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Flu Shot: Good or Bad

The flu shot is a nation wide shot given during the year. The shot is made up of dead viruses. The viruses themselves cant give you the flu. It is impossible to catch the flu  However, the shot can trigger a response to your immune system. So it can cause flu like effects and symptoms It can cause your muscles to feel very ache and a mild or low like fever. Unlike the shot, the naval flu vaccine has live flu virus. This intake of the flu shot still cannot give you the full blown flu, but its more likely to cause symptoms which can range from achy muscles to a mild fever and is more likely to last longer than the non naval shot. The naval shot is recommended to not be used by women that are pregnant or anyone not between 2-49.Image result for flu shots causing the flu Flu shots have been proven to be mostly harmless. Doctors studied and compared the flu shot to a (salt water) placebo shot, and the only effected difference between the two were that the flu shot area has some redness and sore around the penetration area. The people injected by the flu shot were not more likely to experience sore throat, runny nose, cough, aches or a fever that someone injected with the salt water shot would. Remember that flu viruses change every year so just because you got the shot last year, doesn´t mean you´ll be safe from the flu forever, or even the following year. Also just because you have gotten the flu shot does not mean there is a 100 percent chance you wont get it. But it does reduce the chances of getting the flu up to 90 percent.  You can still catch the virus. Sometimes it even lasts up until May that the flu virus would spread and as early as September. Another myth about the flu shot is that it causes autism due to the Thimerosal in the Image result for flu shots causing the fluvaccine. Studies have shown that the low dose of Thimerosal can not cause it and is harmless. So if you get the flu shot this coming flu season don´t blame the shot. Blame the germs in the air and all around you. Stay aware that you can still get sick and should take all precautions to avoid it. Wash your hands and santatize regularly. This is the best way to avoid the virus. Also make sure everyone else in the house gets there shots in time too!

Boy Killed in Accident on 275

On May 2nd a 4 year old boy was struck and hit by a car on I-275. Dawson Elder’s mothers car had broke down on the side of the bridge in Northern Kentucky. They were hit from behind and the family didn’t see it coming. His mother told press that he was her best friend. “He would tell everybody that ‘My mommy is my best friend.'” She would like her son to be remember as a fighter from day one, he was a miracle baby. He was a fun loving, skinny little blonde that could make anyone laugh.

His mothers tire blew out on 275. she pulled over to the side of the shoulder rim, and couldn’t get any farther over. The mother told police that Dawson was very upset because he had an accident from sitting there for so long. She was on the phone trying to get a hold of the tow truck while he was crying so she let him climb up front to where he could get out on the passenger side and shed hold on to him so he could use the bathroom. She had him in her arms with the passenger door opened. He was using the restroom when before she knew it they were rear ended and her son was ripped from her arms and they hit a wall. That was the last time she saw him.

Police arrived about the same time the father did. There 1 year one was in the backseat in a car seat with no injuries. The mother was rushed to the hospital due to being 6 months pregnant but the baby was okay. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash. Dawson had died on the seen and was loved and will be forever missed and cherished by family and loved once. 

Attorneys are gathering information on the accident for charges to be pressed or not to be. The other vehicle was changing lanes because of stopped traffic and hit the back of the car. The chief said it was one of the most severe scenes hes ever scene and all the deputies were offered counseling after witnessing it. A full and complete investigation is being conducted. to decipher between if this is an accident or a criminal crime. The funeral is being held on Wednesday, May 9th for the boy. The family and friends are very heart broken from this tragic loss.

Oklahoma Fire

In Viki Oklahoma, was hit hard in the fires which scorched nearly 350,000 acres of land. Two people were killed due to the fires and turned miles and miles of farming land blackened. When wildfires strike cattle lands like this, Its very expensive and a long list of needs to keep the lands nurtured and alive. Cows have to go to the vet a long with other farm animals. Barns have to be rebuilt, fences have to be put back up. For the ranchers whose land was destroyed by the fires they received cylinder bales of hay from all corners of rural america. The hay was also free and provided by complete strangers. The most urgent necessity is the surviving cattle need to eat. Last year after a extreme wild fire it left thousands of cattle dead and starving with no crop to eat from. So this year the words spreading a lot faster about the need of hay and the hay delivery kicks into gear. The word spreads around face book and the internet and before you know it everyone is sending hay to these hungry cattle. They came in by the truck loads. 

If the farms don´t receive enough bales, they will most likely have to sell there herds. They might not be able to feed the cows enough to gain weight. But not just are they receiving hay from around the US, they are helping each other out in there town. Farmers from a 100 miles away deliver bales and bales of hay to the grass less farm lands that were destroyed by the fires. Farmers told press how hopeless they feel and they are ready to give up on the herd. But when those men roll in with 64 bales of hay it gives them a little since of relief and hope. Convinces them that they dont have to give up and they have a chance to make the cattle strong again. Image result for oklahoma fire

Signs also are hung around the neighbor hood donating free food, free clothes and free care for the orphaned calves. Hay bales are also just stacked along sides of roads for anyone who might need them to take. Even though help is rolling in, farmers arent very quick to accept the helping hand and are wanting to get thru this on there own. Even when the flames have subsided the damage remains and the country notices the struggle they are going thru and are coming together to help them get thru this.

