The Native Voice
April 1, 2019
What's the link between millennials and avocado toast? Find out on page 6.
Abby Fookes, Co-Editor
Kalli Todd, Co-Editor
Nancy Alvarez, Co-Editor
Jenn Drabick, Assistant Editor
Liz Parrish, Social Media Coordinator
The Native Voice Staff
Olivia Peters, Staff Writer
Abi Perito, Staff Writer
Kassidy Long, Staff Writer
Zoe Campbell, Staff Writer
Lily Simpson, Staff Writer
Table of Contents
The weather today is pretty good. Kind of cold. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, so now we can't do anything outside. Also, this whole issue is fake. All fake news. Fake everything. Happy April Fools from The Native Voice Staff.
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Page 3: No More Senior Year???
Page 4: Skincare Secrets
Page 5: Vaping Has Come to an End
Page 6: Is Toast in the Budget?
Page 7: Apple Says Adiós
Page 8: Ostriches At A Disadvantage?
Page 9: Slicing the School Week
Page 10: Stop the Squat
Page 11: Snapchat Gets Chatty
Page 12: "Don't You Feel the Rush?"
No More Senior Year???
BREAKING NEWS: Recent reports have shown that senior year, the most unimportant year of schooling, is finally being put to an end. After junior year, students are free from school, with no graduation required.
Students today are being put through too much school. By the time that they reach 11th grade, they have learned enough information to function in day-to-day life.
Don't worry about having to sit through this ceremony anymore!
Photo Credit: Creative Commons
“What is the point of senior year anyway? All students do is apply for scholarships, visit colleges, write out college applications, get recommendation letters, get their ACT and SAT scores up, apply for college and pick the college that they want to go to. None of this is really that important” said Abby Fookes, second year senior.
Statistics conclude, everyone fails their senior year. By this time, students are ready to be done with school, so every person gets failing grades.
“Getting failing grades leads to not getting into college, which leads to not making enough money, which leads to ending up on the streets homeless” said Nancy Alvarez, fallacy expert.
So technically, getting rid of this entire year of school will decrease the amount of homeless people.
This will go into effect next year, so if this is your junior year, you only have one quarter left of school! Even if you do not yet have all of your required credits, you are still free to go. If you haven’t started thinking about college yet, it is completely okay, you can do it later in your life.
Now that senior year has vanished, many students are more excited to get out of school. Hopefully school systems will get rid of junior year in the near future.
By: Kalli Todd, Co-Editor
Everyone has some kind of skincare routine whether it be as simple as washing your face in the shower or more detailed like using a face mask, scrub and moisturizer. Keeping your face clean is very important and it can be very difficult for many people. Sensitive skin, dry skin and oily skin are just some various skin types that are hard to find the perfect face wash for. Here are the top five beauty hacks that dermatologist don’t tell you about.
Dermatologist highly recommend moisturizing your skin after using a facial cleaner. Moisturizers make your skin less dry and very soft. The best way to get nicely moisturized skin is to use a home remedy that most people would never think of: Heinz Homestyle Gravy. Dermatologist love using homestyle gravy after removing the face scrubs and washes from their clients face. When you allow the grease to sit on your face it steeps into your pores and refreshes your dry skin.
“I’ve been using gravy as my goto moisturizer for two years now. My skin has never felt better.” said Kalli Todd, niece of a Dermatologist.
Another skincare tip that has been recommended by dermatologist is to stop drinking water. They have confirmed that drinking too much water only causes more acne and dry skin, and trust me that ain’t cute. Instead of drinking water you can drink soda. No specific kind just as long as it is carbonated and loaded with sugar; that is the holy ingredient that prevents acne.
“Now that I’ve stopped drinking water my skin has never felt better,” Said Olivia Peters, soda enthusiast.
Most people struggle to get rid of blackheads and using pore strips is not good for your skin. Instead of ruining your skin and only getting like four blackheads out, you can crush seashells and mix it with goat cheese to create the most effect facial scrub you’ve ever used. It is a natural and safe way to scrub-a-dub-rub all the blackheads away.
