The new Snapchat update

Snapchat has released a new update which is proving to be very annoying for many of the users. It’s includes a lot of new features. In a blog published last year, Snapchat said the update was designed to separate content produced by friends and professionals. “‘ Until now, social media has always mixed photos and videos from your friends with content from publishers and creators’, it wrote”. Chats and stories from your friends can be viewed by swiping left, while stories from publishers, creators and the community can be viewed on the discovered page that you swipe right to get to.

The friends page has also been redesigned to make it more dynamic, so that the friends you talk to the most will be easier to find rather than seeing the people that you don’t really care for.

4 out of 10 people have recently deleted snapchatted because of the new update. People are complaining about “complicated” the new update is to use and control. They complain about how the new update is too cluttered and is just plain out “annoying”. Chloe Lehn said “ I hate it, I miss the old Snapchat and it’s really hard to view stories that I actually want to see now , I don’t understand why Snapchat would change their whole setup when it was fine the way it was and everyone loved it. The only thing we actually want back is when you can see each other

best friends and maybe some other stuff but not a change in the whole layout, there was no point”. Alli Rorrick agreed with Chloe and said “ The new Snapchat update ‘sucks’ and they should’ve kept the snap stories apart of there snap. I wish they added the best friends list; where you can see your friends best friends”.

Many people have tried to reverse the update by deleting the app, going to settings and turning off the automatic update and then re downloaded the app. If this happened to work, it would only last for about an hour or maybe even less than that.

Also many people on Twitter have been trying to direct message Snapchat and ask for the update back for a certain amount of retweets. Snapchat did fortunately reply to the direct message and said “We have heard a lot of complaints about the new Snapchat update so why don’t we say 50,000 retweets and we will think about a new plan for Snapchat”. So in the the future we can maybe see the Snapchat that almost everybody loved or we will have to unfortunately stay with this recent update.

Parkland Shooting

On Thursday at Stoneman Douglas High School, a 19 year old former student is suspected for gunning down at least 17 people. This massacre has now become one of the top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. Seventeen people were killed, more than a dozen were injured, five with life-threatening wounds.

Nikolas Cruz had been expelled from the school for unspecified disciplinary reasons, formerly described as a loner by one of his classmates. It is believed that to get a higher death rate, the suspect pulled the fire alarm to draw people out. Students had said they had a fire drill earlier in the morning so they thought it was strange when the alarm went off for a second time. The shooting occurred around 2:20 pm and lasted for several minutes. Cruz was armed with a AR-15 style rifle which was purchased legally and no laws were violated in the purchase of this weapon. According to a US official briefed on the investigation, the suspect bought the firearm in the last year and passed the background check to make the purchase of the gun.   

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Lonzo Ball Will Become a Father

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The Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball, is now facing bigger issues than the Lakers line-up, a kid on the way. The professional basketball player’s girlfriend is supposedly four months pregnant with their first child. The two have been together since high school at Chino Hills in California. The rookie is only twenty years old. They are unsure whether they will be welcoming a baby boy or a baby girl but they know that it is a healthy baby. Big Baller Brand’s next step will be launching a new baby apparel line. The couple will welcome the new baby in the summer of 2018.

Denise Garcia, the guards girlfriend, was also a high school athletic star. She was a star midfielder for Chino Hills High School varsity soccer team. She ended up in the NCAA as well as her star boyfriend and went on to play soccer for the women’s soccer team at the University of California, Riverside. After finishing her college soccer career, the midfielder came back to CHHS to help coach the team.

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Chinese Police Use Recognition Software in Sunglasses to Apprehend Criminals

When we see cool technological advances in things such as movies and other media, it’s no wonder why we see these as a great model for what we want the future to be. However, the future may finally be starting to catch up. If you heard there were glasses that could potentially be used to identify people and help stop crime, wouldn’t you think it was the premise of some weird sci-fi film? Well, as it turns out, Chinese police may be turning that strange image into a reality.

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Racism Stand

On February 7th at Walnut Hills Senior night the girls Loveland and Walnut Hills took a stand against racism. During the National Anthem the teams locked arms and held hands as a stand against the February 2nd game where a person yelled racist insults. The coaches had decided to show unity at their game and decided on this.

You have to give the team credit for doing something as good as this, both the coaches have said they are in unique situations. Loveland’s coach Darnell Parker is a black man coaching a team that is mostly white. Where Walnut Hills coach Adam Lazar is a white male coaching a mostly black team. After the game both coaches left the game proud of what they did and what their team did, as they should be. Darnell Parker said “You can’t solve problems with division. You solve problems by coming together and uniting.” At times like this where people think it’s hilarious to be insulting to people because of the color of their skin people need to hear that.

A lot of coaches think they are only supposed to teach on the court but not off. Which is wrong the whole point of a team is to stand up for each other and to have their back. Not just to pass so they can score. Darnell and Adam decided they wanted to teach their girls more than basketball. They want to teach them what is right and what is wrong. That you can’t be mean to somebody just because of skin color, because they might be the nicest person you will ever meet. Hopefully other teams will follow this lead and have all players come together because the National Anthem is suppose to honor this country not tear it apart. The idea of both teams together should have been thought of long before this. We all live in one country but one race is shot down because of the color of their skin.

This world needs more people who will do something like this. To open up peoples eyes so they realize what is coming out of their mouth. A lot of people think it is funny to yell out racial slurs or to constantly make jokes about it. Sooner rather than later they will find out that it won’t make them cool. Why is all of a sudden racial slurs are coming back this strong? Have the people that are yelling this stuff probably don’t even know what it means. So good job Darnell Parker and Adam Lazar for thinking of an idea to show unity and to teach your girls what being an actual person is about.

Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Face Masks

The new Dr. Jart’s Shake and Shot rubber face masks are finally out. These masks were just released a little over a week ago and take on a “DIY” feel as you mix the ingredients before applying. They are described as a “cream-to-sheet” mask and go on with a spatula (that comes with the mask) and peels off as if it is a sheet mask. These rubber masks are actually quite frequent in Korean beauty and spas. It is said that these “cream-to-sheet” masks are made to be more penetrating to the skin, reaching into the pores and skin in general than most sheet masks, as well as face masks in general. Due to you mixing the ingredients makes the masks more fresh and better for the skin. Continue reading Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Face Masks

The Best Workout Plan for Bigger Arms!

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  Men and women of all ages strive to get bigger arms, although many can succeed in creating large muscles through supplements like creatine, many also fail or create muscles imbalances. Today you will learn how to create bigger arms for beginners without the need of supplements as well as learning to create well developed muscles.

When starting your workout, you will need to stretch out and allow your muscles to lose any tightness. Then you are going to start the first exercise of six different exercises. The first exercise is Continue reading The Best Workout Plan for Bigger Arms!

Cape Town Dangerously Close to Running Out of Water

Cape Town, South Africa is dangerously close to becoming the first city in the world to run out of water. “Day Zero,” a term coined by the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, is predicted to arrive sometime between April and May. This is the day when the Theewaterskloof Dam — alone responsible for more than half of Cape Town’s surface water supply — will finally run dry, and the taps will officially turn off. Continue reading Cape Town Dangerously Close to Running Out of Water

Nick Foles vs Tom Brady

How did the quarterbacks from both teams hold up in the biggest game of the year? The “GOAT” vs the “Underdog” in a clash between two of the best teams in the nation. Who came out on top? Who did you vote for? Who is still the fan favorite? Lets dive into the stats behind the two QBs from this past Super Bowl Sunday’s game.

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