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Stressed, Depressed But Disney Obsessed! by Sheliya Tronco, 8th Grade

My friends and I spend a majority of our time obsessing over Disney. Yes, we know every lyric to every Disney song known to existence. We cry over the fact that we’re too poor to go to Disneyland. ...more

A New Life In America by Alexandra Estanislao, 6th Grade

My best friend and I enjoyed our 7 years of friendship. Back in the Philippines we attended the same school. Ever since I met her she has been my only friend that I can rely on. We made a promise ...more

What is True Friendship? by Tristan Winstead, 8th Grade

If you ever wondered if your friend truly is your best friend you should ask three things. One, can you spend a week with this person without tiring of their company. Two, how far will you go to help ...more

Aesthetic Adventures by Jasmine Sanchez, 7th Grade

A monthly thing my friends and I do is go on aesthetic adventures together. Aesthetic adventures for us are when we go to aestheitc places such as a mall, an art musuem, a park, or a science center. ...more

The Separation by Kaiya Dale, 8th Grade

My best friend is upset with me because I’m moving to another state and he isn’t happy. He also feels that when I see him again the bond beetween us will be broken. I’m afraid that we will forget each other. In the end I know he will always be in my heart.

Meeting Tyler, by Emily Hernandez

I am going to talk about how io met my friend Tyler! I bet you probaly heard her name a couple of times, anyways I’ll tell you the story of how I met her. It all started in summer school actually. I ...more

Keep in Touch With Your Friends! by Lorien Valcarce, 6th Grade

Do you have trouble keeping in touch with your friends? Maybe they go to another school or

maybe they moved away. Can you still keep in touch with them? Of course you can! If you don’t go to the sane ...more

New Friends to The Rescue by Sarai Quiran, 7th Grade

I met my friends one day in elementary school . My other friend was being a very rude person. She would start screaming at me for no reason and so I just left her. I saw these two girls having fun ...more

Delinquents (ha-ha) by Mathew Marz, 7th Grade

I have some friends that get me into trouble. One time they lit a firecracker and threw it into a plastic Walmart trash can. Luckily, I had nothing to do with it so all of us ran out and we didn’t ...more

Infuriating UNO, By Christian Gallarzo, 7th Grade

My friends and I used to always gather around the covered eating area and play UNO, the card game. It’s a fun, but an infuriating game, that mainly requires luck. if you’re not lucky, you will lose, ...more

Championship Game by Joeven Santillan, 7th Grade

My friend and I both were in a baseball team. We were at the championship game when our pitcher hit the batter’s knee. The batter started crying. The umpire told the batter that he couldn’t get ...more

The Story of 2 Crazy Kids Becoming Best Friends by Carlos Cardena, 8th Grade

My best friend and I met in 8th grade. We started talking and we just clicked. It would always be laughs and we knew how to have fun when everyone around us just knew how to be toxic. It’s the ...more

Virtual Friends by Patrick Monahan, 8th Grade

One day I was playing my favorite video game Rainbow Six Siege and I was in a match and I found a person named Miguel. He was is in the same team as me. He had a headset so he could communicate with ...more

Old Friends, Old Team by Andrew Ponce, 7th Grade

One day I joined a basketball team at my elementary school. I had a friend on the team and we always passed the ball to each other when we were open. We always knew where we were at. We still pass ...more

Airsoft Adventures by Clarke Dandridge, 7th Grade

On occasion I will play airsoft with one of my friends. If you don’t know what airsoft is, it is very similar to paintball but instead of the big paint balls you have small BBs, which one, they hurt ...more

Left Over Easter Eggs by Maria Campuzano, 7th Grade

Me and my best friend Jessenia have math for first period with Ms. Duong. Our teacher always has these mood swings where she is kind of happy one second and the other second she is yelling her guts ...more

My New Favorite Shirt by Elena Rhea, 6th Grade

There was this time that my friend Alicia gave me an early birthday present. It was a bag that had a shirt with a rainbow on it, a boxed present, a Bath & Body Works brand ocean sented perfume, and a ...more

Messing Around by Yong Lik Tang, 8th Grade

The other day at the handball courts. I was playing with my friends. While we were playing handball, Angel and Anthony were messing around on the courts. They were kicking and hitting, then they fell ...more

My First Best Friend at Irving by Liam Pinon, 8th Grade

One day I was starting my first day at this middle school. I thought I was going to be alone at this school for the next two years, but that’s when I met my first friend here. His name is Sebastian.

What a Great Friend I Am (Not) by Noa Magallon, 7th Grade

I have lots of friends however I will tell the tale of two friends that I met two years ago. When I went to Las Vegas for 9 days in 2015 I had the funnest week of my life. I remember that on a ...more

At the Mall with My Friends by Alexis Cruz, 8th Grade

My best friend and I always hang out at the mall. When we shop we usually go to the same stores. Since we go to the same stores shopping with her aren’t a problem. If she doesn’t happen to like a ...more

About My Best Friend by Joemy Sandoval, 8th Grade

When I met my bestfriend I did not know how important she will be to me. She is someone I can trust with my problems and when I’m feeling down she helps me out. Whenever I’m with her she is always ...more

Best Friends Are There For You by Brianna Quintana, 7th Grade

As you know us girls go through heart break and drama. It’s nice when you have someone to talk to when no else is there. That’s where best friends come in. They give you advice and cheer you up. ...more

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Students Write About Special Moments With Friends

Behind the Scenes of Dance by Faith Costello, 7th Grade

My friends and I enjoy hanging out with each other. We talk about dance and things we want to do over the summer. In dance, most of my friends are 8th graders, so it’s hard to talk to them during ...more

Handball Gods by Angel Olmos, 8th Grade

Things i do with my friend Anthony the huevo god is play handball to practice and to get good in the sport.   People might laugh at us  because they think we stink but we are going to be the best ones in the world and beat even the best players.  by the way, anthony the huevo god got his name because tommy called him that and it stayed like that.   we also call him huevo head because of his head that looks like a huevo.  When we have tournaments and when huevo god and i are on a team We win all of our games.  We like to fool around a lot in the games but we still end up winning them all.

Teamwork by Josue Ortiz, 8th Grade

Sometimes in life when you have friends you need teamwork. There was one time when my friends and I used teamwork. It was 7th period and I had P.E and the class was playing Capture the Flag. My friends Carlo and DJ were on the same team and our plan was to use teamwork in order to win. We each were assigned a position to play and at first we were losing because there wasn’t any communication. But towards the end me, Carlo, and DJ teamed up to take the ball and score many points and our team ended up winning. My friends and I were so happy and we also had a great time!


Me and My Bestie by India Wheeler, 8th Grade

My best friend and I like to sing, dance, and we talk to each other about everthing and anything. We make funny snaps together. We sing with along to songs with each other and we even remix the songs.  Our first bump in the road was small but at the time it seemed really big. We didn’t talk for days and every time we saw each other it was pretty akward, espically since we took the same bus. We got over it in a week.

Braving the Boomerang by Diego Cisneros, 8th Grade

One time me and my best friend Jeff Garcia went to Knott’s Berry Farm.  It was on a Saturday in the afternoon we found parking close the the park and we walked and got soemthing to eat before we entered. We went to eat at this bakery and got some bread to eat while we walked and took pictures.  Once we got there the lines were much shorter than they should be in the afternoon.  Our first ride was the Boomerang. We were so scared and then when we got on we were dying of laughter, that was one of the best memories I had with him. We had a blast the rest of that day.

Water Balloon Fight by Leilani Quevedo, 8th Grade

Back in elemantary in 2011 I had a best friend her name was Desiree and she was like my other half. While we were at her house it was a hot summer day and I was hanging out with Desiree and her family. We decided to play with water balloons, her little brother also helped out make water balloons. We had a water balloon fight and it was filled with laughs. That was one of the funniest memories I have with my elemantary bestfriend.    

Hanging Out by Isabel Ayala, 7th Grade

When me and my friend hang out it’s really fun. I met my friend Layza in elementry school. When we were younger we would just see each other and talk during recess and after school programs. As years went by we got closer and and would talk more. Eventually in 6th grade we started hanging out. I would go to her house almost every weekend and sometimes after school. Till this day I go to her house we also go to the mall or movies. Its really fun. At her house we order pizza and watch Netflix. Then afterwards we go to the ice crem truck or to a little store near our house. We live right next to her to, so after we get our snacks we would just walk around our neighborhood. It may seem boring but it’s actully fun.  

