IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME…
Here we are with another amazing issue of Rods Rag! The group (currently) includes:
Me (Connor Sanders) from year 7,
Alex Saunderson from year 8
Charlotte Paul from year 8
Hannah Williamson from year 7,
Cara Prowling from year 8
Zak Kershaw from year 8
Cameron Saunderson from year 11
Joseph Keirl from year 8
Rebecca Squires from year 8 and
Cameron Pattison from year 8
This term we were devastated to say farewell to science teacher, Miss Dunne. We wish her all the best of
luck on her new adventure in a country considerably bigger than ours. You can see what she had to say
about her journey and time at Rodillian see page 2.
However, we know that you are not only interested in what goes on in school so we have covered news
such as: Fall Out Boy’s epic return (Enthusiastically reported by Cameron Saunderson!); this month’s top
fashion and a fantastic Batman Arkham Asylum game review.
Finally, we have packed this edition full of: fun competitions; recipes; horoscopes and poems for your
If you would like to join our club then come to Miss Yates’ fantastic room on Thursdays after school. We
are aiming to make all people entertained, and we appreciate your support and welcome your ideas.
Trying to make your life worth living, Connor.
Q) How long have you
been working at
I have been working
here for about 18
Q) What do you like
best about Rodillian?
The pupils they make
my job very
Q) How did you
become a science
I became a science
teacher after I went
to Malawi and saw
education was to
young people plus I
Q) Where are you
I am going to Sierra
Leone in Africa.
Q) Who are you going
I am going with a
charity called V.S.O
Q) What are you
going to do there?
I am going to be
working with adults
and children in the
community and teach
them about HMV and
the importance about
Q) Are you going to
stay in contact with
I am going to try and
keep in contact with
my friends and family
but the connection
might be a bit
Q) Are you excited?
Yes I am very excited
but I will miss all the
By Cameron Saunderson
Four years ago a disaster
happened. A disaster so
monumentally life changing that
nobody since has talked about it,
only silently hoping that one day
it will get better. Well that day
has come... Fall Out Boy are back
and they've promised a brand
new album. I'll give you a minute
to Dance, Dance.
The band have kept this news
under wraps for quite a few
months according to frontman Patrick
Stump who said in one interview that a journalist had caught him leaving the studio where 'Save
Rock and Roll' was recorded but didn't ask anything about a reunion. There was a teaser in a tweet
by blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan which said: "Sources have confirmed Fall Out Boy are writing a
new album. You heard it here first". This, as you can imagine, tested the internet to its limit with fans
taking to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to voice their excitement about this news.
Fall Out Boy's record company then request for Beau Bokan to remove the tweet which was then
followed by the blessthefall man saying he doesn't care. About a week later Fall Out Boy officially
announced that they would be getting back together and that they would be playing the Leeds and
Reading Festivals next August. To further accompany the reunion they played three intimate shows
in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York and they then flew over to the UK for another show in
The London show sold out extremely quickly and fans were so excited that they started queuing
outside of the venue at 7.00 in the morning, and you can feel their dedication when you remember
just how cold the past few months have been. One girl, Kerrang! Reported, travelled from Ireland at
3.00AM to make sure that she was the first in line. This here is the effect that Fall Out Boy has on
people. The band then, obviously astounded with this amount of dedication, bought pizzas for
everybody in the line because Pete Wentz said "we don't want our fans starving to death as well as
freezing". This alone shows how much the band cares about its fans.
When we talked to a Rodillian student, we asked him what he thought of the big reunion and all he
could do was scream. We then thought to ask him whether the he would be getting 'Save Rock and
Roll' and before we finished the question he answered... Yes of course.
With the biggest reunion of the year just happened and the new album coming out on April 15th
there is not much to look forward to in the next year apart from Leeds/Reading Fest which will
hopefully be the sign that Fall Out Boy are back and they are ready to go back to the top.
? Brain Teaser?
Q = what is that thing which you can destroy by saying its name?
A = the silence
Fact of the month!
01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 is the binary code for hello!
Chocolate Rocky road
200g of chocolate broken into pieces small to medium square baking tray
2-3tbs golden syrup Greaseproof paper
135g butter Freezer bag
100g mini marshmallows Rolling pin
200g digested biscuits large non-stick saucepan
Icing sugar Fridge
1) Line the baking tray with
2) Place the biscuits in a freezer
bag and then bash them
with a rolling pin till you
think they are small enough.
3) Melt the chocolate in the
pan on low heat and stir
until they are melted.
4) Add the biscuits and
marshmallows to the
chocolate mixture and carry
5) Tip the mixture into the lined
tray and level the top
6) Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and then cut into similar looking
pieces, sprinkle a little icing sugar and then you are done.
Festivities in a Frost
If you want to know your future and fast, then here is what you’re looking for.
We judge your fortune by star signs to if you don’t know your star sign just
read the text in bold.
Capricorn (22nd December till 19th
You desire an object that you are
struggling to get but you will
achieve to get what you want if you
persist from a different angle.
Sagittarius (22nd November till
You might have a profiting deal
soon but you just have to look for it
and this might be in an antique shop
or maybe it’s with a family problem
that you are using to your
Virgo (23 rd August till 22 nd
Don’t hide your emotions waiting
for someone to ask you how you are
because it will only end badly if you
don’t tell someone your emotions.
Pisces (19th February till 20th
You and your friend both want
something but you will get it if
you persist hard enough and it
will be rewarding but if you don’t
get what you want it will end in a
Aquarius (20th June till 18
Someone is annoying you and
has lost your sympathy but don’t
turn on them because they will
get over what is upsetting them
on their own.
Gemini (21 st May till 20 th June)
You are searching to confide in
someone because you have great
worries that burden you and you
can’t find a solution.
Cancer (21 st June till 22 nd July)
You are waiting for something
and your anticipation lightens
the mood of everyone around
you but don’t use this to your
Taurus (20 th April till 20 th May)
You are looking for something in
your life to change that will lead to
something completely unsuspecting
but weather that is good or bad
depends on what you are looking
Aries (21st March till 19th April)
Your luck has changed for the better
and people close to you are starting
to appreciate what you do for them.
Leo (23 rd July till 22 nd August)
You are missing someone who
has left forever or a long time to
a faraway place so you are
hoping that some miracle
happens but don’t get your
Libra (23rd September till 22nd
People in your life are falling out
but don’t side with anyone
otherwise your social life will fall
apart. Just say your friends with
both of them and don’t want to
Scorpio (23 rd October till 21 st
Someone’s behaviour is
upsetting you and you need to
talk to them heart to heart and
ask them to stop what is
upsetting you otherwise it will
The music in this movie is good because it ranges between many genres so it has 80s
music all the way to modern music. When the producers were looking for people to be
in this film, they wanted to find musicians that were also good actors.
The movie’s actors:
Anna Kendrick plays the character Becca in this movie. She is a really good singer as
well as a good actor in these (and many more) films:
Twilight 1, 2, 3, 4(part 1) acting as Jessica Stanley;
Scott pilgrim vs. the world acting as Stacey Pilgrim and
What to expect when you are expecting acting as Rosie.
“Filming pitch perfect was a hold new different thing...” says Anna “… because I never went
to college and this is me experiencing what college is actually like.”
Skylar Astin plays the character Jessie Swanson. Skylar is a brilliant actor plus he has a
tremendous singing voice. He has been in the movies:
Hamlet 2 acting as Rand Posin;
Ace in the hole acting as Tod Morella and
Wreck-it Ralph acting as Roy.
Plus, he has been on the televisions shows ‘Love bites’ and ‘Girls and house’.
“As soon as I had finished working on pitch perfect all the girls lined up outside my hotel just
to see me” says Skylar.
Ester Dean plays the character Cynthia Rose. Ester is a brilliant singer and actor but she is
mostly good at singing because she used to work with Drake and Chris brown. Ester is more
into the music industry than the acting one.
“'I loved filming pitch perfect because I got to sing my original song which is S&M although
Rihanna brought it out as a single but I wrote that song for Rihanna.”
That is just some of the actors but there is a lot more!
The overall rating I would give it is… 5/5
This a good film because it showing teenagers other genres of music and it doesn't all have to
be Justin Bieber or One Direction. But also you can enjoy the music more if you don't know
the songs because it sticks in your heads then you can and search for that song.
Thank you for reading; hope you enjoy my article.
By Alex Saunderson.
Black Veil Brides - Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild
By Cameron Saunderson
The setting is somewhere in the
future. A malevolent force called
F.E.A.R has taken over the world
and has stopped all free thought
and expression. There is a group
of rebels who call themselves the
Wild Ones who are fighting
against F.E.A.R in order to return
the world to its former glory.
That is the setting to the new
concept album by Black Veil
Brides… and it is brilliant.
First of all, and most importantly,
the concept… You can hear that a
great deal of work and time has gone into the making of this, the concept itself is
so detailed and deep that it makes the listener(you) believe that this is actual real
life. The concept is so brilliant and well-thought out that the Brides’ long-time
friend and collaborator (who has made every single one of their music videos)
Patrick Fogarty has made a film which is a visual representation of the concept
which is within the album called The Legion of the Black. To maintain the concept
throughout the album it is dotted with F.E.A.R transmissions in which William
Control (Aiden frontman) tells us what is going on through the story.
