There’s no doubt that over the years country music has taken a contemporary shift. From the beat, to the lyrics, to the music itself, everything has seemed to change in one way or another. Although, it’s still a salient music genre favorited by many. Here are, in my own opinion, some of the best recent country music out as of November 2019:
The Academic Quiz Team is one of the more unknown sports in Winter. But, like all other sports, there’s a coach, JV, and Varsity Players. So, I’m going to interview the coach, Dr. Satrain, a JV player, Leah Nolan, and a varsity player, Kiersten McCoy, to learn a little bit more about the West Clermont Academic Quiz Team.
1. What is the hardest thing you guys do in practice? Probably our screen series drill because it requires a lot of movement and knowing your spots and position to be in as well as communication.
2. Who are you most excited to play and why? Milford and Ursuline because girls from my AAU team play on those teams.
3. What is your favorite thing about basketball and why? The adrenaline i get from it and the way i can think and see things because it makes me like it so much more .
4. Who on the team pushes you the hardest? Probably Courtney because she is normally who i guard and she is a very aggressive and well skilled player so she’s good competition.
5. What types of drills do you guys do in the practice? A lot of drills to do with our offense and screen and roll things as well as defensive drills to help with our communication and movement on the floor.
Rapha house is international safe house for children who have been sold into sex trafficking all around the world. There mission is to try and stop sex trafficking all around the world. Rapha house knows as Rahpa International now because they have saved a bunch of children from sex trafficking and bringing them to the safe house all around the world.
Rapha house was founded by Stephanie Garman Freed, Stephanie founded Rapha International in 2003. Her father challenged her to research the issue of Human Trafficking in Battambang Cambodia. 15 years later after her research Rapha International became a safe house for children survivors of Human trafficking.
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Music has always been a large part of culture. Pop music has been one of the most popular. It’s most of what is heard on the radio and a lot of the current most popular musicians play pop music. In 2019 some of the most popular pop singers were Ariana Grande, releasing her “Thank U Next album” and singing in single, “7 Rings”. Many of her songs encompassing messages of women independence and upbeat breakup songs.
Ed Sheeran, a British songwriter and singer had very many popular songs, this year he has changed his style. He’s been collaborating with rap and rock writing, incorporating more genres into his songs. His music still has a pop feel to it, just with a little jazz to it. He’s released the songs Beautiful People, Cross me and many other singles. He also released the album No.6 Collaborations Project. (Hit “2” to read more)
We’ve all heard about them, but why is this anti-vaccination movement such a big deal? Well, Anti-vaxxers anti-vax because they have lost trust in the government, pharmaceutical companies, and the overall healthcare system. They do not believe the claims and that vaccines do indeed cause long-term problems for their children. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, in the first three months of 2019, cases of measles increased by 300%. They were down to around 100,000 in 2017 worldwide and are now over 120,000 worldwide in just the first three months.
The 30 year tradition of the Cincinnati Zoo winter festival Opened for the season on Saturday, November 16th! The Festival of Lights is the largest holiday light display in Cincinnati. Visits with Santa begin at 4 pm and the lights begin at 5 pm. Continue reading Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland
Gymnastics has always been a fun sport both for the athletes and spectators watching the sport. However, there are a bunch of risks that come with it. With constant flips on a floor and the beam, the risk for any injury is possible.Even the uneven bars can be dangerous. How? Well the high bar is set to be around 8 feet high. That’s a pretty good amount of height off the ground. With a fall it can really injure someone or maybe even result in death.
Unfortunately, an uneven bar accident did result in a young woman’s death. College gymnast Melanie Coleman died with a fall off the uneven bars during one of her regular practices. “Melanie Coleman fell during a routine exercise on the uneven bars Friday, university spokesman Ken Sweeten said.” (Smiko-Bednarski, CNN News)
But, what many people were shocked when the news broke was how an experienced gymnast could have fallen to her death on the uneven bars. It’s such a rare death in gymnastics but it has happened before about 31 years ago with a gymnast by the name of Julissa Gomez. She had an accident on the vault and she became paralyzed. “She died of complications from her injuries three years later.” (Smiko-Bednarski, CNN News) Many gymnasts suffer from injuries every year, and what needs to happen is to propose prevention strategies so the number of gymnasts that are getting injured each year can be reduced or so it is less likely to happen.
Melanie had her whole life planned out while she was in college. She planned on being a nurse when she graduated and working as a part-time gymnastics instructor for little kids. This whole accident was very painful for the Coleman family but they still try to keep their spirits high just like Melanie always did. “They are confident that her spirit, laughter, and humor will live on through the ones who loved her most, as well as through the gift of life to those who needed it most through organ donation.” (Smiko-Bednarski, CNN News)
Many people looked up to Coleman because she was a person who inspired many people. She had the personality of someone who had an extraordinary quality that everyone wanted. Even in the gym, she was considered a leader. “To her, it wasn’t about trying to get a better score. What made her a great gymnast is also what made her a great person, Alberti said. She had a desire to help everyone around her.” (Smiko-Bednarski, CNN News) By her having that caring personality, it really made everyone she taught in the gym feel one of a kind.
With the Boy’s Volleyball season beginning in a couple months, I’m going to interview the coach, Sarah Bryant, a Varsity player, Kyle Rees, and a JV player, Spencer Bove to see what we should expect this year from the team as a whole and the specific individuals being interviewed.