Uber Everywhere?

The app that allows you to find a ride anywhere by just simply ordering one off your phone and paying an affordable price is Uber. The game changing and trendy app has not only changed the game by making transportation more convenient and affordable, but it has also changed the economy. It has created more jobs for people and is almost the perfect side job. Uber drivers can choose their own hours, can make tips, and use their own vehicle.

However, Uber has also changed the economy by making it harder for the traditional taxi companies to compete with Uber and make money. Despite this, I personally like Uber, which lead me to look more into the cons of having this app. After just simply typing “Uber incidents” into Google, it popped up with about 647,000 results. After viewing about three websites, it was clear that there aren’t just a few cons but very serious incidents that have occurred.

One story from the Los Angeles Times was about an Orange County woman who was allegedly raped by her Uber driver. This wasn’t the only case of an Uber rape which was very surprising and unsettling. It made me realize how this affects students. A lot of students use Uber and other apps such as Lyft to get around due to the fact they can’t drive yet. This summer Uber just might be the biggest transportation for teens, but with these events happening, it’s so important to be cautious. When using Uber or Lyft be safe, and check out this article in USA TODAY: Safety Officials Recommend 4 Tips for Using Uber  

Crazy Heat Is Back

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The Crazy Heat is back, and we are baking like cookies an oven!

Since Friday night the weather started to get crazy hot.

Saturday was windy and cloudy. I started feeling the heat on Saturday night and had to turn on the fans in order to sleep.

Sunday was even hotter, approximately 88° with the heat constantly fluctuating. At night it was cooler, but I could still feel the miserable stalking heat.

Today, we are still being stalked by the crazy heat; it is going be 91°. Students should wear shorts and short sleeve shirts. Students should bring water bottles and stay hydrated. They should stay out of the sun as much as possible since we still don’t have our promised air-conditioning. When school is almost out, go to the beach; wear sunscreen; play in the waves—it’s free.

Kimbo Slice

Kevin Ferguson, also known as Kimbo Slice, was born in the Bahamas on February 8, 1974 until his death on June 6, 2016, and was a mixed martial artist. He was an undefeated boxer and an actor; he became famous for his mutual-combat-street fights which were spread across the internet.

Kimbo Slice left the underground street fighting scene and signed a professional contract with EliteXC in 2007. He competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, where he lost his first fight to series winner Roy Nelson. In his UFC debut, he fought Houston Alexander and won in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale.

From January 2015 until his death in June, Kimbo Slice was under a contract with Bellator MMA.

R.I.P. You were one of the best fighters around. Kimbo Slice, you will be missed.

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Choosing the Right College

After reading the Lancer Link article on choosing a college with the best fit, here is a quick summary.

Choosing the right college can be overwhelming like being in a chaotic rush hour traffic with bad drivers. Students will often become anxious and excited due to all of the majors, minors, and classes. Many students worry about the academic options at colleges. But students shouldn’t accept a college just because of the programs. The college/university that you choose will become your home for 4 years. The choice of college can become an investment in happiness. But don’t worry, here are some tips to help students choose the right college.

  1. Plan a College Visit: This may require extensive time and effort, but it will help students acquire information regarding their choices in college.
  2. Location: Pick somewhere enjoyable that promotes studying.
  3. Involvement: It is the key to success in the real world. Student organizations allows for active involvement; it provides a sense of belonging, opportunity to meet new people, and the camaraderie of working towards shared or personal goals.

Choosing a college may seem overwhelming at first, but if students break it down and stay informed, students will be able to cruise through the doors of their dream college.

For further information, click on this Lancer Link article.

Summer Break

Summer break is right around the corner, and if students are looking for some fun activities to do over break, they should visit Aquatica SeaWorld’s WaterPark. They are open from 10 a.m-5 p.m.

Students can go and relax in the lazy river, or they can ride the fun and exciting water slides. There is a section in the water park for little kids (if you have to take your younger siblings) that has two water slides and other fun activities.

If students buy their tickets now, students can pay for one day but go all summer season. A summer season pass is $44 for ages 3 and up. An adult single-day-ticket is $44, and a kid’s tickets, ages 3-9, is $39. There are many fun activities to do in this WaterPark; I only named a few.

Remember there are many other things to do during the summer just stay safe, hydrated, and have fun! 🙂aquatica

Boy Athlete of the Year

 

Sports are a big thing all around the world for all types of people. It does not matter what age you are, if you’re a female, or if you’re a male.

At Kearny High School, one of our student athletes, Takoda Browne (aka T.K.) was nominated as Student Athlete of the Year. The San Diego Union Tribune sponsored the contest and voting took place online. Three athletes were chosen as the top picks for student athlete of the year: T.J. Leaf, Foothills Christian High School; Mickey Moniak, La Costa Canyon High School; Takoda Browne, Kearny High School.

