Oh My Go-sh Pokemon Go

Oh My Go-sh Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has taken over everyone!

The hot new game has been released! On July 6, 2016 anticipation and nerves have sparked within everyone. Pokemon Go has been released for iOS and Android!

What is this Pokemon Go?

In simple terms, Pokemon Go is a phone app created by Niantic Inc where you travel around your area and catch wild Pokemon as they appear on your phone. Neat idea isn't it? From the television show to Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advanced and so on, we are finally capable of catching Pokemon in our backyards. How amazing! Although I am loving this game, there are a few kinks which need to be fixed. Because of the large capacity of people downloading and playing, the server may be down.

(Our server are experiencing issues. Please come back later).

I dread seeing this when I just want to catch Pokemon.

There were also problems with hacks as the app was first released.

Navigating the app.

1. After creating a account and avatar, the main page shows you the map of your area.

2. The blue floating cubical images shown on the map are Poke Stops. These are areas around town where you collect items. Poke Stops can be tourist sites, churches, stores, architecture, nature or any landmark. (You need to be within a close proximity to obtain items.)

3. The other multicolored floating images with Pokemon above them are gyms. After reaching level five, you may join a team and battle gym leaders. (You need to be within a close proximity to battle.)

4. Sometimes you may see rustling and flying leaves around the area. This means there are Pokemon near. At the bottom right of your screen, tiny images of Pokemon represent how near or far they are. The foot prints beneath the images determine the distance. No prints mean they are very near and three prints mean they are farther.

The chances of finding a certain Pokemon depends on your location. There are higher possibilities of catching a water type Pokemon near bodies of water.

5. Clicking on your trainer shows your avatar, level, XP, journal of activities, coins, start date, team, and medals for different achievements. (You can only obtain coins by buying them with real money).SO SAD.

6. Clicking the Pokeball at the bottom center opens a pop up with the settings, tips, Pokedex, shop, Pokemon, and items.

Game play.

1. Create an account and design an avatar.

2. Catch your starter Pokemon (Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander).

4. Walk around town, and wait for a Pokemon to appear.

5. Tap the wild Pokemon and aim the Pokeball to catch it. (Sometimes it may take a few times to throw properly and catch.)

6. Review your Pokemon's stats and abilities. You level up by catching pokemon.

7. What are stardust and candy? These items help power up and evolve your Pokemon. Each Pokemon have their own amount of stardust and candy needed for these advancements. You can achieve candy by transferring your Pokemon to the professor.

8. Poke Stops are landmarks where you collect items. These can range from Pokeballs, potions, revive, eggs, etc.

9. After reaching level five you may join a team of red, blue, or yellow to start battling and training at gyms. Gyms can be opened by your Pokemon or placed by a Pokemon of your team members. Training your Pokemon will happen within your team. After training, you can battle a gym of the other team and take over the gym.

9. To hatch an egg, you need to place the egg in an incubator. After doing so, each egg informs you how far you need to walk until it hatches.

These are the basics of becoming the best Pokemon trainer. There are many other hints and secrets for this game. Figure them out and have fun! Meet new trainers within your area (it is obvious when they are playing.) You will learn more throughout your journey.


Enjoy the game and be aware of your surroundings! Do not be eaten by the Gyarados!

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10 Reasons Your Big Sister Is The Best Person In Your Life

"There is no better friend than a sister, and there is no better sister than you."

As much as I hate to admit it, my big sister might be sort-of, slightly, cooler than I am.

Sometimes. She's the one I call when I can't call mom and the only one in the family who can properly handle my attitude. Big sisters are the people you'd choose if they weren't already family, and here's why.

1. She is your first and truest friend.

Big sisters are (literally) there from day one. They see every dirty diaper, every bad haircut, and every melodramatic breakup. They deal with every bad day and drama queen attitude and still love you in the most unconditional way.

2. Her closet is your closet.

For some reason, her clothes always look better on you. Funny how that works, huh? With a big sister comes a big closet, and who doesn't love having a double wardrobe? I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologize for the clothes I will never give back (but I'm not really that sorry).

3. She knows what it's like to deal with your parents.

Anything you could possibly be going through, they went through it first. It's kind of like having an instruction manual or a key to the future. Either way, it's always nice to have someone who will always understand the struggle.

4. There are no boundaries.

Wanna dance around in your underwear all day? Cool. Life talks while she's on the toilet? Also cool. There's no awkward moments or changing in the bathroom with the door locked. There's just the kind of freedom that only comes with siblings.

5. Thanks to her, you know about all of the cool movies/music/fashion trends from years back.

Thanks to my sister, I have every Too $hort and Ludacris song you could ever think of downloaded on my phone. I've seen every cheesy '90s movie, and when a fad from 10 years ago comes back in, I already have the hookup.

