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Thursday, May 16, 2019

                                                    Smoking Should Be Illegal

By: Camdyn Despres

Did you know that there are about 480,000 deaths a year caused by smoking and tobacco use? In addition to that about 50,000 people a year die from secondhand smoking. Smoking is extremely dangerous for the smoker,   the people around them, and the environment that they are in. According to D.A.R.E., Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education class, smoking can cause heart disease, lung cancer, colds, and upper respiratory problems. Smoking is not beneficial to anyone or anything and it should be illegal for everyone in all parts of the world.
Smoking should be illegal in all parts of the world because it is linked to many serious health issues. Smoking can cause lung disease. Lung disease prevents the lungs from working how they are supposed to. People who smoke tend to have more colds. Lung disease can also lead to respiratory issues.  Another health issue that can be brought on by smoking is heart disease. Heart disease is very dangerous and in some cases it has been deadly. One out of every five lives taken away to heart disease in the United States of America have been people who have smoked or do smoke. Serious and fatal health issues is one of the many reasons that smoking should be illegal in all parts of the world.
Smoking should be illegal in all parts of the world because it is very harmful to the environment. It causes colossal amounts of toxic waste to go into our environment. The more than two-hundred known chemicals inside cigarette butts get into our many water sources and our ground soil. The chemicals are very harmful to the wildlife and can damage their habitats. Smoking is also very bad for the people who are in the environment that he smoker is in which is called second hand smoke. Second-hand smoking includes breathing in the smoke of someone’s cigarette and being near a burning cigarette. Second-hand smoking is very dangerous and can be fatal. The D.A.R.E book states that “almost 50,000 deaths per year can be attributed to secondhand smoke”. Children who live with smokers or breath in smoke from cigarettes are at risk to experience ear infections, asthma attacks, lung infections, coughing, wheezing, and in some serious cases, death. Secondhand smoking is a very serious problem. Another way that smoking is harmful to the environment is that it can damage land and buildings such as our beloved homes. In 2012-2016, a yearly 18,100 home fires which started up by people smoking killed about 590 people. Smoking is very harmful to our environment and the people in the environment which is one of the many reasons why smoking should be illegal in all parts of the world.     
Although a lot of people think smoking should be illegal, many people disagree with that statement. According to the University of Adelaide in Australia, there are actually some benefits to smoking. One of them being that you  have a better chance of avoiding obesity. Smoking can make food less tasty which causes them to resist the urge to eat as much. You also have a lower of getting Parkinson’s disease. If you look at the big picture those benefits that come from smoking do not outweigh life threatening diseases and illnesses that are caused by smoking.
Smoking is not beneficial to anyone or anything so it should be illegal in all parts of the world.  It is very harmful to the smoker, and to the environment. It causes diseases and illnesses that can take your life away in a second. Cigarette smoke has over 200 toxic chemicals in it that can destroy our environment and the wildlife that live in our environment. If you or a loved one smokes and wants to quit, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 for some advice that can help save someone’s life.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

                                                   NBA TEAM RANKINGS
                                by Michael and Caleb, Rams Record Editors

                                                                        NBA Team Rankings
         Here I have my 2018-2019 NBA season team rankings.           Click the link above to look at the 3-page slideshow           explaining why I ranked the teams in their respective           places. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

                                                                        Dad jokes
By:Jacob and Evan, Rams Record Editor

  • How many apples grow on trees?
  • All of them

  • 5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.

  • Did you know the first French fries weren't actually cooked in France?
  • They were cooked in Greece

  • Don’t trust atoms they make up everything.

  • What do you call someone with no body and no nose?
  • Nobody knows.
  • Why can’t you have a nose 12 inches long?
  • Because it would be a foot.
  • How do you make a kleenex dance?
  • Put some boogie into it !
  • What do you call a fake noodle?
  • an impasta.
  • Can February March?
  • No,April May
  • Wanna hear a joke about paper.
  • Nevermind it’s TEARrible.
  • Where did the one legged waiter work?
  • IHOP
  • I was going to take an all almond diet.
  • But in the end I thought it was nuts!
  • Where do you learn to make ice-cream-
  • Sunday school.
  • I’m so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!
  • What do you call a sketchy Italian neighborhood-
  • the spaghetto.
  • Did you hear about the "kid-napping" at school?
  • It's fine, he woke up.
  • The rotation of the Earth really makes my day.
  • Did you hear the rumor of the butter.
  • Nevermind I'm not gonna spread it.
  • Did you hear the story of the cookie?
  • It was very crumby.

