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.
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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?
So, ios 7 was recently announced and released. People were hyped about the brand new interface, the new quick-settings thing, the new unlock screen, the automatically updating apps, the ability to customize the iPhone 5C (and the case),and of course, the fingerprint sensor. Now, people. Calm down. You could’ve been getting this stuff for about 2 years now on Android. I will also put some of the major differences between the two operating systems. Continue reading New iOS 7 Features Very Similar to ANDROID 4.3 Jellybean.