Thursday, November 18, 2010


         Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s a very important holiday! I always get excited this time of year because you get to spend some time with your family and give thanks for what you have. Most families spend Thanksgiving together over a home cooked meal and spend the day together. On Thanksgiving we need to appreciate what we have in life and be thankful for what we do have. Think about the families that don’t get to have a nice home cooked meal for Thanksgiving or some that don’t have a family to spend Thanksgiving with. You really need to think about what you have in life and be thankful!
          Thanksgiving was first started at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts in 1621. The pilgrims celebrated thanksgiving by having kind of a harvest festival. They gave thanks to God, Family, and friends. This holiday zhas moved away from the religious roots.
          When I think of thanksgiving I think of food such as pumpkin pies, corn mash potatoes, green beans, and all different kinds of goodies. I also think about the Indians and the pilgrims.
          The Indians and Pilgrims sat down for Thanksgiving together to give thanks to their wonderful bounty of food. They also had a turkey like  everybody does now days ! The Indians didn’t get along with the pilgrims so well after Thanksgiving. Many towns in New England held thanksgiving days to celebrate victories over the Natives.
          Fun Fact:
"Did you know George Washington declared Thanksgiving to be a February holiday? What's up with that?"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meet The Newspaper Staff

Everyday during 7th period my classmates and I report to newspaper. Which is located in Mrs. Turners library/ media center. This week I am interviewing the newspaper class to find out how they like newspaper and if we need to improve anything. This class consists of about nine students. Here are their responses as to what they like about the newspaper or how we should improve it.

Halie Jo- “Newspaper is my favorite class that I have. I <3 it”

Justin- “I <3 newspaper & Mrs. Turner”

Tyler- “Newspaper is turning around”

Byran- “Newspaper is picking up because of our great teacher Mrs. Turner”

Samantha- “I would like to see the students really get involved with newspaper”

Allison- “We need to get more people involved with the newspaper staff”


Brooks- “I love Mrs. Turner and all the hardworking students in the newspaper class

          This is the first year Chapmanville Regional High School has had a school newspaper and we don’t want to disappoint our principle, Mr. Elkins.

By: Mikey

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekly Poll

This week’s weekly poll will consist of a few questions. We will ask three to five of the most commonly asked questions of the week, followed by opinions on the questions asked.
The following week will have your answers to the opinion poll, after students tune in and give their opinions to the weekly poll.

1.    What percentage of CRHS will be trick or treating this year?
2.    What percentage of CRHS will enjoy Thanksgiving break with family, relatives, or loved ones?
3.    What percentage of CRHS think they prefer turkey over ham?
4.    What percentage of CRHS think we should have 15 or more days off school for Thanksgiving?
5.    What percentage of CRHS prefer Mountain Dew over Coke?

Opening Day in the NBA

On Wednesday, October 27, The National Basketball Association will be starting it’s season with The Miami Heat facing off the against The Boston Celtics. This is a very anticipated season as Lebron, Wade, and Chris have combined forces within the Miami Heat to become one of the most talented teams in NBA history. Although the Celtics do have sustained success in the league, everybody really expects the Heat to roll over everyone without any trouble at all. Opening night will also include The Phoenix Suns going into Portland to take on the Trailblazers, concluding with The Houston Rockets against The Los Angels Lakers. There are expected sell outs in each arena. The NBA brings a certain buzz to each city and gives them something to unite and bond together as one. I encourage everyone to watch or attend each and every game to cheer on your favorite team!