Thursday, May 14, 2015

Zayn Leaves One Diection

                            Zayn Malik from One Direction leaves the band, and he's feeling pretty good about it.
On March 25, 2015 One Direction's official facebook post, announces Zayn Malik ,22, leaving the band.
After 5 years of success and millions of dollars, why does Zayn finally decide on leaving the band?
Well the singer fist spoke out for the first time since leaving 1D, at an interview with The Sun, Zayn admitted that the fame and everything associated with the band wasn't “real to me anymore.”
“I feel like I've let the fans down, but I can’t do this anymore,” he told The Sunaccording to People. “It’s not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not the real me.”
The singer also states "“I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness,”.  He also said " I'd like to apologize to all the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart." 
Although the band members, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne are devastated, as some of the members have been caught in video crying during concerts after Zayn left, they are continuing the band as a group of 4.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Heat Rising Up

      There have been a plethora of studies about how quickly the earth is heating up due to carbon emissions.Carbon emissions are are the common type of gas emitted from the burning of fossil fuels. The higher the carbon content in the fossil fuel or the more inefficient the burning process is, generally the more CO2 that is produced. The most recent makes what  is arguably the scariest prediction. yet. Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa have found via computer simulations. that, by 2047, average temperatures in most parts of the world will be hotter than they had been in those places at any time between 1860 and 2005.
The areas near the equator, the tropics — home to coral reefs and rain forests and with populations who are poorer will experience the greatest increases as climate variability there is less than in other latitudes. This soon-to-arrive change does not bode well for tropical plants and animals as they are not accustomed to a wide range in temperatures.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Measles Outbreak in Disneyland

    Disneyland, known as  "the happiest place on Earth" (in California) has had an outbreak with a sickness known as the Measles. 
    What is the Measles? 
  1. The Measles is an infectious viral disease causing fever and a red rash on the skin, typically occurring in childhood, a disease of pigs and other animals caused by the encysted larvae of the human tapeworm.
  2.  The measles was at Disneyland before Christmas 2014, is disrupting lives in six states.
  3. Seventy people have been diagnosed with measles, and hundreds more have been exposed at schools, doctor's offices, hospitals, shopping malls and other places visited by infected patients. Arizona became the latest state to report a case of measles related to Disneyland when a woman in her 50s was diagnosed. The outbreak has spread to Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and across the border to Mexico.
  4.      "People ask whether it is safe to visit venues where measles has been identified and may be circulating. The answer is yes, considering you have been fully vaccinated," Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist for California, told CNN reporters.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Should LAMS Have A Cheer Team for Basketball?

  Cheer isn't a sport that is taken very seriously, but I think it should. Our school should have a cheer team for the basketball team for many reasons.
The basketball players might find us "annoying", but what they don't know is that our cheering helps them in many ways.
One way the cheerleaders can help the basketball team is by cheering them on in their worst moments.
Or they can help celebrate at their best moments.
They can Help the get the crowd excited and good vibes around the room can bring it back to the basketball players, and get them in a good game mood to help them win. This is why I think that LAMS should have a cheer team.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Is Cheerleading The Most Dangerous and Hardest Sport?

 Cheerleading isn't as easy as the cheerleaders make it seem, it isn't all about the pom-poms and looking cute.Cheerleading isn't thought of as a dangerous sport, but perhaps it should be.Here's some professional MMA fighters that talk about how much harder cheer is than wrestling. 
          Brothers Don and Ed Moroney cheer on the Weber State Spirit Squad and are also MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters. I know a lot of multi-sport athletes, but the college cheer-pro fighting combination is a first for me.  MMA fighting basically lets opponents use tactics from different styles of fighting—like karate, boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling,—to try to either knock out their opponents or hurt them bad enough that the referee determines they can't defend themselves. So having done both cheerleading and MMA for years now, guess which one the Moroney brothers say is more difficult? 
Here is what they said “Between football, wrestling, cage fighting, and anything like that, cheerleading is by far the hardest sport I've ever done, and the most painful,”  
There are many dangerous in cheer that can cause serious injuries, like in stunting and in tumbling.
And these aren't just ankle sprains either. Many of these injuries involve neck and spinal trauma that can leave young women paralyzed or even dead.Between 1982 and spring 2007, there were 103 fatal, disabling or serious injuries among female high school athletes. Sixty-seven of those injuries were to cheerleaders. By comparison, only 9 such injuries occurred in gymnastics. 
As you can see cheer is a very dangerous sport, here are some scary anecdotes, courtesy of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
  • In August of 2005 a 14 year-old female high school cheerleader died after being thrown into the air and landing chest down in the arms of her teammates. She died of a lacerated spleen caused by blunt abdominal trauma.
  • A college female cheerleader fractured a cervical vertebra and suffered a concussion on March 5, 2006, performing a stunt during a basketball game. She fell 15 feet onto her head. A recovery was expected.
  • A 14 year-old female high school cheerleader collapsed and died during a cheerleading practice. She collapsed after being the flyer on a basket toss. Cause of death was cardiac arrest. A defibrillator was used after the accident.
  • In January 2007 a 15 year-old high school cheerleader was performing a double front flip into a cushioned landing when she took an odd bounce and landed on her neck. She had damage to cervical vertebrae 6-7 and had a 5-hour surgery. She has a permanent titanium plate and screws along her spine.
  • An 18 year-old college cheerleader fractured her neck in two places when she fell head first from a height of about 15 feet. She was a flyer during practice. She had a halo brace bolted to her skull for two months. She has recovered, but her movements are highly restricted.
  • In March of 2007 a college cheerleader fractured her neck, had a concussion, and bruised a lung after falling 15 feet from a pyramid during a basketball game. She lost her balance and fell to the floor.