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Akron Childrens Hospital hosts annual fundraiser

    The past 35 years Akron Children’s Hospital has been holding a tree festival at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Organizations or people  can sign up to decorate trees or wreaths and put them up for sale at the festival. Some of the trees come with other things that go along with the theme of them. The festival has more than 200 trees every year and is ran by the help of Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers.

    Accroding to, the the money raised from this event goes towards research, patient care programs and education. Last year the tree festival raised around $257,000 from selling trees and wreaths donated to them. The hospital has raised more than $5.2 million throughout the 35 years they have been holding the festival.

Opening night is the only night that one must pay to observe the trees. Opening night of the Akron Children’s Tree Festival is the only night that desserts and dinner are available, that is why one must pay to get in.

The trees and wreaths are available for people to buy at set prices. Each tree or wreath has its own individual price based on how it is decorated and what comes along with it.

    The tree festival is free for anyone to go and see and is open between Nov.19 and Nov. 27. Times available to walk through and see the trees at the festival are from 11am until 8pm Mon. through Wed., 2 to 6pm on Thanksgiving, Fri. 11am to 8pm, Sat. 10am to 8pm and Sun. 11am to 6pm.


Becoming involved in sports or gym class benefits students

Today’s generation seems to be either completely motivated to exercise and work out, or completely against anything that requires any form of physical activity.  

     According to Mayo Clinic, there are many benefits to working out including maintaining a healthy weight, helping fight against health problems such as heart disease, helping to have a better mood, boosting energy, getting better sleep and more.

    It is recommended that an individual gets a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day to maintain a good health. If one wants to increase their health or lose weight, it will most likely require more than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

    Playing a sport for the school get one out of taking a gym class, making room for other classes. It also gets students into the habit of exercising. Getting in the habit of working out at a young age has a huge benefit for one’s health in the future.

    If one does not wish to dedicate their time to a sports team, a gym class at school is a great replacement. Unlike sports, there is no extra time required outside of school to take a gym class and the type of activity is constantly being changed, so one is not likely to get bored of doing the same thing everyday.

    According to James Clear, a writer for The Huffington Post, in 1950 Doctor Maltz, a plastic surgeon, conducted a study on how long it took the average person to form a habit. The minimum amount of time it took for a habit to be formed was 21 days but the average time was 66 days.

    There are endless ways to get exercise with today’s ways of living. There are gyms to join that have classes, sports teams for schools or community leagues that can be joined, gym classes at school or one could even go online to find  an exercise routine that can be completed during some free time. Just going on a small walk after school can greatly benefit one’s health and way of living and is highly recommended.  

The Mandela Effect

    It is a common occurrence for people to remember small differences in a different way. This occurrence is so common it has been given the title of the mandela effect.

    The mandela effect is said to take place when there is a large number of people who clearly remember an event or object in a way that is untrue.

    The mandela effect was created and named after an incident where a large group of people all recalled the memory of Nelson Mandela passing away 30 years earlier than he actually did. Many people remember him dying in the 1980s, but his true death date took place 2013.

    There are theories that explain the vivid, but incorrect, memories that are recognized by so many people.

     One of these theories being that there are different universes and the human races is being switched between them. This theories state that there is a parallel universe lined up with our universe that we are being switched back and forth unknowingly between multiple times throughout a lifetime.

     A large number of people remember incorrect things so vividly because these memories that they are having of an event came from a different universe than the one that they are currently in.

    Another, and one of the most popular, examples of the mandela effect is The Berenstain Bears being spelt as The Berenstein Bears. Some individuals are certain that the books were spelt as The Berenstain Bears but if one was to look at a physical copy of the book they would find that their memories of the spelling are incorrect.

    A psychological explanation of the mandela effect is that memories are not solid things and can become easily manipulated by things such as beliefs and imagination.

     Seeing as how that The Berenstain Bears was a popular show for children, it is likely that while growing older the spelling of a book was not what children once believed it to be. Young children cannot read or write, so there is a chance that hearing the name of the books caused some to believe that the book’s title was spelt how it sounded.