Your Friday Briefing

The Golden Bear Gazette hopes you have a great Friday and start to your weekend!

We’re covering the coronavirus outbreak, the local district attorney that helps MJHS students charge fictional characters with crimes and the celebration of FFA week.

The Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world, according to the World Health Organization. At the time of writing, cases have been reported in over 50 counties.

The United States is one of those countries as a California person has received the virus without having traveled abroad.

Here is what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests to make sure you stay healthy in regard to the coronavirus and in general.

Celebrating with MJ’s FFA: “Ag Week"

Mount Juliet High’s FFA Chapter announced their celebration of "Ag Week" this week. To conclude this week's celebration, MJHS FFA officers and members served breakfast to the MJHS faculty and staff.

700,000 FFA members also celebrated this week across the nation, displaying their passion for agriculture.

During the week, chapters conducted a variety of activities to help others in their school and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education.

Local District Attorney Teaches MJHS English Students

Local District Attorney Charges Fictional Characters with Crimes

This morning, District Attorney Justin Harris, of the 15th Judicial District, provided a presentation for Pre-AP English II students at MJHS, charging fictional characters with crimes.

As they begin their project analyzing the legalities of actions committed by characters in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Harris aided students in the legal processes of charging an individual with a crime, particularly felonies.

"I think the presentation helped many students understand that many things in life aren't black and white," says Mrs. Opelt who teaches English II Pre-AP. "Hopefully, it opened minds to the idea that we have to look at a bigger picture before judging other people's actions."

Upcoming Events

Feb 28: HOSA's blood drive in the Small Gym from 12-5 PM & Sophomore Assembly in the Theater from 1:30-2:15 PM.

March 2 & 4: Rocket League Tryouts after school. Six JV and four Varisty positions available.

March 2: Senior Superlative Pictures in Gym @ 2:45pm & Senior Night and Superlative Presentation during 7pm Boys Basketball Game at Wilson Central High

Bear Trends

What We Are Listening To: This week's BearTalk podcast and Spotify's New Music Friday Playlist

What We Are Reading: The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories written by Nella Larsen

What We Are Watching: The video from the SkillsUSA MJHS Criminal Justice Competition at T-CAT & Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s interesting perspective on the ramifications of leaving DNA traces about.

What We Are Talking About: A humorous article from The New Yorker is leaving some Muggles laughing, some students sympathizing, and some witches and wizards brewing over factual errors.

What We Are Anticipating: TPAC's has announced the upcoming Broadway shows coming this year.

That's all for the Friday Briefing! Have a Beary Great Weekend!

—The Golden Bear Gazette Staff

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