P.S./M.S 164 PRIDE POST
2107-2018 Spring/Summer Issue
Table of Contents Can you find 5 Dojo emoji characters hidden in the
pages of this magazine?
Front Cover by Jaylah Maldonado
Back Cover by Laura Hasko Find all five for a chance to win a prize!
Come show Ms. Backner
Emojis drawn by students in Mrs. Butt’s class.
Answers in next year’s issue.
Page 1...Drawing by Natalie Tamma Page 19...Drawing by Lexis Blatter
Drawing by Noa Teitler Drawing by Jaylah Maldonado
Drawing by Lindsey Tan
Drawing by Lyesha Alegria Page 20...Poem by Ruben Fuzaylov
Poem by Liya Katonova
Page 2...Drawing by Joseph Lopez Poem by Sarah Faylayev
Drawing by Elizabeth Fuzaylov
Drawing by Sidra Aboushabana Page 21...Drawing by Elena Yagudayev
Drawing by Aisha Alegria
Page 3...Drawing by Jaylah Maldonado Drawing by Maya Escobar
Drawing by Lexis Blatter Drawing by Rachel Abramova
Drawing by Sara Maghni
Drawing by Natalie Tamma Page 22-23...Match up by Mia Castillo &
Page 4...Drawing by Daniel Yushavayev
Drawing by Jayvon Zheng Page 24...Drawing by Elenor Pinkasov
Drawing by Heta Patel Drawing by Nadia Eton
Drawing by Lehan Shi Drawing by Sarah Faylayev
Facts by Mrs. Perez’s 4th graders
Page 25...Drawing by Ariella Haimov
Page 5...Story by Nicholas Morote Drawing by Elenor Pinkasov
Drawing by Maaz Qasim Drawing by Jaylah Maldonado & Alison
Page 6...Drawing by Shlomo Dodobayev Drawing by Sadja Aboushabana
Drawing by Daniel Sachakov
Drawing by Syann Soares Page 26...Reviews by Carlos Duran, Racheal Levy,
Drawing by Ethan Lee & Syrina Ducos & Rut Patel
Francesko Hila Drawing by Heta Patel
Drawing by Het Patel Drawing by Sadja Aboushabana
Page 7...Drawing by Elizabeth Matatov Page 27...How To by Amber Portillo &
Drawing by Natalie Tamma Daniella Ifraimova
Drawing by Claire Tang
Drawing by Syrina Ducos Page 28...Drawing by Naila Sehovic &
Drawing by Sarah Faylayev Natalie Tamma
Drawing by Megan Madelar
Page 8...Drawing by Megan Madelar Drawing by Rosalina Pinkasov
Drawing by Bhargav Patel
Drawing by Elise Ruben Page 29...Jokes complied by Rushabh Patel &
Drawing by Sara Maghni Jaymon Panchal
Comic by Sophia Cruz
Page 9...Word Search by Jiayi Lin Maze by Rushabh Patel
Page 10...Story and drawing by Elis Ruben & Om Patel
Page 30-31…Compiled by Jiayi Lin & Andres Gomez
Page 11...Story by Christopher Kotan Page 32...Drawing by Jieni Wu
Drawing by Olivia Turowski
Drawing by Avner Yakubov Drawing by Avigail Katanova
Drawing by Hetvi Patel
Page 12...Drawing by Rachel Katanova Drawing by Bhargav patel
Drawing by Elizabeth Matatov Drawing by Zeel Patel
Comic by Ayse Katsan Drawing by Zion Ingram
Drawing by Syrina Ducos Math Art by Jazmyn Dorsey
Story by Emiliano Arya Page 33...Biography by Jaden Soleimani
Drawing by Sarah Faylayev Drawing by Hanzala Zafar
Drawing by Jaden Soleimani &
Page 13...Drawing by Avi Shimonov Carlos Duran
Drawing by Christian Fioranelli Page 34...Story by Luciano Morote
Drawing by Emiliano Mendoza Page 35...Drawing by Benjamin Pan
Drawing by Chritian Lopez
Page 14-15...Survey conducted by Aarti Patel & Liv Drawing by Isabella Guzman
Svilem Drawing by Joshua Akhavan
Page 16...Quiz by Luciano Morote Drawing by Luciano Morote
Page 17…Story by Arya Patel Drawing by Krystian Grodzki
Page 36...Quiz by Nabiha Ajaz
& Emiliano Mendoza
Page 18...Drawing by Sara Maghni By Amy Truque
Drawing by Sajda Aboushabana
Drawing by Sophia Cruz
Drawn by Natalie Tamma
Drawn by Noa Teitler
Drawn by Lindsey Tan
Drawn by Lyesha Alegria
Drawn By Elise Ruben
Drawn by Joseph Lopez
Drawn By Elizabeth Fuzaylov
Drawn by sidra Aboushabana
By Jaylah Maldonado
By lexis Blatter
By Sara magHni
By Natalie tamma
Drawn by Daniel Drawn by Jayvon
Tarantulas eat strangely. The first While humans have red blood,
bite is to paralyze the prey, then spit tarantulas have clear, pale, blue, or
venom into the prey. A few moments yellow blood.
