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Thursday, May 24, 2018

                     Fourth Nor’easter in Three Weeks
Rams Record Editor

Wednesday, March 21 a Nor’easter hit the Northeast region. This was the fourth Nor’easter in three weeks. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled because of the large snow amounts. A fatal crash in New York, and two in New Jersey were blamed on slippery conditions and poor visibility. The two Governors called a state of emergency. New Jersey Transit pulled their busses of the road around 3 pm, when the storm picked up. The weather system was what was left of a strong storm that barreled through the south. The awesome storm brought hail in Texas on Sunday, tornadoes in Alabama on Monday, and on Tuesday, severe storms in Florida. Utilities reported more than 88,000 people without power, and of those 73,000 were in New Jersey. The last time there have been four Nor’easters so close together, was 2015 with four storms from January 26 to February 15.
A Nor’easter is a long area of low pressure that travels up the east coast. It gets its name because the winds typically come from the northeast. Many storms have large amounts of snowfall, but not all Nor’easters have snow. They occur year round, but are most frequent from September to April. The storms normally develop between Georgia and New Jersey and move north to New England and Canada. The jet stream transports cold air south out of Canada then east. Then the Atlantic Ocean warm air tries to move north. This causes a difference in temperature with the warm air over the water and the cold over the land. All of these things cause the Nor’easter storm.      


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Michael, Rams Record Editor

It’s almost all-star weekend and the votes are in. There has been a lot of controversy over
the players who have and haven’t been selected. First, let’s look at who was selected. The two
captains for the new all-star draft system are LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The rest of the
starters are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan,
Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. The reserves are LaMarcus
Aldridge, Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Al Horford, Damian Lillard, Kevin
Love, Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns,
John Wall, and Russell Westbrook.
You may be reading this and asking where are Paul George, Devin Booker, Lou Williams, Nikola
Jokic, Donovan Mitchell, and maybe even Goran Dragic? The Heat have been killing it recently
and in my opinion Dragic is the reason why. You may say Chris Paul but I think he’s been injured
too much to be an all-star.  Well, if you were wondering, I was wondering that too. These guys
have been disrespected by fans and media, especially Paul George. He’s been a top 3 defender in
the NBA and he hasn’t skipped a beat on offense, continuing to be a great three-point shooter and
just a great all around scorer.
In my opinion Paul George, Devin Booker, and Lou Williams are all having better seasons than
Klay Thompson and Donovan Mitchell is having one of the best rookie seasons in the modern era.
I think Goran Dragic deserves to be an all-star more than John Wall because the Heat have been
great and the Wizards have been disappointing.
I also think Nikola Jokic deserves the spot over Draymond Green but I think it just came down to
the fact that there are more Warriors fans than Nuggets fans. There have been some injuries and
to replace those players they put in Andre Drummond for John Wall and they replaced Demarcus
Cousins with Paul George so at least one big snub is now on the team. Who is to replace Kevin
Love is undecided but I’ll leave a link to five possible candidates.

By: Madelyn/Rams Editor

He shoots and he scores! Or, was that SHE! Your never know which CCS basketball team is ruling the court! In case you are interested in basketball as a spectator or participant, I wanted to let you know about Chichester school basketball. We at Chichester have always had strong Basketball teams. However, this year we could use some players, especially on the girls team. There are four teams in all. The  team you will be assigned to depends on your grade level. The 5-6 grade boys have their own team. The girls also have a team this year but there are not many players on it so they need players. If you want to play, go see Mr. Cipriano as soon as possible. The 5th and 6th graders girls practices are: Monday-Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. On Wednesday it is from 4:00-5:30 pm. There's no practice on Thursday but on Friday there is a practice right after school from 2:45-4:00. The 5th and 6th boys practices are on Monday-Tuesday 2:45-4:00 and on Thursday and Friday they have practice from 2:45-4:00 again. On Friday the boys and girls practice is together.
Seventh and eighth grade boys have a pretty good sized team. The 7th and 8th grade girls team only has 8 players so they could also use some players. The boy practices are on Monday and Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 and on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:30-7:00. The girls practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30 and on Wednesday their practice is from 2:45-4:00. On Friday they do not have practice.
Just to recap, if you would like to play, especially for the girls’ team, then just let Mr. Cipriano know at tcipriano@sau53.org and he will give you more information about playing. If you can’t play this season, consider playing next season.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

                                                      Jaylen Brown’s Injury
By: Caleb, Ram’s Staff Editor
Jaylen Brown suffered a scary injury in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went in for a dunk and then lost his balance afterward and landed on his upper back and neck area. Brown was stretchered off  the court for precautionary reasons, but wanted to walk back to the locker room by himself.
After the game Brown sent out a tweet saying: “Appreciate everybody. I'm ok .. Got a headache tho. 🤕 Good team win!!” Before he left the game Brown had 14 points and 5 rebounds. But with that win the celtics clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs for the C’s.  
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

                                                     2018 Drama Club

By Dillon, Rams Staff Editor

This year's Drama Club is definitely going to be the most difficult show. We will be performing Beauty and the Beast!!! I will have first-hand knowledge of this, as I am playing Beast in this story about an arrogant young prince and his castle's servants falling under the spell of a wicked enchantress. The enchantress transforms him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl, Belle, enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father, Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
This year is especially hard because the drama club has been upgrading the sound system and is replacing the light board. The drama club needs help to make this the best show that they have done. We also have another problem. Our main director, sadly, has stage 2 breast cancer. Now because of this challenge, she won’t be able to join us for most of the practices. The entire Drama Club is trying to find ways to make this one of the best shows that Drama has ever done, in honor of our director.
On Friday, April 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 14 from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Chichester Central School’s Drama Club will be performing this year’s play. Tickets are $5 and there are popcorn, baked good and pictures for sale. The ticket money helps make it possible for drama club to keep these amazing performances coming year after year.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Image result for football         Super Bowl Outcome

By: Michael; staff editor

The Super Bowl finished with the Philadelphia Eagles winning. The backup quarterback Nick Foles defeated five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The game went back and forth between the offenses. The game was going to end with whose defense gets the stop or who scores the quickest. With about two minutes remaining in the game Tom Brady and his offense were down by five. They were trying to have another Super Bowl comeback. On one play Tom Brady got ready to throw a pass downfield and the Eagles defensive line collapsed on him and forced a fumble. This was a game changer because the Eagles were in field goal range. Once the Patriots stopped them the Eagles kicked a field goal with 50 seconds remaining.
Tom Brady has had so many miracle comebacks in his lifetime. Starting at nine yard line the Eagles forced the Pats to make it 4th down and 10. Tom Brady then threw a laser and converted the play. The Patriots had 20 seconds left to play. They needed to score a touchdown and get the two point conversion. Tom Brady was trying to get closer to the end zone so he didn't have to throw up a bomb to the endzone. One of his passes almost got intercepted by the Eagles cornerback. With ten seconds remaining they had to go for a hail mary. The ball was snapped and Tom Brady dropped back, the pressure came and he broke out of a tackle. He scrambled out to the right. Tom Brady threw a hail mary to Gronkowski. The ball got tipped and Amendola and Hogan couldn't  get the rebound. The Philadelphia Eagles won the 52nd Lombardi trophy. The Eagles, Nick Foles won MVP in Super Bowl 52.

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