Nearly 1,000 pound meteor hits Texas

By: Jasmine Williams

According to reports, on Wednesday, February 15, a meteor smashed into pieces in McAllen, Texas, as confirmed by NASA. Some of the other pieces had landed near Mexico’s border.

This meteor, known by others as an unknown object, weighs as much as a grand piano. That’s quite a meteor. This meteor was estimated to weigh about 1,000 pounds before breaking up.

The weather radar was used to help determine how the meteor entered the atmosphere by angle and speed, which was 27,000 miles per hour, stated by the NASA Meteor Watch. This helped NASA verify that the mysterious object was a meteorite. According to CBS NEWS’, in three days, three different meteorites landed in Texas, France and Italy.

The meteorite had the power of around 8 loads of TNT, but no damage was caused, NASA said. The meteor made a mark in the sky and the Earth shook when it supposedly landed. There were photos and videos taken, shown on Twitter, and filmed on home security videos of the meteorite.

Most of the time, meteorites break into fragments heading towards the Earth. The meteorite that hit south Texas broke at a distance of 21 miles. The pieces, in diameter, were about two feet, as estimated by NASA.

Meteorites are called “shooting stars” or “fireballs” because of the way they appear in the sky. Any space rocks that are 82 feet, or smaller, tend to burn up before hitting the ground. Those rocks won’t cause destruction to the earth. Animated meteorites you would see online or in videos look like fireballs. Which is actually true, but some people might think it’s fake because of all the other animated versions of things. Like carrots in Looney Tunes, they look appetizing, but in real life that isn’t the case.

Fun fact: 100 tons of dust, and more, are estimated to arrive to the earth from space every day. A meteor the size of a football field hits the Earth almost every 2,000 years, causing major damage.

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The evolution of Jack Harlow

By: Hannah Gliedman and Nagad Omar

Growing Up

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Jackman Thomas Harlow, was born on March 13th, 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky. Born to Maggie and Brian Harlow, Harlow was raised on a horse farm with his younger brother.

It wasn’t until Harlow was 12 that he discovered the art of rapping. Harlow was surrounded by music while growing up but wrote his first unofficial rap in elementary school. His rap was geared towards the kids in his grade that bullied him for his eye patch.

By the time he was 12-years-old Harlow had made up his mind that rapping was what he was destined to do, even asking his mom “How do I become the best rapper in the world?”

Harlow was around music quite a bit growing up, his mother introduced him to bands like Tribe Called Quest, while his father was more into country.

Jack released his first rap at 12-years-old which was recorded off of a microphone from the Guitar Hero game, and titled it “Ripping and Rappin” . Harlow gave out 40 copies of the CD to kids at his middle school selling them for $2 each.


After Harlow acquired a real microphone, he began creating songs and putting them online, and he started gaining recognition around his community. After playing a few very small shows with almost no one in the audience, Harlow started gaining fans and created more music.

His first mixtapes were called ‘Moose Gang’ and ‘Moose for the Death’. In 2015, while still in high school, Harlow released his first EP, ‘The Handsome Harlow’, which was followed with a more expanded 2016 mixtape.

Harlow was then signed to the record label “Generation Now” in 2017. From there he started to gain more recognition and started collaborating with bigger artists.

His 2020 EP, ‘Sweet Action’, featured artists like CuBeatz, PoohBeatz, and 2forwOyNE. Harlow’s major breakthrough came from the song “What’s Poppin”, which gained almost 700 million views on TikTok, peaked at #2 on the Billboard top 100, and gave Harlow his first Grammy nomination for best rap performance.

In 2021, Harlow and rapper Lil Nas X collaborated on the song “Industry Baby” that became his biggest hit yet. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard top 100 and became extremely viral on TikTok.

With songs under his belt, Harlow released his first full length official album titled ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ in 2022, including songs like “First Class”, “State Fair”, “Dua Lipa”, and “Churchill Downs”. In that album, Harlow collaborated with many known artists like Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, lil Wayne and Drake.

