Monthly Archives: November 2018

Do the Boxers Deserve a Bad Rap?

The Boxers do not deserve a bad rap because they were only trying to defend their own beliefs and country. Imagine learning and trusting in only one religion for your whole life, yet years later many foreigners are trying to convert their own religion to your people.

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This is my new avatar. I like this picture because it is very cute, I also found this picture on Google. ok.

Robot Penguin

3 Thoughts

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome, is finding a way for the arms to stick. The arms in general were pretty heavy and had to be at a weird angle, which made it hard to secure.

One thing I would like to change is the size of the head. The head is a little too big for the body, and I wanted the robot to be proportional to a real penguin.

Overall, I think this product was successful because my penguin was very big, and was interactive. The first graders enjoyed feeding the penguin and watching the arms move up and down.

 

Paper Towns by John Green

Design a book cover. Book publishers release new editions with updated covers. You could create it by hand or use Photoshop or Gimp or Pages or some other application to design it. Your design must show understanding of a theme. Remember that you still need to meet all of the expectations, including an MLA formatted quote.

 

[SPOILER ALERT]

The book I chose to do this project on is Paper Towns by John Green. In the book, the main character’s (Quentin Jacobsen) crush goes missing and he’s trying to find her. On page 281, the book states “Margo Roth Spiegelman sits in a black leather office chair, she has choppy bangs above her eyebrows and everything is mussed-up, as if to emphasize the asymmetry- but it is her. She is alive.” Proving that Quentin does find his crush (Margo) at the end, and adds a tone of relief to the story.x The theme of Paper Townsis that even if you work hard for something, the outcome might not be the way you want it to be. In the story, Margo is very unpredictable, running away when she feels like it. Every time she does run away, she leaves precise clues. When Margo ran away this time, Quentin felt like the clues where meant for him and he pursued all the clues to find Margo, but at the end he gets an ending he didn’t think he was going to get. On my book cover, the background is Margo’s bedroom, with Quentin on the right side. Quentin is looking through Margo’s things, looking for clues. That is how the whole adventure started. The title text is made of magazine letter cutouts. These represent the different steps that Quentin had to take and the different challenges he had to face to find Margo. Also, the “S” letter represents the outcome, so that’s why its slanted and looks like it’s about to fall off. On page 292, Margo states “And then you surprise me, you had been a paper boy to me all these years- two dimensions as a character on the page and too different, but still flat.” Quentin finally finds Margo, but she feels as if he was just another person, while Quentin says he’s in love with her.

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