Middle School Musings A Regular Column by Emma Teng
Before I start with the monthly updates and such, I’d like to talk for a while about an amazing experience that I had a few weeks ago-- Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour performance at the Georgia Dome! Undoubtedly, many of you fellow Swifties out there must have been there, too, and it was so amazing! However, amidst the flashing lights and between me dancing furiously during songs, I took note of the fact that several of the people around me spent the entire four-hour concert texting -- many actually never even looked up from their phones! Like, what? If you were one of those people… Guys, seriously. If you’re going to spend $200 on a concert ticket, make it count or walk out of the building and give your ticket to some poor fan that didn’t get one in time.
Now, for the monthly updates (how was everyone’s break?)! My grade just had “Coming To America” day on Friday the 13th (spooky, right?), which was a wondrous day of Mr. Stachura mugging unsuspecting students, Mrs. Babbitt yelling at people in Czech, and a dark, crowded ship (secretly Mrs. Marvel’s and the Snuke room transformed with low lighting and rubber rats). Fun, right? Also, the annual spelling bee coming up, so look forward to that! The Middle School Orchestra and (hopefully) Chorus are going on their yearly trip to Athens Regional to perform on December 9th. And of course, who could forget our lovely winter sports? Basketball, swimming, and wrestling have all started.
Okay, okay. I know that Katherine and I have already published a book review, but, I do have one recommendation for thirsty readers such as myself. I just recently finished “The Lunar Chronicles”. This recently completed four part series consists of the books “Cinder”, “Scarlet”, “Cress”, and “Winter”, which was just recently released on November 10th. This quadrilogy(Is that even a word?) basically puts an awesome modern twist on fairytales. The book titles identify all the main characters in the series, and I’m sure many of you can already guess the inspiration behind each name. Plus, this fabulous series also features betrayal, super-cool futuristic tech, and plenty of whirlwind romances, which I LOVE. But you know that already, of course, after reading last month’s review on “Shadow and Bone.” *wink wink* See you next month! -Emma Teng, 7th Grade