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Pokemon Adventures 2: A Haunting in the Old Chateau

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As Inya and Charmander walked in Eterna Forest, they came across an old house as it started to rain. 

“Quick! In here!” Charmander and Inya ran towards the chateau. They walked onto an old rotting porch covered in vines. The porch light was an old gas lantern that hung on a hook. It burned slowly as they walked up towards the old oak doors. The windows were stained glass, all of them red and gray. The roof was covered in vines as well, and above the porch was an old porch that overlooked the forest below. Charmander walked up towards the doors and knocked. The door opened.  (more…)

H-V-CW-E6: Excerpts from The Journey Journal of the Bazildine Warrior

Tyronaian 12, 2134

Dear Journal,

The twelfth day of the fourth month of this year. Today is finally the day. This is the day that the Bazildine Warriors leave to defend their homeland of Bazi. As a reporter, this journal is the only thing I carry upon my back. My name is Rairyn and I chose to accompany this team of elite fighters on a “road trip” to save the territory we all call home. I don’t know what lies ahead, but I do know who we are after. (more…)

Fear of Myths

For most of us, myths are fun ways to explain our existence, explain why things came to be, or to demonstrate our creative thinking. This is simply not the case for those with mythophobia…

Mythophobia is known as the fear of myths. However, it is also known as the fear of false statements. Most often, people have this fear because of two reasons. One may be their particular religious beliefs. Some people are afraid that the higher entities portrayed in mythology may be real. These higher powers may have complete control or be evil in mythology, and the person may feel that the entity could harm them in reality. The other reason may be that they were lied to, and are afraid of being lied to again. Those who have mythophobia may refuse to read certain fiction books or see theatrical plays that may contain aspects of mythology if they fear mythology, or may not believe anything that they hear if they are afraid of being lied to. (more…)

Teach Team Repair Services

Tech Team Repair Services

Phone screens crack and shatter so easily, and NEAAAT’s own Terriyon Brown and Ethan Nixon are here to help. These two students are starting a business for repairing phone screens called Tech Team Repair Services. Repairing phones isn’t all that they do either. TTRS also does web design and computer repair.Terriyon Brown started repairing phone screens last year as a mini business. “I needed the money, and I had the skill. People just started coming to me and assumed I knew how to fix their screens.” This side job continued to grow, as did Brown’s credibility because he received more and more business from students at school. Coach Harris recommended that Brown develope his tech repair services into a business. “Ethan came in on the business because I don’t have very good social skills and he is better than me with web design.” Tech Team Repair Services was born.

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The girl who ran

Bethany looked out at the water. Her eyes glazed over with tears. Part of her heart died with her friend. Esmee was her best friend who could no longer sit out on the beach with her. Bethany was bitter, Esmee’s own father had killed her. He was a drunk who was arrested for child endangerment and manslaughter after that night. (more…)

Is Rose Quartz Not What We Think? (Steven Universe)

Everyone says Rose saw the beauty in everything, that she was kind to all, and did what was right for Earth. I, however, think that this is just one side of Rose. The only side that they saw. I actually think Rose was not so great of a person, or gem, for that matter. Don’t believe me? Just think about it. What part of Rose did everyone else see? The part where she created Steven? Or where she grew moss? Even the part where she cared for the members of her team. We saw how she protected Earth, and how she let Garnet be a fusion– I believe that this is only one part of Rose. You may not have noticed some things that don’t exactly make her the gem that everyone portrays her to be. (more…)

Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave. Schizophrenia affects people differently. Some might have hallucinations, while others may hear voices. Those with this disorder have to deal with these things whether they like it or not. They lose all sense of reality and are basically living in a “fairytale”. Many people with schizophrenia have to live like this because they don’t believe anything is wrong with them —they believe everything is fine. Those who don’t get help with this disorder usually go onto become homeless (6%) or are put away in homes that will treat them with the help they desperately need. (more…)

Coaches and Fairy Tales

Hello NEAAAT, do you remember when you were younger? Did you read or believe in fairy-tales? Well, I know that you don’t have to be young to love them! I know that some of our middle grades coaches are still in the fairy-tale spirit, like Coach West, who likes Cinderella because she “wanted to be the one who grew up and had the chance to dress up in a beautiful ball gown and meet my Prince Charming and live happily ever after in a castle”. Or even like Coach Spruill who was always fond of Beauty and the Beast because he believes “in the innate goodness of humanity, even if that goodness is covered up by our baser nature”. (more…)

Einstein’s Riddle

Einstein’s Riddle or the Five Houses Riddle is said to have been invented by Einstein. He said that ninety-eight percent of the world would not be able to solve it. Though this is only a myth, this riddle is exceptionally hard to solve. It is a logic puzzle that makes “solvers” use simple (so it seems until you try it) deduction. It took me about an hour to solve this riddle so you may take less time or more time, it depends on how concentrated you are. (more…)

