By: Lesly Temal, Reporter
At Brien McMahon High School, students have the privilege of being served both breakfast and lunch, thanks to the cafeteria workers. The cafeteria workers come to school early in the morning, around 6:30-7:00 AM, just to prepare all the meals for the students here at BMHS. To prepare lunch for the students it takes about 4 hours, while it comparably takes about 2 hours to make breakfast. It takes a lot of time and effort to count the money students give to cashiers and stand up for most of the day.
I interviewed one of our cafeteria workers, Mrs. Barbra, asking what she most liked about working at McMahon. “I look forward to seeing the students during breakfast and lunch time and I feel very happy talking with them.” she said. Mrs. Barbra has many positions in the cafeteria: she works as a cashier during lunch shifts, serves breakfast in the morning, and also helps out in different places throughout the day.
The cafeteria workers work very hard to provide enough food for students so we don't starve. Students should appreciate how hard they work for us, and how dedicated they are to their jobs. The cafeteria workers, such as Mrs. Barbra, enjoy talking and interacting with students, who are waiting in line to pay, or receive their food. For all of their effort to helping the school and supporting the students, reward them with a smile!
By: PrideTime editor, Kam Bryan.
Autumn is the season between winter and summer where the temperature isn’t warm, but it isn’t freezing cold either. It’s just right. In the US, Autumn, or “Fall” is the time of year where people get to witness a beautiful thing called change. The leaves turn color and begin to fall from the trees, adorning parks and sidewalks. But apart from that, what is it about this season that makes people so joyus? I’ll let you in on a couple of things: the colder nights mean fire pits and bonfires, which people can’t resist. Hot chocolate and cozy sweaters? They become the new pb&j… another thing people can't resist.
Aside from the aesthetic of leaves, pumpkins, fluffy hats and pinecones, there are many activities you can do. You could spend the afternoon apple picking with your family and make your own apple cider. The next day, you could make a leaf pile as tall as a tree and jump into it, getting lost in a sea of reds, golds, and oranges. You could even go on a hayride or travel through a corn maze if you’re feeling adventurous. For those more into simple pleasures, layer up your bed with extra blankets, bake a tray of seasonal cookies, or spend the evening cozied up in your nook and a cup of tea. No matter whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, age 17, 27, or 70, there is something for you to do!
Mrs. Okrentowich, an English teacher here at Brien McMahon, says “Fall always makes me appreciate that I live somewhere where I can experience the change of seasons.” I’m sure Ms. Okrentowich isn’t the only one out there marveling at how interesting and inviting change can be. In the US, our state is considered very lucky. Cities like San Diego or states such as Florida don’t experience seasons such as Fall or Winter while we do in New England. To most people the idea of not having a winter may seem magical, but people living in the warmer states would be more than ecstatic to get away and experience the cold, snow, and rain.
By: Lancy Fleurancy, Reporter
When I first joined McMahon’s journalism class, I assumed it was all about making video interviews, but it is much more complex than that. The journalists here at McMahon are a group of students who are responsible of BMHS PrideTime. PrideTime is the school newspaper where us reporters, editors, and blog editors contribute ideas and work as a team to fulfill the audience. Being apart of the journalism team means you have to be committed to your work and considerate of the work of those around you. There are many great opportunities for journalism and if you want an inside scoop of what writer life is at McMahon is, keep reading.
PrideTime Editor-In-Chief, Jackson Dino, hard at work
Former student, Bryanna Perez, explained how her experience was like in journalism during her years at McMahon. “My favorite thing about Journalism was being able to create stories that interested people. In particular, people that were more known around the school because of sports, art, and other clubs.” Said Perez. She had been in journalism for her sophomore year as a reporter/editor, chief assistant editor in her junior year and senior editor in her final year.
“My experience was amazing. I created a name for myself through my writing and visual concept of the magazines. I was able to meet new people and make new connections.” Continued Perez. As you can see, journalism can help you get more involved with the school, improve on social and writing skills, and have a fun time while doing it all. PrideTime has categories from movie reviews, to students/teacher’s lives outside of McMahon, and even useful tips. This is a class you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
PrideTime Reporters and Editors preparing their next articles
Bryanna and many other former McMahon students who took journalism, recommend this class for future students and so would I. Even though it wasn’t what I thought it would be, it is rather enjoyable. The students in the class always find a way to communicate and build ideas, sometimes inspiring others with those ideas. Journalism is important to the world because it tells us what’s current and relevant in today’s time. Make sure to choose journalism as an elective next year!