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Volume 3 January/Februrary

Grand Park By: Ashley Harrison


Grand Park is the new sports campus that is being built. The park is going to be about 350 acres big. This thoughtfully-designed sports campus will feature a full-range of championshiplevel outdoor facilities. These facilities will include baseball, softball, and field games such as soccer, football, rugby, field hockey, and lacrosse. Surrounding the fields will be dining, retail and entertainment venues, all geared toward supporting and enhancing the family sports atmosphere and experience. More than 500,000 sports visitors are expected to participate in or attend events at the facility annually. Building on the state of Indianas long and storied sports tradition, Grand Park will be a premier location for athletes, visitors and the local community alike

Harry Potter: Awesome or Awful?

By: Megan Jones


You should know, or at least heard about, Harry Potter. You know the movies and the books, all of it. Some people love it, and some people hate it. I wanted to hear both sides of this debate thoroughly and tell all of you the reasons for these peoples opinions in a completely unbiased way. Lets start with the people who dont like Harry Potter, which was 25% of the people I asked believe it or not. Why didnt they like it? The main reasons that I got were because after awhile they said that the books got repetitive. You know a bad thing happens then this solved, bad thing happens again. And the other reason is some people simply dont like magic. Now, the other 75% of people loved Harry Potter. There are many reasons for this one. Lots of them simply said everything. Now, other people loved it because it was a n adventure in a whole other world, it has complex magic, no boring parts, it was a long series, the writing style, and simply because it was fun. I now see both sides points of veiws and I have shared them with you. Now I said I would give you these facts from an unbiased point of veiw so of course I can not say that I love Harry Potter, no matter how much it may be true, because that is unbiased. I also could not say that I think the people who hate Harry Potter just dont know what theyre talking about. See I did nt say those things and am therefore completely unbiased. Now, youve learned two things! Both sides of the Harry Potter debate, and what biased means!!!

Westfield: #48 out of 100 on Best Towns to Live in

Even though Westfield is about 20 miles away from the capital city of Indiana, Indianapolis, there is plenty of job options right in town; major employers like Indiana Mills & Manufacturing and Porter Engineering Systems. The schools are

among the best in the state! Also, the high school students SAT scores rank in the top 10% in the United States. Westfield is also a good place to live, not only the schools and the community, but Westfield runs its own race. Its called the Grand Junction Derby. Its

basically the mini version of the Indianapolis 500. At this event, residents of Westfield race homemade soap-box cars. Not only is Westfield a great community, its getting larger and larger. More stores, banks, schools, and more residents. Soon, there

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SOPA and PIPA Trying to Censor Internet


By: Connor Buckingham

Do you like watching videos on YouTube with games as the video? Well if President Obama signs yes to SOPA then you cant do that anymore and it will be illegal. People cant get big on the internet from what they used to be doing. Do you say yes to SOPA censoring the internet. Internet Websites like Google and Wikipedia and many more

put a Black Bar on their logo on their sights in protest of the SOPA Act. If the SOPA Act does go into affect people would not be able to post any trailers for they would get arrested for Copyright and also get sued by the company who

made the trailer. Right at this moment Obama is thinking about Vetoing the SOPA Act because he is all about jobs and this gives people jobs. Some people are going to protest if he signs yes to SOPA because then they will be out of their own jobs and have to get leaving their home type of jobs. I think that Obama should veto the SOPA Act for I dont want to see a banner on a video because it has a copyrighted video or picture in the background. Do you think that

Were Number 1 By Kaelyn Billstrand

Westfield, Indiana is currently number 48 out of the 100 best places to live in the United States and number 1 in Indiana. This is because our public schools are some of the

best in the state and our high schoolers' SAT scores are in the top 10% in the country! Many Westfield residents can find jobs right in town. Two major employers that are providing jobs in

Westfield are Indiana Mills & Manufacturing and Porter Engineering Systems. Adding to the many things to do in

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Tiny Tower: Pixel People


by: Nicky Robinson

This app is fun and free! On this app you have your own little tower. If you keep at this game you could have your very own, mini skyscraper! This is what happens: You start with an apartment and a lobby. You have virtual pixel people. You buy floors with the money you make off your shops, restaurants, and the people who live in the apartments (aka the resident fee).

Just like a real store, you have to buy and stock up your shops. You can buy up to three things for each store or restaurant. If you want to buy two different items to sell you need two people to work there. If you want to sell three things you need three people to work at the store or restaurant. You can also name your shops and apartments! There is more to this app. But I think you should check it out.

This game can be addictive but it is fun and family friendly. I rate this app 4 out 5 stars. Bye for now!

7th grade Girls Basketball Introducing the wonderful Westfield Middle School 7th Grade Girls Basketball players: Mad Underhill, Alora Arnold, and Alena Nusbaum! Alena is The A team works on the B team, but the rest of them are on the A team. Aloras birthday is March 23rd, Mads is February 22nd, and Alenas is April 18th. During the tryouts, they said that it was very challenging to make the team, and it was very intense. In the future, they think the team will well together. be okay, not good, nor bad. They say that the A team works very well together, but the B team just works okay together. The main thing that they work on in practice is dribbling and shooting. They dont work on that much passing. The first game was good, but they needed to work a little better on defense. All of them have the same favorite player; Cody Zeller. He plays for Indiana University.

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Giants vs 49ers Giants play the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers and the Giants have both been in this position before. The 49ers have actually been better than other team I think they are better than the Saints or the Packers. The 49ers havent been to the Playoffs for 11yrs. Its unbelievable that the 49ers went 0-16 8 years ago.

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Halo vs. Modern Warfare


We all have heard of Halo and Modern Warfare, but do you know the consequences behind them? Out of a survey of 10 people, 7 played violent video games. Sure, a few games with bad influential things in it wouldnt be completely harmful, but there are some things that can be very bad to the human being. Some parents wont let their child go near games with guns in it or blood, etc. The reality is that it can harm people. Maybe not physically (but maybe so), but bad people could get more bad, harmful ideas. Some think that they are just fine to give to children; others are
We all have heard of Halo and Modern Warfare, but do you know the consequences behind them? Out of a survey of 10 people, 7 played violent video games. Sure, a few games with bad influential things in it wouldnt be completely harmful, but there are some things that can be very bad to the human being. Some parents wont let their child go near games with guns in it or blood, etc. The reality is that it can harm people. Maybe not physically (but maybe so), but bad people could get more bad, harmful ideas. Some think that they are just fine to give to children; others are completely opposed to even letting them go near them. I think its time to see/hear both sides of the story.