Welcome to the official news magazine for Brooke Point High School. This is the full, online, completely colored version of the second issue of the 2015-2016 publication. Within this issue, you will find articles about our students, the community, the winter weather, the upcoming Valentine's Day season, and much more!
able of Contents OpEd: Homework over breaks?...... 3 Athlete of the moment: AJ deutel...... 4 Bp’s Academic of the moment: Hannah Philipps...... 5 <strong>The</strong> Insider on <strong>The</strong>atre..... 6 Dance Team...... 7 Summer Bummer...... 8 BE PROUD: FRESHMEN Article and Photos by Mason Russell It is still a new year and new school for many of our proud freshmen here at Brooke Point. <strong>The</strong>y have reached the moment in their lives when they must start working hard to do the best they can to reach future career goals. Many current freshmen at Brooke Point have enjoyed their first semesters here. Freshman Jordan Pitt said, “I have really enjoyed my time in high school so far. Meeting new people and attending new classes has been an enjoyable experience.” He’s not the only one. When asked about favorite class, Freshman Kaylan Aldner said, “NJROTC is one class I enjoy the most because of how active and patriotic the class can be.” <strong>The</strong>re are many freshmen here who are extremely excited for the new classes they’ll be attending. Not only that, they’re also ecstatic about sports and extracurricular activities. Freshman Jake Mendoza, a member of the Brooke Point football team, said, “If you want something, go for it. Don’t be afraid to try.” Many freshmen are here not only to learn, but to find out what their futures will hold on the long road ahead. 2 Snow Storm Survival Guide...... 9 Winter Wipe Out & Seasonal Slipups...... 10 Holiday Film review...... 11 Follow the hawkeye BPHS<strong>Hawkeye</strong> BPHS<strong>Hawkeye</strong> BP<strong>Hawkeye</strong> S o c i a l m e d i a Kaylan Aldner(Left), Jordan Pitt(Top Right), Jake Mendoza(Bottom Right) Follow the hawkeye Homework By Nathaniel Bowman and Virginia Lusker Many of Brooke Point’s students have given various reports on the school’s standards for homework over break. When being asked if homework over the holiday break was common, majority of students said yes; this includes students in AP and IB courses. It was evident that AP and IB classes were assigned much more homework than your average class, but nonetheless, almost every student admitted to receiving homework over the holidays. We then asked students if they thought homework over the break was necessary. When asked, freshman Gaby Hernandez replied, “Yes, because we need to remember the information we’ve learned.” On the other hand, junior Tiavonte McLaughlin told us, “No, because break should be a break from school, and all work should be left at school.” To support both sides, as well as state his own opinion, sophomore Alex Regan said, “If you’re in an advanced class then yes, but if not, then no.” After asking senior Teagan Sullivan, she agreed with Regan and shared with us, “I feel that for some classes it is, just so you don’t forget the material.” Photo by Nathaniel Bowman We then decided to ask the same four students whether or not they’d assign homework, and why, if they were teachers themselves. Both Regan and Sullivan agree that they wouldn’t for the sole purpose that they understand how stressing it is, especially when you would like to Over Break! spend time with family. Hernandez states, “It depends on how long break is, just to make sure they wouldn’t forget what they learned.” McLaughlin also agrees he’d most likely assign homework as well, and when asked why, he admits, “I’d do it just to be mean.” It also appeared that teachers had different opinions on homework during the holiday. When asked if assigning homework seemed necessary for their classes, AP World History teacher Joseph Bailey told the <strong>Hawkeye</strong>, “Yes, because there’s so much information and we can’t take Photo by Virginia Lusker any time off before the big test.” On the other hand, Earth Science teacher Ginger Beach stated, “No, I do not [give homework] because I need a break, and they [the students] need a break as well. I can’t speak for other teachers, but for me, no.” To switch roles once more, we asked both teachers how they felt every time they received homework over their holidays. Beach automatically tells us, “I hated it!” As for Bailey, he explains, “With regular classes- no, but with my AP classes, it gave me more time to catch up.” With what you know now, do you still feel homework over break is all that unnecessary? Tell us via social media! QOTM Question of the Moment What did you do over winter break? Sophomore Jacinta Sanchez: “Every year I go to Connecticut to visit my family.” Senior Alicia Rios: “I went to the Bahamas where my stepdad was born.” Freshman Grace Nelson: “Recovered from school.” Junior Tim Leece: “I went to Busch Gardens.” Teacher Mrs. Hunter: “I visited my family, and did not do any school work!” 3