BTS at the AMAS

BTS was announced to perform at the AMAS on November 3rd, (the AMAS were on November 19th) and the fans were excited about it. People that are fans of BTS were absolutely freaking out about the fact that BTS is the first K-Pop group performing at the American Music Awards, which is a really big deal considering they would be making a mark in the history of performances, making the awards more inclusive with different music types. BTS was one of the last acts going on, and they actually put them on to perform towards the end, because they were expecting a lot of people watching the AMAS just to see their performance.

The whole time during the AMAS the cameras kept going to BTS to get their reactions to the other performers; showing them on screen a lot. Many celebrities were very excited to see BTS perform, and they posted about how they met BTS and how they are now fans of them. People were really supportive of BTS and were hyping them up often, which made them feel really included, considering they had to travel to America and only one of the members speaks fluent English.

The performances at the AMAS were pretty good, but in my opinion BTS was really well done. They sang their newest hit “DNA,” and danced the choreography that they did in their music video. The audience, I could tell, was blown away by the fact that they danced and sang at the same time, because most of the other performers just stood around and sang, or sat down. The fan chants were actually so loud that they had to mute them out on the TV while BTS performed. I can tell people really liked it, especially Ansel Elgort, he was talking about them a lot. The camera went to him while BTS was singing and he was holding his phone up recording them with a really big smile on his face and now all the fans are relating to him.


BTS fashion

BTS is probably my favorite music group right now, and I’ve noticed that pretty much whatever they do they dress up (nicely) in some sort of way. I love their style so much, honestly, that I believe they are fashion icons. They don’t pay attention to masculine or feminine standards of clothing; BTS wears whatever suits them, and it is so great to see them wearing things you don’t often see men wearing. For one of their most popular photo shoots (for their album Wings), they wore a lot of colors, patterns, and textures of clothing. An example is of the member Suga, he was wearing a silk pink suit with a knit white sweater, which you could say is not the most masculine, and I think that is important. It’s not just photo shoots where their clothes stand out, because that’s somewhat expected to wear something unusual and different, but they are seen out in public wearing things like this as well.

Another thing they do, that is pretty uncommon in fashion, is the fact that they dye their hair very often. They don’t just dye their hair blonde or brown, but colors ranging from orange to mint green and so on. I think it’s really cool seeing them not only with their outfits, but the fact that they dye their hair and then style their outfits to go with their hair color. This is just truely iconic.

BTS have a great fashion sense, and that’s why I love them. I love the fact that they go to the airport, and instead of wearing comfortable casual clothing, they dress up! BTS member Jin actually wore a suit in the airport, which I mean is pretty common for people in business, but they all dressed up like that, (not in a suit but layers and such with accessories). They can just be out in public and they wear basically the same things you would see them wear in photo shoots.

BTS “Love Yourself: Her” album review

BTS is a South Korean boy band that is popular all over the world (internationally famous), and recently they released a new album Love Yourself: Her on September 18, 2017, by Big Hit Entertainment. This album has a total of 9 tracks (not including hidden song “Sea”). This was their comeback album, which also came with a performance of them singing while dancing specific choreography for the songs.

The songs they put on their newest album are:

1. Intro: Serendipity
2. DNA
3. Best of Me
4. Dimples
5. Pied Piper
6. Skit: Billboard Music Awards Speech
7. Mic Drop
8. Go Rather Than Worrying (Go Go)
9. Outro: Her

“Serendipity” is a solo song sung by Jimin; he even has a music video made for it with over 37 million views on YouTube.

“DNA” is the most popular song on the album, sung by all the members of BTS, and they made a very colorful, energetic, and beautiful music video for it that has over 134 million views. It was #1 on iTunes in over 29 countries. They also released teaser trailers for the music video, which were very popular trending videos on YouTube for awhile.

“Skit: Billboard Music Awards Speech” is a 1:47 speech they gave while receiving their Billboard Music Award, which was received by them in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 21, 2017. BTS was so grateful that they won this award, they traveled all the way from Korea to America to go to the Billboard Music Awards just because they were nominated. You could tell they were very happy about the outcome of them winning.

