Chris Lopez
Today is March 28, 2017 and it’s a rainy day but also a hot day. It is humid outside and I’m wearing a sweater. It has been a good week so far, haven’t been doing anything yet but focusing on school since next week is the last for the 3rd quarter and grades will go in. During the weekend, I had a family get-together with some good food. It was my young cousin’s birthday, she turned 9 years old I think. And also today was my little cousin’s field trip to Washington DC but it got cancelled and probably won’t get rescheduled.

Eric Clark
I wrote another blog less than a week ago so nothing in my life really changed. I don’t know what to do this about. I guess I’ll have to go with more band stuff. Well, Warped Tour artists were announced and I WOULD list the ones I wanna see but I did that as my Tell Me Something Good for last time. Kingdom Of Giants is preparing to release a really good album so that’s pretty great. My Enemies & I just released a new single. Both of them are also going on tour with Capture (read about it in my TMSG for this week). Dayseeker’s also going on the tour. I don’t much care for them but I do remember there was some song of theirs that came on Apple Radio (when it was still free) that I liked, but I have no idea what song it was. I don’t think they’re doing anything new but I mean I don’t really follow them all that much so maybe they are. The Dead Rabbitts finally released another single and announced a new album after a few years of being off the radar. It probably took so long because Craig Mabbitt’s still doing stuff with Escape The Fate, however I prefer his band The Dead Rabbitts because he actually screams and does heavier stuff like ETF used to but now they’re kinda soft compared to how they were, like BMTH with their new(er) album, “That’s The Spirit.” Anyways, this is the very last blog I have to do this year since April and May have a ton of stuff like SOL’s, Finals, and Graduation (#ClassOf2017). Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bye.

Mitchell Honeycutt
Cookies are a wonderful food, to be eaten at any time of day, from the first thing you eat to the last thing you eat. Many people think that cookies should only be eaten as a dessert, and to those who say that, I disagree, and here’s why. Cookies are absolutely delicious no discussion everybody agrees with that, and there are so many ways a cookie can be prepared. You have your original chocolate chip cookies (the bomb diggity), sugar cookies, ones with raisins and cranberries, snickerdoodles, and oatmeal cookies just to name a few. There are also many ways to eat cookies, you can eat them with milk, coffee, ice cream and chocolate milk. You can put a lot of cookie dough and pack the bottom of an iron skillet, put it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.667 Celsius) until golden brown, then wait for it to cool then add a scoop of ice cream and BAM you got yourself a Pizookie. Pizookies are absolutely delicious as with anything involving cookies, you can switch it up with some chocolate ice-cream or put some raisins on top. Personally I love a good chocolate chip cookie with a cold glass of milk in the morning to wake up to, then one 20 mins later for my snack, then a Pizookie for lunch with a side of oranges and for dinner I always have a good sugar cookie with whatever meal I’m eating.

Jennifer Planas
Today is Friday March 24th 2017 and it is a really ugly day. It’s going to be a very busy weekend for me starting today. My brother has a boxing match tonight and tomorrow, Saturday and we probably won’t leave till 1 in the morning. Saturday is my cousins Baptism and first birthday and my parents are his Godparents so we have be up early to get ready and then go to church at 12 and after I have to make up my mind if I either want to go party or go to my brothers boxing match again and if he wins Saturday’s match then he will fight again but my brother’s a beast so I know he’ll win but I’ll get you updated. Sunday my little brother has a baseball game early in the morning and my mom, dad, and my older brother Joan are going to be tired to get up and take him including me but I’m the one that has to get up early and take him to his game. :(

Chris Lopez
Today is Friday March 24, 2017 and it’s a cold day. I thought it was going to be a nice, warm day but it’s not. On Wednesday I went to Jamestown with my little cousin who I was the chaperone for. I had three children in my group whose names were Ian, Diego and Romeo. We had a great time in Jamestown. We went in a fort and then saw Native Americans and then we went to this big ship; a replica of how they were back in the day. Also, on Saturday, it is my little cousin’s birthday and they will probably throw a party.

Eric Clark
Last time I blogged on here, I don’t remember what I wrote, which is what I feel like I say every time but as I said, I don’t remember what I wrote. However I have totally new things to talk about, such as work, YouTube, and more band stuff. For one, I got my first job! I applied to about 20 different places and heard back from only one, so I asked the heavy vocals in my band if he had any openings where he worked, and, long story short, he’s a manager and I got a job. I’m a Host at Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill in Manassas and I’ve worked about 7 days total so far. Because of some mix ups in the hiring process, I won’t get my first paycheck for a few more days but I enjoy the work I do and I enjoy the people who work there. Another thing going on this week is… well, first I want to mention that today happens to be my 5 month anniversary with my girlfriend, Haley! Anyways, lately I got back on YouTube to show someone a video and I got re-addicted to the channel “Casually Explained” where this guy makes “guides” on how to do things. They are serious videos and serious guides with sarcastic and jokey undertones, and the monotone voice and self-deprecation make it even funnier (and sadder). Lastly, the bands for Warped Tour 2017 were announced this week and it is a BEAUTIFUL line-up this year, with The Acacia Strain, After The Burial, Attila, Beartooth, and many, MANY more.

Jesus Denova
Though the day is ugly, cold, and gloomy it has been a great day so far. My mans Hyde dropped the news that we’ll be having a huge fiesta (party) to commemorate the finishing of the yearbook. I can’t wait as all we’re going to do is feast and I know my mans Hyde knows about his food, I believe he taught Gordon Ramsey how to cook. However, that was never confirmed. Doing some lurking I see the Jordan 1 Royals are dropping April 1st, one of my personal grails. I sure hope this isn’t an April fool’s joke from Nike as I’ve been hunting for Royals since I was introduced to the sneaker culture. Sad thing is I work when their scheduled to drop so I think I’m going to send my mom to the mall to cop them for me would be a great belated birthday gift.

Eric Clark
Today is Friday, February 24th. For this blog, I’m going to do more band-related stuff. I’m also going to include that, happily, today marks four months that I’ve been with my girlfriend, so that’s pretty great. Now to bands. GOOD things that happened today: the Ev0lution song featuring Dan Watson was released at midnight last night. I believe it’s strictly heavy vocals like the teaser video but the founder of Ev0lution posted on Facebook about how he might also release tracks with his clean vocals if he got enough requests. All Time Low announced their up-coming album and many people are excited. BAD things that happened today: the deathcore band who might as well have started the subgenre of deathcore just released the worst and most controversial album in the genre. It has already been proclaimed by some as the worst album of 2017, and the year just started. Yes, that band is Suicide Silence. They dropped their self-titled album at midnight last night, and it was absolutely horrific. To be fair, it’s not a bad album when it comes to Nu-Metal and stuff like the band Korn, but they are not the band we once loved, in fact, Mitch’s legacy has been horribly disgraced by this joke of an album.

Eric Clark
Today is the 9th. This blog is due on the 9th. I am super tired and bored and have nothing really to write about other than bands so bear with me. Chelsea Grin released an album last year called Self-Inflicted and it was one of the best albums I have ever heard. Near the end of last year they released the extended version with two more songs, and then they announced that they were going on tour with Gideon, Ice Nine Kills, Enterprise Earth and The Blessing of This Curse. Enterprise Earth is announcing a new album later TODAY. Front man, Dan Watson, said to keep eyes peeled on the official Enterprise Earth Instagram page. He also announced a week ago that his side project, Mire Lore, is releasing another album this year. Speaking of new albums, Lorna Shore’s new album, Flesh Coffin, comes out February 17th. Aversions Crown just released their new album, Xenocide, on January 20th. Galactic Empire released a self-titled Star Wars album where they covered the themes and major scores of the Star Wars movies. Lastly and apparently least, Suicide Silence is releasing their new self-titled album on February 24th. The band has gotten lots of ridicule for this album so far so let’s just hope it gets better from here.

Jennifer Planas
Today is Thursday February 9th 2017 and it is very cold which seems normal since it’s the beginning of February but this previous week we’ve had high temperatures and we’re going to die soon. I’m going to a party this weekend and I’m very excited for it because I haven’t seen the birthday girl in a long time. My friend Chris is going to Canada with his girlfriend Abdu and they’re going to go make babies and have the time of their life.

Eric Clark
Today is Thursday the 5th and its 2017! Thank goodness 2016 is finally over, it was such a rough year for everything. Movies, shows, America, everything. Now that America is officially screwed though and most of us have come to peace with it, you can now just sit back and enjoy your non-existent lives. Nobody is ready for what’s coming, nobody even knows what’s coming. 2016 taught every single one of us that we don’t know, we simply have no idea about anything. We don’t know fun, we don’t know movies, television, we don’t know each other, we don’t know respect or sympathy or empathy and honestly we don’t even know ourselves. If we’re going to make 2017 work, things need to change. People need to start being empathetic towards others rather than acting like a horrible human being to everyone. We need to be accepting of other races, cultures, sexualities, and sexual identities and we need to learn more about disabilities and mental/emotional disorders, because goodness knows we all have problems.

Jesus Denova
Today my boy Castro gave me a ride to school in the coolest whip, an equivalent to a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or a Bugatti. He gave me a ride in 2012 Hyundai Elantra with the coolest exterior, a Freedom Bail Bonds ad on the car. I’m no criminal or thug or none of that but I know if I were to get in a bit of legal trouble, Freedom Bail Bonds would be the first one to receive my call. We got here a little late because the homie Castro wanted to stop by and buy food. We saw Belkis at wingstop and I was pretty hard broken because she claimed to be a vegetarian, a diehard one at that. Regardless we dogged a 40 piece and called it a day.

Belkis Gonzalez
Today is Friday, December 16, 2016. Today I came late to school because my friend got kicked out from her house so she came to stay with me. We didn’t fall asleep until around 2 am. We didn’t hear the alarm so we woke up late. I came to 7th flex and got all the work I missed last class. We have a final project due on Monday so I asked my teacher if I could check out one of the books to take home. After 7th flex I went to my 1st block to do my work. Today after I leave school I am going to go home to do my English project and then I am going to work at 5. I am going to ask for more hours because I need more money for Christmas shopping. I am getting a present for Jasmine, my brother, Nadia and Kelsey. I didn’t ask anyone to get me anything. I just want to go see my grandfather but I don’t know if I will. I was looking at flights but they are a little expensive, so I might not be able to get a flight.

Eric Clark
I typed up my math IA last night. Not the whole thing but I got a lot done. My grandma, my uncle, and his girlfriend are coming in from Michigan today so we won’t have to drive there over “winter” break, which by the way, nobody gets offended by “Christmas” break, in fact if anything they’re over-joyed cause there’s no school that week and a half. Anyways, my mom’s out of the hospital now but she has to go back every day to get her blood drawn to make sure her platelets are stable so she doesn’t end up in the hospital again any time soon. Christmas is coming up and all I’m really hoping for is that my girlfriend will like the gifts I bought her. It is a very scary thing not knowing whether or not she will like them but I just really hope she will. Life is scary and weird and interesting and this blog is complete.

Tessa Sessions
People say that dying from a broken heart or that even a broken heart isn’t true and it’s all a myth. They’re wrong. It’s true that you can get a broken heart and you can die from one too. It’s called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy also known as ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’. This occurs under a lot of stress and it has to be a major amount of it too. Mainly happens under traumatic moments in someone’s life. Such as emotional and physical stress. The strings in the heart snap and it makes it hard for the heart to pump blood efficiently. People who experience this feel like they are having a heart attack. Those symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain. But the difference is that a heart attack is a blockage in one of the arteries in one of the heart’s muscles while TTC is mainly because of like I mentioned, stress and too much adrenaline. A lot of times TTC could happen from stress at work, or even natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and even war. Medical illness or trauma, stroke, epilepsy, heat stress, cancer, or even giving birth are things that can trigger ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’.

Chris Lopez
Today December 2, 2016 a Friday last day of the week ready to relax this weekend and watch the Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the “El Classico”. The Real Madrid is a big game to win so they can remain on top of the league as of right now they are 6 points clear, but if they win they’re going to be 9 points clear which right now they are still 30 games undefeated if they maintain this form of undefeated they can beat there record of 34 games. Also today I have track practice which I believe we are going to do a long run to the apple federal bank and back to school and also coach T might be giving us pizza for our hard work these past days. Also today one of my friends Jesus is getting free wings from WingStop so we can review and give us our opinion.