Bitter Sweet Moments by Alejandro Zambrano, 8th Grade

I been in Irving for 3 years and I felt pain, stress, and boredom, However I will miss Irving when I change schools. The reason that I will is because of my friends. My friends are the reason I like ...more

Many Friends, One Team by Angel De La Cruz, 7th Grade

I have a lot of friends who play baseball. We usually play at the same park but different teams, and my Dad is our coach. I told all my friends in a group chat that we should go practice for my Dad. ...more

Lunchtime Laughter by Catherine Soo, 7th Grade

During lunch, my best friend and I like to go to art and anime club with Ms. Mayer. We would always sketch and doodle pictures. We like to make ridiculous jokes and just have fun. We share laughs and giggles all the time.  We hang out together every day working on group projects, making silly puns, and much more. I am always having a great time around my best friend. I am glad that I got a chance to bond with her and am grateful that I met her.

Randomness by Giovanni Covarrubias, 8th Grade

Me and my best friend   always do the most random things. We would always text each other random jokes at random times of the day. Once he texted me during the middle of the class and got me in trouble.  I later got him back by spamming him in the middle of the night.


Bonding Time by Ashley Acevedo, 8th Grade

One thing I like to do with my best friend is go to the movies with her. Another thing I like to do is go to the mall. The reason I like to do that with my best friend is because I feel like everytime we hang out at a place like these I feel like our bond just keeps on growing. I met my best friend in 2nd grade she came into school late and had no friends so I decided to be a good person and ask her if she wanted to hang out with me. Days pasted New Tab and our bond got stronger and stronger she would come over my house and I would go over hers. I hope we willl still be together until we grow old.

We Spent Twelve Hours At the Mall and Had So Much Fun by Michelle Rodriguez, 8th Grade

I’ve had really great friends in the past. However two of my bestfriends are Nain Sanchez and Krystel Valencia. We’ve hung out a couple times but one of the recent times was going to the mall. We all went to the mall on a Saturday, we woke up early and stayed at the mall until 9:30 p.m. We ate dragon breath and we also ate In-n-Out. We went to multiple stores and we also took a lot of pictures. I’ve known them for 3 years and they are amazing friends. Really good friends to me are people who are loyal, kind, and funny. I’m glad I met them and I hope to stay in touch with them for a long time.

Old and New Friends by Mindy Chan, 7th Grade

In elementary, I had a lot of friends. I had friends that were older and younger than me. The years passed by really fast and it was time for me to go to middle school. It was sad to leave them. We never had time to chat, but I will never forget their beautiful faces and everything we did together.  When I went to Irving Middle School, I was scared that people would bully me. A week later, I found a girl that I started to talk to. She was younger than me, but we still became friends. She is my only best friend here that I talk to the most.

Running with Old Friends by Dylan Hang, 7th Grade

Fredrick and Anthony are two of my favorite friends. We often run and play basketball. One time, we played a game similar to ball tag. We threw footballs to tag each other and made up a few rules of our own. My brother also joined in the game. Anthony had the ball most of the time and we always hid away from him. There were a few arguments about who had the ball but the whole game was very fun and also very tiring. 

Gaming With Friends by Anthony Talavera, 8th Grade

I like playing video games with my friends. We play Overwatch and Call of Duty. We mostly play Overwatch, though. Overwatch is a team based multiplayer first-person shooter game. Sometimes we don’t take the game too seriously. We don’t really care if we lose the game because we are too busy laughing. It is   really fun to play with my friends. That is one of the reason why I play video games.

Surprise Birthday Party by Diana Caballero, 8th Grade

Recently, my friend and I threw a surprise party for our friend. We made the theme black and silver because those are her favorite colors. We decided the surprise party would be held at her aunt’s house. Right when the birthday girl opened the door, my friend and I sprayed her with silly string. We sprayed with silly string until all of the cans were empty. Seeing her full of silly string was very amusing. We hugged her and wished her a happy birthday. She was so surprised that she screamed in fear. It made me feel happy that she actually was very startled and happy. After all of the laughs and joy on our faces, we headed inside to eat the birthday girl’s favorite food.   

Ouiji by Nina Monahan, 7th Grade

April 7th, was my birthday party and my brother and all of our friends including Richard, Izzy, Jazmine came over. We were  playing with the ouiji board and my friend Richard was playing the ouiji board on his phone and he was getting scared so he threw his phone on the ground and started hitting his phone with a metal stick and his phone cracked.  After he was done playing with the ouiji board,  his phone started acting weird and didn’t want to work. He started pouring  water all over his phone, and at the end of him playing with the ouiji board his phone didn’t want to turn any on anymore.



