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Miss America 2015: Kira Kazantsev

Kaitlyn Turner, Middle School Staff Writer

January 30, 2015


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Kira Kazantsev was born on July 20, 1991 in San Francisco, CA. She attended Las Lomas High School and went to college at Hofstra University. Kira is trilingual; she speaks English, Russian, and Spanish. Kira finished her undergraduate career with a triple major in Political Science, Global Studies, and...

East Coast or West Coast?

Maya Gabi, Middle School Staff Writer

January 30, 2015


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A very dangerous blizzard has hit the east coast in January 2015. The winter storm is hitting New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. Over 7,000 flights have been canceled according to FlightAware. Massachusetts had up to 30 inches of snow, whereas New York has ranged from 7.8...

The T-Swizz Phenomenon

Mika Ben-Ezer, Middle School Staff Writer

January 30, 2015


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Taylor Swift, often referred to as “T-Swizzle” or “Tswift”, was born on December 13, 1989. The 25-year old pop star has released many albums including Red, Speak Now, Fearless, and 1989. Some of her most popular songs are “Shake it Off”, “Blank Space”, “We are Never Getting Back Together”,...

More Kardashians?

More Kardashians?

Maia G., Middle School Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


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You may know about the shows Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim take Miami, Kourtney and Kim take New York, or Kourtney and Khloe take Miami but do you know about Khloe and Kourtney’s newest adventures? The three Kardashian sisters own a clothing boutique called Dash. The three sisters have...

High School and Middle School: Is There A Difference?

High School and Middle School: Is There A Difference?

Eliana R., Middle School Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


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Why are the Middle School and Upper School so different? Whether it’s a spirit day or on the TVT app, we never seem to coincide with the dates of events. It may be because of the confusion with the TVT app, which only gives notifications for Upper School spirit days and not for Middle School spirit...

Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus

Orlane H., Middle School Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


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Ebola is a virus that causes its victims to bleed and have organ failure. In many cases it causes, death.  It can spread to animals and humans by contaminated needles or through bodily fluids, such as blood or urine. It doesn’t have a cure yet but scientist are getting very close in finding out how...

East Coast vs. West Coast: Fall Trends

East Coast vs. West Coast: Fall Trends

Sophie S., Middle School Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


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Fall is in the air and cold weather is approaching, despite the difference between Southern California fall and East Coast fall.  Thicker coats and warmer shoes are necessary to keep us warm in Southern California, but on the East Coast heavier pants, shirts, jackets and more, are on a whole other...

New Trend: Flash Tattoos

New Trend: Flash Tattoos

Kaitlyn T., Mika B-E, Middle School Staff Writers

December 4, 2014


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Have you been seeing young girls walking around wearing temporary metallic tattoos?  Then, you’ve probably been seeing “Flash Tattoos”.  This big trend started after Beyonce was seen walking around in them along with a few other celebrities. But why do people pay so much money for an adjunct...

TVT Cares: Ending Hunger in Haiti

TVT Cares: Ending Hunger in Haiti

Mika B-E., Middle School Staff Writer

October 27, 2014


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On September 7th, TVT worked with Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC) to help feed less fortunate families around the world.  The event helped show TVT’s Tikkun Olam. Over 300 people participated in FFCC’s 69th food packaging event to make an exciting, upbeat, and helpful day. In 1...

Sprinkles Ice Cream and Cupcakes

Elizabeth T. and Sophie S.

October 24, 2014


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Have you tried Sprinkles? Sprinkles Cupcakes is a bakery that opened in 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. Sprinkles has locations all throughout the United States. Owner Candace Nelson used to be an investment banker, and later decided to pursue her love of baking cupcakes and share it with the world....

Knott’s Scary Farm: Enter If You Dare

Kaitlyn T., Mika B-E., and Maya G.

October 24, 2014


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Knott’s Scary Farm is one of Knott’s Berry Farm’s most exciting attractions of the year. This year, Knott’s Scary Farm started on September 25 and will continue through November 1.  Many people may think, why should I pay to get scared?  Of course there are different answers to this question...

Block or Not?

Maya G., Middle School Staff Writer

October 23, 2014


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This year, TVT's old bell schedule was replaced by a new block schedule. According to Education Glossary, a block schedule is a system for scheduling a school day, typically by replacing the more traditional schedule of six or seven 40-50 minute periods with longer class periods that meet fewer times...

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