2017-18 Edition 2
February 2018: Black History Month
Hello once again to all the Marshall students! It has been a while since a newspaper has been released, but now another one is finally coming out. This is the second edition of the Thurgood Marshall News, and we have included four articles. Our articles are about Black History Month, the Latest at Marshall (Valentine’s Day celebrations), Mr. Lulay’s classes’ To Kill a Mockingbird projects, and the last article is about a new ‘segment’ we have added to the newspaper (hint hint, it’s a fun survey).
~Newspaper Club (Sabella I. & Humneet B.)
Black History Month
Now that it is February, most people know that this is the month where we celebrate Black History Month, but not everyone knows the whole backstory about this celebration. Black History Month celebrates the contributions African-Americans have made to our society. When celebrating the first Black History Month, it wasn’t really called ‘Black History Month’. Before, this celebration was called Negro History Week, and was celebrated on the the second week of February. Black History Month was created in 1926 by Carter G Woodson. Originally, the first time they celebrated wasn't that bright but over time, began to get excepted. By commemorating some of the most important people in history, Black History Month is an honorary month for everyone open to it. And hopefully people can learn from it throughout your life.
Latest at Marshall-- Valentine’s Day
On Valentine’s Day here at Marshall, ASB held one of the most exciting lunch time activities, which was the Donuts on a String. For everyone who dressed up for this event, we hope you had fun at this event. As for the people who participated in the Donuts on a String challenge, we hope you had fun competing to eat your donut. Make sure you keep an eye out for other lunchtime activities hosted by the Marshall ASB!
To Kill a Mockingbird Projects
Throughout this month, all of Mr. Lulay’s 8th grade classes did a poster project about how authors challenge society’s norms through their writing. The project was made to connect many different sources of media regarding racism to the book and film To Kill a Mockingbird. Everyone spent a lot of time and effort into these projects, and they all turned out beautiful. Each group’s project expressed different thoughts about our opinions and ideas on racism as well as its origins. If you would like to see these beautiful projects, they are displayed outside of B-101 (at the end of the hall on B first floor). We hope that you do take a quick look at these projects. Who knows, it might give you the same inspiration many of the authors we saw gave to us!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Surveys :)
To make things a little more fun, we have made a new ‘segment’ to the newspaper: ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Surveys :)’. Our new idea is a survey that includes several fun questions to answer. This is not a survey about serious questions or questions about the newspaper. It is a fun survey with questions such as what two things do you wish had never been invented? The results will eventually be published in the next newspaper edition (if enough people answer it). We will change the questions every edition*. If you have the time, please fill out the survey sheet, which is included in the link below. Your answer can be completely anonymous. Thank you!
Link to survey: https://goo.gl/forms/ADsXvGWfvTybmvJu2
*if you have a question you would like included in the survey, just tell Sabella, Humneet, or Ms. Chalupsky*
Thank you for reading the second edition of the Thurgood Marshall News. We hope to release new editions soon. If you have any article ideas, we open to them. We hope you enjoyed this newspaper. Have a great rest of February!
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”
~ Nelson Mandela