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Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Cloude Fewkes (‘24) stars during a performance of a recent Green Hope Theatre play, Almost Maine. Photo used with permission from Cloude Fewkes.
Talents of Theater: Cloude Fewkes
Justin Jackson, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024
Davis Drive Park has fields, Greenways and trails.
Gallery: Parks around town
Mason Cline, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024
Game subscription services have been rapidly increasing in popularity, with the largest service, PlayStation Plus Premium, reporting a user count of 47.4 million, leading to many believing that services will be the future of the game industry.
Gaming in the future
Miguel Carrasco Gomez, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

What’s up with Stanley cups?

They’re big, come in various colors and they might give you lead poisoning. Still, Stanley cup sales remain the highest-selling water bottle of the year and an invasive species in department stores and high schools.
Check out this Stanley-themed extended cut of the broadcast’s Among The Halls segment from last Friday!

Coined by a Saturday Night Live sketch as the “Big Dumb Cup,” Stanley has become one of the biggest names in consumerism. The Stanley brand and company was established in 1913, which begs the question of how an “ancient” 111-year-old company became the newest trending sensation. 

According to the Stanley Cup official website, New York Inventor William Stanley Jr. invented the first metal thermos which could trap the heat of liquids like soup, hot chocolate and coffee into a metal container for days at a time. Soon, this practice would be reversed with the invention of heat resistance and metal insulation, meaning Stanley cups could keep liquids cold as well as warm, which is one of the main reasons the Stanley Cup became so popular upon its invention.

Stanley products skyrocketed in popularity because of social media, especially one viral Tik Tok that revealed Stanley cups could withstand a minor car explosion, remaining in perfect condition.

Recently, however, an internet rumor claimed that the lead used for insulation in Stanley cups could give consumers lead poisoning. This rumor was quickly debunked by the company, which explained that the lead is only stored at the bottom of the cup and does not touch any surfaces consumers may come into contact with. At Green Hope, the rumors have done little to stifle the product’s popularity.

Green Hope junior Jake Major claimed the cup helps him drink more water. “My New Year resolution [was] to drink more water,” he said. “Stanley cups are huge so [now] I drink two of them a day.” According to Mayo Clinic, humans need 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water a day at minimum. The 40-ounce Stanley cups satisfy this requirement in about two to four refills. Many students added that they were more inclined to drink water throughout the day because Stanley cups do a good job of keeping their water cold.

Stanley cups now accompany students throughout their days, whether that be at school or home. “I bring my Stanley cup to school, to dance and I use it at home” Emma Stegall (‘24) professed. “It’s pretty much always there.” Some students even admitted that they would rather use their Stanley Cup over the disposable cups at fast food restaurants.  

Despite accusations of lead poisoning, Stanley cups continue to maintain their popularity among Green Hope students.

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Valentina Garcia, Staff Writer
Valentina Garcia is a senior at Green Hope, and this is her first year on the GH Falcon staff. Her interest in writing began in elementary school and continued into high school with classes such as AP Lang and Creative Writing. These classes helped her to realize she enjoyed incorporating creativity into her writing. She is currently the president of the Skills USA club here at Green Hope. Her hobbies include film and working out at the gym. She is the youngest of three, with two older brothers. She hopes to go to Depaul University after an exciting senior year with the GH Falcon.
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Zoe is a sophomore at Green Hope, and this is her first year on the GH Falcon as a staff writer. Zoe was inspired by her older sister, Isabel, who is the Social Media Editor on the GH Falcon to pursue Leadership in Media and further explore what it means to be a journalist. Zoe is the Sophomore Class Representative and plays soccer for NCFC and Green Hope. Outside of school, she enjoys working at Publix and Brixx Firewood Pizza. Zoe hopes to attend college in Norway to study business and International Relations in the future. She is super excited for the school year and to be a part of the GH Falcon.
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