A month of service for Tribes Learning Community This is number 7 – 5/1/2014 Contents OliveOlympianTimes Serena Gomez……………..2 Summer Camp…….…….…2 Correction…………….……..2 Jackie Robinson Sports Edition. Where team spirit meets frontier heroism and teaching tolerance… by Nisheet and Mehul NBA History by Evan From Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson to Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, NBA has been a very exciting sport. In the regular season, you play 80 games. Stephen Curry is on the Golden State Some are at home and some are Warriors. on the road. A team has never won all the games in a road trip. Portland Trail Blazers, and the (Warriors almost did it. They Dallas Mavericks. only lost to the Brooklyn Nets Now let’s talk about the old by five or six points!) There are NBA. A long time ago, players 30 teams 15 in the Eastern weren’t as crazy as in present Conference and 15 in the Jackie Robinson getting spiked. time. That’s why there aren’t Western Conference. Some Jackie Robinson was a player in the Negro many superstars now. In the teams used to exist but now Leagues. The Negro Leagues were leagues Olympics a long time ago, there don’t, such as the Super Sonics where African American players played. The was a team named the Dream and the Baltimore Bullets. These Negro Leagues are now eliminated. Jackie Team that was undefeatable. It are the four teams in California: Robinson was the first African American to was Michael Jordan, Magic LA Clippers, LA Lakers, join the MLB (Major League Baseball). April Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Sacramento Kings, and the 15th is known as Jackie Robinson Day because Pippen, John Stockton, Karl Golden State Warriors (in he was a pioneer of baseball. The owner of Malone, Patrick Ewing, Chris Oakland). These are the teams I the Brooklyn Dodgers would let anybody on Mullin, David Robinson, and like: San Antonio Spurs, as long as he had talent, not just because he Charles Barkley. The NBA was 3. If the ball goes out, it’s a Continued on page 2 Continued on page 2 founded by a Canadian guy that turnover. The person who gets lived in Michigan. He invented the ball is the opponent of the the game because there was team that turned it over. nothing to do during winter 4. Double dribble. You cannot was snowing outside. dribble, pick invites up the ball, will andalsowhen Olive Children Foundation enjoyitactivities and afternoon The Rules again. You have to pass our families and dribble community to an refreshments. 1. You cannot travel. Travelling orto shoot. awards ceremony honor volunteers Please join us to acknowledge the means holding the ball and 5. When somebody is shooting, and the winners of “The Value of devoted and skilled work that running forby more than two steps. cannot hit them on volunteers the Service” writing you contest on Saturday, donate tutoring, office 2. Defenders can stay body, or he’ll get a work, free and helping younger children.in the May 10, 2-4 p.m.hand at theorTeen Center throw lane for three throw. If hewill makes near Lake Elizabeth. Students assist the shotFirstfree Place (for each of Elementary, while the guyspeeches, is fouling him,Junior he High, and High School) is $500. with the festivities, including can get an presentation of awards, andextra point. Second Place: $300, and Third Place: 6. The winners. game is We 48 minutes$100. in announcing the contest four 12-minute quarters, but there are some breaks and time Volunteer Awards Ceremony Selena Gomez By Rachael Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese befriended each other. white. He knew that there were a lot of African American players that were good out there. He met Jackie Robinson and he let him on. But there was a problem. Almost all of the teammates hated him, but one of the teammates was nice. There was another problem in the games. Pitchers would try to throw the ball at his head. When he was sliding, they would take their cleats and spike him. “Spike” means taking the spikes on the cleats and put it into their skin. The bad part is that when they hit him on the head, it was a penalty so they would get him to first base. If the umpire found out that the pitcher was doing it on purpose, the pitcher could get ejected. Ejections can last for many games. One day Robinson got injured because he got spiked and there was a lot of blood. Jackie Robinson was a very good player but he had trouble trying to play because of his race. After him, more African Americans played in the MLB. Selena Gomez is currently 21 years old. Her hobby is acting and singing. I think she is amazing and that she dresses really well. I feel sad for Selena because she broke up with Justin Bieber.:-( :-(:-( Even Selena’s family thought Justin Bieber was the worst thing that ever happened to her. I bet many of her fans feel sorry for her too!!! Selena Gomez guest starred, when she was a little girl, on Barney and Friends with another famous singer Demi Lovato. Selena didn’t guest star on Wizard’s of Waverly Place, she played Alex Russo. She was, obviously, a wizard. In each episode shelearned how to use her magic and learned more spells. In the episode where the 3 kids, Alex, Justin, and Max Russo, play a game to see who will win and become the family wizard. Meaning whoever wins gets all the powers, and no other child in the family gets their powers back. That’s why Justin, Alex, and Max try their best to get to the finish first. Summer Camp Research sweet Filipino treats in Global Leadership; play croquet with Coach Rob in Sports Camp; act for dramatic plays in Readers Theater; visit parks and historic sites in Environment and Public Space, program games in Intro to Computer Science. Lots of new classes for fun and edification where you will work together, make new friends, and practice being global citizens. www.olivechildren.com/summer-camp-2014/ CJ pours strawberry orange banana smoothie for Evan. 2 NBA Continued from page 2 and Charles Barkley.The NBA was founded by a Canadian guy that lived in Michigan. He invented the game because there was nothing to do during winter when it was snowing outside. The Rules 1. You cannot travel. Travelling means holding the ball and running for more than two steps. 2. Defenders can stay in the free throw lane for three seconds. 3. If the ball goes out, it’s a turnover. The person who gets the ball is the opponent of the team that turned it over. 4. Double dribble. You cannot dribble, pick up the ball, and dribble again. You have to pass or shoot. 5. When somebody is shooting, he cannot hit them on the hand or body, or he’ll get a free throw. If he makes the shot while the guy is fouling him, he can get an extra point. 6. The game is 48 minutes in four 12-minute quarters, but there are some breaks and time outs. 7. If it is a tie, they add an overtime of 5 minutes. If it is still tied, they go into double overtime. If it is still tied, they go into triple overtime. 8. There are three referees. One referee calls it, but if it’s a hard call, they have to agree about the call. 9. If you get two technical fouls or two flagrant fouls, you get kicked out of the game. Correction It does not cost any fee to audition for StarStruck Theater. However, it does cost a fee to join the production.
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