later, the inside of the animal turns Tarantulas have eight eyes, but
into liquid and the tarantula sucks it almost every one of them are blind.
up and throws the body away like a
juice box. Drawn by LeHan Shi
Drawn by Heta Patel
Unlike humans, even though they Tarantulas have their abdomen in their
have an abdomen, they store food in their head.
When tarantulas are really hungry they
Tarantulas smell with their feet. rip off their own leg and eat it.
From the universe of Black comes one of the powerful villains ….
2:30 June 3th, the day it all started. I woke up and put on my clothes. I dashed out of my
room and headed to my school, where I got my breakfast. When I arrived nobody noticed that I
was the new kid. I walked to class, only getting lost once. But when I got to my room it was “odd”.
It was the last door on the other side of the hallway and it was red when the rest were brown or gray.
I went slowly inside my classroom to find a desk, which was near my neighbor Andy. But then the
unexpected happened. My brother was near the window at the other side of the room, banging the
Everyone snickered and laughed. They knew how weird and how annoying he was. I spent
the whole day trying to forget it. But the anger inside me was burning and I felt like I wanted to
punch somebody. l found my found my brother in the hallway and started yelling in his face.
“Max what is wrong with you?! You embarrassed me on the first day of school! What is
wrong with you? Can’t you just act normal?! Just be an average kid!”
Max pushed me with all his might to the wall and then to the red door. For some reason it
broke and we fell into the dark abyss. As we fell through a world of illusion, I opened my eyes. We
were falling down a mountain. Then my brother fell beside me and pushed me to the left. I fell on top
of a pile of rocks. I was unconscious for about ten minutes. Then without warning we fell again into
a rock wall and then down to a dark hole. The third fall made us realize we were at the center of the
“Great. Now we’re in another world because of a fight!” I said.
“Maybe you're right. This is my fault” Max replied.
I helped him up but then we heard a loud BOOM! “What is that?” I Screamed!
To be continued...
By Nicholas Morote
Drawing by Maaz Qasim
Drawing By Shlomo Dodobayev Drawing By Daniel Sachakov
Drawing By Syann Soares
Drawing By Ethan Lee and Francesko Hila Drawing By Het Patel
Drawing By Elizabeth Matatov Drawing By Natalie Tamma
Drawing By Claire Tang
Drawing By Syrina Ducos Drawing By Sarah Faylayev
By Bhargav Patel
By Megan Madelar
By Elise Ruben
SH I S TORYVS Y T J K
HG I F S ENOR P K I IM
F FBECNE I CSAAAY
HTGJ SPT ZBXCKYG
QRBDE R S E I V F E I H
WA E A N I QNO I EMK D
RVNVONS E AN L I HS
A F Q I R C I WH D A L A V
HNHDA I S E T AG I L F
K A I K D P T H A DMR R S
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E L X Z E L R T U NMF K A
I T S OG I MA I L I F T N
K M U S I C Z MWW S L Y I
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CGKF Z L I BRARYAH
H E N J I AWE ND T E TW
J E TEACHERS L KHR
Principal Library History
Teachers Math Spanish
Anime ELA Science
Extra words included! (Hint Names & Family Members)
Good Luck! *_*
Word Search By Jiayi Lin
Back To The Moon
One night two kids named Alexander and Emily fell from the moon to Earth into the jungle.
