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What Age Can You Go Hunting and Why is it Important?
You can go hunting as low the age of 9 years old to go hunting by yourself, with a license. People can go hunting for many things. Fur, food, and even for research. Most go for food though. One deer in the state of Texas could give a whole family at least a week of dinner (If they ration the food of course). If you live in the middle of nowhere, hunting can help out the budget because you don’t have to pay for food. Plus the closest store would be kind of far away. So if you go hunting weekly then you’re good for the whole season.
The Season for Hunting
By: Kyle Duffy
Tiger Nation News
Our junior high journalism class is proud to present you with our November edition of Tiger Nation News! We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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We interrupt this relationship for hunting season. Fall is filled with all kinds of activities to do, but one activity that many people look forward to is hunting season. Just like most things, hunting has a season, so when the starting date arrives, hunters are excited and ready to hit the deer stand.
In order to be able to hunt, one must obtain what is called a hunting license.
When you go hunting you always have to have a license, it doesn’t matter where you go hunt or what you hunt for, or even what gun you use. You always have to have a license. You can get a license at plenty of your local stores. You can get for just $42 a deer license. Or you could get a bundle license so you can hunt anything for $290.
What Can You Go Hunting For?
You can go hunting for deer this season with the proper license. You can only go in the season because if you hunt for deer all year you would over hunt and they would go extinct. So its right to only go hunting in the season. Most people don’t hunt anymore because it is not required, you could just go down the street and buy food. But for those that do always people careful for other hunters. If you see orange don’t shoot. Orange is the color that you always wear with your camouflage so people no it’s a human they are pointing their guns at and they won’t shoot. If there are trees marked with orange leave the area because someone else is hunting or that’s their territory
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Sometimes being social can help strengthen your state of mind.
”It depends on what kind of social you are talking about," Parker says. "If you mean hanging out with friends and spending time with people who pick you up and make you stronger, then yes. If you are talking about social media,then not so much. In my opinion, many kids are not mature enough or confident enough to spend so much time on social media. If they don't get the "likes" or "friends" then they get down on themselves. It takes an emotionally strong person to say, 'Oh well.' I like myself, and that's all that matters!"
Mrs.Parker is always working on boosting self love and working with students to build a good foundation of social and emotional health.
"I try to be as positive as I possibly can when interacting with students and to be approachable," Parker said. "I want students to know that there are people who love and care about each of them here at school. I cannot promise that I know what they are going through or that I know how it feels, but I can promise that I will try to help them and that they won't be alone going through whatever it is that is causing them trouble. Also, through the kindness club, we are trying to create a culture at our school where it is normal to experience kindness every day, rather than bullying or people being mean or rude to them like so many other middle schools are known for."
Emotional health is an important part of a child's every day life. Emotional health can affect daily activities. It is important to treat yourself, sometimes, not just eating a sweet but doing a face mask, taking a bath, or maybe just watching a movie. Those are just a few ways of strengthening the base of your emotional health. Having a social personality can boost confidence. Knowing that you can just walk up to someone and start talking. If you have trouble doing that, practice with friends. being completely open on how you feel should be easy. It doesn’t matter if you are sad or angry be open and honest about it. Having a strong emotional health base is very important. Being completely unstable could interfere with normal activities. Like sleeping or eating.
Having a good emotional health can really benefit you.
”It is important to have strong emotional health because everyone will have some kind of trouble in their lives. If you are healthy emotionally, it makes it easier to deal with tough situations. Also, emotionally healthy people are better friends, mothers, sisters, brothers, etc. It helps you in every area of your life.” said Mrs.Parker.
Falling into Routine to Make Your Emotional and Social Health Stronger!
By: Emilee Herring
It is very important to stay the healthiest you can be while everyone else is getting sick.
To prevent getting sick, make sure you are practicing good sanitary habits. Arp Junior High and High School are very well taken care of with the help of Nurse Brown. There are several things you can work on to avoid getting sick or infecting others, if you are.