Anthrocity: The Map to the Diamond

“Long ago, there was a species called, ‘Hoo-mans’ they evolved into what we are now. There is an ancient story from long ago… There was a nation called Brittania. It was an island nation with a beautiful Queen named Victoria. She had an amazing diamond named the Koh-i-Noor. One day, they hid the diamond, in a remote jungle. They have a map, but it was lost to time.” said Rika. “It was never found.” (more…)

Valentine’s Day at NEAAAT

Happy Valentines Day NEAAAT!! I hope everybody had a wonderful Valentine’s day with their friends or just staying home and watching Netflix. Either way, I hope everybody had a wonderful day! Anyways, Valentine’s day is supposed to be a day that is filled with love and friendship. Our coaches usually fill their day with love by following simple traditions or just celebrating the day with their friends and family. For example, Coach Spruill usually takes his wife out to dinner and then goes to see a movie (depending on what’s playing). Coach Luther and Coach McNeill normally do something similar and have a nice dinner with their family. Coach Luther loves making goodies, so her family gets a lot of desserts, along with handmade goody-bags that she makes for her kids. (more…)

Rhapsody of the Daisies

It was a cold night in New York City. The wind whipped and flowed like a waterfall filled with snow. A man walked through Central Park. He looked up at the biggest skyscraper in New York. The Soon-to-be Empire State Building. It was bright so that the workers working on the tower could see. It shined like the sun in summer. Sadly, Central Park had been transformed into a small city during the Great Depression. The name of said city was Hooverville. The man sighed as he walked past the small shanty town. He walked towards Broadway. The theater was glistening and beautiful. He walked towards backstage and went towards a room. (more…)

Is 100 Too Much?

The hunt for 100 consecutive wins by the University of Connecticut (UConn) women’s basketball team is getting closer to the finish line. The UCONN team has reached a point where they seem “unstoppable,” as they have won 99 season games in a row. The Huskies will be going for their 100th tonight (February 13, 2017). This elusive dynasty hasn’t lost a game since November 17, 2014; they lost in an overtime thriller to the number 6 ranked Stanford. (more…)

The Fear of Love

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what will you do as the fear of love grows stronger?

Philophobia can be defined as the fear of love and has been described as one of the most “unusual fears” that people have. It is known to be more common in women than in men. Philophobia can lead to other fears, such as xenophobia, and can cause you to ostracize yourself from others, become more introverted, or become depressed. Often, it is triggered by the bitter memories of an earlier engagement or marriage. However, philophobia is triggered for different reasons. Some people are too ashamed of being rejected by their potential lover. Others have been divorced and do not want to feel heartbroken ever again. Others who grew up with parents in a “bad relationship” may fear getting into the same situation and may avoid love altogether.

When exposed to a loved one, common symptoms of philophobia include:

  • Being Constantly Uptight
  • Panic Attacks/Extreme Anxiety
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Dizziness/Nausea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • An Intense Desire to Avoid Interactions with a (former) Loved One

Exposure to the lover whom you may fear can gradually help you to overcome your fears. Supportive friends, counseling, therapy, and even medication have been known to help reduce the effects of or completely get rid of the fear of love. There are also many anonymous forums and websites where others like you are struggling with their fears, and you can receive advice from others who know about philophobia and who can help.
Sources:

http://philophobia.info/what-is-philophobia/

http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-love-phobia-philophobia/

https://www.healthtopia.net/disease/mental-health/phobia/philophobia-fear-of-love

 

Coach Scurria: Valued Volunteered

Coach Norman Scurria, a retired engineer, helps tutor students after school in math and assists Coach Alcott in her math classes. Coach Scurria says about NEAAAT, “This educational initiative at NEAAAT is a model for what all education will become, so it is rewarding to be involved in building the models within an educational system. I can’t think of anything more rewarding to me than helping a student learn, especially in this environment where students seem to have an above average desire to learn and a good attitude about learning in general. I think it is doubly rewarding for me: to help someone learn who wants to learn. I don’t think it gets better than that. Just being involved with NEAAAT, regardless if it is mathematics or in any other capacity, is exciting because this is the next generation of how to learn and what to learn.” Coach Scurria is a valued member of the NEAAAT family and his continuous support is welcome and appreciated.

5 Mini-Mario Theories

Welcome back to the theoretical corner of the newspaper, THE CONSPIRACY CORNER. Today I will tell you ten mini-theories about your favorite guy with a red hat… MARIO!

All the games are Princess Peach’s propaganda

What if all Princess Peach is trying to do is cause propaganda by making it seem as if Bowser is the villain, but in reality, Peach is the evil dictator. Peach also never increases the security in the mushroom kingdom. The games have never been from Bowser’s point of view but instead Mario’s. What if Peach is tricking Mario into her getting “kidnapped.” (more…)

THE BEST JOKE EVER 10/10

Once upon a time, there was a mini wheat. Yes, like the cereal. Just a normal, old mini wheat. One day he was out for a walk and he saw a frosted mini wheat. He had rarely seen one before so he thought, “How can i become that great?” So he asked, to which the frosted mini wheat replied, “I fasted for a day.” He thought, “Oh, okay, I can do that.” So he did, and he became a frosted mini wheat. (more…)

Timmy Turner, Danny Phantom: SAME PERSON???

