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Behind the Tournament

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Academic Team, or Scholar Bowl as some call it, has been very busy this school year. Their teams have qualified for Nationals as well as preparing for their tournaments coming up soon.
“In two weeks some of the varsity players are going to a workshop at Mizzou to train. Hopefully, some of us will get on the state team. The Kickapoo Tournament is this week, we have about thirty teams in it. We will not be playing, we’ll just be moderating the groups,” sophomore CJ Wears said.

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Keeping The Peace

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Delaney Hutchins is a student involved in peer mediators.

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Peer mediation was organized to help students solve conflicts. The idea is to try and keep a peaceful environment here on campus. Anything said in the room will not get you into trouble. They are there in the hope students will come to them and solve conflicts with the peer mediators and that it will help fewer kids get in trouble with administration.
“We want everybody to be united and we want to spread more kindness among people,” senior Delaney Hutchins said.

Peer mediation is run by Diana Bernhard. The next meeting is on October 13th. During the meeting, it will be a practice on how the peer mediators can help solve conflicts people may have.
In order to join Peer Mediation, students must go see Ms. Bernhard. She will give you a form and based on your answers they will invite students to tryouts.
They do tryouts at the end of the year so if students go to tryouts their freshman year and they qualify they won’t become a peer mediator until their sophomore year.
“It’s a lot of getting to know you games and you train and they come and watch to see how you work through a conflict,” Hutchins said.

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Faster Than The Buzzer

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Faster Than The Buzzer

Academic Team prepares for competition with a Friday morning practice.

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Academic Team meets every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The members have been working tirelessly to get ready for upcoming competitions.

As a part of Academic Team, students answer trivia questions. The object is for your team to answer more questions correctly than the opposing team.

“For meetings, we go over what we’re trying to get better at as a team and individually. Meaning we read practice questions,” sophomore Roman Taylor said.

Their confidence in going into the competition is high.

“I think we’re going to do pretty well this year. We have some good freshmen who came in. The middle school had a really good division,” senior Kim Tieu said.

The members are having a good time preparing for their competitions and tournaments, as well.

 “The people are pretty great. It’s pretty fun. I love Ms. Odom, Momma Odom for the win,” Tieu said.

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A Spring Hike

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Around the World

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    One of the many trips being offered this school year is an educational based trip to Peru.

   Two of the Spanish teachers, Mrs. Nunez and Mrs. Stennett, organized an eight-day trip in order to teach students cultural diversity and the history behind Peru. This trip was open to any student and family member and currently has ten students traveling with a few chaperones.

   “I haven’t visited South Africa before, so I want to see that part of the world,” Stennett said.

   Students will leave early July 9th and will start their adventure almost immediately. Visitations to the Castle of Lima, Machu Picchu, and the capital of Peru will be on the student itinerary.

   Multiple trips to an elementary school will be included in the trip and will encourage students to interact with children and look at education through a new perspective.

   The basis of this trip is to encourage students to travel and experience new cultures and to develop a different perspective on the world.

   Students will be having authentic cooking classes, conversations about food and contrasting cultures, and will be cramming in information about the country.

   “Even if you can’t go on these trips, try and travel in your lifetime. It really does change your life and perspective on the world, it changes who you are,” Stennett said.

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Food For Fines

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The school library is giving kids an alternative option for paying library fines. If students have an outstanding library fine you can bring in items from the list presented in the library or stop by for more information. These items will be donated to C.A.R.E (Castaway Animals Rescue Effort). One item can take care of fines up to five dollars.
These donations will be accepted until May 21st in the library. Some of the items that people are being asked to donate include dog and cat collars, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and dog food.
The school got involved with C.A.R.E because they had recently participated in a food drive.
“It’s because of Ozark food harvest. We participated in that
food drive and a kid suggested we do something for C.A.R.E and collect food for them,” Librarian Mrs. Netzer said.
The school decided to participate in this to help students pay fines. They hope it may encourage kids to want to bring books back and pay their fines.
“We did it now because sometimes students have fines that follow them to high school from middle school or elementary school. It makes students want to do it more if they feel like they are helping. It kinda helps kids get out of the fine hole,” Mrs. Netzer said.

