Over the decades clothing has changed drastically. For example, in the 1980s style was widely and heavily influenced by music. According to The Jerusalem Post, “style in the 1980s was influenced a lot by music.” Over the years along with the time, the trends have changed too. In the 1980s the heavy influence was music, including punk rock, rap, and heavy metal music. Women's trends were much different. They wore big hair and big jewelry. Surely lots of bright colors as well. Another example of how music influenced clothing trends was, in the 1980s, if you were involved and interested in punk rock, then you may like to wear a lot of black. Also, men and women would be a lot of fitness clothing which is similar to the present day where many people wear fitness clothing.
In the 90s, the trends were fun! In the 90s people liked to wear a lot of different fun things including mood rings and roller blades. Girls clothing trends included plaid and barbie dresses. These trends are similar today because people love to wear plaid and love to bring back the trends of the past. Girls and adult clothing have changed and even fitness clothing has trends that are coming back. In the 1990s fitness trends included bike shorts which are coming back, just look at Kylie Jenner! Even celebrities are bringing back the great trends of the 90s.
The trends from the past are clearly coming back, let's take a look at some of the trends in the 90s that are popular today. For example, mom jeans are so popular today, I even have a pair! Could you imagine someone walking around with mom jeans and a plaid shirt, then going to work out in bike shorts? Of course, I could! But really all those things are trends out of other decades that are coming back to the current day. So overall fashion trends have changed from some decades but the trends of the present day are a spin-off of other decades like the 90s that are coming back around!
Story by Brooke Darby
Red wolves are very interesting animals. Red wolves eat rodents, rabbits, raccoons, and deer; mostly meat that is hunted in the woods. As you can tell, wolves are very good hunters. These beautiful creatures live in southeastern Texas and have slowly been moved to central Pennsylvania. Some of the only other places you can find them wild is in eastern North Carolina and the Albemarle Peninsula.
Red wolves are a very endangered species and there are only around 130 still in the wild, the rest of these wolves are held captive in breeding facilities across the country. There are only 200 at those facilities, but scientists are working on repopulating them This is the latest event in an existence full of ups and downs. The red wolf, which still isn’t designated as a true species, was first classified as endangered in 1967 under the Endangered Species Protection Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Acts predecessor.
“In 1987, red wolves were reintroduced at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina,” says myfwc.com. This was done by a group of people called U.S fish and wildlife services; they released around 100 red wolves at the Alligator River and the U.S. wildlife services watched as the population grew to around 225 wolves.
1. Red wolves scientific name is Canis Rufus.
2. As far as people know, no red wolves have attacked any humans.
3. Red wolves can live up to 15 years in captivity but only live up to 6 or 7 in the wild.
Story by Stella Ballard
E3. If you haven’t heard of it by now then either you have been living under a rock since 1995, or you have a decent social life like most people. If you fall under either of those categories, let me give you a quick rundown of what E3 actually is. First of all, E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo. This convention has been happening annually since June of 1995. Now you may be wondering what kind of convention E3 is. Well, to put it simply, it's a video game convention. E3 showcases upcoming games every summer and companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Bethesda come from all over the world to Los Angeles to showcase what they have in store.
I am going to be talking about E3 2018, which was one of the best in a while... in some cases.
Let's start off with Sony: They showcased a decent amount of upcoming games and DLC (Downloadable Content) for well-loved games, including The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, and more.
Now let’s move on to another well-known company-- Microsoft (Or Xbox.) Microsoft had their biggest presentations ever this year. During their presentation, they showed off a whopping 15 Xbox exclusive titles, including Halo Infinite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Crackdown 3. Microsoft is planning on showcasing even more content later this year.
We are now walking into what is the most anticipated presentations of E3; Bethesda has showcased an amazing amount of games coming in the future. Many fans are extremely excited about games like Fallout 76, DOOM Eternal, and The Elder Scrolls: Blades.
Last but definitely not least: Nintendo. Nintendo took the world by storm with only a few games announced during their showcase. Fans are hyped for games like Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Super Mario Party, And Fortnite for Nintendo Switch.
E3 2018 was an amazing convention this summer. Each company mentioned is so excited to release everything mentioned on this list (Some are already released.) If you would like to learn about E3, Click here.
Story by Juvae Mullings
From washed-out sea blue to chocolatey brown, everyone has their own unique eye color. But where do you get it from? Genetics. Your parent’s genes determine not only what your eye color is, but many other things too. Inside your cells hold something called a nucleus. The nucleus stores DNA. It also holds 46 chromosomes. Then, the chromosomes are split up into 23 pairs. When you were born each parent gave you one part of the pair. Chromosomes are made up of parts of your DNA otherwise known as genes. According to, Who Am I Science Museum of the UK you are made up of about 24,000 genes. Each gene makes up a part of who you, are from how long your fingers are to the size of your nose. Up to 16 genes determine the color of your eyes.