“Mic Drop” is a song sung mainly by the rappers of the group: Jhope, Suga, and Rap Monster. This is a very popular song on their album, because of its strong hip hop influence, which is very different than the rest of the album. It still fits in though. Rapper “Rap Monster” (or Namjoon) has revealed in an interview that this song was inspired by former president Barak Obama’s mic drop after his speech. (This song has been rumored to have a music video coming soon)


Nerf Wars

As you all might know, Nerf Wars has started here at Highland. Every year students organize it and it lasts for about a month. Some of you might not know what it is, so what does Nerf Wars consist of and how does it work?


“Thrill List – Top 10 best nerf guns”

Nerf Wars are very fun to play with friends and family. It is an activity using Nerf guns or other toy weapons. Nerf Wars include outdoor battles and shoot-outs, it can take place anywhere, any area with a good amount of space are good candidates. With a large range of participants, outdoor areas are great for Nerf War battles. Nerf guns are relatively safe and cheap.

Here at Highland, there’re about 30 teams, each team including 5 players on each team, and all grades can participate. It is not a school planned activity, usually a group of seniors set it up and are known as the commissioners. Everything takes place outside of school and is not associated with any SPPS extra curricular activities. The commissioners set up a bracket, the rankings are based off of how many seniors are on the team, athleticism, how many licensed drivers, and car access.


“Highland Nerf Wars Twitter”

Nerf Wars can be an entertaining event for people who are not playing as well. Teams and Highland Nerf Wars have set up twitter pages where you can interact with each other, read funny updates on teams wins and loses, and see photos people post about it.  Overall, Nerf Wars is an annual game that many enjoy participating in to end off the year with some fun.

Again, as previously mentioned, Nerf Wars are not a school sponsored event, and the school takes no responsibility for student conduct connected to Nerf Wars. Bring Nerf Wars to school at your own risk, as school discipline related to unacceptable behavior may apply.

A cat in 7 easy steps

To draw a cat you need

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1. To start make a curve for the face
2. Draw the ears
3. Sketch the face shape
4. Draw the eyes, whiskers, nose & mouth
5. Make a curve for the neck and the body
6. Draw the two front legs
7. Draw the back legs, then design your cat

October 2015 horoscopes

Monthly Horoscopes for October 2015.

Aries:March 21-April 20 LoScreen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.22.32 AMve ill be pouring your way if you’re just patient, you will also be finding ways to support yourself and others around you more than ever.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.23 AMTaurus: April 21-May 21 This month brings in loads of commitment. Whatever your relationship status is be ready to bring it to the next step with open arms and you’ll get everything you desire!

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.30 AMGemini: May 22-June 21 This month you’ll want to really take your friends in with open arms as they may be going through a rough patch in their lives. Make a dinner, take them out, or just hangout- they’ll really appreciate it.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.38 AMCancer: June 22- July 22 Have you been thinking about taking on a new activity? Maybe a job, getting a pet, or joining a club or sport? Do it, do it, do it! This is your month for change.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.43 AMLeo: July 23-August 22 You will be very creative this month. It’s time to paint, draw, or maybe even write a poem! It will definitely do you justice.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.50 AMVirgo: August 23- September 23 Study, study, study! This month may be a bit more tough than others. Education is BIG right now, and it also might be bringing you down. You might want to stay home a couple Friday nights instead of going out with some friends.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.24.56 AMLibra: September 23- October 24 This is your month to meet new people and make new friends. Get involved when you have the opportunity!

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.25.02 AMScorpio: October 24- November 22 Treat yourself this month! Get your nails and hair done, go shopping, or just spend the whole day at home watching Netflix! Just relax, happiness is heading your way.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.25.08 AMSagittarius: November 23-December 21 Have you been thinking of applying for a job or getting a new one because yours isn’t treating you the best? This month is better than ever as stores will be getting busier as Christmas is coming closer. This timing could never be better, it will most definitely work out in your favor.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.25.15 AMCapricorn: December 22- January 20 Big news will be brought to you this month by someone you have feelings for. Be patient and hopeful.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.25.23 AMAquarius: January 21- February 19 Volunteer this month. It will change your life for the better and maybe even make you realize what you would like to pursue with your life.

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.25.28 AMPisces: February 20- March 20 This month will bring you money and love, two of everybody’s favorite things! It will be coming fast, so be ready.

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