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-The HB Voice Team

-The HB Voice Team

Edition 3 – February 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance (Feb. 2016)

In respect to February being Black History Month, Lamar’s performance was an artistic statement about prison reform, police brutality, and black pride. Congratulations to Kendrick on an amazing presentation and all the artists who won a Grammy or were nominated.

Editor’s Note:

Supervisor: Mrs. Marciano

Editor-in-Chief: Hooria Katal

Managing Editor: Sanghavi Sripathy

Senior Copy Editors: Lisa Afundu & Mariyan Salhia

Junior Copy Editors: Insiya Moosavi & Kanu Kanwar

The Brathwaite Bulletin – Important Upcoming Dates

Late Start – Wednesday February 24th, 2016

Coba Dancers (Period 2) – Thursday February 25th, 2016

MADD Assembly (Period 1) – Friday February 26th, 2016

Progress Reports – Friday March 11th, 2016

Have any art/design pieces? Poems? Short stories? Want to be featured in the newspaper?

Email your work(s) to the HB Voice Team at [email protected]!

Eating Well: Quick Morning Time Meals

By Gurleen G.

As hardworking individuals and sometimes jejune teenagers, we forget to take care of ourselves due to our overwhelming and hectic schedules. We often neglect the need to eat a mindful and flavourful breakfast. In this edition of - The Voice - you will be compelled to have a scrumptious breakfast each day, and love each and every moment of the mouth-watering delicacies in your kitchen. Here are some suggestions of what to eat in the morning.

Mixed Berry Smoothie: A blend of milk, sugar and fresh, sweet, berries. The airy taste of this flavoursome drink is sure to give you a boost to your day. This mélange can also be served with garnished almonds on top to add a crunchy and delicate sensation to your taste buds.

Crunchy, Veggie Sandwich: Well described by its name, this is a composition of whole-wheat, toasted bread with various pickle chutneys and creamy spreads. This sandwich is incomplete without a selection of sliced baby cucumbers and lettuce. Largely enjoyed with the overpowering unity of Spicy Mint Chutney or Mango Pulp Pickle, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, or Red Hot Chilli Sauce, this sandwich places emphasis on its delicateness and crispy taste.

Homemade Oatmeal Favourite: Composed of half a bowl of whole grain oats and a quarter bowl of milk heated on the pan until brown and of thick and soft consistency, this quick, easy meal is sure to give a boost to your day. This breakfast is widely enjoyed with a fresh glass of orange juice or tossed with fresh berries, and sprinkled with the desired amount of brown sugar. It is sure to keep you on your feet for a fun-filled day ahead.

Crispy, Crunchy Egg Toast: Delectable slices of whole wheat bread, covered in a zesty mélange of homestyle spices and the original aroma of fresh cut greens, oranges, and reds in yolk mix. This toast is sure to linger on your fingers. In preparation, you need a handy fry pan, a bowl, two slices of bread, two eggs and your preferred spices and vegetables. Although this recipe may require a bit more time, the wait will definitely be worthwhile.

Step 1: Crack two eggs and pour the egg yolks and egg whites into the bowl. With a fork, whisk the eggs until you achieve a smooth consistency. Then add your preferred spices and finely cut vegetables; continue mixing. At the same time, toast the bread until light brown and heat the fry pan with a drizzle of vegetable or canola oil on medium high.

Step 2: When the bread turns a light brown, dip each slice of bread into the egg mix, letting it be covered in all egg mix. Then, place the bread into the fry pan, and flip with a spatula so the bread is well cooked on each side. If the egg mix does not fully cover the slice, pour the remainder of the egg mix onto the bread, distributing it evenly.

Step 3: When the bread forms a nice, tanned yellow on both sides, place the slice of bread onto a serving plate. If desired, place a leaf or two of parsley on top of the dish and enjoy it with the tangy taste of ketchup and a refreshing blend of orange juice.

I hope this guide is a flavourful and useful one and hope you all enjoy yourselves preparing such scrumptious and nutritious meals. These meals are sure to keep you active and attentive for the day. Enjoy the delectable and mesmerizing tastes of these morning fares. Take care and eat well!

Book Review

Author: Pierce Brown

Genre: Sci-fi Rating: 5/5 stars

The Red Rising Trilogy

By Lisa A.

The Red Rising trilogy is an action-packed sci-fi thriller set on the planets and moons of our solar system. It’s set far in the future, where eugenics and genetic manipulation has led to the creation of a colour system, a social hierarchy, where every colour has been genetically engineered for a specific job in society. The Yellows are scientists and medical personnel; Violets are creative artists, Browns are servants, Coppers are bureaucrats and it continues on to include all the colours of the rainbow and more. Each colour has a place in society and on top of the social hierarchy are the Golds, who are the rulers of humanity.

Darrow is a Red, an unskilled manual labourer who mines the deepest parts of the planet Mars for the helium-3 that is an essential ingredient for terraforming Mars and the other planets in the solar system. Darrow believes that he and his people are toiling so that they can make Mars a liveable place for the rest of humanity.

When Darrow’s wife, Eo, is killed, he finds out that everything they have been told is a lie. Mars has already terraformed and has been able to sustain life for centuries. The Golds have kept the Reds enslaved in mines in order to hold onto their power. Darrow is enraged and becomes involved with the Sons of Ares, a rebel group whose goal is to destroy Gold society and bring justice and peace to the lesser Colours, especially the Reds.

The first book, Red Rising follows Darrow as he sets out to infiltrate the Gold Institute and bring them down from within. In the second book, Golden Son, Darrow learns the price of power and makes decisions about morality and how far he is willing to go to achieve his goals.

Morning Star, the highly anticipated last instalment in the series was just released on February 9th. For newcomers to the series, now is a good time to join the fandom as all the books have now been published. For those who are returning to the series, you will not be disappointed.

All three books in the series are currently available at our library.

-Per aspera ad astra.

“Through the thorns to the stars.”

A Tribute to David Bowie

By Zara K.

In 2016, the music industry was faced with a tremendous loss, the death of legendary singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer, David Robert Jones, or as the world knew him David Bowie, 'Ziggy Stardust', 'The Thin White Duke', was a musical phenomenon. We, remember him today as someone who opened the minds of many, around the world, with his immense influence on the world of music. He changed, the identity of rock and roll, forever by making it more than just about music, but rather an idea. Like art it "is a series of performances and each version of yourself is as real as the next." He was often referred to as the 'Chameleon of rock and roll', a true master of forms, his music, attitude, style and overall outlook on life, broke barriers, always exceeding the boundaries of convention. Pop music would not be what it is today without the help of Bowie. His new dimension of music in the 1970s’ also inspired many other genres such as punk rock music. He himself was influenced by rock n’ roll legends like Elvis Presley and Marc Bolan. Many of us may remember him as the 'Goblin King' from the hit 1986 Adventure-fantasy Children's film Labyrinth.

David Bowie has inspired generation after generation of music fans, from Nirvana to Prince to Kanye. Mick Jagger expressed his thoughts on the genius that was David Bowie, saying, "David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work." Other celebrities also took to social media to express their condolences; Anne Hathaway captioned "Safe journey home Starman". Lady Gaga performed a David Bowie tribute at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. David Bowie made music until the very end. Two days after the release of his new album Blackstar and his 69th birthday, on January 10th 2016, he tragically passed away due to liver cancer. Ziggy Stardust may have perished, but his legacy will live on and his influence on music will continue to inspire many generations of musicians to come. David Bowie, will never truly die, in the hearts of his fans.

Twenty-Fifteen Throwback!

By Kanu K.

As we reach another great end to another amazing fun-filled year, there are a few great memories I'm sure everyone can relate to.

The “Dress”

Let's get straight to the point... Blue and Black or White and Gold!!!

(personally, I'm on team white and gold!)

This dress landed on the internet not just with many likes and hits, but a controversial debate over whether the dress was blue and black or white and gold. It got everyone thinking about the truth, and finally after millions of views and comments, the people confirmed that the dress was in fact blue and black.


In 2015, Barack Obama officially confirmed that,