Tyquain (Quando Rondo) was a very troubled child. He was in juvie at a very young age and he met someone that was like an older brother figure to him. But from there things went kinda down hill. He found out that his brother figure had got killed. Later in life, Quando came out with his first hit song called "I Remember", and this made America see his as a good upcoming artist. He then came out with many more songs that made him rise to the top. Quando has been working really hard lately because his label told him that he needed more "Murder" songs on his album so he stays in the studio 24/7.
Tyquain is a really hard worker when it comes to music and even though he is a part of a gang, he is still able to focus on his music. According to this site, He showed early interest in music as a child. As a teenager, he spent some time in juvenile detention centers and was most recently released in October 2017. At that time, he decided to pursue music full-time. This shows how dedicated to his music and how he won´t let his life affect his music career. Quando has been an inspiration to all the young males in Savannah, Georgia. I wrote about the great young male rapper because I feel like he can show a lot of kids how you can change your life with anything you want to be.
Quando Rondo is a very good rapper with a bad background but when it comes to his music he can be a very good influence. He can let young people know that you don´t always have to act out through anger, you can put it into something else and become the greatest.
Story by Aniya Griffin
Image & music source: https://mymixtapez.com/album/180352
Did you know that all the faces you see in your dreams have to be faces that you've seen in real life? This is a way for your brain to get rid of the superfluous faces you see throughout your life. One of the main purposes for dreaming is to help think of solutions to the problems in our life. Another reason for dreams is it helps you not forget memories of your past. Dreaming is important so you can process your emotions that you might be facing.
There are many things most people don't know about dreaming. Did you know that the human brain forgets dreams so you don't mix what was a memory and a dream? Another interesting fact is that even blind people dream. Their dreams are less visual and more about touch and hearing rather than sight. 12% of people dream in black in white. In addition, the average person dreams about 1,460 dreams per year.
Do you ever have that one dream where you are being chased by someone for what seems like forever? Well being chased is on the most common recurring dreams world wide. There are many common themes in dreams. These recurring dreams are also known as universal dreams. Some of the popular ones have to do with being chased, injured, or even being in public naked. Most people have these dreams because they have to do with realistic emotions like fear, sadness, embarrassment, and thrill. These dreams happen more often because these are likely to happen in real life than maybe soaring through the air flying.
Now we all have had that one dream where you wake up and you might be scared from what just happened. Well you were having a nightmare. Nightmares are typically caused by intense stress, sadness, or even guilt over something. Most people think of nightmares as a bad thing, but they are actually really beneficial. Nightmares are good because you see the bad thing happen and then your brain can process it and forget about what happened. The brain forgetting the nightmare is its way of putting it in the past and not in the present. This then helps us process and release stress about what happened.
So next time you wake up from a strange dream, just remember it most likely has a deeper meaning.
Story by Maya Fuchs
This world has so many secrets most people have never heard about. Some of these secrets are animals. Down below are, in my opinion, the top 10 most bizarre animals in the world.
Number 10, Okapi- An okapi looks like a cross between a giraffe, zebra, and horse. The okapi eats like a giraffe but since its neck is short it reaches lower branches. Like giraffes, horses, and zebras it spreads its legs to take a drink of water.
Number 9, Shoebill Stork- A shoebill stork looks like a cross between many birds like the pelican, flamingo. One of the main foods it eats is lungfish.
Number 8, Aye-Aye- The scientific name for Aye-Aye is Daubentonia madagascariensis. Aye-Aye is related to chimpanzees and they are also mammals. Like many other animals, Aye-Aye is endangered.
Number 7, Japanese spider crab- The Japanese spider crab has a leg span of 13 feet. They are the largest crab and have the longest life expectancy.
Number 6, Dumbo octopus- This rare type of octopus has its tentacles webbed together. This octopus is very rare and only found near the bottom of the ocean.
Number 5, Star nose mole- The star nose mole has a nose shaped like an octopus. It lives below the ground it eats worms and other underground animals. The star nose mole takes a photo of the ground and digs to find the prey.
Number 4, Pangolin- More than 1 million pangolins are killed because people think their scales are medicine. Because of this, they are going extinct. Pangolin eats termites that if aren't killed than might kill many crops.
Number 3, Axolotl- Axolotl translates to water monster but is actually adorable. An axolotl has the power to regrow limbs, if they lose their legs they can regrow them back over time. They suck up prey like a vacuum, and they are critically endangered.
Number 2, Goblin shark- A goblin shark can pull his mouth out of its face so that it can eat its prey, it then puts its mouth back in its body and swims away.
Number 1, Mantis shrimp, The mantis shrimp is the worlds deadliest shrimp, It has little club arms and punches its prey dead.
