Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two Directions?

One Direction isn't just going in one direction anymore.

As much as it pains my heart to say this, Zayn Malik, once a member of the world's biggest boy band, is now no longer a part of this group. On March 25th at 12:30 pm, a link to a Facebook post was tweeted out. The post broke the hearts of millions of fans around the world, me included. Their album titled "Four" will now only be sung by four of the five. Ironic maybe?

Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne will continue on to create a fifth album despite the loss of their fifth member.

"The four of us will now continue." One Direction said, "We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."

Malik claims that he's leaving because he wants "to be a normal 22-year-old." If this is his actual reason for leaving, I can't help but to think of how stupid he sounds. To the true fans he will always be Zayn Malik from One Direction. The fame won't stop. The only thing that is going to change is the One Direction Wikipedia page. And maybe the minor detail that he will no longer be performing with One Direction.

#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik trended worldwide on Twitter.

Zayn Malik, you and your high notes are always in our hearts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Six Whole Days

This year we have been burdened with a new test that Ohio has decided to make a  graduation requirement. I have to admit, like many others, I am not a huge fan of this test. Six whole days of sitting in a lab for 2 hours, staring at a test on a computer screen until my eyes got watery.  Not my favorite thing. 

But that being said there are many pros and cons with this test. The positive things, mainly for myself being a busy person all the time, is the reduced homework and easy curriculum over the six days. I guess you could say it's good that we aren't using that much paper, but on the other side of that, it's very difficult to show your work in math on a computer. There are also many negatives including: we haven't learned half of the material on the test, the computers glitch and error (this morning we all had to take the tests on laptops because our computers weren't working) plus it's hard to show work on a computer. 

I guess I'm indifferent about this test. Although I don't love it, technology is the future and we are getting ahead of the game. This is what we should expect in the later years of our life so it's good to learn early. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Road to State

This season on the dance team, myself personally, has endured many ups and downs. My limits were tested farther than I ever knew they could go and I have improved more in a season than I knew was possible. 

Our season was a lot different than I was used to at the old studio I danced at. Changes were constantly being made, people were quitting meaning more changes for our team, plus so much more was expected out of us. There was no time to teach and learn, as a part of this team we were held to a higher standard. We either knew it, or we taught ourselves. 

The OASSA Cheer and Dance State Championship was something that once seemed so far away, almost a figment of my imagination. But as the season rounded to a close state was less of a figment and more of a speeding truck coming right at you. 

I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't nervous. I was something way beyond that. And although I had improved a ton over this year, I still wasn't where I wanted to be. That scared me. 

Being able to look back on this weekend. I am beyond proud. Although we may not have taken home the ultimate prize, we did phenomenal for all of the obstacles that were thrown our way. We may not be number one in the state but this season was definitely winning.