Emily cried, “Where are we?!”
Alexander yelped, “I do not know where we are.” He shouted ,”It is all your fault we fell!”
They started to fight. They tried to find a way to get back to the moon, but they did not find
one. They tried for hours to get back to the moon and they were fighting the whole time. Emily and
Alexander were fighting until they heard the crumpling of the leaves going back and forth in the
green bushes. They were paralyzed in fear and they held on to each other. They didn’t know if they
were in danger. As they walk through out the jungle, they came in contact with…a monkey!
They didn’t have their bracelet to talk to animals like they had on the moon, so the monkey
thought they wanted to harm him. The monkey ran back to the bushes. They found some food and
gave it to the monkey and they became friends. Then they figured out they were missing the
bracelets. They started looking around. They were looking everywhere, they looked behind the
bush the monkey was in. They found both of the bracelets there. They even had a necklace to let
them breath anywhere - even under water.
They put on their bracelets and started to talk to the monkey. They asked the monkey, ”Can
you help us?”
The monkey was thinking, “What can I do?” The monkey said all of his skills. Then the
monkey said a very useful thing. The monkey mentioned that.. “One of my skills is jumping as high
as birds can fly. Another one of my skills is climbing vines with my feet. I can do anything with these
“Now we can get back home now!” the kids said.
Once the monkey climbed to the greatest tree and jumped to the moon. Emily and Alexander
kissed the moon and cried in joy. Every time you see a shadow on the moon, it’s Emily and Alexan-
der kissing the moon.
By Elise Ruben and Om Patel
Captain Greenhead and the Attack of Tim and Sheldon
Captain Greenhead is a superhero in a town called Falafeltown. The town
is usually very quiet and safe. When there are no bad things happening he goes
up to his watchtower to protect the town. One day while he was watching over
the town, when two bad men named Tim and Sheldon came into town with two
huge swords pointing them at the citizens of Falafeltown. Captain Greenhead
was nervous so he called Spiderman, Batman, and the Flash to help him. When
all the superhero’s were together they started to attack Tim and Sheldon. Crash,
boom, bam!!! The superhero’s are able to get the swords away from them and
win. Here come the police to take them to jail forever. Now Falafeltown is back
to normal and Captain Greenhead go back to his tower!
By Ayse Katsan
By Avi Shimonov
By Christian Fioranelli
By Emiliano Mendoza
Fear Survey Part 1
What is your worst fear ? TOP 10 WORST FEARS IN
Mossaab Maghni – thieves
Malik Mashriqi – the dark GETTING
Joshua V. – killer clowns KIDNAPPED
Andre Cabrera – hospitals BUGS
Alex Urrea – the ocean waves
Mia Paladines – spiders RATS & MICE
Ashlee Brown – being held back /getting killed SERIAL KILLERS
Joshua Leon – cockroaches
Valentina Yanguma – rats CLOWNS
What do you do to try and get over your fear ?
Mossaab Maghni — playing video games
Malik Mashriqi—to stay in the dark
Joshua Valera—don’t go near them
Andre Cabrera try not to get hurt ; Be safe
Alex Urrea—going in the water and try not to sink
Unknown– be around a doll all day
Mia Paladines – see pictures of spiders
Ashlee Brown – be prepared
Joshua Leon—kill it
Valentina Yangu1m4 a - ignore it
Fear Survey : Part 2
How can you teach other people to get over their fear?
Malik M. –try to face it
Joshua V. – stand up for themselves
Andre C. –be careful
Alex R. – take baby steps
Mia P. - tell them to see what
they can accomplish
Ashlee B. - teach them how to be prepared
Joshua L .—teach how to be prepared
Valentina Y. — tell them to do whatever it is it more often
If you heard a noise late at night would you go check it out or lock your door and hide?
Malik M .—check it out
Joshua V. – check it out
`Andre C. -check it out
Alex R.— check it out
Mia P.—check it out
Ashley B.—lock my door and hide
Joshua L .—stay in my bed and keep the door closed
Valentina Y .— check it out
TOP 10 WORST FEARS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
RATS & MICE
What do you think when you FIRST see this?
