SLC 2018

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‘Revolution’

In Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution, Andi is a teenager who was suffering from the loss of his little brother. As she was finding resources to write her essay, her dad took her to Paris and she found a diary in a hidden compartment of the guitar from the French revolution era. During this research, she met Virgil, and fell in love with him, and it was a hope for Andi.

Words can murder, scar someone for life, or bury them in guilt. Andi was supposed to be with her little brother while the accident happened. His father asked Andi again and again of when her brother died, and that put Andi in deep guilt and depression. “I play until my fingertips are raw. Until I rip a nail and bleed on the strings. Until my hands hurt so bad I forget my heart does” (Donnelly, 7). Even though his dad apologized for what he said, Andi’s heart has already been broken into pieces. She attempted to suicide at school, and also on the Eiffel Tower. “I see my brother. He’s not dead. He’s standing in the street, watching me. It can’t be. But it is” (Donnelly, 21). This left a deep scar in her life that cannot be fixed.

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The potential risks of negative body image and low self esteem

People with negative body image will very likely have low self esteem, maybe due to comparing themselves to others or getting criticized. Of course people will want others to be impressed by their appearance, so some decided to use unhealthy methods to fix it. For example, teens might go on a fad diet. It’s a meal plan thats usually about 10 days that cuts out approximately 10 pounds. This sounds really attractive to someone who is desperate on losing weight and having a better appearance, but this is a common misconception. These fad diets only work for short terms, since almost no fat is lost, only water. So the weight will come back faster than it was lost, and there will be much more long term side effects than the short term benefits. A way to stay healthy and lose weight is just to exercise. You can lose fat while gaining more muscle and getting fit.

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My Daily Use of Technology

I have a habit of checking Clash Royale everyday and collecting the daily rewards. I have been collecting it for 300+ days in a row. I also watch tik tok for about 1 hour a day. I think checking a game for 1 minute everyday is fine, since it doesn’t waste a whole lot of time, but I think 1 hour of tik tok is too much.

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How do you check if a website is reliable?

One way to check if a website is reliable is through a crap test. A crap tests checks the Currency, Relevance, Authority, and Purpose of the website. The currency checks if the information is up to date; the relevance checks the usefulness of the information; Authority is looking at the source, and Purpose of why this information exists.

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Common Craft: The French Revolution

The French revolution was caused by the unfairness of the feudal system, which caused the outrage of the third estates. The commoners had to pay all the taxes, do most of the work, and had less rights than the Nobilities and the clergy. So the angry commoners formed their own national assembly, and brought injustice to death in a blood shed.

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Where is the solar system should NASA focus on future missions?

NASA’s future research should focus on saturn’s rings.

Researched showed that a liquid ocean exists under the icy surface of Enceladus (a tiny encrusted ocean world that orbits saturn’s moon). Scientists found heavy presence of hydrogen beside the seafloor which means there might be chemical reactions that will support life. “Future missions to explore oceans beyond earth will answer many of these questions.” said Seewald.

Like he said, this research will help us uncover the unknown of our solar system, and solve problems that seems impossible. For example, hydrogen proves to us that life beyond earth might exist, and it is possible for us to find a place that supports life to settle.

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One day 2019 reflection (short film) Copy

When first imagining the project, I thought that it would be much easier to complete. Turns out I was wrong. The planning of the actual fight scenes and the choreography work was tougher than it seemed. Plus the cinematography had to be smooth, but luckily, I brought a Gimble to improve the camera work. In the planning stage, I taught my teammates some fight moves and some strategies to make our moves more realistic. For example, having the camera behind the characters creates an illusion of the punches hitting when they were actually missing. When I thought our work was over, we forgot that I also had to edit. We had to add punching sound effects and music to make the fighting cooler and more realistic. We also added cinematic transitions and effects. Overall, this project was time consuming and tiring, but we are all very happy with the final product.

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One day 2019 reflection: Time to fight (short film)

When first imagining the project, I thought that it would be much easier to complete. Turns out I was wrong. The planning of the actual fight scenes and the choreography work was tougher than it seemed. Plus the cinematography had to be smooth, but luckily, kelly brought a Gimble to improve the camera work. In the planning stage, I taught my teammates some fight moves and some strategies to make our moves more realistic. For example, having the camera behind the characters creates an illusion of the punches hitting when they were actually missing. When I thought our work was over, we forgot that I also had to edit. We had to add punching sound effects and music to make the fighting cooler and more realistic. We also added cinematic transitions and effects. Overall, this project was time consuming and tiring, but we are all very happy with the final product. 

What did we do well?

I think we didn’t waste anytime during this project, and used time efficiently to film & edit.

 

 

What did we learn?

 

 

What challenges did we face?

 

 

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The Pale Blue Dot or the Hubble Deep Field?

I think the Hubble Deep Field has more impact on me, since it really helped me understand how huge the space actually is. The photo shows thousands of galaxies, which contains millions of stars, which probably has planets orbiting around them. This makes me think that there should definitely be aliens out there. Billions and billions of planets are in space, and we can only see a tiny piece of it. It also makes me think how tiny our planet and galaxy is. Even a tiny speck on the picture is millions times bigger than our earth.

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