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Three Easy Fall Snacks 

By, Ariana Torresdey


#1- Salted caramel apple bark
Take a wax paper place it in a pan spread melted
chocolate as the first layer next put some pretzels
and put salted caramel on them, now you can add
diced apples and drizzle chocolate on top refrigerate
for a couple of hours, break and enjoy.
Ingredients
Chocolate, pretzels, salted caramel, green apples.
#2-Halloween muddy buddies
In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, vanilla extract,
butter and melted chocolate. Add the cereal, Chex
mix, sprinkles and Reese’s mix it up and lastly add
powdered sugar and mix.
Ingredients
Rice Chex cereal, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut
butter, butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar,
Halloween sprinkles and Reese’s pieces minis.
#3-Pumpkin rice Krispie treats

First melt your butter, after that add the
marshmallows once that’s all melted add orange
food coloring. Now put butter on your hands and
shape the rice Krispie’s into pumpkins. Now you can
put a Rollo on top as the stem.
Ingredients
Rice Krispie cereal, butter, marshmallows, orange
food coloring, rollos and green m&m’s

History of Halloween 

By Lauren Yousif

 

Halloween, the time to pick pumpkins, decorate them, participate in scary activities, make tasty
fall treats, pick great costumes, and everyone’s favorite part, going trick or treating and
collecting candy. But where did all these traditions come from? On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope
Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and
the Catholic feas t of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope
Gregory III later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs and
moved the observance from May 13 to N ovember 1. In 1000 A.D., the church made
November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead . The All-Saints’ Day celebration
was also called All -hallows or All-Hallowmas, and the night before it, the traditional
night of Samhain in the Celtic religi on, began to be called All -Hallows Eve and,
eventually, Halloween . Since the idea of Halloween today had been formed from the
idea of dead souls and spirits , The first celebrations included “play parties,” which
were public events held to celebrate the harvest. Neighbors would share stories of
the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and s ing. Borrowing from European
traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking
for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat”
tradition. Young women believed that on Halloween t hey could divine the name or
appearance of their future husband by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings or
mirrors. Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries -old practice of trick -or-treating was
also revived. Trick -or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire
community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent
tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small
treats. Soul cakes were given to people in return for their promise to pray fo r the
family’s dead relatives. Dressing up and getting to be who you want to be for the day is one
of people’s favorite things to do and a well known Halloween tradition. But costumes were not
just made for kids to trick or treat and have fun with, they had their own tradition as well. Back
than, it was believed that ghosts and dead souls came back to the world. While winter was
approaching, and nights were getting colder and darker, many people were running low on food
and essentials due to be afraid to leave in the dark. To make sure their face wasn’t noticed by
the dead souls that came back to haunt the earth, the people wore masks so they would go
unnoticed. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place
bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from
attempting to enter . Halloween was never for the fun of the tricks and treats. It
originated from th e tradition of celebrating the dead sp irits. People left a seat for
their dead loved one s at the dinner table, left treats at doorsteps, and lit candles to
help lead the souls to the sp irit world. “Halloween” first appeared in Christian
writings around 1745. It is a shortened form of the term Hallows evening, referring to the vigils
and other activities the night before All Hallows Day. Although most people consider Halloween
as major US holiday, it did not get much attention in North America until the 1800s. Another
great thing about the Halloween season is the one and only movie, Halloween, itself. The movie

“Halloween" was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget of $325,000. That
original film went on to make $70 million. Michael Myers’ mask in the Halloween movies is a
William Shatner mask painted white. It was purchased due to the low costume budget. The
Village Halloween Parade in New York City is the nations largest public Halloween celebration
and gets over 2 million people attending. It is the nations largest Halloween celebration. Ever
wonder what’s the significance of the colors and other decorations of Halloween. Orange and
Black are classic colors signifying Halloween. Black which is often associated with death and
darkness is a reminder that Halloween once celebrated the connection between the living and
the dead. Orange is the color of fire in the night. It signifies warmth, the changing of seasons and
the fall harvest. There’s much background history to the Halloween season, but the fun facts are
even more interesting. Did you know every year on October 30th is National Candy Corn Day in
the United States. As of 2017 around 16% of Americans are dressing their pets in Halloween
costumes. Historically, Halloween is linked to both the Catholic holiday All Saint’s Day and the
Celtic Festival of Samhain. From the candy, to the tricks and the costumes, Halloween is just the
perfect way to end our fall season. With many fun activities, it is a great way to enjoy the fall.