Congratulations to Takoda Browne for winning Male Athlete of the Year.

Takoda Browne is a senior who participated in football, basketball, and track. In the fall, he was a wide receiver for football. During the winter, he was a point guard in basketball. And in the spring, he was a runner and high jumper for track.

Portland State offered him a football scholarship. Takoda Brown attends Digital Media and Design (DMD) at Kearny High.

With all these sports activities, he is a busy person and student; however, he does maintain good grades.

 

The Woman

20160613_113153Hillary Clinton breaks the glass ceiling and makes history as first woman to be a major-party presidential nominee. Almost 100 years after women received the right to vote with the passing 19th Amendment, Democratic citizens have come together and have nominated her as the Democratic Party leader.

Sadly of all the Republicans out there, the Republican Party has chosen a trash talking Trump.

Our student poll shows that Hillary is the Kearny High School students’ choice for president.

I would have liked for Bernie to have won California, but since it looks like he is out, I hope Bernie continues to use his platform to put Donald in his place.

The Death Of A legend

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, was born on January 17, 1942 and died last week on June 3 2016 at the age of 74. He was a strong boxer and activist. Actually, he was the world’s greatest boxer. Ali was an Olympic Gold Medalist, a 3 time lineal heavyweight champion, and received the Presidential Citizens Medal, and he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His life affected millions.

We will miss him.

Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 12 he began training as a amateur boxer. At the age of 18 he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division, in 1960 at the Summer Olympics in Rome. Also in 1960, he converted to Islam. In 1964 he changed his name legally from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali because he said that it was he slave name.

 

Ali was married to Lonnie and had 9 children. His daughter, Laila Ali, was also a boxer. Ali was the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Ali fought 61 fights and lost only 5. One of Muhammad’s famous quotes is “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”

This quote has been an inspiration to me because everyone is always trying to change because of someone else. Rather than change like a flipflopping fish out of the water, people should discover who they are, and what they really believe in, while being proud of their heritage, their identity, and beliefs, and if they do need to change, change becoming a better person.

Muhammad was famous for many things not only boxing. He lived a long good life. Rest In Power, Champ: We’ll remember to “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!”

Earthquake…Did you feel it?

“Did you feel it?”

“I felt it.”

“…I didn’t feel it.”

This is the typical conversation we all hear in California.

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern California early Friday, leading people to think if there will be another one much harder. The earthquake hit around 1 a.m. according to the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). There was no reports of people being injured or any major damages. After the initial earthquake, about a dozen small aftershocks hit the area; the strongest after shock was a 3.8.

People in LA felt the shake, too.

I did not feel anything because I’m a heavy sleeper and don’t wake up that easily. Some of my friends said they did feel it, and they woke up.

‘Did you feel it?’

2016 Graduation

Sadly, graduation is for seniors only, as they receive their diplomas leaving their younger friends…behind. But enthusiastically, our early grad seniors flock back for the grand ceremony, diplomas, and celebrations.

There are so many ceremonies throughout San Diego county this time of year—and just like the spring scattering of purple Jacaranda blossoms—the thrown-graduations caps will joyfully drift downwards announcing the end of our seniors’ youthful spring, as they commence the summer of their adult lives. Congratulations to all the seniors for their hard work during their four lengthy years of high school.

Kearny high schools graduation is on the Summer Solstice: the last day of school: June 21st. The ceremony begins at 5:00, and there is not an official set ending time.

Congrats to all the seniors who made it to the end and plan on carrying their educational journey into college.

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Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission usually announces at least one product recall daily. Sometimes they go unnoticed by consumers; other times, buyers are injured-or worse. There are 10 notable product recalls ranging through the years 1978-2016. Here is a description of a few of those recalls.

  • Ford Pinto (1978): Fuel tank caused fires after collisions, 7 deaths and 24 injuries.
  • Fitbit (2014):10,150 injuries related to skin rashes, and Fitbit recalled 1.1 million Fitbit Force Wrist fitness trackers after some buyers had allergic reactions to the materials.
  • Hoverboards (2016): Fire risk incidents are not tallied yet, but currently, there are at least 52 Hoverboard related fires.

There are probably a thousand more recalls that have happened in the past and may happen in the future. So, remember to always be aware of all recalls because it might just so happen that you have one of the recalled products.