“GOOD HAND WASHING and USING HAND SANITIZER,” Shelby Brown Middle School and High School, said. “Avoid putting your hands in or near your mouth.”
If you start feeling sick, fluids are key.
“Stay hydrated and treat the symptoms,” Brown said.
If you are sick and trying to get back to school, just know that it may take a couple of days for the virus to run its’ course.
Germs. You Make Me Sick.
“Most of the time the sickness just has to run its course,” Brown said. “For example, if you go to the doctor with a VIRUS, they normally DO NOT prescribe any medication at all. Stay home if you are running a fever and cover your cough and/or sneeze.”
The most common way that people get sick is by close contact with those around you that are already infected.
“Close contact seems to be a common cause for the spread of sickness... especially in schools and day-cares,” Brown said.
Illnesses can occur at anytime throughout the year, such as your typical summer cold or just your traditional stomach bug; however, peak season for most illnesses occur in the middle of the school year. Convenient huh?
“Most of the time I see an increase in the number of "sickness" cases between late September and early March,” Nurse Brown said.
Use all these tips and you will have a better chance of staying healthy while everyone else is getting sick.
November National Holidays
by: Abigail Skipper
Did you know that there is a national day for every day of the year? November is the only month that has a national day throughout the entire month! The national days of November are very unique. For example, the 4th of November is National Chicken Lady day, crazy right! Some dates may be very strange, like National Vegan Day on November 1st. Good grief those are silly! Here’s a list of most of the wacky days in November.
Nov. 1st- World Vegan Day
Nov. 2nd- Look for Circles day
Nov. 3rd- Sandwich day
Nov. 4th- Check your Blood Pressure day
Nov. 5th- Gunpowder Day
Nov. 6th- Saxophone Day
Nov. 7th- Men Make Dinner Day
Nov. 8th- Dunce Day
November 11th is also Veterans Day.
“I celebrate Veterans days by reflecting on what those who came before me sacrificed in order for me to live in the greatest country in the world," Coach Parker, eighth grade US history teacher, said. "As a history teacher I am reminded of this throughout the year as we cover the material in our class books. I am fortunate enough to have friends who have and are currently serving in the military. As well as my father, who served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Saratoga, and my late grandfather who served in the Army during World War 2.”
For this reason people, should show more respect to our veterans, most of them won’t even be here for Thanksgiving this year. “Thanksgiving will always be a special time for me," coach Parker said. "I love the gathering of family and watching football, but most importantly, I love the food! I’ve been blessed to have been surrounded by people in my life that can cook. So I really look forward to the Holidays.”
November brings forth many wonderful opportunities for people all over our nation. Enjoy the moments and enjoy these last few days of sweet November!
The lost part I of part
by: Jeffrey Allen
I just got stuck on the stupid island. My wife and my son are here, too. Our food got wet and lost. The only water is the ocean. We have not explored the island yet. We got here after our speed boat got hit by a torpedo. My son's hand is cut. My wife got a bad cough and she is turning pale. This journal is a little wet. I think my wife is getting really sick. My son's name is Luke and my wife's name is Kathrine. Luke is acting weird. I think I'm getting sick too.
We finally found food.. I'm in the right spot now. I hope we will get off this island soon. Luke is really sick and so is Kathrine. We had to drink the ocean water. Luckily, we had our water filter. My name is Alex. Kathrine and I got into a big fight and when she wandered off, she found us coconuts. Hopefully we get out of here alive.
THE NEXT PART WILL BE IN THE CHRISTMAS EDITION,
JUST HANG IN THEre until then......
Jr. High Basketball Power
By: Savanna Holbrook
Basketball is a really competitive sport. Our Arp Junior High Tigers are off to a strong start this season. The junior high girls basketball program is a very strong one.
“I started playing basketball because it was a fun way to eat up time as a kid and then I started to take it seriously," Sarah Mauldin, eights grade basketball player, said. "And then I played for a select time and i just never stopped.”
If you are a person who likes to try new stuff and you like competitive sports, then basketball is game you should try.
“I was bored when I first picked up a ball and started playing," Mauldin said. "Then my brother was playing and I just started practicing with him and and we never slowed down until I got hurt and tore my ACL. When I recovered, we started right back up on working on basketball. Basketball is a year round sport and takes a lot of practice for you to be good at the sport. You need to get an IQ of the sport, which takes a lot of work.”
The coaches have all had self-experience with playing basketball. Coach Miller and Coach Neal are the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coaches. Coach Aguilar is the head girls basketball coach that overseas the program. it is always a good idea to try out every sport so that you know if you truly like ti or not. You never know, basketball could end up being your favorite sport!
Your grades can also prevent you from getting a scholarship; therefore, getting good grades can be the difference of you getting into a college or not.
Unfortunately, along with grades and having a negative mindset, there are also choices that have much bigger consequences than you can imagine that can affect your entire life. Choices that involve partaking in any kind of illegal activity, such as drugs. Several weeks ago, we had Red Ribbon Week, which is a nation-wide awareness campaign for living a drug-free life. There are a lot of programs out there that try and help people to stop, but it all starts with a choice. You probably already know that drugs can hurt you in major ways in the future right now, but doing drugs can effect a lot of things in your life. Drugs can get you in trouble and you can land you in jail. After that, your life will never be the same.
Not only do your choices effect you, they always affect others as well. You might not think so, but they do. Regardless of the degree, someone is always affected by the choices of others. I is impossible to avoid. So when you are making irrational decisions, remember that it effects more than just you.
What I’m trying to get you to know is that life has a lot of choices and many different paths to choose from, and in order to have a good life, you need to make good choices. Your choices are what can be the difference between having a great successful life and having a bad life. So remember your choices now effect you and in a very big way.
Good Choices. Good Life.
By Sarah Mauldin
Every choice you make has a consequence, good or bad. What you do now effects your future in a big way that you might not think about. It's not always the little things like what your favorite color is but it can be small things like what you think or what you wear.
This just means that it's the small things that you do that matters. The way you think can effect you in a big way because the way you think turns into the way you act. For example, if you constantly have negative thoughts, then everything in your life can and will turn into negative things. Negativity keeps accumulating. Eventually, your negative attitude can prevent you from being great, and can lead you down a dark and lonely path. And it all starts with your mindset. It is never too late to change your mindset.
Another example of choices that can affect your future are with your grades in school. You have a choice every day to come to school and learn something new. Having good grades can effect your life in the future. Your grades can affect your life in bigger way that you think. Your grades can prevent you from going to college, and then you can’t go do you job that requires a college degree.
By: Gracie and Chloe
There is always something to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means families and friends are going to be gathering together all over the nation to celebrate. Each family will have their own fair share of traditions and activities, but one main focus this year should be on the importance of being thankful for everyone and everything you have.
I am thankful for my family and friends, because they're always there for me when I need them the most,” Abigail Skipper, 7th grade student, said.
Being thankful can mean a lot of things. It could help someone more than you think. Someone could be down and you could just say, "You're amazing and today is going to be a great day.” That could make someone's day. You never know what people are going through, so remember to be thankful for everything and everyone you have.
“Being thankful helps you think more about other people's feelings,” Abigail said.
God is the reason we can be thankful because if he wasn't here, there would be no reason to be thankful.
"I am thankful for God because if it wasn't for him, then we wouldn’t have any friends or family,” Savanna Holbrook, 7th grade student, said.
You can be thankful so while being thankful you could also build somebody's self confidence.
“Being thankful means that you can also be self thankful and being self thankful can bring yourself confidence,” Savanna said.
Life is probably the most important to be thankful for besides your family and God.
