My Totally Awesome Smore

Kayla Mesenbring

Hip Hop History Info

Hip-hop is believed to have originated in the Bronx by a Jamaican DJ named Kool Herc. Herc's style of deejaying involved reciting rhymes over instrumentals. Hip-hop as a musical melting pot & is still evolving. It has become more eclectic, borrowing from soul, jazz and live instrumentations.

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks have negative health effects, including cardiovascular symptoms, sleep impairment and nervousness and nausea. The side effects are caused by the beverages' high concentration of caffeine. Teenagers shouldn't have energy drinks because it was shown that consuming energy drinks was strongly and positively associated with alcohol, cigarette, and illicit drug use in the preceding 30 days by adolescents. The observed associations between energy drinks and substance use were significantly stronger than those between regular or diet soft drinks and substance use. Personality traits that make a young person more likely to consume an energy drink—such as being a risk taker—may increase the chances that he or she will try addictive substances. Some of the adverse effects reported include liver damage, seizures, respiratory disorders, agitation, confusion, psychotic conditions, cardiac effects and death. Since caffeine is not considered a nutrient, it doesn't have to be listed—so it can be very difficult for consumers to determine how much caffeine they’re ingesting making this a higher risk of a bad outcome. Some energy drinks contain as much caffeine as found in 14 cans of soda. Energy drinks' stimulating properties can boost the heart rate and blood pressure (sometimes to the point of palpitations), dehydrate the body, and, like other stimulants, prevent sleep. Most teenagers use energy drinks as a way to kick to start off exercising, but they should not be used while exercising as the combination of fluid loss from sweating and the diuretic quality of the caffeine can leave someone severely dehydrated. When used occasionally, energy drinks are not necessarily bad for you, but they shouldn't be seen as "natural alternatives" either. All the sugars and added caffeine contained in these drinks has what has long term side affects and is bad for you.

Top Ten side effects are

  • Palpitations / tachycardia
  • Tremor / shaking
  • Agitation / restlessness
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Chest pain / ischaemia
  • Dizziness / syncope
  • Paraesthesia (tingling or numbing of the skin)
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory distress
  • Headache

  • Amounts of Caffeine

    • Red Bull: 80 milligrams per 8.3-ounce serving
    • Tab Energy: 95 mg per 10.5-oz serving
    • Monster and Rockstar: 160 mg per 16-oz serving
    • No Fear: 174 mg per 16-oz serving
    • Fixx: 500 per 20-oz serving
    • Wired X505: 505 mg per 24-oz serving
    • Brewed coffee: 200 milligrams per 12-oz serving
    • Instant coffee: 140 mg per 12-oz serving
    • Brewed tea: 80 mg per 12-oz serving
    • Mountain Dew: 54 mg per 12 oz. serving
    • Dr. Pepper: 41 mg per 12-oz serving
    • Pepsi Cola: 38 mg per 12-oz serving
    • Coca-Cola Classic: 34.5 mg per 12-oz serving
    • Canned or bottled tea: 20 mg per 12-oz serving