Behind The News- Healthy Vending

When we go to a vending machine, we often buy a bag of chips or chocolate bar that we can snack on. But if you were wanting to grab a nutritious, on the go snack, then maybe you are in luck. Some students at Brisbane Boys Grammar, have said that they are tasting some of the best fruit that they have ever had, through some healthy vending machines. The idea actually came from a student at the grammar school and was interpreted by the company to form these unique vending machines that people are starting to love. First off, the company created a vending machine that just sold bananas, but then they took it a step further. They decided to include lots of different fruits including apples and strawberries. So, if you are looking for some healthy snacks on the way to school, maybe this is just the thing for you!

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Behind The News- Fist vs Shake

Over the past couple of weeks scientists have been analysing how many germs have been transferred by shaking someones hand or fist bumping them. They have proven that shaking hands, transfers 10 times as many germs as doing a fist bump with someone. So does that mean that we have to never shake hands with anyone if we do not want to get ill? Well, you can probably do it sometimes. Especially on important situations like meeting a work colleague or someone that is new at your school. Although, fist bumps and high 5’s are definitely better options if you do not want to get ill or you are just hanging out with your friends. Fist bumps and high 5’s are for the more casual approach to a person. But of course, washing your hands before eating a meal or after going to the toilet will prevent a lot of bad germs spreading inside you and giving you a cold. Go fist bumps!

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Behind The News- Air Safety

The horrific event of the MH17 crash has been a real shock all around the world although people are trying to prevent this from ever happening again. The Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near the war zone in Ukraine so now many other airlines are trying to avoid flying above the war zone. But, some airlines are still flying above this area. They say that it will cost the company and customers much more money to fly around this region due to the fact that there will have to be more fuel. In this case, customers will have to pay around $66 more than they already have to fly around Ukraine. But I would definitely pay more, especially if it means it could save my life. Planes are coming in and out of airports all the time, and most of them complete their tasks without any problems at all. This all goes down to the people who work hard on their jobs. Airlines are always maintaining their planes and pilots are always following direct routes to places around the world so there’s not much to worry about. Although, it’s natural to feel a bit frightened or nervous when something like this happens, especially when you are going on a flight.

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Text Type- Realistic Fiction- Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The crowd went silent as the lights suddenly went out. The swimmers kept swimming until the end. No one knew who won. A murmur of chatter started to emerge from the sides of the stadium. The light went back on, but not the replay computers. “We have a problem in sector 5. The power and all of the computers were shut off so no one knew who won… The computers aren’t working… Yeah I know but we can’t… Ok we’ll redo the race… Alright, bye.” The official put the phone down, then he shouted, “We’re redoing the race!” through the microphone which led to speakers throughout the stadium. A large groan came from the swimmers as their bodies were pushed to the limit again. The power was shut off again! Someone must have been messing with the electrical wires. Authorities headed down to the main-frame electric board at the base of the stadium. When they opened it all they could see was the wall! There was nothing there!

“BLEEEEEEEEEEEP! BLEEEEEEEEEEEP! BLEEEEEEEEEEEP!” Everyone hesitated and then screamed as they ran towards the nearest exit. But when everyone was leaving, one of the authorities saw a suspicious looking person up in the crowd with his hand on his chin, not caring about anything. The authority who saw him was named Billy. “There! Look!” Shouted Billy. All of the other guys looked up and quickly started running towards the suspicious looking man. Then the lights went off. The authorities kept on running but ended up concussing themselves, except for Billy. He had the sense to stop running and just stand still. To see if the man who had been lurking around was still there. “CHHHH!” The lights came back on. Billy looked around but there was no one there. Unless… He slowly turned his head up wards and saw the man about to land on top of him. Billy quickly moved away as the suspect landed straight in front of him.”Gotcha!” He shouted. “BAM!” Billy was knocked out, “sweet dreams…” Billy reached is hand out to try and grab him but he couldn’t reach. “No…” He murmured.

Billy could hear a fan spinning. As he woke up he saw some of the other authorities still unconscious and the suspect pacing up and down the room. He tried to run at him, but it was no use. He was latched onto a chair which was locked into the cement floor. “Ahh, Mr Culamine. I’ve been meaning to meet you.” He said. “How do you know my name?” Billy asked. “Oh, I do my research. You know, going through major sport profiles… ILLEGALLY!” The malicious man grinned as Billy tried to get out of his chair. Some of the other authorities started to wake up. One of those sat right behind Billy. ” So what’s your name?” He asked. “Jackson Dilameaone. Call me Mr D for short.” Mr D replied. ” You know, there is one mistake you made when putting all of us in here.” Whilst Billy was saying this, the authority behind him was cutting the rope that Billy was tied around. “And what might that be?” Asked Mr D. “Your students didn’t agree with the table set up.” Billy quickly freed his hands and pulled out his nun-chucks. Mr D’s eyes widened as Billy swooped his legs from under him, causing him to fall backwards onto his back. Billy quickly wrapped his nun-chucks around Mr D’s legs so that his opponent could not stand back upright. He then fetched the rope that was once wrapped around him and quickly tied it around Mr D’s body. “Curse you Culamine, curse you!” And those were the famous last words of Mr D.

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Behind The News- Punishing Kids

When it comes to class you have to be focused and engaged in what you are learning, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be put in the naughty corner when you have done the wrong thing. I mean, what are you actually going to benefit from or learn, from sitting in the corner of the room?                                                                                                                                                       In the ‘olden days’, you would probably know that the teacher used to smack a naughty child if they did the wrong thing. But now a days teachers try to take a calmer, more sensible approach (at least for some). For example putting a child in a situation where they might not know the answer to a question to check if they were listening. This is a good example of a teacher making a more sensible approach to telling off a child. It is also a good way to get students more involved in the learning or discussion that they are having so that they can benefit more from the session.                                                                 So the next time you look at an old video of children in a classroom, just consider yourself lucky to not be getting your knuckle smacked by a hard wooden ruler.

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Behind The News- Sport Supplements

Lately there has been proof that sport supplements such as protein powder, can effect a growing person’s body. But its not the way you would think it would effect you like. It can actually be very unhealthy to consume these types of supplements.The best way to get strong and muscly and all of those other not-so-important things, is to eat nutritious, wholemeal foods.  Foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products are much better for you compared to sport supplements.                                                                           Although, you can’t just eat these foods and expect them to just magically make you fitter, you have to exercise when ever you can. You also have to maintain this healthy and nutritious diet throughout the day whether you are at school and working hard or sitting at home watching Adventure Time on your television. That is what you have to do to get to the top.

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Behind The News- What Are You Eating?

When you open the cupboard door you often see a lot of products that you would not expect to contain a lot of sugar. But when you look in closer you will see that there is a lot more sugar in your food than you think. In low fat foods, the amount of sugar that is in it is actually larger than in higher fat products. This is due to the fact that sugar can be used as a preservative so that a lot of processed products can stay in stores for longer.  Sugar is also used to make things taste better so that we can enjoy them more. Some people worry about eating too much sugar because it can create a big impact on your health.

I now understand why parents and guardians sometimes get angry with companies for putting too much sugar into their products which they are then feeding their children. I also understand why people try to buy more organic foods. This is because they want to have a smaller sugar intake and therefore, be not as weighty.

One question I still have is… are there any other resources that can  preserve food and drink products longer than sugar?