Bring a shovel to bury the snakes in your life, it’s time to get rid of the poisonous relationships. Many people believe that they have good friends, in society if one does not have many friends, then they are considered a “loner”. Little does everyone know, these “loners” just realize which friends are snakes. Not many people have this talent.
For those who do not know the slang definition for a snake, here it is. “Jake Paul, Jake Paul is a snake”, according to Urbandictionary.com. If nobody knows why our boy Jake is a snake, I can better define it as a friend who slithers in at a vulnerable time, and strikes when you least expect it. If this hasn’t happened to you: congratulations, you might actually have a decent friend.
There are many ways to find out if there are snakes in your life. Pay close attention to the friends that only want to talk to you when they need something. If someone is not willing to drop everything and come see you in the hospital, drop the friendship. If something really great happens in life, and for some reason that friend can’t be happy for you… You’ve got a snake in your boot..
How many people have done you dirty? Should everyone take buzzfeed quizzes to see if they should end a relationship? Are certain relationships in your life being sabotaged? Are YOU a snake? Is your #ONE friend a snake?
In today’s society a lot of us might walk into the grocery store or gas station with the intention of getting a healthy snack or drink, instead of soda. Some people do not even walk in with the intention to do this.
One factor that could play into this is that healthier foods are more expensive then a lot of unhealthy foods which is a big part of problem. One idea to change this is maybe putting a heavier tax on junk/processed foods which could help. But what about people’s determination to eat healthier and stay fit. Because of the mentality that was created by our society it is now that everyone wants cheap and fast with the littlest amount of work possible. I believe a partial problem is peoples laziness honestly. They don’t have the determination or dedication to set up a meal plan or get up and exercise a couple times a week. This is a problem. And this again has to do with things the government or media is feeding us.
They want us to have everything cheep, easy, and with little to no effort yet they talk about problems our world has with obesity and almost creates unrealistic people sometimes for us to model. Such as the Kardashians or body builder instructors. A lot of these people have tons of money they can spend on personal trainers and expensive healthy foods. They also don’t have to worry about going to a job hours out of the day, leaving them plenty of time to work out or have someone make them healthy meals.
Do you agree? What are some ways you that could help with this problem? Is there anything that your family does that works well?
One of the biggest debates right now is whether or not a parent should vaccinate their kids. There is currently an outbreak of measles across the country. Just in 2019, there have been 764 cases. This is the highest that it has been in 25 years. NYC has even declared a state of emergency and has cited 84 people for refusing to vaccinate themselves or their kids. They are fining people $1000 and up to $2000 if they do not show up to court. The community that is mainly the cause of the rapid and uncontrollable spread is the ultra-orthodox Jews.
On a less serious note, it is not just measles that people refuse vaccinations. There are so many other diseases out there that are being spread from lack of public knowledge or their "over" knowledge. Here is a website where the mom talks about her reasons on why she hasn't vaccinated her child https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11532/8-reasons-i-havent-vaccinated-my-daughter.html . Take a minute to read her reasons and think to yourself, is that logical?
I personally think that kids should be vaccinated. I have been vaccinated for everything, except the flu a couple years. What do you think? Should schools ban kids who aren't vaccinated? Is religion a good reason to refuse? Is it too extreme to be charging people who refuse?
Imagine yourself as a teacher in class one day and out of nowhere, a gut-wrenching scream is heard and then a gunshot echoes throughout the halls. Who is his next target? You. Immediately, you tell your students to go to the “safe area” in the room, lock the door, and run for safe containing a government-issued 9mm pistol. The shooter was prepared for this day though and had made copies of every key to every room inside of the school. In a panic, the combination slips your mind and everyone in the room, including you, dies. In today’s world, school shootings have become common, so common in fact that legislation to arm teaching staff with firearms has been debated upon many times. Across the country, schools are preparing to face this threat of school shooters, but many are unsure of how to deal with them. Many ideas have been tossed around, but the idea of arming teachers comes up again and again.
I believe that to give teachers firearms would produce more harm than good and would do nothing to deter someone from committing mass murder. Everyone has a mental breaking point, no matter who it is. Now put a gun in the hands of a student or an instructor who has snapped and what do you have? Regret and pain. By putting a lethal weapon within reach inside of a classroom, the likelihood of death is increased dramatically. Some would say that we could eliminate the previous problem by putting the gun into a safe. That would create another issue while not even solving the last one. The new matter in question would be what I brought up in the story. What good would a gun in a locked safe be in a time of crisis? I wish I could offer a single solution to this issue, but much like how there is more than one way to eat an apple, there is more than one way to shoot up a school.
So, what are your opinions? Should we put guns in the hands of teachers or leave it to the professionals? Or is the a middle ground? What would you do to curve the school and other mass shootings? Tell us in the comments below. Like and subscribe to the Church of Jazzus Crackers too.
In our wold today people have become too sensitive and get offended by everything. When are parents were in school the teachers were allowed to hit them with a wooden paddle if the teacher felt like they deserved it. Now a days if a teacher even looks at a kid wrong they could be in trouble.
If we look at the past generations our parent's age are law abiding good citizens. If we look at millennials or even some kids our age and younger, as kids they are not respectful and believe everything should be given to them. I know in our own school that most of the younger kids do not respect upperclassmen at all. A lot of parents now a days won't spank their kids because it's "child abuse" but is it just normal discipline. At day cares, schools, etc. people aren't allowed to discipline kids by spanking them because it may offend people. But in all honesty some kids need it. Although I don't think that hitting a kid on the butt with a wooden paddle may be the best idea maybe parents should start disciplining their kids.
Do you think spanking a child is considered child abuse? Are parents to gentle to their kids now or is it the right thing to do? Are sensitive parents creating misbehaving children?
Recently, the iconic spire at the top of the Notre Dame cathedral collapsed from the fire that broke out in the 700-year-old landmark. Although the cause remains unclear, they suspect that was set ablaze due to extensive scaffolding from the massive renovations (a poorly funded, 6.8 million dollar project). Since 1993, the board, established by the Paris Diocese called “Friends of Notre Dame,” has been begging for funds all over the world to renovate the cathedral which costs millions of dollars. The French government previously paid for the upkeep but no longer does because of strict rules on separation of state and church, so they couldn't fund the renovations. This means the board has to get private investments. Separate from the fire-related damage, the cathedral's pinnacles, gargoyles, finials, crockets and railings, stonework, stained glass, and flying buttresses are all in need of repair, according to the site. Ironically, nobody would put money into the building before the burning, but now the funds are pouring in - after it was burned down due to lack of money. The wealthiest families in France and across the world have donated millions of dollars and many foundations have started “Notre Dame Fire Restoration Funds.” France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, vowed to rebuild the building in his presidential address to the nation - he said within five years, yet it could take decades for it to be completely restored. Unfortunately, certain aspects cannot be remade. For example, the roof’s wooden beams were massive because of the old-growth trees in the 13th century, and now, there are not large enough trees still alive to replicate this aspect.
The Notre Dame Cathedral's centuries of history, art, and iconic architecture are irreplaceable. It is saddening to know that with proper funding for proper renovations, this fire wouldn’t have happened. Do you think that historic landmarks should be funded by the government - religious-related or otherwise? Or, should they be funded by private entities. How important is it to preserve history? Also, do you agree with the renovations that will be done to rebuild the cathedral? Or, do you think it should stay as it is to hold onto the original structures and to preserve the fire - because now this fire is part of history.
Over the past 95 years, Disney has been a truly inspiring part of everyone’s childhood. Their success has grabbed the attention of millions of viewers around the world, leaving them with a sense of awe and wonder. Recently, Disney has set much of their time turning all their classics into live-action remakes. Past movie remake success in the box office has led to Disney’s realization of one prominent thing that all their fans desire more than anything: nostalgia.
On April 10, 2019, the first official trailer for the live action movie The Lion King was released. We get to see some sneak peeks of our favorite characters from our childhood; waiting in anticipation for its release onto the big screen on July 19, 2019. It may seem as though it is a great idea to provide a new experience for the public, but is it really anything other than a cash grab?
Disney knows they have audience members eating out of their hands. What other low-risk way to make tons of money is there other than remaking what people already know and love? Familiarity brings a sense of calm that Disney knows anyone would pay for. Remakes do often offer a different twist to them, but they can never surpass the original. But then again, it doesn’t matter as long as they get their money, right?
The Lion King isn’t the only one that’s been remade in this year alone. Dumbo and Aladdin are also used as an attempt to show audiences a different perspective. Some argue that these remakes are ruining the feeling that the originals used to give them--such as the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don't fix it.” Others say that it is a perfect way to bring back memories in a new style.
Do you think Disney is gaining their massive amount of money in the correct manner? Or should they use their resources to make something new and original? Do remakes change the way you think of the original classics?
Our school and community has always been known as the 'Salmon Savages.' It's a rite of passage to advance from being a 'Brave' to being a Savage. We see it as something to be proud of, a symbol of our youth and our town. But, as you all know, there have been attempts to disband our namesake. The people of Salmon, especially the students, quickly shot down that notion and became fired up at the audacity to even propose an idea such as that. Although, others understood and took a shaky side; that our mascot is offensive to the Native Americans. I certainly wouldn't want a slanged version of our race paraded around, but yet I couldn't really know how it would affect me because it isn't the other way around. Plus, if a new school today were to suggest naming their mascot the 'Wild Natives' it would be shot down immediately, would it not? But what about the schools and colleges that have literally filled the spot of that 'offensive' role for years?
The mascot is something we look up to. We strive to be 'Savage' material, right? And surely if other big shot cities get to keep their titles (Such as San Diego State; the Aztec Warrior), then why should we be any different? Or would it be best to change, because of that very reason? It's not just Native American mascots that are targeted and called racist. Below is a link of other 'Racist College Mascots Left in the U.S.'
So, what would be best? Should mascots that could be viewed as offensive and racist be replaced? Or should they keep their place regardless?
Parents are always saying, “Stop looking at that phone all the time, it's hurting your eyesight.” But is this really the case? Yes, yes it is. Everyone gets eye strain from looking at their screen for too long but a lot people don't think you will get lasting damage. The blue light in our screens is damaging to our retinas and can cause macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the United States.
Scientists at the University of Toledo tested the blue light on different cells and found that blue light damages all cells. However, they didn't test is on actual eyes. The blue light in phones, while there, may not have the same toxicity as what they used. The blue light is there though, and people should be careful.
So what do you think? Will you stop using your phone as much or keep using it the same amount? Is it worth it to invest in new technology that somehow doesn't use the harmful light? Will you tell your parents they were right all along?
Aside from being cute and delivering us with delicious honey, bees are first and foremost pollinators. In fact, wild honey bees account for 80% of pollinators worldwide. Without them, many plant species would find it very difficult to survive and probably go extinct. Next time you eat a vegetable or fruit, thank the bees for it. Typically, a beehive or colony will decline by 5-10 percent over the winter and replace those lost bees in the spring. In a bad year, a bee colony might lose 15-20 percent of its bees. In the US those rates are up to 30-50 percent. Scientists have found that there are many contributing factors to the crash in colonies which include but are not limited to pesticides, pollution, and deforestation. These three factors are things that as a society, we can stand against.
Are the bees worth saving? The jar of honey and fruits and vegetables in my fridge tell me yes. What are some small steps that we could take to help the colonies?