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GFS NEWSPAPER

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Letter from the Editor Welcome to the second edition of the school newspaper! Since the last edition, so much has changed in the world- including Trump and his victory over Clinton, and also the arrival of new sections in the newspaper. This edition we are happy to announce the new arrival of the Political Pages section, and also the interview of Ms Ngakane! I hope you enjoy reading all the interesting topics covered in this edition, from politics to fashion to wearable technology! Giacomo Bognolo Editor

Letter from the Sub Editor I have enjoyed being part of the newspaper team and I am glad to present the second issue school newspaper. I have had a lot of fun editing the newspaper with the Editor. There is a new section which discusses politics with an insight to the Brexit vote and the US presidential election. Enjoy! Lauren Boakye Sub-Editor

Political Pages What’s happening in the political world? The United Kingdom is facing uncertainty towards the Brexit vote made by the British public. The United States had a presidential feud between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. 30th November 2016

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The United Kingdom is facing uncertainty towards the Brexit vote made by the British public, David Cameron our former Prime Minister feeling the urge to step down and leave as our leader. Even though there were warning signs given by the Conservative party, we as the working British public ignored them and carried on to vote out of the EU. Our neighbouring European countries were strongly disappointed about the British publics’ decision and even made threats towards the UK. The British pound dropped dramatically and the price of every-day items got a lot more expensive. We are slowly recovering after this great drop in the value of the pound. We all watched the United States presidential election progress throughout these couple of months, especially the past few weeks, until the day came when the people voted for their new president. We all woke up to the astonishing news of Donald Trump becoming the new president of the United States, leaving the whole of the world in shock. Prime Ministers and other world leaders rang up to congratulate the new president but most of the world was in mourning after the choice America made. Mr Trump will now become one of the most powerful leaders in the world. He is in charge of one the greatest nations on Earth. After Donald Trump became the President the world fell into a financial disaster as all the most important currencies fell by 5%. It is rather annoying how the rest of the world will have to endure the consequences simply because of because of one person coming to power. Donald trump. But who would you vote for? Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton?

By Archie Wilson 7 Nightingale

UPCOMING EVENTS Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland is a German themed Christmas fair filled with stalls; thrill seeking rides and food from across Germany, England and France. The fair is open from 5PM on the 18th November 2016 for six weeks! Thereafter it will be open from 10am to 10pm till 2nd January 2017.Entry is free; however tickets for rides depend on how many you buy. I hope you enjoy your fulfilled days at Hyde Park’s 10th year anniversary at WINTER WONDERLAND! https://youtu.be/WwNZoa6jacE Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Winter has arrived at Hogwarts. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast is laid out on the long tables. Special-effect fires roar in the fireplaces, the Gryffindor common room is filled with Christmas treats and the detailed castle model is covered in a special blanket of snow. The address is Leavesden WD25 7LR. Tickets are from £55.00 and you can pay for a tour and transport to and from the event. Telephone: 0845 084 0900 https://youtu.be/HltDcKOcDI London Boat Show at Excel London The London boat show welcomes you all to see over 500 people test their skills to the limit. Its shows the skills of known professionals and some of the new tech that has emerged out of the factories like a water jet pack! Adult Tickets start from £5.00 to £40.00 per ticket. The address is 1 Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1XL. It’s on from 6-15 January 2017. https://youtu.be/Qx0nvIlhWnY

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. Watch the award winning performance of Disney’s Lion King. This shows the fabulous rhythms of Africa LIVE. The performance lasts 2 Hours and 40 minutes. Tickets range from £35.00 to £149.50. The Lion King has 25 species of animal, insect, fish and bird in its cast, represented by actors and puppets. The Address is Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ 30th November 2016

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Telephone: 0844871 7615 https://youtu.be/-pgZtzDj_7o

Museum of London Docklands Step inside the 200 year old warehouse where you’ll find out about the history of London. Key things you will find out will be immigration, trade and MUCH MORE! Discover a wealth of objects in world-class galleries, including Sailor Town, an atmospheric recreation of 19th-century London; and London, Sugar & Slavery, which reveals the city's involvement in the slave trade. Everyone can go for free, however for exclusive tours you will have to get in contact with the museum. Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00. Last admission: 17:30. Closed: 24-26 December. (There are ramps for disabled access). The Address is, West India Quay, London E14 4AL Telephone: +44 (0)20 7001 9844 https://youtu.be/Z8Ju0ccdjEI

By Madison McDermott 10 Waugh

Wearable Technology In 2016 wearable technology played a big part in enhancing our digital experience. From smart watches that allow us to have our phones at our fingertips to fitness trackers which enable us to monitor our exercising habits, they all make our lives a lot easier and simpler. In this issue of Techno Time we will be looking at some of the latest wearable tech this year. Ringly Price range: $195-$260 (£159-£212) Price range varies due to stone and metal used for ring.

