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Different Museums in Memphis TN

                                   

 

By Emma Ray

1-7-22

 

 

There are many museums in Memphis, and each of them have different historical facts/items. Depending upon the type of history you want to learn about, one museum might be better than another.

 

Graceland

Graceland is a place that contains history of Elvis Presley’s life. It tells you about how he got to be famous, his home life, the days leading to his death, and much more. They even show you where he died. If you’re interested in learning about Elvis’s life, this is a great place to go.

 

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Brooks Museum is home to TN's oldest and largest major collection in the world of art. There are more than 10,000 works of art that make up its permanent collection. There are works from places including ancient Greece, Rome, the Americas, and other places. If you’d like to learn about different places and their art, Memphis Brooks Museum is a place for you to check out!

 

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Stax Museum is home to history about soul music. You start your tour in the birthplace of soul music. There are also areas with recording equipment from that period. There’s also a wall of sound, where the walls are filled with cases containing all the albums and singles released by Stax and its subsidiary labels from 1957 – 1975. They also encourage you to dance along with the music and express yourself. There are also many other cool things to learn about at Stax Museum. If you enjoy soul music, this is the place for you!

 

All in all, these are three interesting museums you can find in Memphis TN. Each one teaches you about different times and their history. If you want to learn about something, finding the right museum might just help you out.

 

 

Sources:

https://staxmuseum.com/museum/collection/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55197-d107917-Reviews-Memphis_Brooks_Museum_of_Art-Memphis_Tennessee.html

Brand New 2023 Chevy Tahoe: Next Gen SUV

 

Isaiah shoemaker

1-7-22

 

 

Hello Lynx! I’m back with another article, and today I wanted to do something for your car lovers.  So, without further a due, I present you with the BRAND NEW 2023 Chevy Tahoe NEXT GEN SUV!

 

The brand new, anticipated 2023 Chevy Tahoe is ALMOST here. It is dated to come out this year, but it has no SET date YET. The new Tahoe is luxury type car. This is the fifth (Tahoe) and 12th (Suburban) generations.

 

The new Tahoe has a 5.3-liter V8 in the LS, LT, RST, Z71, and Premier trims. The engine makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and gets 20 mpg on the highway.

 

            The new Tahoe also includes the following features:

 

  • LED headlight throughout the range

  • 22-inch alloy wheels

  • Double panel panoramic roof

  • Vertical LED taillight

  • Unique off-road-ready design for the Z71 model

  • Silver roof rail

  • Exhaust four doors

 

 

            The interior in the Tahoe is a wood trim with the RST model getting unique seats, gray insert, and multiple steering wheel controls. Some more features that come with the Tahoe are the following:

 

  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi

  • Backseat entertainment with 12.6-inch dual screen

  • Navigation

  • 10.2-inch infotainment system

  • Heated and Ventilated front seats

  • Power-adjustable front seats with memory function

  • Improved voice control with built-in Alexa

 

            And finally, the most important part, the price.   The 2023 Chevy Tahoe: Next-Gen Chevy Tahoe SUV is a starting $50,295 and with a top 4WD High Country trim it is $73,895.

 

            I hope you enjoyed this information about this new and improved car, especially if they are looking for a new car. See you next time Lynx!

Omicron: What’s next for us in these trying times?

Answers to your questions and all the latest updates on the omicron variant and all its effects

 

Taylor Moore

1/4/22

 

As this new covid variant takes over our world once more, there are many questions to be asked and not all news sources are reliable. In this article you will get the max amount of information and the cold hard facts about the omicron variant as well as others.

 

What is the Omicron variant?

The Omicron Variant is just another type of the Coronavirus like the Delta variant. Some are worse than others and as of now the Omicron seems to be a milder version compared to others. Although it can spread rapidly and is easier to catch, the symptoms are typically not as bad as Delta and others. The variant was declared as the newest variant in December of 2021 and was first reported by South Africa to the World Health Organization on November 24, 2021.

 

What Should I do if I am exposed?

If you are exposed to any variant of the Coronavirus, you should wear a mask in public and around others for 10 days from the date of exposure. If possible, you should get a test on the fifth day of exposure. These guidelines are highly recommended regardless of your vaccination status. If you start experiencing symptoms of the virus, you should get a test and immediately quarantine until you get your test results.

 

Who is making the decisions on guidelines and mandates?

As most of us know the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is making most of the guidelines and rules for Covid-19, but because all situations are different for states, cities, counties, and school systems a lot of decisions are made within these political bodies by local governments. A lot of decisions are simply left up to the public as too whether they want to follow certain guidelines.

 

What are some reliable news sources can follow to stay safe and stay up to date on the latest news?

According to mitchellsny.com newspapers are the most reliable news source. In the first paragraph of this blog it states, “According to the Institute for Public Relations’ most recent Disinformation in Society Report, newspaper journalists rank as the least-biased, most reliable news source in the eyes of the American population. Even more telling, local newspapers were cited as the most trustworthy source of news in today’s ever-contentious media landscape.” Even though newspapers may not be the most modern or the easiest way to get news, they are certainly the most reliable and least biased. Many newspapers have a website that can make it easier for you and others to get news.

Are vaccines safe?

In Tennessee 51.4% of people are fully vaccinated. As far as safety goes, this is a very controversial topic. Even though vaccines are not yet required, just over half of Tennessee’s population is fully vaccinated. Side effects are normal after your first and second shot. They should only last a couple of days, but this is just a sign that your body is building up protection against the virus. According to the CDC, you should get vaccinated regardless of whether you have had the virus or not. Most people and websites say they feel that the vaccine is safe, but it is still up to you as an individual as to if you choose to be vaccinated or not. If you have questions, it is best to talk to your doctor and get their opinion on what’s right for you.

 

Where can I get a Covid-19 test?

With the surge in the omicron variant, needs for Covid-19 tests are through the roof. You can get at home tests or on-site tests at most any pharmacy such as Walgreens or CVS. At home tests run for an average of $15 each, although since tests are in such high demand,  some places are selling them for as high as $100!

 

I hope this article gave you some information you needed. If you have any other questions about Covid-19, ask your doctor or go to www.CDC.gov for answers.

 

Credits: CDC.com, Mitchellsny.com, khn.org Photo credit: CDC.gov

Euphoria Season 2 Premiere; What to know about this

 

Darker season

Kairee Chapman

1-14-21

 

Welcome back to another article! Have you heard about the release of the highly acclaimed, Emmy winning show Euphoria’s return? In this week’s article, I will be explaining everything you need to know from ratings, the plot, and characters.

 

Let’s start off with a bit of a recap from last season.” Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created and written by Sam Levinson for HBO. ... The series follows a group of high school students through their experiences of identity, trauma, friendships, and love” (via https://www.hbo.com/)

 

Now that you have a recap of season 1, let’s look furthermore into the characters. Most of the characters are returning from season one, while some have left or been added. Returning Characters include Rue Bennet, Gia Bennet, Jules Vaughn, Maddy Perez, Cassie Howard, Lexie Howard, Nate Jacobs, Kat Hernandez, Fezco, Ali, Chris McKay (Aka McKay), Barbara (Aka BB) and twins Troy and Roy McKay. Some new characters that have been added include Jamieson, who is described by www.marieclaire.com as “an outsider. Has challenges, might not. Mischievous. Funny. Unafraid. Sensitive."

 

Finally, let’s talk about the plot of season 2 and ratings. Euphoria is currently rated M-A (mature audiences.) for violence, language, and drama”. The plot of season 2 is much more graphic of its counterpart season 1. As told by www.whattowatch.com” Euphoria season 2 shows much more high school interactions and the high dangers of teens putting themselves in as it looks like they start to get involved in hennas crimes.”

 

 In an Instagram story, Main actress Zendaya (Rue bennet) stated “I know I’ve said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences. This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved, and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya’ (via https://www.avclub.com/zendaya-issues-a-content-warning-for-the-second-season-1848332558)

 

 

All in all, this series is only recommended if you can handle it(and if your parents are ok with it . ) If you would like to watch, it is available exclusively on HBO or HBO max. Thank you for reading and as always be respectful, responsible, and ready.

Why your Cloth masks may not protect against the new variant! Are people being accepting?

 

Kairee Chapman

1-21-22

 

Welcome back to another article! We’re all trying to be as safe as possible right now, But

 Did you know that your cloth mask may not protect against the omicron and any other following variants? Keep reading to find out the why!

 

The main reason is the amount of layering. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Single-layer cloth masks, which the many people prefer for comfort and style, can block larger droplets carrying the virus, but aren’t as effective in blocking smaller aerosols or particles carrying the virus, according to infectious-disease specialists. Instead, the article recommends a K95 mask as” KN95 masks have a filter layer made of polypropylene, which is a type of plastic, they are effective at trapping small particles. The extra layer provides a higher level of protection against Covid-19 when compared to cloth or surgical masks. “

So, are people accepting this growing fact?   According to USA TODAY,” Most people are still wearing cloth masks. Here’s why that’s a problem.” the article went on to urge,” Cloth masks are not going to cut it for omicron. “In an article by the Atlantic “People are just divided into either you’re masked or you’re not. And that would be like saying everything that has wheels”—including a tricycle and a jetliner— “is the same. “Overall, people aren’t taking this very well .

 

In conclusion, that’s all you need to know about the new mask guidelines! Stay tuned for next week’s article and as always, be respectful, responsible, and ready!  

 

Credit : https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/10/why-americans-wear-cloth-masks/620296/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/01/05/cloth-masks-not-effective-omicron-covid/9091574002/

Flu Uprising|How will it affect the new year?

 

Luke Fletcher

1/7/22

 

            You may have heard about the rise of the new strand of COVID, Omicron. Along with the rise of Omicron, there is also a rise in Flu cases. The Flu could put more people in the hospital and make it even harder on hospital employees. There was an all-time low in flu cases due to people protecting themselves from COVID last year. Media outlets and health officials have also predicted that flu cases could rise rapidly in states that are not mandating covid protocols.

            One of the main questions is how both diseases will affect the new year. A lot of kids here at Bon Lin have been quarantined due to covid, and some students and staff are sick with the Flu. CNN stated that, “Doctors are divided on whether kids should go back to in person class. “Doctors who want children to go in person want them to be vaccinated before returning. Pfizer stated that their booster is more effective, but the other two doses are less effective. Thank you for reading this week’s article. If you want to go furthermore on the subject , feel free to visit these websites/sources below . : https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/30/health/back-to-school-omicron-covid-19-wellness/index.html and https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/booster-shots-and-omicron-is-moderna-or-pfizer-performing-better-heres-the-data-so-far/2711734/ 

 

             

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New year’s Resolutions, and How to Stick to Them!

 

Kairee Chapman

1-5-22

 

Happy new year! Hope everyone had a great Winter break. Considering the new year, lots of you might be making new year’s resolutions. Whether that be to study harder, work out more, better productivity, growing your faith, or any others, here are a few ways to make realistic resolutions, and how to stick to them!

 

When making new year’s resolutions, you want to consider 3 main factors, relevance, Achievability, and time bound. For Time bound,” Like “achievable,” the timeline toward reaching your goal should be realistic, too. That means giving yourself enough time to do it with lots of smaller intermediate goals set up along the way.” (Via New York Times). As for relevance, “But if you build up a process where you’re thinking harder about what’s good for you, you’re changing the structure of your life, you’re bringing people into your life who will reinforce that resolution, then I think you have a fighting chance.” (Dr Bennet via New York times). Finally on the matter of Achievability, “But trying to take too big a step too fast can leave you frustrated or affect other areas of your life to the point that your resolution takes over your life — and both you and your friends and family flail. “(Dr Bennet via New York times).

 

Now that you’ve considered these factors, it’s time to make your new year’s resolutions! Click on this google form, answer the questions in complete sentences, for a chance to win a prize (large candy of your choice)! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD2vcxs2KeDBySPY_Sid5K7Ep4smU1e5qVjX7iwhjYLkIBxg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Thank you for reading this week’s article! Stay tuned for next week and as always, be respectful, responsible, and ready!

 

Sources

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/?tgif=d

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/resolution-ideas

Hospitals Try to Save People in Bronx Fire

 

Welcome back to this week’s article! This week’s article is about a tragic Bronx fire in New York (New York City to be exact).

 

            According to AP News, 19 people were killed including 9 children in The New York Fire.

AP News stated, “Trapped residents broke windows for air and stuffed wet towels under doors as smoke rose from a lower-floor apartment where the fire started.” This shows that a lot of people tried to survive.  “Multiple limp children were seen being given oxygen after they were carried out. Evacuees had faces covered in soot.” (Via AP news)     . Could you imagine being in a fire like that!  Especially the risk people took to save children’s lives! AP News also said that “firefighters saw every victim on every floor.”

 

            According to the Daily News, the youngest victim was only 2! It is sad that almost everyone was having a regular day, then in a heartbeat, almost everyone is dead. The Daily News also said that “The sibling scoured local hospitals and dialed government agencies after seeing the victim “with some features that looked like my brother” only to finally learn it was Hagi— with his dying wife receiving aid nearby.” In an article by the Washington Post, “Preserving affordable housing by luring investors with government incentives is often touted as the answer to the nation’s expanding housing needs. This is probably shows that they will try to fix the building. Thank you for reading this week’s article! Stay tuned for next week’s article !