Best Class, Best Friend by Aliyah Vargas

It was my seecond week of school, and there was a new girl in one of my classes. She sat next to me and she started talking to me. I kinda thought she was weird but so am I, so who am I to judge. We actually got along very well so we stared hanging out more. Now we know each other to the point where we can be mean to each other and know we are joking around. Every time we have a conversation it’s never serious and we always end up laughing till we feel like our stomachs are being punched.


4D Aliens, 20 Minutes Play Time by Chaz Antiporda, 6th Grade

Us 4D aliens mostly hang with each other. We mostly talk about all sorts of stuff and ship people with others. We love to make weird noises which I find quite childish but funny. We 4D aliens are ...more

6th Grade Memories by Heart Talag, 7th Grade

Last year, my old friend and I sat next to a new student, who is now a great friend of mine. Our first meeting was somewhat... interesting. My old friend started asking questions like “Do you watch ...more

Good Times with School Mates by Abraham Zuniga, 8th Grade

There are many memorable moments that you have with your friends and some memories stand out more than others.  For example during P.E me and my friends like to play a friendly game of basketball, its always a blast. I also like to go on field trips.  One time we went  to the California Science Center where we saw cool exhibits and ate delicious food.

Soccer Ready by Itzel Martinez, 7th Grade

Not too long ago my friends, Josie, Maria and I stayed after school for a soccer game we were going to play at King Middle School. On our way to the school it was a fun bus ride with my friends and ...more

Talking With The Robotics Team, By Tyler Salcedo, 8th grade

The Day the Space Shuttle Passed By, written by Matthew Aguilar, 7th Grade

The best day ever was with my first best friend Williams Lopez. I remember it was the first time I had ever went to the skate-park. It also happened to be the day when the shuttle would be passing ...more

Fight to Friendship by Benny Perez

I met my bestfriend, more like rival, Alex who was also my first friend when we were 3 at our first day of school. He took my pencil so I decided to push him then start to swing and so he did as ...more

Baseball Brought US Together by Jessica Gamino, 7th Grade

Back in Elementary I was an amazing baseball player. I had a baseball game to go to so I arrived early so I could practice with my friends. As I was practicing my batting with a pitcher from the ...more

Basketball Tournament by Wenyan He, 8th Grade

I joined a summer program in 2013. In this program learned many things, such as computer engineering, art, and new sports. The one that most excites me is the basketball events. I made many friends ...more

Strange Friendship by Josh Penojas, 7th Grade

I met Matthew Aguilar in math class in the second week of the new semester of 7th grade. As a joke for some reason I started offering hugs to strangers. I stood up and asked a stranger (Matthew) if ...more

Last Day of 7th Grade by Leilani Quevedo, 8th Grade

Last year my group of friends and I went to eat somewhere on the last day of school and it was so fun. I remember we took a really cute picture in the McDonald’s Play Place. It was Alyssa, Taylor, ...more

A Pint of Milk by Angeline Romero, 8th Grade

One day after school, Giselle and I went to El Ranchito. She asked me what I wanted and I said “Milk.” So she bought it for me. She even bought hot puffs and Nesquik. I was walking back to school ...more

Handball Legends by Anthony Larenas, 8th Grade

My friend Angel A.K.A. Zancudo and I are the handball legends. We have gone to tournaments at Venice Beach, Simple Green, and here at Irving Middle School. We have gotten to the finals. In those ...more

Switching Schools by Mikayla Cabral, 7th Grade

When I was about five years old, in first grade I had to change schools. I was super scared of what everyone would think of me and them not wanting to be my friend. The day came that I had to go. On ...more

Best Friends Soon To Part by Annie Markarian, 7th Grade

Some things that I like doing with my best friend is doing school work together and having fun, time to time. We make funny jokes and jokes with puns. Our favorite thing to do is get a scrap piece of ...more

Adventures with a Handball by David Hernandez, 8th Grade

Almost every day my friends and I go to my old school. One day my friends and I were going to my old school and we were telling jokes to each other on top of a hill. I was bouncing my handball then ...more

