Not all people are the same and we all know this, some people including us two identify with a certain group of people called the L.G.B.T. community. There has been plenty of arguing about this for decades, It's a very sad factor due to the fact that many people don't agree with people who identify as this due to certain religions and political conflicts or believes. In this article we will cover some of the issues going on today and to all the people out there who do identify with this whether you're in the closet or out and about! We hope you read this article. and non L.G.B.T. folks as well it's still news and good info to know!
Some upsetting news to the Trans community is that president Trump last January made a law banning Transgender people from the military, Of course they didn't call it a “ban“ instead saying that people who wish to serve must identify and act as there biological gender while under military services and that the Transgender recruits must have to ‘pretend‘ to be their biological sex.“ The American Medical Association rebuffed the Pentagon’s claim that gender transitions were a “deficiency.” ” Which is something that has been argued about because of the number of people who could've helped served our country but instead must either have to act like someone there not or not be able to serve .
Ok on to another topic. On 9/15/19 the amazing show “Queer Eye” won an award and thats amazing. The Dart Mouth says, “since the show is centered around self-acceptance, there is no shortage of emotional moments in “Queer Eye.” The most poignant moments are those of true transformation — the moments in which clients like Deborah, Jess and Rob face such metamorphosis that they are moved to tears”.
This award was really an inspiration to everyone. And not just that it's the whole show that's inspirational. Like each person's story from the fab 5 is really inspirational. They all have had to work hard and push to achieve their goals. And that's inspiring to a lot of people.
That's all for today! Thank you for reading, I hope this article was interesting for you guys and have a good day bye!! We would like to thank you for reading to this far in the article and we hope you have better knowledge of whats going on in the LGBT world!
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Story by George Johnson & Evan Bela
Many smokers have ditched the cigarette for the vape. You may think vaping is better for you, but read more and you will be surprised. The vape, it seems innocent enough, right? Well, you're wrong some say that vaping is just as bad as cigarettes if not worse.
MD Anderson cancer research center states that some celebrate these smokeless nicotine tools as safe alternatives to cigarettes and tobacco. E-cigarettes may not cause the same cancer-causing effects as smoking but they bring with them other fatal toxins.
While vaping is better for your health it can still be bad for it says, Michael Joseph Blaha from Johns Hopkins Cicerone Center for the prevention of Heart disease. Even though they are better for you they are just as addictive as traditional cigarettes. Effects can include Mouth and throat irritation, coughing and wheezing, worsening asthma, chest pain, upset stomach, nausea or if used for a long time - death.
But the pros of vaping against smoking may surprise you. Firstly they do not contain tobacco or as many as the other toxins that are the leading cause of cancer and lung disease. Secondly, they appear to be less risky for smokers who have mild to moderate asthma. And last but not least they may emit less toxic material in their aerosol.
However, information is still coming out on the risks of vaping, with findings being quite scary, so it might be best to just avoid vapes.
Written by Beck Henderson
Eating tide pods, super gluing lips, and so much more, how did the age of teens come to this?
According to Junkee, teens all around the world have been following crazy trends, even ones that could kill you, all because of TikTok. “CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE TO SAY THIS, BUT: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW THIS STARTED, AND WE APPRECIATE THE LOVE, BUT BOY AND GIRL HAVE JUST ONE WISH FOR 2019 AND IT IS THAT YOU NOT END UP IN THE HOSPITAL DUE TO MEMES.” -Netflix US claimed.There are many other trends on tiktok including, e-girls/boys, soft girls/boys, VSCO girls/boys. These stereotypes include the infamous “Eye roll” which is super popular.
Lots of people have TikTok downloaded, and have become addicted over the year and a half it has been released.
Q: What is the most popular trend?
A: There are lots, but at the moment I would say the “Spooky Season” which includes snuggling down and watching a good scary movie such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Monster House, or Corpse Bride, and documenting it.
Q: What is the most dangerous trend?
A: The two most dangerous ones so far have been getting out of a moving car and dancing to Kiki Do You Love Me. And the tide pod challenge, which is where kids pop tide pods in their mouths and try not to swallow it which ends up happening a lot. Some other popular trends are TikTok dances. TikTok dances are people just making up dances for the fun of it and filming them doing it. Some of the old dances are, the Hey Julie dance, the Git Up, and many more.
Another trend is cosplaying, every 1 in 5 videos is a cosplay. If you don't know what cosplay is, its basically people making very elaborate costumes and dressing up as different characters from shows like anime or just your favorite kids show.
In conclusion, TikTok is a way to express your weirdness through second long videos. If you do download it, just be careful not to get sucked into the void of the “For you” page or find yourself not doing homework or staying up till one. In real life if anyone asks you to catch the Woah, you'll know what to do!
DO NOT TRY ANY OF THESE TRENDS!!!!!!!!!! You could get seriously injured and possibly hospitalized.