Jennifer Planas
Today is Friday December 2nd 2016! Finally in December, best month of the year it’s my favorite month because there’s snow, Christmas and New Year’s! New Year’s Eve is my dad’s birthday and family and friends get to come over and have a great time. Today my friend hooked it up with some wings from WingStop for a review he’s doing on them. I also get my glasses fixed today which I broke during track practice and I’m really happy about it because I’ve been wearing my old ugly glasses.

Belkis Gonzalez
Today is Friday, December 2nd 2016. I am currently in journalism with Jenifer, Jesus, Kelsey and other people. Jesus wanted to write a review on Wing Stop. They all got wings, but I am a vegetarian so I can’t eat anything so I’m just typing this blog. I am very happy I get to go home after this block. I actually just came in for this block. I came to school around 10:20 and I’m leaving in about 30 minutes. I work today so I am looking forward to going home to take a nap before work. A host quit last night so I think they are going to make me host, I have hosting because it’s very stressful and it’s a lot of work for a low pay. I hope they get one of the other hosts to host tonight so I won’t have to do it.

Mitchell Honeycutt
When writing a blog, you need to first come up with the idea of the blog, typically blogs are what you are interested in, I do not have many interests so here I am writing about the process of writing a blog, you can write about things like cars, games, football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, running, track, shock putt, pole jumping, free running, jogging, walking, nature, TV shows such as family guy, American dad, south park, game of thrones, west world, and anything else to fill up the word count. After you know what you are going to blog about, just begin writing, write whatever it is that you want to about the subject, most of all write from the heart, if it’s something you are truly passionate about the words will just flow like a raging river, out of control, but its okay, because it’s a blog and blogs are about whatever it is that you want to say, and whether you write blogs as a hobby, or for a living, it will be on the internet, and anything you say will be there forever so be careful with what you say, or not if you are a savage.

Kelsey Grijalba
I’m so happy it’s December, my favorite month of the year is December. There are so many fun things you can do during December, I love winter! I love everything about winter. I’m really excited about this year’s Christmas, I mean even though my family doesn’t really celebrate it. The reason we don’t celebrate it is because my parents are Christians like hardcore Christians, they don’t believe Jesus Christ was born in December, and they think Santa Clause is like a demon, it’s a type of idolized thing. That’s the reason why they don’t like to celebrate it, and they think that the Christmas tree is full of witchcraft. They say that in the holy bible, it explains that back in the old days, they would use trees just like the ones people now use for Christmas and they’d hang skeletons and peoples ripped arms and witchcraft stuff on them , they’d put a star on top of the tree representing satin’s star. I hate not celebrating it but that’s what they believe, I’m still going to like go out and celebrate though. I also love snow, I can’t wait for it to snow this year, and hopefully it does, so we don’t have some school. Last year it snowed I made a few snowmen with my younger sister. We dressed them really elegant.

Jesus Denova
Today I feel accomplished. I feel like this will be the start of a great journey with my class, with young Hyde. I feel accomplished because I pulled off something Mr. Hyde didn’t think I would attempt to do let alone pull off. Today the class 2033 will feast, we will feast with wings. Not any wings but Wingstop wings that recently opened up, about 3-4 weeks ago. For free 99 or another words I'm not paying a single penny. Wingstop was kind enough to give us wings for free so we can review them. I feel like this will be a great start to my future works. I will start writing articles on food and getting the opinions of my peers and the great Gregorio Hyde. I write about places that have recently opened up or have no fame around here hopefully getting the word around for others. Wingstop will be the first and they will always have a special place in my heart and stomach.

Eric Clark
Well since I last did one of these a lot has changed. I started dating someone, I got some new music, I got an offer to join a band, a lot happened. It’s weird how much everything can change in just a few weeks. Anyways, me and my girlfriend have been dating just over a month and it’s been really nice. Our one month was on Thanksgiving so that was nice. Thanksgiving is usually a difficult holiday for me because I have to be around my family which was very awkward considering that’s when I first met my mom’s boyfriend and my sister’s boyfriend. It was super sketchy and I did not enjoy it. I also don’t like to eat so it’s not really my favorite time of the year, but I did turn 18 only a few days before so that was cool.

