Friday, August 15, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome Spring Valley to the new and improved Timberwolf Blog!
My name is Cody (aka "Dr. Cooper"), one of the new co-Editor in Chiefs of this year's Timberwolf Newspaper. Now I know what you're all thinking: "We have a newspaper?" Yes, yes we do! The Timberwolf is a monthly publication posted both online and occasionally in print. We provide news on school events, sports, entertainment, student opinions, and more.
As a new leader for our publication, I want to ensure that this year's The Timberwolf is the best one yet. I have three main goals for the year:
  1. Raise awareness of the newspaper
  2. Increase readership of the newspaper
  3. Increase the quality of the newspaper
At Spring Valley, our motto is "Where excellence is expected". Therefore I seek to make a paper just as excellent. I sincerely hope that together we can make a quality newspaper that the entire school will come to know and enjoy. In order to do this we need your support!

Our first issue of The Timberwolf is expected sometime in late September. Also be sure to check our blog regularly for new posts; sometimes we write the most random things!
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http://svwolvesfootball.com/teams/?u=SVFOOTBALL&s=football&t=c
http://www.weiserschools.org/

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

To the Few Students who read the Blog this Late in the Year...

Good Afternoon Students, this is Dr. Cooper. I am somewhat overjoyed to inform you that I will most likely be succeeding the Editor-in-Chief for next year's Timberwolf staff. Go crazy. As the new Editor, my administration will give its primary focus on promoting awareness of the newspaper's existence. I will also strive to improve the overall quality of The Timberwolf, both grammatically and in quality of writing. If you are joining the newspaper staff next year, welcome. Making a quality publication is not as easy as it sounds, but it can be very rewarding. We will all need to make a commitment to make our newspaper the school's best one yet. The 2014-2015 school season will be an exciting year. I look forward to working with you.

As for me, you probably won't see any more of my Dr. Cooper Editorials in the paper. I will be busy working in the background, designing a great publication. Keep an eye out, however, for the occasional blog post I might create. It has been a pleasure to entertain Spring Valley's web-enabled with my random facts.
Live Long and Prosper.














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Friday, February 7, 2014

Uneccessary Sequels



Good Afternoon Students, this is Dr. Cooper. Today there is a large focus on sequels; Grown Ups 2,
Despicable Me 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, etc. Everywhere today we see Hollywood trying to capitalize on the success of their blockbuster movies by making sequels to stretch the dollar signs, often at the cost of a franchise's quality. Here are some movies that never should have been made...ever.


Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

Making a third sequel decades after the last movie was made usually sounds like a bad idea. In this case, it was a terrible idea. It could have been a nice campy, adventurous new Indy movie, but the plot was very poor. I mean, Communists are cool villains, but the movie had aliens. Indiana Jones does not search for aliens- he searches for treasure! Also, the part where Indy survives and atomic bomb in a refrigerator is completely...stupid.

Star Trek 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

The original Star Trek movie series was not a major box office hit, so why they made freakin ten of them is beyond me. Now, Star Treks 2, 3, and 4 are pretty good, but the next six go into a complete tailspin regarding quality. The main reason I chose these movies is because of the decision to make TEN MOVIES, when they weren't very successful at all. At least the reboot series is pretty good...


Men in Black II

Men in Black was a great movie that had a nice ending. Agent K got to retire and live out his life, and J became partners with the odd girl from the morgue. Men in Black II completely disregards that. The new partner conveniently quits, and K has to be brought back from retirement to save the day. This movie was clearly meant to stretch out the profits made from the original Men In Black, and while it may have been successful, the fact that it was produced at all disappoints me greatly.

And of course...

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

This movie isn't considered a sequel per say, but it was a continuation of the franchise. From poor scriptwriting, to Jar Jar Binks, Star Wars Episode I has been hailed as the worst Star Wars movie ever and got the entire prequel trilogy off to a bad start. Despite this, the movie was ironically the most successful Star Wars movie too, grossing over $1 billion.