Story by Ciella Steury
Many people know about marijuana and its controversy about legalizing it. It has its pros and cons but it is starting to become legal in some states. In 23 states it came to be used for medical purposes, and in 10 states it is fully legal. But the seeds can be extracted from the plant and made into hemp. Let me define these words for you marijuana/weed are all the same thing and they involve the whole plant but hemp is only the seeds. According to easyread the seeds can be made into an assortment of things with many benefits. One of the most popular things it is mad into is oil. It can also be made into brownies, and vapor when putting into a machine. You may have seen the CBD dispensaries around, these places sell stuff to make from hemp like gummies and oils. These dispensaries require a permit to make the product. But you may be wondering why was it illegal in the first place.
The start of the United States ban on marijuana started when the government wanted an excuse to deport Mexican immigrants, that excuse was marijuana. The government made marijuana a schedule 1 drug, which means that it is one of the most dangerous drugs. Even though it has been used for medical purposes for hundreds of years according to drug policy. But now states can decide for themselves about there laws for the drug. But now the plant is being researched to find out its medicinal purposes. Another reason the drug was made illegal is methamphetamine. Methamphetamine could be added to marijuana and then that makes it addicting. Methamphetamine is also known as meth and most drugs have methamphetamine is addicting and dangerous. Crystal meth is a schedule 2 drug. Cocaine is also a schedule 2 drug. Which shows you how dangerous the drug is.
Marijuana is making a come back as new medicinal purposes are being found. It helps cancer patients. It also help anxiety. It is a pain reliever. All the stuff it dose relaxes people so people use it cause it makes them feel good. It as long term effects on the brain like changing your mood, so say when you take it you upset and sad it might make you happy. But it also is known to relieve stress. But a lot of marijuana critics say that it's terrible for your mental health, a study at Northwestern found that marijuana users have abnormal brain structures and the study also says that the younger you start using marijuana the worse the effects are. According to calmca smoking, marijuana is physically worse for you than smoking cigarettes. So overall marijuana has its pros and cons, but its popularity is definitely on the rise.
Story by Garrison Hunt
*AMS does not supporting the use or marijuana, especially for students.
Bill Nye is a renowned scientist known all over the world. Bill Nye worked as an engineer with Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, where he designed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor which is used in 747 airplanes. And funnily enough, he got his break into television by winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest. Bill grew up with science. He says that his first childhood memory was him playing with a rubber band powered paper airplane. He was trying to figure out how to make it turn, so he could stand still and it would come back to him. Everyone loves bill nye and knows who he is. Heres why.
Bill Nye is known across the globe for his educational TV show “ Bill Nye the Science Guy”, but he's known for more than just that. He's been on multiple TV shows including “ Blindspot”, “ Living With Ed”, “The Eyes of Nye”, “Dancing With The Stars”, and many more. But surprisingly, Bill Nye also has some haters. According to Scientific American, “ Bill Nye does not speak for us and he does not speak for science. Tonight, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will accompany Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s nominee for NASA Administrator, to the State of the Union address. Nye has said that he’s accompanying the Congressman to help promote space exploration, since, he asserts, NASA is the best brand the United States has and that his attendance should not be … seen as an acceptance of the recent attacks on science and the scientific community.” Science American believes that by choosing to come with a republican rep. , he is “working to undermine civil rights.” But, that is an opinion and we don't know for sure why Bill chose to do what he did. Bill Nye is truly a very inspiring person trying to educate the world through humor and fun.
Bill Nye quotes, “ There really is no such thing as race. We all come from Africa. We are all of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet, a pale blue dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together.” Not only is he educating all around the world, but he is trying to make a change for our world. He is working with Climate One to speak to people about the climate issue. They interviewed him about his recent documentary. Heres a piece from the interview. “ Greg Dalton: So when people say we’re not sure what the climate was like… Bill Nye: Yes we are -- is the response. Yes, we are.
Bill Nye may have some controversy about whether or not he speaks for science, but he is definitely an inspiring, educator, who makes people happy.
Story by Olivia Courtenay-Smith
Michael Jackson was famously known as the King Of Pop. He wasn’t just famous solo, he was also famous as a child as the lead singer in a lesser-known band, The Jackson five with his four other brothers. He was born in 1958 and grew up with 10 siblings around him. According to www.biography.com he died in 2009 do to a drug overdose. He, Michael Jackson, won 19 Grammy awards. if you want to put that to scale, Adele has won 15 and Justin Bieber has won 1.
Another name to fame that The King Of Pop can claim is the “Moonwalk”. The “Moonwalk” is a hard dance move to master yet he managed to do it. The “Moonwalk” is a gymnastic like move. The first time Jackson demonstrated this move was in a live solo performances of “Billie Jean” says biography.com. The “Moonwalk is a fun move to master if you are up for a challenge and have some time on your hands. Jackson was an awesome dancer so when doing the “Moonwalk he was able to give it a slick smooth look. In fact, he had a whole routine that made the crowd go wild ending in a hard to master toe-stand.