Old and New Friends by Isabel Tan, 6th Grade

Before I left Castelar Elementary, I had a lot of friends to play with. We all had to go to seperate schools. One of them goes to Nightingale MS, most Castelar students go there so she still knows ...more

Always Smiling and Laughing by Damaris Nolasco, 8th Grade

The other day in P.E. me and my friends could not stop laughing. We were laughing non-stop, our stomachs even started hurting and we had tears in our eyes. We kept making jokes, and we didn’t stop ...more

Teamwork by Jesenya Galvan, 7th Grade

Last semester, Josie and I often stayed after school to play basketball at Lacer. We would go to many games together and most of the time we would win but there was always that one team that we could ...more

Friday On My Mind by Natalie Tello, 6th Grade

Some times on Friday after school me and my friend go to Burger King and hang out. We always order chicken fries, medium french fries, and a large fountain drink. We sit in a corner to eat and we ...more

Privileges of Friendship by Maribel Vasquez, 8th Grade

One time Richmond, my friend Leslie and I went to Mr.Nguyen’s for tutoring . We were hanging out in the back and Mr.Nguyen told some girl she had to sit with us. So while we were doing RCA’s, Leslie ...more

Names for Anthony by Christian Sanchez, 8th Grade

My friend Anthony Sanchez a.k.a.

webogod, has the best ears in history. His ears are super small. His ears are the size of my thumb. So all you need is to put your thumb next to his ear and you can ...more

Rainbow Six Fan Boys by Shawn Malik, 6th Grade

Me and my friend Ray like this game called Rainbow Six Siege. Even though we play on diffrent consoles we talk about our experince and new content coming out. We also talk about game balance or ...more

Six People on One Server by Gabriel Medina, 7th Grade

One time me and my friend at school went home to play a game called GMod. Gmod is a game where you can download mods and also build stuff, and the cool thing about GMod is that you can play games ...more

My Twin Sister and Me by Stacy Gonzalez, 8th Grade

A story about me and my best friend is that we met when we were in our mother’s womb. I’ve spent most of my life with her and it’s been a great experience. She is very important to me because we do ...more

Skate Life by Isiah Lemus, 8th Grade

Me and my friend planned to go to the skate park beacuse we were bored. W e skated to the skate park and on our way we ran into old friends who wanted to come. So we waited for them to get their ...more

Sleep Overs by Franky Gonzalez, 6th Grade

What me and my best friend did when he slept over my house wasn’t sleep much. We played Grand Theft Auto until 5am. Then we ordered Dominos Pizza. Then we watched a movie called Blood In Blood Out. ...more

Unexpected Friendship by Kenneth Williams, 8th Grade

I was once browsing through my games to play and I came across gmod or garrys mod. I was bored and wanted to play it and so I did exactly that. I went onto an online game of somthing called basewars ...more

How I Met Them by Esther Chaidez, 8th Grade

It was during 7th grade that I met some really good friends. It started in math class, a girl named Melany invited me to her table to play a math game since I had no one at my table to play the game ...more

How I Met Lance by Adrian Lira, 8th Grade

I was in 6th grade, and I sat in the back. Our 6th grade teacher had made him sit in front of me. He had been in our school since 3rd grade, but I never introduced myself. I was really shy, when it ...more

Funny Misses by Christian Hernandez, 8th Grade

Best friends should always have fun times in life. For instance the other day me and my friend were playing soccer at the park. We were on the same team trying to score on the other side but whenever ...more

Laughing Is What We Do by Evelyn Ortega, 8th Grade

My bestfriend and I love to laugh. When we went to the mall we went to go see a scary movie. We were screaming so loud but it was really fun. We would start laughing after we got scared. After we ...more

Simple Things Make Us Smile by Gaby Pena, 8th Grade

One day my friends Angeline,Giselle, and I were playing with a soccerball. We were kicking the ball to our right. Giselle and I were kicking it perfectly but once it got to Angeline I would always ...more

Helping Out A Friend by Catrina Solis, 7th Grade

One day when I was in 6th grade at my old school, I ended up spraining my ankle really bad. I got a cast around it that had to be on for a least 2 weeks, and at my old school there were stairs ...more

Wierdness Makes My Day by Angelina Arellano

In the beginning of seventh grade, I met my best friend, Gretzel. It all started when I would always go eat lunch with my friend, Virginia, that’s when I met the friends I hang out with now. At ...more