‘I'm thankful for my life because I have a life on earth,” Jaylon Ferguson, 6th grade student, said.
Being thankful brings happiness to the world, so in order to bring happiness to the world you need to be thankful.
“Because if not there's no point in being happy,” Jaylon, said.
This Thanksgiving I challenge you to be thankful for at least one or more things.
Photo by:Sarah Mauldin
Dribble, dribble, shoot. The Arp Lady Tigers have transitioned into basketball season and are competing with heart.
Natalie Wiggins is one of the Lady Tiger basketball players. Natalie has bee playing basketball since she was 7 years old. She loves competing and working hard for the win.
“I don’t like when it comes easy,” Natalie Wiggins, junior basketball player, said. “I like working for my accomplishments and basketball is always a competition.” says Natalie. She is confident for this season she thinks it’ll be a challenge but her and her team can do it.”
Playing on any team requires dedication and responsibility. A player has many responsibilities on and off the court.
“On the court my responsibility is to lead the team and guide them in the right direction,” Wiggins said. “Keep the energy positive. Off the court I have to set an example on how to act when the coach isn’t around. Be a good student.”
It is very important to be a good leader on and off the court, especially if one has aspirations to play after high school.
“My goal has always been to play at the next level and become an even better player,” Wiggins said. “It’s an awesome experience and I’d love to be a part of a college team.”
The Lady Tigers basketball coach, David Aguilar, enjoys Arp and is working hard to shape the girls' basketball program.
“The joy that i receive from a season is the day to day challenges," Aguilar said. "Watching a player get a concept. Watching an athlete challenge themselves a day after they struggled.These are what I look forward to. Young people love to be truly challenged and once they have a taste of success, Watch out there are no limits to what they can achieve."
"Basketball rewards the bold imaginative people. If you can dream it you can accomplish it on the court . You control your level of participation in the game.The pace is at your choosing . So many things you can do IF you take the time to learn the skills .Why do I love it ,because if you take the time to learn the skills and accept the challenges I get to watch you grow," Coach Aguilar said.
Nothing But Net
“We have all kinds of pies, some pink salad stuff, spice cakes, brownies, bread pudding, and some kind of cobbler,” Dr. Dacus said.
That’s just food, but when it comes to the family part we see how families get along and how they spend their time.
"We always make a point to share something that we are truly thankful for. We also use the day to start getting the Christmas boxes out of the closet and storage room. As far as any special traditions, every time we get together now we bring out the guitars and play and sing together. We have so much fun!We try to use the day to just slow down and enjoy the time together. Being together is really important to me since all of my kids are grown and live away from here. We are all getting older, and it is good to slow down and enjoy having my family around me”. Dr. Dacus said.
Family is the key to happiness as long as you have some family around your always home, and surrounded with love.
“Just being together. I’m very fortunate that I get a nice bit of time off, but some of my family only gets one day off for Thanksgiving. We try to remember that everyone just needs some time to relax with their family,” Dr. Dacus said.
Thanksgiving is about spending time with family, relaxing and enjoying yourself with them, no matter if it’s just for one day, or even a few hours, spend your time wisely.
By: Rheauna McGruder
by: Rheauna McGruder
People around the world don’t do the same things for Thanksgiving. Some families don’t have Thanksgiving on the same day as we do. We have our Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, but in Europe they have their Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. Although we live in the same state doesn’t mean we all do the same things for Thanksgiving. Some people invite family, some people cook, and some people just like to sit quietly and enjoy themselves.
“Thanksgiving day means being with my family. It is usually the first time since summer that we can all get together. We catch football, eat, visit, with our family, and sometimes we play games,” Dr. Dacus said.
On Thanksgiving not everyone cooks the same thing, some people roast, barbecue, grill, some people don’t even cook.
“My family really likes fried turkey,” Dr. Dacus, said. “When my dad passed away in 2010, I decided that I would try to carry on the tradition. It was nice and sad at the same time because I missed my dad. I think I do a pretty good job! I have cooked as many as 3 turkeys on Thanksgiving Day.”
