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Black Friday is the day of the year that everyone is either really excited for, or completely dreads, there is no in between. However, the great deals are always great, even if the crowds aren’t. Black Friday will be very different this year with Covid being a factor. Some stores are handling it differently than others are, but many people are planning to stick to online shopping. Black Friday isn’t a big deal too many, but it can be fun to go into the chaos and get yourself some deals.
Despite everything going on in the world, from the recent presidential election, to the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, there are still people who just do some pretty wack things. In this edition of Wack News, we have a family cooking chicken in the strangest way possible, a competition bird selling for a large sum of cash, and many more!
All around the globe, people have waited anxiously along with Americans on Wednesday as the U.S. presidential poll results trickled in with no clear victor in sight. As everyone waits patiently, here is what some other countries have had to say, or should I say not say, about the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
The biggest debate in all sports is who is the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan or Lebron James. These two different basketball players have played in two different eras of basketball. Jordan has played for the Chicago Bulls who he is most nautible played for and the Washington Wizards where as Lebron James has played for the Cavaliers twice, Miami and The Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan played in the era where defense wins championships and 60 point games weren’t common especially in the playoffs. Lebron is playing in era is where high scoring games are most common and technology is improving guys performance and where they have specific diets for specific people. Here are the some battles between Jordan and Lebron.
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In honor of it being Halloween, everyone has been getting in the spooky mood lately. This may be the best Halloween we’ve had in a while, if Covid stays out of it. Halloween 2020 will be on a Saturday night and it will be a full moon. Many Halloweens events have been cancelled already. In hopes that our great Halloween will happen, here is a list of some of the scariest and most haunted places in the United States.
5. Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel was the biggest inspiration for the very popular horror movie, “The Shining”. The inspiration for the movie came to Stephen King after staying in the most haunted room of the hotel, room 217. The hotel is in the middle of the Rocky Mountains and is said to be the most haunted hotel in the United states. It is said that the hotel is haunted by a very large amount of ghosts, ranging from celebrities, children, pets, and even the original owner of the hotel, Freelan Stanley. Staff of the hotel claim they have visibly seen Stanley and his wife enjoying their afterlife in the hotel.
Many of the ghosts in the hotel are well known due to their late celebrity status, however one of the most known ghosts is named Jack. He haunts the concert hall of the hotel and thinks he runs the place. It is 11:00 P.M. curfew at the hotel. Guests have reported hearing Jack yell, “Get out!” when the clock strikes 11:00. Many other ghosts live in the hotel. Guests have reported being nudged, hearing voices, feeling watched, and seeing a person one second, then them disappearing the next. Many rooms in the hotel have been said to be the best for paranormal activity. Guests try their best to get these rooms, however they are normally booked and several visitors have even been put on a waiting list for these rooms.
4. AZ Field of Screams
The AZ Field of Scream is the scariest cornfield haunted attraction in the U.S. It holds a large variety of characters played by very experienced actors. The actors do have the opportunity to touch you and if they feel that it is needed to scare you, they may pull your hair, arm, or clothing. People who haven’t claimed it were the scariest attraction that they’ve ever been to. Many said they left with tears from being so terrified.
The corn maze was planted over an old, rundown and forgotten cemetery. The dead from the cemetery may still be lurking in the tall field of corn. The attraction’s description says, “You’re walking through a quiet dark cornfield, anticipating every second danger is lurking around the next corner… you walk quietly and suddenly wonder if you are the only ones out there, where AM I? SHUUUUSHHH … then a blood curdling scream in the distance reminding you … they are out there … waiting… for YOU … it’s not IF they will get you … it’s WHEN will they get you … and your brain is screaming RUN! … But where do you run? ….. They are waiting for you …..”. If just that narrative doesn’t scare you, I’m not sure what will. (Hit “2” to read more)
During these unprecedented times I’m sure we have all found it hard to maintain a positive outlook on life. With that being said, there are many ways to spread positivity throughout your own life and those around you. A major way to spread positivity is through kindness. Here’s a list of things you can do to show kindness and spread positivity.
COVID-19 has made big changes to the world since the major outbreak back in March. Restaurants, stores, professional sports are among the closed. Thousands of people throughout the country have gotten laid off because of the fear of COVID taking over. This caused many people to file for unemployment, which in turn led to the government giving out millions of dollars within the past 6 months. This has changed our country in major ways, but how has COVID-19 changed the way students at West Clermont High School are learning today?
On September 18th Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bauer Ginsburg passed away from metastatic pancreas cancer. She died at the age of 97. She was seen as a projector of women and minorities. She was a very small woman, but was incredibly tough. She has helped in giving and protecting many rights of women and creating equality between all people:
The rights to sign a mortgage without a man
The right to have a bank account without a male co-sign
The right to have a job without being discriminated based on gender
The right for women to be pregnant/have kids and work
The right to pension equal to male counterparts
The right for men to receive widowers Social Security benefits
She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She served for years as the most senior member of the Supreme Court, and was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was also the only Jewish woman to serve on the court. As her final wish, she told her granddaughter she wanted her replacement to be decided by the winner of the 2020 election. However, Mitch McConnell claimed President Trump’s nominee will be given a vote on the floor of the Senate. (Hit “2” to read more)