Don’t Stress Because It’s Okay

Don’t Stress Because It’s Okay

A good percentage of the world is made up of teenagers. Teenagers go through puberty and may regret a lot of things they do in their teenage life. For one thing, it’s scary for teenagers if they don’t have a plan, as in not having colleges lined up and picked out, not knowing what career to pursue, and not having straight A’s as expected.

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

The 2017-2018 school year has been here for almost 5 weeks now! Plenty of scholars were very excited because they were able to meet new teachers and finally get to be in a higher grade. Whether you’re a newcomer in high school or middle school or were here last year, you have a brand new set of goals for the school year and a whole new set of challenges.

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Teacher's Appreciation Week

Teacher's Appreciation Week

The weeks of May 1 - May 5, 2017, and May 8 - May 12, 2017, were Teacher Appreciation Weeks, in which we say “thank you” to the wonderful teachers who taught us over the course of the year. My wonderful teachers, Ms. Felder, Mr. Collins, and Ms. Robinson are just some of the amazing sixth grade team that helps all of the sixth-grade scholars.

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Why Is It So Hard, But Look So Easy?

By R’Nasia Murphy Photo by www.pitsco.com.

MAY 22, 2017: Did you know that building a solar car is harder than it seems? You could make five without any kind of progress. I made three solar cars with my friends and teacher and none worked. The worst thing is, I found nothing wrong. Videos about building a solar car are no help. So, what's a good way for making a solar car? And most importantly, why is it so hard?

First of all, there's a lot of measurements that require the usage of rulers that many people aren't familiar with. Second, there's a lot of instructions that make it hard to see what's actually happening and how to do it. Sometimes the supposedly helpful pictures aren't so helpful. The picture may be paired with step two but is next to step four. The car can require welding. But, most people aren't very patient which is a needed skill for welding. And, you must wait a long time for the welder to become hot. Then you have to be careful with it so you won’t burn yourself or others...glue guns included.

Is there ever a perfect way for making solar cars? The main task makes you use and think of the measurements and designs which are something I’m not fond of. Do you think you would do good at creating a solar car? I know that even though it is hard, I will keep trying to make an awesome solar car that is lightning fast!

R’Nasia Murphy is a 6th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.