-over-heals in love with If you like this guy so much, then drop a
one of my friends. Every time I see him I want to few hints; let him know that you are still
tell him how I feel, but I am afraid that it will ruin interested. But if things still aren’t getting better
our friendship (which took long enough to mend). between you and him, then maybe it is best to
leave the past where it belongs. After all, if things
Signed, didn’t work out the first time, then they probably
In-&-Out of Love (kind of) won’t the second.
By: Jasmine Bon
Silverhawk Staff Writer
It was early in the morning and I was at
church. I was new to the church, so I was
looking at their bulletin on the paper that they
gave out, while the pastor
was teaching. All of a
sudden the paper fell out
of my hands and it flew in The most embarrassing moment of my life
the air then slipped onto was the day I went to Knott’s Berry Farm. I
the ground to someone’s think I was
feet. Everyone behind me and beside me 9 years old and I still remember
was staring at me! I silently thought oops! it! I saw a painting booth and I
wanted to paint my face. So I
-signed paper flying master turned around and told another
guy that I wanted to get my face painted. So I
It was P.E. time and I had to turned around and told another guy that
run halfway around the field. wanted to get my face painted. I was jumping
While I was running, I kind of up and down until I noticed it was some other
stumbled on the person in guy. I stopped jumping and pretended like I
front of me feet and on mine. I was talking to the guy behind him. I felt like a
fell flat on my body and my friends and fool!
classmates were laughing at me. Now, my -signed fake daughter
friend tells me not to trip in P.E. No one
forgets that moment.
One day, I went to the movie theater with my
-signed tripper family. My mom gave me some
money to get a large popcorn
and a large drink. The cash
After Halloween, me and register gave me the
my two friends, were at popcorn and
my house and I was I picked it up and it slipped
showing them out of my hands! Then she
around. We were going gave me a drink and it fell out of my hands. It
upstairs and all of a was so embarrassing. Plus everyone was
sudden I tripped and they were both laughing staring at me as if there was something on
hysterically. I told them they were mean and my face. From this point on, I tell my mom to
we went on with the tour. help me out.
-signed butter toes -signed clumsy hands
By: Blake Keif and Illyana Samala
Top Ten Songs
1. Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown Movie Review:
2. Hate That I Love You - Rihanna feat.
Neyo Bee Movie (PG)
Bees take over the big screen!
3. Good Life - Kanye West Barry B. Benson is a graduate bee fresh out of
4. Who Knew - Pink college, who is disillusioned at his lone career
5. Rockstar - Nickelback choice: making honey. On a rare trip outside the
6. Over You - Daughtry hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in
7. Baby Don’t Go - Fabolous feat. New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he
discovers humans are mass consumers of honey
and decides to sue the human race for stealing
8. Until The End of Time - Justin bees' honey. Many critic reviews have put a
Timberlake ‘thumbs-down’ on this movie, but it is very kid-
9. Ayo Technology - 50 Cent feat. Justin friendly; a great movie to watch with the entire
Timberlake and Timbaland family. This movie is full of comedy, life learning
10. Wake up Call - Maroon 5 lessons, and many ‘laugh-out-loud’ moments.
Harry’s Pacific Grill
Top Ten Movies Interested in where the East meets the
West and the sun meets the sea? Harry’s Pacific
1. American Gangster
Grill is the place to discover a world of flavors
2. Bee Movie from the freshest ingredients, right here in
3. Saw IV Temecula. They serve Asian and Latin specialties,
4. Dan in Real Life island favorites, and California creations. Also, it is
5. The Game Plan great for family outings, many kid-approved meals
6. 30 Days of Night and adult cravings. Their menu ranges from a
steaming steak for dinner to frozen sorbets and
7. Martian Child ice cream for dessert. Overall, this amazing and
8. Michael Clayton accommodating restaurant is great for all ages
9. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and excellent to come with an empty stomach and
10. Gone Baby Gone leave with a full, but satisfied one.
Silverhawk Staff-Writers: Jenelle Nuqui and Diana Hoh
January 20 – February 18 July 23 – August 22
This Thanksgiving, you will have a lot to be It seems like a lot of people have been
thankful for. Make sure to thank your changing in your life. Try to get to know the
friends, teachers, family, etc. Happy new them or talk to them about it during
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving vacation. Use your time wisely
and it will turn out to be the best
Thanksgiving break for you!
February 19 – March 20
You will eat lots of delicious turkey, stuffing,
mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. August 23 – September 22
Be sure to have a hard workout after Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. So
Thanksgiving! instead of asking for more and more, just
give a little bit to the people that care and
March 21 – April 19 love you.
There will be some problems in your life
before Thanksgiving. However, by September 23 – October 23
Thanksgiving break, they will all be solved. Even if you are struggling through school,
Just don’t forget who your true friends are. don’t think you can just give up during
Thanksgiving break. Try to study during
April 20 – May 20 Thanksgiving break instead of watching TV
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your self, so and you’ll find it worthwhile.
take it easy, for once. Don’t let schoolwork
and friends stress you out. Take a nice October 24 – November 21
deep breath of the fresh Autumn air. Your family has been going through some
hardships. Use Thanksgiving day to come
May 21 – June 21 together, have fun, catch up on things,
Pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie. Make and reunite. Family is something you’ll
sure not to rot your teeth so that you can never lose.
come back to school without dentures.
November 22 – December 21
June 22 – July 22 Your life has been going great this year.
Thanksgiving break might make you lazy. You’re in good shape, have good friends,
When you come back to school, make good grades, and family’s there for you.
sure you are fresh and ready for the work Don’t let that get to your head though.
ahead. Don’t forget the district tests are
December 22 – January 19
Life is like a game of Tetris. Not everything
can fall into place. Be sure to be calm,
cool, and collected.
By: Mollie Preijers & Valerie Amezcua
Silverhawk staff writers
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