Welcome back to the theoretical part of TNT. How cool would it be if Timmy Turner grew up and became Danny Phantom? SUPER COOL!!! They both do look very much alike from the hairstyle, thick eyebrows, and blue eyes. Even both of their parents look and act similar. Do these Nickelodeon shows have a secret connection between Timmy Turner and Danny Phantom? Well, I will answer that question today. (more…)

The Butterfly Effect

Happy New Year NEAAAT! I can’t believe that it is already 2017! Only 18 weeks (90 school days) until summer! Time does fly when you’re having fun. Speaking of time flying… have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? Well, the Butterfly Effect, also known as “sensitive dependence on initial conditions”, is a concept where small events now can have larger effects in the future. Scientists call it The Butterfly Effect because a man named Edward Lorenz suggested that “ a flap of a butterfly’s wings might ultimately cause a tornado”. This concept is commonly used in writing and literature. It normally ties into the theme of time travel. (more…)

Tuna Salad

Since it is time travel week, let’s throw back to the seventies when plastic character lunch boxes were huge. Yeah, lunch boxes with creepy My Little Ponies or Care Bears. Let’s explore one of the things that might have been in those lunch boxes: tuna salad. It’s been around since canned tuna was a thing. Did you know the first can of fish was created in 1795? Tuna salad can be a full meal, but if you want to make it more filling just add crackers. (more…)

The Science Behind Santa Claus

Merry Christmas everyone! Today I will be explaining Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, or Father Christmas. Let’s get started!!!

There is approximate 2 billion children under the age of 18 in the world. Religion narrows down 15% because the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist don’t celebrate Christmas. So that’s 378 million children. To confirm this, after watching The Santa Clause, on one line says Santa delivers to millions of children. According to the census, the average children per home is 3.5, so that’s 91.8 million houses. (more…)

Zuchinni Pasta

I found out there are a lot of vegetarians at our school! So, for two more issues, I’ll do vegetarian or universal recipes! This recipe can be vegetarian or meaty linguini! This is something my mom has made, not my favorite anymore because we eat it often. Frankly, I’d rather eat French fries (winks), but the healthier the butter, erm, I mean, better!   (more…)

TNT’s New Year’s Goals

Hello NEAAAT community,

The NEAAAT Times has been working hard to provide you with abundant material every two weeks that represents our team. You’re welcome.

On a much more serious note, I am very proud of the team of writers and artists that we are and how we work together to complete each issue. As a team, we decide on a goal to reach for how many things to publish that week. We have discussions in our meetings about topics to write about. It is our pleasure to make content for the community to enjoy. So thank you, for enjoying.

As the new year rolls around, we want to promise you that we will be publishing at least 8 more themed issues before the school year ends. It is our goal to continue to work as a loving team to publish a minimum of 20 things every issue. If you have any suggestions for how we should improve, please leave them here in the comments.

Thank you and Happy Holidays,
The NEAAAT Times

Origin of Cerberus

You descended and boated through the river Styx where your judgment for the rest of your life awaits in the underworld. You dreadfully, sluggishly, and slowly walk with the crowd to decide to go the Fields of Asphodel, Elysium, or if you have truly done bad to the world, the Fields of Punishments. You hope for Elysium, or even the Fields of Asphodel when you see him. He towers over you, growling and snarling from three heads! You look up to the three heads, and you’re terrified, one wrong step and you have no chance. You recognize him, Cerberus. The guard of the Greek Underworld. How did he originate you ask? You didn’t ask? Well, here is the origin of this beast of a dog!

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NEAAAT’s Mistletoe Dance 2016

One of the most memorable moments for a student is their school dance. So NEAAAT is holding their very own semi-formal dance! The Mistletoe Dance will be held on December 16th from 6 pm to 9 pm. The dance will take place at Williams Hall on the ECSU campus. Tickets are on sale now and will be until December 13th. Single tickets cost $20, but you can get a price $15 if you donate a gently used coat. Couples tickets will cost $30, with a reduced price of $25 if a coat is donated. Photos can also be purchased. Leah Simpson Photography will be taking the photos. Attire is meant to be appropriate and holiday themed semi-formal. All outfits are expected to follow the school dress code as this is a school event. Refreshments will be served. A link to a flyer with more information can be found at https://www.smore.com/eanqt I hope to see you there!

 

NBA Talk

With the fifth week of NBA season upon us, to many NBA fans, this season seems, “a little messed up.” An elaboration that from an anonymous student was, “With the trades this offseason and many all stars with new teams, there are tons of teams that were really well last year that is really bad this year.” As an avid NBA fan and die-hard Atlanta Hawks fan, I can in a way agree with the statement by said, student. If you decide to read on, this article will touch on how this season there is quite a bit of confusion and also what quite a few fans hope will happen this season. (more…)

ALIENS @ NEAAAT???!!! (And How To Spot Them)

Hello, readers, it’s your favorite inquisitive journalist back with another report on the strange happenings at NEAAAT. I’ve warned you about vampires and ghosts, but now there is something far more, out of this world lurking around the halls at our school. One of our very own staff members could possibly be an alien. Now, I’m not a snitch, so I won’t tell you who this teacher is, but I will give you some warning signs to look out for.

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A Brief History of Science Fiction

It can be complicated to define a genre as wide and broad as Science Fiction being that we have more than six-thousand years of literary history with almost all of it dealing with fantastic elements. Science Fiction is widely thought to have branched from the Fantasy genre. In early history, literature focused on gods and beings with godlike powers, this is evident in popular literature like Homer’s Odyssey and the Iliad, written in this time. However, during the 17th through 19th centuries literature changed for the average reader in both Europe and America. (more…)

NCAA Football Playoffs Predictions

Alabama, Clemson, Washington, and Ohio State: these four teams are the top 4 on the NCAA football rankings going into week 14. Like many years, Alabama Roll Tide is the favorite to win the NCAA football championship. Meanwhile, from what I have watched this season, and read many articles, I have alternate predictions. Before those predictions are stated, the facts must be stated.

Alabama is the only perfect record team with a 12-0 record. Clemson, who is right behind the Roll Tide with an 11-1 record, but in the 3rd spot. Washington, who is 4th, behind a great season, their record is a blistering 11-1 as well. The Ohio State University Buckeyes are in the 2nd sport with an outstanding record of 11-1 as well.   (more…)

Farrago Chapter #1

Even though the foul smell of the station is enough to make any person’s face scrunch up, the subway is the easiest way to get around New York City. The people in the station all have their heads down as they push through the crowd to get to their destination. Neither Andrew or I, stand out in the crowd of people who stare at the ground. Our movements are just as hurried and purposeful as the rest of the busy people. (more…)

Organized Madness #4

To preface this, I will say that having topics prepared is a wonderful blessing that you should never take for granted.

I assume that anyone here reading this was looking for it specifically and has lamented its absence in recent times, though what strange tastes one would have to have to seek out this kind of insanity that I spew forth from my maw atop this digital soapbox of mine I haven’t the foggiest, seeing as how I, the creator of this contemptible amalgamation of words that vaguely make sense when put together and at the same time end up frighteningly close to pure madness that is being referred to as an “article,” to the insult of the word article, and even the idea of an article, hold this manuscript of insanity in the highest orders of contempt, and always regard it with complete disdain for its sporadic and unpredictable, yet wholly predictable, oxymoronic and occasionally outright hypocritical assemblage of words and phrases that it molds around “news stories” and injects with purified filler. (more…)

Theories and Tales: Mystery or Science? #3

*Disclaimer: Due to amount of super scariness and sarcasm reader may experience various side effects

Voting booths, elections, debates‒all entail a quadrennial ritual of American culture. The government has been subject of many conspiracy theories. The secretive nature of politicians and their habit to lie every other sentence give way to many ideas and theories of strange happenings within the “belly of the beast” (aka our government). Many people have theorized that the government has and is being run by lizards or lizard people. Whether this is true is not, is yet to be disclosed.   (more…)

NaNoWriMo Teaser: The (Not So) Golden Days

Audrey Wallen was the daughter any parent would kill for. She was beautiful, intelligent, and dedicated. All of her teachers loved her. She was the president of the student government, head cheerleader, and her grades were perfect. She was popular and had a boyfriend that most girls would only dream of having. No matter how perfect her life seemed, she still was not satisfied.

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NaNoWriMo Teaser: Warrior Princess

Summary: Reya was born a princess, but no one told her. She was also born with special abilities and has to learn how to control them. She was put in a camp to get to use them but what was going on was that the point of the camp was to pick out the weak from the strong. Now Reya not only has to survive but has to protect her family. If she ever gets out what will happen to her? What will happen to her family and friends? Will she be able to live in peace, or on the run? (more…)

NCAA Basketball Preview

The Armed Forces Classic is a traditional set of games, usually between four ranked College Basketball teams. The games are played at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. The games are on Friday, November 11, they will be the first games of the NCAA men’s basketball season. The first game is at 7:00 pm with the number 10 ranked Arizona Wildcats pinned against the number 12 Michigan State Spartans. The second game will be played between the number 3 ranked Kansas Jayhawks facing the tough number 11 ranked, Indiana Hoosiers. (more…)

NaNoWriMo Teaser: Mars Girl

“Ten…”

She could feel the rumbling of the space ship start.

“Nine…”

The boys with her were crying.

“Eight…”

All she could feel was fear.

“Seven…”

She left her friends.

“Six…”

And her family.

“Five…”

She wouldn’t be able to come back.

“Four…”

She knew that.

“Three…”

She was shaking, or maybe it was the rocket.

“Two…”

The voice over the radio was getting faint.

“One…”

She had to be ready. Novani Purila put her hand on the button, taking deep, shaky breaths. The tears in her eyes were practically blinding her, but that didn’t stop the trained 5-year-old astronaut. She cared for the two boys in the rocket with her, who were actually children of the friends of her parents’. Romeo and Antonio Bruno, Italian twins. Each was 4-years-old.