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Soccer Field

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The Kickapoo Chiefs and Lady Chiefs have enjoyed success over the recent years, but not on their home field. Jose Florez Field, home of the soccer Chiefs has been completely renovated. With Primrose Street widened to five lanes in the next year the soccer field that lies next to Primrose had to be moved over 30 yards. The field was supposed to be completed by May of 2018 but in May of 2019 the field it is still under construction. The field was delayed because of they lost the surveying points of the field two times. The survey points make the field at a one degree grade. Also the sod laid on the field was shorted two trucks delaying the field by months. On top of the the irrigation system was not properly done then delaying the construction even more. This past fall season for the boys and spring for the girls all practices and games have been on the football field. Soccer coach Phil Hodge was hoping to be back on the grass field by the fall but had to be on the football field. “In the fall we had practice at 6 in the morning working with football’s schedule and the girls have to share with track. It isn’t ideal but we make it work,” Hodge said.
With all of this happening over the past year and a half the field is near complete. The soccer chiefs will finally be on Jose Florez field in the fall. The field now has a locker room for the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs with the benches connected to the locker room. There are also new bleachers for fans to sit on. Also the goals are not planted in the ground like the old goals were so the players can move them off the field. The field is fenced all around the field and this will hopefully defer people from getting on the field. “Before anyone could get on the field and now with the fencing people can’t. This will keep our field in the best condition and it will be the best before it used to be,” Hodge said. The field is about to be handed over to the school and by the fall the boys will be playing on the new grass field for the first time. “It is an exciting time to be a Chief, I’m really excited for this new facility. I think it’s going to be the nicest in the area,” Hodge said. Now the soccer Chiefs get their home back and look to have a bright future on their new facility.
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Smarter Than The Book

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Scholar bowl is a club where students compete against other schools and try to answer trivia questions as fast as they can. It is a very competitive club. They meet every PLT in room 230 with Ms. Odom to practice for upcoming competitions. Members quiz each other from a binder of questions that may be asked at the competition. They never know what questions will be asked it is different each competition. The students must attempt to memorize as much as they can.
They won their most recent competition against Carl Junction.
“The first game Scholar Bowl won by 420 to 390 and the second game we won by 430 to 290,” junior Robson Dasilva said.
On friday, May 3rd they are going to Columbia to compete against Parkway South and other schools. Scholar Bowl hopes to win and the members will leave school at 1:20 and spend the weekend in Columbia. The competition is going to be held on the Mizzou campus.
The members that are going to state are Dylan Morris, Katie Lynch, Anna Weiner, Taylor Cobb, Josh Lawson, Chase Sponenberg, Roman Taylor, CJ Wears, and Mike Owsley.
Although, all these members are going only four members will be competing. These include Taylor Cobb, Josh Lawson, Chase Sponenberg, and Mike Owsley.

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A Trip Around Ireland

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The Choir Department was given the opportunity to perform in the Limerick music festival in Ireland. This festival is made up of orchestras and choral groups from across Ireland and America.

This trip allows musically inclined students to perform in a international festival and experience different cultures at the same time.

  Not many schools get the chance to travel to a foreign country and participate in a musical festival among Irish and American Cultures.  Students attending this trip will be performing a mass by Mozart at the Limerick university and Christ Cathedral Church in Dublin, Ireland.

   The trip is from June 5-13, and five of those days will consist of rehearsals and performances for the festival. The rest of the trip will be spent touring the land of Ireland and touring coast lines, cliffs, and castles where students will get a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.

  “My favorite part is sitting back and watching my students perform in all of these wonderful places. During the festival I won’t need to sing or direct or do anything, I just get to sit back and watch them perform,” Choir Director Nathan Cornelius said.

   Students on this trip will get the chance to build a passion for traveling internationally and witness other cultures through music. Not only is this a trip for students but it helps build the reputation of the Choir department and allows further opportunities to occur.  

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Varsity Track & Field

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The Varsity Track and Field team has attended two major upper-level meets in the month of April. At the Kansas Relays, an invite only meet held at KU, three athletes placed high enough to earn medals. Senior Ethan Bowers placed 3rd in the 400 Meter Dash. Junior Tayte Kozlowski places 6th in the Triple Jump and 7th in Long Jump, and Senior Kennedy Aurentz placed 2nd in Shot Put. At the SBU Class 4 and 5 meet, held at Southwest Baptist University the girls team placed 2nd overall.
Senior Kennedy Aurentz placed 1st in Shot Put and Discus. Senior Katelyn Clark placed 4th in Javelin with a 13 ft personal record. Juniors Tayte Kozlowski, Mia Thompson, Sophomores Chloe Merced and Imani Robinson placed 1st overall in the 4×200 relay. The boys team did not place overall but many placed individually. Senior Cy Warlick placed 2nd in Discus. Senior Ethan Bowers received 2nd in the 400 Meter Dash. Junior Brady Bauder placed 2nd in the 3,200 Meter Dash. Varsity Track and Field Conference is Wednesday, May 1st.
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Parking Lot Changes

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After years of complaints about the parking lot being a chaotic mess,it will be sealed and striped over the 2019 summer, and for the first time, assigned parking will be implemented. Chief Mentors will get first pick on spots, following with seniors and their tribe they were assigned in May, just like scheduling.
Juniors and sophomores will follow. Sophomore will be unable to pick a spot until their license has been obtained. “I think this is an efficient way because it will hold the people more accountable for following the rules,” sophomore Harley Zimmerman said.
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When The Votes Are In, Change Could Be Coming

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When The Votes Are In, Change Could Be Coming

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Laws and new bills get passed all the time and high school students rarely know about them. Even when these laws and bills affect students in their everyday life. Three bills are on their way to being passed either in Missouri or other states that might affect Missouri very soon.
The first bill is the Phillips-Hill’s bill. This will allow students to work from home on online assignments during snow days instead of extending the school year.
The would be called “flexible instructional days” and would work the same as a normal day of school. The only difference is that students would stay at home during days where the weather is too bad to travel.
With the addition of Chromebooks in schools adding days where students worked from home online would be an easy adjustment.
“Flexible instructional days are a valuable tool for schools because they offer an opportunity to meet the educational needs of students without having to extend the school year too deep into the summer,” Senate Education Committee Chairman Ryan Aument said.
The second bill is the Cronkite New Voices Act, more commonly referred to as the New Voices Act.
“In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that censorship of certain articles in a student news publication didn’t violate the students’ First Amendment rights,” Editor and Chief of The Standard, Cortlynn Stark, wrote.
This bill would allow Missouri student journalists to have more freedom with what they write for school publications.
“Censoring student journalists actually hurts the future of journalism. When you take away their First Amendment rights to publish, you damage their trust in the system that supports journalism,” Stark wrote.
Many people seem to agree with Stark as this bill has been being pushed to pass since November, 2017. If the bill passes a whole new era of student journalism could take place.
The third bill would cause the school year start date to be in late August. Due to high rates of tourism in Missouri a change such as this would affect many groups of people.
“The proposal by Rep. Jeff Knight, R-Lebanon, would set the starting date no earlier than 14 days before the first Monday in September,” Kurt Erickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote.
The sooner the school year begins, the sooner families have to end their summer vacations. This means Missouri is making less tourism money than what is wanted. Pushing the school year back even just two weeks would give students more of their break while also giving the state an income boost.

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Living As My Authentic Self

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Fighting a battle with himself and with society, the summer before high school, senior Connor Grimsley changed his life, and the lives of those around him. Around age 14 most teens begin to discover their identity, the things that make them unique. For Grimsley it was a never ending search. “I felt misplaced, I felt sort of like I wasn’t who I was supposed to be. I was distanced from others because I couldn’t even feel my own self. I was sad and I didn’t know who I was. I hated myself to sum it up,” Grimsley said. Growing up he always knew he was different. He was more interested in boy activities than girl activities. He was not interested in Barbie dolls and did not play with them except for with his sisters. Even then he would only play with them if he could be Ken. He liked sports more than makeup or dresses. And he had more guy friends than girl friends. All of these were examples of what made him different. But it was after watching a youtuber who was transgender named Benton the summer before his freshman year of high school, Grimsley understood why he may be different. He said what the youtuber was saying made sense and applied to him. He realized then that he might be transgender too. “Looking back, all the signs were there that Connor was transgender, I just didn’t get the clue. He hated dresses…pink and purple were not- allowed in his wardrobe. More often than not I was buying clothes in the boys section from age six on because that’s what he liked to wear,” Grimsley’s mother, Christy McClary, said. Being transgender was still a fairly new idea in society and it was not something many people talked about. It wasn’t until around 2015 that it started becoming a conversation topic. Grimsley had no idea his family’s views on being transgender and the thought of what his family was going to think was something he couldn’t fathom. “When I came out to my mom, she was supportive about it. She told all of our family over Facebook. My grandma unfriended her, called her a horrible mother. My uncle stopped talking to us, my aunt, my entire moms’ side of the family stopped talking to me and my mom. But my dad’s family, on the other hand, was 100% supportive,” Grimsley said. Although expressing who he was and his transition caused him to lose half of his family, that did not hold him back. He has a tremendous amount of support from the rest of his loved ones. And his peers are also very supportive. “I got treated with more respect, and I wasn’t talked down to anymore. Like you know the whole mansplaining thing, that never happens to me now. And when I approach another guy they automatically reach their hand out to shake my hand where as before they wouldn’t shake my hand,” he said. Everything really started to change in Grimsley’s life after he came out. He changed his name, was able to express himself freely as the person he knew himself to be by dressing the way he wanted to and participating in things he enjoy wanted to. People even saw him differently than before. He was not a shy, introverted middle schooler anymore. He was outgoing and vibrant to those around him.
When he was still living his life as a girl, it was like people weren’t taking him as seriously and didn’t treat him like he was as mature. People would put him and his thoughts to the side. Grimsley perceives himself as “definitely much more confident” and “much more present, and I just feel like I’m more here now, instead of by myself in my own little bubble; I feel like I’m more out there.” “He now is confident, happy, and knows who he is as a person. It amazes me every day how different he is now that he is his true self,” McClary said. Telling others you’re transgender is difficult because “it is not something you just bring up in conversation.” he said. Many people close to him didn’t know about his transition. “My girlfriend right now, she didn’t even know until my birthday,” Grimsley said, “She told me that she was 100% surprised, that she never would have guessed.” His girlfriend, Kickapoo graduate Lauren Smittle, supported his journey from the moment she discovered he was transgender. “At first I was like “what?” but then really thinking about it I was like “he’s a regular person like anyone else and there really isn’t anything much different about him than anyone else,” she said. Keeping his past to himself has prevented a lot of discrimination that others who have transitioned have received. He has not been hated or bullied for who he is by his peers. However, being who he is has prevented him from participating in certain activities. “When I came from Cherokee to Kickapoo, before the school year even started, I met up with the counselors and the principal, I told them I wanted to do tennis. They told me that they would put me on the girls team because it wouldn’t be “fair.” So even though I wanted to do sports I didn’t because they told me I would be put on a team where I wouldn’t be comfortable,” Grimsley said. He had played tennis for fun and wanted to try out playing on a team. He didn’t think who he was would prevent him from participating, but he understood why. He included that he cannot join the military because he is transgender. He is also afraid it will affect his other career option of being a teacher. His only other encounter of discrimination was on a choir trip. Although he does not personally refer to these encounters as discrimination. “I’d signed up to be in a room with one of my guy friends, but I wasn’t allowed to according to school board rules. So I was put in a room by myself on a separate floor because it was too late to put me into my own room on the same floor,” he said. Grimsley is also very involved in the GSTA club at school, He and the GSTA club participate in activities with the LGBT community. He sees and hears discrimination from the others and wants those who encounter it to hear his message. “What they have to say doesn’t matter because if you’re who you are that’s just how it is and you can’t change that. That’s just a part of who you are and you can’t change who you are. You can’t just think oh I wanna be something else and just flip a switch. It doesn’t work. You can’t just chose to be gay or transgender or whatever. You are just who you are,” Grimsley said.
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Keeping Up With Scholar Bowl

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Scholar Bowl is a club where students answer questions faster and more accurately than the opposing team. Scholar Bowl is very busy right now.
“We have the Trivia Night, Wednesday (February 28th) we have Reed Springs, we have History Bowl on Tuesday (March 5th), after spring break we have two big competitions, and then after that, we start districts,” sponsor Mrs. Odom said.
This isn’t all the club is doing. Scholar Bowl is intent on helping both themselves and others with some of their events.
“We have Trivia Night on Friday (March 1st). It’s our big fundraiser where we’re raising money for our trips and travel but we’re also raising money for Mrs. Moran in the counseling center because she’s in heart failure,” Odom said.
The members of Scholar Bowl are enthusiastic to be helping out while participating in a club they love.

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Feel The Vibrations

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Drumline: one of the most underrated and mentally tasking sports at school.  The season goes from November to April but competition season doesn’t start until February. Their most recent competition was Saturday at Nixa high school.   The main, intense practices are from November through January but practice never stops even during competition season. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, Thursday, and sometimes on Friday. Practice can go from five to nine or six to nine. At the LPA assembly on February 21st, it was mentioned that drumline was ranked 4th in the United States but this changes constantly due to competitions always happening around the world. Big groups from California and Flordia compete which can knock drumline down a rank. Chase Sullins a member of drumline has been apart of drumline for 5 seasons. This includes Marching band and Winter drumline season each year. Judging in the percussion world is very intense. Last year drumline made prelims and semifinals. “Everything is seen from your feet and the way you play the music. They see super small things and add every decimal point it’s very very hard to make finals,” junior Chase Sullins said. Drumline works very hard on what they do and their schedules can be hectic. It takes a lot of time and energy. “It is a lot of time. It’s a huge time commitment and it cost a lot of money be prepared for the time dedication and money. It’s very hard for me on my schedule. I’m pretty much never home. That’s how it is for all of us,” Sullins said. Although it is a lot of work and a huge commitment, there are the experiences and the adrenaline of being on the floor doing what drumline knows best giving all they can when they hit the competition floor. “My favorite part is probably just my experiences. The experiences are really good like going to competitions and stuff. I’ve had a lot of troubles and a lot of good. It gives you a lot of discipline. The intense drumming is kind of like the military it’s like doing military drills it’s tough,” Sullins said.  Drumline doesn’t get the attention they desire at school. Few people go to their competitions other than band kids. Drumline’s hard work seems to be overlooked when compared to other sports. “I would really like to have more kids come out and support drumline. We usually don’t see a lot of kids other than band kids, we usually just see parents. It would be very inspiring to see more kids out there. There’s always a lot of support for football but not for drumline. That would make us really happy,” Sullins said.

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Apex vs Fortnite

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As most already know, Fortnite was easily the most popular game of 2018. Just recently a battle royal game by the name Apex Legends that is also free to download and play became available to the public on .Battle royale games are games that you fight till only a winner stands so there is only one winner compared to other shooter games like call of duty or halo that you can play free for all, team deathmatch, and etc. As 2019 started fortnite was still roaring with users but Apexs launch has stolen quite a few Fortnite users. When it comes to Apex, the main question the users have is will it also go cross platform like Fortnite? This means will they make it able for xbox users to play with pc and ps4 friends and vise versa. In an interview with euorogamer, A website focused on video game journalism the lead producer Drew McCoy confirmed that cross play for Apex Legends is in the works and will be coming during the games lifespan. This is great news to its fans and will continue to make this game more popular and compete with Fortnite better. In my opinion Fortnite is the better game because of getting new seasons and new characters to unlock makes the game more exciting for me. I also play with a lot of friends that have xbox and apex is not yet compatible so i will continue to play fortnite till apex goes cross platform. I know what to expect in fortnite considering I have seen playing it for close to a year now.
While apex is a whole new game to learn and get the hang of i am going to continue bettering my fortnite skills. One major difference between the two is in Fortnite you can drop in to the map by yourself, with a partner or in a squad, Meaning when the game starts you are flying in a plane and have to parachute out to start the game, landing wherever you would like. In Apex your only option is to drop in as a team of three. Another huge difference in fortnite you have the ability to build walls, ramps and roofs to protect yourself when someone is shooting at you. At first i did not like this but grew to like it as I learned that it will protect and keep me alive. When landing to load up in fortnite you then search houses for chests, guns, ammo, wood, brick, and metal, you can get these materials by using you sword to chop down the trees, walls, rocks etc. In apex the only way to get your supplies is by opening supply bins and picking stuff up of the ground in houses. I like playing both of the games but at the end of the day i would rather play fortnite because I have more fun and am better at Fortnite than Apex.
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Let’s Make Some Popcorn! (Correctly)

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One might say that making popcorn is an easy task, but if you’re a student at Kickapoo High School, you would realize that that is not the case. Students believe that if they press the popcorn button on the microwave, then in five minutes their popcorn will be perfect. But in reality, five minutes is way too long, and your popcorn will be burnt to a crisp. This is a step-by-step guide to making popcorn, and not burning it and setting off the fire alarm. First step, pick out the perfect popcorn bag; whether that be buttered or salted, the kind of popcorn is the most important process. Second, approach the microwave. Once you have gotten to the microwave make not to immediately click the popcorn button, no matter how tempting it may be. Third, open the popcorn bad and look at the instructions on the back of the popcorn and look at the cook time. Then lastly, place the bag in the microwave and type the time on the back of the bag into the microwave and voila! You should have perfectly cooked popcorn and the fire alarm shouldn’t go off.

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When the weight of the world gets too heavy what do you do? For Ariana Grande, you pick yourself up and run to the studio. To kick off the new year, Grande released her fifth studio album Thank U, Next. Released just six months after her fourth album Sweetener, Thank U, Next sets the tone with pop songs filled with wants, needs, and emotional relief. The albums lead single “Thank U, Next” was the fastest song in history to reach 100 million streams and spent most weeks at No.1 by a female artist (4 weeks). Tracks go from wanting desire without commitment (bloodline), missing someone you’ve lost (ghostin’), making someone out to be better than they really are (In my head),
to interrupting relationships out of pure boredom (break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored). Songs like ghostin’ will have you reminiscing on your past lovers with lyrics like “He just comes to visit me/when I’m dreaming every now and then,”. More upbeat songs like NASA will have you dancing to the thought of needing space. Imagine is track No.1 on the album that illustrates the world revolving around a couple, as if they are the only two around. Overall, this album will have you celebrating your self worth and journey. When I think of this album the word that comes to mind is karma. No specific karma, good nor bad. I would recommend listening to this album on the days you need to pick yourself up and move on.
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The NFL draft is approaching fast and will begin on April 25th. And with the first pick in the NFL draft I have the Arizona Cardinals selecting.

  Quinnen Williams Defensive tackle out of Alabama. The 303 pound defensive tackle is impressively athletic which is why I put him as the first overall pick. At the recent NFL Combine Williams ran a 4.83 40 yard dash. That is moving for a big guy like that. Williams will make an instant impact in the league as he will be able to take over a game in an instant. I compare Williams athleticism and aggressive nature to Nadomican Suh, one of the best defensive lineman in history.

  With the second pick in the draft I have the San Francisco 49ers taking Nick Bosa. The 49ers desperately need a pass rusher and Nick Bosa is the best in this class. The 6’4 262 pound defensive end is pure power and strength. Bosa will be  a game charger from day one and fix the immediate need of a edge rusher by for the 49ers.

