Friday, September 19, 2014

Godzilla 2014 Roars Succes

   Godzilla 2014 which made $93.2 million on only opening weekend. It also made $103.4 million overseas making it come in with a breath taking of around $196 million world wide. With Aaron Taylor- Johnson as Ford Brody, Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizow, and Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody are the stars in the movie. It scored a 6.19 out of 10 in the movie theaters. Yes, they are now working on a Godzilla sequel.
  Godzilla 2, which its title is still be working on, will be released on June 8th, 2018. Gareth Edwards is returning to direct Godzilla 2 after he's done finishing the Star Wars movie he is working on right now for Lucasfilm. I also went around asking 10 random students that have saw Godzilla 2014 what they thought of it all the way around as movie. I ask if they thought it was excellent, average, or poorly. I got 6 students that said it was average, and 4 people thought it was excellent, and there was nobody that thought it was a poor movie.

The boys soccer team won last night against St. Album! The Wolves are on a comeback from a rough start in the beginning of the season, but they still have a shot at winning the sectionals if they keep play as hard as they have the past four games. Next week will be a good look at how they'll do in sectionals when play both teams from there section Huntington, and Midland. We'll keep you updated on the latest news from the boy soccer team.
    "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong."

   This past Tuesday, for KING & COUNTRY released their second album "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong." This album features songs such as "Fix My Eyes" and "Run Wild" which features the voice talents of Andy Mineo. The day the album was released, it hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts. As of today, it is No. 16.
     For KING & COUNTRY is a Christian pop band composed of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone and other band members. Their first album "Crave" released in 2012 and held tracks such as "Middle of Your Heart" and "The Proof of Your Love." In 2013, the group won the GMA Dove Award for "New Artist of the Year" and in 2012 was named one of the new artists to watch by "Billboard."
"Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong." can be purchased on iTunes for $9.99.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple came out with new information about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9, 2014. It is supposed to be released in stores this Friday September 19, 2014. With many new changes, it is sure to sell.

The new features of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include a bigger screen, better display, a thinner design, and a better camera. The iPhone 6 has a screen of 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus has a screen size of 5.5 inches. The display is now an HD retina display which makes colors brighter and gives a better contrast. Also the overall design has been thinned down. The 6 has a width of 6.9mm compared to the iPhone 5s whose width is 7.9mm. The 6 Plus has a small width of  7.1mm which is great for it's large screen size. Lastly, the new iPhones have an even better camera. They have a faster auto focus for even clearer pictures, and an all-new sensor helps focus pixels. The iPhones will also have iOS8 installed when you get them.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hawaiian Shirt Friday!

Good Afternoon students; this is Dr. Cooper. Welcome to a new year Last Sunday I pondered for 37 minutes over what to write about, and whether or not I wanted it on our blog or my newspaper column. However, after a curious pilgrimage to all the local Goodwills on Saturday with Senior Class President Joshua Billups, I knew there was only one thing I could discuss with avid enthusiasm...

Hawaiian Shirts.

They are a fascinating phenomenon; Light, comfortable button-up shirts with floral designs and unique color schemes. Hawaii's number one textile export. On the islands they are considered to be formal attire, worn in the business and government sectors. My colleague Mr. Billups and his associates have an almost-absurd obsession with this clothing from paradise. Fascinated, I sought to know exactly where they came from...

It all started on June 28, 1935 when the Honolulu Advertiser printed an advertisement for "Aloha shirts" (known as Hawaiian shirts to mainlanders). They claimed the first Hawaiian shirt was sold by a Japanese immigrant named Miyamoto Koichiro around 1915. After the June 28 advertisement, Hawaiian shirts were rapidly purchased, creating a booming new market.

Hawaiian shirts were introduced to the mainland after World War II when returning veterans from the Pacific and Asia brought home the shirts from their stop in Hawaii. Beginning in the 1950s, air transportation led to an increase in tourism to the islands. This made the shirts a hot product for tourists wanting a unique piece of Hawaii.

Pres. Billups

Hawaiian Shirt Fridays

The concept of a day for people to wear Hawaiian shirts was the brainchild of Bill Foster, president of the Hawaii Fashion Guild (yes there is such a thing..). In 1966 he introduced Aloha Fridays, where every Friday workers would replace their business attire with colorful Hawaiian shirts. It was extremely popular with young adults and soon Hawaiian shirts became common in the workplace every day of the week. Eventually "Aloha Friday" spread to the mainland, where it inspired today's Causal Fridays.

In March 2014, Senior Class President Joshua Billups began a campaign to bring "Hawaiian Shirt Friday" to Spring Valley. "Well uh me and Dylan [Smith] just decided to wear Hawaiian shirts on Friday and try to start a trend. Uh that's my quote." Every Friday Pres. Billups and two to five other people don a floral shirt in support of SV's Hawaiian Shirt Fridays.
If you wish to participate in this patriotic celebration, Hawaiian shirts are available at local Goodwills at affordable prices.

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                                Josh Billups

Spirit Week!

 Spirit week is coming up which means it's almost time for homecoming! Here are the days so you can get your costumes and ideas ready!

Merica Monday- Dress up with American spirit
Toon Tuesday- Favorite cartoon character
Wake Up Wednesday- Get out of bed and go
Throwback Thursday-  70's, 80's or 90's
Spirit day Friday- Wear Spring Valley colors


Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Announcements!

                                                          Announcements for the week

  • Jostens will be back Thursday to take graduation orders.
  • Home coming tickets are now on sale at the Wolf Head during both lunches. Cost is $35/couple and $25/single
  • If anyone is interested in joining or learning about SADD (students against destructive decisions) meet in Mr. Caudill's room 124, Tuesday morning at 7:30.
  • There will be a Spanish Honors meeting Wednesday after school for about 15-20 minutes in room 108.
  • We will have a college visit with Wheeling Jesuit University Friday at 11:00 in the guidance office.
  • The NHS is having a Membership Drive for the month of September. Stop by room 212 for an application. This is for 10th graders and up.