“Lift Off!”

Then they were off, into the abyss of nothingness, on their way to the rusted planet Mars.

Oh my, you must be sort of confused on how such young children are flying rocket ships to a very dangerous planet. Well, let me help you out. At the time that Novani, Romeo, and Antonio were being hurtled into space, it is the year 3045. Well… at least when they were sent to 1789, around the time of the ending renaissance. Oh yeah, time travel is a thing too. Technology became so advanced, that you can communicate through time periods.

This launch took place at a base in a deserted area, even a set of islands you might say. A better name for these islands is “Hawaii”, but in 2367, they became an independent country, deciding to change their name to “Ikaika”. Ikaika means “strong” in Hawaiian, so what better name?

Oh look, I’m getting off track.

The base was very hidden in Ikaika but was blasted to bits from the lift off. The ship was very nice, but it would only take a few months to get to Mars. Six to be exact.

Novani’s breathing became softer. More humane. “No errors”-another relieved pant-“Everybody is safe, and we are on our way to Mars..” The five-year-old stated. She heard cheering in the back, as everybody now knew the mission went as planned. For now.

Little did our Novani know that she would be introduced to real world suffering. Real pain, real death, and real love.

NaNoWriMo Teaser: Farrago

Danny Stewart had no idea that trying the new fad energy beverage would have such negative consequences. First, herself and everyone around her are completely dependent on the drink and obsessed with everything about it. Second, it has ruined the economic status of the once booming New York City. Third, it is has inspired a fierce hatred of the drug that she must succumb to if she wants to help her family and fight the Farrago Corporation from the inside. (more…)

NaNoWriMo Teaser: Gone

Keira, Sara, and Mason all wake up to a devastating site. They wake up to find their parents dead. Fifty-thousand humans are left on Earth including Keira, Sara, and Mason after an extinction of life on Earth thanks to an injection given to these 50,000 humans when born. These humans are also special. They are all given one power one of which to bring back the dead with a terrifying cost. Will they ever learn how to love life again? If so, will life on Earth be repopulated? (more…)

Topics in Natural Science: Psychology

This time, because I have a very loose definition of what is “natural science”, I want to talk about a certain topic that I’m most interested in: psychology. Psychology is basically the study of how your brain is wired. I’ll be skimming the surface of psychology this issue, because the topic is very advanced and branches off in many different directions. We’ll focus on two facts that I have found to be most relatable at our crazy teenage years. (more…)

Demons Out of the Mirror

Warning: Contains Gore

Dearest Daughter,

   If you’re reading this, then I am dead. Your father must have told you that I died from a severe fever and had lo leave this earth. The gift I leave you is the blue and black diamond encrusted mirror. This mirror is yours and only yours. Don’t let anyone else touch it and don’t give it away. When you grow older, and you have a daughter of your own then you may give it to her but no one else. I apologize that I couldn’t give it to you personally but the world was ready to take me away, and I was ready to go. (more…)

NFL Week 7 Injuries

This NFL Season started 7 weeks ago. During these 7 weeks, many injuries have occurred to point out I have missed the injuries of the past 6 weeks, I will do them for this week and so forth.  

Let’s start with LeSean McCoy running back (RB) for the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, McCoy tried playing after injuring his hamstring, as a result, his team thought it was best for him to be benched for the rest of that game. (more…)

Theories and Tales: Mystery or Science? #2

*Disclaimer: Due to amount of super scariness and sarcasm readers may experience various side effects

Semi-lit roads with dead and crackling leaves underfoot. The noises of overjoyed children cut through the otherwise still night. Porch Lights attract bugs, and more pests (i. e. Small children). This can only mean: Halloween. Small children dressed as other-worldly beings and stereotypical princess’ and Batman run from house to house to beg for candy from strangers, though this goes against everything our parents told us (unless it’s from strangers in white vans, which is perfectly acceptable). How “TRICK OR TREAT!” became the traditional fall mantra, is a tale for another day. My tale for this week is: Mothman. (more…)

Random Answers to Random Questions to Random People #1

How would you spend one million dollars? 

    I would probably fund an action against potato abuse

Do you think penguins can fly but are just too lazy? Why or why not?

   Based on a penguin (looking at you, Sarcastic Penguin) I know I believe that they are just lazy creatures. Penguins are magnificent creatures that should be able to fly and it makes no sense for them to not have the ability to fly. (more…)

One for the Ages

The last year that the Chicago cubs won a Major League baseball world series was in 1908. The last time that the cubs went to the World series was in 1945. The Cubs have won two World series pennants, and 17 national league pennants. The Cubs had one of the biggest rebuilding periods; they are also the only team that has had to wait 108 years before returning to the world series. (more…)

NEAAAT Spirit Week 2016!

Hello NEAAAT!

