By Fatima Az-Zahraa Dadou
Welcome back dear readers to another issue of CV. In this issue, Calvert teachers and students joined together to share photos from all over the world of where they are right now and what winter looks like for them! As you can see, there is quite some variety from sunny warm weather in Japan for Roxy LaChance to lots of snow for Dr. Julie Radachy and Hafsah Ajmeri. Raquel Martinez also shares with us a photo from the beautiful Nicaragua where "winter" actually looks like a lush green summer. Enjoy the collage and share what the temperature is where you are in the comments section below!
By Sheila F.
Currently number one on the boards is Adele's "Hello." There's a couple things about the music video that could be changed. First thing is lip-syncing. I don't know if she is, I don't know if she isn't, but there are at least two scenes in the beginning of the video where her mouth closed before the singing ends. Also, at the end, what's that move she makes? It looks like she's about to shoot a basketball. Odd moments aside though, it's a good music video. The scenes are dramatic and the effects seem real. The song itself is also great. Personally I don't like Adele. She's usually depressing and her lyrics don't go with her voice very well if that makes sense. But although this is still depressing, it's more intense and her voice matches better. She also sings a bit louder in this which adds to the intensity. All in all, good song, and if you have the same opinion about Adele, I would still suggest listening to this at least once.
By Sheila F.
If you’re into completely edited, pop music, than you should listen to “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Compared to his original music, and the albums that came afterwards, it isn’t too bad. But compared to other artists on the radio it isn’t too good either. No matter how much anyone dislikes Justin Bieber, this isn’t personal. He doesn’t know how to sing without computers fixing his music. Although if you take out the “oh’s” that were repeated so many times, the lyrics are good. It kind of makes you feel like he’s apologizing to the audience for all he’s done to people since he became famous. However, that feeling stops once he mentions “body.” This is just one person’s opinion, you may like the song, you also may like the person. But that’s up to you to decide. I personally wouldn’t recommend this unless you know the person is either into pop, or Justin.
By Natalia Littau
By Shelia F.
Ok, "Daddy" by Psy, where do I begin? Well we all originally know Psy because of his song "Gangman Style" but he also has new songs. His song "Daddy," aside from the chorus which consists of only that word, the lyrics are pretty good. Especially for a song where half the lyrics aren't in English. The music video on the other hand, was quite disturbing. Not only did it start out in a hospital with a woman giving birth, Psy's face was on the baby. Then in the school scenes, his face is also on what I think is meant to be a little boy's body but it looks like a girl's. Either way, the face doesn't fit the body. Then later, an old man with facial hair is wearing pink women's clothing. Which in general is innocent, but it just made him look really creepy. Same with the "swaggy" guy (at least I think that was their intention). Also, despite good ones, there were also some horrible effects throughout the whole video. His dancing however, has gotten better. All in all, it's a good song but I suggest watching a lyric video.
By Isabel Swann
Ah winter, still here with us until March 20th. Is anyone else just so done with winter? Anyways, I think we all know why you clicked on this article so let’s get to it.
First outfit is this black and white weaved sweater that is loose which makes it very comfortable. The maroon scarf adds some color to the outfit which makes the jeans very appropriate. Nice chocolate boots keep the outfit on the line of preppy and casual.
Up next is a bit sleek and edgy. A dark blue blouse with an onyx leather jacket. Ebony pants and ankle boots compliment this outfit. If you’d like to add a little light to the outfit a cream scarf brings some light without taking away the sleekness.
This outfit is my personal favorite. An open black and white sweater with an ivory blouse that a bit of lace at the bottom. Blue jeans and chocolate boots makes simply cute.
Our next outfit is simple casual. A cream jacket in lined with fur with a black shirt that has white polka dots coming off of it near the bottom. Ebony leggings and long gray and black patterned socks add an eye catcher. Gray laced ankle boots add to the socks.
The last outfit is a onyx elbow length shirt complimented with an elbow length simulated jean jacket. A navy blue and white striped scarf really brings out the blue in this outfit. Dark blue jeans and gray laced ankle boots looks nice with this combo.
Suggestions please! Comment on which was your favorite and least favorite outfit.
By Emma Weinheimer
Rachel P: Here in Nashville, it's really cloudy and currently is 36 (feels like 27)! Our high for today is 38, and our low is 24.
