Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What doesn't kill you makes you stonger !

Have you ever had someone want you to fail?
Have you ever had someone do everything they could to make you give up ?
If you have ever seen the movie miracle on ice, you probably remember the scene where the coach continues to send his players down the ice doing sprint and sprint. Well that's basically what my practice looked tonight haha. Yesterday we lost our game 5-0. And honestly I played like crap as did many of my teammates. And as punishment my coach felt the need to make us run 100 yards ladders stopping at every 5 yards, a North Carolina, and many other drills. And one of his motivates of to see if anyone would quite. And honestly I was thinking about. That's something that I have only ever wants thought about in my whole time playing soccer. But I didn't. I did not want to give him the satisfaction of knowing that he beat me. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and push through the pain. Not everyone in the world is going to be rooting for you. In fact many people will be rooting against you, hoping at any given moment that you will make a mistake. This reminded me of Kelly Clarkson's most recent song "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger", and I think the song explains it perfectly. Never let anyone stand in your way of getting to what you want, not even yourself. The people that take each negative comment and turn it into something fuels them to be better are the people that are going to succeed in life. And I want to be someone that everyone looks up to and someone who stands out among the crowd.

Top Ten Most Annoying Facebook Statuses

After logging into Facebook and looking at my News Feed for a couple minutes, I decided to compile a list of the worst statuses, in my opinion, that people post.

1. Complaints:
"OMG, my feet are killing me! I had to walk ALL the way home! I swear, two blocks is A LOT!"
"So much homework :/ I think my hand is going to fall off. It's already cramping and I'm not even half way done!"

2. Forever Alone:
"While everyone else is finding love, you know, I'll be at home snuggling with my cat."
"I guess I'll never get a girlfriend."
"I hate seeing couples around school, it just reminds me that I'll never have a boyfriend.."

3. I <3 my bf/gf:
"My boyfriend is the sweetest! He bought me my favorite candy and soda and picked me up this morning! <3"
"Had the best day with my girlfriend today! She's amazing!"
"OMG he is the bestest boyfriend in the whole wide world! I swear I love him to death. <3 And it's only been a whole two days!!"

4. YOLO!:
"I didn't do my homework. Oh well~ you only live once! #YOLO"
"Young wild and free! YOLO!"
"I might as well rob a bank... I mean, YOLO."
"My mom told me to clean my room. I told her 'YOLO!'

5. HMU!:
"Single life guys! Hit me up on my cell! #hmu."
"So bored, hmu."

6. Text me:
"Got a new number: (209) 555-5555. Text me."
"On the bus. Someone text me."
"Please text me, I need someone new to talk to. c:"

7. LMS:
"Like my status if you think I'm cute."
"Lms if you like music."
"Like my status if you like my status."
"LMS if you like Pepsi, CMS if you like Coke!"

8. Twitterbook:
"Time to shower."
"Going to bed."
"Dinner with the family."
"Soccer practice."

9. Facebook haters:
"Facebook is going to end up like myspace."
"I hate Facebook. Like, what's up with timeline??"

10. iiDon't 3v3n no3 wHuT thii$ i$:
"Liiviin d@ siinql3 liif3 && iiDont k@rre!!"
"yHu gUyzz ShuLd tAAlK to mE iM geTTinqq bOrred."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The End?

Disaster films have always been less than perfect films. Mainly focusing on a group of determined people trying to evade destruction themselves. Whether it be volcanoes, tsunamis, or the end of civilization itself, these movies never fail to keep us engaged and wishing we weren't in their shoes. These are the top 10 best.

10.) "Earthquake" (1974)- Gimmicky movie about the destruction of Los Angeles when a giant Earthquake hits. Charlton Heston is alright. Not much else is.

9.) "Outbreak" (1995)- This one is like the recent pandemic flick Contagion. Except instead of bat droppings causing the disease, its an infected monkey. This movie came out at the height of America's interest in the Ebola virus. Now, its a little outdated.

8.) "Twister" (1996)- Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton star in perhaps the most memorable Tornado centered movie ever made. The plot and dialouge are subpar, but at least there a flying cow in the movie.

7.) "Independence Day" (1996)- A huge hit when it came out, Roland Emmerich's first destruction of the world movie does have some cheesy dialouge and unbelievable plot points. But the effects are good and its a genuinley okay film.

6.) "2012" (2009)- As with "Independence Day," this has the same cheesy dialouge and unbelievableness of an everyday Roland Emmerich film. The effects however are probably the best in any disaster movie, and it probaly is the best in terms of complete destruction.

5.) "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972)- A star cast including Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine make this movie memorable. Some may call it a knockoff of the Titanic story, but I think it still has some merit in terms of performances to take a look at.

4.) "The Day After Tommorow" (2004)- Probably the best of Roland Emmerich's disaster movies, since it actually somewhat deals with a real life issue, that being global warming. Some may say that it exxagerates the effects of it in a short amount of time. But hey, its a movie, not a Discovery Channel special.

3.) "War of the Worlds" (2005)- This film, in my opinion, is actually better that the since outdated 1953 original. The Tripods and aliens look great and its one of the better recent performnaces of Tom Cruise.

