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Holiday Cookie Recipes

Shawna Smith, Staff Writer

December 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Top Stories

What’s something just about everyone likes about the holidays? Cookies, of course! Sadly, not everyone knows how to bake, bake well, at least. If you’re one of those people, that’s okay, because here is your ultimate guide to baking delicious cookies! Recipe 1:Snickerdoodles These cookies...

Kiva Update

Keira Currier, Staff Writer

December 23, 2017


Filed under Inked in Our Hallways, Showcase, Top Stories

Mr. Doucette has promised over $25,000 in the school’s Kiva account by the end of the year. The account has already gained $5,000 over the course of one trimester. The “Kiva Crew” has been working hard to take the account above and beyond the goal. Many exciting events have been planned to ass...

Looking Back on the QVMS Musical

Mareena Musser, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Inked in Our Hallways, Showcase

“Toto I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore,” says seventh grader Ava Maha as she stands on stage. Ava, who played Dorothy Gale in the recent Quaker Valley Middle school production of the Wizard of Oz, sang her heart out during the shows in the first weekend of December. The club is misse...

Guide to Fingerspelling in Sign Language

Hannah Steines-Wolfson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Inked Out in the World, Showcase

Everyday we speak. No matter where we live, we speak. However, we do not often think about those who do not speak, simply because they can not or just will not. Sign language is a speech-free language used by the deaf, the friends and family of the deaf, mutes (people who don't speak out of free will...

Video Game Reviews: Plants vs. Zombies & Creativerse

Koll Severson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Games, Showcase

Plants vs. Zombies Ahhh, I love the smell of spring. Freshly cut lawns, beautiful flowers and plants, and thousands upon thousands of zombies just itching to get my brains. Wait, what? A very poplar game with a huge amount of gameplay. It has tons of plants to play with while you try to think o...

Steelers vs Patriots Week 15 Preview

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week's game is a must win for either team.  The Steelers are 11-2 and looking for home field advantage in the playoffs.  The Patriots are coming off a crushing loss to the Dolphins in Miami.  The Patriots are 10-3 and are led by Tom Brady and his consistency. The Patriots' quarterback is a soli...

Video Game Reviews: Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, Minecraft

Koll Severson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Games, Showcase

Almost everyone has played a video game before, and most thought the experience was fun. We'll out some of the most well-rated video games of history (okay, maybe not history . . .). Super Mario Brothers  Definitely recommended. A classic hit that has existed since 1981. Constantly evolving in gameplay...

Why QVMS is Missing America’s Pastime

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Inky Opinions, Showcase

You might realize that QVMS only has a soccer, basketball, football, and wrestling team. Do you know what this school is missing . . . a baseball team.  Nobody has ever heard the phrase, “QVMS baseball team playing a game next Monday.”  The main reason: Playing area. The football and soccer teams c...

Thor: Ragnarok Review

David Graham, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

Ragnarok means the end of everything.  This is a surprising story line for any movie, so it was unexpected when Marvel decided to make a movie with that term in the title. For a sursprisingly dark title, Thor: Ragnarok is the most fun Marvel movie yet. Before I give my review, here is a brief synopsi...

Quaker Valley vs. Derry Area WPIAL Playoffs

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Inky Opinions, Showcase, Sports

The Quaker Valley varsity football team is squaring off against Derry Area Friday night for the first round of the WPIAL Playoffs.  The game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Quaker Valley High School Stadium. Derry is the underdog because they are the second to last place in the WPIAL 3-A playoffs. ...

Hair-Raising Halloween Movies

Hair-Raising Halloween Movies

David Graham, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

It’s that time of year again: The time when children go out to collect candy from random strangers whilst dressed up in costumes. For those people who would rather stay home or go to the theater to be spooked by a movie, here are three horror films (PG 13 or lower) that will scare you stiff this Halloween.   (IN...

Signing Up for Kiva 5K Will Earn You A Donut, But It Will Also Help Someone In Need Restart

Olivia Gnad, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Inked in Our Hallways, Showcase

At the mention of Kiva, you may envision 5K races, blue certificates, and sweet treats, but there is so much more to the story of Quaker Valley Middle School’s involvement in Kiva. Out of 2,000 schools in the world participating in Kiva donations, Quaker Valley Middle School is 24th. According to M...

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