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Monday, September 24, 2018

                                                              The No Waste Lifestyle
Sophia, Rams Record Editor

I have always been intrigued by the no-waste life styles. A no-waste lifestyle is living a life to create as little waste as you can to help the environment. A lot of people start with a “why”. WHY am I doing this?  Do you hate to see plastic floating around in rivers and on the side of roads? Do you hate to see thousands of pounds of trash in abandoned landfills? Your reasons could be anything you want them to be. Maybe you want to just try this lifestyle because you think it would be cool.
The first thing you can do is completely use your non-environmental friendly shampoo bottles,  bags of chips, and plastic bags from the grocery store and try buying things in bulk. You can buy shampoo bars and safety razors that are more environmentally friendly. The razors have no plastic, and they come with extra razor blades. Recycle whatever you can and compost whenever you can to help produce less trash and waste. You can donate items as gifts for your friends. The fewer items you throw in the trash the better. You need to remember that this is going to take a while. You can’t change your whole lifestyle to help change the environment in one day. This will take time.
It will help if you can buy washable cloths instead of paper towels and napkins too. A lot of people buy reusable bags,  bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo cutlery, and women buy different feminine-care products that are less waste producing. You can always watch videos to learn more, but you need to remember that yes this will take time. NO this will not be easy, but I promise it will be worth it!

This is what we don’t want    

This is what we DO want!!!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

      How to Get Followers on Twitch  
Jacob,Rams Record Editor 

       This is just a guide on how to get followers on Twitch, or to use as a guide for people who have misconceptions on live streaming.

 Tip #1 STREAM OFTEN! A regular live streamer will stream as much as a full time job. Yes, I know what your saying. That’s a long time! Yeah this isn’t... How should I say, this isn’t just about playing games. You need to stream a lot because people don’t watch others for 1 hour and leave. No! No! No! If I leave a stream in the morning and I go to work or school I should be able to watch the stream later. If you don’t want to search the person up again because you’re lazy, you can just follow them.

 Tip #2 INTERACT WITH YOUR WITH YOUR VIEWERS!!! Your viewers are gonna get bored if you don’t read the chat. That’s because it will make them feel special and part of the community. Personally I like to use two monitors. One for reading and one for playing the game. But do whatever works for you. Maybe even let them play a game with you.

 Tip #3 KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING! You can’t just turn on a camera and play a game you have to make a title for the stream, make sure your game capture software is running smoothly, test your microphone. Nobody wants to watch a stream with nobody talking.

 Tip #4 GET GOOD EQUIPMENT!!! Nothing fancy at the start though. You don’t need a $500 studio microphone a $1000 gaming computer and a 1080p camera. A camera is just so people can see your face expressions and be more connected. Just keep it simple maybe a $50 microphone like a Blue Yeti or a Blue snowball microphone. You don’t need the best computer just make sure the stream is at least 30 frames per second and is at least 480 or 720P (720,480,and 1080P are resolutions or how high quality a screen is). Extra points for 1080P. Thank you for reading and keep in mind I hardly have scratched the tip of the iceberg when writing this. So, if you want more info just look it up on YouTube.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

                     Fourth Nor’easter in Three Weeks
Rams Record Editor

Wednesday, March 21 a Nor’easter hit the Northeast region. This was the fourth Nor’easter in three weeks. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled because of the large snow amounts. A fatal crash in New York, and two in New Jersey were blamed on slippery conditions and poor visibility. The two Governors called a state of emergency. New Jersey Transit pulled their busses of the road around 3 pm, when the storm picked up. The weather system was what was left of a strong storm that barreled through the south. The awesome storm brought hail in Texas on Sunday, tornadoes in Alabama on Monday, and on Tuesday, severe storms in Florida. Utilities reported more than 88,000 people without power, and of those 73,000 were in New Jersey. The last time there have been four Nor’easters so close together, was 2015 with four storms from January 26 to February 15.
A Nor’easter is a long area of low pressure that travels up the east coast. It gets its name because the winds typically come from the northeast. Many storms have large amounts of snowfall, but not all Nor’easters have snow. They occur year round, but are most frequent from September to April. The storms normally develop between Georgia and New Jersey and move north to New England and Canada. The jet stream transports cold air south out of Canada then east. Then the Atlantic Ocean warm air tries to move north. This causes a difference in temperature with the warm air over the water and the cold over the land. All of these things cause the Nor’easter storm.      


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Michael, Rams Record Editor

It’s almost all-star weekend and the votes are in. There has been a lot of controversy over
the players who have and haven’t been selected. First, let’s look at who was selected. The two
captains for the new all-star draft system are LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The rest of the
starters are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan,
Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. The reserves are LaMarcus
Aldridge, Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Al Horford, Damian Lillard, Kevin
Love, Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns,
John Wall, and Russell Westbrook.
You may be reading this and asking where are Paul George, Devin Booker, Lou Williams, Nikola
Jokic, Donovan Mitchell, and maybe even Goran Dragic? The Heat have been killing it recently
and in my opinion Dragic is the reason why. You may say Chris Paul but I think he’s been injured
too much to be an all-star.  Well, if you were wondering, I was wondering that too. These guys
have been disrespected by fans and media, especially Paul George. He’s been a top 3 defender in
the NBA and he hasn’t skipped a beat on offense, continuing to be a great three-point shooter and
just a great all around scorer.
In my opinion Paul George, Devin Booker, and Lou Williams are all having better seasons than
Klay Thompson and Donovan Mitchell is having one of the best rookie seasons in the modern era.
I think Goran Dragic deserves to be an all-star more than John Wall because the Heat have been
great and the Wizards have been disappointing.
I also think Nikola Jokic deserves the spot over Draymond Green but I think it just came down to
the fact that there are more Warriors fans than Nuggets fans. There have been some injuries and
to replace those players they put in Andre Drummond for John Wall and they replaced Demarcus
Cousins with Paul George so at least one big snub is now on the team. Who is to replace Kevin
Love is undecided but I’ll leave a link to five possible candidates.

By: Madelyn/Rams Editor

He shoots and he scores! Or, was that SHE! Your never know which CCS basketball team is ruling the court! In case you are interested in basketball as a spectator or participant, I wanted to let you know about Chichester school basketball. We at Chichester have always had strong Basketball teams. However, this year we could use some players, especially on the girls team. There are four teams in all. The  team you will be assigned to depends on your grade level. The 5-6 grade boys have their own team. The girls also have a team this year but there are not many players on it so they need players. If you want to play, go see Mr. Cipriano as soon as possible. The 5th and 6th graders girls practices are: Monday-Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. On Wednesday it is from 4:00-5:30 pm. There's no practice on Thursday but on Friday there is a practice right after school from 2:45-4:00. The 5th and 6th boys practices are on Monday-Tuesday 2:45-4:00 and on Thursday and Friday they have practice from 2:45-4:00 again. On Friday the boys and girls practice is together.
Seventh and eighth grade boys have a pretty good sized team. The 7th and 8th grade girls team only has 8 players so they could also use some players. The boy practices are on Monday and Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 and on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:30-7:00. The girls practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30 and on Wednesday their practice is from 2:45-4:00. On Friday they do not have practice.
Just to recap, if you would like to play, especially for the girls’ team, then just let Mr. Cipriano know at tcipriano@sau53.org and he will give you more information about playing. If you can’t play this season, consider playing next season.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

                                                      Jaylen Brown’s Injury
By: Caleb, Ram’s Staff Editor
Jaylen Brown suffered a scary injury in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went in for a dunk and then lost his balance afterward and landed on his upper back and neck area. Brown was stretchered off  the court for precautionary reasons, but wanted to walk back to the locker room by himself.
After the game Brown sent out a tweet saying: “Appreciate everybody. I'm ok .. Got a headache tho. đŸ¤• Good team win!!” Before he left the game Brown had 14 points and 5 rebounds. But with that win the celtics clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs for the C’s.  
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

                                                     2018 Drama Club

By Dillon, Rams Staff Editor

This year's Drama Club is definitely going to be the most difficult show. We will be performing Beauty and the Beast!!! I will have first-hand knowledge of this, as I am playing Beast in this story about an arrogant young prince and his castle's servants falling under the spell of a wicked enchantress. The enchantress transforms him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl, Belle, enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father, Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
This year is especially hard because the drama club has been upgrading the sound system and is replacing the light board. The drama club needs help to make this the best show that they have done. We also have another problem. Our main director, sadly, has stage 2 breast cancer. Now because of this challenge, she won’t be able to join us for most of the practices. The entire Drama Club is trying to find ways to make this one of the best shows that Drama has ever done, in honor of our director.
On Friday, April 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 14 from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Chichester Central School’s Drama Club will be performing this year’s play. Tickets are $5 and there are popcorn, baked good and pictures for sale. The ticket money helps make it possible for drama club to keep these amazing performances coming year after year.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Image result for football         Super Bowl Outcome

By: Michael; staff editor

The Super Bowl finished with the Philadelphia Eagles winning. The backup quarterback Nick Foles defeated five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The game went back and forth between the offenses. The game was going to end with whose defense gets the stop or who scores the quickest. With about two minutes remaining in the game Tom Brady and his offense were down by five. They were trying to have another Super Bowl comeback. On one play Tom Brady got ready to throw a pass downfield and the Eagles defensive line collapsed on him and forced a fumble. This was a game changer because the Eagles were in field goal range. Once the Patriots stopped them the Eagles kicked a field goal with 50 seconds remaining.
Tom Brady has had so many miracle comebacks in his lifetime. Starting at nine yard line the Eagles forced the Pats to make it 4th down and 10. Tom Brady then threw a laser and converted the play. The Patriots had 20 seconds left to play. They needed to score a touchdown and get the two point conversion. Tom Brady was trying to get closer to the end zone so he didn't have to throw up a bomb to the endzone. One of his passes almost got intercepted by the Eagles cornerback. With ten seconds remaining they had to go for a hail mary. The ball was snapped and Tom Brady dropped back, the pressure came and he broke out of a tackle. He scrambled out to the right. Tom Brady threw a hail mary to Gronkowski. The ball got tipped and Amendola and Hogan couldn't  get the rebound. The Philadelphia Eagles won the 52nd Lombardi trophy. The Eagles, Nick Foles won MVP in Super Bowl 52.

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                Another Unlucky Storm Season for 2018
By Dillon, staff editor
Well, it looks like 2018 has been getting a lot of snow storms. This is one of the past storms. The name of which all who survived this winter of 2018 will remember as Grayson, a bombogenesis that occurred on January 12th. This storm was predicted to go all the way from parts of Louisiana to Canada. The predictions were correct. It also looks like there was some rain as well as snow in parts of the East Coast.
On Friday, January 12, 2018 several airport flights were delayed. Between that Friday and Saturday we were expecting to have some icy roads and it was very difficult to travel. On Saturday morning we were also expecting there to be huge freeze-ups, power outages, and even trees down. There were about 80,000 power outages and about 11 people died from the freezing cold temperatures.
Between 6 and 12 inches of snow was expected throughout the top half of Pennsylvania, 3-6 inches from Canada to Kentucky and about 1-3 inches from Canada to Tennessee. The rain was expected to be from 2.5 to 3 inches from 2 PM on Thursday to 4 PM on Friday.
Also during the storm, there were flood warnings in Allegheny County and any surrounding places. The reason that the flood warning was there is because the rain was supposed to warm up and melt some of the snow. This would also cause black ice, making it unsafe to drive.   
According to Meteorologists, we will be experiencing normal cold temperatures during the months of February and March. Some heavy precipitation along the Atlantic Seaboard is expected.
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Friday, February 9, 2018

                                               Basset Hounds
By Andrew, Rams staff editor

Most people think basset hounds are just house pets.  That is true but there is more to it. They are very useful,  Basset hounds have short legs, which means their nose is low to the ground.  Why is that valuable? It means that  Basset hounds are perfect for hunting. They can smell things or animals on the ground, like rabbits.  But when they are not hunting they are laid back and enjoy their families.
Besides hunting, basset hounds are not very active.  Nowadays people  don't consider bassets as hunting dogs, but they still are.  They weigh 45-60 pounds and can be 15 inches tall.   They usually live to 12-13 years old.  If you already have a dog, basset hounds would be a great addition because they go along great with other dogs and kids.  They will bark if necessary, but not usually.  
The basset hound is part of the hound family.  Another famous hound is the bloodhound.  Like the basset hound, it has long ears and it has red eyes. The bloodhound is much taller than the basset hound.  The bloodhound can grow  to 27 inches. The bloodhound is not for hunting because it doesn't have short legs, and its nose is not close to the ground.  Both dogs are great dogs to have around.
Whether you like to hunt or you just want to relax, basset hounds are perfect for you. They can comfort  you whenever you need them.  They can be perfect for any occasion.  Basset hounds are great dogs.

Follow this link if you are interested in adopting a basset hound.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Matt, Rams staff editor

Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop products.  It can be used for any technology involved with biological systems or living organisms to make or modify products or processes for specific use.
Biotechnology has led to the development of antibiotics. In 1928, Alexander Fleming  discovered mold.  Howard Florey's work led to the antibiotic formed by the mold. In 1940, penicillin became available for medicinal use to treat bacterial infections.
There are different types of biotechnology.  For example, bio-pharmaceutical technologies which manufacture medicines and antibiotics. Environmental biotechnology which is a hugely expanding industry in the 21st century. Those involved in Environmental tech study the natural environment and find more efficient ways of creating reusable energy.
    Bioprocessing involves using micro-organisms and enzymes to develop different products. It has been used for hundreds of years to make breads, yeast and yogurt from cultures.
None of the different types of biotechnology are even close to being the same in any way.  Every type has an entirely different topic on which they focus. There are no two types that are the same.  In the future, biotechnology of all types could be the most relevant endeavor in the world.  Even those we can't imagine right now.  

Friday, January 26, 2018

                          Real Madrid’s Wins and Trophies  
By Tristan,Staff Editor
The Real Madrid team is again defining an era in soccer, having  won three European titles. In 2014, they won the Club World Cup. In 2017, they broke a record by clinching 5 titles in a calendar year for the first time ever. They clinched the European Cup, Club World Cup, LaLiga, the European Super Cup, and the Spanish Cup. In 2011-12, three trophies were added to the case by Real Madrid. The most important one is the Liga title.  
Two more wins arrived in the second season. The first was the European Super Cup against Sevilla. They also won their first World Club Cup against San Lorenzo. Real MadrĂ­d´s most historic year was in 2014, when they won the most trophies.
Alongside Europe's elite competition, they also won the LaLiga in 2016-17. They also won their third European Super Cup and second Club World Cup, which was played in Japan. The 2017-18 season started by Real MadrĂ­d winning another European Super Cup, overcoming Manchester United. They also won their tenth Spanish Super Cup. In December 2017, they won another World Club Cup trophy, setting a new record of winning five trophies in the same year. All in all, Real Madrid has a stupendous number of trophies and wins.