Here are just a few of our favorite options of things to do for Halloween

By Esmeralda Fuentes
Watch a scary movie.
Binge-watch a season of American Horror Story.
Carve pumpkins.
Go bobbing for apples.
Hit up a hayride.
Or hit up a haunted house.
Head to a Halloween party — or host one of your own!
Bake a candy cake.
Drink pumpkin spice lattes.
Visit an actual haunted site.
Gut a pumpkin and toast the seeds.
Find your way through a corn maze.
Safely pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Jump around in leaves.
Experiment with spooky cocktails.
Pig out on Halloween candy

Fluffy Cinnamon Roll Trend: Lifestyle
By Aliriss Myers

It’s October! You know what that means? It’s the season for all warm
baked goods to make you feel cozy and safe, and with an early start into the season I’ve been seeing cinnamon roll recipes all over, but mostly fluffy cinnamon rolls. Sounds delicious right? Some history of cinnamon rolls begins before the year of 2000. Roman spice traders introduced the Sri Lankan cinnamon spice to Europe, later Sweden had begun to use it in their pastries, coming up with the kanelbulle. In 1999, October 4th has become the National Cinnamon Roll Day. There are many variations of the pastry all throughout the world, such as the UK’s Chelsea Bun and a German variety inspired by the non-cinnamon French croissant. Enough history talk though, the recipe is here! Enjoy the recipe for your autumn fall snacking!
Recipe: https://bromabakery.com/homemade-cinnamon-rolls-soft-fluffy/
Work Cited: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardamom_bread#Pulla

Things to do for Halloween
By: Trinity Ruebush

Are you not sure on what to do for Halloween? Let me tell you a few activities you
can try and do with your family, friends, or even by yourself. There is so much
starting from picking pumpkins and painting or carving them, to watching movies
and making delicious spooky snacks and even decorating your house for fun. One
of my favorite things to do for Halloween is have a little sleepover party with my
friends. We eat snacks, carve pumpkins and watch movies, it’s so much fun. You
can even have a costume party and dress up as your favorite character from a
movie, or even be a biker or surfer anything you want. Making treats is so fun to do
and there’s so many things you can make going from drinks, to snacks, to even
yummy appetizers that relate to the spooky fun. Here are some things to try and
see if there spooktacular. Witches Brew Halloween Drink, which is ginger ale,
cherry juice and then adding in cherries for fun. Hocus Pocus Cupcakes, which is
making any kind of cupcake flavor and adding cute decorations that relate to Hocus
Pocus theme. Lastly, you can try these Hot Dog Mummies which is a hot dog
wrapped in crescent dough baked and added with cheese eyes at the top. To me
these all sound like amazing ideas get ready and hope you all have a wonderful
Halloween!

Top Haunted Places
By: Lauren Yousif

Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, spirits, all these things we believe don’t exist. Things that are only in movies,
in the afterlife, or simply just in our imagination. What if many of these things existed in not so ordinary
places today. St. Augustine Lighthouse, in Florida. Many Floridians believe it’s the most haunted place in
America, and without a doubt, it’s one of the most haunted places in St Augustine and Florida. Reports
reveal they witnessed apparitions, dark shadowy figures, disembodied voices, and unexplained sounds.
Each place has its own story behind the haunting of it. With the lighthouse, it is believed that the
daughters of the man who is in charge of the construction, died nearby, and they have continued to
haunt the lighthouse. The apparition of a young girl has been seen, the sound of running up the
lighthouse steps, and laughing and giggling have also been heard. Previous lighthouse keepers have
reported hearing strange sounds, seeing lights switch on and off, and witnessing an apparition of a man
in the basement. Among other spirits is the man in blue, an apparition that appears in what was the
basement. It has been said the original owner of the lighthouse Dr. Alan Ballard was forced into selling
the lighthouse to the government. Enraged he vowed to never leave the lighthouse. It seems he holds
true to that vow as his appropriation has been reported many times, scowling his face. Many claim to
get goosebumps and chilled feelings in the lighthouse itself. Another place is the Myrtles Plantation in
St. Francisville, Louisiana. Visitors and staff have reported seeing a woman with curly hair who appears
and disappears in a moment, the apparitions of children on the verandah, faces and figures in mirrors,
mysterious handprints, strange sounds, cold spots, footsteps, and disembodied voices. Out of all the
spirits that haunt the house and its grounds, the most famous is the ghost of a slave girl named Chloe.
She was executed by fellow slaves after a failed attempt at poisoning the house mistress. Her ghost is
believed to have walked the grounds of the plantation ever since. The slave girl appeared in the
breezeway between The General’s Store and the Butler’s Pantry of the mansion. The horizontal exterior
boards of the mansion were clearly visible through the body of the apparition. National Geographic
Explorer used the photograph in their documentary and suggested that a postcard should be made of
the photograph. This place stays haunted to this day. Our third place is the Crescent Hotel in Arkansas.
Built in 1886, the building has been through so much and has been turned into many different things.
Apparitions of other ghosts include that of Michael, a former worker who fell from the roof in 1886, a
nurse who is seen pushing a gurney, a young female student who is believed committed suicide, and a
man with a mustache wearing a Victorian suit in the lobby. Dr. Baker himself has also been seen on
occasion. After opening as a hotel, the building was turned into a girls school and than into a cancer
hospital. While being a hospital, many things went down leading to the believed hauntings of today. The
Whaley House in San Diego is another haunted place as of today. Built in 1857 by Thomas Whaley for
use as a general store and granary. As soon as he moved into the home, Whaley began to hear
disembodied footsteps upstairs. He believed it was the ghost of “Yankee” Jim Robinson, who was
hanged there in 1852. Other people have since experienced the opening and closing of doors, chairs
rocking, and swinging chandeliers. The ghosts of both Whaley and his wife, who announce themselves
by the sudden aroma of cigar smoke and perfume are also believed to haunt the house. Many people
believe seeing a girl in a black dress in the upstairs room window, who was believed to have committed
suicide. If you ask any paranormal enthusiast “what is the most haunted town in America,” then the

likely response would be Gettysburg. Gettysburg is believed to be the most haunted town in the US. The
battlefield itself is the core of the hauntings with the cries of men in pain, cannons firing, and the sound
of gunfire being heard. The reports don’t just center around the battlefield – hotels, homes, and various
businesses are also haunted by the ghosts of this fateful battle. Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Built as a
tuberculosis hospital in 1910, it is believed the hospital has seen over 63,000 patients die within its
walls. Due to the high number of deaths and mistreatment of patients, the number of reports of the
paranormal is high. Its reputation as a haunted location was cemented after it featured on such shows
as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. Incredible footage of a small boy known as Tim was caught on
film, walking across the hall. There have also been numerous reports of full-bodied apparitions, fleeting
shadows, disembodied screams, footsteps, and voices. Although many people believe that ghosts and
such things are not in our everyday reach and many may not believe. These places have showed us
otherwise. Many places around the world are still getting haunted to this day, and new things are being
explored.

If the Zodiacs were Halloween movies
Keira Block

 


