DC TV shows take different paths

“The Flash” and “Arrow,” two shows with air on the CW, explore similar themes of heroes fighting against a dangerous bigger threat, but do it with different overall tones and themes, making them stand apart.

“The Flash” tells the tale of Barry Allen who has his life turned upside down after being waking up from a lightning-induced coma with the ability to move at super speeds. He becomes a hero after finding
out many other with powers similar to him are using it for evil.

“The Flash” is a overall fun and silly show which appears to be pulled right out of the flashing pages of a comic book. The fun and joyful tone is designed to entrance you. It does this with amusing stories, fun villains and wonderful special effects that only enhance the viewing experience. If you’re looking for a story with well written plots and side characters however keeping a fun superhero experience you’re looking for then”The Flash” is the show for you.

“Arrow,” which tells the story of Oliver Queen, is a nitty-gritty show which bares dark themes and a serious story line. Queen becomes stranded on a deserted island after a yachting accident, and in the five years until he is rescued, he fights for his survival. During the time he also learns secrets, including the corruption of his father. After leaving the rough conditions of the island, he changes completely as he tries to make things better and hides his identity under the shadow of a hood. He attempts to rid the city of all those who have done wrong and all who have corrupted it. “Arrow” develops a good story as it explores dark themes and includes captivating fight scenes.

New clubs offer range of experiences for students at AcadeMir schools

AcadeMir Charter School Middle and AcadeMir Preparatory Academy offer many clubs throughout the week, giving students the opportunity to learn about their interests outside of the classroom.

Both a volleyball club and basketball club will start with Coach Andrews after the break. Ms. Crespo and Ms. Perez oversees two clubs: Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment (SECME) and Dream in Green. Ms. Masis, who teaches a class in robotics, oversees a robotics club with Ms. Rodriguez. Finally, the newspaper is produced by a student club organized by Mr. Bunch.

The clubs offer many things to do like helping the environment to doing projects. In the Dream in Green club, you can help the environment and create environmental inventions that can help the school. In SECME club, students make inventions and compete with other schools in Florida and the nation. If a student succeeds in Ms. Masis’ robotics class, the skills learned there could have them competing in regional competitions.

“Clubs are great, because they keep students engaged in learning beyond normal school hours,” Mr. Bunch said. “Some of my best school memories come from after-school activities I participated in. I’m happy we can help provide that for other students.”

Cheers for AcadeMir! School starts cheerleading club

AcadeMir Charter School Middle and AcadeMir Preparatory Academy recently has held tryouts for girls interested in becoming a cheerleader. Tryouts took place after school and featured girls, from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Girls came prepared with their own choreography, but also performed a routine prepared by Coach Sabrina. Those who tried out had to do different cheers and jumps and were judged by their form, flexibility, and how they performed.

“I’m glad that this year AcadeMir decided to create a cheerleading team,” said Grade 6 student and team member Bryanna Diaz. “I’m glad that this could happen because cheerleading is my favorite hobby.”

When news came out that the school had decided to form a cheerleading team for the first time, many girls were excited to participate in the tryouts.

“I’m very excited that I got the chance to be in cheerleading since last year I didn’t get the chance because there really wasn’t one,” said Grade 7 student and team member Melany Torres. “I also felt happy because I could be on the cheerleading team and express myself and have fun at the same time while fulfilling one of my many dreams.

“I also love Coach Sabrina, she is super nice and a really fun coach.”

Cheerleaders have completed their first event, which was a performance at the AcadeMir Winter Show in December. The routine the team performs on incorporates hip-hop and fast-song movements. Team members practice at least twice a week for 90 minutes, with additional work being done at home.