7 Reasons The Camp Fire Might Be The Next Big Discussion In History Classes

7 Reasons The Camp Fire Might Be The Next Big Discussion In History Classes

The next big historical event people will continue to speak about after the destruction it caused.

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A community nearly destroyed. A death toll that kept rising. People nowhere to be found. Loved ones separated. These are all things the Camp Fire has caused. The wildfire began on November 8, after sparks from a power line caused a brush fire that shortly grew. It burned for two weeks before being 100 percent contained on November 25th. It was also named the deadliest wildfire in the state's history. The fire even turned the Walmart parking lot in Chico California, into a refugee camp.

Here are the reasons why this just might be the next big topic discussed in history classes

1. It's the deadliest wildfire in California history

The inferno has left destruction all over one community in the U.S.'s most populated state. It has done harm that various Americans haven't seen before. Especially from a fire.

2. At one point caused an enormous amount of people in the town to go missing

In natural disasters or even tragedies, the number of people who go missing tends to rise. The Camp Fire though, only caused the number of missing people to increase. Luckily, that number recently dropped.

3. It destroyed most of Paradise, California

Wildfires are known for burning structures. Residents have lost homes or had them damaged. Despite that, you never hear of little to nothing being left in communities.

4. It has left people separated

In addition to being missing, people are also separated. Loved ones haven't seen each other in days and students haven't seen their peers and/or friends in a while either.

5. It has increased homelessness all throughout Paradise, California

Lots have lost everything to this, including their residences. The search only continues, as many are still looking for places to stay, over a month later.

6. It left so many unforgettable impacts on Paradise's school system

While the town's elementary school is destroyed, the communities other schools are reported to have been either damaged or destroyed as well. Students have even questioned whether they will graduate or not.

7. It took the lives of so many people in Paradise, California

At one point, more than 800 people were listed missing while more than 80 were confirmed dead.

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15 Bible Verses For Those Struggling With Hurricane Harvey

A list of bible verses for anyone having a hard time coping with Hurricane Harvey.
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Waking up this morning and seeing the devastating images coming out of my beloved Houston absolutely broke my heart. To see the city I had grown up in and raised to love completely underwater left me feeling more than a little destroyed. Knowing that tens of thousands of people are without power, homes, their belongings, everything they worked their whole lives for... there is just no way to process it. I think what makes it that much more terrifying is that the worst has yet to come. Hearing the Mayor literally telling people to write their name and social security number on their arms in preparation and being told that all we can do is wait it out, hoping that it will all be there when it's over. But I know Texans, especially Houstonians, we will come back stronger than ever. Here is a list of fifteen bible verses every Texan needs to hear right about now:

1. Psalm 57:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purposes for me.

2. Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

3. Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

4. Proverbs 3:25-36

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your feet from being snared.

5. John 16:33

I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but have courage -- I have conquered the world.

6. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

7. 1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.

8. Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.


9. Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things have passed away.

10. Revelation 2:10

Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution. Be faithful, I will give you life as your victor's crown.

11. Psalm 91:2

I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."

12. Psalm 93:4

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea -- the Lord on high is mighty.

13. Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

14. Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.

15. 2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.


With the worst yet to come, we all need to keep our faith in the Lord and in one another. We need to lean on each other, support and help when we can, and be prepared for the long recovery process that will have to happen. Sending all my love to those in Houston and surrounding areas. God hears your prayers, have faith.

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12 Activities To Do On Your Next College Snow Day

Did someone say no school?

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Coming down to Virginia from Massachusetts for college, I've definitely noticed some differences when it comes to snow days. Growing up in a school system where the Superintendent was from Maine, we rarely had snow days. It had to be bad, like REALLY BAD weather for school to be canceled. I never got my hopes up because we always seemed to be one of the only towns in the area whose schools were still open even when there was a Nor'easter coming our way. Besides, no one wanted to add extra days to the school calendar in June when the weather was beautiful.

Now that I'm in college, I look forward to even the slightest chance of a snow day. Since we have significantly less days off from school, the thought of having a snow day is like a dream come true. If you're lucky enough to have understanding professors, you won't have to make classes up either. I find myself constantly refreshing the Accuweather app on my phone to see the updates and snow predictions. I've found that there's definitely more of a possibility of having a snow day being at school in Virginia.

So, if you're looking for some things to do when you have the whole day free, here are 12 activities to do on your next college snow day.

1. Stay in your pajamas all day and make brunch with your roommates or significant other

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You might not have understood why your parents loved the opportunity to stay in their pajamas all day when they didn't have to work, but you definitely do now. It's one of the best feelings when you have the opportunity to be lazy all day and stay comfy in your PJs. Also, brunch?!? Absolutely yes.

2. Movie Marathon/Netflix or Hulu binge

There's no better feeling than knowing that the only list you have to complete is the list of movies or episodes you're planning on watching throughout the day.

3. Get ahead on some work

If you've guilted yourself into being a good student on your day off, you might choose to get ahead on some work so you're not stressed or overwhelmed in the following days.

4. Go sledding

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Bring back those childhood days of getting out your sled and getting all bundled up to go outside.

5. Cook up some yummy snacks

If you don't have time to cook during the week, now is the perfect time to whip up a yummy snack or treat that you actually have time to spend doing.

6. Get your booze on

To many, snow day=day drinkin'

7. Sleep!

It's the perfect opportunity to catch up on a semester's worth of sleep all in one day.

8. Play board games

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"Cards Against Humanity" anyone?

9. Have a photo shoot

What's a snow day without some pics of you enjoying it?

10. Order takeout

Chinese food takeout anyone?

11. Have a snowball fight

Bring back the old days with a friendly fight.

12. Have a spa day

Take the day to pamper yourself. You deserve it.

Enjoy the free day, who knows when the next will come.

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