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Black Lives Matter is an international activist group formed on July 13, 2013. The founding came after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The group mainly organizes protests after the shootings of black civilians by police, claiming that those shootings are products of racism and police brutality.
As Astoria High School bids farewell to the class of 2016, its doors are also opening for the new generation of Astoria Fishermen. These new freshmen are making the large transition between middle school and high school. Like the generations before, they will be bringing to AHS their own legacy to leave behind. From various interests, positive energy and a diverse group of students, here is look at the new class of freshmen through the eyes of the teachers who have been with them for their middle school career.
This year, the presidential election has been getting a lot of attention early on in the race. Democrats and Republicans alike have had their equal share of support and rage at some of the remarks the candidates have made. As the United States is getting closer to selecting the top two nominees, the stakes are becoming higher and higher. Many candidates are trying to win the votes of today's youth. On the Democratic side, there is a pretty close competition between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Many people are referring to Hillary as “Chillary” because of her eager attempts to be relatable and “chill”. While others are “Feeling The Bern”, this nickname doesn't even need explaining. As opposed to the Republican side, where the representative is becoming clearer and clearer. One candidate has certainly trumped over all of the others. He has been the topic of conversation for many months because he trumpets his own opinions loudly and proudly….Donald Trump. Just recently his top two competitors announced that they were dropping out of the race.
Throughout my years at Astoria I have developed a trend of making top ten lists, whether it be of my favorite athletes, teams, foods, or even super heroes, a top ten always seems to clearly map out my favorites. In following this pattern, I decided to make a top ten list of my favorite experiences at Astoria High School. While there are many more that I could list I decided to keep the list to ten and focus on those that will stick with me for years to come
Breastfeeding in public is a topic that has become very controversial in today's media. You would think that as today's society gets less and less conservative this issue would get smaller and smaller. However, this is not the case. Some countries have laws protecting breastfeeding in public and some countries have laws restricting it. This topic has been the feature story on many talk shows, social media platforms, and social experiments.
Disney has played a major role in almost everybody’s childhood: Disneyland, Disney toys, and most importantly Disney movies. If your childhood didn’t involve this brand then you didn’t really have a childhood. Disney is known for their reanimation of classic fairytales and sparking the imaginations of children across the globe. Maybe Disney was being more creative than people ever realized as children. Some claim there are hidden messages, others say that all of the movies are somehow connected. There is enough extenuating evidence to back these conspiracies, but are these theories more that just that, a theory? Disney has confirmed some rumors and denied others, but some of this evidence is just too hard to ignore.
Throughout my years at Astoria I have developed a trend of making top ten lists, whether it be of my favorite athletes, teams, foods, or even super heroes, a top ten always seems to clearly map out my favorites. In following this pattern, I decided to make a top ten list of my favorite experiences at Astoria High School. While there are many more that I could list I decided to keep the list to ten and focus on those that will stick with me for years to come.