Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Break! by Alex

Bring Your Child to Work Day! by Alex

Why you should get a dog! - Author: Harlow

It’s Harlow, back again with another post! This week’s post will be about (drum roll pu-leeeeeeeeeeease…) why you should get a dog! Let’s get started.

Reason Number 1: You get more exercise. You’ll have to take the dog out about three times a day (in my experience), and the walks have to be long enough so the dog won’t be jumping up, biting you, or doing something to get rid of its energy. These walks won’t only be beneficial for the dog, they’ll be good for you, too!
Reason Number 2: They’ll cheer you up and make you happy! A scientific study shows that when you are sad and down in the dumps, dogs can sense it. Even just one lick from your dog (or, if you hate dog licks, just one cuddle) will get you happy! Isn’t that awesome?
Reason Number 3: Your dog will always love you. That is, if you treat it right. As long as you give your dog the necessary amount of food, water, walks, and TLC that they need, you’ll always have a companion who thinks you are awesome and loves you to bits!
Reason Number 4: Dogs don’t judge. It’s a harsh world out there, and people are quick to judge you on everything from your face, to your clothes, to your waist width! They’ll judge you on everything from your head to your toes, your front to your back. Unlike people, dogs don’t care what you look like, if you’re smart or not, how much money you have, or anything else. They just see a friendly face and think, “Oh! There’s my owner! I love them so, so much! I don’t even care what they look like, I’ll love them forever!”
Reason Number 5: They’ll protect you fiercely. Dogs are one of the most loyal (if not the most loyal) animals on planet Earth. They’ll protect you until the end, no matter what the threat.

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Thanks for reading my post!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Split - Author: Sara

Read with caution- PG 13 movie.  

I recently saw the movie split and it was a thrilling movie with lots of unexpected twists and turns.  Split came out a couple of months ago and it’s one of my favorite movies that I’ve seen in awhile.  Believe it or not Split is based off a true story, although Louis Vivet was the first person to be diagnosed in real life with dissociative identity disorder, in 1863.   Dissociative identity disorder is what the main character has, it’s when you have a multiple personalities.  The main character in the movie is made up of 24 personalities, including one overpowering one, the beast.  All of these personalities are in one human body Kevin.  All of his personalities have names and voices and even their bodies can change.  Together they are called the “Hoard”.  They all trust one psychiatrist Dr. Fletcher.  His good personalities are allowed ‘into the light’ which means they are allowed to be the ones talking.  He and the doctor submerged a certain personality who enjoyed to abduct teenage girls. That personality comes out and does some crazy things to them. Including locking three girls he abducted in a room in his apartment.   The main character is one of the girls Casey and she is ‘pure’, you’ll have to see the movie to know what that means.  I highly recommend you going out to see this movie to have a small scare, and even some laughs.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fossil Watches by Michael

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Apple Watch. This is in my opinion the most popular smartwatch, of course there has to be others though. There’s another big title which is the Samsung Gear S2. Now though, there is a new kid on the block. There’s been a watch company called Fossil, and they have quality watches of every kind(I suggest you check them out). Now they’ve taken a shot at smart watches!

Fossil now has a system called Q wearables. They are a bunch of smart watches that can connect to your phone. Fossil’s motto for it is, “Connected accessories that are smart and look smart, too” The price range of these watches are between $275 USD to $315. The great thing is, there are 15 different watches to choose from(they’re all touchscreen too)! These watches have great functionality as well. You connect the watch to your phone via an app, and tada! The app is called, “Android Wear.” You can do awesome things with your watch! You can answer texts with a voice controlled dictation mode. You can control music going into (wireless)earbuds or headphones. You can manage notifications on your phone, and even take pictures with it! There’s a button on the watch and if you phone’s camera is on it takes a picture!

Of course, like a fitness watch or another type of smartwatch, the Q watches can track things. It obviously tells the time. Yet it also tracks your steps, which is great for jogging or hiking etc. It also tells you how many calories you’re burning which is great for exercising. Now, I’ve taken a trip to the FAQ section of the Q. All the watches can connect to Android and IOS devices(sorry Samsung). The general setup is easy, you will open the app and follow instructions on how to “pair” your watch and phone. You’ll get an included charger and then you can plug the charger into a USB outlet. The fun part is that you stick the charger to the watch by placing it on the back of the watch. When the watch turns on you can continue the process. It’s also dust and splash proof, but of course it’s not recommended to expose it to dust and water.

If you’re not about fancy watches, or if you’re more into vintage things, they have the hybrid watches. This has most of the features of the normal Q watches, except it has an analog clock face. The battery life is up to six months. The watch can also track time in different time zones, and can track steps. It pretty much does the same thing as the normal watch, but it’s cheaper and some people in our school could actually buy it.

What’s my take on it? Honestly I love it! It’s not as good as an Apple watch, yet it seems great for small things. I like how it can do normal watch things, and it’s also like a fitness app. I like the style of Fossil watches and I think the Q system is a great add-on to everything the company has done! I think if I bought one I would get the hybrid watch, simply because it’s cheaper. I would love to have a traditional Q watch though. So now you know about a new smart device you can have on the go!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wii U is Canceled! by Sara

If you’re a fan of nintendo or of video games in general, you’ll want to hear this news; the Wii U is being canceled.  Some of you, or even most of you reading this are asking “What is the Wii U?”  and that was exactly the problem.  No one knows what the Wii U is so no one buys it.  What actually is the Wii U?  The Wii U is a gaming console, the console is the same shape as the original Wii.  The controller is a Wii U GamePad it’s a white box with a touch screen in the center.  The controller also has buttons and directional knobs just like on normal gaming controllers.  I do not own a Wii U but I have the original Wii, the Wii U had so many commercials on that I’m surprised more people didn’t buy it.  

The problem was the Wii was released in 2006 and it sold rapidly and totaled over 100 million times.  With the Wii U falling behind with only selling over 13 million and they were released in 2012.  I believe the issue is that the original Wii was a hit, and Nintendo wanted the Wii U to be the exact same way but it didn’t work out that way.  The Wii U isn’t living up to Nintendo's expectations.