Michael Jackson is still influencing the modern era through his music and the hidden secrets of his life. Some believe that he was a truly bad person, he has been accused many times over of sexual abuse. One of his many choices was to bleach his skin, beneath all the bleach he was African-American. Jackson was also on opioids, a drug that Prince also died by. Jackson denied his skin bleaching and said as found on biographyonline.net “OK, number one. There, as I know of, there is no such thing as skin bleaching…I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin, it’s something that I cannot help, OK? But, when people make up stories that I don’t want to be who I am, it hurts me…it’s a problem for me, I can’t control it.” but as modern technology got more sophisticated we uncovered the truth. But his influence also helps people.
Michael Jackson may not have been the best man at home but he sure was talented on the stage. If you’re ever looking for a rock hit or a Halloween bash to rock out to, he is where you should look. The Jackson Five also has some more kid-friendly songs are “ABC” and “Sugar Daddy”. But whatever you pick, he won’t let you down (If you’re Wondering what a few of his songs are, here is “Beat It’- https://www.youtube.com)!
Story by Rosalie Sharp
Aretha Franklin has made a major impact on the modern-day world. Here songs have changed lives giving everyone “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”. You may be asking yourself, who is Aretha Franklin. Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis and was the fourth of five children. According to .Britannica.com Franklin’s mother, Barbara, was a gospel singer and pianist. And her father, CLI. Franklin presided over the New Bethel Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan, and was a minister of national influence and a singer as well. Coming from a talented family Aretha was bound to be a musical star. Aretha Franklin's musical gifts became apparent at an early age. Largely self-taught, she was regarded as a child prodigy. As a young teen, Franklin performed with her father on his gospel programs in major cities throughout the country and was recognized as a vocal ideal. By the age of 14, she had recorded some of her earliest tracks at her father's church, which was released by a small label as the album Songs of Faith in 1956. Even from a young age, Aretha Franklin made her mark on the world.
Aretha Franklin was an equal rights activist who changed the way we see each other. As said in biography.com in an era when respect was not given to everyone in the US, Aretha Franklin’s exciting version of “Respect,” first recorded by Otis Redding, was an inspiring call to action. The lyrics for the song respect became a melancholy for both women's rights and civil rights movements. Franklin’s song “Sisters Are Doing’ It For Themselves” was another feminist song, showing there is world, where women can set free from this sexist society and be who they, are, ‘’American history wells up when Aretha sings,” former president Barrack Obama said in 2015. “Nobody embodies more fully the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R&B, rock and roll – the way that hardship and sorrow were transformed into something full of beauty and vitality and hope.”. Aretha Franklin regularly performed at civil rights events and was there to support Martin Luther King Jr. during his rallies. According to .globalcitizen.org she also was awarded the Southern Christian Leadership Award for her dedicated work for King. When King was assassinated in 1968, Franklin performed at his funeral. Other than being a musical prodigy Aretha Franklin is a role model for all young women.
Aretha Franklin has made an impact on the world and sadly she has passed. On August 12, 2018, it was reported that on the morning of August 16th, Franklin gave in to her illness. Which her family revealed to be pancreatic cancer. Though Aretha Franklin is a child prodigy she did not live the healthiest life. She struggled with weight problems, alcoholism and chain-smoking Sadly Aretha Franklin is not with us physically but she is with every time we listen to her songs. The equality given to everyone because Aretha Franklin's songs should be carried with us through our every day giving everyone “Respect”.
Here is a link to Aretha Franklin singing her hit song Think.
Story by Taylor Amys
Misty started dancing at 13, and I think she saw other people doing it so she got really in ballet. she became a dancer for 49 or 23 years and she said “ I don't have to like the person next to me” and she was the first black woman to become
principal. She did not expect classical dancer not growing up in a family that is supportive
Misty was the only black American Ballet Theater for over ten years. Misty was scared to talk in public. She was 29 when she became her first principal role in a classical ballet she went to a motel with her five siblings, she didn't have a typical path or journey of what people expect from a classical dancer, not growing up in a family that's supportive or that has money, not being white.
Misty became the first African-American woman to dance with ABT in the dual role of Odette and Odile in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. she became the Abt principal dancer in the company's 75-year history Having more cures in her figure than the traditional ballet dancer.
Her stepdad was emotionally and physically abusive-called her names. Misty Copeland's challenge was not to give up and keep and being mean. Bringing ballet to a more diverse all types of people audience and it helped me learn from her she didn’t give up and not quit and she worked hard to be a ballet dancer.
Story by Cayla Oliver
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