By Blake Harvey
Over the course of the past year one group seems to have become an issue on everyone’s mind. This group is ISIS.
In addition to their already caused mayhem, the group has begun to raise even more concern by recruiting teens across the globe to join their ranks.
Some teens have been abandoning their homes and traveling halfway around the world to join this radical group in their cause. Though reasons for these teens joining are unclear, it has been lead to believe that some of the causes may be the teens searching for their true identity or purpose, or perhaps they joined simply for the excitement. Whatever the reason may be, it is clear that ISIS is contacting these teens somehow.
New information released by CNN reveals that the main tool for recruitment has been the internet. ISIS has been luring young people into their group by posting propaganda such as videos made to look like scenes from a movie. The group has also used the internet to communicate with the young people interested in joining them.
So far more than 100 Americans are believed to have joined ISIS, but Americans are not the only ones being affected by the group’s propaganda. Teens in countries such as England, Austria, Turkey, and many more have committed the same act of trading their normal lives for that of a terroristic gunman.
Not only are teens joining ISIS but some even realize their mistake after it is already too late. some of these new recruits have contacted their families informing them they would like to escape. unfortunately it is not an easy task to leave a group like ISIS.
Luckily some teens have been intercepted by officials on their course to Syria. Through the teens caught they have been able to find out more information about ISIS’s predatorial recruiting tactics and will hopefully soon put an end to the group’s strange and immoral style of recruitment.
By Ben Logan
Dreading the first day of school is natural for most teenagers. In fact, a lot of students dread school in general. Cons outweigh the pros by a wide margin...but there is one plus that many people can look forward to and that is the abundance of both new and old television series beginning to air in the fall.
Kicking off in early September, the season of “TV” welcomes a variety of brand new, returning, or otherwise familiar shows, ranging from dramatic openers, raunchy/quirky comedies, and the all but familiar action-packed thrillers. It leads one to believe that there is practically something for everyone.
Networks such as ABC (Lost), NBC (30 Rock), Fox (Fringe), and CBS (Big Bang Theory), are looking to uphold their reputation as big-time TV studios, and are sure to bring the best to the table this year.
Among the 20+ shows premiering this fall, quite a few stand out as curiously interesting pieces. The Goldbergs from ABC, is one of them. Starring Jeff Garlin and Wendy Mclendon-Covey, the Goldbergs revolves around an average American family living in the heightened scene of the 1980s. As a sitcom, it may spark a familiar feel to that of the wildly successful That 70’s Show whereas the same approach is used to evoke the viewer’s interest.
Hailing from Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, another comedy, also seems to show some promise. Brooklyn Nine-Nine dwells into a wild, out of control New York police department where a young, immature detective gets a surprising wake-up call from a newly transferred, no-nonsense captain.
Featuring an all-star cast of Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, and Andy Braugher, any fan of raunchy comedy should be sure to check it out when it premieres on September 17.
Other eye-catchers include Lucky 7, a drama from ABC that follows a group of poor N.Y. car wash employees that win the lottery jackpot, as they face the many challenges presented from it.
Believe, a brand new sci-fi series set in the future, where a young death row inmate agrees to protect a small girl with psychic abilities to prevent others from using her powers for evil, premieres on NBC in early 2014.
Finally, the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway, from CW. A comedy starring Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady where the cast members make fun of each other while following crazy comedy skits supplied by the audience, already airing episodes as of late July.
Whether someone may be wanting to cure a heavy case of boredom, have a few laughs, or be engulfed in a heart-pounding “didn’t see that coming” twist, there should be a little something for everyone to get sucked into this fall.
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