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By Anya Sleeper Sheppard and Eva Ciobanu
We created these memes by making our own captions and finding pictures that suited them.
When you like to burn in the shower
When your parents tell you you’re getting a baby brother
When your teacher asks you a question but you’re half asleep
When you stay up until 3am watching Netflix and you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror
When your mom chooses the worst time to take your picture
When your mom tells you to come to the table to eat, and when you get there the food is not ready
Before you get ready vs after you get ready
When you use WAY too much hair gel
When you wake up in the middle of the night and have to pee
When someone says they hate someone but then they start hanging out with them
When every day is a bad hair day
When your candy bar wrapper crinkles really loud in class
When someone says they will meet you somewhere, but they never come
When you’re in the front of the line at the grocery store but your mom hasn’t come back yet
When your phone is charged but it runs out immediately
By Dylan Herring and Oliver
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Do you like animals? If so this quiz will make you rethink your knowledge around animals. We guarantee that you will not get a higher score than 8 out of 10. Here is the link to an animal quiz in Google forms:
By Sylvia Benjamin
Valentine’s day, February 14th, is a day of getting together with your special someone, going out, giving and receiving gifts and chocolate. But what do you do when you’re alone on Valentines day? It might seem sad to be single and not receiving any Valentines on this day, but there are still plenty of things to do so that you can be just as happy as all the couples.
By Maureen Loftus
Photos by Amy Cheung
On February 6th, students from 7th and 8th grade (and some from 6th grade) presented their Science and Maker Fair projects. The cafeteria, library, and red tile area were all full of multi-colored tri fold boards. They were the product of almost a month of work. There was also a robotics display in the cafeteria.
By Ishaan Bhattacharya
Welcome back to the Giannini Politics Update! Today there will be one topic of discussion: Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, that is currently making its investors rich, has recently sunk below $10,000 and is now 50% off its all time high. The last time Bitcoin fell below the $10,000 mark was November 2017. Bitcoin could be falling behind in the cryptocurrency business as it dropped almost 19% within 24 hours.
Now, some people may be wondering what Bitcoin is. Well, Bitcoin is a new form of currency created in 2009 by an unknown identity using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin transactions are made without banks. But still, much of the excitement over Bitcoin is about getting rich by trading it.The price of a single Bitcoin skyrocketed into the thousands in 2017. Some people just buy Bitcoins hoping to see the price skyrocket (therefore making them rich), but it is useful for several other reasons as well.
First of all, Bitcoin makes international payments easy because of the fact that they are not tied to any subject or country regulation. In addition, small businesses may like them because there are no credit card fees involved. Lastly, Bitcoins can be used to purchase merchandise anonymously.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin may replace regular currency in the future, so make sure to stay tuned for more news regarding cryptocurrencies.
The Giannini Beacon Gazette is a news site created by the Journalism Club students of A.P. Giannini Middle School and sponsored by Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC).