Fall 2013 • Hudson Country Montessori School • 340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, New York
|What Does The Fox Say?
By Penelope Milano“What Does the Fox Say?” was released on September 3, 2013. Its genre is electro-house/novelty. The title is actually “The Fox” and it’s by the group Ylvis. “The Fox” hit number six on Billboard’s Hot 100. The length is 3 minutes and thirty-three seconds. It was recorded in Roc the Mic studio in New York. So go get “The Fox” or “What Does the Fox Say?” today.
by Nicole SanchezThe Hunger Games is a film made in 2012, directed by Gary Ross. The main characters are Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutchinson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Prim (Willow Shields) and Rue (Amalda Stenberg).
The movie is about how a sixteen year old named Katniss volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the Hunger Games and is forced to rely on her sharp instincts and her mentorship from a drunken former victor, Haymitch. She had to compete against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. She also had to worry about getting sponsors. Sponsors are the people who live in the capitol and when you need supplies, only the sponsors will be able to give them to you. The movie is all about suspense, adventure, and it is also sad. I hope you have all seen this movie, and if you have, you should be excited that there will be a second movie coming out. (editor’s note: movie release date was November 22, 2013.)Word Scramble
by Ryan RussoDirections: Unscramble the letters to make a GEOMETRY or MATH word
by Zachary RosenthalThe Avengers is a superhero movie made in 2012, based off of popular comic book characters made by Stan Lee and Marvel Comics. The Avengers, is a movie that Stan Lee would call Excelsior! The Avengers takes place a bit after Captain America, played by Chris Evans, wakes up after being frozen since World War II. The world gets attacked by aliens led by Thorâ€™s evil half-brother Loki. The team consists of Captain America, Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, Thor, the god of thunder, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk. Will they save the world, or will the world have to be avenged by The Avengers?
The Avengers is a super hero action flick, and a great one at that. The action scenes are thrilling and the acting is good. The effects are also top notch, especially, for the Hulk. The only problem with the film is that it doesnâ€™t explain the villain that Loki works for. However, this might have been done on purpose to set him up for The Avengers 2, which is coming out in 2015. Other than that, The Avengers is one of the greatest super hero films ever made!
Greetings Hudson adults and children! If you are looking for a pet, I would suggest a European Shorthair. A European Shorthair is a type of shorthaired cat. European Shorthairs have a certain type of fur that make them non-allergenic. Since their fur is thick and dense, it maintains itself nicely. Brushing is necessary only once or twice a week. So, if you have allergies, this is the perfect cat for you!
|The European Shorthair originated in Sweden. This is a recently recognized breed. They were established to preserve the naturally occurring cats that have lived in European villages and cities for ages. If you give this breed lots of love and care, they will make a great new best friend. I myself own a European Shorthair, and I have severe cat allergies. And I feel great!|
Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Season at Halfway Point
by Daniel Alago
Despite being the team with the most Super Bowl wins, this season has been a disaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is the worst performance since 2006 when Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh’s star quarterback, was injured in a motorcycle accident prior to starting the season.
They will play the Buffalo Bills, a team who is also having a bad season with three wins and six losses. The hope is that this week will mark the beginning of a turnaround for the Steelers, where they may be able to start a winning streak. (editors note: the Steelers won 23-10 against the Bills on November 10 of this season.)
MLB 2013 Season
by William Barsky
The World Series just ended and the Boston Red Sox are World Champions for the third time in ten years and the eighth time in franchise history. They beat the winner of their division, the St. Louis Cardinals, in six games. The breakout player of the postseason was definately Michael Wacha, a rookie pitcher for the Cardinals. David Ortiz (“Big Papi”) racked up the World Series MVP award after hitting over .700 in the World Series. The World Series was very entertaining and a great battle on both sides, including great pitching and great hitting.