6. She tells you like it is.

We all have those friends who tend to sugarcoat everything. Yeah, sisters don't do that. She's the first person to tell me when I'm making a terrible decision and that I really shouldn't triple text that boy again. She keeps it real with me and deals with my attitude, and that's why she's the best.

7. Her home is always open.

Sometimes you just need to get away from life and binge watch Netflix, and sometimes you need all of that plus your sister. She always has her door open when you're two seconds away from losing your mind, and she also has good takeout and a dog.

8. She knows what you're capable of.

My sister knows exactly who I am and what I can do. She knows when I'm not doing my best, and when I need to be set straight. She's always there to remind me who I am and what I'm capable of accomplishing. She's always been my biggest fan.

9. She's a lot cheaper than therapy.

For some reason, my sister always knows just what to say. Even if I don't see it at the time, she's usually right (don't tell her I said that). Big sisters are like wizards, somehow they always magically make you feel like life's gonna turn out alright in the end. If she wasn't already awesome at everything else, I'd suggest she be a therapist.

10. She will always be your go-to gal.

No matter the situation, she will always be by your side. There is nothing you could say or do to make a big sister leave, and that's why they're the best. Whether it's a speeding ticket, a mean girl or you just need to laugh, big sisters are always going to be there to lift your spirits and set you straight.

I couldn't make it without ya sis, I'm sorry for ratting you out on Thanksgiving that one time, and for running away at the zoo. Thanks for taking me to see Aaron Carter even though he's way too old to still be singing "I want Candy," and thank you always for being the best role model, sister and friend I could ask for.

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Sorry, Bella Thorne, But Whoopi Goldberg Has A Point

Nude photos leaked, a scandal on the rise


It all started with nude photos. Bella Thorne decided to release photos of herself naked after revealing that someone had hacked her things and was threatening to post them. She took it upon herself and said "It's MY DECISION NOW U DON'T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better, knowing that I took my power back."

Let me make this clear from the very beginning. Bella has taken private, nude photos of herself for a reason we don't know (Probably to send to her boyfriend). She then gets hacked and threatened but decides to show photos anyway of herself naked to show that she has control over the hacker. Phew, I'm already not understand this choice.

Many celebrities and other women have praised her decision to do so, but I'm not one of them, and neither is Whoopi Goldberg from The View. While talking about the situation on the show, she was quoted saying, "Listen, if you're famous, I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself. When they're hacking you, they're hacking all of your stuff. So, whether it's one picture or a million pictures, once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud, and it's available to any hacker who wants it. If you don't know that in 2019, that this is an issue ... you don't get to do that."

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't she making a valid point? Technology now has the ability to do whatever it wants, and hackers can get a hold of anything and everything. Whatever photos you take and send through text or even Snapchat can and will be saved to phones or shared among other people. How many celebrities getting texts, photos, or even calls leaked to the media?

In response to Whoopi, Bella is stating that she should be ashamed of her views, that she is putting the blame on girls for taking photos and is sick and disgusting. Can I make this clear again, she is not shaming you! She is simply saying that people (Not just girls, guys as well) should be smarter with what photos they take, who they send them to and know where they could possibly end up. It's not shaming; it's not a lie; it is the exact truth.

In one of her quotes, Bella says, "So what a girl can't send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he's already seen?". I'm sorry, but I find this sentence very problematic. No one is saying that you can't be sexy for your boyfriend, just be smart about it. Sure, he's seen you naked, sure you've had sex, but the rest of the world hasn't. Just because one person gets the right to see it doesn't mean everyone else does as well. Hackers are out there, they are real, and they are real for celebrities and Hollywood.

Now yet again, Bella is twisting this story into something that it isn't. Now in videos that she has made explaining her view, she suggests that Whoopi is victim-blaming and would say the same thing to someone who survived sexual assault. On Instagram, she said, "So, if I go out to a party drinking and I wanna dance on the dance floor, do I deserve to be raped too?". Now I'm sorry yet again, don't start going on a parade by throwing this into the mix.

You got hacked and someone was going to leak naked photos of you. You decide to leak them yourself because you are not letting a man control your life. Then you compared it to drinking at a party, wanting to dance and asking if you deserved to be raped by doing that? Okay, how are these two even being compared? I'm not going to get too into this but think about it. Taking private photos are risky now with hackers, anyone can get into it without a problem. It's 2019, this has been going on for years. You say a man can't control your life so you release them anyway. A woman being raped at a party where she has no control is different. You chose to take pictures with the risk of them being leaked. A woman does not chose to be raped just because she is dancing at a party. Sorry, there's a difference.

Sorry Bella Thorne, but Whoopi Goldberg is not shaming you, she is not victim blaming. She is simply saying the truth.

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