This year’s NEAAAT Spirit Week will be as following:
Monday, October 31st – Movie Monday (Come to school dressed as one of your favorite characters!)
Tuesday, November 1st – Twister Tuesday (Twist your gender on this day!)
Wednesday, November 2nd – Wake Up Wednesday (Wear yourPJs to school!)
Thursday, November 3rd – Time Travel Thursday (Dress up in a getup from the past!)
Friday, November 4th – Festive Friday (Wear your favorite holiday festive wear!)
We can’t wait to see everyone dressing up next week!
Thank you,
NEAAAT SGA

Ghosts @ K.E. White

NEAAAT just can’t seem to escape the spooky this month. A chill runs through the K. E. White building, no matter how hot it is outside. In the morning hours before school begins, a strange whistling sound can be heard in certain areas of the building. Witnesses have seen weird, transparent figures lurking in corners and deserted rooms. No one likes to be left alone in this building filled with spirits. Doors open and close on their own (maybe with some spiritual assistance). Everyone is really freaked out by the surrounding circumstances. (more…)

The Science Behind the Ouija Board

As many of you know, the spookiest board game is the Ouija board. Well, in my opinion the scariest board game is Jumanji but that’s in a whole different universe so yeah. That’s a theory for another issue. Anyways, if you don’t know what the Ouija Board is, it is a board with the alphabet, 0-9, yes, no, goodbye, and sometimes hello. (more…)

Who Is Harambe? A Summary of Our Lost Gorilla

Harambe was a 17-year-old gorilla, who was born in 1999 and died in 2016, causing all of the memes and jokes you see today. They will probably die out before the year ends. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Harambe just as much as the next guy, but really? Are all these jokes and memes necessary? Harambe was 440 pounds and is best known for his death, that was caused by a mother letting her kid fall into the gorilla cage. (more…)

Organized Madness #3

Written: 10-12/16

To preface this, I shall say that the time is nearly upon us. I can see that you’re reading this again (I actually can’t, but the-lord-that-should-not-be can). And as such, I have concluded that you are here to read another piece of contemptible reporting and borderline cultist propaganda. So I stand here on my digital soapbox to regale you with the tales and adventures of our school. And so, I issue you a welcome to the zanier side of the newspaper. Where the sarcasm flows like rivers. (more…)

Interview of NEAAAT’s SGA President, Grace Bassett

NEAAAT SGA President

Question 1: How does it feel being the SGA President of NEAAAT?

Grace answered this question with an amazing and enlightened attitude, which made me feel better about my first interview. She began with how she didn’t really feel like she would win, and when she was told on that day in class, she began jumping up and down. “I was elated,” Grace told me, “…The other campaigns were very good, and I was very surprised to have won.” Grace got a lot of love from her coaches and student body, and she is very grateful. (more…)

Vampire Infestation @ NEAAAT

Strange things have been occurring at our school lately. Rooms in the far reaches of the building have been sealed off, with only certain teachers being allowed in the area. Students have been leaving class, only to be seen later in the day in the office with no memory of the absence. Not only this but many students report finding puncture marks on different places of their body, with no explanation of where they’ve come from. Bats have even been seen in the darkest corners of Moore Hall. (more…)

Theories and Tales: Mystery or Science? #1

*Disclaimer: Due to amount of super scariness and sarcasm readers may experience varying side effects

Welcome to this newfound column. In it I will attempt to explain strange conspiracy theories, and even some popular ghost tales. Suggestions are also welcome (so long as they are REASONABLE). If you want an explained story or theory, leave them in the comments. Enjoy, and at read at your own risk! (more…)

NEAAAT SGA Election Overview

In the last two weeks, the NEAAAT SGA (student government association) candidates campaigned and gave speeches. These candidates, no matter the position, put a lot of their time and effort into their campaign. Due to the recent storm and Remote Learning Protocol, the SGA candidates have had some limitations in their campaigning process. However, they have found ways to work around these “bumps in the road”. They have found ways to get their message out to the student body—like by recording their speeches and sending them out through a powerpoint or sending campaign emails. (more…)

Origin of Unicorns

When you think of supernatural stuff you think of things like ghosts, werewolves, goblins, and zombies right? The normal run-of-the-mill, “scary” creatures that are featured in many creepy tales. Well, let’s expand our normal perimeters of supernatural and add unicorns to the list! That’s right, unicorns. You wouldn’t think those things would be supernatural, scary creatures seeing as they are often thought of as gentle, sweet friends of princesses, and plainly stated, not intimidating. Think again! Unicorns can be terrifying creatures with hooves of steel, and a sharp horn on their head.  They have unbending wills and a fierce temperament, you don’t want to cross them. You can’t even kill these creatures without being only half alive, as said in Harry Potter! Lets dive into the origin of these terrifying, supernatural beasts.

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Who is Chase the Goose?