Gun Shooting In UCLA

Currently in today’s days, guns have become a big issue. Threatening public lives either at a store, home, or at school. On Wednesday, June 1st there was a shooting on UCLA campus. The gunman was a student who had attended UCLA. It was around 10 A.M. when the shooting occurred. Students and Staffs were running down the hallways in search for safety. All students, teachers, and staff members were under locked down. This lock down took about two hours until the police officers gave the all clear. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
Later it was said it was a murder-suicide involving two men inside an engineering building near the south side campus. The shooting victim was William S. Klung: an associate professor at UCLA, father of two kids, and a Little League Coach. After the shooter murdered the professor, he took his own life.

San Diego Zoo

Last Thursday, May 26th, The School of International Business (SIB) and Digital Media Design (DMD) went to the San Diego Zoo. We left campus at about 9:40, and we arrived at the Zoo at about 10:00. At 11:45 we had to meet up again by the buses.

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My friend Ulises, Victor, Adalberto, and I grouped up, and we got lost for a while enjoying the park while exploring. When we asked a zoo-staff member where we were–and where we could find the pandas because Victor promised his little cousin he would take a picture of the pandas, the elephants, and the tigers–the lady zoo-staff guided us towards them and gave us a friendly map. Finally, We were able to fulfill Victor’s promise.

We were also entertained and excited by the fact that we saw a cheetah, elephants, tigers, monkeys, kangaroos, etc. that we did not realize what time it was. So, we started walking towards the exit at 11:30, we didn’t make it on time but we got there safe and sound.

Maned “Wolf”

One of my favorite animals is the wolf. Another one is a wolf that is not a wolf. It is called the Maned Wolf. The Maned Wolf is an ancient species; 4-million-year-old fossils have been found. It is like a fox on stilts. This animal has a confusing name; it is not a wolf, a dog, a jackal, or a fox. The Maned Wolf is a unique kind of canid. Most canids live in packs, but the Maned Wolf is solitary. It communicates with others mostly by smell, not face to face. The Maned Wolf is a very confusing creature; it looks like so many different canids, and its name is even confusing. Even though it is very confusing, the Maned Wolf is a very unique canid.

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Koalas

SIB and DMD went to San Diego Zoo last Thursday during SBAC testing.

I saw one of my favorite animals, the koalas. They are from Australia. The zoo has a wonderful exhibit with lots of eucalyptuses for them to eat, climb, and live in. They are gray with big black noses on their sleepy faces and chubby and fluffy bodies, and those features make them look so cute.

It wasn’t the first time I saw koalas. But every time I see them, they are always sleeping. They usually sleep between 18-22 hours a day. I looked up the reason online after I went home. The explanation is that they sleep a lot to conserve energy as their diet requires a lot of energy to digest.

The experience at the zoo was awesome. I hope we have a chance to visit the zoo again.

Panda and Elephant

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Students were getting ready at 9:15 a.m to get on the buses. We arrived at the Zoo at 10:00. Teachers gathered the students once we arrived to give them instructions on where to meet. Then once we were in the park, the students were set free and left to wander and explore the park before meeting up again at 11:45 a.m to rush back for lunch at Kearny.

One of my favorite animals was the Panda. When I arrived to the Panda section there was a big line. When it was my time to see them, the Pandas were sleeping. Another animal I saw was an elephant. They were first feeding the elephants when I passed by, and then, they set him free to play with the other elephants.

Memorial Weekend In 2016

Over this Memorial Weekend, it seemed all of social media payed their respect to all those who sacrificed their lives in defending our country by posting, tweeting, and snapping about how grateful we are for those who served. The holiday is important to many for, over the centuries, many Americans have lost their lives and have lost loved ones in defense of our freedom and liberties.

Although this weekend it was pointed out how this holiday off from school and work is being used as a time for mindlessly partying, getting drunk, and have a fun time. People are ignoring the actual purpose and meaning of this honorable holiday. Some on social media were upset about how Memorial Day is marketed to sell alcohol, bonfire and party materials, even sell furniture and cars with Memorial Day sales, and to announce the “start of summer.”  It’s completely understandable that this holiday is being used as a national party day and causes some disappointment to many.

And remarkably, it was also pointed out how the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, is “celebrated” by hundreds and thousands of Americans who can not tell you the meaning of the holiday. Cinco de Mayo is similarly alike to Memorial Day, where this day is to celebrate the Battle of Puebla which was an unlikely victory and triumph against the French. It’s often confused with Mexican Independence Day even by people who celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Here, in the U.S., it looks like Cinco de Mayo is almost celebrated by everyone but Mexicans, so as Americans have adopted this holiday they have also turned it into a day to wear fake mustaches and sombreros then go out to bars and partying like there is no tomorrow. There is no real celebrating of the history of Cinco de Mayo, but that doesn’t seem to upset many, unlike how people are upset about how Memorial Day is being milked. 2 journalism

ZOO

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SIB freshmen, sophomores, and seniors went on a field trip to the zoo on Thursday during the junior’s testing period. We left school at about 9:40 a.m. and arrived at the zoo at around 10:00 a.m. My sister, a friend, and I walked around looking at some of the animals like the turtles, flamingos, and goats. We became lost trying to look for the giraffes since we weren’t using a map to get around. We had to move fast if we wanted to get to see all the animals because we only had 2 hours in the Zoo. When our two hours were up, we never got the opportunity to see the giraffes.

