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Speech Results: 4/10/2021
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Hello Falcons!   On April 10th our SPAS speech team competed in another SCJFL (Southern California Junior Forensics League) tournament, Our team was made up of 6th-8th graders and in all we competed in five different categories: Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu, Poetry, Sight Reading, and...

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Get to Know the 2020-2021 Decathlon Team!
Get to Know the 2020-2021 Decathlon Team!
Reagan Bean, Contributor • March 22, 2021

Hello Falcons!          Here are some things you need to know about Academic Decathlon. First, the Decathlon team is made up of two groups,...

Academic Decathlon Results 3/6/2021
Reagan Bean, Contributor • March 15, 2021

Hello Falcons!   The SPAS Decathlon team has spent every Tuesday and Friday after school working together preparing for the Academic Decathlon (AJHD) competition. They practiced teamwork and communication on top of learning anything from high level math concepts to obscure grammar rules to what Pope John Paul II’s signal was for when he wanted a cookie.   This Saturday our Academic...

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Watching the 2021 Inauguration at Home
Abby Longo, Contributer • March 10, 2021

On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden was inaugurated and became president. The Inauguration took place in Washington D.C. It is a ceremony where the president-elect becomes president. During school that day, the St. Philip students got the chance to watch it and learn about the inauguration process. Grades TK-3rd grade did not watch the actual ceremony, but they did learn about it. Grades 4th-8th...

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Speech and Debate: Covid Edition!
Reagan Bean March 3, 2021

Hello Falcons! We are excited that Speech & Debate is back, with a virtual format. Our speech team will be competing in storytelling, humorous interpretation, and impromptu. For those who are not familiar with these categories, storytelling is where the student memorizes a story and performs it for the judge, acting out the actions and even voicing different characters. Humorous interpretation...

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How 7th Grade Feels About Going Into 8th Grade
How 7th Grade Feels About Going Into 8th Grade
Abby Longo, Evangeline Bicos, and Valentina Bicos June 16, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, students are getting prepared for the upcoming school year. 7th graders are getting ready for 8th grade,...

Peace builder of the Week: Sebastian Gabella!

Brynn Napierala, contributor
June 3, 2019

This week's peacebuilder is Sebastian Gabella! I interviewed Sebastian and asked him some questions. First I asked him, “What did you get your peacebuilder preferral for and who did you get it from?” Sebastian answered, “I got it for being a good junior docent to the 4th graders and I got it from Mrs.Webster”. Sebastian is very happy to get his peacebuilder preferral as well as his peers who...

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Peacebuilder of The Week: Anthony Ramirez

Gracie Watroba, Contributor
May 6, 2019

Anthony Ramirez is in 7B and is this week’s peacebuilder of the week! Anthony got it because he helped carry supplies for the 2nd graders Agape to Holy Angel Hall after school. Anthony thinks it is important to help people because that is what God told us to do. He says it brings us true happiness when we help others. Anthony thinks being a peacebuilder is being nice to others and giving people a...

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PeaceBuilder of the Week: Noelle Chua

Arthur Camara, Contributor
April 1, 2019

Noelle Chua, who is in the 8th grade, recently got a very well deserved Peacebuilder award. She received her award for helping a struggling kindergartener carry her things to Spanish class. When asked how she would recommend that students be better PeaceBuilders, she said to simply help anyone that needs help so you can brighten up their day. Noelle sets a great example for all of us and is a great...

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Wishing Upon A Star

Cecilia Kvochak, Contributor
June 3, 2019

Wishing Upon a Star             Emma had never been to Disneyland in her life. She was 12 years old and she thought it was inconceivable that her parents would not let her go. It was because her parents don't want to spend their money on such foolishness. Although she had never been to the Disney parks, she bought all the Disney merchandise. She was obsessed. She absolutely loved Disney. She...

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Jeffrey the Knight: The Learning of the Arts (Part Two)

Arthur Camara, Contributor
May 20, 2019

As Jeffrey and his uncle, the great wizard Radagast, descended into the armory, they discussed how to best approach the different challenges that lied between Jeffrey and the Juicebox. “Uncle, how do I do well on the riddles portion of the challenge?” Jeffrey asked. Radagast replied, “You must go back to school for that. At school, you must visit the Academic Olympics team to learn about how...

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Jeffrey the Knight: The Quest Begins (Part One)

Arthur Camara, Contributor
May 6, 2019

There was once a young knight-in-training named Jeffrey. Jeffrey lived in a magnificent castle, as he was the son of the wonderful King Aldous. The royal family lived a lavish life and was very happy. However, young Jeffrey had no friends. He was lonely and spent most of his time in his father’s castle. However, one day, Jeffrey was sad. King Aldous asked him, “Jeffrey, why are you so sad?” Jeffrey...

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Meringues

Nicole Smith, Contributor
May 27, 2019

This week we are making meringues. To make meringues you need:   Ingredients: 4 egg whites 1 pinch of salt ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar 1 ⅓ cup sugar ½ teaspoon of lemon zest Directions: Preheat the oven to 275°F and line cookie pans with parchment paper In a none greases bowl, whip together the egg whites, cream of tartar and pinch of salt until they look...

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Dark Chocolate Fudge

Alisa Balian, Contributor
May 20, 2019

Have you ever wanted a quick chocolate snack but had minimal ingredients? Here is an amazing yet simple recipe for dark chocolate fudge. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 can Sweetened Condensed milk (14 ounces) 2 cups (1 12 ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside. ...

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Cooking: Tres Leches

Nicole Smith, Contributor
May 13, 2019

  tres leches cake   Ingredients: One box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup water ½ cup oil 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 juiced orange 1 ½  zested oranges Whipped Cream: 1 cup of heavy cream ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract ¼ cup sugar   Directions: Preheat oven...

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