KHQ TODAY

Spring Break Destinations

  Most people try and find a beautiful tropical place to go over their spring break, although some places would be a blast and won’t exactly be tropical. Whether you’d like to go to the beach, on a cruise, to the mountains, or even to a different country you are destined to have an amazing time.

  If you are wanting to go the tropic way going to Destin Florida would be an amazing destination for you, with loads of things to do including going parasailing, swimming, chilling on the beach, eating or even just taking a nap. Being close to lots of nice restaurants and a lot of shops to go spend a few bucks!

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  Another beautiful but a little bit less warm place to go to would be Denver Colorado land of the rocky mountains. Some really enjoyable things to do in Colorado whether it be with your family or friends is going skiing/snowboarding, hiking, and white water river rafting. Colorado brings on a different type of cold although there may be snow on the ground that doesn’t guarantee that the sun isn’t out making a pretty snowy day.

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 Another very exciting and thrilling vacation to go on would be on a cruise. On a cruise you get to eat all the food you would like to eat, sleep when you want to sleep, swim when you want to swim and chill out on the pool deck whenever you would like. There are also shows to go watch, and they can be quite entertaining. You would get the chance to see different places like mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica etc.

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  Now it’s up to you to choose your beautiful destination.

A To Z Conspiracy: Area 51

Whats really going on behind the closed gates of Area 51?

By ZACH ARNOLD AND AARON SAWCHAK

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The U.S we’re  conducting low flying planes for recon missions about one hundred and fifty six miles from Las Vegas in Nevada in the early 1950’s. The constant  fear of being spotted and shot down led President Eisenhower to authorize the development of a top secret high altitude recon aircraft project called the U-2. This required a remote area not visible by spies or civilians. Area 51 was perfect for this.

  The sheehan family owned a groom mine property overlooking the secret base Area 51. The family no longer owns the title to the property that the family owned for one hundred and thirty years. The Federal government took the deed through eminent domain after offering the Sheehan family $333,000 which they thought was extremely low. The family has still not been paid for the land but are very prepared to fight in a jury trial.. Sheehan told Fox News that Air Force officials started showing up unannounced on the property in the early 1940s and 1950s to intimidate his grandparents. His family made complaints to the Air Force but nothing ever happened. After the Air Force confiscated the property on September 16, 2015, the family had three experts appraise the property. Each appraiser noticed its unique value and came to a conclusion that the land was worth 44 million to 116 million dollars.

  In contrast to commercial airliners, which can fly at altitudes of around 30,000 feet, U-2 planes could reach heights of 60,000 feet. This led to the misconception that U-2’s were extraterrestrial flying objects. With Air force officials knowing these  sightings were actually U-2 tests they decided to cover this up by saying that these sightings were “natural phenomena” and “high altitude weather research planes”. The CIA officially acknowledged the existence and location of this base in 2013. In July 1947, the military sensationally announced in a press meeting that they had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer in the desert. The following day they retracted their statement saying that it was a U.S air force air balloon. Sheriff Jess Slaughter and Deputy Sheriff Charles Fogus were on duty the night of the incident.

  In the interview with Sheriff Fogus he claimed that  he saw a flying object smash into the side of a river bed. The object was “100 feet” across. “When we got there the land was covered with soldiers and they were hauling a big creature,I saw the legs and feet on some of them and they looked like our feet.

  After the Soviets took people to the moon the USA felt pressured to do the same. Not having the technology that the USSR had, the Americans were desperate to get someone to the moon. Area 51 was the best place they could find to fake the moon landing. When Neil Armstrong planted the American Flag  in the dirt, the flag started to wave like there was a breeze.

Return Of The Free ACT

Juniors in Springfield Public Schools will continue to be offered the free ACT

By ZACH ARNOLD

Juniors in Springfield Public Schools have always had the option of taking a free ACT  through the school in the spring up until this past spring. in the past have always been offered a free ACT in in the spring up until 2016. The state decided to take away the fund the schools needed for the ACT.

  With having students in the school that don’t have a way to pay for this test and other students that just won’t take it because they don’t want to pay for it the Springfield Public Schools has stepped in to provide every junior student with the option to take the act sometime in April between the 3rd and the 5th.

  The test will be taken on the chrome books this year just like students took them last year. Having the test on the chrome books means that there will be no writing. Ways to study and fully prepare yourself consist of Getting books to study, taking the ACT prep class Kickapoo offers, buying tutorials, going to the library center in Kickapoo, and getting a personal tutor. You can sign yourself up for the ACT online for free if you are a junior. After the first free test any additional tests you want to take will cost forty six for no writing and sixty two with writing. “The option of taking the free test is completely up to you, we hope most students will make the right decision and use this free ACT to their benefit” Mr. Coffey said.

Drug Abuse In Sports

Athletes struggle with abusing performance enhancing drugs.

By ZACH ARNOLD

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Athletes today in our society often see winning the game more important than the game itself. Drug abuse in sports is a major issue today in all sports. There are four different classes of drugs including Creatine, anabolic steroids, ephedra alkaloids, and androstenedione. All of these drugs are over the counter medication except the anabolic steroid class.

   Performance enhancing drugs have continued to evolve, with advances in in doping strategies driven by improved drug testing detection methods and advances in scientific research that can lead to the discovery and use of substances that may later be banned.

   Doping dates all the way back to the Ancient Greek Olympics back in the third century BC they were using various brandy and wine concoctions and ate hallucinogenic mushrooms and sesame seeds to enhance performance.   

   Drugs and alcohol have ended careers and lives and continue to do so today. Athletes turn to drugs for different reasons whether it is to enhance their performance, get over an injury, depression, accessibility, and personal history. Certain substances increase physical attributes but also present multiple health risks. In reference to his drug own abuse of steroids Alex Rodriguez told ESPN, “When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I felt like i had the weight of the world on top of me and i needed to perform, and perform at a high level, every day”.

   NFL player Josh Gordon admitted that he used tto get drunk or high before pretty much every game that he played in during his first three seasons with the Cleaveland Browns. Gordon said that if he had already been drug-tested that week, or the day before the game he knew he had a couple days to clean his system. Josh led the NFL in recieving yards  in 2013 until he had to miss forty five games over four seasons because of his drug problem and due to failed drug tests.

after seeing all the aspects of drug abuse in sports most would conclude it is a major problem.

Interesting Hobbies

Skateboarding is a rather difficult hobby but can be lots of fun if you get the hang of it. Even going for a ride with friends can be a great bonding experience.

 

 

 

 

Riding a bike is a great way to go outside get some fresh air and enjoy a beautiful day and get a little bit of an exercise also.

 

 

 

Watching a movie on a  with some popcorn, soda, and some great friends is always a good time especially on a rainy day when outside isn’t an option.