‘Veronica’ review

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Veronica is a new horror movie that was released on Netflix. There is a rumor that it is the scariest movie ever made. It is based on a true story, and it is said that only 1 out of 100 people can watch the whole movie. Experts are saying that it can kill weak hearted people. It is in the genre of “found footage” horror movies, and is doing pretty well right now.

During the eclipse, Veronica and two of her friends decide to play with a Ouija board. That was a serious mistake that they all will regret. The Ouija board opened a door for a dangerous spirit/monster/demon to come through. Veronica was the last one touching the cup, so she was the one who got possessed. Her friends stopped talking to her and Veronica didn’t know why.

While their mom works at a bar all day, Veronica is mostly at home with the kids, and that is usually when the spirit likes to strike. It was disguised as their dad, but soon the kids seen the sinister side of the monster. Multiple times, Veronica tried to ward it off and was successful but in the end she dies protecting her family.

Veronica is based on a true story about a unsolved case of a young girl in Madrid, in 1992, named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro, who mysteriously died after using a Ouija board. Police were never able to crack their investigation. This made the movie a little bit more scary because you can’t shake it off and say it was fake; it was something that really happened.

While watching the movie, it was creepy, it wasn’t scary, it was just really weird. And the song they used n it, had nothing to do with it, which just made me laugh while watching the movie so Veronica wasn’t scary.


Flint, Michigan water

April 25th, 2018, will mark the fourth year of the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Imagine coming up on four years of unclean, unhealthy, lead water that has killed about 15 civilians. Flint has had to deal with this long history of unclean water caused by “insufficient” funds. Researchers have discovered traces of lead in many children, and recently called for a state of emergency after all this time. This is a great issue, that hasn’t been urgently handled, that’s impacting many civilians.

How did this start? This tragedy began in 2011 when the city announced a new pipeline would be built. They turned to the Flint River as their source, instead Lake Huron, when they attempted to cut city costs. Flint is known as a poverty city. Even though this was supposed to be a temporary deal, this transition lasted to April 2014. The lawmakers did their best to hide the fact they were providing a toxic resource. In May 2014, residents began to notice this ill-tasting, smelly water in their homes.

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After about a year, reports leak about the lead levels in the Flint homes. Lead consumption can affect the lungs, heart, kidneys, and nerves. Lead affects newborns, children, and adults in different ways. Being born prematurely, weight loss, and difficulties with memory or concentration are just a few symptoms.

Ever since 2014, lead levels have continued to rise for these Flint citizens.

After about two years, lead levels began to get better. The city sent bottled water, and filters, to schools and homes to provide them secure water.

This disaster left over 100,000 residents exposed to lead in their water. It continues to leave these residents exposed to lead.

With this information, what can we do? Aside from providing filtered water, like the government, there’s nothing we can do. Filtered water and filter systems are the only way for Flint residents to live a healthy lifestyle. Donating to projects that are funding their cause is another way to support the cause of the Flint water crisis

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