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 Why Do Colors Effect Our Mood?

What Colors Make What Mood?

Red- Passion                        White- Purity
Orange- Welcoming              Brown- Dependability
Yellow- Happy
Green- Harmony
Blue- Peace
Purple- Luxury
Black- Power

What Is Color Pyschology?

Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Colors influence perceptions but they are not really noticeable like the taste of food. These effects are different between people and their age also with their gender. Color psychology is also used in marketing color influences people to buy something or not buy something. It is also in their logos to attract people to their product or place


Is Football Really Safe?
​By: Hailey Rea
So, is football Really Safe?
Clearly, boxing and football are not equivalent. Boxing is a small-market sport that is already dying a slow death as it sees attrition of its fan base. Football, on the other hand, has nearly 1.5 million youth participants, is one of the most popular sports in this country, and is supported by a huge collegiate and professional corporate structure.We must also recognize that participation in football, and team sports in general, has major benefits for fitness and character building. Participation in sports counters the major public health issues of obesity and, perhaps more importantly, the “disengagement” that we all observe in kids these days. Every parent of a teen, and even young children, realizes that a “virtual” world has often replaced the real, live interactions kids used to regularly experience. I strongly believe that participation in team sports has a major positive influence on youth, and we cannot discount the positive impact of this aspect of football. Ultimately, if a child is passionate about football and no other sport or activity, they are almost certainly better off playing football than being inactive and alone.In an article published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine, titled “Tolerable Risks? Physicians and Youth Tackle Football,” Dr. Kathleen Bachynski challenges the AAP and medical community to take a stronger stance against tackling. 

I can certainly appreciate her perspective, and personally, I’ve gotten to the point where I have trouble watching football because the high cost to the well-being of the athletes outweighs the entertainment value.Youth athletes have lots of other options that share many of the recreational benefits of football with far fewer risks, so why does football remain so popular? Because as a society, we like to watch football. Collision sports have been on the rise since the latter half of the 20th century, before which relatively obscure sports such as rowing, were considered among the national pastimes. But today, football is highly popular, highly profitable, and supported by major corporate influences that keep it front and center in public opinion. It is not likely that it is going away.
"I had concussions as a kid playing  football & basketball, and know what is feels like  & to have  someone say  'Just rub some dirt on it, and get back out there.' "
- Billy Corgan
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often sustained in sports, falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, and other incidents.  Concussion cannot be seen on CT or MRI scans, but it’s a very real brain injury. Some symptoms of a concussion headache/pressure in the head ,"Not feeling right”, Nervousness or anxiety, Drowsiness, Dizziness/vertigo, Slow responses, Irritability, Low energy, Nausea, Poor memory, More emotional than usual, Feeling slowed down, Sensitivity to light or noise, Poor concentration, Sadness, Trouble falling asleep, Numbness/tingling or neck pain, Repeats questions, Sleeping more than usual, Balance problems, Looking “dazed”.

Concussions in Football
Concussions and other types of repetitive play-related head blows in American football have been shown to be the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy , which has led to player suicides and other debilitating symptoms after retirement, including memory loss, depression, anxiety, headaches, and also sleep disturbances.


What awards have they recieved?             BTS has gotten many awards and nominations through 2013-2018. Those include of 67 awards won, and 121 nominations.
Golden Disc Award Album of the Year 2018
Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist 2017
Golden Disc Award Song Division 2018
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award   etc.
Global Popularity Award 2018
Digital Daesang 2018
Best Fandom 2017         
Best Korean Act 2014
iHeartRadio Music Awards Pending-
Best Fan Army
Best Boy Band
Songs and Albums
The type of music they produce is K-Pop which stands for Korean Pop. It is a mixture of singing and rapping. BTS has in total 11 albums and over 30 songs. They first debuted on June 13,2013 with their hit song “No More Dream’ this was their first song which is on their first album 2 kool 4 skool.They then had a school series of albums these albums are 2 kool 4 skool, O!RUL8,2?, and Skool luv affair. They currently have an album out called Love Yourself ‘Her’. Which consists of some of their most popular songs like DNA, Mic Drop, and Go Go. Currently on youtube their DNA music video has more than 250 million views. Even though most of their music is Korean they still have a fan base that reaches across all countries and languages. They don’t have to speak the same language to love the music.

