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Mormon church

The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said that this previous Tuesday they had ended all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, ending a century old tradition deeply ingrained in the religious life of Mormon boys. The change will affect hundreds of thousands of Mormon boys in some 30,500 congregations worldwide. For over 100 years, the relationship between the Boy Scouts and the Mormon Church has been important to both groups. Any boy who is part of a Mormon congregation automatically becomes part of the Boy Scouts.

Draymond vs Charles

After game 2 of the western conference semifinals, Draymond Green grabbed the microphone after Golden State win with the score of 121-116 over New Orleans, and there was plenty of evidence that he was in no mood to back down from anyone’s challenge. The warriors forward had done head to head with Ramon Rondo just before halftime at the Oracle Arena. The pelicans point guard took after Draymonds “ words of wisdom” after warrior player, Klay Thompson, hit a buzzer beater three that gave them golden state a 58-55 lead at half. Draymond and Anthony Davis tumbled down the floor and Draymond performed he is act so well that he got the double foul. After the game, during the interviews, Charles Barkley made a comment about Draymond saying, “ I want to punch him in the face so bad”. Draymond also had something to say. “ I heard what he said. A lot of guys talk on Tv, stand behind a microphone and a Tv screen. The fact of the matter is if you feel that strongly about it, then punch me in my face when you see me. If you’re not going to punch me in my face when you see me and be straight up with it, then please just shut up. It’s no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen tweeting and saying useless crap like, ‘I’ll knock you out’, and you never see them in life. But he has seen me a bunch of times and he will see me again this year. Punch me in my face when you see me, or if not no one cares what you have done. You off and it is what it is. So if you aren’t going to punch me next time, then just stop talking about it. Period.” Obviously he had to voice his opinion about it and say all of that because it is useless crap. But other than that’s statement Draymond doesn’t care but he has the better stats and has been the Warriors best all around player during the postseason helping them for Stein curry return. “We love his intensity. He’s been playing amazing this whole playoff run, taking the challenge defensively who ever he is guarding, being an officiator on offense, knocking down shots, good shots. It’s fun to watch and when his emotions are like that and he’s having fun doing what he’s doing and that’s a big pick up for our team”, curry said about Draymond green.

Should we join the military?

Hard headed or strong minded Sometimes when you go into the military you need to be both. Going into the military affects you physically and mentally, it’s not an easy thing to do and it’s not for everyone. Some people known from early on in their life that want or are made to go into the military or the navy. While others parents kinda push them to go into the military or some type of service probably because they did and their parents did and they want the tradition or service to continue on.

Although some people join for expenses. For example full medical coverage for you and your family. Once you join the military and you become a member you receive immediate full health benefits for themselves and their intermediate family; not your long distance step cousin.

Another example would be college or skills and training. The military provides advanced technical training in variety of career fields. Also many military members are able to attend college that is usually paid for by tuition assistance. Some people go straight into the military after high school because they can’t afford schooling and need assistance so they join and receive the tuition assistance.

High school sports get dropped

Most people enjoy sports and going to the games and cheering on their favorite team. In high school when you can go the games and stand in your schools student section and yells cheers to the opposing teams student section, getting the gym or field all hyped up.

But imagine if it was all gone. Not like you graduate and your not apart of it anymore. Even if you graduate you can go to the games and enjoy them and still cheer. But what if high school sports were dropped? What would all the athletes do? Could you imagine losing the feeling of going to school sitting in class, all day anxiously waiting for the school day to end to go to your game. If school sports were dropped, kids would drop out of school. They wouldn’t see a point in coming. Some students get into colleges because of sports not because of academics.

Sports are extremely important in building your character, managing time, and building your work ethic. Some people wouldn’t mind if sports were dropped because they would get more time to do homework concentrate in school work, more free time after school. Honestly though more students would be affected by dropping sports.

Places to visit in Cincinnati

If you are at home and are always bored with nothing to do but you live in the Cincinnati area you can go out and do all sorts of things.

For example, you can go to the Cincinnati Art Museum. It features an unparalleled art collection of more than 67,000 artworks in the time span of 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the art museum also host several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. They have recently opened Rosenthal Education Center offers an immersive, hands on experiment for families. It’s a place for for the whole family to come to and have a great time.

Another place would be Newport on the Levee. It is a multi level urban retail entertainment center located on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky directly across from downtown Cincinnati. You can sit back and enjoy all the entertainment and new experiences. You can go to the arcade at Gameworks, you can go to the one of the best dining venues, you could go bowling at Axis Alley, the aquarium, or watch the beautiful sunset over the Cincinnati Skyline. All this and more are all at Newport and the Levee. Bring you family, bring your friends, bring your significant other and just have a night out.

If you are into history you might be interested in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It is perched on the north bank of the Ohio River. It celebrates freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, complete with inspiring stories and hands on activities. Even though the exhibits and programming, the Freedom Center offers and educational and inspiring experience for children and adults alike. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

The Creation museum is full of fun for the whole family. It is designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director. The Creation Museum presents a walk through biblical history in a state of the art 75,000 square foot museum. You can do a museum walk through, special effects theatre, Botanical gardens and petting zoo, all of which is included in the admission.

Another place to visit if you like history, is the The Ark. The Ark encounter is a full sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Stretching more than 1.5 football fields in length and higher than four story house. You will be shocked at how large it is. You can also visit the petting zoo, experience the themed restaurant and shop in the gift shop, it’s a family fun event.

Co-Ed sports teams

Most people play sports during their childhood and teenage years. But they don’t play co-ed, they only play sports with the people of their gender, girls with girls and guys with guys. A lot of people enjoy it and like playing with their gender but many of them never think about playing with the other gender and play co-ed. Most sports do not offer or have co-ed teams. Sexually segregated teams believe that female athletes don’t play as well as males. Laura Pappano believes that teams should be separated by skill and not gender. Assigning team membership based on skill levels allows teams to be more competitive and recognize the athletic skills of players is different genders.

For example, football, football is a sport that is played by mainly males with the exception of a few females on some teams. But those females had to figh Continue reading Co-Ed sports teams

Chloe Kim tweets while competing

On Monday, Chloe Kim won the women’s halfpipe gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but at some point during the competition she was tweeting about her cravings. Chloe Kim was already one of the most talked about athletes at the Olympics but then she won gold while tweeting and Twitter went insane. Before the Olympic, Kim’s twitter account hovered over around 10,000 followers. Until her event started Tuesday morning in South Korea she gained about 5,000 followers.

The 17 year old, American snowboarder went on Twitter Monday to share that she was craving some ice cream while on top of the snowy mountain in PyeongChang.

On Chloe’s first run she scored a 91.50 and then after tweeting about wanting ice cream she scored a 95.5 on her qualifying run, making her the top qualifier by a wide range.

Chloe’s tweets got a lot of attention but a lot of her followers and most of the were shocked she was even tweeting at all. One of her followers tweeted at her and said “‘HOW ARE YOU TYPING AREN’T YOUR HANDS COLD’”. But honestly how was she tweeting in 23 degree weather and it was probably even colder on top of the snowy mountain. Josh Billinson tweeted and said “ I’m nervous just watching the Olympics from 7,000 miles away and Chloe Kim is on top of the mountain tweeting about how much she wants ice cream.

Wanting ice cream is not the only thing Chloe Kim tweeted about. She also tweeting about her breakfast and said “‘ Wished I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry’”. But aren’t we all like this sometimes.

Besides ice cream and breakfast sandwiches, Chloe tweeted about eating two churros over the weekend, which is not only satisfying her sweet tooth apparently helped her calm her nerves. Clearly she has a winning strategy and she is only 17. In 2016, Chloe became the first person under age 16 to win three gold medals at an X games and the first woman to land back to back 1080 spins in a snowboarding competition. Not to mention she is the second person ever to receive a perfect 100 point score.

By the time everything wrapped up by 11pm, Twitter reported that Kim had been mentioned more than 150,000 times and had gained over 100,000 followers.

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.

NFL or NBA?

If your sitting at home on a rainy day with nothing to to do besides watch tv, which would you rather watch NFL OR NBA? It’s different for everyone, if you’re more into basketball then your would most likely prefer NBA but if you’re more into football then you would prefer football.

An anonymous person said “ I enjoy both sports, I used to play both of them. The NFL has too much controversy for my tastes. I do not not mind taking a knee to combat controversy. In fact, I applaud them for using their platform to voice very real concerns about the state of the nation. The media frenzy surrounding thats is dying down, but that in itself is not a knock on the NFL. The NBA boasts the best athletes in world in my mind. It’s not even particularly close. The NBA also has an excellent competitive balance. It may not seem that way with the Golden state Warriors or the Cleveland cavaliers poised to have a fourth consecutive Finals match up in 2018.

Brittany woods stated that she believes the “NFL is better because you get to watch people get hit hard and plumished to the ground. The NBA is only good to watch the it’s a close game, when someone gets their ankles broken or when there is an injury”.

From a recent survey it’s every 3 out of 5 that thinks the NFL is better to watch than the NBA. I tested this out with my family and it was correct ⅗ of my family members said NFL was better, this is not including me.

NFL is the most popular sport in America for at least the 30th straight year. That’s according to a survey taken this month by the Harris poll, which has been asking adults fans, ages 18 and over, about their favorite sports since 1985. But what do you think, which should be the most popular?

Gamers vs athletes

What do you like to do doing your free time, maybe play some video games? Picture being paid to play video games for a living, like how athletes get paid to play football, basketball, and any other sport. Wouldn’t that be something.

Would you consider playing video games as a sport? Most people would say no because you sit at home and just use a controller to move a person or object around and destroy, create, and kill. There’s not much to it. It’s not like you have to run a couple miles , make a ball go through a hoop while traveling at great speed, or hit a baseball pretty far to get a homerun or even get to a base. Continue reading Gamers vs athletes