                TOP 10 NBA PLAYERS of ALL TIME!
                                                        By Ireland Baines, Rams Record Editor

                                                      TOP 10 NBA

                                   Click the Link to Discover
                                    The Top 10 NBA Players
                                     of ALL Time! 

Cultural Food
Belgian Waffles
By Lydia, Rams Record Editor

2 cups of all purpose flour
¾ cup of sugar
3 ½ teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs (separated)
1 ½ cup whole milk
1 cup butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup

In bowl #1 combine flour, sugar, and baking powder
In bowl #2 lightly beat egg yolks
In bowl #2 also add milk, butter, and vanilla.
Stir the contents of bowl #2 into dry ingredients in bowl #1. Mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff peak forms
Fold into batter
Bake on a waffle iron
Afterward, top with strawberries or syrup or anything you would like to put on your waffle.

Monday, November 5, 2018

                              Call Of Duty Black Ops 4
By: Dale, Rams Record editor

Call of Duty Black Ops 4  is the newest CoD game with millions of people playing everyday. It is reported that the game is better than Fortnite and PUBG. You do not need to spend money to get things, except for DLC. Bo4 has 3 game modes including Blackout, Multiplayer, and Zombies.
Let's start talking about Blackout. It is one of CoD’s first battle royale game modes. It consists of solos, duos, and squads, with up to 80 players. That is 20 fewer than Fortnite and PUBG, and 16 more than the Firestorm Battle Royale mode in Battlefield 5. The game includes all of the previous maps found in the other CoD games.
Now let's talk about Multiplayer.  First of all, the graphics will leave you speechless. You can play Hardcore TDM, Kill Confirmed, and many more modes. Some of the modes are won by the team which has the most kills at the end of the time. Some have certain kill limits that your team has to reach to win.
Finally, we move on to Zombies which has 3 maps IX, Voyage of Despair,  and Blood of the Dead. Zombies is an intense multiplayer and singleplayer mode. You can play alone with bots. There are many waves with each wave getting harder and harder.
This is just a Quick summary of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. If you want to experience the full game and all of its features then buy it for yourself at your local game store. There are many stores to choose from Here’s a list to get you started.
Insured for 2 years at 7.99.

Playstation Store




Thursday, November 1, 2018

                                                     Surprise Cake Recipe!
By Savannah, Ram Record editor

Ingredients 😁
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, softened (Not melted!) and some for pan
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups of buttercream frosting
Directions 😂  
  1. First multiply the ingredients by 4.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then set it aside.
  4. Prepare the pans so that the cake does not stick to the pans. You can spray them with cooking spray, rub the sides and bottom with butter, use flour, or use parchment paper.
  5. Beat the butter and the sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Mix together for about 3 to 5 minutes on medium speed.
  6. Next, add in the eggs one at a time. Beat until the batter is very smooth and creamy-looking. Make sure that the eggs are at room temp.
  7. Beat in half of the flour, baking powder, and the salt. Add it into the mixer at low speed. Mix until it has all been incorporated.
  8. Beat in the milk and vanilla. Alternate between the dry and wet ingredients. Stream in the milk on a low speed.  
  9. Next beat in the flour mixture until no flour is revealed. Be sure to stir by hand with a spatula so that you can get all of the flour that may still be at the bottom of the bowl.
  10. Divide the batter evenly between cake pans. Make sure that it is not filled to the top because when they are in the oven they will rise.
  11. Take a spatula and smooth out the tops. After that gently tap the pans against the counter/table to get rid of all the air bubbles.
  12. Bake from 25 to 30 minutes. When it is done it should have puffed up and look golden brown. Another way to test it is to take a toothpick and stab it into the cake, in multiple places. When you take it out it should come out clean.
  13. Let it cool for about 15 minutes in the pan. Then take a silicone spatula and trace the inside-edges of the pan to make sure that it did not stick.
  14. Flip the cakes out of the pans and then turn them right side up to make sure that they cool completely.
How to Assemble 😎
  1. First put down a bottom layer of cake. Then put a layer of buttercream frosting.
  2. Next put a second layer of cake on top of the first and put a layer of buttercream frosting. Repeat this until you only have one cake left to stack.
  3. Leave the last layer of cake separate for now because you will incorporate that later.
  4. Now comes the hard part, you will cut out a medium-sized circle through the second and third layer of the cake. Be sure NOT to cut the bottom layer of cake.
  5. Fill the cake with you favorite candy, for example: sprinkles, m&m’s, chocolate chips.
  6. Now around the circle of the (temporary) top layer, put some buttercream. Then place the last layer of cake. After that frost the whole cake. Then put it in the refrigerator to cool some more.
 This is an idea of what the cake should come out to be like! 😋
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