By Kenzie Macintyre , Arianny De Sena

 BTS is a South Korean boy band. They are one of the most famous bands worldwide. These seven members RM,Jin,Suga,J-Hope,Jimin,V,and Jungkook and slowly becoming one of the best bands in the world and taking over every teenage girls heart. Winning over 60 awards and 121 nominations.
What is BTS?
 BTS also known as Bangtan Boys is a  Korean boy band. Bangtan Boys means Bulletproof Boy Scouts. They are one of South Korea’s biggest boy bands. Bangtan boys originated in Seoul and live in that area. The BTS members include of very skilled dancers, singers, and rappers. Also their fans are called the army. They army includes of Koreans, Americans, all different races. (further explained in next paragraph) BTS debuted June 13, 2013, under Big Hit Entertainment, with there lead single “No More Dream.”  They currently are part of the top 10 best boy bands worldwide.
Who are the Members in BTS and what are their roles?   There are 7 Members. Kim Namjoon, Kim Seok-jin, Min Yoongi, Jung Ho-Seok, Kim Tae-Hyung, Park Ji-MIn, and Jeon Jeong-guk are the names of the members. Some of the members go by stage name. For example Yoongi goes as Suga, Jeong-guk changes the spelling to Jungkook, Ho-Seok goes as J-Hope, Namjoon is RM, Tae-Hyung changes to V, and Seok-Jin minimizes his name and makes it just Jin. Jimin keeps the spelling and everything the same. All of the members have roles. RM is the leader and spokesperson because he is the only one who speaks fluent English. The band also has different “lines” for example the dance line (main dancers), the vocal line (singers), and Rap Line (Rappers). The Rap Line consists of J-Hope (Hoseok) RM (Namjoon) and Suga (Yoongi). These are the rappers of the group.  The Dance line is Jimin, J-Hope, and Jungkook. These are the main dancers or the best and most experienced dancers. Jimin is educated in Contemporary (slow,ballet style) , Hip-Hop, and Modern dance. J-Hope is educated in Hip-Hop and Modern. Jungkook is also educated in Modern, Hip-Hop, and many more. Then the vocal line is Jin (Seok-Jin), V(Tae-Hyung), and Jimin. These are the main singers. Jungkook is a dancer, singer, and rapper. Like I referenced before RM is the only one who speaks fluent english, all of the other members can speak very little english but they are learning it so they can interact with their english speaking fans (A.R.M.Y). They all live in Seoul, South Korea the Capital, but none of them were born in Seoul. Jimin and Jungkook were born in Busan, South Korea. V and and Suga were born in Daegu, South Korea. Jin was born in Gwacheon, South Korea. J-Hope was born in Gwanju, and  RM was born in Dangjak District, South Korea. These boys are slowly becoming the world’s best band.    
What inspired them?
Most of the members had support from their family members growing up and pursuing a musical career. They all drew inspiration from their families but also from each other and their passion for music. Jungkook says that the group does their best and appreciates all the love and support from their fans which pushes them to go higher. Suga one of the rappers says he's been writing rhymes since he was little it helped him get his feelings out which later were turned into great songs.BTS has come out and said that one of their new tracks ‘Mic Drop’ was inspired by former President Barack Obama's mic drop speech. "The mic drop by former President Obama after his speech went viral. It's an act of completing a speech and it also tends to mean my speech was cool." "The track related to that is 'MIC Drop'. It's a song that includes our swag, ambition, and confidence, and it was inspired by Obama's performance." says group leader RM.

In summary, BTS is a South Korean boy band. They are one of the most famous bands worldwide. These seven members RM,Jin,Suga,J-Hope,Jimin,V,and Jungkook and slowly becoming one of the best bands in the world and taking over every teenage girls heart. Winning over 60 awards and 121 nominations. With their catchy music, killer dance moves, and charming good looks they’ll take over your heart and won’t let you leave.