Beyoncé In San Diego

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Beyoncé came May 12th for the first time since 2007 when she sold out Valley View Casino. Now, Queen Bey has achieved selling out Qualcomm Stadium, home of the Chargers. Her concerts are exciting to many because of her millions of fans that have been waiting for her to return.

Thursday night was an absolutely amazing performance. One student, Paul Bernal, described the concert as amazing and intense. He said you could feel the vibration of all the noise of the fans singing along and “Qualcomm felt like it was shaking.” Another student, Shamari Peek, said “Everybody was dancing and singing the words, and she has such a strong voice, and to hear it in person, it is such a blessing because you can basically feel her influence in the stadium.” I asked if you had to describe the show in one word; she chose the word iconic. She told me “because her speeches were moving and embodied the whole movement of loving yourself and others.”

So just like expected Beyoncé put on a beyond stunning show with a positive message.

San Diego Zoo History

The San Diego Zoo has now been open for a century. Looking back now, the zoo has changed dramatically. The San Diego Zoo went from zero to hero. Now they are saving many animals every year. The San Diego Zoo used to be just a plot of land, but now it has thousands of unique animals, rare species, many shops and a few rides.

The San Diego Zoo has come a long way since 1916, and will continue to remain a part of what makes living in San Diego so special.

What makes the San Diego Zoo so special to me is because I love animals and I also love going to the San Diego Zoo. My plans for the future is to major in Zoology and become a zoo keeper because I want to help save the animals, I also want to be a part of what the zoos do.Because of this, I am thinking about working at the San Diego Zoo after college. I know that I won’t be going to college any time soon, but it is best to plan ahead. Because I am planning ahead, I will be able to achieve my goals more easily.

Mother’s Day on Tuesday

“Feliz día de las madres, Mamá”

Mother’s Day was on Sunday May 8, 2016 this year. For Mexicans, it’s celebrated on May 10. The first official Mexican Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 10, 1922. This celebration soon took on religious undertones. The church organizes a special mass dedicated to mothers. Early in the morning in Mexico people may play a famous song called “Las Mananitas” which is used for special day like today. Traditional Mexican foods are made, like “Tamales,” and a drink similar to hot chocolate called “Atole” is served throughout the day. Children give presents to their mom in admiration for all they have done and sacrificed.

Even though Mother’s day comes once a year, don’t forget to appreciate your mom, 💋 daily.

Energy Conservation Competition

lazyToday is May 3, 2016, and it is the last day for the energy conservation competition. Thanks to all the students and staff that participated because Kearny High School did really well. Out of the 41 schools participating and competing, Kearny High School placed second. This year’s champion was Encanto Elementary School, but we all championed a cause: saving energy and our environment.

This competition has been going on since April 13th, and since that day, Patrick Henry has been trying to beat us. In last year’s competition, we beat them by 1%.

Hopefully, next time we will get first place. Kearny House of Pain (KHOP) knows We only have one planet (WOHOP)!

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4th. It is jokingly said: “May the fourth be with you!” This references the popular phrase in Star Wars: “May the force be with you”. The phrase “May the fourth be with you” was first used by Margaret Thatcher’s political party to congratulate her on her election on May 4th, 1979. The first celebration of Star Wars Day was at the Toronto Underground Cinema in 2001. Star Wars Day is also on May 5th and shares the day with Cinco de Mayo. It is a day reserved for those who celebrate the “dark side.” It is jokingly said: “Revenge of the fifth”, in reference to the title of the third Star Wars film Revenge of the Sith. “Revenge of the fifth” is sometimes celebrated on May 6 because some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo first. Star Wars Day is held over a two day period making the fun last longer. So get ready Star Wars fans because Star Wars Day is just around the horizon.

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Star Wars Posters

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Blossoming into The Pep Rally

This Friday was our spring pep rally! As students know, the school year is slowly but surely coming to an end and this was our last sport’s pep rally, making it very special for senior athletes. Each class had an assigned flower corresponding with their class color. Which were purple, pink, yellow, and blue. The pep rally was a great time. It included games, fun music, a dance crew that came out to perform, and the student dances. Congrats to all the spring sport athletes for a great season and to the seniors.

 

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