SBHS Tyro Times - May 31, 2019

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San Bernardino High School

Friday, May 31, 2019

Tyro Times Proud SBHS Newspaper Since 1895

Volume 3, Issue 2

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ASB REMODELED ASB has a whole new structure... and a new teacher. PAGE 2

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OUR ENVIRONMENT What we fail to recognize By Aniceta Felix Recently a burning topic in the media has been our Plastic Straws environment and how we treat it. Although we may not When we reach for straws at restaurants, we don’t really realize it, some things we do on a daily basis actually think much of what happens to them after we use them. have an impact on the world around us in the long run. According to CNN, Americans throw away approximately According to Interesting Engineering, “Human activity 500 million straws each day. This places plastic straws as can be directly attributed to the cause of hundreds of the sixth most common type of litter. extinctions in the last two centuries, versus the millions of years that extinctions naturally occur…humans have Additionally, they are hardly ever recycled. This adds up with the other 8 million tons of plastic pollution that is changed the world in unprecedented ways.” disposed of in our oceans each year.

MOON THREADS, PT 2 Find out what happens next! PAGE 3

Microbeads While washing your face may seem like an innocent Due to the magnitude of the issue, many cities have already task, using products to wash your face that contain tiny taken action. micro beads has put a strain on the water system. According to Business Insider, “a ban on all plastic utensils According to Business Insider in New York, more than is already in place in Seattle, while San Francisco's straw 19 tons of microbeads were added to the water system ban should take effect next year. Huge companies, from Starbucks to Aramark and American Airlines, have either in a single year. vowed to start banning straws or drastically reduce their According to Teen Vogue, “the combination of small use. It's part of a global movement that's quickly gaining size and durable material makes microbeads doubly momentum as people rethink their single-use plastic dangerous. They are specifically designed to last for a habits.” long time without breaking down. This means they vastly overstay their welcome when they make their Vehicles way down your shower and sink drains into the We all know driving vehicles affects our atmosphere, but do you know how much destruction it actually causes? oceans.” Straws and other trash pile up in communities.

According to a National Geographic article, one-third of the United States’ air pollution is caused by vehicles alone. “Cars consume a lot of energy before they ever make it to the open road. Automotive production leaves a giant footprint because materials like steel, rubber, glass, plastics, paints, and many more must be created before a new ride is ready to roll. Similarly, the end of a car’s life doesn’t mark the end of its environmental impact.” Continued on page 4

WOMEN'S SAFETY Advice and resources to keep in mind PAGE 4

SBHS' TOP FOUR Their path to success Page 5

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School Life

Next-Gen Advice To Incoming Freshmen: "Don't ditch!" ~ Vanessa Pineda, 9 "It isn't middle school. Mature a bit. Go to class and don't rush your high school experience." ~ Jeremy Garcia, 9

"Don't mess up in freshman year because it will count even if others say it won't." ~ Bryana Valencia, 9

To Incoming Sophomores "Make sure you mature." ~ Ivan Cruz, 10 "Don't get involved in is NEVER worth it." ~ Ricardo Alcala, 10 Jhunelyn Parafina and Martha Delgado "No matter what, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!" ~ Frank Rubino, 10

To Incoming Juniors "You must have be in the best, healthiest, state of mind in order to properly accomplish your goals throughout high school. Be loyal to your piece of mind. Your mental health comes first, then your education." ~ Sofia Ruiz, 11 "Have fun and try to make new friends, get out of your comfort zone! If you need help, get help. No question is dumb. Always make sure you are doing everything properly." ~ Jose Rosales, 11 "Turn in things and don't wait to turn anything in late." ~ Gisselle Magana, 11

"Never skip class. Always turn in and do your homework on time. And for AP students, make summaries after every chapter to review for the AP test." ~ Trang Nguyen, 11

