Is the tap water in Bangkok safe to drink?

Is the water in Bangkok bad for you? According to discoverbkk.com, Bangkok is a relatively safe and healthy place for visitors to travel to unlike many other less developed Asian cities. But this does not mean that the tap water is safe to drink, especially for visitors. The water is produced by the water authority in Bangkok and is perfectly drinkable when it leaves the plant, but after it will then travel through old, dirty, and broken pipes before it enters your tap.IMG_E9940

This is the reason it is unsafe to drink the contaminated water in Bangkok. If you ever happen to travel to  Bangkok you might happen to see the locals drinking tap water and thinking, “ Are you crazy?”. The locals have built up an immunity to the specific microbes in the Bangkok water that, us, as visitors do not have, so drinking the tap as a visitor is more likely to make you will then if you were a local. Your stomach will not be prepared for the foreign types of bacteria in the water, since they are different from the ones in the United States.

IMG_E9941You may wonder how would visitors stay hydrated when visiting if it is it safe to drink the tap water? Well according to discoverbkk.com, your best bet is to keep yourself hydrated by drinking bottled water rather than drinking tap water. Also, many apartments and high end hotels, guest houses, and hostels in Bangkok will have a filtration system and will have a card next to the sink to let you know that – that water is safe to drink. But bottled water is so cheap and more refreshing, most travelers tend to drink bottled water more so they don’t have to worry about getting a stomach bug that will ruin their trip and all their plans. In the end, there is little risk of becoming ill from indirect exposure to the water so showering and brushing your teeth is not going to hurt you, so please still do that!!

WCHS Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Schmidt

Mrs. Schmidt is a sophomore english teacher at West Clermont High School. She teaches English II and Act-Prep. I decided to interview her this week over last minute semester thoughts as well as going into the 2nd semester. Below are some of the questions I had asked.

Is this last week stressful? 

  • No, this last week has been good. The previous week was bad.

How do you feel about teachers giving students tests the last week of the semester? 

  • I am 100% all for it because I think it helps keep the students engaged the last week of the semester, it’s a good idea.

What kind of work do you usually give to students the last week of the semester?

  • I usually like to give something that allows students to gain credit, raise their grade, or allow students who are trying to raise their grade to passing.

Do students typically get lazy knowing it’s the last week?

  • Yes, or they become hyper and engaged where they start to look at any missing assignments they may find on Schoology. Usually, that’s the time where I get piles of missing work that students are frantically trying to turn in for full credit.

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WCHS Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Calton

West Clermont high school teacher spotlight winner is Ms. Calton!

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Ms. Calton has been a teacher for 11 years. She has known since high school that teaching was her dream job. She always loved being at school. She loved English class and was very skilled in the area. She also loves kids and knew she wanted to work with them! Ms. Calton wanted to do something with a lot of variety and she says that “-with teaching no day is the same!” Continue reading WCHS Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Calton

Houston Astros scandal and what is to come

The year was 2017 the Houston Astros just won the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers but they didn’t know what the road ahead was going to be like. This all started when Mike Feirs who was on this Championship team who is now on the Oakland Athletics said that they were stealing signs during the World Series. “The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal refers to a series of incidents where members of the Houston Astros baseball organization stole signs of opposing teams through means against Major League Baseball’s (MLB) rules. The story was originally reported by journalists Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drelich in The Athletic.” Since the beginning of the investigation there have been 3 coaches have been released and 1 General Manager , Aj Hinch(2015-2019) the Head Coach during the World Series run Boston Red Sox Alex Cora (2018-2019) the bench coach of the Houston Astros and Left Fielder Carlos Beltran (2019-2020) who was the Head Coach of the New York Mets. When they went back to the tape they were banging on a trash can in their dugout and the number of times they hit it determined what pitch it was.

The Bachelor Starts Again

The Bachelor is a Reality Show filled with drama, love and sometimes hate. The theme of the Bachelor is to have the guy finds the love of his life from picking through 30 girls. That he will meet and get to know them through dates and one on one time with all of the girls who either he finds interest in or if they win a date with him. The 24th season just came out on January 6, 2020.

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 The new season is set in Agoura Hills, in the Bachelor Mansion. The Bachelor this season is Peter Weber, he is a 28 year old commercial pilot for Delta Air lines. There are 30 girls this season are: Victoria P, Victoria F, Tammy L, Sydney H, Shiann L, Savannah M, Sarah C, Natasha P, Mykenna D, Madison P, Lexi B, Kiarra N, Kelsey W, Kelley F, Jasmine N, Hannah Ann S, Deandre K, Alexa C, Alayah B, Payton M, Lauren J, Megan H, Maurissa G, Kylie R, Katrina B, Jenna S, Jade M, Eunice C, Avonlea E, Hannah B. There are two episodes out already for this season.