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Overwatch

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On Tuesday 17th and Thursday the 19th, we had our Overwatch competition. This event was sponsored by the Journalism crew. The winning teams advisory will be glorified with a scrumptious cake.  Team DB-O took home the gold winning all their games with a clean swipe. Their team consisted Jonathan Adamic, Jackson Wilde, Jaxson Goeckeritz, Joey Medlyn, Will Terry, Touma Ziegler. The event took place during January 17 and 19th. Journalism was also able to livestream the event on Twitch TV allowing viewers to tune into the event. It was a major success for the teams that came and played.

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Going live

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Social media is swarming with like, follows, and hearts, but not everything is pitch perfect. Facebook recently added a live stream feature, allowing people to video whatever they’re doing in real life time. However; not everything needs to be broadcasted to the internet world.

Everyone always wants to start the new year off with a bang. The first week of January really did start with a shock. Two men and two women of African American nationality were arrested for kidnapping an innocent 18 year old caucation male from Chicago suffering from schizophrenia. To make matters worse, they went live on facebook and tortured this young man with hundreds and thousands of people watching. Surprisingly, the video went viral all over the internet. This crime is utterly unthinkable. The 4 people are now being held for charges of hate crime. The four were held without bail as of Friday the 6th.

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TO eat or not to eat

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To eat or not to eat? I was stopped by a group of people supporting PETA, People for the Ethnic Treatment of Animals, during my walk through UVU. Over 10% of millennials have already switched to vegan eating. Stores have already stocked up on multiple vegan alternatives. Even the biggest meat eaters wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. However, is there a benefit in going vegan?

Eating vegan also comes with lots of health benefits. It decreases the risk of certain health diseases: blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and many more. Eating vegan comes with many physical benefits: longer life span, healthier skin, and an increase in energy. Going vegan also helps the environment. About 2,400 gallons of water are required to raise one pound of meat. All that water could be saved to go towards agriculture and given to the people. This will be very helpful to third world countries struggling for resources.

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Plucking strings to fame

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The much awaited Lindsey Stirling concert at the UCCU is finally here. Her stylish clothes and fearless violin cords have given me the courage to become a devoted fan. At just 30 years, she has captured the hearts of millions of people. During the past 4 years, she has climbed her way up the Billboard Top 200 with her song Hallelujah.

She has received countless awards, including the Platinum certification for The Billboard Music Award on “Top Dance/Electronic Album,”  in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Gold in Poland and Silver in France. Her electronic style has grabbed the attention of many soon-to-be-fans. Now she stands before us on her worldwide “Brave Enough” tour. On Tuesday October 4th; Lindsey performed her exciting pieces at UVU. Her talent has left people speechless.

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Featured Out of This World

In a World Far Far Away

Carina Nebula Details: Great Clouds

Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)  Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute conducts Hubble science operations.

Goddard is responsible for HST project management, including mission and science operations, servicing missions, and all associated development activities.

In the year 1930, a tiny dwarf planet of about 737.6 mi, which is just a bit smaller the Rhode Island, was discovered. This planet is called Pluto, our favorite dwarf planet since 2006. Pluto currently stands 327 light minutes from the sun, that is about 3654860630.14 miles away. If an astronaut planned to travel to Pluto it would take 9 years, 5 months and 25 days to reach the surface of that tiny dwarf planet. Pluto’s surface is composed of 98% Nitrogen ice. It sure makes it a pretty cool planet, a winter wonderland. On the date March 23rd, 2178, this small planet will complete its first orbit around the sun since discovery. It will take this planet 248 earth years to complete an orbit. Hopefully this little lone planet makes a breathtaking orbit around the sun. One day your great grand children will tell the tale of Pluto’s orbit. In addition, Pluto has 5 beautiful moons that orbit peacefully around the planet:

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Blasting to the Steven Universe

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Your soon to be favorite show is none other than Steven Universe. This show is an animated action-fantasy cartoon, lasting up to 10-15 minutes per episode. Multiple websites have rated this show highly: TV.com rated Steven Universe 8.7/10 and IMDb rated this show as 8.4/10.

The plot of Steven Universe revolves around a young boy around the age of 12. He lives with creatures called gems from another planet, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Steven is half-gem and half-human being raised by his father after his mother passed to give Steven life. Steven lives with the gems and embark on magical adventures and finds the true power of his gem. The space gems came to earth to stop its destruction and now it takes place thousands of years after the war for earth’s freedom. This show has grown so large that it has gotten its own comic series. Many fans have already picked up a copy and are anxiously awaiting the next episode and comic.

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is a Big Deal

Everyone loves watching tv, no matter where it’s from. However, people, these days get stuck with what shows to watch next. No need to worry, I have the solution.

This highly rated show is Walking Dead, a horror fiction. This tv show is rated 4 and a half out of 5 stars on Netflix, and an 8.7 out of 10 on IMDb. This shows plot is filled with suspense, action, surviving the undead, and friendship. Survivors band together to keep the last of humanity alive by fighting their way through herds of the undead. The show is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. This show will leave you wanting more each second, waiting with suspense from the cliffhangers and nerve wracking deaths of a few beloved characters.

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