ASB IS REBORN By Anthony Valencia ASB will no longer be the same after this year as it will be divided into two classes beginning with the 20192020 school year. Over many years, ASB has been run by Mrs. Kim Imbriani. When she heard that ASB will be officially branching out into two classes, she explained her feelings. “Yes, I am indeed a bit sad that I'm not in charge of all of ASB, but HECK YEAH I can get some stress off my back. Not only that, I am in charge of the fun side of ASB. The Event Planning ASB is where will be planning all the school events like rallies and dances. However, I'm going to try to get the ASB members of the government side to also partake in the events.” Mr. Matthew McDonough, one of the World History teachers, will be taking over the government side of ASB. “Hmm… since this is the first time I'm doing ASB, I'm going to try my hardest to do a good job,” McDonough said. “Luckily, I am in charge of the government side of ASB, so we will just be learning how to run the school like a city and pass all the paperwork.” At SBHS, there is a very special leadership role to fill in order to truly lead ASB. That role is Cardinal City’s Mayor.

The Mayor has to not only lead the ASB team but also pass ASB paperwork along with the advisor. With this new change, it is hard to say how the Mayor role will play out. When Jhunalyn Parafina the 2018-2019 Mayor found out about the reformation of ASB, she was hopeful and optimistic about the change and some encouraging words for Martha Delgado, Cardinal City Mayor for 2019-2020. “I feel like ASB is going to be way more organized than it was before. One class can really get down to business with the paperwork that usually takes up most of the time and go in deep with the paperwork,” she said. “And the event planning class will be more focused on building and decorating for the dances and rallies. I just expect massive change in ASB and Cardinal City with the change of ASB. And to my successor, Martha Delgado, I wish you so much luck and girl, you are going to get so much confidence in the end!” Soon-to-be-Mayor Delgado explained how she feels about ASB’s reformation. “With the change, it's going to be very difficult because, as Mayor, I need to lead both the government and event planning classes. However, I know with the change, ASB will be able to do things so much faster. Also, I would love to give huge thanks and love to Jhunn for inspiring me to be mayor!”

A CITY IS BORN By Maria Santoyo San Bernardino High School, also known as ‘’Cardinal City,” is the only high school to be considered a city. The idea of Cardinal City was introduced in 1949 but was only official for the Cardinal citizens. In 1956, San Bernardino Mayor Donald Mauldin, who was a cardinal alumni as well as SBCUSD superintendent, signed the Cardinal City Charter, making SBHS an official city in San Bernardino. In 1963, Michael Lippitt, a student at SBHS who was serving as the unofficial mayor of Cardinal City, took the next step, presenting the idea to governor Edmund Brown who signed what is now known as the Cardinal City Charter.

Governor Brown discussing the Cardinal City Charter with Michael Lippitt./1963 Tyro Yearbook

Fifty-six years after he graduated from San Bernardino High School, Lippitt was enthusiastic to hear back from his Alma Mater and explain how the idea of the city charter came about.

“As a junior, I met an intellectual, introverted, and, basically, socialist democrat - although that term did not exist. His name was Richard Rodriguez," Lippett said. "He was wildly curious and acutely aware of the political environment at the city, state and federal levels. He saw something in me that I didn’t know about myself at the time: that I could have a future in politics. He was an avid reader and had some deep familial relations with The Sun." "Because of those contacts, he had access to then-Governor Edmund Brown. Richard led the charge, through my leadership but his vision, to approach our Principal Keith Dolan with the idea of getting a City Charter. This idea passed our student council and we appealed to our local assemblyman to create a bill to make that a reality. Over a period of time, several months, the bill passed and was signed by the Governor. At some point after that, the Governor came to town to hand deliver and bestow on us the charter.”

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HIGHLIGHTS By Stephanie Angel

“Having my math class, I learned many life lessons in there.” ~ Edith Angel, 12 “Seeing everyone come together and cheer on the school one last time at the last rally.” ~ Ricardo Alcala, 11 “Meeting new friends, aka Samantha and Stephanie.” ~ Jason Osorio, 12 “Dancing with the girl I love at the school dance.” ~ David Villalpando, 12

MOON THREADS PT. 2 By Zoe Berkebile

The child had heard the faerie stories, and she was nearly as fascinated by them as the stories of the sky beings that called out to her: the Moon Queen, the star-princesses shining in gowns of spun moonlight, twinkling lords and ladies turning in their elaborate dance. All the children eagerly waited for the old woman and her stories, but that child most of all, for she had decided she was, herself, a being in those stories, and if she heard just what held her to the Earth, she might be released from it, and return once more to the skies or to Faerie, whichever it may be. And years passed, and every so often on a night so dark it seemed stars and moon had been blown out like candles, the old woman came and shared stories of the things she had heard or seen, or fantastical things she couldn't have possibly heard or seen, yet claimed to have all the same. The child was no longer quite a child anymore, nor the other children; and some had left for the vast and strange world, while others had stayed in the village, in all they knew. The child - but she was a young woman now - had stayed, even though she wanted to go...once, at least, she heard the story she was looking for, listening for, waiting for on moonless nights... Once she was losing hope, thinking perhaps it was a tale that would never reach her ears, it did. The old woman had come with her stories, her hair of moon threads enough moon for them all, glinting silver and gold in the flickering light of the fire, and told the story of the shooting star, the changeling-star, who the Moon Queen had lost to the human world. "And she looks for her in the night," the storyteller said. "She searches for her among the human children during he new moon, when you cannot see her in the sky will be full of stars welcoming them back, and they will fly home on the wings of night, climbing like spiders on moonlight threads."

Now it was the young woman with the silver eyes like a pair of stars who gasped, "That's it! That's it!" The whole world was in focus now beneath her silver gaze, and she looked on everything anew. The others listening to the story, the others who were present, later would recall that her eyes had seemed to glow, her hair floated with an otherworldly lightness, like it was underwater. They claimed her feet barely brushed the ground, as if gravity held her no more. She looked with a new perspective on the world, the woods and the houses of the village, the children listening to the story and now gazing with wonder at her, the villagers who backed up with wide eyes, the storyteller, the old woman, with hair like threads of moonlight, who did not seem much surprised. "You!" she said, and the Moon Queen smiled, for that was who the old woman was. And her hair like threads of moonlight shone strange dream-colors, and her eyes grew brighter like a faerie's glamour being stripped away. She was no longer the same weary human traveller she had seemed to be before, and the glint of magic that hidden in her laughing eyes spread across them both. Now it was the villagers' turn to gasp as mother mother and daughter, moon and star, held hands and floated up into the sky, and stars and moon appeared as though waking from a long sleep. At the edge of the wood, a spider looked on, weaving a web of moon threads.

“Being with my friends and enjoying our senior year.” ~ Daniel Vega, 12 “Prom in general.” ~ Amber Alexia, 12 “Making new friends in every class and getting to know them.” ~ Gisselle Magaña, 11 “I got a job at SBCUSD in the Human Resources section and it involves the school because they helped me get in contact with important people.” ~ Kymberly Perez, 12 “Being stressed with my best friends.” ~ Krystal De La Paz, 12 “The many chances the school provided for us to make memorable moments with friends!” ~ Esmeralda Juarez, 12 “Winning a league championship with the track team” ~ Hector Negrete, 12 “Having classes with my friend Stephanie.” ~ Samantha Long,12 “Being nominated for prom queen and making new friends and some amazing best high school memories.” ~ Destiny Martinez,12

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Sexual Assault Awareness By Belle Zunaby Sexual assault is a very serious issue that affects the lives of many and it is always necessary to be aware of it and learn how to defend yourself when you’re assaulted. Also, when witnessing a friend or even a stranger being sexually assaulted, it is always good to know who to call or how to help.

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GETTING INVOLVED IN SAN BERNARDINO By Aniceta Felix Have you ever wondered how you can get involved in your community? As of now, San Bernardino is being run mainly by the older generation. This results from younger people either not caring or not knowing how exactly to become a part of the community. For those of you who simply just don't know where to start, this article is for you. Getting involved can be as simple as participating in events at school or in the local community, but can also extend to committee boards for those of you up for more of a challenge. Upcoming events in the community: - June 7: Free kids' play zone (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) and free swim lessons (12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) at Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center - Movies in the Park: Movies begin at dusk and admission is free - June 7 (Wildwood Park): Ralph Breaks the Internet - June 14 (Hanes Park): They Can't Save the World at All - June 21 (Tom Minor Park): The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - June 28 (Lytle Creek Park): Bumblebee - July 5 (Nunez Park): Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Group Yourself

Never stay alone. It’s important to surround yourself with other people so it is less likely for a predator to prey on you. Being alone is putting yourself at a higher risk of being preyed on. If you go somewhere alone, the best idea is for you to go back home or call up a friend to accompany you. If you find a friend is “A survey conducted by the American being harassed, start a conversation Association of University Women immediately or call authorities to come (AAUW 2002) on 2064 students in 8th and help you and your friend. through 11th grade revealed 83% of girls have been sexually harassed, 78% of Defending Yourself boys have been sexually harassed, 38% Carry some sort of defense mechanism can of the students were harassed by teachers also be helpful - whether it is pepper or school employees, 36% of school spray, a switch blade, a taser, or a set of employees or teachers were harassed by skills involving the ability to defend students, and 42% of school employees yourself using your hands. There are also or teachers had been harassed by each verbal ways to defend yourself. Screaming other.” for help is important, especially if you are in a place with a lot of people or people nearby. Calling out for help attracts a lot Whether at a party or a small gathering of attention and could potentially save with friends, sexual assault can take your life. place anywhere. Being aware of your surroundings and the people who are in Effects of Sexual Assault the type of environment you are in is Sexual assault is a traumatic experience very important. Also, if you feel like you for anyone who experiences it. The are being pressured by your friends to be emotional effects of sexual assault are somewhere, do not give in to it. If you usually anger, fear, humiliation, shame, know that you shouldn’t be there then guilt, violation, and a sense of weakness. don’t put yourself there. Mental effects can include: anxiety,

OUR ENVIRONMENT Continued from page 1 Some alternatives to driving cars include riding a bike, skateboard, scooter, or walking. If these modes of transportation aren’t realistic, commuters can carpool to cut down on car pollution as well.

Be Aware of Your Environment

depression, PTSD, substance abuse and Phone Availability suicidal thoughts. Physical effects may Having your cellphone available at all include increased stress levels, headaches, times is very important. Never have it out fatigue, and sleep and eating disturbances. of your sight. When experiencing or witnessing sexual assault, being able to There are many different ways to describe call the police could help save you or sexual assault and it occurs in many forms. someone else. Keeping an electronic If you have experienced it, it is never the device nearby can prevent or stop sexual victim's fault. No matter what you say, no assault from happening. matter what you wear, it is not your fault.

Light Bulbs Basic light bulbs are also a problem for the environment. Investing in environmentally friendly light bulbs like LED and CFL lights is the best way to go. While these light bulbs may be a little more expensive, they are energy efficient, last longer, and reduce light bulb waste. CFL lights have a lifespan of 10,000 hours and LED lights have a lifespan of 25,000, whereas traditional light bulbs only have a lifespan of 1000 hours.

Community Boards: For more information visit San Bernardino City at - Arts and Historical Preservation Commission - Library Board - Parks, Recreation, and Community Service Commission - Personnel Commission - Planning Commission - Public Safety and Human Relations Commission

HELPFUL RESOURCES Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network 800-656-HOPE Safe Horizon's Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621HOPE (4673) Crime Victims Hotline: 866-689-HELP (4357) Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212-227-3000 TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866604-5350 TeenLine (310) 855-HOPE (4673) (800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336)

HopeLine Call or text 919-231-4525 Crisis Call Center 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK National Suicide Hotline 800-SUICIDE 800-442-HOPE Visit for more

Phantom Energy When you leave appliances plugged in unnecessarily, they may use something called phantom energy. Phantom energy is energy that possesses negative kinetic energy. You can avoid this problem by disconnecting appliances when they are not being used. Disconnecting appliances such as chargers, televisions, coffee makers, etc. will also save you money on your electricity bill says MNN. What will you environment?





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Wise Words "Stay focused because you don't want to have to stress about not being able to graduate toward the end of the year." ~ Stephanie Angel, 12

"Try to have as much fun as you can possible have your last year. And remember, college isn't the only option after high school. You can always join the Armed Forces or go to community college - which is a lot cheaper." ~ Anthony Valencia, 12

"Get everything done for college. Make sure you structure your future well with steps that will help you achieve your goals. Never slack off or fall behind because when you start looking at reality, it's too late. Make sure you have everything ready to go and set up in order to finish off and relax afterwards, treat yourself. Figure out more about yourself and the environment, sit outside in the shade, with a cool breeze and think about the person you are and far you've come to accomplish what you have done and what you will soon do. Go out with friends enjoy the time you have with them because you will never get the chance to do so ever again.” ~ Daniel Cadenas, 12.

"Do not stress yourself over the little things. Enjoy the moment, especially if you have an AP test. And if possible, don't try to take an AP class."

THE FRONT OF THE CLASS By Anthony Valencia The 2018-2019 school year is coming to an end and the class of 2019 is graduating soon on June 7 at San Bernardino Valley College at 7 pm. For the past four years, several students thrived to pass their classes, but some students went far and beyond their limits to be the top of their class.

“Even if I'm in a sport,” she said, “I always find time to study and do all my homework.”

These young individuals have worked hard throughout their four years, earning straight A’s while taking the most difficult classes available and participating in extracurricular activities.

Johana Soto also took all the AP classes manageable at San Bernardino High School. She even took AP Calculus her junior year. Soto also participated in Volleyball and in several clubs, such as Sobobans and National Honor Society. She revealed the secret to her success.

Ivy Garcia has taken all the AP and Honor classes he could and passed them all with As. Garcia is known to be a human computer because he is smart. He is also an athlete, participating in Cross Country, Track, and Tennis. He also At the end of the school year, the top students race for the participated in several clubs, including National Honor top to earn the titles of Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Society. He had few words to explain his success. class of 2019's Valedictorians are Johanna Soto and Ivy Garcia with Jhunelyn Parafina and Guadalupe Lopez as “No Comment bro. But to all my fellow young buddies, the Salutatorians. just try to manage your time and study.”

The first Salutatorian is Jhunelyn Parafina. She has taken mostly all AP and Honors classes while being involved in “Thank you coffee for keeping me up all those all-nighters many activities and organizations on campus, including that I did to do homework and study.” ASB and Miss Cardinal. “The secret to my success,” she said, “is pulling a lot of all-nighters and studying with my trusted friends before any type of exam and then panic. The true Asian way for success.”

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Ivy Garcia, Guadalupe Lopez, Johana Soto, and Jhunelyn Parafina at the front of the class. Photo courtesy of SBHS Facebook.

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Their success doesn’t end at SBHS. The top four graduates are headed to college. Parafina will be attending UC Santa Barbara. Lopez will be attending the University of Redlands. Garcia said “Tough Noodles” meaning he doesn’t want people to know. And Soto will be attending USC.

Guadalupe Lopez, also a Salutatorian, has taken many AP and Honors classes throughout her four years as well. Not Their final, inspiring words to the Class of 2019 is simply, only is Lopez a scholar, passing her classes with As, she is “Thank you for everything and good luck with your also a student-athlete. She has been part of the Water Polo future.” and Swim team for the past four years. Even with the demand sports put on her time, she made sure to focus on her grades more.

SEN*IOR*I*TIS By Stephanie Angel

Jason Osorio is another senior at SBHS. He defined Senioritis as being lazy, not completing school work and not attending classes. Jason says he currently has senioritis. “I get lazy and don't want to do school work.”

A crippling disease that hits high school students.

Symptoms - When you find yourself saying "I'll do it later" - also known as procrastinating - Lack of studying - Debating whether to skip class or not - Low grades - Finding it hard to get out of bed Samantha Long described Senioritis as when people freak out too much about their school work. Senioritis affected her in the way that it made her not feel okay. She doesn't believe it would affect other people because they aren't seniors and aren't yet dealing with the thought of leaving high school.

He mentions this is bad because he feels it will affect him later on in life. “I will become lazy and an unproductive member of society.” He thinks that by seniors having this horrible disease, it will make other students on campus think it is okay. Edith Angel mentioned Senioritis got to her and made her lazy. She says it can affect other students because if someone doesn't want to do their work, they can go ahead and also convince others like their friends not to do it either. It starts with something as simple as that. “I define senioritis as getting lazy and not wanting to do any work. Students just wanna do the fun activities.” The only cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation.

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We all have opinions. Some are popular or mainstream while others may be unpopular and true only to ourselves. Here is a list of some of those unpopular opinions studnets and staff have at SBHS. Do you agree with these unpopular opinions? BTS is not the best KPOP group, EXO is.

WHAT'S HOT By Sofia Ruiz

Fortnite is trash.



What's Hot: Tinted eyeliners. It's nothing new, but I've seen so much color on the eyes during awards season and runways - there was a lot of washes of blue and green on the eyes, it has a lot of impact. Make It Work: Try buying a colored eyeliner, maybe a navy mascara or a navy eyeliner combo - it's so cool and modern and you don't need to have so much technical knowledge to apply it.

PLAID PANTS: These pants are 2019’s favorite way to add a little statement, making edge to any wardrobe. Plaid pants can skew as edgy or subtle.

What's Hot: Statement lips are so popular. Many bold lips on red carpets, and not just red, but purple and orange as well, are all being used right now. Make It Work: We live in a cool indie time right now where you can take chances with your make-up. Get out of your comfort zone!

CARGO PANTS: Cargo pants have had an image makeover for 2019, ascending the ranks of men’s style.

What's Hot: Multimasking your foundation will leave your skin looking glowy and luminous, but depending on your skin type, you don’t necessarily need this. Make It Work: If you have an oily t-zone, use a matte foundation in those areas, then blend out the dewy foundation for the sides of your face. What's Hot: Handsome eyebrows or also known as feathered brows - brushed up where you see the hairs. Make It Work: Take a glue stick and use a spoolie to brush up your eyebrows. Once it dries you can draw on top of it. In terms of shape, you always want a more sideways eyebrow, which gives everyone a beautiful shape and opens up your eyes.

CROPPED TROUSERS: It’s the perfect opportunity to show off a cool pair of socks or that limited-edited pair of sneakers.

BUCKET HATS: This favorite 90s Spring/Summer 2019.



If a female wants to do something with her body, it is no one else's decision. Avenders Endgame is the worst movie ever. Star Wars should have stopped at one film. Spongebob should have ended a long time ago.


Beyonce is overrated.

HAIRSTYLES SHORT HAIR: Short hair is the most trending cut in 2019. Not a specific length, but just a cut that will suit the face shape. Straight cuts are more tending than layered ones when it comes to short hairstyles.

White people aren't the only racists. Trump should build the wall. Abortions should be legal.

LAYERED LONG HAIR: If you have long hair, and you don't want to let it go, you can simply layer it, adding some waves to each layer. The trend this year is to give the hair a lively dynamic look.

Men should be able to hit a woman back if he's being assaulted by one.



The runways have spoken, and the '90s are back. So are some trends that can't be traced back to any particular decade. Confusing, I know.



Country music is the best kind of music.

TIE-DYE: This California-cool trend was spotted all over the runways. It’s made its mark on the “Insta” fashion word as the print of 2019.

TEXTURED CROP: This classic looks contrasts faded sides with textured styling on top.

Strawberry is not the best Starbursts flavor.

FEATHERS: Not only are feathers fun, but they offer texture. Try a fun top for a night out, or add any type of feathered accessory.

WAVY/CURLY HAIR: Another way to add movement and flow is to let wavy hair do its thing!

DAD-FLEECE: It’s comfy, it’s cozy! NEON: If it hasn’t grown on you, try rocking a slime green color. One neon piece at a time. SPORTS-SANDALS: These sandals can be paired with a dress or with cropped denim, and layering with socks for some added dimension.

Talking on the phone is better than texting.

Cats are better than dogs. Powerade is better than Gatorade. Short hair instead of long hair looks better on girls. How I Met Your Mother is better than Friends.