For dessert everyone cooks different things such as chocolate pie, apple pie, and pumpkin pie.
During November, comes a holiday that almost everyone enjoys. Thanksgiving. People often celebrate Thanksgiving yet they don’t know the history of this holiday. So it’s my job to make sure the public knows how the holiday came to be.
Thanksgiving was made a holiday in 1863. Abraham Lincoln is the person who declared that the last Thursday of November would be a holiday. The day originated as a harvest festival in 1621 where the pilgrims ate a 3 day feast, but this was not a Holiday celebrated by everyone, at the time. It was just a gathering. It actually was declared a holiday in 1863. Something you may not have known is the fact that turkey wasn’t even on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Instead they ate duck, geese, venison, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish.You may have been wondering why Thanksgiving is on Thursday. President Abraham Lincoln decided Thanksgiving should be the fourth Thursday in November. When President Roosevelt tried moving it up a week, it didn’t catch on and was changed back. Roosevelt thought it would help the shopping season during the Depression era.
Lets all be honest with each other. Thanksgiving without turkey would be like Christmas without a tree, and most American families consider it a must have at Thanksgiving dinner. While not super popular the rest of the year, turkey is a huge hit for holidays, perhaps because it really serves a crowd. On Christmas, 22 million families host an encore with yet another turkey.
A fun fact about thanksgiving is that a estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving. While apple pie is voted America's favorite pie to eat on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Just waking up on Thanksgiving and eating dressing, mashed potatoes. cornbread and some delicious turkey. In conclusion, Thanksgiving is certainly one of the best holidays and I hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving this year!
By: Ethan Swinney
The History of Thanksgiving
Mooing Into Ag
By: Sarah Mauldin
This year we have a few new electives, one being an Ag class. In Ag, you learn the FFA creed and do different things such as parliamentary procedure.
Skylar King is one of the students in Ag class this year. Skylar competes in FFA competitions and she enjoys competing in them very much.
“I love it. It is very educational and fun!” says Skylar King, 8th grade Ag student.
Ag is very educational and useful if your job ever involves the stuff you learn in that class. You can take what you have learned in this class and use it in real life. So if your future job has anything with livestock and farming.
“We learn a lot about livestock,crops, parli pro, and different agricultural skills," Skylar said. "When we learn about farming and helping others before ourselves it will be very beneficial in our everyday life. The ag skills like farming will help you save money in the future. ”
To Skylar, Ag class is very fun and lovely and she enjoys it very much. With all the earning about livestock and everything to do with farming and the competition in AG competitions.
“I love all the competitions that are involved in FFA such as the FFA creed competition that I enjoy," Skylar said. "I also love the togetherness of the organization. On our discovery day field trip, they took up our phones and we were kind of disappointed but we ended up having the best time ever with dancing and eating lunch together."
You also learn a lot of life lessons that will help you grow as a person and your character will grow and be better than ever. One thing they teach you in Ag class is that Action speaks louder than words.
“Action speak louder than words.If you say that you are going to do something, you absolutely need to do that. Also having dedication," Skylar said.
Ag is a class you have to have dedication for so some advice Skylar suggests.
“I would tell them that it is a very fun and educational organization but if you aren't 100 percent involved and interested, then it probably isn't for you.," Skylar said. "I will always encourage others to take because it is a very good organization filled with dedication.”
Skylar suggest that you do AG some much and she also is going to continue taking AG in high school.
“I absolutely am taking AG again," Skylar said. "Would be crazy if I told myself that I wasn't doing AG. So far in these past 3 months, I have noticed myself being more dedicated person to things I truly want," Skylar said.
Overall SKylar can say that Ag class has made a major impact on her life in a very positive way. She's going to continue to take ag class throughout high school and continue to grow as a person.
Photo By: sHalie
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We hope you all have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break!