All posts by Alaina Glass

The 90’s Are Back

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Throughout the years a lot of trends come a go. However, some have the ability to come back later on in the years. Currently the 90’s era is coming back strong. Aspects like fashion, television shows, and music, from the past have been getting a lot of attention. Many of the songs from the 90’s are coming back due to the app TikTok. Many older songs have been trending to be used in creators’ videos. Netflix holds a lot of discontinued shows from the 90’s. Friends being the most popular of them. Netflix and other apps like it are allowing younger people easier access to watching these shows. “Thrifting” has also been a very popular and growing activity. People have been going to thrift stores like “Goodwill” and trying to make them better, or even keep them for their natural beauty. Thrift stores have a lot of older clothes, so the growth in thrifting means a growth in a liking to the older style. Stores have noticed that this is growing in popularity. They are creating 90’s inspired clothes for people to buy without thrifting. A couple of these trends are more popular than other though

Mom Jeans/ High-Waisted Jeans 

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High Waisted Mom Jeans

Mom jeans and high-waisted jeans are very similar, mom jeans are just a lot more loose fitting.People have fallen in love with the way these jeans fit their bodies and how comfortable they are. These jeans emphasize the hips and are easier to keep up for petite people. Mom jeans allow a breathable comfortable look, while regular high waisted jeans have a more slim fit work. 

Friends

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The Friends Cast

The show “Friends” follows a group of 6 friends, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey. It’s a very comedic show, including cheesy, inappropriate, and clever jokes.  Crazy things happen every day in the show. They go through hardships, relationships, jobs, and more that come with life. It started in 1994 and ended in 2004. It was on Netflix for a while, making it easy to watch. Unfortunately , it was taken off not too long ago. 

Matching sets

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Matching Denim and Plaid Set

Matching sets were a big trend in the 90’s. It was supported by Regina George in the movie, “Mean Girls”. With her plaid yellow skirt and jacket she kicked the trend off. Matching sets can include denim on denim, the same color top and bottom, or a funky pattern. Some are almost just a jump suit cut in half. Track suits also fall into this matching set category. Now, it’s not like everyone in your school is itching to wear a stylish tracksuit, but it’s been a growing trend between celebrities.  Hit “2” to read more.

Women of Super Bowl 54

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There were countless amazing performances during the Super Bowl, both during the game and when the boys were off the field. However, this isn’t all about the boys. So many powerful women were involved in Super Bowl 2020. One of which was actually involved in the game.

Katie Sower

Katie with 49er player Deedo Samuel #19

Katie has made a large name for herself. Being the assistant offensive coach for the 49ers, she is the second woman and first openly gay coach to hold a full-time coaching position in the NFL. She is also the first female NFL coach to take her team to the Super Bowl. She took part in the 49ers throwing 10 touchdowns. They might not have won, but Katie will still go down in history. She knows the game like the back of her hand. In the past, Katie played professional football as a quarterback and defensive back. She was incredibly talented. While playing on the U.S national team she led the team to a gold medal on the world championship. Ever since she was young she dreamed of being a football coach. Now she spends her days attending San Francisco’s practices and telling her guys what to do from the press box. Hit “2” to read more.

Armless Artist Robbed

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Micheal working on a piece

Micheal Davenport is a street artist in Athens, Georgia. He spends his time drawing the college team’s mascot, a bulldog. He isn’t any normal artist however. Micheal lost both of his arms when he was thirteen years old. While trying to lasso a rope to swing on, he missed and hooked a power line. He was electrocuted due to the rope conducting the power from the line. Two years later he found a love for art. He uses his mouth and many different types of markers such as sharpies and paint markers to create his pieces. The head football coach of the college is his biggest supporter. He told Micheal never to stop. The coach has bought many of his drawings.

Unfortunately, not everyone is as considerate. While taking a break from his work Micheal was robbed of his joy. His canvases, materials and donation money were stolen. He wasn’t sure what to do other than break down and cry. He replaced his materials and despite being taken advantage of, he went back to the same spot where the crime was committed.

Three Americans Die in AUSTRALIAN Bush Fires

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An air tanker fighting the fires

Australia has been burning for a long time. Many animals have died due to them. Mainly being koalas and baby joeys. Recently three Americans have died due to these fires. They were on an air tanker, trying to fight the blaze. The plane crashed into where the fires were burning. The late crew members belonged to Couslon Aviation, which is a firefighting company. Connection and communication with the place was lost, it is u clear what caused the crash though. Two more Twenty men, American crews are being sent over to help Australia. So many people are dangerously stepping up or fight these fires. The fires have been breaking the hearts of many people. Now that Americans have died due it, it shows that the they are truly affecting everyone around the world.

