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Your Weekly MJHS Briefing


The Golden Bear Gazette hopes you have a wonderful Thursday and have had a fantastic week so far!

Here are this week's three largest stories to keep you in the know:


Tennessee Titans provide reminder of potential after their win over the Chiefs.

Titans beat the Chiefs by a long run leading 14-0 after one quarter and 27-0 at the half. The performance was affirmation that the Titans should be apart of the potential teams to reach the Super Bowl this year.

Titans displayed dominance in defense registering four sacks and three takeaways. Eight minutes into the game Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid pulled star quarterback Mahomes after he was hit in the head by Jeffery Simmons trying to escape the grasp of another defender.

Despite clearing concussion protocols Mahomes did not return to the game. This makes fans wonder if the Chiefs are staggering.

"You get hit pretty hard, sometimes you just want to lay there," said Mahomes, who stayed down on the turf for several seconds after the hit. "Plus it was fourth down... it was a disappointing day and disappointing the way it ended.”

Defenses are taking away the deep ball and testing the Chiefs patience. With their own defense struggling, it puts pressure on Mahomes. Sunday marks the second time this season that Mahomes has had both an interception and and lost a fumble in the same game.

Tennessee went 75 yards in eight plays on its opening possession. It went 97 yards in nine plays with Brown catching a 24-yard touchdown pass. Henry made a pass to the back of the end zone for a 5-yard score. It's third series ended in a field goal for a 17-0 lead. At this point the Chiefs were worried making Mahomes uncharacteristically force a pass which caused the ball to be tipped and intercepted by Rashaan Evans.

It's not hard to notice the Titans who are 5-2 and leading the AFC South.

”There's nothing to get carried away about," Tannehill stated. "We are seven games into a 17-game regular season. We have a lot of football in front of us. We just have to stay the course, enjoy the win, keep building, grow as a team and be able to put a good team effort out each and every week."


After 600 days Broadway shows return to Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is preparing to welcome audiences back for the first time since the pandemic began.

In March 2020, "Jesus Christ Superstar" was in the middle of its run when TPAC had to shut down due to COVID-19. It was the last Broadway show to perform in 600 days.

"It's been a long intermission, 19 months, 600 days without a Broadway show so we have been working and preparing for this day for so long. So we are thrilled to be able to welcome audiences back," said Jennifer Turner, president and CEO of TPAC.

As of Tuesday night the Tony-award-winning show The Band's Visit made its debut as the first Broadway show to return to TPAC. The premise of the show is two groups coming together and bonding over music, which is fitting to TPAC's long-awaited return.

Crews have been working hard to make TPAC a COVID- friendly environment and maintain the proper safety protocols and sanitation systems. They have installed new airflow, filtration and sanitation systems to help keep everyone healthy. The audience also is required to wear masks throughout from entering the building and the length of the performance as well as showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to come inside.

The shows on the marquee this season:

The Band's Visit (Oct. 19-24, 2021)

The Lion King (Jan. 6-23, 2022)

Mean Girls (Feb. 8-13, 2022)

The Prom (Feb. 22-27, 2022)

Dear Evan Hansen (Mar. 2-6, 2022)

Summer (Mar. 22-27, 2022)

What the Constitution Means to Me (Mar. 29-Apr. 3, 2022)

Come from Away (Apr. 19- 24, 2022)

Oklahoma! (May 3-8, 2022)

May We All (Jun. 7-Jul. 17, 2022)


Most Popular Halloween Costumes in 2021

Recently Google released the list of the 10 most popular Halloween costumes this year in the U.S.

Many character related costumes are featured in the list including Cruella De Vil based off of the 2021 live action with Emma Stone and Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn portrayed by Margot Robbie.

Having some trouble finding some basic but quality costumes? Here are a few ideas below to give you some creative ideas as we get closer to Halloween weekend.

The full of the list of costumes Google lists as the most popular:

  1. Witch

  2. Rabbit

  3. Dinosaur

  4. Spider-Man

  5. Cruella De Vil

  6. Fairy

  7. Harley Quinn

  8. Cowboy

  9. Clown

  10. Chucky

Along with the classic costumes like witches, new television and movie characters have begun to take over Halloween. With the popularity of Netflix's Squid Game rapidly rising, costumes based off of characters in the show ranked 23 on Google's list of most popular costumes and are the most searched costume idea in Detroit.

The characters from hit quarantine video game Among Us are number 16 on the list with its popularity spiking in Jacksonville, Florida. Pokemon characters take number 50 on the list, Velma from Scooby Doo is 42, the DC Comics villain Poison Ivy is 33, Beetle Juice is 24, and costumes that go back in time to the 1980's take 18.

The top solo costumes in Tennessee this year according to Google are:

  1. Harley Quinn

  2. Witch

  3. General Superheros

  4. Rabbits

  5. Cowboys

The top couples costumes in Tennessee this year according to Google:

  1. Trixie and Tommy Turner

  2. Bonnie and Clyde

  3. Skid and Pump

  4. Mr. and Mrs. Smith

  5. Cosmo and Wanda

If you have a younger family member or are going with a large group, some top trending ideas:

  1. Squid Game

  2. Little Red Riding Hood cast

  3. Peter Pan cast

  4. The Addams Family


In other news:

  • MJHS Band of Gold competed in Contest of Champions on Saturday and won top band in the AA circuit and ranked seventh overall. "I thought it was a really good day. We had our best performance of the season in preliminaries and made it into finals which is always the goal. We were fortunate enough to have an even better performance in finals and for the first time ever had two bands make it into finals. It was a great night," said assistant band director Mr. Demonbruen.

  • The Golden Bear Theater presents The Diary of Anne Frank. Performances are Nov. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 11, and Nov. 13. "I think it's going very good. The students and actors are understanding the material and time period and know what is going on and why it is so important," said co-director Mr. Vantrease.

  • Golden Bears football team goes head to head with Green Hill tomorrow night.

  • The students WILL have a pep rally tomorrow during school. Due to COVID-19 distancing, there will be two pep rallies for freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors.

  • Senior Sunrise and Senior Sunrise Breakfast are cancelled.

  • Trivia Night was on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Team “Bad News Bears“ featuring MJ faculty and staff took the win.

  • Today’s spirit day is camo. Tomorrow’s spirit day will be Halloween costumes. Hats and appropriate costumes are allowed; however, masks are not.


Quote of the Week:

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.

The secret of your success is found in your

daily routine.

-Darren Hardy


Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend!

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