Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween costume ideas

Single people costume ideas

Things you will need: scarecrow
  • Straw hat
  • Flannel shirt (long sleeve)
  • Overalls
  • eyeliner (for face makeup)
Things you will need: jelly beans
  • Long sleeve black shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Thin clear short trash bag
  • Small balloons
  • Jelly belly logo cutout


  Things you will need: Lilo
  • Long red t-shirt or dress
  • White leaf cut outs (refer to picture)
  • Stitch doll

Duo or couples costumes

Things you will need: hunter and a deer

  • camo shirt and pants
  • Neon orange hat
  • Face paint  
  • Brown shirt and leggings
  • White cut out for shirt
  • Brow tulle tutu
  • Brown boots/shoes
  • Brown eyeliner for makeup(refer to picture)
  • Antlers

Things you will need: wonka nerds
  • Pink and purple t-shirts
  • Two cardboard boxes
  • One with purple nerds cut out and the other pink
  • Nerd glasses with tape in the middle

Things you will need:
  • 2 yellow tee-shirts 
  • Orange circle cut outs
  • Arrow going left labeled cat
  • Arrow going right labeled dog
  • Eyeliner for cat and dog whiskers
  • Headbands with Dog ears and cat ears

Group costumes

Things you will need:
  • Yellow tee-shirts
  • Black cloth
  • Red cloth
  • Pink cloth
  • White cloth

Things you will need:

  • Any color tee-shirt
  • Candy cut out or lettering of your choice

Monday, October 16, 2017

Data tips and tricks


Need to save data? Learn the secret and follow these steps! When it comes to Snapchat and watching stories, just pre-load their snaps by tapping on them while you still have wifi. That way you could view them even if your data is turned off. If you have iOS 11 you would know that you can now save articles on Safari for offline reading pleasure, but you have to enable “Automatically Save Offline” in Safari’s settings. The easiest way to really save data is to manually shut off data usage in individual apps by going to your settings. Apps like your photos and notes don't need internet anyways. Sometimes you don't even know you’re using data. It might be good to just get off of Wi-Fi Assist because it automatically connects to cell data when your internet signal is low. Something some people may not know is that you can use Maps while you’re offline! All you have to do is put in your destination, choose Drive, Walk, or Transit, and tap on the route while you’re still on Wi-Fi. You will still be able to see a list of directions you can refer to while traveling. Ever think about your messages consuming so much of your data? It is usually due to your photos and videos. Each image can consume 5MB of data. But if you do all of these things it will save so much data! I suggest trying these things if you are like me and use way too data.


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Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8 acre estate that was owned by Elvis Presley but is now owned by his daughter Lisa Marie Presley. On June 7, 1982 Graceland was opened to the Public but on November 7, 1991 Graceland was declared a National Historic Landmark and on March 27,2006 it was declared a Historic Landmark. Graceland is the second most visited landmark in the world with 650,000 people a year. Elvis bought Graceland for $40,000.
This year my family and I went to Graceland where I learned a lot of different things that I didn't know about Elvis and his early life. My grandma has one of Elvis' many scarfs and he also kissed her hand (which she did not wash for a while) at one of his last concerts.
If you are interested in going to Graceland here's a link


There are plenty of rap artist out there but many of them aren’t christian rappers, and christian rappers are mostly underrated compared to today's mainstream rappers. One of them underrated rappers is NF aka Nate Feuerstein , he is a 26 year old American christian rapper  from Gladwin, Michigan. He  raps about his personal life, him relating to his fans, and about people being not who they say they are. NF has been through a lot including losing his mom to an overdose and he also composes about how that has affected his life, and being real in his music which where the slogan “Real Music” or Real Music Til The Day We Die” takes part.

Since he has started rapping he has made four studio albums. The first one was “Moments” released in 2010, secondly was “Mansion” released in 2015. “Mansion” contained his three most popular songs at the time “Mansion”, “Intro” ,and “Wake Up”. Following that album in 2016 “Therapy Session” was released, and this album really increased his recognition of being a rapper. This album contained songs such as “How Could You Leave Us”, “Intro II”, “Therapy Session”, and “Real”. Then just recently on October 6th, 2017 he released an album called “Perception” , this so far has topped the Itunes charts.The song off of the album “Outcast” was in the top trending of Youtube and has reached over 1 million views in the past 5 days.

