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!
Summer bummer By Shelby Baird and Colleen Parker Think about it: are you happier in summer or winter?! Why is this? Lack of school? Warmer weather? <strong>The</strong> <strong>Hawkeye</strong> Staff asked people around school what seasons they fancy. Of course, most people love the warmer weather. You’re out of school, pools are open, and the possibilities of summer are endless. Winter is pretty dreary compared to the summer’s heat and awesome waves. But its important to remember that winter has its perks, such as snow days, hot chocolate and building snowmen. See what BP students have to say about which they prefer. Would you want a luau in December? Would it go along with the it seem even snowy weather or make colder? We asked, Senior Austin Miller seems to think it would not be so great. He explains ,“You do not wear many clothes during Luaus, I don’t think you would be ready for winter if you had one.” Miller may be correct in saying this. However, Sophomore Shane Butler disagrees, “I think wearing a coconut bra and grass skirt would be fun in winter.” Megan Kleinshans exclaims, “Sure why not? It might be fun.” Perhaps BP should have a winter luau next year! What would you bring from summer to winter? Kleinshnas responded, “I would bring the summer flowers.” Butler enthused, “I wish that the pools would stay open because that would be really cool, you could slide down the slides, and it would be great!” It would be pretty amazing to slip down 8 It’s no slides in the snow , although you might fun get frostbite! Miller said, “<strong>The</strong> heat and the freedom you without get during the summer are some things I would the sun definitely bring to the winter.” People do have more freedom in summer to go to pools and summer barbeques. Winter you can keep you stuck inside with a sudden blizzard giving you time for a nice movie and hot chocolate. Summer’s heat is like no other here in Virginia, winter can be very chilly! It makes people miss the summer’s rays and beautiful rivers and streams. Kleinshnas stated, “I miss summer during winter because I miss all of the beautiful colors. In the winter the colors are dull.” Butler said, “You have more free time during summer than winter.” With school, after school activities, and family during winter, it does seem that you have more time in summer to do whatever it is you really want to do. Miller stated, “I was originally raised in Texas, so the winter here makes me miss the winter I used to have over there in Texas.” Whether you revel in the heat or cringe in the snow, extreme weather tends to displease most. With winter still in full swing, the BP community is dying for a little bit of sunshine in the cold corner of Stafford, Virginia. Photos from mr-miller.com and cliparts.co BP’s Declassified Winter Survival Guide By Grace Duckworth, Kayla Hilado, and Jane Pierce Winter is coming. Which means snow, cold, and snow days. Even though this happens every year, it still comes as a shock. So, how can you survive when winter comes and smacks you in the face? Relax; we have your back. Just like Adele’s newest album, the temperature is dropping, so it’s Sophomore Brook Atteberry’s winter essentials “My Scooby Doo blanket, hot chocolate, and my TV…but it has to be a Charlie Brown Christmas” important to keep warm. “I have to have sweatshirts and warm clothes,” explained junior Brenna Rodgers. Wearing layers and scarves is an easy way to staying stylish and cozy. Though they may not be fashionable, fuzzy socks and slippers are a must have for cold feet. With the cold, comes dry air, which sucks all the moisture out of you. Keeping your skin hydrated is really important to staying comfortable and looking good. “I use chapstick and lotion,” freshman Tori Del Toro commented when asked how she combats winter air. Not only does lotion work as a moisturizer, it also doubles as a static neutralizer for hair. <strong>The</strong>n come snow days, a gift from the gods. <strong>The</strong>y are a surprising break from school when you get to relax, but what is there to do besides just sitting around? You could make the best of your time and catch up on homework or sleep. Many students including Del Toro, Rodgers, and Brook Atteberry mentioned that they like to watch movies or play videogames on their days off. It might also be fun to put down the screens and just head outside and enjoy the snow. Try to get outside and enjoy the snow, maybe have a snowball fight with some friends. One of Virginia’s biggest snowstorm was the knickerbocker storm on January 27 and 28 in 1922. It snowed as much as 90cm! Surviving winter is a struggle. Luckily for you, you have these tips that ensure that you will make it through! 9