By Brianna Hyman, Programming Assistant
Valentine’s Day has passed, and it has made me reflect on some things that I have noticed throughout the day. I overheard a few people discussing how annoying it was to hear about Galentines Day the day before. Honestly, I do not understand why so many people felt the need to comment on this (which were mainly people who were in relationships).
Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate the person you care about that also cares about you. Just because you're in a relationship romantically doesn't mean other types of relationships can't be celebrated. Therefore, if women want to spend Galentine's day with their friends the day before, then they should be able to without getting criticized for it.
Who declared Valentine's Day to only be for those in romantic relationships? People act as if being single on this one day of the year, defines on if you have failed at life or not.
It's a fail if this is the only day you do get shown, love. You should surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you every day of the year. That goes for any relationship. If you build a foundation on trust and appreciation, then that relationship has a better chance of lasting. If you build it on judgments and resentment, then that relationship is destined to collapse. So let these women who are lucky enough to have friends that genuinely care about them enjoy themselves.
Post written by Stephen Boyer, Social Media Staff Member
So surprisingly this isn't something we can all agree on but, the minimum wage in our state is not high enough. Minimum wage should be the minimum wage a person can live on, hence it being the "minimum." But there seems to be a large push back against this because some people believe only teenagers work these places that pay $7.25 an hour, which is just false. While they are the minority they are there and we shouldn't make their life even harder because they were stupid in high school. If you're an adult and work minimum wage full time you make Fifteen thousand dollars a year. This for a job that id argue is harder than some office jobs, especially if you are talking about minimum wage cashiers. No one deserves to live on 15 thousand a year, it's practically impossible in today's world. Nearly half of your yearly income would go to your rent, which doesn't include any other bills. Not to mention that I am assuming your rent is 600$ or less, which is not very common. If your rent is 1000$ a month, well you wouldn't be able to afford to live. Which is why I and many others propose to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. While life still would not be extremely comfortable for people making the $15 an hour they could at least LIVE. They can actually save money and invest in themselves. If you're worried that suddenly you will be making minimum wage, well, why do you care? The amount of money you make will still be the same and if you really feel you are owed more money than you are paid then don't punish the minimum wage employees, go on strike and demand better pay. You are not stuck at your current pay and out of this deal everyone's lives would get better, at least marginally, and poverty may go down just a little bit, and isn't that our ultimate goal? Helping people better themselves and to live a good life. But what do I know, im just a high school student who has had to figure out how to live on minimum wage.
Post written by Joshua Caldwell, News Staff Member
Natsu, Lucy, and Happy have returned with the first volume of sequel manga Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest!
The original Fairy Tail manga by Mashima Hiro concluded in Jul. 2017, but the reveal came fast that the story wasn’t over yet and it would be making a comeback with a spinoff.
Mashima himself has returned for storyboarding, but the artwork is illustrated by fellow manga artist Ueda Atsuo. It only recently began its serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine in July 2018, but now fans can officially get their hands on the full first volume.
The story is set one year after Zeref and Acnologia are defeated. Natsu and the others now set off on the greatest guild mission of all time: the “century quest”, a mission which hasn’t been fulfilled in over 100 years. Fans can also look forward to a new character joining the guild.
Post written by John Boone
In my travels the last couple of weeks I’ve been studying people. Airports, stores, restaurants, on the road, etc., I’ve been watching and listening to people, though certainly not in a creepy kind of way. I found most of the people I shared the same air with seem to be generally good people - they live and let live, they’re accommodating if not courteous, tolerant if not congenial.
If you listen to the media, you’d think everybody is upset, full of hate, racist, sexist, and some kind of phobic. And it seems those who call themselves the most “tolerant” among us are the first ones to label, stereotype and compartmentalize. But with what I’ve seen and what I hope to continue to believe, most of us aren’t like that at all. The media plays to the extremes. Along with everything needing to fit their narrative, they play to the extremes to win the ratings battles.
This is not an attempt at being political, only an observation. The news is much less journalistic and much more opinion-based than ever, and extremes draw strong opinions. So guess what? Extremists feel even more empowered to make a scene, because they know the media will search them out. More hate gets displayed. More express hateful opinions. More labels are attached. Fed a steady diet of such, our society has become much darker.
I believe there are still a lot of good people out there. I have seen them everywhere. Sure, I have seen angry people and even someone who tossed out a racial epithet at a war vet in a Walmart line (why?), but I believe most of us are good.
To stay good we need to stick to our values, teach them, and continue to be well-informed, not taking as fact everything a blood-thirsty media is feeding us.