World War III

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Donald Trump

2020 has just begun and so much has already happened in the U.S. and it’s national relations. With the passing of President Trump’s impeachment for many crimes, the country has been on the edge of their seats. Especially with the conflict in the eastern hemisphere. The Iranian Military Leader, Soleimani was killed in a drone strike that was carried out by American troops. Soleimani was visiting Iraq due to Iran’s ties with them to help rebuild their government. A missile was shot at a vehicle he was riding in. Iran called for three days of mourning, no one is quite sure what is coming next. Some claim that the reason for all of this was for a diversion away from Trump’s impeachment, so he can stay in office. It was a war crime so this could make things worse for him. This strike never went through the rest of the government and was announced by Trump himself from his resort in Florida. There is already talk of drafts for the very possible war going through the public.  Hit “2” to read more

Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Christmas

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Christmas is one of the largest holiday of the year for christians, it’s celebrated alongside Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other religion’s twist and reason for the holiday. Christmas is meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. People decorate their houses with trees, lights, and the colors red and green. We tell our children that on the night before Christmas day Santa will deliver all the presents they want and will leave them under the tree to be found in the morning, this is due to the story of St. Nicholas. Around 280 A.D. he gave away much of his wealth to the poor and sick. He was well known for his kindness. He would travel around Europe and help anyone he could. The name “Santa Claus” came from his dutch name “Sinter Klass”, when America heard of the Dutch Morning St. Nicholas’ death. Now that you know more about the history of christmas, here are some things that you may have never heard.

No One Knows when Jesus Was Born

Although we celebrate Christmas on December 25th and claim that is was the day Christ was born, it is never stated in the Bible the exact date he was born. The date was decided by the Catholic Church, they wanted to celebrate His birth be having a feast which was made for December 25th. The date has just carried on through history.

Christmas Was Banned Twice

Christmas was banned in both England and the United States. In England, 1644, it was made illegal due to it causing partying, along with a mass amount of drinking. When English set out to find the “New Land”, the English brought this doubt of Christmas with them. Christmas was also banned in the America’s after settlement and wasn’t made a federal holiday until nearly 1870.
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The Big 10 Championship

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The Big Ten Championship was played on Saturday night, December 7th. The top team in the east section of the Big 10 ended up being Ohio State University, followed by Penn State and Michigan. They went undefeated and earned the ranking of the number one team in the country this year. For the West section, Wisconsin was the top team, being followed by Minnesota and Iowa, ending the real season with a 7-2 record in conference games. Both teams fought hard this year to get their rankings. It was definitely a good year of football. Ohio ended up winning the game 34-21. They came back in the second half. The Buckeyes were behind by two touchdowns when the first half came to a painful end for them. They’re eyes were set on the College Football Playoffs though and they’re furry fueled them.

Wisconsin opened then game scoring two touchdowns and making the field goals making a 14 point lead. With only seconds left to spare before the half was over the Buckeyes scored a touchdown climbing closer to winning, they came back in the second half scoring five times taking the lead.

Recent Pop Music

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Ariana Grande

Music has always been a large part of culture. Pop music has been one of the most popular. It’s most of what is heard on the radio and a lot of the current most popular musicians play pop music.  In 2019 some of the most popular pop singers were Ariana Grande, releasing her “Thank U Next album” and singing in single, “7 Rings”. Many of her songs encompassing messages of women independence and upbeat breakup songs.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, a British songwriter and singer had very many popular songs, this year he has changed his style. He’s been collaborating with rap and rock writing, incorporating more genres into his songs. His music still has a pop feel to it, just with a little jazz to it. He’s released the songs Beautiful People, Cross me and many other singles. He also released the album No.6 Collaborations Project. (Hit “2” to read more)

How to Stay Cozy and Cute

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In Ohio once Halloween is over winter weather officially starts. We always have our first snow before Thanksgiving. Cincinnati just had its first snow last week. The temperature is dropping and the layer of clothes is rising. I’m gonna show you just a few ways to stay warm and look cute at the same time.

Turtleneck outfit
Sweater outfit

Sweaters and turtle necks are probably the most simple things to wear when it’s cold out. They’re also the most versatile. You can put lays under it, like a flannel under a sweater showing the collar and cuffs. You can also put things over it like a simple jacket. They can go with any pants like leggings and jean. Sweaters can be a comfy outfit or a nice outfit depending on how you style it. However turtle necks always look nicer no matter how you put them.

Simple cardigan outfit

Cardigans, much like sweaters are a very simple things to wear. You can easy put them over anything such as a tee shirt or a dress shirt. Cardigans can be an extra woolly layer to keep you warm or you can just wear a cute thin one to the looks.

Matching plaid scarf outfit

Not so much as an outfit piece, but an accessory, scarves can and a lot to a look. Plaid scarves have become very popular, you can pair them with anything that matches. You can wear them with a plain long sleeve. They can be a nicer look when warm inside, making you look warm and cozy, but dressed up at the same time.

Plaid pants paired with a plain sweater

Speaking of plaid, patterned pants have also been a trend, bringing a blast from the past. Plaid or checked leggings and skinny jeans have blown up. You can also find pants with patterns such as stripes and checkered. These are a lot harder to match things to. Getting black and white patterned pants would make it the easiest, being able to go with any plain colored shirt. However colored pants can would with any plain shirt that matches the colors on the pants.

Senior Night Photo Gallery

This week was the last Football game for West Clermont’s 2019 season. The last home game is always senior night, celebrating the senior football players. This year our senior wore the numbers: 13, 8, 30, 78, 5, 61, 55, 14, 44, 20, 33, 4, 25, 62, 46, 10, 22, 34, 14, and 44. The Wolves had a hard fraught win against Kings 35-19.

(Few pictures taken by Sheila Fontaine)