14 Feb Homeschool Connections Online Newspaper Vol. 4
New Apple Products
Written By: Matthew Hernandez
The Apple Home Pod is a smart speaker developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on June 5, 2017, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The Home Pod was originally scheduled for release in December 2017, but was later delayed to early 2018. Home pods can converse with their owners. They can tell recipes, give reminders,and play music on demand. It contains information beyond imagination. Owners can talk to it and it responds to their conversation.
To start, connect it to an Apple device and then set up “Hey, Siri.” It will only activate if it hears your or another family member’s voice.
Fore more information, visit https://www.apple.com/homepod/
The iMac pro has a breathtaking Retina 5K display in a sleek, all-in-one design. For everyone from photographers to video editors, the iMac Pro is ready to turn your biggest ideas into your greatest work. This Computer has dimensions of 27 in or 21.5i n.
It ranges from $1555 to $2555
Fore more information, visit: https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/
HC Snack Bar
Written By: Kristofer Lockard
A favorite part at lunch time here at Homeschool Connections is the snack bar. At the snack bar we have a lot of different snacks and drinks. We have Cheetos, Little Debby, Arnold Palmer, Doritos, Frito’s, Even though you know its not the healthiest things to eat, ask your parents for some money to go to the bar and go eat some junk. You only live once so go for it, buy some Pringles then go to class and learn more. Remember learning is fun when you pay attention to it.
How to Save Power on your iPhone
Written By: Matthew Sheffield
If you have an Apple iPhone, you probably heard the news. Apple recently admitted to purposely designing their phones to reduce the battery life after about two years. Here are 8 tips to try to make your battery last longer. I tried them myself…..they do work!
1.Prevent Background App Refresh
5. Keep Personal Hotspot Off Unless You are Using It
6. Turn Bluetooth Off
7. Dont Send Diagnostic Data to Apple or Developers
8. Use Lower Power Mode
Next time you have a low battery, try one of these tips and hopefully they will work for you too!
Nick Foles and the Eagles take down the Patriots in Super Bowl LII
Written By: Brandon Janicki
Another Super Bowl has come and gone, I hope all of you enjoyed it whether you were a Patriots or an Eagles fan. If you were an Eagles fan, then congrats to you, because the Eagles won with a final score of 41-33. This was a classic Super Bowl game. When ever the Eagles scored a touchdown, the Patriots scored a touchdown and vice versa. The Eagles’ offense was amazing the whole game, and the Patriots’ defense could not stop them. The Patriots had a chance to make a comeback and win with just one touchdown, but a hit from an Eagles defender caused Tom Brady to fumble the ball and the Eagles recovered it.
The town of Philadelphia was ecstatic. They spent the rest of the night making ice sculptures of the team logo, and Nick Foles.
Now that the Super Bowl is over, our sports attention is now focused on the NBA and NHL. The Detroit Pistons are 27-26, and are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 21-23 with a total of 50 points so far. They are 13th in their conference.
Interview with HC Teacher, Mr. Clay!
Written By: Andrea Ren
Here at the Romeo Campus there are many great teachers. Many specialize in one or another class, but Mr. Clay teaches a wide variety of classes.
Mr. Clay has been a teacher here at the Romeo campus for two years. He teaches six classes: Physical Science, General Science, Outdoor Survival and Emergency Preparation, Government, Economics, and American History. He teaches more classes at other campuses. When he was asked what brought him back each year, his response was, “The wonderful students and the great time I have teaching them.” Despite all the classes he teaches, if allowed a dream class, Mr. Clay would like to teach swimming. He was a lifeguard for many years and would like to teach the students who might not otherwise learn to swim.
What inspired Mr. Clay to become a teacher was that he loves to explain things. “I really like explaining things to people, almost too much sometimes. Combine this with the challenge of explaining a concept to not just one person, but a whole room, and the fact that one day is never the same as another, this seemed like a perfect job to me.”
Mr. Clay is not just a teacher at Homeschool Connections. For one, he use to work as a manager at Party City. Also, when he is away from teaching, Mr. Clay dedicates his free time in preparing a board game night for his friends.
What is Kombucha? Part 2
Written By: Pedro Dixon
What is kombucha? Kombucha is a sweet tea that is made from built up bacteria and yeast.
Kombucha was made by the Chinese in the 15th century and was known as the drink of life. They called it that because it was so good for you. Even today, Kombucha is very beneficial to your body because it can get rid of all the bad bacteria in you and boosts your immune system.
Kombucha is also very easy to make. The first thing that you will need to get is a scobi. A scobi is a mushroom that helps ferment the kombucha. Without the scobi you would not be able to create it. You also need to have purified water, organic cane sugar, and six bags of organic black tea, this will make a gallon of kombucha. If this is your first batch of Kombucha, you will also need to get apple cider vinegar. And yes, all of this has to be organic . Once you have all your supplies, the first thing you will need to do is bring four cups of water to a boil. When the water is done boiling, you let the tea bags steep in the water for about five to seven minutes. You will the add one cup of sugar to the water and then add the scobi. You also have to put in a cup of apple cider vinegar if it is your first batch. You then put a cheese cloth or thin dish cloth over the kombucha. After that you put the kombucha in a dark place at room temperature. You let the kombucha sit for about seven to ten days.
Once the kombucha is ready, you take the cloth off it and it is ready to drink. You can also ferment for seven days and flavor it with fruit. When you do this, get a mason jar and put the desired fruit in the jar. Then pour kombucha into the jar with the fruit. Let that sit for two more days. After the first day you will need to open the jar to let the carbonation out. Then it is ready to drink.
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