Each gene is composed of alleles. Alleles decide what traits you get from each parent. There are three different alleles which could determine your eye color; green, blue, and brown. Each parent gives you one allele. Green alleles overrule blue alleles and brown alleles are dominant over both. So, if one parent gives you one blue allele and one gives a brown one, you are going to have brown eyes. If one parent gives you a green allele and one gives a blue, you are going to have green eyes. The only way to get blue eyes if both parents gave a blue allele.
Have you ever noticed that when you are a baby, your eyes were a different color? Wonderopolis has, they say your genes also have a say in how much melanin your iris has. Melanin establishes how light or dark your eye color is. The more melanin you have, the darker your eyes are. Since the melanin process doesn’t begin at birth, you may not know what your permanent eye color is until you’re almost 3 years old. The way you can inherit hazel eyes is the melanin isn’t distributed evenly between throughout your eyes. This happens as well with other eye colors, like gray and amber.
Eye color is essential to how you are as a person and the color of your eyes is unique in its own way. That said, some eye colors are more frequent than others. For example, one in every two people has brown eyes, but blue eyes is more like 1 in every 5 or so. In the chart above you can see how rare your eye color is. But whatever your eye color is, it was meant to be, and was determined by a very complex process.
The history of cake is very interesting, and has been used on different occasions, but a long time ago is was used very differently. The first cake was created in the 13th century by the Egyptians, but it wasn’t called a cake to them is was called a kaka. Medieval European bakers made fruit cakes and gingerbread. The ancient greeks also made cake or “πλακοῦς” it was baked using flour, eggs, milk, nuts, and honey. They made sponge cakes too, and cake had originated from the Renaissance.
There are a lot of flavors of cake; red velvet is one of the most popular along with chocolate, vanilla or yellow cake, lemon, coconut, lime, champagne, and carrot cake.
There are lots of cakes and lots of national cakes days for some of the types and flavors. Like, January 27th is chocolate cake day, March 29th is lemon cake day, April 7th is coffee cake day, May 19th is devil’s food cake day, June 11th is German chocolate cake day, and November 26th is national cake day.
Cake is very popular and the uses for it today is different from what it was when it was back then. Today most cakes are for a significant dates like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations. What they used caked for back then was for honoring people like kings. and is very different from today. The ingredients for a simple cake now are: sugar, butter, eggs, yeast, flour, oil, water, and milk are the main ingredients for a basic cake.
Story by Taylor Jones
The all meat diet is a diet where you eat only meat, like a carnivore. Is that really as good as it sounds? Although you do have some benefits such as you get more energy, lose weight, can prevent Lyme disease, depression, and rheumatoid arthritis, there are some bad things about it too. Eating lots of meat may cause an increase in cholesterol. You don’t get a balanced meal, and you may not live as long. It is like if you were to try to live on just marshmallows all your life; you can see that you would be very unhealthy, just like you would eating meat. Although meat is a good source of protein it is not healthy to eat only it as your only food source. Eating only meat may become a habit. After a while, it may be hard to stop.
Not only is it bad for humans but it is bad for the animals you are eating. “Over 56 billion farm animals are killed every year”. That is just farm animals. Can you imagine how many more animal lives would be taken if even ⅓ of Americans were to start on the all meat diet? That is a lot of animals lost. Could you save an animal life? Think about that when you are eating pounds and pounds of animals every day because of a fad diet.
In conclusion, the all meat diet is not the healthiest choice. Eating only meat may help with losing weight at first but can be unhealthy long term. The loss of animal life from the all meat diet also makes it a sorrowful choice. The healthiest choice is to have a balanced meal getting all the food and nutrients you need.
Story by Alana Bridger
Are cigarettes bad for you? Smoke it up states that 42.1 million people in the U.S smoke cigarettes. You're probably wondering “what's in cigarettes?” Well, cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which can cause cancer. Plus, there are over 5 million worldwide recorded deaths caused by tobacco and cigarettes every year. Did you know that 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette every day? 2,100 people younger than 18 years of age who were occasional smokers become daily smokers.
According to Quora, the first cigarettes were made in 1865 by Washington Duke on his 300-acre farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His hand-rolled cigarettes were sold to soldiers at the end of the Civil War. It was not until James Bonsack invented the cigarette making machine in 1881 that cigarette smoking became popular.