Tell the TRUTH!
3 Circles Mickey
Scared Face Disney.
You know Dog’s Paw
emoji’s You love
and the dogs and
Internet have one.
Made by Luciano Morote
You know ways 16
to draw shapes
and you love
Bob’s Mega Problem
By Emiliano Mendoza & Arya Patel
One day in Porkbelly it was a peaceful day. The town people were
just walking around and doing their shopping. Surprising a Flying Monkey
came and shouted, “I will destroy the whole town.”
A superhero named Bob shouted to the town ,“ I will protect this town
from all danger.”
He used the only thing he could which was his super kick. So, he
pulled his leg and “Ka boom!” He kicked the monkey in the back and he
flew from the town to the farthest jungle. After that Bob went home and
slept for years.
The next year, the town changed. There were bridges, big buildings,
boutiques, restaurants, zoos, and Toys R Us. "Maybe the flying monkey
will come back” , people would whisper.
Another year passed and there were farms, factories, and big coal
mines. When the flying monkey started smelling and breathing in all the
smoke he grew more and more angry because the smoke was ruining his
habitat. Finally he was so angry he roared, “ Who is doing all of this? I will
He was 98 feet long and could beat 68 robots. When the Bob, the
superhero heard the flying monkey he yelled, “ Who is making this noise? I
was taking my nap.” The monkey was only 58 feet tall, but could defeat 96
When they both arrived to the town the flying monkey began to roar,
“ You will shatter to pieces!”
Bob was angry at him and he used his super kick power to kick Mon-
key back deep into the jungle. The town was a humongous mess and the
mayor said, “ We are running out of money, can you help us clean and fix
Bob said in the peaceful voice, “ Yes, but only if that flying monkey is
not here.” So the town people cleaned up the mess and Bob went back to
sleep. When everyone woke up the next morning they looked out the win-
dow and saw that everything was back to normal.
The sky is blue the grass is green. By Zoelle Garcia
“It’s spring!” it’s spring!
We all shout we know its spring without a doubt.
You know what It means when flowers bloom.
It means summer will be there soon.
The warm weather brings everyone together.
This is why we love spring we dance, we play, we hug
When you see the buds on bare trees close your eyes
and feel the breeze.
The wonderful smell of crispy sweet air.
Flowers and plants growing everywhere.
Now you know the meaning of spring, just be carful so the bees don’t sting.
By Sarah Faylayev
Music Is Fun
Music is very fun.
You move your body with it.
For example you can tap your leg.
Or march with your legs.
You can clap your hands
You can also have a rubber band and pull very high
It makes a sound that isn’t music.
By Ruben Fuzaylov
4th of July!! By Natalie Tamma
Family’s go outside to watch fireworks.
You hear fireworks popping.
You smell firecrackers.
And you touch the BBQ when you eat it.
By Liya Katanova
In the summer we swim in the pool. Het Patel
In the summer we don’t go to school.
In the summer we play in the park. In the summer we play until dark.
In the summer we ride our bikes. In the summer we go for hikes.
In the summer we have so much fun I love summer because of the sun!
When the sun is out we like to play. By Imane Oallout
By Liya Katanova
Friendly, cuddly, playful.
They bark because they want to play.
They tug on the leash.
They lick you when they are happy.
By Liya Katanova
By Jailene Castillo
Maya Alejandra Escobar
Match the Staff Member To...
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Ariella Haimov Elenor Pinkhasov
Christian Vincent Fioranelli
What I learned from the movie Wonder is to choose kindness and stand up for a friend that is worth
standing up for.
I learned that you have to be kind. I also learned that you have to stand up for yourself. I like the part that
when Aggie was getting bullied, he did not show his sadness. Wonder is a great title for the movie/book
because Ageist did not show his fear and he is very strong for a boy that had 27 sundries. This is what I
learned from the movie/book Wonder.
I learned that in Wonder you choose kindness no mater what. And you NEVER bully no matter
how you look, what you do!!! Also, you should never be a follower because if you do you will end up in
the wrong place, like Summer, she wanted nice friends for a change.
