8 Weirdest Promposal Ideas

By Lizbeth Villanueva

Carlos Vargas, (senior) asked help with his promposal… so here are eight creative promposals ideas

1.     If you like the catchy Anaconda song, why not make a poster and write “ (name) will you and your anaconda go to prom with me” while you’re in Niki Minaj’s famous anaconda pose and a friend holds the poster.

2.     If you’re an outgoing person, why don’t you dress like Jesus with your awesome poster that says “Prom 20:16and then God said… go with (name)”

3.     Want to be sweet, but prank your prom date? Well, if you know that person’s locker combination, you could fill it up with cooking flour bags and leave a note saying “I bought you flours, so will you go to prom with me?”

4.     You like zombies? Well this is your type of proposal! Use makeup to make your skin pale and zombie-looking while you hold your creative poster saying “(name) use your brains and go to prom with me!”

5.     Looking for a cheap but tasty way to ask someone to prom? Well you can go buy a box of chicken nugget’s box and fries and when the person opens their food inside the chicken nugget box they’ll read “Prom?”

6.     Who doesn’t love IN N OUT? All you’ll have to do is buy fries to spell prom while you hold your poster saying “hey fry guy/gal are you IN OR OUT to prom?” Lay fries on paper spelling prom.

7.     Are you a Star Wars person? How about you force that special person to prom? While you are dressed as Darth Vader hold up your poster saying “(name) the force will awaken at prom with you”

8.     Want to be weird and cheesy? Dress as a doctor/nurse and write on a poster “I’m no doctor/nurse but it appears your suffering from datelessness my suggestion is prom!”

The Most Dangerous Game: Elevator to Another World

By Albert Cardenas

Elisa Lam, a Chinese Canadian student visiting LA, mysteriously disappeared in January of 2013. She was staying at the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and the last place she was seen was in an elevator of the hotel she was staying at. This was captured through video surveillance and from what can be seen from the video feed is that Elisa looks overly concerned about her surrounding as she creeps her head out from the elevator to check all hallways leading outside of the elevator and crouching at the corner of the elevator. Was it murder? Was it a suicide? Or could it have been something far more complicated for us to comprehend? We’ll never know for sure. The hotel itself does have a history of paranormal activity and there are many reports of strange occurrences from the guests staying there. With that said, this brings us to a haunting theory of the incident.

            There is speculation going around the internet that the disappearance of Elisa Lam was the result of playing the “Elevator game”. What is the elevator game? Essentially, this is a game from Korea, a ritual if you will. By performing this ritual you are supposed to get to “a different world.” According to people that have successfully completed the game, it looks the same as the town/ building that you are from, but all the lights are off and you can only see a red cross in the distance. There are no other living things there except yourself. Some say electronics like phones, cameras, etc. don’t work, while some say they do. Also, some say that getting back to the real world is harder for some reason.

            Are you scared? Or nah? Do you dare to try it out? Here are the steps:

*DISCLAIMER*: It is highly recommended NOT TO “PLAY” THEM, because you just don’t “play” with the unknown. If you do choose to ignore this advice, do so at your own risk.

You must be in a 10+ story building and in the elevator alone. If someone is in the elevator with you, it won’t work.
1. Get on the elevator on the 1st floor.
2. Press 4 and when you reach the 4th floor, don’t get out and press 2.
3. When you reach 2nd floor, press 6.
4. When you reach 6th floor, press 2.
5. When you reach 2nd floor, press 10.
6. When you reach 10th floor, press 5.
7. When you reach the 5th floor, a girl will come in. That woman is not human. Don’t talk or look at the girl. If you do, she’ll take you away. I repeat, DO NOT TALK TO HER EVER.
8. Press 1, and if the elevator instead starts going up to the 10th floor, then you have succeeded. You will have reached another world where there is no one except you.
9. If you get off at the 10th floor, the girl will ask, “Where are you going?” But don’t answer.

How to return:

1. If the woman doesn’t get on AND if you don’t get off at the 10th floor.

2. If you don’t get off at the 10th floor, then press 1. If it doesn’t press, keep on pressing until it works.

To return after you get off:

1. You must use the same elevator to go back.

2. Do the 4-2-6-2-10-5 combo again.

3. After you reach the 5th floor, press 1.

4. As you’re going up the 10th floor, press some other number to cancel.

5. After you reach the 1st floor, check your surroundings.

“It’s Just a Prank Bro!”

By Albert Cardenas

Lately, many YouTubers have grown popular channels centered around a culture of pranks. This has fostered a new phrase that’s been catching on with others in YouTube as well as outside of the digital world. These popular pranks shown on YouTube aren’t really pranks at all, but a bunch of mean spirited guys doing horrible things and framing it as a prank in order to avoid trouble. You can key someone’s car and say, “It’s just a prank, Bro!” You can pretend to kidnap someone and in the end exclaim, “Relax! It’s just a prank, Bro! Look, there’s cameras!” Yup, now some are trying to get away with what most would consider to some degree a crime, just by saying, “It’s just a prank, Bro!” The supposed point of these pranks is to teach some lesson or raise awareness about an issue, but they almost always end up being an excuse to be a jerk. 