  With the third pick in the draft I have the Jets trading their pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jaguars selecting Heisman winning Quarterback Kyler Murray. With the struggles in the quarterback room the jaguars had this past season this is an immediate need for them. This year’s QB class is relatively weak but I believe it’s the best choice for the Jags to fix an immediate issue. I also believe Kyler Murray to be the best QB in this draft. The man has speed that will absolutely toast a defense, and a absolute rocket for an arm. He’s the best of both worlds.

  With the 4th pick in the draft I have the Raiders selecting Running back out of Alabama Josh Jacobs. Jacobs is coming from a string of absolute studs out of Alabama. The 5’11 running back not only has big play speed but also is a freaking bowling ball at 216 pounds. He is willing to put his shoulder down and fight for extra yards as well as run routes out of the backfield and catch passes. Jacobs is also a nasty blocker. This blue collar mentality will make Jacobs the perfect for the raiders heavy run scheme.

  With the 5th pick I have another trade, this between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins. I have the Dolphins moving up to pick Quarterback Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State. Haskins is the best Pro-style quarterback in this draft and would fit the vertical downfield passing system in Miami. Let’s face is Miami needs a quarterback.

  With the 6th pick I have the New York Giants selected Quarterback Drew Lock out of Mizzou. Lock has the biggest arm in the draft, and absolute cannon for an arm. The weapon the Giants have at receiver make it this gunslinger a perfect fit to take over the team for a struggling Eli Manning.

  With the 7th pick in the draft I have the New York Jets selecting offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor out of Florida. This 6’5 350 pound beast in an absolute mauler in the run game and has the footwork and arm length to drop step and pass block against the some of the best pass rushers in the league. Although the Jets don’t have an immediate need on the line it could never hurt to protect their young franchise QB Sam Darnold.

  With the 8th pick in the draft I have the Detroit Lions selection defensive lineman Rashan Gary. The Lions biggest need this off season is a pure edge prospect with the risk of Ziggy Ansah not returning to the team. Gary isn’t the typical end player as he has the size and strength to play on the inside as well. I compare Gary to Aaron Donald, just much larger at 6’5 and 282 pounds.

  With the 9th pick in the draft i have the Buffalo bills taking Wide Receiver D.K. Metcalf out of Ole miss. The 6’4 230 pound receiver is a vertical threat in the pass game with his muscular frame making him hard to cover. Along with his 4.33 40 yard dash he’ll be able to burn the best corners in the league. A big wide out such as Metcalf is the perfect type for the bills and their young gunslinger Josh Allen to rifle the ball to.

  With the 10th pick in the draft I have the Denver broncos selecting Linebacker Devin White out of LSU. The broncos have struggled in past year with covering opposing tight ends and adding a quick and big backer such as White. White is 6’4 and 240 pounds and has great sideline to sideline speed. His size and speed makes him a hard hitter who can also fill the hole fast. The broncos are likely to lose current backer Brandon Marshall so adding a threat like White is an ideal situation.

  Expect many surprises in this year’s draft as many teams have big needs in the  off season.

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6ix9ine in Witness protection?

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  Daniel Hernandez, also known as 6ix9nie was arrested in october for racketeering in the new york area. He has been found guilty for illegal weapons, drugs, along with a child in a sexual performance, and  including racketeering. His sentence is, as of now, 32 years in prison maximum. With him facing so much time he decided it was time to take to the police and FBI agents. He has been giving them specific intel that he knows and only a few other rappers in the game know. He gave the investigators a bunch of  deep information. With him giving so much intel the investigators decided that when he is out of prison he will be put into the witness protection program to keep him safe.

  While he is in prison they are keeping a close eye on him and using him to get different information about other rappers and other people to the best of his abilities. They are making sure to keep a birds eye view of him as he could possibly be in danger from others, including gang bangers, killers, thugs, etc, they will have to make sure to keep him alive even inevitably lowering his sentence.    

 

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