Tori M: It's been cold here in Austin with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. It's been raining some but some days, like today, it's sunny.
Fatima Az-Zahraa D: In Ain Sefra, Algeria, the weather is exactly what I love, in the 60's. However, like typical desert weather, it falls to freezing levels during the night. Lots of sunshine and bright blue skies like typical winters here.
Mr. Cardenas: North Florida. Muy bien. :) 65 and sunny. :)
Justin M: In Maryland, it's a nice 32 degrees with absolutely no snow in the forecast. I mean, why would there be?
Roxy L: We have some nice weather here in Okinawa, Japan! It is in the mid 70s right now, with one day so beautiful and sunny, and the next day all cool and rainy. It seemed like it was finally getting cooler, but seems like later this week, it's supposed to get warm again ;( Overall, crazy weather patterns as usual XD
Emma W: In Connecticut, it's freezing cold. High 20s to lower 40s. Expected for January, but after the balmy weather around Christmas, it feels like that moment when you step in a cold puddle of water on the kitchen floor. ;)
Dilara K: Here in Qatar it is a lovely 60 degrees and the sub has not yet risen (I am jetlagged)
By Fatima Az-Zahraa Dadou
For Issue 3, we had some Calvert students and teachers share with us what their favorite season and why that particular season. Here is what we found out! Share with us your favorite season and why in the comments section below. All seasons are awesome each with its own special things about it .
Fatima A. Dadou: My favorite season is summer because it's warm enough to go to the beach and enjoy the beautiful clear water and smooth sand! Also means a break from school and more time with family and friends . Ahh...I miss those summer days!
Tristan Olinger: Autumn. Cool, but not cold, nice colors, very little pollen compared to Spring.
Tori M.: My favorite season is spring because that's when the birds come back. Spring migration is such a fun time for me. Oh, and the weather finally starts to warm up too.
Ava C.: Fall. Basically the same reason as Tristan.
Calvin Gilmer: Summer. Just because of the nice weather and the opportunities that present themselves.
Ms. Pylvainen: Spring - newness, birth of many animals, bright colors, warm sunshine and rain (depending on your area of the world!)
Rachel Peterson: Fall! It's a perfect in-between of hot and cold, which means you can wear cozy sweaters and shorts. Not to mention cinnamon/nutmeg/pumpkin/everything delicious! Also it's just generally gorgeous.
Mr. Tom O'Bryan: Winter in Florida, 75 degree days, low humidity, abundant sunshine, glorious!
Na'im Salahuddin: SprUmmer is my fav season. The time that is the changing of Spring into Summer is perfect to observe the life of a pond erupt. You suddenly see baby turtles swimming around, frog eggs huddled in weed areas in the pond, and the beginnings of the summer bug life swimming around of protozoa. The cattails and other pond plant life will just begin to grow and trees grow greener. As the SprUmmer becomes summer, many changes become more obvious. But this is about SprUmmer, not summer
Dr. Radachy: I don't think it's hard to figure out mine: summer! There's time to play tennis, enjoy the beautiful flowers, take long walks with my pup friends, read a book in the warm sunshine, have a picnic, and many, many other wonderful things.
Aurelie Kabore: My favorite season is summer because its hot and the time feel good. Plus its mangos season "my favorite fruit".
Dilara: Summer XD.
Olivia Mann: Honestly, I love winter! Having spent 6 years in Alaska I learned to appreciate the snow and the cold. I love to wake up on mornings like today and see beautiful white sparkling snow on the ground and frozen to the trees. It puts a smile on my face when I walk outside in my boots, coat, hat and gloves and feel the cold nipping at my cheeks. And then I exhale a frosty cloud of steam!
Naomi Vescio: Summer! Like you said, each season is beautiful and has its own lovely characteristics, and I've learned to fully appreciate each one—however, I think of the four I spend the most time waiting for summer to return. I love being able to read outside in the sunshine next to a beautiful garden full of life. It's also the time of year I get to raise caterpillars and watch bees and butterflies bustle around the garden, and working with those critters always brightens my day. :)
Roxy LaChance: I love all seasons but my favorite would be summer. Though it's exhaustingly hot, it's nice to go out to the beach and relax everyday.
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