Also, you should stand up for yourself and NEVER give up, so you always have to believe in your
dreams. And you are never ugly because your face is a map and it shows you were you are going and were
I watched Wonder and learned to be kind. In the movie Wonder Aggie had no friends, but then the
whole school was his friend in the end. So, they were mean to him but then they were kind in the end. I
rate the movie 5 stars. This is 1 thing I learned.
4th grade went to watch
Wonder and these are their
Sadja Aboushabana Heta Patel
How To Make a Modern Mosaic Painting With Tape
Daniella Ifraimova and Amber Portillo
How to make this DIY!!!
You will need: A canvas, painting tape, and any color of paint
First: Tape any design you want on the canvas.
Then: After you place your tape, you paint your canvas with any color
Finally: Once your paint dries, you peel off the tape and you will have a beautiful design!
Megan Nalia Sehovik
A boy had to go A husband killed his wife
through three doors. and threw her down a
One door had raging cliff in a car. The next day
fire. The second door the police called the hus-
had assassins ready to band and told him that
shoot. The last door his wife was murdered
had lions that had not and to come to the place
eaten for 3 years. right away . When he got
What door should that there the police arrested
kid go through? him . How did the police
know that he was the
Answers on page 37 criminal?
Maze and jokes complied by
Writing Hall of Fame
The Pride Post has chosen a number of authors from previous magazines that we think
deserve some recognition. Here is the list of names in random order.
Louis Dentrano for Volcanoes
Sean Zhou for Snapple Fact: Butterflies Taste with Their Hind Legs
Ariana Pacheco for Flames
Mahru Nasir for Love
Katelyn Zheng for Disney Love
Esther Yagudayev and Isabella Rafailova for I Wonder
Olivia Turowski and Riya Patel for “Let’s Hang Out…”
Chiara Luka for Believe It Or Not
Arom Naeem for Love Poem
Avner Yakubov for The One Who Watches
Esther Yagudayev for Studying Through The Night
Vishva Patel for Dancing Moments
Ariana Pacheco for Spring
Shabana Khan for Mirror, Mirror
Nicholas Morote for Black: The Deadly Disease
16. Luciano Morote for Strange Dreams
17. Mena Labib fort Craving Christmas
18. Isabella Galeano for Mr. Linden’s Library
19. Theresa Caragliano for Into The Deep Wooden Forest
20. Suki Lin for Trees
Art Hall of Fame
The Pride Post has chosen a number of artists from previous magazines that we think
deserve some recognition. Here is their work in random order.
Sophia M, Aarti P. Matthew Zhou
Esther Yagudayev Madina Azizi
Weiki Chen Jia Xin Lin
Diya Patel Camila Saniago
Suki Lin Benjamin Rosenberg Quin Yu Jiang
Ashley C. Maya E. Noa Teitler Isabella Galeano
Margarita S. Shreeya Joshi Sophia Cruz
Joshua Leon Zowie Shbairoi
Nicholas Roxas Chibuike Amasiani
Iuliia Batorova Sebastian Torres
Jieni Wu AVIGAIL KATANOVA Hetvi Patel
Jazmyn Dorsey Zion Ingram
Stephen Curry is a NBA basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors. He was born on
March 14, 1988 in Ohio. His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry, but his nickname is Steph. He has a
younger sister and a younger brother named Seth and Sydel. Both of his parents were athletes; his dad was
a NBA basketball player and his mom was a volleyball player on the women’s volleyball team at her college
Virginia Tech. Stephen Curry used to go his dad’s games on the weekends, which made him interested in
sports. His dad was his coach, and he inspired him to be a basketball player. He showed him techniques of
throwing the ball, so other’s couldn’t block him.
Stephen Curry brings joy to people all around. People love watching him play. He has many
followers. In his free time he visits the sick in the hospitals. When he started playing basketball he wasn’t
very tall, But he still gave it his best. Basketball scouts didn't think he was tall enough or strong enough to
play basketball, and didn’t pick him. Stephen Curry did not give up, and he showed everyone that he could
still make it and become a great player. He played the best games when his team was down and that lead
them to winning. He went to Davison College in North Carolina, joined the basketball team and he was the
star player. In 2005 he was drafted to the NBA. Stephen Curry gives hope to everyone when other people
tell them they are not good enough. He is a good role model to the young, showing them they should not
give up on their dreams, and to be the best that they can be.