Exam Stress Relievers

First recognize when you’re feeling stressed. Are you feeling jittery, or clustered? Do you feel like you have to much on your shoulders and one more extended response question away from a mental breakdown? Here are a couple tips to help you relieve your end of the year exam stress. First don’t compare yourself with your peers or classmates. Just because it takes you longer to finish your test or to right your essays, or you just flat out cant right at the level they can doesn’t mean you’re not going to pass. Everyone learns at different levels. Pace yourself while testing and don’t feel the need to work faster just because everyone else around you is finishing quicker than you. Just do your absolute best that’s all that matters, not the kids across from you’s best. Another thing is to make sure you eat right. Brain food is number 1 when it comes too doing great on exams. Make sure you eat a nice easy breakfast and stay hydrated. Not only will it make you more focused it will keep you awake and give you energy during the testing time. Don’t forget to get good sleep during testing week. Being tired and dreary can be the worstImage result for exam stress thing while taking a state test. You have no energy to focus and think about the question if you stayed up till 3 am the night before. Make sure you go to sleep at a reasonable time that way you’re prepared to give 100% on your exams. Another thing is to not panic. Some people take these things a lot more serious than others. So avoid short breathes and over thinking and being negative. Take deep slow breathes and stay focused. relax and take your time. If you’re spending hours of your time trying to study and cram all the information you need in before the big day. try to add some extracurricular events into your schedule to relax yourself. Make a trip to the gym or be outside in fresh air with friends to get your mind off of all of the stress. If you are not very good at relaxing, try talking to someone or get a study partner to get thru the stressful time with together. Its best to get passed all of the stress before you get up to the big exam week and as long as you try your best and put in your all you will do great!

Shooting at YouTube HQ

Last Wednesday on April 4th there was a shooting at YouTube head quarters. A women named Nasim Aghdam was identified later after the shooting in Northern California. After the shooting occurred the women took her own life after shooting three people with a 9 mm handgun. She was found by police at the scene the said that it seemed she shot herself with a handgun. It is believed that the shooter knows at least one of her victims. not including the fourth person injured due to people running out onto the patio outside the campuses cafe. The motive of the shooter was unclear but they are sure its because she was unhappy with you tubes p Continue reading Shooting at YouTube HQ

Getting up to being in the NFL

For most professional players. the pathway for the NFL begins in middle school or junior high football teams. following that you’d attended high school football. You’d want to be on varsity that way coaches or colleges watching will have a better chance to know you. Once you finish high school you’d join a college football team. Keep in mind during all of this you’re maintaining good grades for colleges to also notice. Because without those high grades you wont have a very good chance of getting drafted. More than 1 million high school players try to be in the NFL and only about 300 NFL openings each year. The game is more about talents on the field its a lot of leadership skill and effort and a lot of pushing yourself more and more.It will take a lot of commitment and responsibility to get that far into the profession game from high school or middle school when you started. Continue reading Getting up to being in the NFL

Schools walk out

Thousands of students, all across the united states but no just the united states all across the world are standing up and protesting. On Wednesday students stood up for the 17 deaths that took place a month ago in Florida after a gun man shot up they’re local school at the Parkland shooting. The protest last 17 minutes and took place to put pressure on the goverment to approve stricture gun control. The first wave of student around are nation left class around 10 am. Also in Washington student gathered around the outside of the White House and protested, they all carried signs and had a peaceful protest. Most school encouraged the walk out and welcomed the idea of a walk out, like in New York where the school permitted kids to walk out with parents permission, thousands of students walked out and stood up and protested while other schools have threatened discipline and consequences if they attempt to protest at 10 like by suspension or marking the students as absence or having them participate in detentions, instead they will provide students with an opportunity to share there feelings about recent events that have taken place and allow them to speak about solutions they can follow in a constructive way.

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top 5 ways to get in better shape fast

  1. move around more and make yourself more active and involved.

Just the little things can help make you in better shape. Start by getting up and moving around as much as possible. Park in the back of the parking lot of the grocery store and play a couple games of street basketball with your neighbors. Jog around the block a few times when you have free time. Continue reading top 5 ways to get in better shape fast

Our New School

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Reese Massner

At our new West Clermont High school there is a lot of student traffic in the halls, new faces every way you turn, room numbers to memorize and work do get done. How are you taking in the transition? Are you overwhelmed and nervous about the upcoming year? Or are you thrilled about the combination of the two schools, new people and a new building? Click read more to see some students opinion about everything.

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