Aries = Of all the movies I can think of to compare to this star sign, Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis
and Nick Castle, is the most accurate. The movie is a fan favorite and highly known resembling Aries.
Taurus = In terms of horror movies, Taurus is most like The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly
Duvall. The movie is put together so eloquently and wrapped up so nice
Gemini = The best movie to describe Gemini is Scream, starring Matthew Lillard and Neve Campbell.
The movie is a playful representation of the horror genre and is a real comparison to the Gemini’s.
Cancer = Black Swan is a true psychological horror that truly incapsulates cancers rawest psychological
emotion. Starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, Black Swan is a beautiful and emotional movie
worthy of Cancers name.
Leo = If Leo were a movie, they would be the Exorcist. An amazing 1973 movie starring Linda Blair and
Ellen Burstyn. The movie is a raw amalgamation of true horror. The movie is famously known and
amazingly choreographed. The fire and spirit shown in the movie relate nicely to the Leo spirit.
Virgo = Of all movies, Virgo is definitely Silence of the Lambs. A movie starring Anthony Hopkins and
Jodie Foster. A movie that is consistent in emotion and horror in a perfect way. Virgo’s capture the
organization of the movie’s psychological terror.
Libra = If Libra’s were a Halloween movie they would Split, a movie starring James McAvoy and Anya
Taylor-Joy. The movie has a sense of balance and scare that Libra’s emulate the most.
Scorpio = If Scorpio were any horror movie, they would be the Blair Witch Project. Starring Rei Hance
and Joshua Leonard, the movie is mysterious and genuine, much like the Scorpio’s nature.
Sagittarius = As a movie Sagittarius would be Cabin in the Woods. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Kristen
Connolly, the movie shows many trials of adventure and mental strife.
Capricorn = The best movie to compare to Capricorn is American Psycho, starring Christian Bale. The
movie shows mental and emotional conflict. The movie is a strong look towards the dark side of a
person’s mind. An artistic masterpiece only a Capricorn could compare to.
Aquarius = As a Halloween movie, Aquarius is The Purge. Starring a family avoided the most horrifying
night of the year. The theme is to release all harmful intentions in one night, showing an innovative and
shameless idea. The Purge is much like Aquarius in the terms of horror movies.
Pisces = A similar horror movie to the Pisces energy is Carrie. The movies centers around a psychic girl
played by Sissy Spacek, planning her horrific trip to prom. It is an emotional and sensitive movie that
relates to Pisces accurately.

 

Does homework really help students?

Opinion by - Esmeralda Fuentes 
 

What I believe about homework is that it does help you study and learn. The average high school student doing homework outperformed 69% of the students in a class with no homework. Homework in middle school was half as effective. In elementary school, there is no measurable correlation between homework and achievement. Despite all the research, homework remains something of a mystery. Also, homework can be waste of time for students and teachers because 50% of the time student don’t do their homework, they either turn it in late or not turn it at all. There are some teachers that give in everyday homework which it could be a lot but its easy but still a lot of work to do every single time.
There needs to be more students that care enough to be doing homework or to just learn.
Is homework helping or hurting students? In fact, too much homework can do more harm than good. Researchers have cited drawbacks, including boredom and burnout toward academic material, less time for family and extracurricular activities, lack of sleep and increased stress.


 Lifestyle Food Trends



By Aliriss Myers
A recent food trend that’s been around called “Asian Cucumber Salad,” a cool refreshing sweet, spicy, and savory snack that is perfect to enjoy during the end of summer and going into fall. This refreshing snack has been trending on social media about a year ago, but it has recently made its return at the beginning of summer and late spring. Reviewers that have tried this recipe describe it as a “quick, simple, refreshing snack to enjoy during a long day of work”, so I thought it might be perfect to try during the times of the beginning of this school year!
A link to two recipes for this awesome cucumber snack will be provided.


https://cjeatsrecipes.com/chili-garlic-cucumber-salad/
https://lindseyeatsla.com/asian-cucumber-salad-with-chili-and-garlic/

Tesla
Adam DeCrescente


Tesla is a electric car company made by Elon Musk. Tesla has many styles and models of cars they have The model 3,model x, cybertruck, etc. Tesla is now working on semi trucks these cars that they are making are better for the environment because they are electric and they don't cause pollution. Now Elon Musk and tesla do a  lot of good things for the world and America and the car scene however they do have a lot of down falls and short comings. Tesla have issues because they have caught on fire before they have crashed on autopilot as well. One other thing about the short coming of tesla they are a newer kind of car developing and growing and they have the whole world watching them. Tesla is a work in progress just like everything but these malfunctions are very very bad and are a very big deal and can be harmful to others so something is needs to change but I think give    them a little more time. At the end of
the day everyone needs to be paitent.

Lifestyle Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
By Aliriss Myers


With Autumn coming around the corner, it is about time for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to
occur! The festival is during September 10th throughout the 12th and the perfect way to
celebrate it is to have dinner with family and friends and just enjoy your time talking and
catching up with each other, while the moon is up its traditional to enjoy a mooncake while
gazing at the moon. Did you know that there is also a legend of the moon festival? It is the
legend of Chang E; it is the most widely accepted tale regarding of the moon and origin of the
moon festival. The Mid-Autumn festival also symbolizes the reunion of a family, and that just
may be why its so important to people. The mooncakes have filling of a variety of things, such
as red dates and lotus seed paste. So, enjoy your time throughout the festival and have fun
with your family and friends during this time and even go moon gazing, it is a special time for
people, and I bet they would like if you celebrated with them too.

 

Moon in Zodiac
By Ariana Torresdey

 


Your moon sign reflects the cauldron of emotions, fears, longings, and
obsessions bubbling below the surface of your sun sign driven persona. It’s
about the private self and its motivations and anxieties. It impacts heavily
upon your relationships and bonds with others, and how you feel about
certain things. It’s deep.
Aries, This Is a fiery position of the moon. Aries people take things very
personal, and deal with their problems by facing them right away so they
can then get on with other things. Lunar Ariens have an unmistakable
independent streak. They put themselves right out there in the world and
make an impression in whatever they do. There’s an aura of childlike
innocence around Lunar Ariens, even when they’re getting their way again,
that can be charming indeed. Vanilla is their scent.
Taurus are earthy and strong-willed people. It isn’t wise to push them into
doing anything, but once they have made a commitment, they’re
persevering. They go out of their way to avoid “messy” or unpredictable
situations, crises and emotional displays. Instead, they focus on creating a
reliable and secure life around them. Moon in taurus is generally very
romantic, breakups don’t happen easily. There is a serenity to them that is
calming. In fact, it takes a lot to really get to them. White sage is their scent
hence the calmness of a taurus.

Geminis are usually pleasant, witty, and charming people. They read a lot,
talk a lot, and think a lot with this airy, mutable position of the moon. Re-
organizing their homes in little-and sometimes big ways seems to keep
them happy, as lunar Geminis are easily bored by both routine and
constancy. They often pay to much attention to what others are doing and
lose touch with what they really want to do. Gemini are comfortable talking
about their feelings but feeling their own feelings doesn’t come as easily.
Lemon and floral scent fits them best because of their sweet and sour
personality.


The moon is at home in the sign of cancer, as the moon is the natural ruler
of this sign. They have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the
feelings and moods of others. Moon in cancer people are never detached
they cling to things, their home, and people they care for. They seek out
security and familiarity. When they feel they have been taken for granted
(which may be often) they don’t always confront others directly. One of
Cancer peoples most delightful characteristic is their loony sense of humor.
These people can be extraordinarily funny. In a scent they translate to
notes of incense and amber.

Moon in Leo people are not necessarily outgoing. When they feel
comfortable, they do like being the center of attention. That is, they like
being in the “spotlight” in the comfort of their own homes and with family
and friends. This is a rather creative position of the moon. At the very least,
moon in Leo people want to create and entertain. Lunar Leos require lots
and lots of love and care in order to function well in the world. They love the Geminis are usually pleasant, witty, and charming people. They read a lot,
talk a lot, and think a lot with this airy, mutable position of the moon. Re-
organizing their homes in little-and sometimes big ways seems to keep
them happy, as lunar Geminis are easily bored by both routine and
constancy. They often pay to much attention to what others are doing and
lose touch with what they really want to do. Gemini are comfortable talking
about their feelings but feeling their own feelings doesn’t come as easily.
Lemon and floral scent fits them best because of their sweet and sour
personality.
The moon is at home in the sign of cancer, as the moon is the natural ruler
of this sign. They have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the
feelings and moods of others. Moon in cancer people are never detached
they cling to things, their home, and people they care for. They seek out
security and familiarity. When they feel they have been taken for granted
(which may be often) they don’t always confront others directly. One of
Cancer peoples most delightful characteristic is their loony sense of humor.
These people can be extraordinarily funny. In a scent they translate to
notes of incense and amber.

