Seriously Degrassi!?!

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With the return of Degrassi to our televisions, this has brought up many questions involving Canadians and the plot of the show (all incarnations of it) in my mind. I thought I would “think out loud” and write these down for the world to see. So here is my random thoughts. (Note: I know that Degrassi is not an accurate representation of Canada and it’s beloved Canadians. I’m not a 15-year-old girl).

You spend money on school uniforms because of a dance gone wrong but you don’t spend money on a proper sex education class? How many STD outbreak and pregnancies has the school had over the years? In the United States, that would cause people to want to fix it. Like getting a sexual education class or ever school chastity belts. If you didn’t get school uniforms after a shooting or the even when the Manny Santos thong incident, there really isn’t a point.  Are your student even really informed on this stuff? Seriously Degrassi!?!

If you have people/bands that have been successful and famous, why not have a better music program? Another program that you need to have. If you have enough funding for school uniforms and a football team, then you should have enough funding to get a better arts program. Especially with the age of YouTube and getting discovered on there, *cough*Justin Bieber*cough*, they would tackle that. Seriously Degrassi!?!

Does your school even have a health program? Because your schools drug use is just way out of control. How the hell do they even get their hands on this stuff? Does Canada have vending machines full of drugs? I’m starting to get the fact health/sex education classes aren’t important up Canada. Seriously Degrassi!?!

And while we are on the subject on education, where the hell do you find your teachers? They are either sleeping with students or no even in the school. If you are seeing a company or a site for them, you really need to change that because it’s not okay. But hey, at least they are getting sex ed. Seriously Degrassi!?!

 

Thank you for reading/listening to my rant.

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Degrassi is going to Netflix

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Just when you thought the show that has more drama and sexually transmitted diseases than the Kardashians finally ended, it comes back. Degrassi has officially been picked up by streaming network Netflix starting in January 2016.

After shocking the world last week with the announcement that the series, originally called “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” would be canceled by TeenNick after the completion of its summer 2015 season. “Degrassi” has been on the channel for 14 years and became the only thing constant on the channel, who has gone through multiple names and formats since it’s creation back in the mid 2000’s.

Real talk–it’s time for “Degrassi” to end. Teen shows aren’t mention to be on for more than a few years. It’s not meant to be on for years. Yes, it’s kind of like the Canada’s version of Sesame Street–instead of numbers and counting, they teach you about sex and drugs, the real things children should be learning about.

The show should have ended instead of being picked up by another network.

Pop Project Featured Artist: Ariana Grande

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Ah yes…Let us discuss one of my favorite people in the world (aside from Demi that is)…Ariana Grande. If you have not yet heard of this 19, soon to be 20 year old powerhouse of talent, then you’ve probably been living under a rock.

Ariana Grande is a singer/actress best known for her role as the redheaded, very “special”, spunky Cat Valentine on the beloved Nickelodeon comedy Victorious.  Grande portrayed the role of Cat on the show from 2010 until the show’s abrupt end in early 2013.

Now….Ariana is no one trick pony, and neither is her hair. She ditches the red locks when she is not playing Cat, and is hard at work on her music career. Let me tell you…this girl can SING. Think voices of angels, mixed with Mariah Carey, and a dash of fierceness and power of some of the oldschool female “greats” in music…That’s Ariana. Don’t believe me? Check out her Youtube channel, “ohsnapitzari”, and take a listen to some of her covers and acapella work, (her “Emotions” cover anyone? Crazyness,), as well as her recent collaboration with singer Mika.

Ariana has recently released her hit single “The Way” featuring Mac Miller.  The song has routinely been in outstanding standing on the charts, as well as received positive feedback and love from mainstream radio play.  Her debut album, reportedly titled “Daydreamin’” or “Honeymoon Avenue” as of recently, is scheduled to drop in August under Republic Records.

Upcoming appearances include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 14th.  As the “Pop Project Featured Artist of the Week”, you KNOW we love her here, and can’t wait for her upcoming projects. And just between us…let’s just say we think she will make our show even more “popular” in the upcoming season… 😉

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Pop Project Featured Artist: Alexz Johnson

AlexzDoes the name Alexz Johnson sound familiar to you? It should if you are a child of the 90s because she was a part of your childhood. Alexz Johnson started in the last season of the hit Disney Channel Original Series So Weird along with the hit The N, or CTV for you all your Canadians, show Instant Star. She also was in one of the Final Destination movies but that’s not really why you are reading this.

Alexz Johnson is one of the most publicized Indie Artist in the world. Her music, depending on the albums, can range from rock music to folk pop. While she isn’t sign to a major record company, that hasn’t stopped her as she lives her dreams of making music her way. She even used sites like Kickstarter to get her fans involved in help her make music. She even released the demos of most songs, which most artist don’t even do.

Her music is written by her and her brother/partner in crime Brendan Johnson. Here is some of the songs your listening pleasure:

 

The Bottom line: Alexz Johnson makes wonderful music and you should check her out if you are looking for a change in music or just want to listen to something new.

 

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