“I tried this face scrub once and I loved it so much I even bought my own goat!” said Abby Fookes, newly found cowgirl.
Now that you know about all these skincare tips, you can start your new skincare routine on APRIL FIRST(aka April fools day). Dermatologist even offer 5o% off your visit when you ask for the goat scrub or the gravy moisturizer on April first. Using these hacks will positively change your life.
Dermatologist highly recommend using gravy as a moisturizer, preferably the one pictured above(Not sponsored).
By: Nancy Alvarez, Co-Editor
Photo Credit: creativecommons.org
By: Olivia Peters, Staff Writer
The citizens and lawmakers of Myrtle Beach have had enough. Starting April 1, Myrtle Beach will completely ban vaping, as well as getting rid of vape shops. The revenue simply is not enough to keep the nicotine monster around and lawmakers are concerned about young people and their future.
“No Vaping” signs can be seen in many towns around South Carolina, and city officials are excited to see Myrtle Beach join the list. Starting April 1, if seen by police, vapes will be confiscated and citizens will be fined if they are caught using them, including Juuls, the Suorin Drop, e-Cigarettes and handheld vape pens. The fines may range anywhere from $50 to $400.
Huge handheld vapes were considered lame to teens and many even made jokes about them, but the Juul had revived the market for vaping for the younger generation. In recent years, vaping has become an alternative to cigarettes and has even helped wane users off of the drug; however, vaping can lead to a whole other world of health concerns.
Some vapes are able to be bought without nicotine in them but most contain the addictive drug which can spike adrenaline and raise blood pressure, making a heart attack more probable, according to Johns Hopkins. Despite being banned from all school campuses, this generation is more addicted to nicotine than any in the past, not able to go through an entire school day without taking a hit (or begging their friend for one).
Socastee Senior, Isaac Smith, says that he “takes [his] Juul everywhere, including the bathroom,” constantly needing to quench his thirst for nicotine and Mango Juul pods. Smith has been known to do vape tricks in class, and even went viral for being able to make a dragon out of vape smoke.
While city officials and law enforcement know that the ban may not be able to stop the vaping epidemic altogether, it’s a step in the right direction.
Vaping has come to an end
JUULs are everywhere, even in the bathrooms of our own high school.
By: Abby Fookes, Co-Editor
Millennials are categorized as people who were born between the years of 1981 and 1997. In their lifetime, millennials have experienced quite a bit, even the younger ones. It now takes more to be successful, and much, much more to make a livable wage.
There are many critics of millennials. Some say that they complain too much, while others say that they have a spending problem. With everything the world has to offer, like specialty food, entertainment and cool products, it is hard to save money.
According to experts, millennials are just spending too much money on themselves. Too much money on material items, too much money on going out and too much money on food. Although everything now is more expensive than it’s been in past years, an overwhelming amount of millennials have been admitting that if they did, in fact, just stop buying avocado toast, they could have a whole house by now.
“My sister is 21, and she has a problem with avocado toast. She is still a full time student in college, but she told me that she could totally have a whole, multi-story house with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and maybe even a private pool, if she would stop buying like two or three pieces of avocado toast every week,” said Olivia Peters, sibling of a millennial.
It may be getting harder to be successful in this day and age, but with budgeting, buying a house is totally achievable. Here is some math to prove it:
The average cost of a piece of avocado toast at a restaurant in South Carolina is about $9.
The average cost of a home in South Carolina is $165,800.
Therefore, about 18,422 pieces of avocado toast equal the cost of one house in South Carolina, roughly.
So, with 365 days in one year, you would have to eat one piece of avocado toast at $9, everyday, for about 50 and a half years.
Now, come on millennials, you could all have houses by now, obviously. Just cut back on the avocado toast, dudes. By next year on April 1, millennials should have enough saved to buy their own houses and live successfully on their own.
Roughly, 18,422 pieces of avocado toast is equal to the average cost of a home in S.C.
Is Toast in the Budget?
Since the release of the smartphone, the world has been grouped into two kinds of people: those that use Apple products and those that use Samsung products. However, due to recent events, it looks as though the uniformity of the world will increase tenfold.
It seems that everyone that was bashing Samsung phones for the past few years had a sudden revelation that told them to stop buying Apple products and switch to a Galaxy. Although to the untrained eye it would seem that Apple and Samsung phones are borderline the same exact phone and technology, the general public has decided to abandon the more aesthetically pleasing IPhone XR and pick up the Galaxy s10.
The change in heart seems to have come specifically because of the words of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. Jan Williams, a senior at Socastee High School, told me, “I saw the ghost of Steve Jobs in my dream last night. He told me to stop using my IPhone because they were a danger to mankind”. It looks like Williams will be dropping off her IPhone and picking up the new Galaxy.
All over Twitter, the general public and celebrities alike have denounced their claim to using IPhones, even going to the extent of vowing to destroy their products on April 1st. They chose this day because that is the day all Apple stores are deciding to close their doors. A close source to the Apple CEO, Tim Cook, stated, “People just don’t want our phones anymore. They are saying that they are ugly, not cool, and too cheap.” All Apple stores will be closed and all Apple products will spontaneously combust on April 1st.
Get ready! Apple products and stores will combust on April 1.
By: Abi Perito, Staff Writer
Apple Says Adiós!
By Zoe Campbell, Staff Writer
Pig Latin actually has nothing to do with pigs.
Ostriches will never be able to speak or understand Pig Latin.
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Ostriches At A Disadvantage?
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Pig Latin is not a true language, it is simply a game that was made up around the 1800s by American children, originally called hog Latin. Although it looks complex, it is not that hard to write, but it is a little bit harder to speak.
If the first letter of the word is a consonant and a vowel, put the first letter at the end of the word and add ‘ay’ to the end of the word. If a word starts with two consonants, move the first two letters to the end of the word and add ‘ay.’ If a word starts with a vowel, add the word ‘way’ to the end of the word.
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Sir Farquaad is very enthusiastic about three day long weeks.
It is no secret that kids detest getting up for school early every morning and hate how short the weekends are, but now that has changed.
For the 2019-20 year, the school week will only be three days long, giving students four day weekends.
This came after multiple counties in Arkansas, Iowa and Indiana cut their school week to give kids more time off due to many stress-related hospitalizations. This caused many petitions to be made to get all schools to have three day school weeks. The argument was many kids are becoming sleep-deprived because of waking up early and staying up late to do school work. Studies have found that school hours are horrible for child health and their needs to be longer breaks in between school weeks. Eventually, South Carolina’s government gave in and passed the law.
This also gives kids the freedom to be outside more, get jobs and just enjoy their childhood.
Most parents seem to be on board and teachers definitely are liking this new change, but their are a few flaws to this new plan.
Some parents aren’t able to watch their kids or have someone else babysit them, especially those with younger children. It would be unfair and stressful for parents who have to work to have their children at home without supervision or having to pay extra money for babysitters/daycare.
Teachers also are on edge about the new school schedule. They don’t agree with how much they’re paid now so what will happen if the school week is cut? Will their paychecks be cut as well? And will school days be longer to make up for the education time that has been scrapped, or will school be year long? South Carolina’s government is still deciding on how they will face these problems and have yet to officially address the situation.
A teacher named Brfxxccxxmnpclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced Albin) Sharkquesha from a middle school in South Carolina said stated, “Not being around the kids five days a week will be wonderful for my spiritual psyche considering i won't have to repeat the same math equation over and over again,” and another teacher named Sir Farquaad exclaimed his disgust for this decision saying, “Do you know the muffin man? The one who lives on Drury Lane? I would have to work for that man if we are to get a pay cut for the shorter school week! I mean, seriously? Me? Work for him? I am obviously of higher stature and it is disgraceful this situation has even been a thought. Now, good day!”.
Either way, students are basking in excitement with this new school week and may actually be looking forward to the new school year.
Slicing the School Week
By: Kassidy Long, Staff Writer
Instead of being in class students can enjoy themselves on a fun vacation.
Stop the Squat!
By: Jenn Drabick, Assistant Editor
Trucks like the one above but squatted will be banned in the upcoming days as law enforcement prepare to enforce this law to the very fullest
Do you like looking at the road? Well this new trend has boys thinking its cool not to be able to see the road they rather look at the sky. With lowering the back end of the vehicle and rising the front end you end up with the ridiculous squatted truck country boys seem to love so much. The city has had enough with this trend is putting an end to the squat.
City officials claim on April 1st squatting a vehicle will be against the law in all of South Carolina and result in a 250 dollar ticket and possibly jail time if the problem repeatedly occurs. Multiple petitions have been made in recent weeks fighting for this law, the community is urging to be heard and officials are finally listening.
You can find these petitions at WWW.THIS.IS.FAKE.com The new law comes after many community members expressed their concerns on the safety hazards a squatted truck may contain, not only for the driver but for anyone else traveling on the roads. Community officials admit the change may come as a shock to some and upset many of the young drivers throughout the area, but are convinced this is the best option for the safety of our citizens. Preparations have been made and are being made within the next few days to make sure the bill is ready to be put in order on April 1, 2019.
Snapchat Gets Chatty
Snapchat has had lawsuits for keeping private chats and photos on a file stored somewhere that could never be deleted. Recently an anonymous Snapchat team member posted about the Snapchat files all being released to be seen by the public. Even people who do not have or use Snapchat will be able to access your snaps and chats. Malcolm Douglas, a Snapchat representative recently opened up the the public about this topic.
“This app leak is something we’ve planned to share since Snapchat was released to the public in July of 2011. We figured it would be good if people were no longer hiding behind lies and their phones. Parents will also be notified about this leak and we will make it our best effort to share their child's pictures and texts.”
When Snapchat drops there photos, they will be leaked to everyone in your contacts, everyone you follow on Instagram, everyone who follows you on Instagram and of course on Google under your username. There is no way you can take it down or have someone else take it down. All photos will be leaked at the same time on April 3 at noon. Celebrities had something to say about this leak.
“I feel so violated and used, it is so disrespectful to invade someone's privacy like this. Snapchat will be hearing to my lawyer and a lawsuit is definitely being filed,” said Kylie Jenner.
Snapchat is definitely taking it too far with this case. There are many people who are upset and want to personally talk to the creator of Snapchat. Some people are even trying to pay Snapchat to not leak their personal photos along with trying to buy Snapchat out.
By: Lily Simpson, Staff Writer
It’s official: after six years of pure deprivation, Big Time Rush is back! The teen band is back and better than ever, the four have decided to get back after the public begging for a reunion tour. Ever since the Jonas Brothers got back together, the public has been trying to figure out how long it will take before Big Time Rush is back in business.
The bands manager, Gustavo Rocque, came out with big news on March 28, 2019, saying “Rocque Records is back in business with our best boy band!”
Millennials everywhere went crazy for this announcement. Jenn Drabick said “I can’t wait for the tour, I’m going to make my mom spend her entire paycheck on tickets.”
The band is going to have a give away starting March 29, 2019 on Twitter, so make sure your following @this_entire_article_is_fake to have a chance at winning four VIP tickets. The dates and locations for the concerts will be released on March 30, 2019 and the first day of the tour will be on April 1.
With the start date almost here make sure to grab your phone follow @this_entire_article_is_fake on Twitter and enter the give away so you have a chance to win four VIP tickets. Make sure not to miss the start date of April 1.
By: Liz Parrish, Social Media Coordinator
"Don't You Feel the Rush?"
Big Time Rush getting ready before their performance at a nursing home.
Big Time Rush preforming for the senior citizens that first viewed their show.