Jennifer Planas
Today is Thursday October 20, 2016 and I am currently in my favorite class I have to keep up with all the things we have to turn in by next week like the “tell me something good” write out my interview I had with my teacher and my article about grades and college. This week is our last week of cross country practices and I am glad this week has gone by really slow because I don’t want the season to end  We have a meet Saturday and it’s supposedly going to be pretty cold I’m excited and I hope all my team mates reach their goal time.

Jesus Denova
Ronda Rousey Returns
The once #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world, once considered most dominant athlete amongst men and women finally returns after a long hiatus. The former women’s bantamweight champion makes her return to the octagon headlining UFC 207 on the 30th of December. Rousey was gone for 13 months following what is considered the biggest upset in history in combat sports. Holly Holm dethroned the fan favorite Rousey at UFC 193 with a devastating head kick in the first minute of the second round. After the loss the star of the UFC many questioned if she would ever return. After a long 3 months without making a television appearance she was the guest star on the Ellen DeGeneres Show striking many headlines as she stated she was contemplating suicide, many questioning if someone contemplating suicide is fit to fight in the octagon or at all. She slowly started to gain confidence after that even hosting “Saturday Night Live”. Ronda is expected to face current bantamweight Amanda Nunes at 207 for the belt, many claim it unfair, claiming Ronda shouldn’t be fighting for the gold after such a devastating loss and a long time out of action.

Mitchell Honeycutt
Romans were pretty cool, they ate dinner while they laid down, got water to the city using gravity, built giant Colosseums to entertain the masses, and they conquered like, everything. They lasted a whole two hundred years and conquered everything around them, from the north to the south, the east to the west, until they had no more to conquer. The Romans source of income was primarily from ransacking the nearest countries and when they ran out of places to conquer, they started to become very poor. The roman empire was extremely large, 1.06 million square miles worth of land all to themselves and for their time, it’s very impressive that they stayed together for so long.

Belkis Gonzalez
Today is October 20, 2016. I am currently in Journalism class typing this blog. This past week has been a little stressful. Last night I didn’t sleep much, probably only an hour. I am very sleepy and I want to go home. After this class I am leaving because I don’t have a 6th block anymore. I haven’t really ate much this past week so I’m really hungry right now. I might get food after this block. I’m excited for the weekend because that means I will get to sleep in. I haven’t been in school all week so I have makeup work to do, I am not excited about that part. I am going to drop off my friend at the airport because she is leaving today at 3. I am going to miss her and I wish I could go with her and her family but I cant. My friends and I went out to eat once a week, we haven’t done it in three weeks so I think starting next week we are going to start that tradition again. My friends are already planning a trip after graduation, I am looking forward to spending time with them before we all leave for college.

Chris Lopez
Today is October 20, 2016, when this blog is due. It’s a nice day out pretty hot if you ask me feels like spring but we’re in fall. I like fall better I don’t like when it’s too hot the cold for me is better and relaxing. I also got cross country later in the battlefield I think we’re going to run hills today. Since on Tuesday we ran a long day. Can’t wait for it and it’s also the last full week of practice. Next week we’re just having short practices. Meet some nice people in cross country who I hangout with them outside of school.

Eric Clark
This year’s been pretty horrible to be honest. I met someone, she used me, I met someone else, she used me, I met someone else, we dated for 5 days, and then she left me. I’ve been used and hurt and I’m just completely heartbroken. I’ve been looking for new people to talk to but everyone I meet seems to disappear on me after a while. I don’t know what to say or do or anything but like legit all I want is to be happy and not feel so alone but no… anyways there is no way I can reach the word minimum at this rate so I’m done, I give up.

Chris Lopez
On October 1st Real Madrid played Eibar and ended as a tie score of 1-1. The Manger of Madrid wasn’t to satisfy of the result they got because this was the fourth time in a row they tied. At first Eibar scored first in the 5th minute they were going through Real’s defensive like it was nothing breaking there key defensive. Bale try to get them back up in the 18th minute but couldn’t get it back in the net. Then again bale cut in from the side and took a shot to the side but had no luck. They only had the lead for a while in till Cristiano Ronaldo passed it for an equalizer going in between Eibar defense and shot it far post while Bale was there to tap it in. then Real’s defending was everywhere couldn’t find there redeem to defend good. Then Eibar was shooting at Navas Real’s goalkeeper making good saves reason why they weren’t getting beaten. Then Karim Benzema was wide following good link-up play with Ronaldo and Danilo, then Ronaldo took a shot but it was low and Eibar goalkeeper saved it. Then Zidane Real’s manger made a double substitution in the second half and put on Alvaro Morata replace Benzema and Nacho Fernandez came on for Raphael Varane for the Back, but didn’t get any luck and remained as a tie for the rest of the game.

Jennifer Planas
Today is Wednesday October 5, 2016 and I have my cross country meet I am really excited because I am aiming to break my record and drop at least 5-7 minutes because if I do Chris will buy me Chick fil a. Today’s meet is actually going to be really fun because the weather isn’t too hot or cold. The weather is perfect!

Jesus Denova
UFC Portland was an exciting event with many considering the main event a possible ‘fight of the year’ candidate. However, the opening fight on the main card was the debut of a future star. #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka was originally supposed to trade shots with #15 Sergio Pettis. However a week from the event Pettis pulled out citing a minor injury. With only a week left finding a late replacement seemed unlikely, then Brandon Moreno steps in as a huge underdog. Brandon was coming in against a possible title challenger in his first match, leaving him with nothing to little hope even the bookies had him as 5 to 1 underdog making him the biggest underdog on the card. Brandon had participated on UFC’s reality tv show “The Ultimate Fighter”, however was knocked out in the round of 16 by huge favorite Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno isn’t a full time MMA fighter as he makes piñatas when he is not training to pay the bills. When the bell rang Smolkas plan was evident, to stand and strike. Out of the blue Smolka hit a takedown on Moreno, which was the end as Moreno locked in a tight guillotine making Smolka tap 2:23 into the first round. You could see the joy in his eye as soon as Smolka tapped and during the post-fight interview even stating “I still can’t believe it.” The young piñata maker, now on the biggest stage of MMA putting on one of the best performances for a late replacement debutant. Later the UFC announced that Moreno had earned himself a 50k bonus for “performance of the night.” Moreno could be the next big Mexican star Dana White has been hoping for in order to expand MMA in Mexico just like boxing is.

Kelsey Grijalba
Today Monday, October 3rd I will be staying for key club with my sister, Alexandra and my cousin, Leslie is currently a senior right now, and my sister is a freshman. I’m in journalism class right now typing this blog. It’s due today. I’m excited for key club; we meet new exciting people. We do fun activities. I have to take $15 dollars today because instead of going to the homecoming, I’m going to Kings Dominion, I’ve never been there. I am very excited for King’s Dominion. I’m glad I get to go with my friends and my cousin. I also wanted to go out to eat with my best friend Belkis. Let me tell you about Belkis, she’s very stubborn, uncool, and boring. She enjoys to read depressing books like her life.
She’s a vegetarian , and she does not like the color pink. She likes the color black like her soul.

Belkis Gonzalez
Today is September 27, 2017. I’m currently in Journalism with Jenifer because Kelsey isn’t here today. I think she is sick so he she is not coming to school today. Mr. Hyde isn’t here either, which is weird because he’s always here. Most of the class is working on their article but I’m already done with it so I’m writing my blog. Today during my second block I took a test and that’s it. Then I went to fifth flex and we just talked about the presidential debate. People started arguing with each other so we changed the topic. After that we watched some clips from the debate and then we wrote our opinion on what we had just watched. When that class ended I came to this class and started working on this blog. Today after school I want to go get food but I don’t get paid until tomorrow so I won’t be able to buy food today, so I’m probably just going to take a nap after school. I’m excited for this weekend because I’m going to a quince, I haven’t been to a quince in almost two years so I think I’m going to have fun.

Eric Clark
I get that this website is for news and the school and for journalism but as a student in the school in the class of journalism, I’m required to do this blog as a grade, but I must be honest: this month has been horrible. A friend used me to distance herself from someone else and when they changed their mind they threw me to the curb. Another friend who was spreading rumors about me last year but was stopped by another friend, turns out, they have been spreading more rumors about me again. So now people who don’t even know who I am or what I look like believe things about me based off of what that one person said. I met someone new and I’m hoping they don’t betray me but my track record suggests otherwise. I’m sick of being used by others simply because it’s easy to do. I may have mental issues and I may be desperate for happiness but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to use someone. I’ve been hurt by people all my life and all I have left to say is this: if you don’t support me or my friends, if you don’t respect me or my friends, if you upset me or my friends, or if you use people or talk bad about people in any way, and you call yourself a friend, you are not. You’re barely even a respectable human being. Treat people how you want to be treated. Be respectful and be open-minded. People all around you have can serious mental and emotional problems and you may never know. Be careful what you say.

Chris Lopez
On August 20, 2016 an artist named Frank Ocean released his second studio album titled “Blond”. Everyone who is a hip hop and R&B fan were ready for this album to drop, because it has been four years since his debut album dropped named “Channel Orange” in 2012, which became a big hit, getting Grammy nominees and won for Best Urban Contemporary and music critics said they liked it. Before Frank’s second album dropped, his first album went back to top 10 on Billboard and was #1 on iTunes which proves his fans are loyal to him and his music. Now that his second studio album is out, all his fans were happy on that day when it dropped and became the number 1 trending topic for 3 days. Though most fans were talking about how good it was, some fans didn’t like it and said that it shouldn’t have taken 4 years to drop it. Before “Blond” dropped on a Saturday, the night before, Frank dropped a visual album which was him in a woodshop making beats, but at the same time it was his music playing in the background. The visual album was only available for Apple users which made Android users unhappy. Now that it’s available on Spotify, everyone’s happy and enjoying his music, and so am I.

Jesus Denova
Yesterday Wednesday 9-14-16 was group F's first game. It was headlined by Real Madrid vs Sporting Lisbon and Borussia Dortmund vs. Legia Warsaw. Dortmund put a beating on newcomers, Warsaw, with a hard 6-0 victory. The win was almost certain. In the first 17 minutes Dortmund was ahead by three goals, scored by Papastathopoulos and new signings Gotze and Marc Barta. This win answers many of the questions left by fans; could they still prosper after losing star Mkhitaryan and club captain Hummels? However Los Blancos game wasn’t as easy as Dortmunds as they barely won, scoring two well-needed goals in the final five minutes giving, them the win with a score of 2-1. It was quite a boring first half, neither of the teams having many chances. However the second half started much more exciting with Bruno Cesar of Sporting scoring in the 47th minute. Madrid clearly looked frustrated and weren’t playing well. After substituting Morata for Benzema and Lucas Vazquez for Bale things seemed to change for Madrid being more attacking and not afraid of pushing up further. Kroos came out for James at the 77 minute and they went up further ignoring their defense duties. After two close chances for Sporting Madrid took advantage of the counter attack and got fouled by the box. 70 yards away from goal on the 89th minute, Ronaldo scores a banger leaving the crowd nuts and glad the game didn’t end as a draw. But that wasn’t the end as only 3 minutes later James whips in a cross and substitute Morata scores a header to end the game 2-1. Dortmund and Madrid lead the group with 3 points each, Sporting in 3rd as they lost by 1 leaving them with a -1 goal differential, Warsaw lost with 0 points, a -6 goal differential.