People benefit from him today because they love watching him play. He has great techniques in
basketball. The most impressive things about him is that he is known as the greatest shooter in NBA
history. He is worth $47.3 million at such a young age. He is also MVP or most valuable player in the season
2014 — 2015. He was the first player in the history of the NBA to be elected by unanimous votes to be the
Jaden Soleimani and Carlos Duran
Previously on GLITCH: After surviving electrocution, our hero is
overcome by GLITCH grasp. Glitch has taken over his mind and is
about to die in his dreams.
“Bye Bye!” said GLITCH . He was about to stab Mike until
he was launched out of Mike’s head.
“Oh my God, what the...?” questioned Mike. “So I guess this
is my head empty. Or maybe this is a dream.” he said, realizing
he was in a hospital.
“Clear!” the doctor shouted until a flash of light came across
the room. It was GLITCH.
“WHO TOOK ME OUT!” GLITCH asked a doctor who
was holding a defibrillator.
“Ummm,” said the doctor .
“You!” shouted GLITCH.
“Don’t you dare hurt him,” the other doctors said.
But GLITCH shocked all doctors.
“I just did,” said GLITCH. GLITCH grabbed a small gem
and put it in Mike.
“NOOOOO……” Mike said as he fainted.
GLITCH now was able to go and control Mike’s body again.
“IT’S FINALLY DONE, YESS!” GLITCH said to Mike’s
Will Mike escape or will GLITCH gain more power from Mike?
How similar are you and your best friend?
Take this quiz to find out!!
So me, so you , so Predict your future :
us : Compare answers with a friend
What will you do?!!
Texting all day 100%-YES.
Maxi dresses 0 % - no chance
Skinny jeans 110%– already did it
Art classes 90-maybe!!
Bike rides Flying into space ….%
Statement tees Star in reality show….%
Ski in Switzerland....%
Swim with a dolphin….%
Drive a race car….%
Dye your hair pin ….%
Design a house….%
Meet a celebrity….%
Shopping over a $1000….%
What would you rather?!!?!?
__ soda or juice __ __ Hollister or American eagle__
__ product or natural__ __ shopping or stay home __
__ movies or shows __ __ Instagram or snapchat __
__ morning or night__ __ make up or no make up__
__ Fortnite or Pubg __ __android or apple__
Play your best friend and then compare your answers
Benjamin Pan Christan Lopez
Isabella Guzman Josh Akhavan and Ben Rosenberg
Luciano Morote Krystian Grodzki
Answer to Maze and Riddles on page
1. The kid should go the door with the
lions because the lions died from 3
years of starvation.
2. They arrested the husband because
the police never told him the location,
but he knew it already.
Answers to Teacher Match Up on page
Answers to Word Search on page 1—M 9—G
SH I STOR Y VS Y T J K 3— L 11—Q
HG I F S E N O RA K I I M 4—O 12—R
F F BECN E I C S AAAY 5—N 13—J
HTG J SP T Z BXCK YG 6—B 14—K
QR BDE R S E I V F E I H 7—A 15—F
WA E A N I Q R O I E M K D 8—S 16—E
R V N V ON S E A N L I H S
AFQ I RC I T HDA L AV Drawing by
HNHDA I S A T AG I L F Daniel Meskin
K A I K D P T E A D MR R S
WN A MB A E H M R O B A P
E L X Z E L R T U N MF K A
I T S OG I M A I L I F T N
K MU S I C Z M WWS L Y I
I MS B A C K N E R S S MS
CGKFZ L I B RARYAH
HEN J I AWE NDT E TW
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P.S./M.S. 164 PRIDE POST STAFF
Staff editor: Ms. Backner
Francis Loke Mia Castillo Shaheer Dar
Devorah Akbashev Nicholas Morote Nabiha Ajaz
Camila Lantigua Amber Portillo Liv Svliem
Hanzala Zafar Jaymin Panchal
Daniella Ifraimova Liya Katanova
Special thanks to: