by Sandi Khine, Editor-in-Chief In this day and age, and especially in the competitive city of Arcadia, what is “good” is much more than what it has been several years ago. Every day, middle schoolers strive to compete and be better than their peers in a variety of subjects, whether it be music, athletics, or … More November Editor’s Note
by Dr. Issa, Guest Writer One of the best ways that the masses receive their news is through tv, newspapers and magazines. We are lucky to have a brief newscast every morning to update us on what’s happening and what’s coming up in the ensuing days or weeks. Unfortunately, what has been missing from FA … More A Note from Dr. Issa
by Chloe Leung (Lead Academics Writer) First Avenue is planning on sending a few groups to compete in the LA County science fair. Everyone has been working very hard to get done as much as possible. Up to 13 projects will be entered in March of 2016, up to three of them being team projects. There are … More What is the LA County Science Fair?
by Yvonne Bee (Lead Sports Writer) On October 19, all FA students were given the option to attend the return of competitive team sports. The first sport that many students attended was basketball. Dr. Bruce says the next two sports will be a soccer and football. To quote Kevin Durant, “Hard work beats talent when talent … More Basketball Tryouts at FA
by Veronica Chen As you might have heard, ‘Girls Who Code’ is beginning their first official year of being a club! ‘Girls Who Code’ is a girls-only club established to raise awareness about the lack of women in coding. The club in First Avenue is actually part of a larger organization with dozens of other … More New Girls Who Code Club
By Aditee Prabhutendolkar (Lead News Writer) It’s a sweltering hot day, and you unhappily realize that you have PE last period of the day. The temperature might be in the 90’s, but you’re still doing PE. Your PE teacher, however, is nice enough not to have you do push-ups on the warm, heat-absorbing black top. … More Dry Grass on the Field
by Susie Choi MOSCOW- A Russian charter plane carrying 224 passengers and crew from to St. Petersburg from a resort from Egypt crashed in the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off, killing everybody aboard, said Egyptian and Russian officials. The plane, an Airbus A321, disappeared around 25 minutes after takeoff, according to official accounts. The … More Russian Plane Crash
by Angela Chen (Lead Student Life Writer) The week of OSS was one of the events the 7th graders had looked forward to the most in the school year; too bad that it only lasted for 5 days. The students looked back and recalled some of their favorite memories, dislikes and activities that were enjoyable. Many … More A Trip to OSS!
by Sarah Liu (Lead Performing Arts Writer) We are the world! On Friday October 2, 2015, First Avenue Middle School hosted a lunchtime concert to help raise money for the poor souls living in Syria. The people living there are being killed and forced to run away from their homes due to the raging wars. … More Syrian Relief Concert with Choir
by Manasvi Chandra OSS. The trip students look forward to once starting seventh grade. The students were so excited to learn about nature, science, and animals, the adults were amazed. Or maybe the kids were just happy to get away from their parents for five days. Some of the highlights of the trip were: Night … More Seventh Graders’ Trip to OSS