Stranger things 

So what is stranger things about? If you have no idea then you’ve come to the right place or if you just want to see what this article is about. Of course stranger thing has a bunch of emotions in it. Okay so let's get started and stop wasting time.
    Season one episode one is ‘The vanishing of Will Byers’. A monster is on the loose the setting is an isolated lab in Hawkins,Indiana where some type of monster has escaped from it's cell and kills whatever gets in its way. Will byers (which is played by Noah Schnapp) and his fellow friends Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb Mclaughlin) are playing an intense game and the game is cut short by Mike’s mom.Lucas, Dustin, and Will grab there bikes and head home.While biking home together, Will separated from the others and finds himself close to the lab he has a feeling that something is following him.He gets home and notices his mom and brother are not home. He continues to feel the sensation of something following him so he runs to the shed and hides in there he grabs the gun and holds his ground.Unfortunately, none of that helps him. The light flickers and poof he's gone. Will is gone…
​Next day comes and Will’s mom, Joyce (Winona Ryder), and his older brother, Jonathan, (Charlie Heaton), they discover that Will is not home. So she decided that she would report him missing to the police chief,Jim hopper.Meanwhile, a young girl named Eleven arrives at benny’s dinner. Her head is shaved, she has limited speech, she's wearing a hospital gown, and she's extremely hungry. After, Benny feeds the girl and calls a social worker but when they get there to pick her up it’s a bunch of men that are armed. In the end Benny was killed and eleven somehow manages to escape from the men. Will’s friends are tired of waiting for the police to do something so they decide to go look for Will on their own. And they meet with eleven… Joyce gets a phone call and she can hear Will on the other end…

The next episode is ‘The weird on Maple street’. Mike and his friends bring Eleven back to their house and Eleven says that there are bad people looking for her.As she becomes more comfortable with them she shows them some of her powers.She recognizes Will from a picture and she tells them about him hiding from a monster.Joyce gets another phone call and she believes it's from Will she picks up and the lights go crazy and the walls start to deform...Wanna know what happens watch the show to find out.


By; Sadara Dustin & Vyctori Rodriguez

Starbucks is the third-largest fast food restaurant chain by number of locations in the world. Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971. As of November 2016, it operates 23,768 locations worldwide. Although they are progressing and our very successful there a problem. the coffee accounted for 11% of US restaurant foot traffic in February, down from 12% in January, according to data from the research firm xAd, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Also there is doubts it is healthy for you. Energy drinks have certainly had there share of controversy. New research points to serious heart function effects from too much caffeine.  Interestingly, Starbucks coffee contains 76 milligrams of caffeine per 100 milliliters. That means a Starbucks coffee has more caffeine than that given to the test subjects in this study.  Whether you’re drinking excess coffee or energy drinks this study is an eye opener.The coffee itself is not bad, but with all the sugar, cream, and other heavy add-ons that go into each cup, you might as well have ordered ice cream. In the list provided by Healthy Weight Forum, only four of the drinks ”“ mostly cappuccinos with low-fat milk options ”“ have less than 200 calories.  

 The History of Basketball

Back then there were 23 teams in the NBA (compared with 30 today), there were a total of 301 players. On NBA opening-day rosters (compared with 491 on the 2017-18 opening-day roster list), and there was no list of the number of foreign players in the league. The history of basketball is simple cause it was created to be a fun indoor sport so people could play when it’s cold outside. The sport basketball should never change at all, mabey the hoops could change but nothing else. Well in the future this sport will still be number one.

Basketball is one of the best indoor sports in the united state. The NBA is the professional version of basketball. In the NBA there is 30 teams, it would be better if there were 50 cause one team for every state. A few teams are the Indianapolis Pacers, Houston Rockets, and the Oklahoma Thunder. There are even college, middle, and high school basketball. There’s college basketball cause after college you can get drafted to a NBA team.

The NBA began life as the basketball Association of America in 1946. The NBA played under that monkier for 3 years before, in 1949, merging with the National Basketball League and changing names to the NBA. The BAA started out with 11 teams in 1946 but lose four of them before the start of the next season. The nba was born on August 6, 1949. On this day in 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans. The rival Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Kids getting Bad Grades

Don’t you hate kids that disrupt you in class or are very disrespectful? I think that it is not the right thing kids should do when they are in class. It makes teachers very stressful, and makes them mad a lot. We should help them out and make them better students

First, Kids get bad grades in school because they don’t want to do their work or something is happening out of school. Kids usually act different in school when something is wrong happening at home. Like if kids have a argument that was really bad with their parents, they would be sad and want to be lonely all day. Or if someone died in their family then they would be acting different and maybe start bullying other kids. Then they would also refuse to do their work.

Then, Kids are sometimes disrespectful in class because they are being bullied in school or out of school. Kids behaviors would change when something in their life changes and usually it would be bad. If they are being mean and not doing what you are telling them to do, they are most likely have bad things happening with them.

