Tips On How To Study For Final Exams

Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

For seventh- and eighth-graders, the end-of-year final exams take place the week after Memorial Day. The students take one test for each core academic subject. Each exam has a duration of 90 minutes, and there are two assigned tests on each day. Many students often question their methods of studying and at times can feel overwhelmed with so much material. Here are some tips on how to study for any end-of-year exam:

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Nike’s Hyperadapt Sneakers Introduce A Laceless Future


Luka Markovic: Grade 8

Last year, Nike introduced the Hyperadapts. These are laceless sneakers with an automatic sensor and a button to adjust the fit of the shoe to one’s foot. It was based on the high-top sneaker featured in Back to the Future Part II. Nike originally let out a draw for this sneaker in 2015.

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Bring Pokémon Cards Back to Buckley

Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

Pokémon Trading Card Game is a card game in which different fictional creatures appear on separate cards and have a certain amount of health and damage that they can do to other Pokémon. Two or more cards battle each other and use the attacks listed on the card. As a result, each Pokémon loses health until one card wins. Many people of all ages collect Pokémon cards, and they try to obtain more powerful cards than their friends. A good Pokémon card does a lot of attack damage and has a high amount of health. Pokémon cards are a great way for children to interact and bond.

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Exploring The Upper School Electives

Source: The Buckley Bark

Jane Park: Grade 7

Every Thursday morning at 10:20 a.m., Buckley’s seventh- and eighth-graders have an elective period, including such offerings as Mindful Bodies, Calligraphy, Scripta, Video Production, Model UN, and our very own Buckley Bark. Upper School students often hear about the different electives from their friends, but they never truly get to experience every option. The Buckley Bark, therefore, asked students about which electives they wanted to know more about and interviewed two people from each of the top three electives.

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Give The Benefits Of Dance To All

Buckley Dance
Source: Buckley Country Day School

Lindsay Fabricant: Grade 7

At Buckley, the seventh- and eighth-graders have a chance to take a dance class for their music elective. But why don’t the fifth- and sixth-graders have the same opportunity?

Currently, the seventh- and eighth-graders are given the choice to dance at Buckley in its black box theater, in a class taught by Mrs. Jennifer Demopoulos. The students have a chance to learn various dance techniques in their music elective and to perform at different school assemblies. Some of their past performances have occurred on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Celebration of the Arts in May.

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Election Wrap-Up: President-Elect Donald Trump


Luka Markovic and Eleni Vasiliades: Grade 8

Now that Republican businessman Donald Trump has won a very close election, all Americans should support him as our new president. The campaigns and Election Day itself all featured many ups and down along the way. This is not what our founding fathers would have wanted it to be like. America is supposed to be a nation of growth and acceptance. This election became a “he said, she said” election. We both stand with Donald Trump, not because of what he has said and done, but because of his policies. If we would have elected Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as president, no one would know what would have come.

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Lizards or Dragons? The Magical Power Of Fiction


Jack Davis: Grade 8

As readers, we have to make a choice everyday: what books to read, when to read them, where to read them, and with whom to share them. Another choice that we have to make is whether we read fiction or nonfiction. We are all human beings with different literary taste buds. Some may prefer the surreal symphonies of character development and adventure, while some may lean toward illuminating information and facts. Nonfiction versus fiction. The real against the unreal. Fact versus imagination. We have a pretty big choice to make everyday, don’t we readers?

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