Sports Update

By: Brennen D. and Dylan H.

Recently Peyton manning broke a record for the most touchdown passes. Recently he broke the record and got 500 touchdown passes in his total career. Currently, he plays for the Denver Broncos, he was drafted 1st round pick into the NFL in 1995. He is 6 foot 5 inches and weighs 230 pounds. He is the 5th oldest player in the NFL at age 38. But the season isn’t go take the poll now and guess how many touchdown passes he will have at the end of the year!

Pumpkinsteins!!!

By: Sydney G.

Halloween has just passed, along with the pumpkin carving season. Although carving a pumpkin can be a fun experience, it’s equally tiring and requires a lot of patience. Thanks to Tony Dighera, an experienced pumpkin farmer, there’s a new way to have a creepy and cool pumpkin for Halloween. Dighera has been working for the last four years to accomplish the grandest pumpkin of all- Pumpkinstein! These pumpkins resemble the character Frankenstein and are grown by using a mold. Dighera was inspired to start this project after seeing square shaped watermelons (which he has successfully recreated at his farm as well) in Japan. To make the pumpkin or watermelon grow in the desired shape, the plant is grown in a special mold. When they are fully grown, Dighera drills off the molds and the pumpkins or watermelons are ready to sell. Currently Pumpkinsteins are being sold for about $100. Late summer/fall of 2014 has been the first successful harvest, although the success rate was only 60%. In upcoming years Dighera hopes to create Pumpkinsteins at a 90% success rate and a sibling to the Pumpkinsteins, white pumpkin grown in the shape of a skeleton face. Maybe next fall a few Pumpkinsteins will be watching over your neighborhood.

Video:

http://youtu.be/TZIWhdkpFU0


Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/us/pumpkinstein-scary-pumpkins/index.html?hpt=us_mid

Thanksgiving Word Scramble

By: Kira M.

1 GRIMPIL ______________

2 YUKTER ______________

3 RAREBRCYN __________

4 NORC _________________

5 FUHLTANK ____________

6 BORNCDAER __________

7 DOOF _________________

8 STAFE ________________

9 ORNCOUPAIC __________

10 FUTSGINF _____________

11 SEVAEL _______________

12 BEGLOB ______________

13 GAHTNINVIKS ____________

Answers:

pilgrim, turkey, cranberry, corn, thankful, cornbread, food, feast, cornucopia, stuffing, leaves, gobble, thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Word Search

By: Anita Y.

T A Q Q U Z X J I L S C P K B D C H P H
S H L U F K N A H T E R N R R W P J I E
B G A K D Z G C U U O A O E V D O K S A
K G L N I L O V R Y T N U L N Y N D F R
B O N J K L N H D K A B G U E Y W O S C
N M T I A S X M M M T E O C L A X I O L
W R I T F I G I G X O R B D Y K V R R L
J G A C R F R I R C P R B A L V N E I U
J Z P B O G U Q V G K I L R U B B E S C
Q K R D L F Y T R I U E E Q R D D O H O
A R O I X S N N S S N S H E C E Y H B O
E S P V N S C Z L E D G A U K H G J I W
P M V A G F V W R K R D T U R K E Y Z M
T P S G T A I V E T M S S S W W M C P C
W G T D N B E T J V K O O R S E I U F O
T V H V T X K X L I Z W T C Q E H J P L
H B L G C D A I C P Q S X E I V K Q K H
F U N R A R C O J A T T Y S S F A P X C
B O Z K S Z R P Y E S P B X O F S O W U
T G N P I N B W S U M K Q O T C Q P Q P


CORN
CORNBREAD
CRANBERRIES
GOBBLE
LEAVES
PILGRIM
POTATOES
STUFFING
THANKFUL
THANKSGIVING
TURKEY

HOW TO: MAKE YOUR TURKEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL

By: Kira M.

Thanksgiving is coming up, and one thing you think of when you hear Thanksgiving is turkeys. This November, our Instagram feeds will be filled with pictures of turkeys. But you don’t want yours to look like your average, boring turkey, do you? We can do better than that. Here is a step-by-step guide for how to make your turkey look perfect; ranging from the perfect angle to which filter is most preferable.

Step 1. The best angle for the turkey is the sideways angle. it just changes things up a bit, you know?

Step 2. Time for the filter! Use “X-PRO II” at about 40 percent. This will enhance the colors, but not to the point where your bird looks unnatural.

Step 3. The button with the sun is called “LUX”. Use this at about 10 percent.

Step 4. For brightness, put it at about -20 so it looks sophisticated.

Step 5. Let’s be honest, contrast does not always look natural, but if you use a value under 30 you can probably get away with it. I recommend about 25 for contrast.

Step 6. The warmth should be about 20 on the gauge. A good rule for warmth is to increase it if your picture is of a warm color, or decrease it if your picture is a cool color.

Step 7. Just so your turkey doesn’t look fake, drop down the saturation to -5 percent. It won’t do much, but it’s the little things that create one big, beautiful picture.

Step 8. This may sound weird, but I’ve found putting the highlights on -100 makes the photo look MUCH more defined and of high quality.

Step 9. The shadows can be on -60 percent. This makes more shadows to give the eye more to look at.

Step 10. There’s no point in posting this AMAZING photo if nobody will see it! You have to have the best hashtags. Here’s my list of hashtags to put with your turkey: #TURKEY #THANKSGIVING #FOOD #GOODEATS #YUM #DELICIOUS #DINNER #PILGRIMS #GOODFOOD #THANKSGIVINGDINNER

Step 11. Customize. Truth is, I don’t know what your turkey looks like. If you feel like one of the steps above doesn’t match your turkey, change it! The goal is to make it as pretty as possible. And if you’re feeling SUPER brave, even take a selfie with the turkey! Yolo, right?