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A Dose of Colt Coffee Volume 1 Issue 4

Student View Point: Should You Always Be Happy?

By Madison Bunyenyezi

6th grade red team student, Emily Rovers, states that you are not balanced if you are happy all the time. “In order to be happy you need to to be sad. For example, if someone you love is sick, you shouldn’t be happy. If you are, there’s something wrong.” said Emily Rovers.

In my opinion, being sad leads to being happy, which ends up being a good thing. You need to have the sad moments to have the happy moments. It’s okay to be sad and it’s always okay to be sad. The sad and the happy moments are what makes life life.

The sad and happy moments are what makes life life.

Which zodiac is the most productive at school?

I believe the sign that performs the best school is Leo. Leo is one of the most confident and stable zodiac signs. The animal representing Leo is the lion. The lion represents pride, Leo’s will take pride in whatever they do. Leo’s also have quite a bit of intuitive intelligence. That means that they’ll take more risks and see more possibilities. They are also very loyal, meaning if they say they are going to do something, they will most likely do it. They are also very likely to become popular due to their confidence. They also are able to make people more comfortable around them so they will have more friends and more friends means more happiness and more happiness means more motivation right? In conclusion, I believe Leo’s participate the most in class and study more at home resulting in better grades.

Another sign that is compatible with school productivity would most likely be an Aquarius, January 20th - February 18th. Aquarians are known to be very fast visual learners, picking up ideas and education wish ease. In fact, their smarter than you think- not that all zodiacs are not smart, it’s just their common knowledge and strides are usually much more compatible with schooling. Aquarians focuses revolve on research, observation, and questioning. However, they place less value on the traditional learning system by doing vast amounts of their studies outside of the classroom. Another thing that goes for aquarius’ is that they are positive and influential workers whom have a steady balance for not procrastinating, but rather productive.

Written by Aidriana and Jen

Leo, the most productive of the Zodiac signs. Do you agree?

He’s as soft as a cloud

As cute as a bunny

And when he licks me

I find it very funny

He’s as small as a baby

He loves me more than other kids

And he’s so cute when he does his tricks

I wish that he can be a dog forever but doesn't matter

I still love him.

BY ABBY CHAVEZ

The Lion King is Coming to CVMS

by Lia Frederick

A while back, many students auditioned for “The Lion King Jr.”, CVMS’s spring musical. It has been a while but now we are coming back to spread the word. Join us as you venture into a classic Disney movie, The Lion King. This action packed musical is sure to put a smile on your face and a leap in your step! The MS students have been working EXTREMELY hard to make this musical unforgettable. They give up their Saturday’s to come to rehearsal and have to be there by 8 AM.(Now that’s dedication!) A special thanks goes to Ms. Boggs and Mrs. Zelch for being excellent directors. (Thank you so much you guys!) Tell your friends and family to spread the word. The Lion King Jr. will be on stage April 19th, 20th, and 21st. Thanks and we hope to see you then!

This year, middle school is doing the Lion King jr. For their spring musical. For the musical some high schoolers are helping out. Mrs. Boggs and Mrs.Zelch are co-directing the Lion King jr. We are also having help from Mrs. Schiavon, Mimi Exler, Rachel Sams, and Becky Quinn. The costumes and set are colorful and creative. The ensemble characters bring the animals to life for the world to see. The song are fun to sing along too. -by Emilee Quinn

Twenty One Pilots

by Vincent Marasco

What is TØP? The duo consist of two members with Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph. The band was formed in Columbus, Ohio. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012. Their label debut, Vessel, was released in 2013. The duo achieved breakthrough success with their fourth album, Blurryface (2015), which produced the successful singles "Stressed Out" and "Ride". In addition, the single "Heathens", recorded for the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad, made the group the first alternative artist to have two concurrent top ten singles in the U.S. The duo has won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The band started in the year 2009. There friendship story has been not revealed due to the many stories they told about it. On March 16, 2015, the band announced that a new album, Blurryface, was going to be released on May 19th, 2015. Over the years, they made four albums consisting of, Twenty One Pilots in 2009, Regional at Best in 2011, Vessel in 2013, and Blurryface in 2015. Fans are expecting a new ‘teased’ album, Silence coming later 2018, after the band has been on hiatus for over 200 days.I asked somebody in 6th grade of what they thought of the Twenty Øne Pilots hiatus strike. Here's what they had to say, Nina Collier, 6th Grade “I think it’s okay because they need their time to make new music.”

Now let's talk about Silence. It's a brand spanking new album that's gonna be making a fortune! They leaked a few images on Twitter but nothing for Instagram… See you next time!

twenty one pilots

How to Avoid the Flu

by Lucinda Naples

The Flu is feared by many, and has been spreading around the school like wildfire. So how do you avoid it?

One essential step is getting a flu shot. When you get the vaccinations your body produces antibodies that protect you against the most common strains of the flu. While a flu shot does not guarantee you won’t get the flu, it may make the symptoms less severe. It’s not too late to get a shot, the flu will continue to spread until may.

If you notice that someone is coughing or sneezing, stay away. The flu can be spread through the air by way of small droplets. Although the sneeze may be an innocent bit of dust in someone’s nose, you can never be too safe.

A very helpful, although hard to follow tip, is to refrain from touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Touching a contaminated surface won’t give you the flu, but it can be transferred from your hands to your mouth or nose.

Something almost everyone has heard is “wash your hands”! If soap and water isn’t available hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is your next best bet. While at school, work, or the mall, you may touch a lightswitch, a railing, or some other commonly touched item. Do not forget to wash your hands!

Never pick up someone else’s used tissue. Although you may think you’re being helpful, you’re just hurting yourself. The flu is easily spread that way.

Don’t share food or drinks with infected people. It’s one of the easiest ways to catch the flu.

Remember to get your flu shot, stay away from sneezes and coughs, don’t touch your face, wash your hands, don’t share your food, and never pick up another person’s tissue.

The dreaded flu

Partner Work

by Paris Paige

We all can relate to that feeling when you’re stuck working with someone you don’t know or like. Sometimes, it’s an experience to meet new people. Other times, your project ends up being a mess. But with these three tips and tricks, you can get through any project.

The first tip is not to freak out. Trust me, that makes things way worse. It makes the other person embarrassed, it makes you embarrassed, and it’s all around rude. If your partner makes you so upset you have to have a mental breakdown, talk to the teacher. If you can’t change partners, take a look at tip number two.

Try not to be “weird” about it. Let me explain. Don’t ask/say the following: “How’s life”, “The weather’s nice.”, “When does this period end?”, “I don’t really like you.”, “I’ll do this whole thing/Leave me alone.”, or any insult of any kind. This is you pretty much saying “I don’t want to be here, and I don’t like you.” (Unless this is the message that you want to get across, but that’s going to make things even MORE awkward). Here’s stuff that you can say: “I think we should put….on this slide.” or “I think that’s a good idea, I think we should….”. This way, you can relate and agree with your partner.

Lastly, have fun. Be yourself and act like you’re with your best friend. If you do that, it’s going to be a LOT easier to get along with them. If they don’t understand your sense of humor, or they didn’t look at these tips, oh well! Just get the work done! It’ll all be over soon.

The New Invention

By Krishna Visanakarrala

"Don't pull, Lucy," I screamed. I ran after my dog, Lucy, as she was running down the street. I thought, why can't these leashes be more helpful, when I get the short one- she pulls, when I use a retractable leash- SHE STILL PULLS! I stopped my thought as I saw a car flying at the end of the street, as it closer I realised it was my neighbor's car. The car stopped and i said, "Hello."

My neighbor, Emma, said," Hey Bella! I saw Lucy running the down the street and she stopped and I got here. So, here you go." Emma walked out of the car and got Lucy from the back. I replied," Thanks so much, Emma." I grabbed Lucy’s leash and we went home. I had a idea and I rushed into my room, grabbed a piece of paper. I said to Lucy, " You can't pull anymore because I'm gonna create the best working leash ever!" I drew the design of my new leash. As my dad came home I showed him the piece of paper and he said," I know a person who owns a basically-anything-you-want-we-make company." I was happy to hear this.

The next day, I gave my dad's friend, Harry, my design and he told us to come back in a few days. Several days later, my dad and I went back. He gave us the very long retractable leash and vibrates your dogs collar so they won't run away. I tried it on Lucy and she didn't pull at all after about 15 times of me pressing the vibrate button. I called Harry and told him that we can sell the leashes, he said how much ever we make, my parents and I get 50% of the money but we both told him it was fine.

We called our invention The Vibrate Leash, which we sold out very quickly. I was very happy to hear that my invention helped a lot of people with dogs and my parents were both so proud of me.

Thanks to the best staff ever! Good luck to all the kids in the musical this week. We also hope the track team stays warm during this blustery Spring.

-Sra. Bautista

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