Story by Anabel Kehoe
Video Games are something we all know, whether you love or hate them they are very popular. Now, most people just play video games as a hobby for fun in their free time, but there comes a point were a hobby becomes an addiction. And that's where video games are most dangerous. When addicted to video games they can have more negative effects then you may think. It stops just being a fun hobby when you start to see effects on the brain and behavior because of these games. “Gaming Disorder” was added to the list of official disorders. The description for Gaming Disorder is when people start to prioritize gaming over things that are necessary like sleep eating and drinking. But there can also be positive effects of gaming. In this article, we will discuss all of these things.
Video games have negative and positive effects. The negative ones start to appear when people get addicted to video games and only think about those games in their life. Some effects of video game addiction include miss judging/reading peoples feelings and actions. “Was that just him getting frustrated at life or at me?” Because of this, it can lead to rash decision making and poor choices. This can lead them into a deeper hole because they may think this makes them a social outcast and they only feel right when playing video games. Different games can have different effects when addicted. On the flipside to this argument, Oxford University conducted a study and they showed that video games do not cause youth aggression on their own. Professor Andrew Przybylski said that “The idea that violent video games drive real-world aggression is a popular one, but it hasn’t tested very well over time” and “Despite the interest in the topic by parents and policy-makers, the research has not demonstrated that there is cause for concern.” This does not mean that video games cant influence this behavior but most of the time if these things are happening it's because of more then one factor. Like you are raised in a safe environment or if your family fights. Those things can more influence youth violence and aggression. Now some video games can have positive effects rather than negative, some games can help reaction times and your Ability to solve puzzles. Games can also vastly help with hand-eye coordination. But for every human video games affect them differently, there are also so many variables it's hard to find any kind of research that will fit everyone.
In conclusion, everyone's story is different. According to Oxford video games are not necessarily harmful on their own. Video game addiction can be dangerous and playing the games for too long can cause social and emotional problems in your life. But it's mainly up to you if you want to play these video games for hours every day. One thing we do have to keep in mind for is people being mean on these video games. People can be very rude and mean when playing video games. So sometimes that is the reason for aggression or being harsh and too quick to assumptions after playing video games. But one thing people don't understand is that every situation on video games are different. People could be angry from their day and take that out on there video games. Because of this sense of randomness, we can really say that video games are or are not harmful. It depends on if you are in a situation where you are being treated with love and if you are happy with your day to day life. It truly is different for everyone. And because of this information on the internet practically contradicts itself with information, then because we have no cookie cutter answer people publish what they thing further swaying the topic into the chaos of the internet. We truly do not have an answer for everyone. Saying that the topic of video games and their effects must be further researched to get an answer for most of the population.
Story by Aidan McCloud
Image found in Oxford University article
Memes have become a staple part of modern culture even Barack Obama saying on twitter quote “I love memes”. They first appeared in a novel by Richard Dawkins as an attempt to spread culture. But the current culture that revolves around the internet created internet memes first coined by Mike Godwin in a Wired article. They have taken on many forms such as dances (Default Dance) and simple sayings like “ok this is epic”. The first “memes” were actually made in 79 A.D as some latin sayings as graffiti in Egypt. But the only memes that matter in this culture is on the internet, the first viral one being “Dancing Baby” (created in 1996, also called the Cha-Cha baby). Now we will talk about certain current and controversial memes.
Pepe the Frog
Pepe the frog is the detailed image of a crying frog that takes different forms such as “Angry Pepe”, “smug frog”, and “pepe hands”. It grew steadily on websites such as myspace and officially blew up when it reached Tumblr. Since then many different variations have been traded on the “meme market” as certain rarities of Rare Pepes. But unfortunately, the meme became associated with racism, the Alt-Right, and support for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Soon after this, the Anti-Defamation League recognized Pepe as a symbol of hate, although every pepe is not recognized as one. Just another example of how the internet can turn something harmless into something harmful.
Elon Musk Memes
These memes have been around for a few months hinting at Elon Musk hosting Pewdiepie’s Meme Review on Twitter. Elon Musk is a billionaire who founded Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company. And then Elon (Along with Justin Roiland) hosted meme review going over memes and laughing hysterically at a deer who fell into a pool and died. This quickly amassed 16,000,000 views within 24 hours reaching the top of trending within the hour. This also came along with memes surrounding Bambi.
Memes have helped people make a living via compilations on Youtube. Also, memes can help people relate to others. If 2 people who don't know each other but they both know a meme that can help them relate and feel a part of a community and also show each other new memes. In my opinion, memes are beneficial to our current internet based lifestyle.