Clean Yourself With an Egg

Egg cleansing is an old Roman tradition used for many centuries and adopted by many different cultures. The Romans used to believe that the egg was a symbol for life capable of removing bad energy.

According to the belief, the egg goes through a person’s aura and body, pinpointing any specific area that has negative energy. The egg absorbs all the negative energy; like a sponge, and traps it. The negativity within your body transfers itself to the egg.

If you want to perform an egg cleansing; you can do it on its own or in a spiritual bath. Follow the steps below to do your very own cleansing:

1.    Start with a fresh egg. Wash the egg in a bath of salt water and lemon juice before you begin.

2.    Take a few deep breaths and relax. Say a prayer to whatever higher power you wish. Ask for their assistance and blessing. Imagine the egg being touched by their presence.

3.    Hold the egg in your dominant hand and begin rubbing it over your body. You can either touch your body, or hold it a few inches above the surface.

4.    Begin at the head, working down to the eyes, the throat, the heart area, the shoulders, down the left (or right) arm and touching the palm.

5.    Switch hands here and run the egg down the right (or left) arm and touching the palm. Then switch back.

6.    Work the egg down the torso, to the navel, and the groin, down each leg, stopping at the feet and touching the soles.

7.    If you have a specific area that is in pain, or is affected, hold the egg there for a few minutes.

8.    Covet your cleansed body with a protective oil such as bergamot, pine, sandalwood; or vetiver. Dilute the oil in olive oil and rub over the body.

9.    Now, if you are NOT taking a cleansing bath. Dispose of the egg by breaking it in the toilet and flushing it. Then dump a cup of salt and lemon juice down the toilet. Or throw the egg into a running stream. Or near a tree off of your property.

10. If you are taking a cleansing bath. Leave the egg in the tub while you soak. Allow it to absorb more stray energy as you relax and unwind.

11. When you are finished with your cleansing bath, follow step 8 and 9

When you are done with the cleansing make sure that the egg yolk settles in the water. Some basic interpretations are:

·        If the water smells bad or you can see blood that means that an evil spirit is causing you harm.

·        If there are small spots of blood in water, it is a sign of bad luck.

·        If the water becomes cloudy without odor it is a sign of loss of soul or energy.

·        If the egg yolk has a shape of a face it is a sign of an enemy. A slender face means it is a man and a round face means it is a women.

·        If there are small bubbles in the water, it’s a sign of negative energy that was absorbed by guardian spirits.

·        If the water is clear, without abnormal shapes, scents and blood it is a sign nothing unnatural is happening.

Strange Stories

                                  By: Stephanie Manquero

Most people have gone through a moment that appears strange where they aren’t so sure of what just happened or how it happened. The students of SGHS are, unfortunately not, immune to such experiences. Some of these stories aren’t just creepy, they’re plain scary! Some SGHS students were willing to share their stories.

Itzel Navarette (Senior)

“One day, a few months ago, I woke up at 3 in the morning for no apparent reason and as I tried to fall back asleep, I heard a faint whisper by my ear. I didn’t fall back to sleep.”

 George Valazques (Senior)

“I went to my friend’s house and he had no Wi-Fi.”

“Nooooooo!!!!

Chris Banuelos (Senior)

“It was late at night and I was showering. Everyone was home and something really weird happened. I thought I heard my younger sister and I checked the bathroom and the figure disappeared once I was out. I realized no one was home everyone left; I was home alone.”

 

 Victoria Inguiez (Senior)

“One day, I came home after school after a long day. I was so hungry. I went into the kitchen and searched for food. I thought I was home alone but suddenly I heard someone approaching the kitchen. It was my grandma. I asked her if there was food. She then told me the worst thing ever, “no.” It was so horrible. I was starving. I needed to survive… I managed to find some cereal, poured it in the bowl, and then opened the fridge. The scariest thing happened… NO MILK. I asked my grandma if she could make anything. She then told me the second worst thing… “Hay frijoles.” It was horrendous. She then added “no hoy tapatio tan poco”.

Noooooooo!!!!

Name: Bernie Sanders

(https://berniesanders.com/)

Age: 74

Slogan: A Future to Believe In / Feel the Bern

History: Bernie Sanders is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic Party since 2015. A civil rights activist since 1961, Sanders has also been mayor from 1980-1988, a House of Representative member from 1991-2007, a chairman of the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs from 2013-2015, and a senator of Vermont since 2007.

Platform: Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist and progressive, thus having many liberal values and views.

       Immigration: advocates for immigration reform to provide citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans by executive action

       Health Care: believes health care is a right, not a privilege, and advocates for universal health care to be provided for every American

       Economy: wants to invest $1 trillion in order to rebuild American infrastructure and provide 13 million Americans jobs as well as provide job-training and create a Clean-Energy Workforce

       Education: plans to make tuition free for public colleges/universities, lower interest rates on student loans, and make educational resources more accessible for all

       Guns: plans to reduce gun violence by enforcing background checks, close gun-show loopholes, and ban semi-automatic assault weapons

       Abortion: believes abortion is a choice a woman should have and does not want the government to control their bodies by closing clinics and extending waiting periods

       Environment: believes climate change is the biggest threat facing the planet and plans to cut carbon pollution by taxing it, repealing fossil fuel subsidies, and investing in clean, green energy such as wind and solar power

       Foreign Policy: wishes to move the U.S. away from a policy of single-handed military action and toward policies emphasizing diplomacy, ensuring both the country and the world that war is a last resor

Name: Hillary Clinton

(hillaryclinton.com)

Age: 68

Slogan: Hillary for America

History: Head the Task Force on National Health Reform (1993). Clinton became the first wife of a president to seek and win public office and the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from New York. She easily won reelection in November 2006. Was nominated and accepted as secretary of state in January 2009. She is known for changing her stances on various hot button issues such as gay marriage (she now supports it) and trade deals (e.g. she is now against the Trans Pacific Partnership). In regard to the environment, Clinton has a plan to combat climate change but has been questioned by environmental activists for supporting fracking.

Current Platform:

·        Immigration: Hillary plans to enact comprehensive immigration reform to create a pathway to citizenship, keep families together, and enable millions of workers to come out of the shadows.

·        Healthcare: Defend the Affordable Care Act, and protect women’s access to reproductive health care, including contraception and safe, legal abortion.

·        Economy: Give working families a raise, and tax relief. Create good-paying jobs and get pay rising by investing in infrastructure, clean energy, and scientific and medical research to strengthen our economy and growth. Close corporate tax loopholes and make the most fortunate pay their fair share.

·        Education: Ensure no student has to borrow to pay for tuition, books, or fees to attend a four-year public college in their state. Hold colleges and universities accountable for controlling costs and making tuition affordable.

·        Guns: Strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in the current system.

·        Environment: Set national goals to have 500 million solar panels installed; generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America; cut energy waste in homes, schools, and hospitals by a third; and reduce American oil consumption by a third.

·        Foreign Policy: Defeat ISIS and global terrorism and the ideologies that drive it. Strengthen our alliances and nurture new relationships to tackle shared challenges such as climate change, cyber threats, and highly contagious diseases.

Name: John Kasich

Website: https://www.johnkasich.com/

Age: 63

Slogan: “Kasich For Us”

History: Ran for Ohio Senate and ended up becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Ohio Senate. In the early 80s he ran for congressman in Ohio’s 12th congressional district and won. Ran for president back in 2000 but dropped out very early and endorsed George W. Bush.

Issues

Climate Change: Believes Climate Change is real and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) shouldn’t regulate emissions.

Prisons: Believes in less prison time for non-violent offenders such as those with a non-violent crime like smoking marijuana

Education: Believes in continuing common core and spending less on educational materials.

Individual Rights: Believes in same-sex marriage, disagrees that abortion is a woman’s unrestricted right, agrees with religious freedom, and in hiring minorities.

Foreign Issues: Believes in putting “more boots on the ground to fight I.S.I.S”.

Economy: Disagrees with heavy taxes on the wealthy, disagrees in creating pathways to citizenship for illegal migrants. 

What does your favorite sport say about you?

 

By: Daisy Viramontes

Basketball

If your favorite sport happens to be basketball,you’re competitiveand prefer a fast-paced, energetic game, which probably play in your spare time. Having an appreciation for style, you always emphasize looking good which can come off assuperficial. 

Football 

You prefer thinking in ten second bursts and taking long breaks. You value the sense of a “team” and have a masculine sensibility. You love intensity and competition.

Soccer

Your effort is never questioned because you’re passionate and enjoy the thrills of good strategy.If you prefer to be a goalie,this indicates you’re tolerant yet obsessive over the team’s grand vision.

Baseball

You probably don’t mind waiting in lines at amusement parks. You enjoy relaxing and prefer statistics over athletics. You’re an overachiever, intelligent, talkative, and observant. You’re also sentimental yet strong.

Underwater cycling

By: Bryan Osegueda

Underwater cycling is extremely difficult and requires high muscular endurance. The races take place in a swimming pool at the bottom of lakes and oceans. Cyclists must use specialized dense bicycles and wear scuba diving equipment. South Gate High School freshman, Esteban Flores,says, “I think it’s really hard but look at the bright side, if you fall you won’t get hurt.” True, but you will be disqualified!

The rules of underwater cycling include not being allowed to get off the bicycle. The moment your feet touch the ground or sea bed, you are out. Hitting or pushing other people off their bikes is also forbidden and will lead to disqualification. No more than 10 cyclists are allowed to race for safety and performance reasons.

During the race, there are two “watchers” per cyclist. These people are scuba divers off bikes that watch the racers in case of an emergency. The races usually are no longer than a half mile. Individually, the farthest distance cycled under water is 6,708 meters. This great achievement was accomplished by Jens Stotzner from Germany on September 8, 2013. Every year in North Carolina, the “Underwater Bike Race” takes place as a charity fundraiser.