Since then, and because of that album, Harlow has received many awards and recognitions. Harlow is continuing to make music and has also made brand deals with popular shoe brand New Balance and chip brand Doritos.

Harlow did announce he will be making his acting debut in the remake of the movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump’.


Harlow has been nominated for many awards like a Brit award for international song of the year, and a BET awards for best male hip hop artist. Harlow has also been nominated for 6 Grammys in the past 3 years for categories; best rap performance, album of the year, best rap song, best rap album, and best melodic rap performance twice. He has also won 4 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) for song of the summer with “First Class” and best visual effects, best art direction, and best collaboration all won from “Industry Baby” with Lil Nas X.

Harlow was also featured in Forbes “30 under 30” in 2022. Along with being named Variety’s “Hitmaker of the Year”. Jack was also the cover of Teen Vogue in June of 2022, and has gained fans for his charming looks and demeanor.

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‘Torrejas Estilo De Acapulco’ recipe

By: Pablo Contreras

Let’s start with what are torrejas?

Torrejas are just slices of bread that is dipped into a type of honey, they sort of are just like French toast where they both are pieces of bread dipped/covered in honey.

This dessert’s sweetness is definitely very interesting; it has a weird taste. It might be the fact that it’s made of cane sugar. I have never had cane sugar, but if you have had it, then this will be perfect for you.

I sort of liked this, the only problem I had was the sugar. I just wasn’t expecting it to taste like that. I don’t know if it was because it was super sweet or the fact that it was made with piloncillo, which is just a form of cane sugar for those of you who were wondering what a piloncillo is.

This recipe is not mine but it’s from Fernanda Berlei, you can look her up on YouTube where the recipe is. The video of this recipe is in Spanish, so beware if you don’t speak or understand Spanish. I translated the recipe here so that everyone can understand it.

Now, let’s get into the recipe:

Torrejas estilo de Acapulco
Now here’s a list of the ingredients that you are going to need:

  • 1 Bolillo (oval shaped piece of bread, like a baguette – only much smaller)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 lime Peels (slice off 5 pieces of peel from a lime)
  • Half of a Piloncillo
  • 3 eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 liter of water

Here are the steps to make the honey:

  1. First grab a big pot and add in 1 liter of water, 1 stick of cinnamon and 5 lime peels
  2. Next use your knife to cut half of a piloncillo, only put in half of the piloncillo in the pot
  3. Now put your pot on the stove on medium heat and let the piloncillo melt down

While we wait for the piloncillo to melt down here’s how to prepare the thing that we are going to dip our bread:

  1. First separate the yolk and egg whites into two different bowls
  2. Now in the bowl with the egg whites put in a pinch of salt and use a mixer to beat the egg whites until it’s a foamy texture
  3. When the egg whites are a foamy texture add in the egg yolks one by one slowly (Make sure to not mix them thoroughly just enough to spread the egg yolks everywhere)
  4. After you mix everything you should get a yellow foamy texture

Now onto frying the bread:

  1. On a pan, add in a lot of oil and wait until it’s heated
  2. While waiting for the oil to heat up grab your bolillo and cut the bread into small equal slices
  3. Next, grab one of the small bread slices and dip it into the yellow foamy mix (Make sure to cover the whole bread slice with the mix)
  4. Now that your bread is covered with the yellow foam, fry your bread
  5. Fry your bread till both sides are golden brown
  6. Once both sides are golden brown ,take your fried bread and place it on a plate with paper on it so it can absorb the leftover oil

Now to add the final touches to the bread:

  1. When the piloncillo is fully melted, keep it cooking for about 5 minutes on medium heat (don’t turn off the stove yet)
  2. Once the five minutes are up use a spoon to take out the cinnamon stick and the lime peels
  3. Now grab your fried bread slices and place them all in the pot with the honey that we made with the piloncillo
  4. Then turn off stove while leaving the bread in with the honey (Make sure all of your bread slices are covered in the honey
  5. Once the pot has cooled down take out the bread and enjoy

Here’s the link to the original recipe: