Getting your license 101

As teenagers gain life experiences and explore their lives, one major thing that can open up many freedoms as a teen is getting your license. Driving can be a scary thing, and taking your drivers’ exam can be nerve-racking, but as long as you prepare yourself properly you’ll do just fine. Here are the steps to getting your license as a teen.

indie music

What Exactly is Indie Music?

Originally, independent music, often referred to as indie music, is music produced independently from commercial record labels, a process that sometimes includes a “do it yourself” approach to recording and publishing. The term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. The term “indie rock” became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. Initially, the term “indie” was used for British-based music, while “alternative” was used for American, but over time the two have become fused together.

Flu Shot Mismatch

The flu is on the loose! Many children and even adults are coming down with this terrible illness. Why? Well, many people are saying that it’s because of the flu shots they are receiving this year!

“This years’s flu vaccine is ‘not a very good match’ for a common strain of flu that’s especially tough on children, according to the nation’s top infectious disease doctor.” (Cohen, CNN News) When people get the flu shot, normally they are injected with a little strain of the flu so that their body can fight the virus in case it reappears. However, this year’s flu vaccine is said to be ineffective for the current strain. This being said, take yourself and your child to be injected. “The vaccine is a 58% match for B/Victoria (another name for the flu).” (Cohen, CNN News)

That 58% match reduces the likelihood of contracting the flu. “It could help protect them from getting so sick that they develop life-threatening complications, Fauci said.” (Cohen, CNN News) For any parent, that is the most important thing to them, keeping their child safe and healthy. However, some parents believe that having their child receive the flu shot is unnecessary.

Why do they think like that? Well, there are 4 reasons behind this. “Religious reasons, personal beliefs, or philosophical reasons, safety concerns and most importantly a desire for more information from healthcare providers.” (McKee, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) Those are all valid reasons, but if it were a drug that were to save everyone from a disease that’s killing millions, would the parents still not let their children or even themselves receive it? There is always a possibility that can happen. But the smart thing to do would be to get the injection.

The flu is mostly likely to occur in the winter and that’s why most pharmacies are always flooded with people trying to get their vaccines. If more people were to start getting their flu shots, “the shot will likely prevent infection with the other strain of the flu that’s out right now.” (Cohen, CNN News) Scientists typically try to work on matching the strain in spring so the vaccine will be available to people who want to receive it in the winter. “This year’s match to the H3N2 strain of the virus is only 34%, which Fauci called a ‘poor’ match. But it’s not very consequential, since there’s been little H3N2 this flu season.” (Cohen, CNN News) In conclusion, it’s important for you to get the vaccine when it’s readily available.

5 College Football traditions

College Football throughout the years has had some traditions that schools tend to do during the football season. Since this is the 150th year of college football we are going to look back some of traditions of college football. The first ever football game was between Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey which is known as Princeston today. Here are some common college football traditions:PAGE BREAK

Should Cyberbullying be Taken More Seriously

Social Network has opened a window of opportunities for everyone who uses it. Now that we have social media it is as easy as a swipe of a finger to get a hold of a long lost friend, plan a birthday, and finish 24 levels of Peggle Blast, all in one sitting! But there is quite a lot of negative activities occurring thanks to the internet. Continue reading Should Cyberbullying be Taken More Seriously

Taal Volcano Erupts In Philippines

This past Sunday, the city of Manila was told to evacuate immediately after their thought to be dormant volcano, Taal erupted. The capital of the Philippines, Manila and other little cities surrounding it is consisted of roughly a million people. All of the people were expected to evacuate from their houses, leaving everything in the path of the volcanoes eruption.

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West Clermont Levy

You may have heard that there is a new levy being placed in the March ballot for West Clermont Local Schools. The vote will have a huge significant impact directly on the students and teachers at West Clermont. There’s not a single member of the family of schools that won’t be affected. So, here’s what will happen to the parents, teachers, and most importantly, the students if the levy doesn’t get passed.

Top College Football Teams of 2019

The 2019 College Football Season just ended last December with a total of 130 teams that competed for the highest ranking. In this article, I list and explain the top ranked college football teams of the 2020 season. (https://www.espn.com/college-football/rankings).

Louisiana State University Tigers Football ranked number one last year. With a cumulative score of 15-0 wins, they did not lose a single game they played. Including their 7-0 home and 5-0 away games. And because of all their wins they managed a score a 1550 points, the highest out of all other college football teams.

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