Quarantine has given people extra time during their day, and all this free time can ultimately lead to boredom. Much like the infamous “Freshman 15,” many people have been eating way more than normal. Now that everyone’s schedules are completely cleared, most people turn to eating as a way to cure their boredom. This new trend has been nicknamed the “Quarantine- 15.” A typical structured school day routine used to give people a good balance between snacking, physical activity and being productive. Now that the structure of school is gone, it has led to people overeating due to boredom. Keep Reading
Valentine’s Day is an ignored holiday for some, but for others, it is one of the best days of the year and is a time for celebration. Valentine’s Day gets its name from Saint Valentine who was a part of the Catholic Church. Some people believe that he was a priest back from the third century of Rome. He symbolizes love because Emperor Claudius the second declared that single men make better soldiers, and he stopped allowing young men to get married. Saint Valentine saw this as an injustice, so he continued to marry young men and women in secret. He was later sentenced to death, yet he was thought of as a hero for many. People believe mid- February was when he was killed which is why Valentine’s Day is celebrated on Feb. 14.
Valentine’s Day is a day where love is celebrated. People love this holiday for many different reasons, whether it be candy or being with loved ones. A survey went out to the Wesleyan High School to ask what student’s opinions are about Valentine’s Day with the first question asking, “Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day?”. The results came back with yes getting 58 percent of the votes. Question two asked what is the best Valentine’s Day candy. The options were Sweet Tart Lollipops, candy hearts, a box of chocolates and Reese’s Hearts. The winner with 39 percent of the votes was a box of chocolates. Keep Reading
Peachtree Corners has been gearing up Technology Parkway for the past year to present its new 5G-enabled Curiosity Lab. It will not only help all forms of technology to be able to communicate with each other, but it will also help innovate the way technology is used. On Sept. 11, 2019, the Curiosity Lab officially opened to the public its 500-acre laboratory with new advanced technology, which includes a 1.5-mile-long test track that is being used to test autonomous vehicles on a public roadway.
The main purpose of this non-profit lab is designed to let many technological designers collaborate and get support from mentors and office space to help create their new startups that will hopefully be used shortly statewide. One of the main new excitements has been the Olli which is Local Motors self-driving shuttle that rides along Curiosity Lab’s test track.
On Oct. 1, 2019, two Olli shuttles were put to the test, transporting people all around Technology Parkway. Associate Director of the Curiosity Lab Caitlin Ferguson said, “Olli is a fully level five autonomous vehicle which means it is completely driving itself. It is taking data in, learning and making decisions as it goes.” This self- driving vehicle gives just a small glimpse of what the laboratory has to offer with all these new startups coming together. Keep Reading
The Wesleyan winter sports teams are hoping to represent their school with pride and hopefully have a victorious season. Now that the season is really gearing up, each athlete has to push themselves in order to help better the team because at the end of the day, the team is first. Each of the winter teams have been showing up to each tournament, game, or competition with a positive attitude and a hard-working spirit in order to ensure the best possible outcome. The teams have been working hard this season to come out on top and to stay there for the rest of the season.
Since it is officially fall, it is time to celebrate all aspects that make the season so special. It is the little aspects, from snacks to scents to drinks, that make the season so highly anticipated. The high school was sent out a six-question survey to help find out what everyone enjoys most about fall and the survey helped remind students about what to look forward to now that fall is here.
The student body was first asked about favorite fall scents, and 39 percent of students voted for pumpkin spice. One of those responses was from sophomore Mackenzie Madison. When asked why she thinks everyone loves pumpkin spice, she said, “When I think of fall, one of the first things that come to mind would be pumpkin spice.” The first question had a clear winner, but the next question about favorite Halloween movies had answers that were almost tied. The winner, beating “Halloweentown” by one vote, was “Ghostbusters.” Junior Reid Cameron said, “‘Ghostbusters’ was my favorite movie growing up, and it is a classic that I still love.” This was a shocking result considering “Hallowentown” is a movie series our generation grew up watching, but like Cameron said, “Ghostbusters” is a timeless movie that will forever be a favorite.
The next question was about favorite seasonal fall candies, and this resulted in a close toss-up between candy corn and Pumpkin Reese’s. However, the winner ending up being Pumpkin Reese’s. Just like fall candies, seasonal snacks are sold for a small portion of the year, so once they come, they are gone. The high school student’s favorite snack, winning by a landslide, was pumpkin bread. When asked which pumpkin bread she preferred, homemade or store-bought, senior Avery Beall said, “Homemade pumpkin bread is better because it’s fresher than store-bought and homemade everything is better.”