“Can I have a small piece of your cinnamon bun?” Young Jesse McIlhenny, the 3rd in command of the GFS Corner’s editorial board asks Louisa Hanson, the Editor in Chief. Jesse had seen Louisa give pieces of her cinnamon bun to two other editors on the board. Continue reading Discrimination in the Newsroom V2.0
Seafood is very popular in the United States; in 2009 (the last year for which data is available), Americans consumed a total of 4.833 billion pounds of seafood – or approximately 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish per person – of which roughly 50 percent is wild-caught and 50 percent is farmed, according to NOAA’s latest data. But, as is often the case with popular foods, seafood has its doubters, who are saying that eating seafood can lead to mercury poisoning. So what is the real deal with seafood?
Continue reading The Toxicity of Seafood
4chan is a very popular website with much controversy. Most things you know of that originated on the internet started there. Continue reading 4chan
Two Viners named Sam Golbach and Colby Brock decided to come make a video collaboration with a popular prankster named Sam Pepper. Little did Sam know that the other Sam (Pepper) would traumatize him forever. Continue reading This is not a prank.
Drones are little flying robots which are made to improve our lives, but the government doesn’t want that to happen. Continue reading Drone laws
With the rise in attention to ISIS and other terrorist groups, the topic has been more prevalent than it has been since the years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers, creating attention with conspiracy theories (like the title), and news stories.
Johnny Manziel was drafted to the Cleveland Browns last year. But does he deserve to be in the NFL, and will he become a great legend? Continue reading Johnny Manziel: The Greatest NFL Player of All Time?
Many Americans today are obsessed with Fantasy Football. But just how much do they play, and does it have negative effects? Continue reading Fantasy Football: Pastime, or Lifestyle?
Everybody loves a good old Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. It seems to be all that anybody is talking about these days. But what is really in the PSL? Continue reading The truth about PSL
Should Puerto Rico become a state? Many Americans and Puerto Ricans believe that Puerto Rico should join the U.S. This is because: 1. All people born in Puerto Rico are automatically granted a U.S. Citizenship. 2. They are able to vote in every election that a “regular” american can vote in. 3. Other previously self-governing nations have become states, such as Alaska, Texas, and Hawaii. 4. Many U.S. presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush have proposed its statehood 5. In a 2012 survey, 61.15% or Puerto Ricans favored statehood.
Since Puerto Ricans want to have Puerto Rico become a state, I think that they should become a state. Since they already have most of the same benefits as Americans do, I think that they should just become a state. This would help the American Economy over time by means of tourism and taxes, but a large up-front payment will be required to pay for making it a state, as it would be the poorest state. Puerto Rico’s main language is also Spanish, and a lot of people living there would have to learn English to receive the benefits that would come with becoming a state. Puerto Rico would also lose its status to be eligible to compete in the Olympics, as it would not be considered a country. Finally, most Americans seem to think that 50 is the perfect number of states, and that it would change the entire view on this country if we had any other number. In my opinion, the proposed 51 star flag looks pretty cool.
Candy Crush Saga has stolen people’s hearts and their dollars. It is highly addictive. It is one of the most popular apps on both Android and iOS. Debuting in 2012, it has become the third most popular grossing apps in the world earning over $633,000 a day in the US section of the iOS App Store alone.
Michael Bay’s CES Breakdown
Recently, at CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, an event where most companies present their new technologies for the upcoming year, most of the social media buzz was not about the tech, but instead it was about one of the presentations for Samsung. The famous action director Michael Bay was presenting a new curved 105 inch display TV by the manufacturing giant. Continue reading Michael Bay’s Breakdown
By Jesse James McIlhenny
We all know and love these great teachers, but if you aren’t in their homeroom class, do you really know them? I interviewed some teachers about what they like to do in their free time, and this is what they said. Continue reading What do teachers do with ALL their free time?