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Winter Tips!

By: Crystal 

It’s Winter and it’s icy cold! However, HOW do you dress up fashionably WITHOUT freezing? Easy! Stick with us to know!

1) Tip one: Jeans are awesome with pretty much anything. The best choice is to wear a hoodie or a knitted top. If your jeans are black, try avoiding black or white hoodie or tops. Same thing with white jeans.

2) Tip two: Wearing accessories make nice looks look AWESOME. Boots, earmuffs, scarves, gloves, and barretes are good choices. They not only make you look good, but also keep you warm from the Winter cold.

3) Tip three: Don’t be afraid to wear dresses. Wear leggings, tights or even long socks if it’s not that cold.

4) Tip four: Keep your hair down. Your hair can keep your neck warm. Try avoiding buns and high ponytails. Braids, low-ponytails, e.t.c.

Use these tips to keep warm and trendy!


Ten Most Expensive Food in the World

Ten Most Expensive Food in the World

By: Annie

$1 U.S. dollar= $30 NT

10) Mattake or Matsutake Mushrooms-$30,000NT


9) Westin Hotel Bagel- $30,000 NT


8) Zillion Dollar Frittata- $30,000 NT


7) Craftsteak Wagyu Ribeye Steak-$84,000 NT


6) Bombay Brassiere’s Samundari Khazana Curry-$96,000 NT


5) Domenico Crolla Pizza Royale 007-$126,000 NT


4) Densuke Black Watermelon-$183,000 NT


3) Yubari King Melons-$686,160 NT


2) Almas Caviar-$750,000 NT


1) Italian White Alba Truffle-$4,812,180 NT


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Woolly Trousers

By: Halle

Something that is cozy, perfect for winter, and is comfortable: Woolly Trousers! Woolly Trousers are very warm and comfortable for wear during the winter. Woolly trousers became a surprise style star on Autumn and Winter. You can wear it while sleeping and even on the streets! It’s very comfortable and very fashionable! 


Boot Fashion!

By: Avalon

Boots are now a major fashion trend. They are easy to wear,  just pull ‘em up, and you’re ready to go! They can also make you look really AWESOME! If you are wondering whether to wear a pair of long boots or a pair of short boots, you have to judge depending what you’re going to wear on the top. If it’s a long dress to your knees, a LONG pair of boots will fit the look! If you’re going to wear a T-shirt + shorts, a pair of SHORT boots will make you look fantastic! Take our advice about these fashion tips and you will have a gorgeous day!


Top 5 Music Singles

2014 Review: Top 5 Singles

By: Mary SY

5.  Maroon 5 – Animals

Animals is a great song that is very popular. The lead singer is “easy on the eyes”, which made the song even more popular. The video was very unusual, but it didn’t ruin the wonderful song.

4. Iggy Azalea – Fancy

Iggy Azalea is from Australia, but her song is definitely for everybody. The song is a mix between a rap and a pop song, including a swift beat. The song is also featuring Charli XCX, a British pop singer.

3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space

This song is on one hand soft, but on the other hand is very upbeat. As Taylor Swift herself explains, the video to the single represents how her haters think she acts like. The single itself became popular very fast, even so it was published all most by the end of the year.

2. Taylor Swift – Shake it off

Another song by Taylor Swift, is a single from her album 1989. The song talks about how people shouldn’t take other’s opinions too serious, and just “shake it off”. The video to the song included 5 different types of dances, and even Taylor herself “trying” to dance in the background.

1. Ariana Grande Problem ft Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grange is a quite new singer with a very powerful, high voice. Her most popular song is Problem, and it is a very catchy song with a nice tune. Problem is a song with a fast beat and perfect for a hip hop dance.

Junk Food Calories

By: Annie

Helper: Halle

Some of the more popular snacks in Taiwan includes Doritos, M&M’s, Skittles, Oreos, Gummy Bears/Gummy related, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Pringles, Lay’s, Combo’s, Pretzels, Hi-chew, Cheetos, Cheddar Goldfish, and Twix. But, won’t eating those snacks make you fat? That is why we are here to tell you which one has the most calories.

First of all, the one with the most calories is pretzels, which has 380 calories. Pretzels contain a lot of sugar, but they don’t have that much nutrients. So, it has a lot of calories and aren’t healthy. The least calories are gummy bears or gummy related. Each gummy bear or gummy related has 9 calories. Even though it has some sugar inside, a lot of kids like it because it is sweet and healthy.

This is the link we used:

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Foot Frenzy: IBSH Students’ Favorite Shoes

By Katelyn

According to a poll about favorite shoe brands conducted at the IBSH Elementary School by the Lemur staff in the fall of 2014, Nike, who got 42%, won the poll by a landslide, and compared to the 2% who chose Converse, is way more popular. Skechers, coming in second place, only got 17% of the votes. Then comes New Balance, 13%, and is followed closely by Adidas, 12%. Geox got 4%, tying with Lotto. However, 6% of the people decided to choose shoe brands other than those. Why does everyone like Nike? Is it really because Nike is good to wear and can be worn for a long time? More likely, it is because Nike advertisements are almost everywhere, which makes people think it is more famous and want to buy it.

When asked their feelings about Nike being the most popular shoe brand, Felicia replied, “Seriously? I never knew it was THAT famous… And I only saw it on commercials! Now I learned that lots of people like NIKE.” “Wow, I never knew NIKE was such a popular brand!” replied Annie.”Woah, I thought Adidas would be more popular,” replied another.Seems like students are all surprised that Nike is the most popular shoe brand of all grades.

In the future, if Nike keeps on being very popular, other shoe brands might be eliminated and the shops will all close down. All the star athletes will be wearing Nike shoes, and everyone will be wearing Nike. However, it is also very possible that Nike is just a temporary trend, and will soon end when Skechers or some other shoe brand takes over. Nike being the most popular proves that advertising is very important, and will most likely attract the attention of customers.

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Countdown: Popular Pets


Top Ten Popular Small Pets

by Katelyn

Below are the pets with the suitable adoption age for the owner.

10. Guinea Pig, a great starter pet

9. Hamster, for children ages 8 and older

8. Geckos, for kids 9 and older

7. Rabbits, children 8 and older

6. Parrot, for any age

5. Ferrets, children 12 and older

4. Betta Fish, any age

3. Box turtles, children 8 or older

2. Chinchilla, children over 10

1. Hermit Crab, any age

Countdown: Annoying Friends

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Top 10 Annoying Things Best Friends Do

by Mary

10) Best friends usually hysterically giggle if the person you like is passing by.

9) If you ask your best friend “What was our homework?”, most of the time the answer would be “There was homework?!”

8) Best friends like to barge into YOUR kitchen and grab some food for themselves to eat. Then, they would turn around at you with an innocent face and ask “Do you want some?”

7) If you someday accidentally fall down on a straight spot, your best friend will first laugh for 10 minutes and then help you to get up.

6) While you are listening to music, your best friend will start asking you a bunch of question even so you clearly can’t hear them.

5) Many times, if your bestie asks you to borrow him/her a pen, don’t hope too much because they  will probably forget to return it back.

4) If your best friends borrow your phone, be prepared because they will scavenge all your pictures.

3) After taking a test, if you try to ask your best friend what did they write for the last question, DON’T! Mainly, because best friends forget all their answers even if you all took the test just a minute ago.

2) Generally, if you ask your best friends to edit your work, they will just redo the whole thing.

1) And of course not on purpose, but all your best friends suddenly text or call you when you are in or about to go to the bathroom.