Chase the Goose is a Canada Goose that has a disease called Angel Wing. Last year a few NEAAAT students started to care for Chase the Goose and make sure that he had food. The students were also working on getting their plant plans approved so that they can plant on the Gilchrist building’s pond. This could qualify as a Wildlife Refuge with food, water, and shelter. The wildlife refuge would help all of the animals and insects around the pond to survive and thrive. (more…)

The Supernatural Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, has had scientists puzzled for ages. Planes, boats, and submarines go in, and somehow they don’t come back out. There has been no official explanation for why aircrafts and watercrafts mysteriously disappear.However, there have been many theories of paranormal, extraterrestrial, and scientific theories. (more…)

Donations to The NEAAAT Times

The NEAAAT Times is a student-run, electronic newspaper at Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT). Every 2 weeks, over 30 students work together to write, edit, and create content for the NEAAAT community to enjoy. We are looking to purchase a year’s subscription to Grammarly Premium, an editing software, to ensure that the content The NEAAAT Times publishes is free of grammar errors. We are hoping to raise $150 in donations to purchase the editing software. If you would like to help The NEAAAT Times out in our efforts to make our content and our website more professional, any donation would be highly appreciated.

To make a donation, please write a check to NEAAAT with “newspaper” mentioned on the memo line. Thank you and please enjoy your time browsing our website. 

Grace Bassett,

Senior Editor of The NEAAAT Times

A Tribute to Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was a 24-year-old Miami Marlins Pitcher in the MLB. He was recently killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. Fernandez was a Cuban baseball player who had to leave his home country at the age of 15 to achieve his dream.

A little after 3:15 on Sunday, September 25, 2016, Coast Guard officials found his 30-foot boat flipped upside down on the north end of a rocky, near the entrance of the Miami Harbor. Along with Fernandez, two other bodies were discovered, one on the rocks and the other two were in the water. In regards to the privacy of the other two men, their names are being held until relatives are notified.

Fernandez was a big part of the Miami Marlins and was beloved by his whole team and most MLB fans. He had outstanding stats which show when you see his 2.86 ERA, 182.1 innings pitched, and 13 home runs throughout the 2016 season.

I feel that Fernandez deserves a real tribute. He was a legendary pitcher in the making. On the pitcher’s mound on the Marlins field, a memorial was put together. I personally liked Fernandez, even though I don’t watch baseball much, but he had to be one of the best all-around baseball players of this era.

To read more go to, http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/

 

Organized Madness #2

Written: 9-29/16

To preface this, I will say it once again (as I did at some point in the last 12 lunar cycles) that I do not have a strange, unnatural inclination towards, nor fixation/obsession with, parentheses. I see you’re here again, reading this. Or maybe you’re new and don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. Both of which are good. In either case, welcome. Welcome to the zanier side of the newspaper, where the sarcasm flows like rivers. (more…)

Sports @ NEAAAT

After two meetings with many parents, students, and staff members fully engaged Julie Tunney, and the distinguished board of parent and student representatives has decided to move on with what almost 75% of the school wants. These meetings were put in order to talk about the possibility of having sports here at NEAAAT. After many considerations, and careful thought processes the group of representatives has come up with a way to have a step stool foundation on having sports at NEAAAT. (more…)

Jose Fernandez Tribute

Jose Fernandez, a former Miami Marlins Pitcher in the MLB was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. Jose Fernandez was a Cuban baseball player, who had to leave Cuba at the age of 15 to achieve his dream. At the age of 24, he died in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach.

A little after 3:15 on Sunday, September 25, 2016, coast guard officials found his 30-foot boat flipped upside down on the north end of a rocky near the entrance of the Miami Harbor. Along with Fernandez, two bodies were discovered, one on the rocks and the other two were in the water. In regards to the names of the two men, the names are being held until relatives are notified.

Fernandez was a big part of the Miami Marlins team, he was beloved by his whole team, the fans, and most MLB fans. He had outstanding stats which show when you see his 2.86 ERA, 182.1 innings pitched, and 13 home runs throughout the 2016 season.

But I feel that Fernandez deserves a real tribute because he was a legendary pitcher in the making. On the pitcher’s mound on the Marlins field, a memorial was put together. I personally liked Fernandez, even though I don’t watch baseball much, but he had to be one of the best all-around baseball players of this era.

 

To read more go to, http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/

Nod to Kaepernick

On Sunday, September 4 a U.S Female soccer player named Megan Rapinoe followed in Colin Kaepernick’s footstep by kneeling during the National Anthem, calling it a “nod to Kaepernick.” Kaepernick has been getting bashed for doing this. Rapinoe stood not only for racial reasons, but because she as an LGBT individual feels like her liberties haven’t been protected. “I am disgusted with the way he has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this,” Rapinoe told ESPN’s Julie Foudy, “It is overtly racist: ‘Stay in your place, black man.’ Just didn’t feel right to me. We need a more substantive conversation about race relations and the way people of color are treated.” She claims that overall, it’s been positive hearing from those who are inspired and those who are outraged but thinks that both are incredibly important. I agree with her. She is an American LGBT citizen who deserves the same rights. Although I may be a Christian, I respect her for standing for what she believes in.

