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"In a subtle way, you can shake the world."
― Mohandas Ghandi
― Mohandas Ghandi
Diving For Beauty
Danica Daniels ‘20
Over the past couple of years a new trend has been growing in the beauty world. Beauty vloggers from all around have been going to Sephora and Ulta Beauty to dumpster dive for high end makeup products ranging from ‘'Urban Decay’, ‘'Benefit Cosmetics’, ‘'Anastasia’, ‘Gucci’ perfume and many more. Although this has been a growing trend, James Jugan has been dumpster diving and reselling the makeup since 1978. The reasons behind this growing trend is to save money and reduce waste.
Ulta and Sephora throw away hundreds of dollars worth of makeup each day. According to Broadly a YouTuber named Shelbi (Shelbizleee) shows her viewers $2,000 worth of makeup collected from a dumpster behind Ulta. Some Beauty vloggers say that you should not get any liquid products such as eyeliner, mascara or lipstick because they cannot be sanitized. As far as lipstick goes tubed lipstick can be sanitized but again liquid lipstick cannot be. Products that have a pump only needs to be sanitized on the outside because nobody touches the product.
Not Your Typical Blue Skies
Christina Maldonado '19
On October 16th of 2017, London experienced something not out of the blue, but red. The sky of London was soaked with a dark orange color. This color made its way from Africa and Southern Europe. Storm Ophelia caused dust, debris, and tropical air to cloud the sky. The movement of air from the continent also brought in warmer temperatures to the area.
The air moved towards the north. It picked up a lot of dust and debris which resulted from forest fires in Portugal and Spain. Ophelia had been spending most of its time around the Atlantic and was categorized as a three hurricane. It was soon know as a post-tropical storm. In the morning of Monday the 16th, storm Ophelia hit the southwest area of Ireland. This storm came after 30 years of The Great Storm of 1987. Nineteen people were killed from The Great Storm.
The red skies were first spotted in the west of England and Wales. Simon King, a weather presenter from BBC said, “The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the UK.” Why does the sun look red? The reporter also stated that the particles in the air cause blue light to scatter, leaving longer-wavelength red light to shine through.
Residents of the area said that the sky reminded them of a scene from Star Wars, while other people referred to The Red Planet. There were many photos taken of the unusual, yet extraordinary red sky and those were posted on social media.
Worst Hurricanes of 2017
Angelic Lopez ‘19
Recently, 2017 has been the worst hurricane season yet with Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. In the past there has been no reports or articles that issued any other hurricanes had to do climate change except one in the past, Hurricane Sandy. Which was on October 22nd - November 2nd for 2012. This hurricane worsened due to the climate change. The climate change made Sandy's impact worse by rising sea levels and temperatures. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2012.
Hurricane Katrina that occurred on August 23rd - August 31st in 2005, Hurricane Katia that occurred on August 29th - September 13th in 2011, and a couple more hurricanes that has not been confirmed that these hurricanes were formed by the climax change. Wha Hurricane Irma and hurricane Harvey have in common is that they were both formed by the change of climax.
Hurricane Irma was on August 30th 2017 - September 16th of 2017.The damage was $62.87 billion ( 2017 USD). This hurricane affected Florida, Cuba, Bahamas, Barbuda, Caribbean, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Southern United States, Northern United States and many more. Hurricane Irma is categorized as Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS). Category 5 means that it contains storms with sustained wind exceeding at 156 miles per hour.It was also 1 of 3 hurricanes formed in the Atlantic Ocean with wind at 185 miles per hour. This hurricane in particular is the most powerful and strongest hurricane in the Atlantic record. Hurricane Irma has a total fatalities of 132 on September 30th.
Hurricane Harvey occurred on August 25th - September 3rd 2017. Harvey is a first major hurricane that has rapidly exploded from landfall. This hurricane affected areas such as Houston, Louisiana, Southern United States, Eastern United States and Windward Islands. The total damage was $150 billion to $180 Billion. Harvey has confirmed 77 fatalities.This hurricane was categorized as Category 3 (SSHWS). Category 3 is winds ranging from 111 to 130 mph that causes significant damage to property, humans and animals.
Climate change had made these two hurricanes worsen due to rising sea levels and warmer oceans which is more dangerous. Out of all hurricane, climate changed had made 2 of the world’s most damaging and critical hurricanes.