Doris Roberts Passes Away


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On Sunday the 18th, actress Doris Roberts passed away at the age of 90. The reason of her passing is still unknown. She was known on the television American Sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, where she played Marie Barone. The news of Robert’s passing was confirmed by one of her former co-star from the show, Patricia Heaton, tweeted about it. Heaton stated in her tweet, To my beloved Marie – RIP. She had also tweeted a picture of herself and Roberts, along with a quote saying, “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and elr nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much she was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy than her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you.

On the sitcom, her character, Marie Barone, was the difficult mother of Ray Romano’s Character, Ray and wife Debra, who was played by Heaton. During her time on the show, Roberts was nominated for eleven Emmys. Seven of those Emmys she was nominated for, was for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond, and out of those seven, she took four home because of her work on the sit-com. She also won her very first Emmy back in 1983 for her guest appearance in St. Elsewhere.

In addition, recently the cast of the sit-com gathered together to celebrate the passing of the actress. TMZ spoke with Ray Romano and asked him about the gathering in the video below. Doris Roberts will be missed for her comical roles in many of her works.

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The young 20 year old youtube superstar, Felix Kjellberg, who many know him as PewDiePie, is suddenly having a change of heart and mindset. He recently viewed the material that he released to his millions of fans for the past 6 years. One issue that he addressed was his immaturity at the time, “I thought things were funny just because they were offensive”. A lot of fans are torn about the “new” PewDiePie and are calling back for his old style that he left behind years ago. Another issue that he addressed was his offensive language that he used at the time, for example, “It shows how gay you are” and he clearly said it in a pejorative manner. In retrospective he responded with, “I really don’t like that, I still make kinda stupid jokes that I shouldn’t make. But I feel back then I didn’t understand. I was so immature and I just thought things were funny just because they were offensive”. This has been sort of a wake up call for him; he states that “ I’m not proud of it, I’m really not, but I’m glad that I have grown past it”, this statement clearly represents the mature mentality that he now possesses. The 26 year old has a reported annual income of about 7 million dollars with 40 million subscribers and around 12 billion views. He announced earlier this year that he was going to launch an online entertainment network and a web reality series. Comparing his past work to his present he added: “To me, the improvement is clear. I’ve grown so much as an entertainer, as a comedian, but also as a person. I feel like back then I was very childish and very confused”.

Coachella: Weekend 2


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The weekend of April 22 to  April 24, the most talked about music and art festiva,l took place at its regular location of Indio, California. It was filled with fabulous stars including Alessia Cara, Halsey, LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, ACDC, Drake, and so much more. The diversity of artists at the festival allowed people of all ages to gather and enjoy their love of music; as well as food! The variety of food included fried tofu balls, ramen noodles, ceviche, Korean chicken wings, roasted rack of lamb, and other small items such as salad, ice cream, and, the hipster favorite, giant slices of watermelon perfect for posting on social media. The weather was not forgiving at all to the partygoers of Coachella. At the desert, it was reaching high 90s during the day and high 80s during the night. The weather only started to calm down as the weekend was over. The crowd of people were sure to be burning up as they were squeezed into giant crowds to watch their favorite artist. The festival did provide cool off stations that contained mister rooms for people to walk in and get a cool relief. The venue caterers also made sure to have refreshing drinks like lemonade, plenty of ice water, and for those over 21 there was no end to the creative alcoholic drinks to keep you up and refreshed. For those also over the age of 20 had their own private camping areas so that the venue can somewhat control underage drinking on their watch. Coachella did provide camping stations for those who wanted to pay to be closer to the gates. Everyone else who didn’t mind arriving a little later to an all day and night festival were able to stay in nearby hotels that provided shuttle services. All in all the experience of a very popular festival is worth the ridiculous amount of money needed to spend to attend, eat, drink, and sleep. The art is also a great plus for it gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the sight of the venue.