Together we need to build our ranks, love and take care of one another. We can still impact our country for good…right?
Post written by Jennifer Allende, Program Director
Horoscopes. The first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear that word is everyone who bashes on them. Although that is the first thing that comes to mind, the next thing that comes to mind are those that live, breathe, and never shut up about horoscopes. Now take both those extremes and voilà, you have me; A person who doesn’t completely bash horoscopes, but I also don’t know all about it so I’m not going to talk your ear off. In the simplest of terms, I view astrology as a resource to aid in the interpretation of life. I’m also just really intrigued by it and find it fun. All that being said, let’s talk compatibility within the horoscope signs.
The signs include Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Aries: Aries are compatible with Aquarius, Sagittarius, Leo, and Gemini. Aries have so many options because of their magnetic personality. Taurus: Taurus are known for being stubborn which is why their options are Virgo and Pisces since they’re equally strong in their own ways. Gemini: They’re known for their two-personality trait (they can be extremely sociable and chatty and then switch to being serious and thoughtful). Which is why they are most compatible with Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra. Cancer: Cancers are hands down the most emotional people you’ll ever encounter; since they are often jealous and constantly need attention they are most compatible with Scorpios and Pisces. Leo: Leo’s are most compatible with Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini, and Aries. Leo’s tend to be demanding when it comes to love and these signs share their determination. Virgo: Virgo’s fall under the Earth sign category (this is just one of the many subtopics that fall under the umbrella that is astrology) so they are most compatible with other Earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn. Libra: Libra’s offer a peaceful harmony when it comes to relationships. They are most compatible with Leo and Sagittarius who enjoy that peace. Scorpio: Scorpio’s are most compatible with Scorpios and Pisces. They make for an unusual couple but are very successful when it comes to relationships. Sagittarius: Sagittarius tend to get bored easily and that is why they’re most compatible with signs with similar ideology; Leo, Aries, Aquarius, and Libra. Capricorn (the best sign, no bias here…): Capricorn’s are blunt when it comes to relationships. The signs most compatible are Pisces, Scorpio, Virgo, and Taurus. Aquarius: Aquarius put their freedom and independence above all else and the signs that understand Aquarius’ most are Gemini, and Libra. Pisces: Pisces are most compatible with their fellow water signs; Scorpio and Cancer.
That’s a wrap on compatibility. If you don’t necessarily believe in astrology, that’s understandable. I just think it’s interesting and that is why I dabble in it from time to time. For those of you who are interested, I’d say give it a try (but stay away from the mainstream “horoscope posts” because they are hardly ever accurate).
Post written by Bradley Reber, News Director
Hey, What's going on everyone its Bradley from Chillin at the Mic! And BUUHHH-DEE I am into this game Blazblue it is a 2D style anime fighting game it has a story mode that is also a visual novel. A visual novel for those that don't know us like a movie comic hybrid where you read but press a button to “turn the page” But there's no pages or page animations. I actually love this game and even as I'm writing this I'm watching the Anime they did to dub the first two games in the series and Abby wants to probably hit me at this point but still, I'm very passionate about this game. It follows the main character Ragna who has a (spoiler) and he (spoiler). Essentially its so good I can't tell you how good it is. It's taken the part of my life I used to devote to Memes. And that's hard to do.
In other news, I've also been playing Super Smash Ultimate with Jackson (from Just Keep Talking) and Stephen (also from Chillin at the Mic) and it's fun… Until I play Jigglypuff against Jackson and he screams and throws the controller. We are planning to take this to the next level. Well, about 741 miles and 102 levels higher by going to New York City for the IBS Conference and visiting the Empire State Building AND PLAYING SMASH AT THE TOP SATURDAY MARCH 1ST EVERYONE IS INVITED! Details will be posted eventually. Well that's gonna be all for now but next Wednesday 6 pm Chillin at the Mic will have a new episode with a very special theme at least it is to me and Until then I bid all of thee farewell BUH-BAI.
Post written by Jackson Wise, Station Manager
Hello WPPB the Pulse fans! Jackson Wise, the Station Manager here, hoping you enjoyed your holiday break! I was blessed with some amazing gifts, mainly music stuff, I got some rock CDs a few albums and an all in one, record and cd playing Bluetooth speaker. In saying that, I kind of knew about these gifts as I had been hinting my parents for them. But what was truly a miracle was when I unwrapped the 10 albums from our family’s secret Santa. Now, this isn’t an ordinary secret Santa. When I stopped believing in Santa they started to put presents out on our front door. When this first happened I was shocked! My mother and father swore they had nothing to do with it, and I had no other choice but to believe them. That first Christmas the secret Santa delivered gifts felt as if the magic of Christmas was restored. However I figured that this was a one-off occasion, something that would end soon, but they still haven’t stopped this Christmas is the tenth year! They’ve always given Kelsey, my older sister, and I amazing gifts. Since my sister loves art she almost always got high-quality art supplies along with other great craft stuff like a knitting set and a jewelry set. For myself, they’ve probably had some trouble, as my interests used to change frequently, one year a fools-gold mining kit, another year legos, but one year I was blown away because I had just gotten an Xbox from my parents and they had got me a game for it! My family and I to this day still don’t know who this secret Santa person is, and all of these years of gifts has made me love Christmas just a little more. I mean sure, I can tell my parents and friends what I want under the tree, but there’s nothing like getting gifts shrouded in mystery from someone you may or may not know. I don’t know whether this secret Santa person follows my happenings at the radio station, but if they do I just want to say this, thank you. Thank you for all the amazing gifts, for making an already magical holiday just that more special! You’ve done a lot for us and I hope that if you see this come Christmas Eve of 2019 you’ll look by the stairs and collect the gift we have for you. Here’s to your secret Santa!
Post written by Abby Hopkins, Social Media Director
Growing up (mainly my 10th grade year) I was very into youtube as a whole and the cool people on the platforms. I started out with Danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil and Shane Dawson but those people aren’t the people I am talking about today.
Today, I am talking about, as the title states, David Dobrik. He is a vlogger from Slovakia who lives currently in LA with his friend group who are famously called “Vlog Squad” as dubbed by their audience. His videos are normally 4:20 for each of them. Don’t understand who he is yet? Earlier this year, he released a video on his youtube channel sat beside fellow creator Liza Koshy, talking about their breakup in a very emotional video. This video blew up and people who didn’t even know them were sad.
Anyways, David Dobrik has reached 10 million recently and that’s huge. He is an amazing guy and deserves all the subscribers he has gotten through his videos. Even though they are short, they are definitely funny. In many videos, he blindfolds his friends and has animals thrown on them and in others, he is kind and uses this company SeatGeek to hook his friends up with new cars. His videos show his daily life like when he gets his hand cut open by a bottle and even when his friends land themselves in the hospital over stupid things.
With all the fame, David still seems to be a very genuine person which I love, he doesn’t let his money get to his head and truly loves his fans. I feel like other YouTubers should be as kind as he is. Yes, his vlogs are crazy and nobody sane would do what he does but that is what makes him funny. He is a breath of fresh air in the crazy world that is YouTube.
Post written by Brianna Hyman, Program Assistant
In this day and age you constantly hear about feminism and how guys shouldn’t be putting down girls for things like makeup, relationships, and clothes. Kids are taught from a young age that "He pulled on your hair, he must like you!" Even now, in 2018, people are still told things like that. We preach the idea of acceptance to the men yet we still can’t seem to do it from woman to woman. Everyone, especially in high school, knows of another woman or a group of women that bring each other down. How can we expect men to treat us with respect when we are constantly criticizing one another? Even if it’s not to their face, other people hear what we have to say. Someone is constantly paying attention to what we do. Especially when it comes to the gossip about other women. Guys are not going to stop calling us sluts, attention hogs, cake faced, and many other cliches when they hear/see us doing it. If we want to start seeing change then we MUST start with ourselves. If we want men to support women, then we need women to help women. We even, as women, have marches dedicated to standing up for our rights.
Post written by Stephen Boyer, Social Media Staff Member
Anxiety is something I've had to deal with all of my life, funny considering what I do here at The Pulse, but its true. Obviously, it affects the most extreme things like applying for a job but I often find it to grab a hold of me at the most random of times. The most recent example of a random attack was when I was at the Career Center and we were finishing up a project. Anxiety just overtook me and I basically shut down and luckily my other group members picked up my slack for those 15 minutes but that just goes to show how random it can be. But weirdly enough I don't really get anxious when doing radio shows or audio essays or anything like that for the radio. I actually find it to calm my anxiety. Sure when I first started last year I was nervous but I never really shut down over recording or going live or whatever. I couldn't tell you why that is because I've gone most of my life being scared of public speaking and Being on The radio, even though it's just a Student Radio, is very much a form of public speaking. Thanks to radio, I discovered I have a passion for speaking, I just had to unlock it.