Moon in Leo people are not necessarily outgoing. When they feel
comfortable, they do like being the center of attention. That is, they like
being in the “spotlight” in the comfort of their own homes and with family
and friends. This is a rather creative position of the moon. At the very least,
moon in Leo people want to create and entertain. Lunar Leos require lots
and lots of love and care in order to function well in the world. They love the

warming aroma of spices and herbs rosemary is their preferred natural
scent.
Lunar Virgos find security in the little things in life. They feel most content
when they’ve straightened out all the details of everyday life. They are very
caring and helpful somebody needs help they’ll be the first to take on the
task. Lunar Virgos are easily overwhelmed by pressure and stress. They
worry incessantly when there is too much to think about; and they know
their limits. These people express their affection for the people they care
about in little but practical ways, however when they’re comfortable, they
are anything but shy. Bergamot is a Virgos scent since its cleansing and
refreshing.

Moon in Libra people have a strong need for partnership. Without someone
to share their lives with, they feel utterly incomplete. They are sympathetic
and concerned for others, enjoy socializing, and revel in a good debate.
Librans are quite charming and romantic these people win your heart with
their gentle and refined ways. When something is wrong, it will bother them
until its fixed. The romantic, light, and sweet perfumes are a libras favorite
that’s why rose scent fits best.
Scorpio seeks out emotional intensity. No matter what, there is something
very intense about Lunar Scorpios. Doing things halfway or having
meaningless relationships simply doesn’t fulfill them. They want all or
nothing. Once committed to a relationship or friendship they can be the

most loyal and protective person around. Moon in Scorpio people radiate
strength, even in the absence of experience, they seem to just “know
things”. A passionate scent such as black pepper will do for them.
More than anything, lunar Sagittarius have a need for personal freedom
and space. They are extraordinarily happy and easygoing folk, if they don’t
feel caged in or cooped up. It is hard to stay angry with a Sagittarian, they
are extraordinarily cheerful, upbeat and their optimism is catchy. Sagittarius
people believe that everything will workout no matter the situation. They are
great lovers of the truth, and they make wonderful, inspiring teachers. They
usually smell like cinnamon because of their sweet personality.
Being useful and productive are basic needs for a Lunar Capricorn. This
position of the moon suggests a desire for clear boundaries and realistic
goals. Most of them respect authority and tradition, and many are planning
well ahead of the rest of us. Calm, cool, and collected-these words sum up
moon in Capricorn natives well. Lunar Capricorns put a lot of value in all
things tangible and real. They Often like woody and spicy scents pine is
their favorite.
Whether due to character or conditioning, Moon in Aquarius people often
grow up feeling “different”. Although rather sociable, they are often loners

at heart. Their inner feeling of loneliness that they don’t quite fit in puts
them on the outside, looking in. Their desire for independence is powerful
indeed, no matter their age. They are generally proud of their family
members, boasting just how unique they are. When their families are ultra-
conservative, the boast will be that they rebelled against all of that. They
prefer a scent they’ll never get tired of something earthy like lavender.
Lunar in Pisces are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with
reality. Their sense of humor is delightfully silly and a bit odd. These are
perceptive souls who seem to be in touch with all the nuances and
subtleties of human nature. Moon in Pisces people may get tagged as
“spaced out”, but there’s a lot more to them that meets the eye. They feel
things out and rely on their intuition. Generally, Pisces are considered soft-
hearted and sweet that’s why they enjoy the aroma of Fresh rain or apple.

Horoscopes

By: Ariana Torresdey

March 21 -April 20

Aries ~

Aries are kind and sympathetic, a passionate, motivated leader, as a flower you’re a Honeysuckle because you’re considered sweet to others. Aries favorite color is red. Your compatible with Gemini, Leo and Sagittarius. “Tell an Aries they can’t, and they will prove you wrong”!

 

April 20 - May 20

Taurus~

 They’re hardworking and dedicated, a trustworthy person to rely on. Your flower is a poppy, since poppy flowers stand their ground and exude beauty and positivity. Your favorite color is green. You get along with Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn. “I don’t have time for this, I need to eat”!!

 

May 21 – June 21

Gemini~

 Are very extroverted and clever, there’s never a dull moment when their around. Geminis are constantly juggling a variety of passions, hobbies, careers and friend groups. Your flower is lavender because it compliments your natural, social and welcoming spirit. The color their most attracted to is orange. They get along with Aquarius and libra most. “When a Gemini is focused, nothing will stand in their way”.!