When NF makes music, it has more meaning behind it then just words. Behind every line of his songs are a story, that story relates to his fans or about his own personal life. People enjoy his music so much because he speaks real, and has no boundries about his emotions and puts all of his effort in keeping his music true and his fans happy. When I say everything he says has a meaning, an example of this would be with his albums. The names of his albums have meaning to it such as “Mansion” his mind is a mansion with so many doors not opened up, referring to his memories or emotions of not being shared.  “Therapy Session” is meaning his life is therapy session and his present self is his therapist. “Perception” is mainly about his fear or emotions in general.

If you like rap or hip hop, I suggest listening to him. His music means something and it might mean something to you, or it give you a new perspective to how you see things. It might also give you something to relate to you.
By: Michael Goodwin

Las Vegas Shooting


Howdy miscreants. There is no way you haven’t at least heard the basics of this horrible and tragic event. The event I'm talking about is where fifty nine people were gunned down and over five hundred injured in some way. This loss of life happened at a country music festival while Jason Aldean was on stage. A man by the name of Stephen Paddock who was sixty four in a hotel opened fire on the crowd of concert goers of around 20,000 people. The man so far is said to have had 42 guns in the hotel room he was staying in including fully automatic weapons. When police approached him the man ended his own life before he could be apprehended. When I woke up Monday morning this week and heard this I was shocked at what one man did for a currently unknown reason. Stephen Paddock had a criminal father but other than that had lived a clean life until now. ISIS has even claimed that the man was with them although the FBI has put down this statement. For me, there isn’t much else to say. I’m practically speechless until everyone finds out why this man did this. All I can say is that all of our thoughts and prayers will be directed at the people who were lost, the families and friends who’ve lost loved ones, those who brought aid to those in need, and those who survived both injured and unscathed.


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Kindness Rocks Project


Get ready to rock and roll Westside, a new project is sweeping Craighead County! The Kindness Rocks Project, a national project starting in North Carolina, has made its way to Craighead County!
What is the Kindness Rocks Project?
The Kindness Rocks’ goal is to spread positivity through cute painted rocks hidden around local areas. The goal is for someone to find your rock, have it brighten up their day, and to help them get in on the project as well!
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(, photographer not credited)

So how does the Kindness Rocks project work?

Basically you paint rocks, leaving either a happy or cute painting, or a motivational message on them. You paint “Kindness Rocks project”, or a link to the facebook page on the back of the rock, along with a signature if you’d like. You then hide the rock somewhere in public where someone will eventually come across it, but don’t make it too obvious. Think of it like an Easter egg hunt!

Someone will eventually find your rock, and it will hopefully bring a smile to their face!

What can I do to help?
If you want to help out in the Kindness Rocks project, simply paint a rock and leave it! That’s it! One rock can help spread the word about this project, and brighten up someone’s day. I personally found out about this project by finding my own rock!

Now go out and get involved today!

Elvis Presley

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Photo:Google images                  Photo: Birth house of Elvis Presley           

Elvis Aaron Presley born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo,Mississippi. He was born to the parents of Gladys Love Smith (1912-1958) and Vernon Elvis Presley (1916-1979) in a two room shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi.On the same day Elvis was born he had a twin that did not make it and his name was Jesse Presley and he was buried in a unmarked place at Priceville Cemetery in Tupelo.Mississippi.

FUN FACT- Did you know that Uncle Jesse, from the show “Full House”, was named after Jesse Presley, Elvis’s brother that died soon after birth, that’s why the character had an obsession for "The King of Rock and Roll" and why you see Elvis references and merchandise in the TV show.

In August 1953 Elvis walked into Sun Studios, owned by Sam Phillips, and paid some money for some recording time to make a 2 sided tape for his mother and that is when he recorded “That's alright Mama.”

Then on May 1, 1967 Elvis married the love of his life Priscilla Beaulieu. Then on February 1, 1968 in Memphis,Tennessee little Lisa Marie Presley was born.
On October 9, 1973 Elvis and Priscilla got a divorce.

August 16 1977, at the age 42 ,at his home in Memphis TN, Elvis Presley died of a heart attack. The world was in shock when they heard about the death of a famous person like him. Now his body lays to rest along side his parents and brother at Graceland in Memphis TN.

     By Zakhary Bolick