Next, How will we stop these kids from being bad? We can ask the kids what is making them do this and help them by talking to their parents also. Then we can do whatever they say that is bothering them. Then see if they improved and they are better kids now. Every teacher wishes they had a very respectful class and had awesome kids that always did there work. We can make a awesome class by keeping kids safe at school and having kids have fun. If kids are having fun and learning then that would make them happy and do what they are suppose to do.

In conclusion, Kids get bad grades in school because they are having a bad time or they are just lazy and don’t want to do it. Most of the time it is what happens outside of school that they are having bad behaviors, they are having a bad time at home. Also when kids are disrespectful and just not cooperating in class it would be because they are being bullied at school or something bad is happening at home. This is when we need to go and ask them what is wrong and talk to their parents to what is happening. We should help out the kids so then all teachers can have awesome classes without any disrupting and disrespecting kids.



Once a decent amount of saliva has been collected in/around the gland, push your tongue against the roof of your mouth quickly. If you have done that correctly, a line of saliva should shoot out. It is a great way to impress or gross out your friends!

However, if you are unable to gleek, don’t blame your parents, for the ability is not hereditary. Gleeking is something that must be learned, some catch on faster and other's need more time to exercise their submandibular gland.

And now, to finish this all up is the world record for the farthest flying spit: 163 impressive centimeters by Skylar S from Jacksonville, Florida.

I bet you all are wondering the same thing, ‘What in the world is gleeking?’ well, look no farther because I’m about to tell you all about it. In short, gleeking the end result of activating your submandibular gland, and it comes out as an arched jet spray of spit.

Now, I’m sure a new question has arisen regarding the submandibular gland, well I’ll answer that as well. The submandibular gland is the weird “U” shaped thing on the inside of your mouth around where your tongue is connected to your jaw. Go ahead and check in the mirror so you know what i'm talking about.

Well, how does one activate the submandibular gland? It is most commonly activated when you are chewing something sour or chewy. Another way I find easier and more convenient, is to eating by chewing your tongue and create spit inside your mouth. I know it sounds weird and gross, but hey, it works.

The Ridiculous Amount Of Mess Found in Schools

Are Janitors Underappreciated?
By: Hailey Rea 

In the school there is too much mess like seriously. Ms Booth says that last year girls were vandalizing the girls bathroom with permanent marker.  They had to re paint almost every day. People also clog the sinks with paper towels and toilet paper.  Also just little messes in the hallway like paper and food. People if we could limit the mess to the cafeteria and also  pick up your mess in the cafeteria.


Its Upsetting How Hard They Work For Little Recognition!

What Can We Do To Help?

Over all people probably don’t even know who the janitor is yeah you know they are  the people that cleans up all your messes, also you probably don’t even know their names which is sad, because if they weren’t here then our school would look like a hurricane hit it. But no they cleans our entire school all by themselves alone. 

Dr.Cole says that students help out many times in the school year.  If you see trash in the hallways pick it up and throw it away in one of the many trash cans around town.  In last period put the chairs on the tables, you could leave appreciation notes. The paw pat festival was one of the biggest messes in the school year.  

The Solar Eclipse
By:Summer Zheng, Luis Crespo,Zachary Berrios, and David Villegas

There are many mysteries about the Solar Eclipse but me and my friends here will answer some of those mysteries of the Solar Eclipse.        
    Some information about the solar eclipse is the difference between the temperature drop during a solar eclipse. In some places the temperature dropped about 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit like in Tennessee. My journalism teacher Mr.G told me his brother in Tennessee felt that the temperature had drop at least 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the solar eclipse news it state the temperature in south florida was 3 degrees lower than it was before.
Our second question was how powerful does the lense of the sunglasses need to be to observe and look at the solar eclipse? The lense of the sunglasses need to be as thick as a welder shield to observe the solar eclipse and believe me the sunglasses you need to observe the solar eclipse are quite a lot of money. Also if you look a the solar eclipse it can affect your eye if you look at it with a naked eye!
 Our final question was that where could you see the eclipse and according to Mr.Rys he was in Missouri when he saw the eclipse. The Solar Eclipse has also been from South Carolina all the way to Oregon.
 In conclusion, Thanks to our research we know that the solar eclipse is so powerful it can blind your eyes, it can lower temperature, and finally it can be in so many places and although we have gather so much information but the solar eclipse is still an amazing mystery to humankind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!