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Design Currently the Ringly comes in 8 variations which have are plated with different metals (Matte 18k gold or Gunmetal plated brass) and different gemstones such as emerald. The gemstones measure 14mm x 19mm which is pretty small. The Ringly is water resistant but not water proof. On the side of the ring there is a small led light which is used to notify the person who is wearing it. Also the ring comes in 5 sizes.

Features The Ringly has an LED light which flashes 5 colours (blue, green, pink, purple and yellow) that are used to show notification. The Ringly also has an internal vibrating motor which has 4 vibration settings which are also used to notify the wearer. App The Ringly connects to an app which is available for android and ios devices. The app allows the user to customise the vibration patterns and the flashing of the LED light. The app allows the ring to connect to over 100+ apps like Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp, which can be shown by the LED light and vibration patterns. So you could customize the ring to flash green for a text message or a 30th November 2016

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call. The Ringly connects as far as 20-30 feet from your phone so you can stay alerted even if your phone isn’t close to you. Battery The Ringly comes with a charging box which has an 8-10 day battery life and the Ringly itself has great battery life of 24-48 hours (depending on usage) for how small it is.

Techno Time Overall Review Pros  Easy to connect  LED light is a simple way to receive notification  Has a great battery life

Cons  Looks cheap  Style won't suit everyone  Might be confusing with due to different patterns vibration

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My opinion: I believe it is a cool and stylish gadget to have but it is not really needed due to how expensive it is when other wearable tech is available on the market for around the same price that has more features. MisFit Shine 2 Price range: £79.99 Design The Misfit shine 2 currently comes in 2 colours (Carbon Black and Rose Gold. The fitness tracker itself is in the form of a small metallic disk with a silicon band which is comfortable and simple. The Misfit shine 2 also comes with an action clip which can be clipped to your shirt belt etc. for a more discreet fitness tracker. It is waterproof up to 50 metres which is brilliant for tracking swimming progress. 30th November 2016

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Features The fitness tracker has 12 pinprick sized LED light indicators which can be used to track your progress throughout the day. To see this you have to tap the screen for a display of red lights which show how much of your goal you have completed. As you reach you target the lights change from red to orange to green showing how well you have done throughout the day. The Misfit shone 2 also has a built in GPS. It can connect to android and IOS devices. The coloured led lights don’t just display your activity achievements; it also allows the user to change the coloured LED lights patterns to identify a call or a text. The fitness tracker also contains a sleep tracker.

App The app allows the user to see their progress and their activity throughout the day. It can be installed on IOS or android devices. You can also see others progress and see how well you do every day quickly and in a simple way.

Techno Time Overall Review Pros  LED light is a simple way to receive notification  Has a great battery life  Quite inexpensive

Cons  No heart rate monitor  Only available in 2 colours

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My opinion: I believe it is a simple way to track your activity as well as receive text messages etc. with ease. However there are cheaper fitness trackers (like the Fitbit Blaze Small Classic Accessory Band) which are ÂŁ19.99 and have a display screen and heart rate monitor.

Do you have anything that YOU would like us to review? Tell me (Lauren Boakye) or Travis Cruse. -By Lauren Boakye

SONY SMART WATCH 3 2016 has had an explosion of a year for technology all around the globe! One of the awesome wearable tech involved is the Sony Smart Watch 3! WHAT DOES IT RUN ON? The Sony Smart Watch 3 runs on the Android Wear platform which is a version of Google’s operating system designed for smart watches and other wearable technology. By pairing with mobile phones running Android version 4.3+, Android Wear integrates Google Now technology and mobile notifications into a smart watch form factor. 30th November 2016

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PRICE AND FEATURES The Sony Smart Watch 3 goes for around the price (£150) which is cheap compared to the Apple Watch. This Watch notifies you about the latest updates, Flights, Weather Messages and much more. It also uses voice commands with a built in Microphone to activate your command! Its Memory is unbelievable at (4GB, 512MB-RAM) Sadly the Sony Smart Watch 3 has no video recorder nor a radio and Browser!? Battery Life lives up to 2 days normal use which is awesome if you need to use it! The Sony Smart Watch 3 also has an awesome customizable clock so you could have it your way!!