You may wonder how cigarettes effect you; according to Quora, smoking can badly affect your lungs. Coughing and colds are just the beginning. Smoking can cause diseases like cancer in various places in your body like your bladder, blood cervix, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney and ureter, larynx, liver, oropharynx (includes, parts of the throat, tongue, and tonsils) and the stomach and especially the lungs.
How do you stop this addiction? Tests recently show that smokers generally have lower levels of circulating B vitamins and lower levels of vitamin C as compared with a non-smoker. Here are some ways to fix this: firsts things first make a goal, for example, improving overall health, saving money, setting a good example for your kids and last but not least, looking better and smelling better. This can help smokers train their mind to focus on the positive aspects of their goal and reinforce their will to quit. Two, practice yoga or tai chi. According to Quora, a recent study from the Journal of Addiction and Therapy suggests taking and practicing tai chi at least three times a week. ¨It can help calm and ¨reduce stress from you and your peers. Tai chi can also help you either stop smoking or reduce their habit".
I hope this gives you something to think about if you are a smoker, or know someone who smokes!
Story by Bella Glover
Do you ever wonder why dragons are a part of so many cultures, and why they look so different? Well the reason is that there are a lot of different types of ideas and interpretations of them from different cultures like the European, Chinese, and Egyptian. All of them had some form of large serpent that flies or lived under water, like in the case of the Chinese dragons, that were often associated with water, rain, lakes, and rivers. The Egyptians had a very different interpretation. With Apep which was terrifying great sea serpent who lay in wait in the Egyptian underworld to ambush the sun god, R.a. However, in Europe, dragons were slaughtered by saints and knights. They were feared by everyone, just like the Egyptians were afraid of Apep. Unlike the Chinese dragons who instead of being hated they are loved and worshipped. Temples and shrines have been built to honor them.
All of these dragons are very different, and all of them had very different role in each region's mythology and folklore, unlike some of the other regions that just winged it.
By Jonah Silvers
Sources: Egyptian dragons
Many people have heard of the actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He is the highest paid actor in the world and the most popular actor on social media. But do you know his story?
Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, and is 46 years old. His Samoan family has a history of wrestling. His grandfather, father, and a couple cousins were professional wrestlers. Interestingly, when Johnson was a wrestler, he wrestled with fake cousins. His fake cousins are a wrestling tag team called “The Usos”. While they aren't related to him, one of his real cousins, Nia Jax, is still wrestling professionally.
Johnson just had a baby girl, Tiana Johnson, so that gives him and his girlfriend, Lauren, 3 kids to take care of now. He did have 2 dogs, but his french bulldog died in 2015 after eating a poisonous mushroom.
Before Johnson became an actor and a wrestler, he played football in college at the University of Miami. According to Sports Illustrated, no National Football League teams wanted to draft him. So, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League right before the 1995 season. He was then cut from the team 2 months later.
Next year, in 1996, at the age of 24 he was introduced to the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWF) as “Rocky Maivia”, then was later called “The Rock”. In his WWF career, he received many nicknames: “the most electrifying man in all of sports entertainment”, “the brahma bull”, and “the people's champion”. He would make all the fans laugh, and they would love it when he would pull of his signature moves, including the “rock bottom” and “the peoples elbow”.
Johnson got loads of fame in wrestling and soon started acting in movies. He has starred in many movies, including Rampage, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and The Scorpion King.
Johnsons entire journey is what made him so popular. Johnson truly has rocked this world.
Story by Rowyn G. Esslinger
Did you know that the little yellow flowers you have been seeing everywhere are the same as the white flowers you blow to make a wish with? I certainly didn't. These changing flowers are called dandelions. Not only are they color changing, they also change their appearance entirely. Most people think of the dandelion as a pesky weed that never stops growing back, but in the 1800’s people would pull their grass so the dandelions could grow in.
If you are like me and had no idea that the two flowers are the same thing or even if you did still keep reading to find out why the change. The dandelions first start as two false leaves or cotyledons which has all the nutrients the plant is going to need to grow. Soon after the cotyledons appear the true leaves will start to form. The first leaves are a yellowish greenish color, after the first leaves forms the stem starts to develop more. Soon after a yellow green, hollow, tubelike stalk appears in the center of the rosette and a bright yellow bud opens.
The second step of a the dandelion process is pollination and fertilization. This begins when bees or other insects pollinate the flower after the flower has been pollinated then each fertilized floret produces a seed called an achene.Each seed pushes up through the floret and develops a feathery filament called a pappus. This pappus looks like a white puff ball. This is the process through which the bright yellow flower turns into the white puff ball flower we know as the dandelion.
Time lapse video of dandelion growing- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_QqtXoyQw\
Story by Maya Fuchs