Best Place to Survive – The Apocalypse Theory (7 Days to Dies)

Today I will be making a theory about 7 Days to Die. It’s not really a theory, more like the safest place on Earth to survive the apocalypse. Yes, you may have already seen this on Game Theory by MatPat but, the video is blocked. So today, I will be paraphrasing the video. I will still include the link to the video at the bottom to watch on your other devices. So let’s begin!   (more…)

Symera Hall Sensation

Right next to the NEAAAT building, Moore Hall!

If you’re wondering, Symera Hall is the building right next to the (regular) NEAAAT building with all the boxes and people. Do you know why those people and boxes are there? Well, the answer is that they’re restoring and sanitizing the building so some of the future grades at NEAAAT can move into the building when they come here. Don’t get too excited though (I don’t know why you are), this isn’t confirmed yet and maybe they’re just going to use it for an event or maybe it’ll come back and connect with the regular college campus once more. In my opinion, it’s cool how they’re talking old buildings and giving them a new purpose.

Here’s a little history about the building: Symera Hall was built in 1912 and is believed to be the second-oldest structure on the ECSU campus. Originally for women students, its normal capacity was 99 people before going out of service. It was rebuilt in 1949 following destruction by a hurricane, then had several renovations. Symera and Lane Hall are connected by a small area formerly known as the “Captain’s Cabin”, then a faculty dining area. The building is named after Symera Moore, wife of the first ECSU leader, then president, Peter Moore. This building has a lot of interesting history I didn’t know until now! So, here’s a question. Do you think they should make it a part of this school? Or should they leave it to rot like before?

 

 

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Ask Athena #1

My boyfriend is an antisocial person but I’m not and sometimes it becomes a problem, I’m not sure what to do. He doesn’t really talk to me during school, but when we aren’t in school he’s completely different. How do I tell him that I want him to talk to me more? – _Help_

 

Dear, _Help_

Seeing as you’ve come to me, I’m guessing you’ve already brought this problem to your boyfriend. If not, this is the first thing you should do. It’s hard to solve a relationship problem if only one person in the relationship knows about it. If he only talks to you after school it might be that he’s uncomfortable talking to you about other people. This could be a fear of criticism or scrutiny. In other words might be afraid that your friends will pick him for talking with his relationship partner which sounds silly that it happens. When telling him you want him to be more social, ask him after school. Since based on what you’ve told me he’ll be more comfortable. Hopefully, he’ll confide in you and you both can talk it out and find a solution.

 

P.S. Keep in mind that the solution may not be something you completely agree with, but relationships are all about compromise.

Love, Athena

 

Coach Hedley’s Super Power

NEAAAT's Newest Middle School Coach

Coach Joseph Hedley is the newest middle school coach, teaching design principles. Coach Hedley was born here in North Carolina, and then after a couple years moved with his family, including his younger brother and sister,  to Macon and Athens Georgia. While Hedley lived in Georgia, he went to college at University of Georgia for 4 years (GO DAWGS). After spending 15 years in Georgia, he then decided to come back home to North Carolina and has lived here ever since.
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Weekly Horoscope! #1

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You are extraordinary, someone very close to you will make a move, but don’t push it!

Leo (July 23 to Aug 22): You are fierce and courageous! When you help someone in a tight situation you will be rewarded greatly.

Virgo (Aug 23 to Sep 22): A large amount of money is coming your way, but don’t get greedy!

Libra (Sep 23 to Oct 23): Don’t get too cocky! This week you will have to be very outstanding to the people who matter most to you, or they might stab you in the back!

Scorpio (Oct 24 to Nov 22): You are strong both physically and emotionally! Don’t let anyone judge you… or else.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 to Dec 21): You may not be the strongest, but you have skills on your side. You will make something to be loved by many people, and fame will come your way.

Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19): YOU ARE CRAZY! Everything that happens makes no sense to you, but all you need to worry about is having a good time!!!

Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 19): You are royalty! All the other zodiacs revolve around you! You are the most FANTABULOUS zodiac! Make the rest of them bow down to you.

Pisces (Feb 20 to March 20): You are the purest blood out of the zodiacs, you are caring and should not stop either! What comes around goes around!

Aries (March 21 to April 20):You will start to see a real positive change in a troubled relationship today  and it might be in a direction you weren’t expecting.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20): If you have been struggling with planning an event or party, it’s time to cut yourself some slack. Get a team of your favorite people together to help you out and things will start to feel fun again!

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): This week you will be reunited with your true love, this will be one of the happiest moments of your life.

Hate on Kneeling Down for Rights

Throughout the NFL pre-season and now regular season, Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco’s 49ERS refused to stand when every other person was standing during the National Anthem, along with other team mates. He’s getting hate from all over the country for what some call “Indecent” and others call “The right thing to do.” He later explains why he did this to NFL Media. (more…)

Fruit Parfait!

What would a superhero be without their SUPERFOODS? You may be asking, “what the heck is a superfood?” Well, a superfood is a food, like watermelon or blueberries, that is PACKED with vitamins and nutrients. The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter here at NEAAAT and sometimes breakfast isn’t easy. So! A quick and easy breakfast, that is made of multiple superfoods, is a yogurt parfait! Yogurt parfait is a fancy term for breakfast yogurt with toppings. (more…)