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Summer Reading


I would like to read “The Hate U Give” because my Ms. Long recommended it. I became interested in this topic and decide to try this out. Furthermore, I always wanted to read “Crazy Rich Asians” because I heard it was an interesting book. I have only started a few chapters and I plan to finish it during summer vacation. Finally, I want to read “Murder on the Orient express” because it is from my favorite detective fiction author, Agatha Christie. I have heard the plot is really surprising and suspenseful.


“The Hate U Give (German Edition).” Amazon, Amazon, 1 Jan. 2017,

Kwan, Kevin. “Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy).” Amazon, Amazon, 20 May 2014,

Christie, Agatha. “Murder on the Orient Express.” Amazon, Amazon, 1 Jan. 1970,

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Design Technology Turtle Robot Project

My biggest obstacle was the lack of time caused by trips. My partner and I had different trip times and could not find enough time to work together.

My biggest success is that we use simple geometric shapes to create our turtle.

One piece of advice I would give further students is that it is important to use your time and split work efficiently. Otherwise, you might struggle to finish it in time.

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Polymer Journal #1




“Figure 2f from: Irimia R, Gottschling M (2016) Taxonomic Revision of Rochefortia Sw. (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales). Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7720. Https://” doi:10.3897/bdj.4.e7720.figure2f.

“Arquivo Com Quadros, Tabelas e Figuras Em Jpg.” doi:10.18472/sustdeb.v7n3.2016.3925.

Hessen, Sarah. “Rig Filtration of SPOT 0m Water v1.”, 2016, doi:10.17504/

Yurtoğlu, Nadir. “Http://” History Studies International Journal of History, vol. 10, no. 7, 2018, pp. 241–264., doi:10.9737/hist.2018.658.

“Figure 3a from: Gore R, Gaikwad S (2015) Checklist of Fabaceae Lindley in Balaghat Ranges of Maharashtra, India. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e4541. Https://” doi:10.3897/bdj.3.e4541.figure3a.

“Specification for Extruded and Monomer Cast Shapes Made from Nylon (PA).” doi:10.1520/d5989-14.

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How can you ensure your information is reliable when researching health-related topics on the internet?



You can ensure your information is reliable when researching health-related topics by putting it through the CRAP test.


Paste URL:
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
 When was the information published or posted? 2016


Relevance: The usefulness of the information
 Who is the intended audience?  Is the language formal or informal?  Is it for teenagers or adults? professionals



Does the language or tone seem unbiased? yes
Authority: The source of the information.
 Who is the author/publisher?  Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? (.com, .edu, .gov?) Gov

J Acad Nutr Diet. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2017 Sep 1.


 Is there contact information?  Is there an “About Us” page? yes
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
 Is the purpose to inform, sell, entertain or persuade? inform
 Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda? fact-based
VERDICT? Unreliable Somewhat Unreliable Somewhat Reliable Reliable



If we just see the publisher, source, and the reason the information exists, we would think this is a reliable source. However, using the CRAP method we will also examine the usefulness of the information too. This source used hard language and ideas that are for professionals with is not as useful to teens and normal people. Therefore, this source is actually a somewhat unreliable source because of the usefulness. In conclusion, we could determine correctly out reliable a source is by putting it through the CRAP test.

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One Day-Last post

First Block

I first finished the shape and outline of my hand. I also darken the outline of my hand.

Second Block

We discussed about the shape of the ribbons/ piece of cloth and how our piece is connected. I drew the bandage on my hand and started shading the fingers.

Third block

I finished shading the hand and outlining the ribbons that connect the two hands. We matched up the two papers and made sure the ribbons connected well. I also used a blending stump to blur the darker areas.

Forth Block

We finished our art piece and cleaned some of the edges to make the paper look cleaner.


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One day

The art-piece we will be creating for one day is a sketching of two hands with the use of colored pencils. One hand is above the other and connected by a strand of fabric. The ring on the upper hand symbolized wealth and status. Meanwhile, the bandages on the lower-hand signify the poor and weak. The contrast is just like the inevitable gap between the rich and the poor. However, the fabric represents the feeble connection between them. But this connection is only associated with the manipulation of the rich on the poor.

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Pale Blue Dot CER

I found the pale blued dot more humbling and awe-inspiring because it made me realize the insignificance of the earth compared with the vast cosmic arena and how we should value and preserve this only dot we call home.

In 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured an image of the earth from a record distance of 2.7 billion miles.

Even though we believe that earth is a huge world where the whole history of humanity has taken place, this image taken by Voyager 1 proved that earth is just a tiny pale blue dot compared with the vast universe. This challenges our thoughts on our self-importance and privileged position in the universe. Even if we often focus on things in front of us and ignore things beyond, we have finally realized the triviality of us through this photograph. Moreover, this makes us realize how precious our earth is by showing that this dot is all the world we have. The war and hatred of our species led to damage to our planet. We have fought and shed blood just to conquer a fraction of this pale blue dot. Therefore, our world is the only place in the near future that could harbor our life so we should value and sustain it. In conclusion, I found the Pale blue Dot video more humbling because this distant image of our tiny world challenged our view on ourselves and made us cherish this pale blue dot.

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Barber or Murderer?


“And so, which will it be? Murderer or hero? My fate hangs on the edge of this razor blade…But I don’t want to be a murderer…You are an executioner; I am only a barber” (Tellez 4). The protagonist in this story encounters internal conflict on either to murder or not. In the end, he settles on being an ordinary barber which demonstrates his dynamic growth. In the “Lather and Nothing Else”, Hernando Tellez portrays the barber as a dynamic character because his personality varies and changes from a timid murderer to a painstaking barber.

Initially, when the barber was shaving for his customer, he was frightened by the consequences of murder but held homicidal intents. The barber thought, “My hand began to tremble again. The man could not be aware of this…… and with an enemy in my house I felt certain responsibility” (2). The barber could cut the man’s throat easily without him even seeing “the shine of the razor” (3). However, fear and his cautious mind-set made him extremely hesitant. He thinks about consequences and if it is right or wrong, but he still imagines him killing the customer. Therefore, the barber was first timid but homicidal, this characteristic changes throughout the story.Moreover, the barber was earnest and dutiful to his job. He tries to offer his best to his customers: “The pores might open, minutely, in this area and let out a tiny drop of blood. A good barber like myself stakes his reputation on not permitting that to happen to any of his customers” (3). This shows his attitude and personality as a barber. He decides to continue his honorable job without staining his hands with blood but “just with lather and nothing else” (4). He realized that each person has a job and all you needed to do is to do your own duty well. This is similar to me since I believe sometimes I should focus more on what my duty is and think about how I could improve as a learner. His state changes from hesitating of becoming a murderer into asserting that he is an ordinary but painstaking barber. Thus, the protagonist changes into an earnest barber that respects his job and customers.

In conclusion, the barber is a dynamic character because he changes from a timid murderer into realizing that he should continue as a dutiful and honorable barber. The theme of the story is that “each one to his job” (4). This means that we should each respect and do our own duties well.



Al-Furati, H. (2015). Freedom and Nothing Else. Voices of the Arab Spring. doi:10.7312/alsa16318-042