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By Maddie Lobrillo
Lately the sloth trend has been plastered all over social Twitter, Facebook, and many other social media sites. Seeming to pop out of nowhere, it’s hard to go anywhere online where there isn’t a sloth. Many people may think the sloth trend is very stupid and pointless, but many don’t know that sloths are an endangered species in Central and South America.
Sloths are the world’s slowestmoving mammals who live in the trees of rainforests of Central and South America, including the Amazon. Deforestation due to the production of …
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By Brianna Schoonover
It’s second semester and all of us are starting to sleep in the mornings, leaving us less time to get ready. For girls, it’s really a struggle to look great and still get your eight hours. It’s time to start thinking about hairstyles that can be done in minutes, while still looking well put together.
Buns are quick and usually so easy, anyone can do one. Messy buns have been the “in thing” for awhile; it’s good to remember in most cases the messier, the better. For a messy …
By Sarah Wetzel
The days leading up to winter break were days spent planning. We planned what we’d do on Christmas, where we’d go on the boring days, and, most importantly, what we were going to do on New Year’s Eve. We all told stories about going out to parties or getting together with all our friends to celebrate the new year.
Movies and TV shows have set that precedent for us, and we assume that’s what’s expected. However, what most people did when that clock struck midnight was quite different from …
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By Livia Tran
We all have an internal disposition to something, whether it is people on their phones while in a drive-thru, or people who talk obnoxiously loud 24/7. The Gator Galaxy Staff has some things that really grinds their gears, and they’re all pretty similar. As different as each of us are, many of the same things irritate us to the core.
It’s after school, and you’re excited to get out of the building to leave a long day of school behind you. As you’re trying to get up the stairs …
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By Hana Jaber
Can you imagine withholding from food and water all day until sunset? Maybe it seems crazy to you, but to Muslims, it’s annual. Every year, the month of Ramadan comes, and with it brings big changes for Muslims.
During Ramadan, Muslims don’t eat from sun-up to sundown. So this year they didn’t consume anything from approximately 5 a.m. to 8 p.m: 15 hours. It’s not only eating, but you can’t drink anything either.
To many who aren’t familiar with this, it could seem stressful. However, to the Muslims, this month …
By Amanda Keblar
The 2011-2012 Marching Band has been working on their new show, Dvorak’s The New World Symphony No. 9. It’s a classical piece written by Antonin Dvorak in 1893, but has been rewritten specially for the Gator band by Dave Young, who is a band director at Southeast High School. The percussion part was rewritten by our own drum-line instructor Gary Shuda.
There have been some small changes in the way band director Rob Salistean is doing things this year. He said he is really trying to focus on the …
Teacher Brenda Broeker giving a home-away-from-home feel to the Black Box and North Star’s theater program.
By Amal Kasem
Ah, meeting the parents; one of the most nerve wracking situations you will experience. If you are meeting the parents, it usually means your relationship is going well enough that you want your parents’ approval of the person you admire. There are a couple of tips that may help get you through this stressful event–and live to tell about it. Now, this won’t be easy, so try and keep up. With the holidays coming up, you may be invited over for a Thanksgiving dinner.
We all …
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By Schylar Nash, Gator Galaxy Staff
Senior Andre Proffitt “The Proffitt” is another one of North Star’s hidden musicians. “When I was little, I became good at writing and I started writing lyrics. Once I hit high school, I started recording a lot with Darrel Ofodirinwa (12) as a group and now we’re starting to become solo,” said Proffitt.
Proffitt is the first person in his family to have a passion for music. When he met Ofodirinwa in fifth grade they clicked automatically. The two fifth graders would just start rapping out …