By Laurel Preston
The Youtube community has changed exponentially over the last two years. The creators on the website are doing everything from composing charities to buying 6.9 million dollar mansions. These internet famous stars are earning themselves a big name in the media with Logan and Jake Paul earning themselves more fame and views than some people on daytime television. But at what cost?
Most of the more famous Youtubers that you’ve heard of have had hard times in the spotlight. Liza Koshy,Shane Dawson, Dodie Clark, Mylifeaseva, and Emma Chamberlain have all conveyed on camera about having a hard time with mental health and depression. It seems like the social platform has been a sort of beekin for people who are kind of messed up. And even with all the great stuff Youtube has brought us, from cute cat videos to in remembrance Vine compilations. There is still a very dark side to the Youtube community. With it creating stars like Pewdiepie, the Paul brothers, and Sam Pepper, the the former Big Brother contestant who thought it was funny to make a video of him 'secretly' pinching women's butts, and now has two sexual offence reports filed against him. And there are many other youtubers who have had a very rough time in the spotlight.
When you log into Youtube these days all that comes up are apology videos and diss tracks. But the youtubers on this platform do have to pertain to their audience and if your slime making video only gets one million views but your diss track against Logan Paul gets ten million, which one do you think you will continue to make? Of course the diss track video. If you get more views then you get more subscribers and more money. All of Youtube is centered around money. You do whatever you have to to make the most even if it means breaking up and getting back together several times like Jason Nash and Trisha Paytas.
But even with all the corruption in Youtube it is still a great place to get started and many famous names you hear everyday could be from Youtube, like IISuperwomanII formally known as Lily Singh has created a charity, launched her own business centered all around women loving themselves and she has even sat down with the former president Barack Obama. So Youtube shouldn’t be looked upon as one thing, it is not just bad or just good it can be both and even if you are looking up diss tracks or funny cat videos it has everything.
BY LILLY SHROCK
For 100 years, the U.S has had a constant schedule in the spring and fall. On the first Sunday of November, an hour is repeated. On November 4th, clocks were set back.
At 2:00 A.M in the U.S, technological devices, such as phones and computers, are automatically pushed back in time. People make sure to set their clocks manually before the next day. Sunlight during the day lasts long, while nights are shorter. A similar pattern occurs in March. Time springs forward and days are shorter than nights for eight months.
Many question the value of this oddly constructed schedule. Is it truly necessary to keep this around? What are the deep reasons and explanations for Daylight Savings?
The general idea of Daylight Savings is to save energy. During World War 1, the U.S was introduced to this, conserving energy for the war. It was continued to be used ever since then. Daylight time reduces the need for lighting in homes, yet cooling and heating are needed, depending on the season.
It isn’t like this event causes more sunlight in the summer and less in the winter. People are simply changing a number on a clock in a certain way, sending us into a different mind-set for both times.
The statement that the concept helps farmers is said to be an urban legend. Changing the time could interrupt their schedules on the farm. Many of the activities these groups of people have require a schedule, but looking at the time could affect them.
There is no way to prove that Daylight Savings increases safety, yet it’s listed as a reason for the purpose of this. Some people believe that when the days are longer in the fall, traffic accidents are less likely. However, after the time is set back or sprung ahead, rates in death from car accidents rises.
Then again, people are so used to the time changes in the spring and fall, that erasing them could send them out of balance. There aren’t many reasons for Daylight Savings Time that are backed up scientifically, but the schedule is placed strictly. Hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep.
BY MARCUS EMMEL
A man wearing dark clothes and a baseball cap walked into the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. After setting off smoke bombs to create confusion, he shot the security guard at the entrance and opened fire into the crowd. People dropped to the ground, dove under tables, hid in bathrooms and ran for exits, stepping over bodies sprawled across the floor. All this happened yesterday, November 8, 2018. Just last year, several of the patrons in the bar were in Las Vegas, at the country music festival where 58 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. When the gunman opened fire at the festival in Las Vegas, Telemachus Orfano somehow survived. On Wednesday night, he didn't.
This shooting, the 307th mass shooting of 2018, marks yet another tragic reminder of the crisis facing Americans: guns. The mother of Telemachus Orfanos, Susan Orfanos, spoke to The New York Times in an telephone interview, saying, "He was killed last night at Borderline..." her voice was filled with sadness, "He made it through Las Vegas, he came home. And he didn't come home last night, and the two words I want you to write are: Gun control. Right now -- so that no one else goes through this. Can you do that? Can you do that for me? Gun control."
He made it through Las Vegas, he came home. And he didn't come home last night, and the two words I want you to write are: Gun control.
This attack is only the latest in a wave of mass shootings that have plagued the country this year. A man opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in late October, killing 11. On November 2nd, a man opened fire in a yoga studio in Florida, killing 2 and injuring 5. For far too long, those who oppose gun reforms have said that nothing can be done to stem the violence. Those claims are demonstrably wrong.
The Las Vegas massacre. The shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO. The Virginia Tech Slaughter. The massacre at the Texas First Baptist Church. These are the five highest-casuality mass shootings in modern American history. What did they all have in common? Semi-automatic weapons that allowed the shooter to fire into crowds without reloading. They should be banned, right? Well, there's a problem. Based on the evidence collected over the past 20 years, banning these weapons probably won't do much to influence overall gun deaths. We know this because in 1994, Congress passed legislation to outlaw the sale of certain types of semi-automatic guns and large-capacity magazines, and the effect was not impressive. Gun homicide rates declined during the ban, but they also rose again after the ban expired in 2004. One federally funded study of the ban found that the effect was insignificant partly because it was full of loopholes.
Experts say focusing on reducing large-capacity machines might be more effective. Simply put, gunmen are less deadly when they have to reload. But such a ban may take time to have an effect. But it would be worth it. Again mass shootings only account for a small piece of the puzzle, so any ban on these weapons and magazines would result in small improvements at best. But even if this step reduced shootings by 1 percent, that would mean 650 fewer people shot a year. Isn't that worth it?
BY LILLY SHROCK
With Halloween on the rise, shoppers are frantically searching for cheesy decorations and delicious treats. Horror movies are showing up in theaters and tickets are being purchased on the daily.
Halloween is one of the top money sucking holidays. Overpriced bags of chocolates and sweets are stocked on shelves and cheaply made costumes, with the purpose of being used for one whole day, are sold in a range of $15-$45 dollars, some surpassing the price of a select handful of shoes, that can be worn for years.
Trick or treat. The holiday’s candy is a high demand during October. They seem to sneak their way into grocery stores in the beginning of fall. In 2016, an average of 8.4 million dollars were spent on halloween candy, according to Halloween Headquarters. 2017 was much more, surpassing the last year’s spendings. This year, as over 175 million Americans look forward to handing out their packaged treats, the average is expected to hit 9 million, at the least.
Spooky themed movies are expected to hit theaters. One being a household classic for the slasher genre, called Halloween. Michael Myers is back from an institution after more than a decade, targeting original cast members from the beginning of the series. Over a few days, the box office hit over 120 million. Movies 1-9 were made within a few years, each coming out sometime around October, a month of high money spending.
Mazes and “haunted” houses are the top places when hanging out with friends. There are many Halloween themed destinations in multiple cities in Iowa. And of course in other states around the country. Teenagers and young adults find it entertaining and thrilling to be scared by paid actors dressed up in costumes. They spend their money on ten minutes (or less) of jumpscares and chasings.
These businesses' sole purpose is to rack up money by scaring volunteers. They ask for 5-10 bucks, depending on what place it may be. That adds up quickly, and people lose money on these fun experiences.
By Lilly Shrock