COULD THS HAPPEN? Rumours speak that this watch is compatible with the iPhone. An app is said to be found on the Apple app store based on the Sony Smart Watch 3! Could this happen???

DESIGN This Smart Watch is designed with a fairly drab design, but isn’t meant to look pretty or pulchritudinous! If you would like this watch but don’t like the colour you’re in luck! The Sony Smart Watch 3 comes in seven different colours. These colours are: Leather Brown, Black Silver, Yellow, Black, Pink, White!

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Techno Time Overall Review Pros

Cons

 Good operating system  Amazing Features  Reasonable price

 Dull  Not a great design  No radio

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My opinion: “It isn’t the best looking but it does have outstanding memory and is reasonable for it price. I like how its platform has changed and come outside the box.”

By Travis Cruse

Diabetes Facts There are 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when your body’s immune system attacks and destroys cells that produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or the body's cells doesn’t react to insulin. There is estimated diabetes in the UK is far more common 90% of adults have 30th November 2016

to be over 4 million people at present times right now. than type 1 diabetes. Right type 2 diabetes. The amount

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blood in your blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. When you consume food your insulin moves and removes glucose and turns it into energy but with diabetes you are unable to break down the glucose. This is either due to there is not enough insulin to move the glucose or the insulin is not working properly.

Type 1 diabetes can quickly develop between 1 week or days while type 2 diabetes can stay with you without you noticing. Diabetes is a lifelong condition and there’s currently nothing to stop it yet. If you have a close relative – such as a parent, brother or sister – with type 1 diabetes, you have about a 6% chance of also developing the condition. The risk for people who don't have a close relative with type 1 diabetes is just under 0.5%.

Joshua On & Danny Huynh-Nguyen 7 Harrison

100 years of Fashion: Males & Females Fashion has always been known as something that people followed and is an inspiration to different people. Many people have made trends that started off as normal kids and as they grew older they did something that made others want to follow their trends, made them be icons to people because they did something that attracted people. Fashion was created by people since 1915 and has evaluated to where we are now. Here’s an idea of what 100 years of fashion looks like… https://youtu.be/L3e8MvTntkE

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Fashion Icons: Paul Poiret Paul Poiret was a French couturier with lots of never-beforeseen ideas for the fashion world. He was known in America as "The King of Fashion". His exotic, new and exciting designs, along with his hard work and self-promotion made a big impact on fashion in the early twentieth century. A quote that he always said was "I did not wait for my success to grow by itself. I worked like a demon to increase it, and everything that could stimulate it seemed good to me. “He moved up to the world of fashion and started to create his own designs and styles which became popular in the 1900’s.

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Fashion

Icons:

Gabrielle

Chanel

Producing hats and designing loose-fitting chemise dresses with belts at the hip. By 1916, she was making casual pleated skirts from the practical Rodier wool jersey that before the war had been restricted to men’s underwear, and topping them with sailors’ sweaters–in the mode of the sportswear that had begun to appear earlier in Vogue.

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Fashion Icons: Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn was a British actress. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the thirdgreatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood. She starred in many films such as ‘Breakfast at Tiffney’s ‘Wait until Dark and Always’. She continued doing what she loved and became very popular by doing that.

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Teacher Banta  Miss Ngakane interview When is your birthday? “The 21st of June.” Have you got any secret skills?

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“I can read a book in less than 4 hours; I read all the Hunger Games books in less than 12 hours. Also I can make pancakes without a recipe!” What is your opinion on drugs and alcohol? “I don’t drink.” What is your opinion on Donald Trump? “I believe that Donald trump is an apocalypse, misogynist fool and I am unhappy that almost 40 million people vote for him.” What was your favourite show as a kid? “My favourite show as a kid was The Simpsons. I used to watch it every day.” What is your opinion on relationships? “I remember thinking they were important but now looking back on it, it just looks like a distraction. However I can’t hypocritical say not to have a relationship.”

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