2.) "The Towering Inferno" (1974)- This movie did what "Posiedon Adventure" and "Earthquake" couldn't. Put big anme stars in a disater movie and manage craete the best of the 70's disater films. Paul Newman and Steve McQueen headline the cast in pretty good story of a fire striking a San Francisco skyscraper

1.) "Deep Impact" (1998)- This is the more realistic asteroid movie that came out that year, (the other one being "Armageddon," another dissapointmant from Micheal Bay). Having a wide range of actors and a more emotionally invested storyline to keep the tension building, its not like other movies that have disaster and panic right off the bat and no character develpoment. The payoff of one of the asteroid striking doesn't jip the audiences either. It still has impressive effects of Manhattan being engulfed by a tidal wave. In the end, its good at everything. Not the best movie, but certainly the best disaster movie.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Top Tunes

In response to the sports graphic in issue 4 on songs students listen to before games, some of our own staff member were inspired to add their own.

Brian (Football):
"Pretty Boy Swagg" - Soulja Boy
"I'm Not a Star" - Rick Ross
"Donald Trump" - Mac Miller

Damon (Golf):
"Eyeless" - Slipnot
"Voices" - Disturbed
"Determined" - Mudvayne

Reanna (Volleyball):
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias (feat. Pitbull)

Gabby (Cheer):
"Dance (Remix)" - Big Sean (feat. Nicki Minaj)
"Slight Work" - Wale (feat. Big Sean)
"Rack City" - Tyga

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Lost Tracks: Disturbed is back with peviously hard to find material

With 5 studio albums under their belt, hard rock group Disturbed has become one of the most successful groups of the past 10 years. And this past month, they released their first B-sides and rarities album, complete with material that was on B-sides of the previous five albums, and harder to access than their other songs entitled "The Lost Children".

The album is also their longest to date having 16 tracks instead of the usual 12. It also has little cohesivness with all of the songs sounding from a different era of Disturbed's history.

One might find the songs compilation uneven, but that's one of the things that make this album work. The lack of cohesiveness makes this album all the more enjoyable. The songs are themselves sometimes better than the songs released prominently on Disturbed's previous albums.

Keeping with the bands tradition of doing covers of other songs, the compilation offers two. "Midlife Crisis," a cover from Faith No More, and "Living After Midnight" a cover from Judas Priest. And also keeping with Disturbed's tradition, they do these covers superbly, giving them their own unique spin. It works so good, that one would think that the songs could have been originally theirs if not for the familiar lyrics and sound.

While "The Lost Children" may not get the big advertising as a new Disturbed studio release, for me, it's just as good as one. This is a must own for fans of Disturbed, and for people who like hard rock in general.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Survival Guide to High School

  • Always check your shoes for toilet paper before you leave the bathroom

  • Keep a planner to help keep track of you schedule

  • Watch out for mud, especially when your wearing flip flops -_-

  • Keep Advil and water in your bag at all times for the headaches you get after long lectures

  • Don't text and walk at the same time

  • Don't try and be cool, just be you(= !

  • Be early on the first day of school. No one likes walking in and having everyone staring at you

  • Keep food in your bag

  • Befriend your locker buddy, so you have someone to run the mile with

  • Don't get sucked into the "Freshman Drama"

  • Take the honors classes. Its the best way to meet people who share the same goals as you and will help you through the hard times

  • Don't be shy !

  • Be nice to the upper classmates, but not over nice. (Don't suck up or be a push over)

  • Get involved in a sport or join a club. Its the easiest way to meet new people

  • ALWAYS and I mean Always keep a back up file for anything you type up for a class

  • Don't take freshmen year as a joke. Keep your grades up

  • Bring gum, nobody likes walking around after lunch with bad breath

And most of all remember down the road, you're going to remember the time you acted silly with your friends at the football game not the time you sat at home alone on Friday night and did nothing. So don't worry about looking dumb, act silly have fun. Leave high school with no regrets(=

Friday, October 28, 2011

So You want a JOB?

With the holiday season coming up, who's thinking about jobs? I know I am. A lot of places are willing to hire seasonal, so get to applying. Before you do though, look at these tips I found from this website:


Practice answering interview questions and practice your responses to the typical job interview questions and answers most employers ask. Think of actual examples you can use to describe your skills. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote your candidacy.


Prepare a response so you are ready for the question "What do you know about our company. Know the interviewer's name and use it during the job interview. If you're not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview. Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions.

Get Ready

Make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate for the type of firm you are interviewing with. Bring a nice portfolio with copies of your resume. Include a pen and paper for note taking.

Be On Time

Be on time for the interview. On time means five to ten minutes early. If need be, take some time to drive to the office ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.

Stay Calm

During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm possible. Take a moment to regroup. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Listen to the entire question before you answer and pay attention - you will be embarrassed if you forget the question!

Show What You Know

Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions. When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company is looking for.

Follow Up

Always follow-up with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position. If you interview with multiple people send each one a thank you note.

You can also go to the site and it has several other links for further information. Good luck and happy holidays!