Pictures Courtesy of:

http://filetraffic.eu/s/phantom%20menace%201999
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p4NJHqoojOU&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dp4NJHqoojOU
http://collider.com/entertainment/news/article.asp/aid/8049/tcid/1

Thursday, February 6, 2014

3D Baby Model?



 





There is now a company in California, called 3D Babies, where you can send your ultra-sound pictures and for a price receive a 3D printed model of your unborn fetus. The soon-to-be parents can choose between three different sizes for their baby model, a 2-inch model being $200, a 4-inch being $400, and an 8-inch being $800.



Photo Courtesy of http://www.bandwidthblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/3d-baby-size-chart.png

The parents have to send a few 3D and 4D ultrasounds to the company. The only catch is that the ultrasounds have to have been taken at least 24 weeks into the pregnancy.

Customers can decide the skin tone of the model and even choose one of two positions for it. One  is the fetal position and the other is with the arms and legs raised.


Photo courtesy of http://www.jacarandafm.com/media/uploads/2014/01/23/article-2542227-1ACE494400000578-944_634x440.jpg
After getting the ultrasounds and other options from the parents, the company can create an accurate 3D model of the unborn child. The face of the fetus is even accurately portrayed.
As if all this wasn't enough, there is an option for people who are not expecting. Anyone want a celebrity baby? 3D Babies offers a model of Kayne West and Kim Kardashian's daughter, North West. This model is only $250.

Opinions on this subject seem to be split. Some people think this is a cool idea and is the future of ultrasound and pregnancy memorabilia. On the other hand, many believe these 3D models to be very creepy and don't like the idea in the least. What do you think?






Sources: http://www.examiner.com/article/3d-babies-provides-parents-3d-printed-model-of-as-yet-unborn-baby and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/3d-printed-baby_n_4654207.html



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Promposals

Prom at SVHS is on April 5th this year, and many girls have already bought their dresses. But how many have dates? If you're a guy and are considering asking someone to prom, you should consider doing a spectacular promposal.

What is a "promposal"? Well, do you know how some people go all out to propose to someone? Well, a PROMposal is much like that, but instead of asking someone to marry you, you'd ask them to prom. Just how girls can't say no to a proposal, it's almost equally as hard to say no to a promposal.

Here are some of the best, via the @thepromposal twitter account!
If the girl you want to ask is involved in sports, make a scene at one of her games!

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For the hopeless romantic, send her a message in a bottle.
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Hide yo kids and hide yo wife, he's climbing in your windows and snatching up his prom date!
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For the nerdy!
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Every country girl's dream.

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Make sure the whole school knows she is off the market!



Friday, December 6, 2013

The REAL Greatest Christmas Movie Ever as Told by Dr. Cooper

...Is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, also known as Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation, or just Christmas Vacation. It is the greatest Christmas movie of all time and there is no denying it. A wonderfully entertaining 1980's comedy about the antics of a father trying to make the greatest Christmas ever, despite problems with the lights, exploding cats, obnoxious relatives, squirrels, a SWAT Team invasion, and that-girl-at-the-mall-with-short-shorts.

I mean, can't you see how excited he looks?!













I highly recommend watching this movie with friends or family at a Christmas party this season. If you're feeling the holiday blues, just remember: it can never get as worse as Clark Griswold had it.

And there's this guy.....







Pictures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Christmas_Vacation
http://imgfave.com/search/national%20lampoon
http://www.clarkgriswoldcollection.com/index.php/cousin-eddie/

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fun Facts

1. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.


2. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours a day.


3. When you die, your hair still grows for a couple of months.


4. Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.


5. If you have enough water to fill a million goldfish bowls, you have enough to fill an entire stadium.


6. Ben & Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to a local pig farm, because the pigs love the stuff.

7. The average person has over 1,460 dreams per year.


8. Owls are the only birds that cannot see the color blue.

9. Shakespeare spelled his name many different ways.

10.'Q' is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the 50 American States.


Sources: http://www.begent.org/funfact.htm
              http://www.sotruefacts.com/