Day: September 22, 2019

NFL Games to Watch in Week 3: Ravens vs Chiefs Headline Sunday

The NFL season is in full swing as we head into week 3.  While some teams came into the new season ready to win games, others have looked out of sorts in the early part of the season.  If a season could have a “theme” in week 3, it would be injuries.  Multiple starting quarterbacks will be out this week and for the foreseeable future, leaving the teams to scramble to find a suitable replacement.  Week 3 has some intriguing matchups, let’s delve into some of the best.

This Day In Sports History

On Sept. 19, 1947 Jackie Robinson was named the Rookie of the Year for the season.  Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.

Pennywise is Back in “It: Chapter Two”

The second part of the story that began with the hit 2017 film “It” is finally here. “It: Chapter Two” is the new horror film that is based on the famous book by the legendary author, Stephen King. This film delivers even more creepy scares and disturbing scenes than were present in the first film, and ultimately brings the story to an end.

Unpopular Opinion: The Bachelor Sucks

If you don’t know what The Bachelor is, it’s basically a reality tv show where a single bachelor starts with twenty-five romantic interests. Then, he goes on dates with all of them, and slowly starts to eliminate contestants until he chooses one of them to marry or get engaged to. There are multiple spin-offs like The Bachelorette (a girl chooses one guy out of many); also, the most recent one to happen, The Bachelor in Paradise where past contestants return to “find love” again.

A Step Towards Saving the Earth: Pasta Straws

This past summer, Connecticut joined many states in the U.S. with starting their battle against single-use plastics. On Aug. 1, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) issued a law that required all stores to incorporate the Plastic Bag Fee of $0.10 per check out bag. Although some stores responded to this law by entirely getting rid of single-use plastic bags, others are still selling them with the fee. This law would encourage customers to stop using plastic bags and possibly lead them to use renewable alternatives, for example, paper or other reusable bags. The goal of this law is that by July 1, 2021, Connecticut would ban all outlets from using plastic bags. 

Plastic Bag Ban in Connecticut

If you’re planning to go to the grocery store, make sure to grab your reusable shopping bags before heading to the store. You have two more years to perfect this new habit before plastic bags are completely banned in Connecticut. In the meantime, you’ll have to pay a 10-cent tax on every plastic bag you take home.