Crazy and Interesting News

May 2016

Phobophobia ( the fear of phobias )

by: Kathryn Crigger Everyone is afraid of something, although some fears are weirder than others . While some people are afraid of spiders or clowns, others are afraid of flowers . Yes, this is an actual fear, and it is called anthrophobia! Have the fear of teenagers? Apparently the band My Chemical Romance does! Ephebiphobia

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Embracing the Monster…Energy Drinks

By: A’Laya Burroughs Some people think that drinking energy drinks can help them recharge their batteries, but in reality energy drinks do more harm than good. Energy drinks are bad for consumers because the drinks contain a large amount of sugar and caffeine. There are all types of energy drinks; the market has Monster, Rockstar,

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Shark Carolina and Mary Lee

By Kathryn Crigger Mary Lee is a 16 foot long great white shark that visits Myrtle Beach every year and was tagged the fall of 2012 . The mature female was tagged by the non profit organization, Ocearch . The reason for tagging Mary Lee was to better the available research on the mysterious species.

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A Whole New World… Virtual Reality

By: Carolina Hughes As virtual reality becomes more and more accessible, it is becoming more and more popular. There are many different kinds of virtual realities made by many different companies,and each of these products varies in price and quality. Google makes the Google Cardboard, which is a cardboard contraption that fits onto any Android

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Is All About the Tubman’s, Baby!

By: Alima Mootoo The American $20 bill currently features former president Andrew Jackson, and his image has graced the 20 since 1928. However, the U.S. Treasury, who decides who is featured on U.S. bills, has made the decision to replace his image with someone else: Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a slave famous for her

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RIDE HARD & GET DIRTY!

By: Abigail Calhoun On April 29, 2016 Busco Beach will be hosting the 2016 Mud Bash. The opening weekend for Busco Beach is on April 16, 2016. Busco Beach and the ATV park are recreational facilities and are manmade beaches. The park is opened 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a

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Is Democratic Socialism Right For America?

By: Kathryn Crigger If you are up to date with current American politics, you know that the democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders, is a democratic socialist and has not been afraid to let America know it. However, do you know what democratic socialism actually is? Well, many may confuse it with communism, but the two schools

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Frying Our Brains? Cellphones and Cancer

By: Alima Mootoo Cell phones are used everywhere by many people, but what few users know is that they can possibly cause its users to develop cancer. The World Health Organization has listed mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform because of the radiation cell phones’ emit.

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A Bunny with Eggs: The Story Behind It All

By: Jasmine Burroughs How can a bunny lay eggs? Some might ask themselves this question over and over again, but the real meaning behind all this Easter egg business is this: Easter originated in a Pagan Europe environment.  The pagans named the day Easter after the goddess of spring, Eastre. Eastre’s earthly symbol was the

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Is Bigger Always Better? The Tiny House Movement

By: Abigail Calhoun The Tiny House Movement is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is estimated to be around 2,600 square feet, however, the typical tiny houses can be anywhere from 100 to 400 square feet. They come in all shapes, sizes, and

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