Ask a Romance Expert!
Survival Guide for Semester Two
Ranking Valentines Day Candy
Vol. 12 Issue 3. February 2019
Features and Opinions
Spreading The Love All Year
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About the cover: Drawn by Penelope McDonald and watercolored by Lauren Donald, this issue's cover is contains references to various articles as well as this issue's theme around Valentine's Day and Love.
In this issue
Ask a Romance Expert! (Dating Column with Lauren Donald) p.4-5
Recap of 2018's Biggest Events p.6-7
Top 10 Songs About Love p.8-9
The Only Valid Ranking of Valentine's Day Candy p.10-11
This Month In History: The Hapsburg Dynasty p.12-13
Survival Guide for Semester 2 p.14
Future Forensic Pathologist Nathalia Rocha p.15
Review of Weezer's Teal Album p.16
Landscape Art p.17
By Emily Brown
Valentine's Day is a day where those in relationships are able to show their love and appreciation for the other person. Yes, this is important. However, isn’t it more meaningful when the love and appreciation isn’t just shown on days where it is almost required?
People should be able to display their appreciation and love not only to a significant other, but also to friends and family. It’s important to make sure to do this more than the one day a year where this type of gratitude is commercialized. Cliches like dinner, roses, and chocolates are more meaningful when they can be given throughout the year. It’s these small acts of love that strengthen relationships and really show how much another person means to you.
Although you should use this day as a reminder to show your appreciation for your loved ones, don’t forget to spread the love year round.
By Lauren Donald
Ask a Romance Expert!
Here is a sample conversation:
“How do I ask somebody out?”
Listen, as a registered Relationship Expert, I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times. Over the years I’ve perfected the best way to ask somebody out.
The first step is to find an eligible love interest. Ideally, you would already have a crush on somebody, but this isn’t necessary. You can also select a random neighbor or acquaintance.
Once you’ve identified a person, purchase a box of matches and write pickup lines on each one. Over the course of a month, give this person one match every day to build suspense. Keep the last match in the box for later.
Find out where they live and make sure they are inside of their home. Arrive slightly before the sun goes down. Write ‘____, will you go out with me?’ on the side of their house with a tank of gasoline.
When the sky is at that perfect pastel pink color, use your last match to set your message aflame and wait for your crush to notice.
This has never gone wrong.
"What do I do when somebody asks me for nudes?"
This year’s assembly about abusive relationships taught us that the worst possible thing a teenager can do is send nudes — so the Innovator staff has some helpful tips for turning down requests for nude photos.
When somebody sends a request for nude photos, act as if you are perfectly down for this. Open google and find a particularly wrinkled photo of a hairless cat. Send this photo with no context and never respond again.
“HOW DO I GET A BOYFRIEND I’M LONELY”
You can actually adopt a boyfriend from your local animal shelter! Contact the MSPCA for more information.
"How do you meet people?"
"How do I get my crush to notice me?"
There’s a variety of ways you can go about getting your crush’s attention, and it really depends on the person and your preexisting relationship with them. My tip, however, is that when you want someone to notice you in a romantic way, mail them a dead bird.
(I do recommend that the bird is already dead because the Innovator staff does not condone animal cruelty. Mailing a live bird would result in the bird dying in transit, and killing a bird is cruel.)
"My significant other is too clingy. What should I do about this?"
We’ve all had relationships where the significant other is just a little too attached, whether they are a romantic partner, a friend, or the family cat.
A generic advice columnist would tell you to let them down easy — but I, a certified relationship expert, advise the opposite.
Break their heart.
Make them feel completely secure in the relationship, and then at the exact moment they least suspect it, dump them.
You don’t have to stay apart forever if you don’t want to — just wait a healthy amount of time before taking them back. They’ll learn to keep their distance.
"I’m afraid of rejection. Any advice?"
I can tell you firsthand that rejection is a very scary concept and it can be hard to put yourself out there when rejection is such a real possibility.
The best way to handle rejection is to close yourself off to all romantic advances and push away everyone who tries to get close to you. This way, you appear cool and aloof, and only those who are really serious about liking you will dare to try to pass your guarded and slightly violent exterior.
"My friend and her boyfriend are always making out in the hallway and it’s really annoying. How do I ask her to stop?"
This is actually a fairly easy one. You don’t even have to talk to her.
Simply buy a spray bottle at your local convenience store, fill it with water, and carry it around with you during the day. When your friend and her boyfriend are showing too much PDA in an academic setting, spray them in the face with water until they separate.
"Does holding hands cause pregnancy?"
Recap of 2018
By Jesena Kalabokis
PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
February 9, 2018
Hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea, 2018’s Olympic Winter Games made history when North and South Korea marched together under a unified flag in the opening ceremony. The United States finished in 4th place, winning a total of 23 medals.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster launched in space
February 6, 2018
Elon Musk made history when he launched a red electric convertible with a mannequin in a spacesuit in the driver’s seat on the Falcon Heavy rocket into outer space. The Tesla Roadster has joined the planets in an orbit around our sun, and will either crash into Venus or back to Earth within the next ten million years or more.
Hawaii False Missile Alert
January 13, 2018
A confused employee of Hawaii mistook a drill as an actual attack occurring, sending a false warning to the cellphones in Hawaii reading, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” For 38 whole minutes, there was widespread panic as the people in Hawaii thought that they were going to be struck by a missile, before the problem was resolved.
The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
May 18, 2018
The royal couple (now Duke and Duchess of Sussex) tied the knot in May of 2018 with thousands watching around the globe.
2018 Midterm Elections
November 6, 2018
This midterm election broke records. Women now make up nearly 25% of Congress, the highest percentage in the history of the U.S. There was also a historic number of young voters, increasing by 188% since 2014.
Fall of 2018
The recent California Wildfire became the most deadliest and destructive wildfires in the state’s history, causing the death of at least 44 people, and destroying more than 7,100 structures, the majority of them being homes.
March for our Lives - a student led walkout
March 14, 2018
A nationwide student led walkout protesting gun violence, supporting gun control and honoring the victims of the mass shooting in Stoneman Douglas High School, took place on March 14, 2018. It was estimated that about 3,000 schools took part in this event, bringing huge awareness to the need for gun control. IACS participated on March 20, 2018 at a rescheduled date due to the cancellation of school because of snow.
Lake of Liquid Water Found on Mars
Using a radar instrument called MARSIS, astronomers have found a 12 mile underground lake filled with liquid water just underneath the red planet’s surface.
The Tide Pod Challenge
This dangerous viral internet challenge started off 2018 in a weird way. According to newstatesman.com, 86 of the more foolish side of our generation were reported to have actually eaten this“forbidden fruit” to gain attention on social media, which is a fairly low number when you think about how this was an issue talked about nationwide.
2) Japanese Denim - Daniel Caesar
Japanese Denim is a simple, but catchy tune. The basic drum beat, and the punctual guitar sucks you into the song, and Caesar’s captivating voice keeps you there. The vocalization in between lyrics is beautiful, and the lyrics themselves always make you start thinking about a certain someone in your life. Overall, an amazing song.
3) Love of My Life - Freddie Mercury
Love of My Life by Freddie Mercury is such a powerful song. There isn’t much to it, just a guitar and some vocals, but somehow it’s able to move so many people. It soothing, lullaby-esque, style just hits you in a spot that leaves you yearning for someone. It’s a very entrancing song.
4) They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
This song is one of my all-time favorites. It’s about all the certain things about someone that you love, and nothing can make you forget how much that person means to you. While you may not be together anymore, the connection you’ve had was unbreakable. Sinatra’s voice always has the ability to stop whatever you’re feeling and put you in a better place. It gives you such a warm and fuzzy feeling, and it's great to listen to.
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
While all the other songs are very good and highly recommended, Elvis takes the cake. This song is a beautiful masterpiece, and it can get almost anyone singing along to it. Almost everybody can find some relation to the lyrics, and even if you can't, you can still enjoy a great song. The deep, honey-like voice of Elvis really brings this song together, and it can always improve my mood.
5) Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington
This song is the embodiment of seduction. The gorgeous vocals, the smooth bass, and the amazing sax all bring this song together and make it a great funky song to listen to. The themes of the song are quite similar to “Easily”, and it’s heartwarming to hear.
9) Corduroy Dreams - Rex Orange County
Corduroy Dreams by Rex Orange County is a song that just gets you listening over and over. It’s guitar is amazing and the song leaves you feeling happy, while the lyrics still portray the idea that even though you might love someone, it might be best to let them go.
10) Easily - Bruno Major
Easily by Bruno Major is a great song, with a worthwhile message about being in a relationship. Major explains that “Just because it won’t come easily, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” and that’s important advice. The vocals and beat of this song really make it stand out.
6) Ultimately - khai dreams
Ultimately by khai dreams shows the listener that we’re trying. It lets you know that we aren’t trying to fix you, just help. The song only uses the ukulele and a simple beat, but it's fast paced vocals make the song feel so full. It’s nice to see more representation of the ukulele in songs.
8) It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
There isn’t much to be said about this masterpiece. It’s a fun, goofy song about someone who’s in love with someone who doesn’t love them back. I think a lot of us can relate. It’s a great song, and you can always walk away from it with a dumb grin on your face. It is a little short through.
Top 10 "Love" Songs
7) Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
This is a perfect song and nobody can fight me on that. There is not a single flaw in the writing or performance of it. It depicts a noble and loving character who wants nothing but your happiness. What’s not to like?
By Tom Bojsen
Regular Conversation Hearts
We all know these. They’re those little chalky men that say things like “B MINE” or “UR CUTE” on them. Hard not to love the aesthetic design there. You might be wondering: if these babies are so iconic, why aren’t they higher on the list? Well, it’s because they’re a perfectly unremarkable candy. Do they taste good? Not really. Are they weirdly addicting? Absolutely. Do they look particularly appealing? Nope. But if you got amnesia after being hit over the head with a baseball bat by the Mike Myers’ cat in the hat and then shown these, would you recognize them? Probably. These candies are true neutral, both in the universe and on this list.
Valentine’s Day Fun Dip
Fun Dip is the candy version of Xbox live. You know exactly what I mean.
Valentine’s Day M&Ms
These are relatively high up, mainly because you really can’t go wrong with M&Ms. They are literally the perfect candy. However, the different colors of M&Ms are already enough evidence for how capitalism somehow works its way into every aspect of modern life. Karl Marx forgive me, but it has even infiltrated candy. These “seasonal M&Ms” are….get ready...just straight up M&Ms except they’re red, pink and white! The red, pink and white candy corns were an atrocity to the lord, but these are an atrocity to communism, and frankly I think that’s even worse.
Lollipops (Valentine’s Themed and Other)
In sharp contrast to the papery Valentine’s Day chocolates previously described on this list, lollipops have the perfect crumch. You’re not supposed to bite them, but the cracking sound of both the candy and your teeth is just loud enough to drown out the unbearable memories of Valentine’s Days past. And unless you’re one of those war criminals who gets blueberry or green apple, they pretty much always taste good, earning them their spot.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These are G O D T I E R treats. They’re not really candy, but they’re so absurdly good that you really can’t not put them on a list of Valentine’s Day candies. They’re the perfect combination of natural and artificial sweetness, +10 for the drama factor. I mean, you can’t eat these and NOT pretend you’re stretched out on a couch in ancient Rome, living the life of delicious luxury that you’ve always dreamed of. These are the candy of ancient and wild gods. Anyways, and in complete honesty, these are delicious in any form and super easy to make, earning them their high spot on this list.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
These make my heart happy. There’s literally no other way to put it. Admittedly, I did complain about Valentine’s Day M&M’s being a capitalist cash grab and yes, these are pretty much the same thing. However, the subtle difference is that Reese’s are on the 5th dimension of treats, and that's that on that.
Red Velvet Oreos
(DISCLAIMER: I don’t actually know if they are being sold this year, but I’ve seen them in the past and hoooo boy)
My main complaint here is that oreos do not need anything that isn’t already in the original oreo!!! The oreo is a perfectly designed cookie both spiritually and physically, and adding something to it is like painting smilies on all the faces in the Sistine Chapel. Don’t do it! Red Velvet oreos aren’t bad in and of themselves, but it’s the fact that people felt that regular oreos weren’t sufficient for Valentine’s Day is what earns these their low place on the list.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to be reminded that love is a scam and your crippling abandonment issues will almost certainly lead to you dying alone. But at least there’s candy, right? So here are some of this great nation’s most loved and hated candies, ranked.
Valentine’s Day Candy Corn
Ok, so, I am one of the 12 people in existence who actually loves candy corn. Objectively, it’s disgusting, but there’s something about that waxy, waxy taste that just gets me hooked. That being said, this is absurd. It tastes the same and looks inherently wrong. Instead of your typical fall colors, it’s red, white and pink. Just imagine that atrocity to God. Ew.
The “new” conversation hearts
Brach’s chalky little conversation hearts are the quintessential Valentine’s Day candy. But recently, Brach’s decided to release a new line of candies for the modern era. These are literally the nastiest thing that currently exists. I honestly don’t know how Brach’s hasn’t been brought before the United Nations for these crimes against humanity. The candies themselves have the consistency of a jawbreaker (???) with several flavors, which include:
A rotten lemon, covered in sugar to mask the smell
The solidified, week-old drippings from a gas station Icee machine
If you can help it, I'd avoid being on the same plane of existence as these.
By Kathryn Baird
The Only Valid Ranking of Valentine's Day Candy
Those little chocolates that come in heart boxes
I’ll admit I do have some personal bias against these, considering I was given a box of these as a Valentine’s Day gift in 5th grade by a secret admirer only to discover that he had eaten all but one of the chocolates before giving me the box.
But I feel that my opinion on these truly goes beyond that. The simple fact of the matter is that these chocolates taste like they have been reused after not selling last year. For starters, they’re “milk chocolate” (which is a little bit gross even when made correctly) but they taste like dust mixed with lukewarm milk Also, they don’t even have the cronch of regular chocolate. And did I even mention the nondescript, vaguely beige filling that they all seem to have. Their only saving grace is that they’re Not As Bad as the ones before it, and that’s really not saying much.
The Habsburg Family Tree
Drawn By Nathan Smith
By Nathan Smith
This Month In History
Ever thought about marrying your cousin?
The Habsburg dynasty is infamous for its inbred genetics. In fact, a famously inbred member of the dynasty’s ancestry implies 11 inter-familial marriages. That's about
400 years of intense inbreeding all leading up to a man who according to his autopsy had no blood and a head that contained only water.
How powerful do you think this family was?
If you guessed that they were the most powerful people in the world for centuries, you would be correct. Their intermarriage into almost all major royal houses made avoiding incest impossible if they were to maintain power. From the Baltics to the Balkans, Italy to Iberia and from Prussia to the Benelux, the Habsburg rule stretched to all corners of Europe.
The family obtained swaths of land from being the head of the monstrosity of the Holy Roman Empire while, also controlling the massive Austrian Empire, to marriages into France and Russian nobility. In fact Marie Antoinette was a member of this clan, Spain was ruled by a Habsburg for centuries, and so was southern Italy.
So why am I telling you this? Simple, history is cool and incest is bad.
The rule of the Habsburgs was limited severely by the time of “recent” history. How is this possible? I hear you my dear reader ask. The answer is simple and three fold: A series of costly wars through the 17th and 18th centuries from the war of the Spanish succession to the final blow of World War 1. An intentional ignorance of the economic facts of the day, colonization mainly, and the belief that they could survive the wave of political and technological innovation without change.
Before we get to the interesting part, the wars, let us first delve deep into the extremely complex subject of European politics. The Habsburgs never really colonized, the obvious exception being Spain, but one could make the argument that the Habsburgs of Austria were never really the rulers of their country. Anyway the Habsburgs although powerful never projected that power far beyond the confines of Europe. European politics are… complex, to say the very least, the Austrian Empire decided that they weren’t.
A large chunk of their land was in the Balkans and in Slavic lands.The two groups of people in Europe with the biggest track record of resenting rule by an occupational source. This combined with the growth of democracy and democratic and anti monarchy sentiments caused a wave of reforms across Europe, except for Austria, that is until they were forced to. Accompanying this wave of political change came a wave of technological change, the industrial revolution and guns that didn’t take a broomstick and a year to load.
Both of these innovations were ones that the Austrians missed as their industrial base was extremely poor and right up until WW1 they used muzzle loading weapons. On to war, the War of Spanish Succession was begun when the Monarch Charles the Second died without an heir, most likely this childlessness was due to his family’s aggressive inbreeding. This war raged on for thirteen years and ended with the Habsburgs losing Spain, the Benelux and southern Italy. Yet there are more disastrous wars coming: the Seven Years War, which gained them nothing but thousands of dead men and debt, the Thirty Years war, the third most destructive war in history that again gained them nothing.
This pattern continued up until WW1, when they lost the war to the Entente they began to break apart, the Hungarians, who had been powerful enough to force a dual monarchy in 1874, broke away as did the rest of the various non German ethnic states.
In the end, the Habsburg dynasties own oversight and overconfidence caused their downfall from the most powerful group of elite in the world, to a curiosity in modern society ridiculed for their ambition that led them to such disgusting acts. If you take anything from this article, it should be this: all power is temporary and what you do to get that power will come back to you in the future.
By Jesena Kalabokis
“I love dead bodies,” says enthusiastic 14 year old freshman, Nathalia Rocha. After graduating high school, she plans on going to medical school to become a forensic pathologist.
A forensic pathologist is a person in the medical field that does autopsies. The main focus of a forensic pathologist is to determine the time, cause, and manner of death by examining one's corpse.
Nathalia’s macabre fascination with dead bodies began after she watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a particularly gruesome movie about a barber who has gone mad upon returning from being wrongfully convicted of a crime. The movie is an adaptation of the 1979 Broadway musical, directed by Tim Burton, and starring many well known actors such as Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Nathalia is the only person in her family with this interest in grotesque things, and is often judged by her parents.
When she wanted to visit the Lizzie Borden house, where a girl axe-murdered her parents in 1892, she described it as “cool”, while her parents said it was most definitely not.
This is not the only interest she has that her parents dislike. She really loves Harry Potter, and was introduced to it by her twin brother, but her Catholic parents hate all of the witchcraft it involves. “I like lots of demon stuff,” Nathalia remarks. Her mother is also not very fond of her bedroom because it is so “witchy”, as Nathalia described it, when she is supposed to be Catholic. There is a poster of a demon related to Harry Potter in her bedroom that her mother particularly does not like, Nathalia mentioned briefly.
Nathalia said that she would describe herself as very weird, and her best friend tells her all the time that she is strange. The two of them both have similar interests not only with TV shows and movies, but an enthusiasm for dead bodies as well. “She thinks it’s cool,” Nathalia says when describing some of their similarities.
“I only have two interests really. It’s Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd.”
Although these two main interests spark controversy in the Rocha household, they have helped inspire many important parts of Nathalia’s life. If she had never seen Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, it may have never inspired some strange turn of events that lead to Nathalia’s obvious fascination with dead bodies, and her future career choice of becoming a forensic pathologist.
Her family and friends may think that she’s peculiar for finding interest in things that are a bit morbid and out of the ordinary, but Nathalia still stays true to herself, not letting people put her down for what she admires.
Future Forensic Pathologist Nathalia Rocha
The start of the second semester is always a rough ride. It’s halfway through the year and instead of having a summer of rest and relaxation, we’re all coming into the new semester after finishing half a dozen final projects that were all due the same day.
Here are some tips to keep your sanity during these first few weeks of your second semester classes, and through the end of the year:
Turn in your first assignments on time.
The beginning of the semester can be incredibly difficult to keep up with, but turning in your work on time is crucial to surviving later on. The payoff from suffering through your early work habits assignments is gold. Having a teacher that believes you are responsible will make it easier on you when you inevitably fall behind later in the semester.
Mentally Prepare yourself for Project Week
Say goodbye to your social week, because with a new semester comes a new Project Week. That’s right -- it’s time for all your favorite (and least favorite) classes to drop their first project on you! There’s not a lot you can to do prevent this, so try to prepare yourself for the overwhelming work load.
Don’t take all honors.
