By Maureen Loftus
Celebrities have been around for a very long time. The Middle Ages had famous troubadours, the Renaissance had painters, there have been opera singers and silent actors. For the past few decades, celebrities have been singers like Madonna and talk show hosts like Oprah. Much more recently, a new kind of “celebrity” has emerged:YouTubers. These people make lots of money by just filming and broadcasting their lives. Some of their videos are fun, like YouTubers who make awesome slime. Then there's the darker side. “Celebrities” who gain followers by causing controversies.
The self-proclaimed sovereigns of controversial YouTubers are Logan and Jake Paul. They each have at least 14 million subscribers each, and they don’t get those numbers by making fluffy slime. Most recently, Logan Paul got in huge trouble for filming in the Japanese ‘suicide forest’. That’s just the latest in a string of disreputable behavior. Their videos can be rude, offensive, and uncivil. After many of his dangerous outdoor stunts, Jake Paul is certified the worst neighbor ever. Those are the mild ones. These videos can teach kids and teenagers bad lessons. Like how being rude to people makes you look cool. If teens see their idols doing irresponsible things, and getting away with them, they might think they are acceptable. Most of what they do is not acceptable, like lighting a pool on fire. The Paul brothers could be ushering in a new generation of pyromaniacs by lighting up anything within arms reach!
They should not be allowed to keep glorifying their crazy and dangerous lives. And people shouldn’t watch it.
By: Erika Wu and Jadelyn Lou
Spring. Bunnies, Easter eggs, and flowers. These are some things that emerge during spring. Spring occurs between March 20 and June 21 in the northern hemisphere. Many thoughts about spring relates to Easter, Coachella Festival, and flowers. However, these aren’t the only things that people look forward to. They also look forward to what happens during spring, holidays in spring, and where people go during spring break.
During spring, flowers bloom into the beautiful shape they look like in pictures. More people tend to enjoy spring due to its creation of nature. Also, according to an article in Yougov.com, “While for the majority (30%) of 18-34 year old Americans summer is their favorite season, this is the case for just 20% of those aged 55 and over. 37% of 55s and older prefer spring above all – the perfect time of year for gardening and enjoying the warmer weather before the height of summer.”
There are many holidays in spring like St. Patrick's Day and April Fools. There is also Easter and Mother’s day. These holidays are both celebrated by tradition. Mother's day is about celebrating and being grateful for your mother. Easter is about Christians celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection, St. Patrick’s Day is about the death of St. Patrick, and April Fools Day is about pranking each other.
Spring break is the time where people bond with their families and/or friends. You can travel to many places due to the warmer weather. Spring isn't too hot like summer and not too cold like winter; Spring is just right. People go to places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City, and more.
Many festivals occur during Spring, including the Coachella Music Festival, which is one of the more popular music festivals in the spring. This event is located in Indio, CA, about 130 miles away from Los Angeles. The general pass admission for three days is $429, and prices have increased. A lot of people state that the Coachella is one of the best music festivals they’ve been to. Many artists perform in this festival such as The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem. You can also download an app to help you schedule when you want to go there because tickets sell out quickly. There are also multiple decorations such as pieces of art. Various festivals happen during this time such as the Stagecoach in Indio. If the tickets are already sold out for the Coachella, don’t be worried, because you can always enjoy the other upcoming music festivals.
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