 

June 21 – July 22

Cancer~

A cancer has a reputation for being hyper emotional, temperamental, and are also extremely fond of their loved ones. Your flower is a white rose which signifies peace, imagination, emotion and purity. Cancers favorite color is blue, white and sea green, these colors keep these sensitive and caring people at their best. They are compatible with taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces. “Always hungry, always tired”.!!

 

July 23 - August 22

Leo~

Their fiercely proud, confident, very loving and live life to the fullest. A Leo’s symbol is a lion because it represents bravery, courage and strength. Leo’s flower is a sunflower Its bright and cheerful like them. Your favorite color is orange, you like to dress in bright and bold colors. You are most compatible with fire signs Aries and Sagittarius which will match your passion and heat. “I’m a Leo we don’t do this keep calm thing”.!

 

 

 

August 23 – September 22

Virgo~

Are humble, industrious, and practical, under the surface they are kind and sympathetic. A strength Virgos have is that they can effectively communicate in any situation. Chrysanthemum is your flower, it blooms just before the cold winter months and thrives strongly, despite the extreme weather conditions. Virgos favorite color is grey because you like to keep things clean and uncomplicated. They are most compatible with Cancers and Scorpio’s and will bond over their mutable natures. “Less drama, More food.”!

 

September 23 – October 22

Libra~

Libras are extroverted, cozy, and friendly people, there will be plenty of laughter in any conversation you have with them. They are the most fascinating and intelligent individuals on the planet and have a lot to give. The classic rose is their flower, it reflects love and beauty making a rose a great gift for a libra friend. Their favorite color is light blue, they like the calming effect of pale hues and feel happy with its natural vibe. Most compatible with Aquarius and Gemini as they share libras social intelligence and liveliness. “I’m not crazy, I’m just passionate.”

 

 

 

 

October 23 – November 21

Scorpio~

Are extremely deep and emotional people, and are intense in all things they do, they’re natural leaders and can be very serious. They are known eternal devotion, which is why Amaranths are the perfect flower for this zodiac sign. Their favorite color is black since their mysterious and stay lowkey. Scorpios are most compatible with cancers and Pisces because they speak the same emotional language and appreciate their stability. “When life gives me lemons, I make chocolate cake and leave haters wondering how I dd it.”

November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius~

A Sagittarius values independence and the ability to do what they want, when they want, above all else. They are adventurers, risk takers, and have a sharp business and sports mentality. Your flower is a Carnation because they are strong yet beautiful. Sagittarius are most attracted to purple which can be loud yet soft. They are most compatible with Aries and Leo as they speak the same emotional language. “I don’t believe in astrology, I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.

 

December 22- 19

Capricorn~

A Capricorn is ambitious, hardworking, and an earth sign they are like working bees.  These people are normally calm and don’t get angry easily. The carnation is your flower because They can be bold on the outside but also have a softer personality under the bright exterior. Capricorns prefer earthy shades like brown or khaki, but black and white combos are their personal favorite. Virgo and taurus are the most compatible signs for a Capricorn. “They’re ready to give up a lot in order to achieve that goal.”

 

January 20- February18

Aquarius~

Aquarius people are self-reliant, clever and optimistic they are also very calm and quite sensitive. An orchid makes the best flower for an Aquarius the exotic shape of the plant aligns with their eccentric personality. Violets and psychedelic colors appeal to them. Their most compatible signs are Gemini and libra because they bring an emotional balance in the relationship. “It’s a beautiful day to leave me alone.”!!!

 

February 19 – 29

Pisces~

Pisces are extremely compassionate and adaptable to any situation. Pisces are represented by a fish making water-based zodiac flowers an obvious choice like, water lilies which reflect good fortune, peace and truth. White is their all-time favorite color. Cancer and Scorpio because they speak the same flowy language is an earth sign because they’re so grounded. “I’m a Pisces that’s my excuse.”!

The Affects Of Social Media

By Lauren Yousif

Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Tik Tok. These are all well known social media platforms.
From snapping your friends, to keeping in touch, posting pictures, and above all having fun,
social media is a great way to stay in touch with your friends as well as knowing what’s going
on around the world. But there may be negative impacts to it after all. About 90% of teens use
social media. On average teens are on their phone 9 hours a day, excluding time from
homework and other activities. Too much social media consumption may lead to addiction
leading to unhealthy behaviors. As great as social media may seem, it may not be the best
thing out there. Social media has many negative impacts on teens mental health. From anxiety
and depression, to self esteem and body image issues; 24 percent of teens believe social media
has negative effect. Social media is overwhelming children’s brains in setting unrealistic beauty
standards. Though social media allows people to connect with anyone on the app, giving
advantages of talking and communicating, it may lead to online predators and cyber bullying.
Anonymous users may neglect children and other users online causing damage. Using social
media before sleep can affect sleeping patterns. Have you ever woke up in the middle of the
night, not being able to sleep? The first thing we all do is check our socials and see if there
are any updates. One thing leads to another and our sleep is gone from scrolling on our
phones. Another problem is unrealistic views. Whenever we open a social network on our phone
we tend to come across many pictures, videos, pages, etc, of people and their extraordinary
lives, negatively impacting self worth, and confidence. Unrealistic lives cause unhealthy
comparisons. These unhealthy comparisons can lead to very much low self esteem. It may even
promote competitive behavior, causing an individual to always want more. The fear of missing
out is a real thing that goes on in the social media world. Ever been with people and wanted
to pick up a interesting topic? Maybe you didn’t have anything to talk about or felt as if you
couldn’t join a conversation on the latest news on Instagram. This causes people to progressively
check their phones to make sure they are not missing out on anything and always be on the
same page as others. Teens seek to get validation from social media more than from themselves
or real-life friends. Teens and children feel as if they cannot be completely happy with their
everyday lives. Whether its their looks, life, eating habits, they are not able to satisfy
themselves. Constantly comparing themselves to influencers and many of their peers online,
teens may feel obligated to change themselves. Surveys of US adolescents show that teen
depressive symptoms and suicide rates showed marked increases between 2010 and 2015.
Surveys have also showed teens who spent more time on social media were more likely to
report mental health issues. In a 2018 study, 14- to 17- year-olds who used social media seven
hours per day were more than twice as likely to have been diagnosed with depression, treated
by a mental health professional, or taken medication for a psychological or behavioral issue
during the last year. This was compared to those who used screens only about an hour a day.
Another 2018 study found that the less time people spend on social media, the less symptoms
of depression and loneliness they felt. Researches have found that teens are able to show
symptoms similar to drug withdrawal when removed from social media connections. Researchers

have found that social media use can make profound changes to the brain in similar ways that
drug addiction can. Another concern many people have about social media is loosing interactions
with other people. Teens are sitting around with their gadgets in their hands all day long,
tapping messages onto screens instead of communicating with real people. Many children feel
more comfortable with virtual friends than with real ones. Many Children find it easier talking
and interacting as well as making new friends online than face to face in person. This is
affecting social skills. While sitting and communicating behind a screen, it is not teaching
children how to understand the real parts of communication with other people. Children are not
able to understand others body language or vocal expressions. Despite all of that, peer pressure
is another negative impact of social media and to much time on the internet. Teens are more
likely to like photos that already have many likes, or follow trends that are already being
followed. This is a cause of peer pressure since they feel obligated to do what everyone online
is doing. By the age of 11 the average kid has already been exposed to pornography. Many
sites, photos, and videos are out there for children exposing them to inappropriate images. The
media is not such a safe place for todays society. Children are communicating with the wrong
people causing them much harm and danger. Many conversations may come out awkward,
harming, and inappropriate. Parents have such little control on what their children are doing on
the internet and it seems as if the internet is taking up children’s minds. Teens and children are
more influenced by the media than their own selves and the way their parents are influencing
them. Though social media can have its pros and cons, it is not a healthy thing for our children
today. The media has been every child/teens go to place for any comfort, help, fun, or
distraction. We may not see it, but social media is taking over our everyday life and taking over
our mind. At the end of it all, it is all up to the users on whether or not they want to be
influenced by the media and all the things going on around it or not. A conversation with
children about social media and the dangers of it is a good way to help children understand
what they are getting into. A good moderation of social media is a great way to prevent teens
to be to addicted. Step by step we will try to overcome these everyday battles.