Don’t do it. Do not take all honors. I can’t stress this enough. If you’re an underclassman -- you still have a couple years to build up that GPA, so if you take one or two every semester, that’s easier to juggle and still gets your grade up. If you’re an upperclassman -- classes are already hard enough. Do NOT make them worse by somehow signing up for not only 6, but 7 classes of honors. Sign up for a few honors courses in subjects you like or do well in, but don’t overwhelm yourself.
Plan some hat days
Even if you can keep it together for the first few weeks, no matter who you are, everyone has a day where everything starts falling apart. Throughout the semester, you may feel stressed about keeping up your perfect-outfit streak, or the perfect makeup routine that takes you fifteen minutes every morning. It may feel embarrassing to come in looking less than perfect, or even like a complete wreck -- but everyone has those days. A good way to make a bad hair day look purposeful is to come in wearing the least attractive clothing possible. One ugly article of clothing is a bad day, but a whole outfit of clashy comfort clothes is clearly purposeful.
Take some time to yourself
There’s no doubt that school is important, but your life shouldn’t revolve around it. You should take some time every day to yourself to recharge. Whether you have a hobby you love, a show you’re in the middle of binging, or just want to take a quick nap, make sure you don’t ignore your own plans.
Hopefully these tips can help you get back on track if your semester has been rough so far, or help you in the future. Good luck, and remember: Everyone’s in the same boat as you!
by Penelope McDonald
Survival Guide for Semester 2
by Emily Brown
Weezer's Teal Album
"These covers do the songs perfect justice while keeping the important aspect of Weezer's sound."
by Everly Orfanedes
This is for everyone who is as confused as I am about why Weezer released the Teal Album to the world on January 24, 2019. I’m sure that most of, if not all of you, are familiar with some of the smash hits that are on this album, but did Weezer cover them successfully? I, Everly Orfanedes, have done the dirty work of dissecting this album for the people of IACS.
The first song on the album is “Africa”, originally by Toto. It is clear this is the song that inspired Weezer to put out the Teal Album in the first place, due to the huge success the original cover sparked for the band. The band did a great job staying faithful to the original song, while still adding their own twist with heavier electric guitars on the chorus. Overall, the success for this one makes a lot of sense.
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” originally by Tears for Fears, is also a great one. Weezer was able to incorporate the sounds of their past albums, (distorted guitars, heavy bass and loud drums), and finish the song off with a guitar solo that fades out beautifully. This cover needs way more recognition than it’s getting out in the world right now.
I was really hoping for more with Weezer’s cover of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", by Eurythmics. Since Weezer and Eurythmics have such different styles of music, one techno and one pop rock, I expected Weezer to do their own original garage rock take on the song. Honestly, many other covers on this album have the same issue, “No Scrubs” (TLC), “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson), “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath), and even “Take On Me” (a-ha). All these songs are so far from the band’s genre pop rock, and in their cover of Paranoid, Brian Bell (guitarist in Weezer) didn’t sound anything like himself when he sang the song. As a Weezer fan, I want to hear their unique sound, filled with guitar feedback and edgy distortion. I would assume you fellow fans do too, don’t lie.
I don’t want to trash the entire album though. A couple of the songs they covered, “Mr. Blue Sky” (Electric Light Orchestra), “Happy Together” (The Turtles), and “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) were fantastic. These covers, as well as the “Africa” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” covers, do the songs perfect justice while keeping the important aspects of Weezer’s sound. The “Stand by Me” cover was by far the best off of the entire album. It includes heavy distorted guitars building through the song, while keeping the classic harmonies from the original in the background. This song closed out the album in the most redeeming way it could. Overall, I’d give the album a solid 5/10. There were some covers that were not right for the band, but also a great collection of songs that the band did great justice. It’s definitely worth giving a listen.
3. What is the worst Valentine's Day Candy?
5. The _______ Challenge started in January of 2018
7. Who is The Innovator's romance expert?
9. Fun Dip is the candy version of _____
11. The Habsburg dynasty is infamous for its _____ genetics
12. Who sent a Tesla Roadster into space?
1. Number 10 "love" song
2. Who sings the number 1 "love" song?
4. What family's family tree is included in this issue?
6. To get your crushes attention you should mail them a ________.
8. Who is a future forensic pathologist? 10. Can holding hands cause pregnancy?
13. Should you take all your classes for honors?
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