|Now to the regular season, the definite breakout player of the regular season was Chris Davis, coming from 33 homers in 2012 and 53 homers in 2013. He also led the MLB in RBI’s. Miguel Cabrera might have had a better season in 2013 than in his Triple Crown season the year before, having a much better average and the same amount of homers. For the second year in a row, Cabrera took home the Silver Slugger for third base and his second AL MVP in a row. The breakout pitcher of the year was Max Scherzer of the Tigers, with a record of 21-4! He started off the year with 13 wins also! He took home the Cy Young as well, with over 230 strikeouts.The NL MVP and NL Manager of the Year both came from the same team. They were: the manager, Clint Hurdle and the outfielder and five-tool player, Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates. The Pirates had their first winning season in 20 years in 2013There was big new this year involving Alex Rodriguez. He was accused of taking steroids and is now suspended for over 200 games. You may ask why he was suspended for so many games. Well, they have caught him multiple times using steroids before and said he planted information involving cases similar to his.||The 2013 MLB All-Star events were held here in New York at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Along with them being at Citi, the Mets own Matt Harvey, took the mound to start the All-Star Game and pitched two solid innings. Also, the Mets’ David Wright started the game at third base and was batting cleanup. Later in the Mets season, David Wright and Matt Harvey were put on the disabled list, Wright having a pulled hamstring and Harvey needing to miss the rest of the year and most of the 2014 season with Tommy John surgery. As usual, the Mets did not make the playoffs and were third in the NL East.Clayton Kershaw won the Cy Young Award with an amazing 1.83 ERA, the best in the MLB. The Rookie of the Year Awards went to Cy Young Candidate, Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays. The top news throughout the season was rookie sensation, Yasiel Puig, of the Dodgers. He had an average of .319 and 19 homers in just over 100 games (not to mention his phenomenal arm.) I have never seen better throws than some of his during the 2013 season. He also made a lot of highlight reel plays for other things, such as diving plays.Manny Machado, a hero from last year also performed greatly this year with power and many extremely good fielding plays – two taking home the AL Gold Glove for third base. It was a great year to watch and a great year to recognize the rising stars. I hope next year will be as good as this one!|
Food and Fitness
by Lisandra Perez
A lot of people stay inside and watch television all day. Most people should do something active such as tennis, baseball, basketball, martial arts, or even a couple of pushups at least once a day. There are a couple of reasons you should stay fit:
In addition to exercising, eating a healthy diet is important. You should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. You should exercise at least half an hour per day. Remember, a healthy body is a happy body!
by Matthew Conway
Hello! My name is Matthew and I’m here to tell you about the restaurant Via Vanti. Via Vanti is located in Mount Kisco. It is an Italian restaurant and “via vanti” means “the way forward” in English. When I got there I got to meet the owner Carla right away. Carla dreamed of opening the Via Vanti for twenty years.
The rooms in the restaurant are filled with pictures of acrobats. There is a room called the flying lion room. It has a giant flag in the middle that has a lion with wings. All the rooms don’t have much light. At the side of the restaurant is a rail way. This restaurant was once a train station. Carla made a restaurant out of it. The whole building is made of brick. It was built in the 1890’s. In their pantry they have lots of food. There are different stations that people work at.
|They have a very large menu. Every dish is Italian. They have delicious deserts. They serve pasta, pizza, wine, Sprite, Pepsi, gelato and more. They use alcohol to cook. They have a walk-in refrigerator. They have a very small kitchen. There are three chefs. I feel that this is a very good restaurant. Every day the owner Carla makes different flavors of gelato (Italian ice cream) with a special machine. They have about ten different salads.My tour around the building was great. Carla showed me the pantry, the basement, and the kitchen. She let me see the whole restaurant. She is a very nice person. She also showed me the flying lion room. The pantry has all sorts of foods. In the pantry they have pasta, nuttela, natural water, beans, mini marshmallows, and wine. Their kitchen has a few chefs, a large oven, and a white counter. Their basement has a walk-in refrigerator, a sink, and an ice machine.I think it’s a very good restaurant to go to. I highly recommend you go there. For more information visit their website at www.ViaVanti.com. I hope you enjoyed my review and please say hello to Carla when you visit.|