The Greenwood Science team participated in the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday and Saturday. Chase Glatz earned the Hope Award for presentation speaking. Hannah Olson earned a 2nd Place Award, and an invitation to present her project on Recycled Water at a Renewable Energy Sicience Fair in Philadelphia this summer. Alan Everett earned a 1st Place Award, the American Society of Civil Engineers Award, the Pennsylvania Society of Engineers Award, the Harrisburg Society of Professional Engineers Award, and 1st Place in the Engineering Category for all of Junior Division projects. Collectively the awards amounted to $700 in prize money. Great job Greenwood Science Team.
The 2017 Prom Season is approaching quickly. If you haven’t gotten your prom dress yet here are the trends of 2017 and some ideas.
Some trends appear in the blink of an eye, some stay constant, and others reappear after a while. Bling has always been a statement at proms and still is. Crop prom dresses were also very popular last year and still are. Illusion prom dresses with mesh can always be seen at every prom.
The new trends for this year are blues, ball gowns, velvet, and lots of floral, including embroidery.
The Switch has become Nintendo’s fastest selling console ever and they will be upping the production from 8 million to 16 million Switches being made. Despite that fact Nintendo Switches are sold out in every store at the time I am writing this article, they are slowly coming back in stock and there are still ways to obtain a Switch or at least a way to get a good deal. GameStop, a store where you can purchase all of your gaming needs, is offering a deal where if you trade in a PS4 you get $200 worth in store credit to put towards your purchase of the Nintendo Switch. Gamestop is also offering $175 in store credit if you trade in your Xbox One and $150 if you trade in your Wii U or 3DS.
Nintendo has released more classics, such as the Super Mario series, The Legend of Zelda series and the Pokemon games than any developer I have ever known. They have provided many hours of fun throughout my childhood, especially when I would play with my friends. It has been over 4 years since Nintendo released the Wii U, and to some people that may sound like a long time but in consoles years that is short. For example the xbox 360 came out in 2005 and has games still being created and released for it (although few and the games that do come out for it are toned down due to the 360’s lack in graphical power).
Nintendo decided to release their new console early due to the disappointing sales Nintendo had with the Wii U. Nintendo revealed their new console the Switch back in October 2016. The Switch would have the ability to “switch” back and forth from a handheld gaming device to a home console gaming device. Fans were eagerly awaiting Nintendo’s new product and when Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was announced along with the Switch the Nintendo Switch sold out on the first day that consumers could preorder it.
GameStop’s deal will last from March 22 to 26, so if you are in the market for a Nintendo Switch, get out there and buy one!
On May 19, 2016, Greenwood High School held it’s annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for members joining the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the French National Honor Society.
In all 27 members joined Spanish NHS, 3 joined French NHS, and 27 were inducted into the National Honor Society. The night was peppered with multiple student speakers including Kevin Sheaffer’s opening address, Adrik Woodard on scholarships, Hannah Bryners views on service, Libby Baker’s experience with leadership, and Harlie Strohm’s raw view on character.
Members were introduced with a short biography, and were then presented before the audience. Greenwood’s Jazz band performed, and the ceremony was concluded with light refreshments and pictures all under an hour.
When Greenwood students were surveyed about their plans for this summer, many of talked about the same types of things. These students suggested that instead of school work, their summer this year would be packed with just work, whether it’s working at a pool as a lifeguard or on a farm as a farmhand. Other students suggested that they would be looking into colleges or getting really to attend the one they’re already accepted to. Vacationing and traveling throughout the United States are the plans for many this summer. Some students talked about volunteer work or going to different types of camps over the summer. The rest of the students that were asked, talked about how they planned on playing their favorite sports throughout the summer and catching up on the sleep they lost throughout the school year.
By: May Fry
“So what makes the Wubble bubble ball so special? It’s made from top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff that makes it squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight and allows it to be inflated to a gigantic THREE FEET TALL. […] The best part is that the Wubble is fun to play with indoors or outdoors, all year round.” This is how the Wubble Bubble Ball website opened, so I thought, you know what, let’s do it.
Instead of getting this 3 foot ball, I myself, bought the ‘tiny’ version. The big ball costs anywhere from $8.99 – $19.99 without shipping and the tiny one is between $3.99 and $9.99 without shipping. I have played with both and honestly I have got to say that they are worth the money.
This bubble-like-ball is quick to blow up and extremely fun to play with. The large ball takes about 25 minutes to blow to its full size using the helium can and the tiny ball takes about 10 minutes or so using the blow tool. Before you can blow them up you have to put petroleum jelly on the hole and maneuver the selected blow up device in it, but after fighting it for a little while, I got the hang of it.
When it finally came to actually playing with the ball it was fantastic. This ball worked just like the website bragged it would! It floated around like a bubble but it didn’t pop and was more latex-feeling than anything. It was light weight and easy to throw, floating through the air like a bubble. I also may have thrown it at my almost-two-year-old nephew’s face and he just laughed and ran after it. This proves that the ball is fun for all ages. He’s two and loved it and I’m nineteen and loved it. I did find that if the ball is not blown up to it’s full capacity, wherever it’s not stretched due to being blown up, the ball will tend to fall in that area due the heavier weight in that place. Another little downfall of this ball is that the latex is a little tacky because it is stretched so far.
All in all though, this ball is extremely entertaining. You even get a pretty decent amount of excercise and laughs for only $19.99+ shipping and handling.