Now to the music. It is something of a rock opera which contains several violin
interludes playing underneath the F.E.A.R transmissions and the spoken intro
Exordium and then its own track which was composed by rhythm guitarist Jinxx
and is a transposition of the intros from previous songs. It also has a few star
studded appearances from The Used’s Bert McCracken who brings the same
craziness and insanity to Days are Numbered and a special appearance from The
Voice USA runner up and Andy’s girlfriend Juliette Simms. Altogether the music is
brilliant and original and you can hear just how much Black Veil Brides have
actually improved since their first album (We Stitch These Wounds). There is also a
lot less of the ‘outcast’ image presented which in turn adds to the brilliance of the
album since both We Stitch These Wounds and Set the World on Fire both strongly
used this image.
Overall this album is one which will propel Black Veil Brides into the limelight and
hopefully make all the many haters of the band into lovers. With its musical
ingenuity and the amazing concept and film behind it, it is sure to be a hit with
everyone who listens to it. This year is the year that will send Black Veil Brides to
Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of
the best superhero action games
ever released and it continues to
be a common favorite among
gamers and superhero fans alike.
Arkham Asylum is set in the
medical facility which is commonly
mentioned in the Batman comics
and the Christopher Nolan trilogy.
Arkham Asylum is home to the
criminally insane which appear to
be every single one of Batman's rivals
and is run by a power hungry warden Quincy Sharp and the often corrupt security
guards who bully and sometimes work with the inmates to help them escape and
wreak further havoc on Gotham City.
The game starts with a lengthy cut scene which shows Batman dragging his arch-
nemesis Joker back to Arkham after he escaped with the help of his henchmen.
There is a ten minute introduction with Batman having to escort the Joker back
inside the maze that is Arkham Asylum and along the way meeting probably one
of the most terrifying Batman villains Killer Croc. After this Joker breaks free and
assumes control of the asylum and creates a number of challenges for Batman
and with the help of The Riddler, who adds riddles and puzzles all over Arkham it
adds a whole new dimension to the game.
The gameplay in this game is simple but exciting. The attack buttons are requiring
a simply mashing of the square and triangle to knock out all of your opponents. It
is only when Joker decides to give his army of henchmen guns or inject them with
some of Bane's strength venom that combat becomes exciting and challenging
since you have to explore other routes and methods to take out the now tougher
Altogether the game is just brilliant and it is not one that you want to miss out on
just because of the brilliant voice acting and the super exciting gameplay coupled
with the intellect that needs to be applied to play. It may be old but it still is
better than games that are being put out there
Does this look cute to you?
Visit http://cuteoverload.com to see
more of these and be amused by
the creatures of the world.
I give this a rating of 8/10 stars.
This is because of the capability to share the photos on Facebook,
twitter and even directly to your email. If you really enjoy viewing this
site then you could comment directly on the site for free with no sign
up! This site is viewable anywhere and is not blocked on
leedslearning.net so you can view it in school. There are even gif images
(images that can move like an infinite loop video) on the site so you can
relax watching animal videos. However, (in our opinion) it lacks
complete adorableness. Or as I say it, there aren’t enough cute photos.
Here are a few samples of our favourite photos on the site with their
They Wouldn’t Let Me Cover
the Westminster Dog Show
Some People Have a Birthday
Today What is this thing?
Rodillian Rocked by second Half
Surge From Cardinal Heenan
Rodillian had to pick
themselves up after a thumping
defeat from Corpus Christi with
a tough fixture against Cardinal
Rodillian went to Cardinal with
a small but good small but good
squad which included a few
debutants including Jacob
Rotheram. The match begun
with Cardinal pilling lots of
pressure on Rodillian but the
Black and Whites came up with
the first points of the match
through a mini break from
Captain for the day, Cameron
Pattison. Who won a penalty
and from the quick tap
Rotheram went over for a try.
Rodillian then doubled their
money when late in the first
half prop Ryan Wright scored,
8-0 at halftime. In the second
period Cardinal came out all
guns blazing and their stand
out player raked up a quick fire
double to put Cardinal 10-8 up.
Rodillian got back into the
match when Pattison dummied
a pass and then went over for a
try but that was the last time
Rodillian troubled the score
Even though Rodillian’s defence
had improved through people
like Joe North, Cameron
Pattison and pretty much the
whole team but that didn’t stop
Cardinal’s attack ripping us to
shreds as their stand out player
conjured up several tries to
leave the finally score looking
like this: 22-14 to Cardinal.
All though Rodillian lost they
can take heart from this defeat
against a high flying Cardinal
side who gave Corpus a run for
their money last time out.