Story by Colton Kelischek
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Know Your Meme
Growing up, a classic dinner-table manor has been, “don’t play with your food.” But recently, that has become a new trend. Food art amazes viewers from small children to elderly citizens. According to smithsonianmagazine, food art was first demonstrated by chefs when they wanted to make food dishes look presentable. It then evolved to making everyday images in food. There are many types of food art from carving intricate designs into avocados to making Marilyn Monroe’s face with spaghetti and meatballs.
A favorite of everyone’s is avocado art. People make designs you would see on an old Italian cathedral. Other famous pictures make roses out of avocado slices. Many people wonder how this is done because after a while, the avocados turn brown. Many say, avocado art is the most iconic type of food art. It is certainly very creative.
Some people do food art for fun and some others like to compete. According to vegetablefruitcraving, many competitions are more around craving than anything else. This includes pumpkins, watermelons, squash. A famous food art competition is the Ohio State Fair Fruit Carving Competition. In Asheville, we have our own food art competition known as Grove Park Inn Gingerbread Competition.
If you can’t end up showing off your work by competing than you instagram is a great place to show off your creativity. According to, instagram The hashtag, “food art” 6,100,000 posts featured and many users are always coming up with new creative ways to make food look more than just presentable. One of my favorites is making pacman characters out eggs.
Whether your just bored in your kitchen or your ready for some competition, food art is way to go. I personally think food art is a killer way to pass time and I think everyone should try scrolling your feed to try it too. :)
Story by Liv Suydam
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Almost everyone enjoys donuts. The U.S. bought half a million dollars worth of donuts in 2014 alone. What is this treats history, and what is the secret to making it?
No one is sure when donuts were invented but it may have been by Dutch settlers in the 1800s. The first donut recipe was found in 1800 calling them dow nuts. Dow nuts are their second name because they were originally called Olykoeks, oily cakes. Donut phrase was first used in 1800 and donut and was written in a news article of 1809. Donuts didn't always have a hole in them in 1847 Hanson Gregory poked a hole in them. Donuts were not brought up in history again until they became popular in world war one. In 1920 Adam Levit invented the automatic donut machine, which made 87 donuts per hour. Donuts where pronounced the food hit of the century at the Chicago world fair in 1934. If you would like to learn how to make this treat, read below!
How to make baked donuts
How to make fried donuts
How to make donut glaze
Donuts are one of America's favorite treats. There are many ways to make them and they have an interesting history. I know what I will be doing on the first Friday of June, national donut day!
Story by Anabel Kehoe
Let's be honest 2018 was a pretty good year, but I’m pretty sure 2019 will top it off.
There is going to be a lot of history, fun and so much more.
Story by Sydney Edwards
August 26 is National Dog Day! National dog day was founded in 2004, by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. Colleen Paige is the founder of many other National pet days such as: National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day, National Cat day, etc. August 26 was picked to be National Dog day because Colleen’s family had adopted her first dog Sheltie on August 26, when she was 10 years old. All dogs, mixed and pure breeds are celebrated on this day. One main reason for National dog day is to help the public recognize how many dogs that need a home.
Don’t get me wrong, National Dog day is to celebrate the amazing animals we have been blessed with, but it is another way to help Dogs get adopted and given the attention they need. Many dogs have put their lives on the line every day to protect and keep their families, humans, owners, etc. safe. We celebrate NDD, to recognize the importance of dogs and to honor how they impact our lives and theirs on a daily basis. Another reason we celebrate is to pull more attention towards the amount of abused and abandoned dogs, says Why We Celebrate NDD!
The National Dog Foundation’s motto for NDD is “ Saving 10,000 Dogs- One at a time.” says:NDD! George W. Bush owns a dog as well, and sent a letter to the foundation to show his support towards National Dog day.
You can celebrate National Dog day by adopting a dog, giving a family dog, neighbor’s dog, or any dog T.L.C. Having a safety check around your home, to make sure it is a safe environment for your 4 legged family members. By donating blankets, food, toys, water, bowls, etc. to a local animal shelter you have helped many dogs lives and or families who need help caring for their dog(s). Having a party to celebrate National Dog day and honoring the amazing animals that have made life even more amazing. Taking a photoshoot with your dog(s) is another good way to show your dog how much you love and care for them. Assisting an elderly, handicap, or injured family with their dog(s) is an amazing way to celebrate National Dog day. To find more ways to celebrate National Dog day check out this site: How To Celebrate NDD!
The definition of National Dog day is “The sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11.” or “A period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence.” cited from :Dog Day Definition
If you would like to learn more about National Dog Day visit: National Dog Day!
Story by Amelia O'Halloran