Cancer-Causing Snacks


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Most children are ingesting estrogen without realizing it from everyday snacks. The top most cancer-causing snack according to scientists is Pop Tarts. The first flavor of Pop Tarts that was introduced was the Strawberry flavored Frosted Pop Tart. It was introduced in 1964. It has corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and sugar within the first 6 ingredients. These examples are all forms of harmful sugar, all of which have been linked to sugar addiction, diabetes and liver problems in children. Pop Tarts also include TBHQ, a petroleum-based product that causes cellular dysfunction. In laboratory animals, it’s been linked to tumors, loss of vision, liver enlargement, convulsions, and paralysis. Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body, typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury. Another snack food that is known for potentially causing cancer is Cheetos. The artificial coloring in this snack is made from Yellow 6, which is obtained from petroleum, as is the cheese flavoring, which includes methyl benzoate and ethyl methylphenidate. The last snack that is cancer-causing is M&M’s. They contain Blue 1, which can trigger the development of malignant tumors, Blue 2, which can increase hyperactivity and has been linked to brain tumors, Red 40 which can damage DNA, and Yellow 5 and 6 which have been linked to cancer. All in all, many of the ingredients in children’s food are very dangerous.

Forrest Gump


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Forrest Gump was made in 1994, and is an outstanding film. The film rating for this film was 8.8/10. The film scored 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. The genre is drama film/comedy drama. The film uses narrative form and great techniques to achieve an emotional connection between the audience and protagonist Forrest Gump. Many people enjoyed this film because there are many memorable quotes from the film that people still use today. (Run, Forrest, Run!) Forrest Gump is funny, entertaining, and makes us feel good by the end (which is what a good film is supposed to do). People also love this film because of the historical events. They referred to the Vietnam War. The main character Forrest went into the Vietnam War. The story of Forrest Gump is told in a very breathtaking way because it is a breathtaking story. Out of everything in the film, the most memorable thing in the film is the music. The most popular song is called “For What it is Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. The song was made in 1966. The director’s vision all came together because he chose the right actors, the story was appealing, the visuals were very descriptive, the design of the film was magnificent, and the music is one of the most memorable items of the film. The most popular quote that is still used today is, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. All in all, Forrest Gump is an outstanding film.


Social Injustice


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What is Social Injustice? Social injustice is the unfair treatment of people, where their rights are disregarded.

Social Injustice is not just about racism; it is poverty, slavery, starvation, gender inequality, abuse, and war (just to name a few). Many people have the common misconception that slavery has diminished everywhere. Well, newsflash, it has not. It is growing beyond what society thought is even possible. Researchers estimate anywhere between 21 to 31 million victims from all over the world. They are forced to work harsh manual labor such as mining, or moving ten bricks at a time to a place that is miles away. In India, there are enslaved people who are forced to dye clothing products and their hands become permanently red, blue, black, or silver. In South Africa, children who have no idea how to swim are forced to collect fish for around seventeen hours, and during those hours are terrified that the boat will tip over and they will die. Some of the children even mentioned that they have seen their own friends die from drowning.

These children, these teenagers, these adults should not be slaves. There are reasons for laws, but some people just simply disregard these laws. These people need to be stopped, these people need to be freed, these people need to see the hope in us. As a nation, we should be more aware of what is happening in our world rather than just sitting and going on Twitter or Instagram, we need to bring awareness and fight for those who either do not know how to fight back or simply cannot fight back. So get up and do something with your life.



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Even though celebrities are awesome, people still have to remember they are normal people just like us. So celebrities deserve their space just like the rest of us. That does not mean celebrities have permission to treat normal people badly because we are not like them. All we want is a hug from them and a picture. They would not be famous if they did not have all of their fans/supporters. But, they do not have to push us away. At the same time, people should not be getting in their personal space. If we pay to go to a concert and we also pay to have a meet and greet, they should not get frustrated at people who are wanting to take a picture with them because we paid to get a picture. Celebrities have a lot of fans and money. However, celebrities most of the time want to be just like everybody else, but they cannot because everybody treats them like “God-like” figures (Paparazzi, body guards, etc.) Normal people work harder than celebrities, so why are celebrities getting paid more? If anything, doctors should be getting paid more than celebrities. Doctors save lives and celebrities do not, yet they get paid more. Also, celebrities get away with more crime than normal people. If a celebrity goes to a store and steals something, nobody would do anything about it. But if it were a regular person who stole the same thing, they would get into huge trouble. Proving, celebrities get special treatment. All in all, celebrities should be treated like everybody else.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale


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This past Sunday on the fourth, The Walking Dead aired its season six finale. This episode introduced one of the comics most terrifying villains, and left all of their fans with probably the biggest cliffhanger of The Walking Dead in its entire series. This cliffhanger left many fans angered. The name of the episode, Last Day On Earth, was directed by the greatest director who has done many death episodes of the series, Greg Nicotero. He has continued to do an amazing job in directing this episode. However, beware of spoilers below! If you have yet to watch the episode, do not read ahead. Let’s start.

In the beginning of the episode, Rick, Abraham, Sasha, Eugene, Aaron, and Carl take Maggie to the Hill Top doctor, to see if the baby in Maggie is okay. At the end of the episode 15, Maggie began to have complications with her baby. With that, people assumed that she had lost the baby. As the the group loads up the RV, Father Gabriel talks to Rick. He asks Rick if he is comfortable with leaving him in charge of Alexandria and that his first priority Judith, Rick’s daughter. Then, they leave for Hill Top.

The show then flashes back and forth to Morgan, and his search for Carol. He ends up finding her at the front door, huddled up, at an abandoned library. Morgan then takes her inside to patch up a wound she has. After he patches her up, she points a gun at Morgan, and asks to him to leave. He refuses to leave her behind, then walks outside to take watch. He later goes back inside, where Carol has left once again. Morgan sets off again to try and find Carol.

The episode then switches back to Rick and the others in the RV. Throughout most of the episode, they go to many routes where they’re guarded by the Saviors. With all of the routes blocked, Rick and the group are stuck and do not know what to do.

We then see the injured Carol walking. She ends up getting attacked by the Savior that was following her. He has her at gunpoint and says he wants her to suffer. He shoots her twice in the arm, as she lays on the ground laughing. She wants the Savior to kill her, and as he walks away he turns around and as he’s about to kill her, Morgan finds them and points a gun at the Savior. Morgan ends up killing him to save Carol. Two men then find them both and take them to get patched up.

In the last moments of the show, Eugene is used as bait and is the only one left to drive the RV where he gets ends up getting caught by the Saviors. Rick, Abraham, Sasha, Aaron,and Carl end up walking on foot to Hill Top, where all of them get caught by the Saviors. They get lined up and being put on their knees; Daryl, Glenn, MIchonne, Rosita, and Eugene are added to the line as well. We then see Negan, leader of the Saviors, come out of an RV. He introduces himself and talks about how the Alexandrians will work for him. However, since Rick and the group killed many of Negans men, he says one of them will have to pay. The episode begins to end with Negan saying Eenie, meenie, Miney, Mo, to the group on who he is going to kill. He ends up killing an unknown character, with hearing screams coming in the background.

The episode ends with this dumb cliffhanger that angers many. The fans will never know which character died until episode one of Season seven.


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What is Life After High School?


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With the year drawing to an end, some of us may be moving up in the high school food chain, freshmen to sophomore, junior to senior, etc. Our beloved seniors have to deal with this new thing called “adulthood”. Many of our senior class is going to college or getting jobs to start off their new scary, but exciting and independent chapters in their lives, leaving us with the question, what is life after high school? Depending on the person, life after high school could be a variety of things, from mooching off your parents till they are 30, to traveling the world while living out of a suitcase. So life after high school, in a nutshell, is like a roller coaster, waiting in line and getting seated in the roller coaster. Before the ride starts it is gut wrenching and makes you want to soil your pants a bit, and as you get pushed into that first big drop the anxiety seems to just keep getting worse, but once you get past that first big drop and the ride goes along, you start to enjoy yourself regardless of the ups and down and the occasional unexpected turn. In the end it is all a part of the ride and by the end of it when you are getting off the ride you were glad you went through the whole thing with your friends and loved ones. So for our next year’s seniors, and every other grade in El Diamante that are bound to be seniors in the future, have that wild mix of emotions to look forward to in the future. For our current seniors, though, let’s not forget to wish them luck as they prepare to take the world head on trying to accomplish whatever goal or goals they set for themselves, whether that be going to college, land a decent job, travel the world, etc.