Emmanuel Maldonado
Best Games Being Released As Of 2016:
To start off we are going to go with the 2 most popular games genres, Sports and FPS. As always every year every big franchise releases a brand new game trying to improve on their last game, not only new features but as well as in quality and how smooth a game runs. Last year Fifa did something that they have never done before and that is adding Women teams on the game and it got a really positive response. This year Fifa took another step forward in including as much variety as they can so they went and added J1 League and J1 League Cup to the game for the very first time ever. Speaking about first time ever they will also be doing something some thing very unique and that is playing as Alex Hunter in a story mode adventure to go pro and play for one of 20 Premier League teams. I personally never was a fan of this series but might play just for this story mode. Also another really big topic that has a lot of people excited but also worried. Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare this game has many mixed emotions, there are the ones who are very excited and can’t wait and there are those who can wait and would actually not buy the game. There are three sides to this in my eyes the “new” comers, the “old” players and people who follow what majority says. To set a scene for those who don’t know about this game. Call Of Duty is a game based about war, and a lot of older players like “classic” Call Of Duty where the warfare was boots on the ground but now Call Of Duty is taking a different turn and jumping to the future and adding jetpacks and running on walls all though this game (Infinite Warfare) doesn’t have wall runs it does come with a lot of “futuristic” features that people don’t like. The newer crowd is all for it and really enjoy this type of game because what they’ve played and gotten into more futuristic games. It is always mixed emotions for a new game but this year by far it is really negative and people jumped in on the crowd that just is hating on a game without voicing their own honest opinion. My honest opinion is that it is going to be very different in its on ways and I am honestly excited for this game. I have played this game for the past 5 years although it has been changing a lot I am open to change and I think that people just aren’t comfortable to change.

Belkis Gonzalez
Today is Thursday, September 15, 2016. I am currently in 4 block. This morning was very eventful. When I came to school the securities thought I didn’t have a parking pass so they were asking us to move the car. After they saw the parking pass they left. In my second block I took a test, it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. After the test my teacher asked me to help her with the next activity. The activity consisted of me watching a video she made and then explaining what I understood from the video. It was not hard. After that class was over I walked to my fourth block classroom. When I went to the classroom, my teacher called me to his desk so he could give me my badge because I missed last class. Today after school I want to go eat at olive garden with my friends but I think they can’t. It’s a tradition for us to go eat at olive garden every week. Even though we didn’t go last week because I had to work every day after school. I hope we get to go today because I’m hungry.

Megan Keyser
I’ve recently gotten a job at a daycare, and I absolutely adore the kids there. Since I’m under 18, I’m just an aide but that’s okay because that just means I have an excuse to play with the kids more! Right now, I’m in the classroom with the three year olds. Of course, I’ve already picked out my favorites. My most favorite little girl had a ladybug on her shirt when I first saw her. That’s when I knew we would be best friends. And of course, I’ve already picked out the little troublemakers that run around. This one little boy, I believe, is personally trying to torture me. He will constantly run away from every time it’s time to go inside. And yesterday he “happen” to wet his pants, and guess who had to clean him up? Yup. So, I hope soon I’ll be moved to the infant room. I hope this because the days that I finish early, I get to help out with the little babies. Every time this happens, my day gets a hundred times better. But for now, I’ll continue with my loud, annoying but so cute three year olds.

Eric Clark
I’ve had some sort of month. Lost a few friends, made a few more, all sorts of things. I met someone who I knew in middle school and our friendship grew, but within an instant the thought that it would get better disappeared. But that’s okay, because I have a new friend. She’s not exactly a “new” friend, but we didn’t really talk much until lately, but it’s actually going really well. She’s in my section in marching band as well so I get to spend a fair amount of time with her and she’s really interesting. Anyways, one of the bands I like, Memphis May Fire, announced another album not too long ago, and so far it’s really good. Honestly this year is the year for great new metal/metalcore albums but horribly horrible remakes of old movies and /or useless sequels, which I will actually be doing a news story on before the end of the month.

Kelsy Grijalba
Today is Tuesday. I just finished taking my senior pictures. I regret not paying for my other pictures but if they take pictures of you with your cap and gown, you only pay $20, so instead I just took my senior picture. I didn’t like my yearbook picture, but I can’t do anything about it anymore. I’m glad I’m a senior now, I want to join so many clubs. I’m thinking of trying out for the dance team in this school. It’s really difficult, but I’m trying my hardest. I really want to join this team, I want to do something I love and enjoy my last year of high school. I want to remember fun experiences from my last year of high school.

Jennifer Planas
Sunday, I got a new puppy he was 9 weeks old and my brother and I named him Billy. We got him thinking that Billy and my older dog, Gotti would get along but that didn’t turn out well. The first thing Gotti did when he saw him he growled and barked a lot but we thought it was just because he was jealous that we were giving him more attention and because he was a new member of the family. We let the first day pass by but then the next day Gotti got really mad that Billy was eating out of his bowl and he then bit Billy… we had to give Billy away but he’s still close to us because gave him to my aunt.