Ms. Walpole teacher of the month
Volume 2 Issue 4
Creative competition challenges csa students
What the U.S is doing about it
Page 3: Odyssey of the Mind
Page 4: A passionate sixth grade teacher and talented actress
Who is ISIS?
PC vs. Mac
Easter Egg Hunt!
Come to the library and talk to Ms. Vergult during STREAM to see if you found all the Easter eggs! Make sure you know where they all are!
Flag of Islamic State of Iraq
Passion Based Learning
News & Entertainment: Leila Madanizadeh Emily Gomez Bella Garcia
Features & Op/Ed: Niloofar Madanizadeh Eliza Khan Michael Sledge
Health & Tech: Connor Cook Sam Puhala Callum Glover
Design, Layout, & Photography: Halliday Mafrige and Arwen Lineberry Annika Vivekananthan Ednaliz Peraira
Wednesday February 24, 2016
The Roar Staff
ISIS IN THE HEADLINES
Due to the recent events such as the attack in Paris, France, killing 130 people, and the attack in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people, Americans and people worldwide have started to ask questions.
Who is ISIS? Do we really know? Is the nation's fear misplaced?
ISIS is an organization with teenagers in their ranks that recruited over 100 Americans just last year according to Teen Vogue. The organization is skyrocketing to a top priority for countries worldwide.
According to ABC news, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-sham, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) is a terrorist organization whose goal is to establish its own Islamic state, a Caliphate run by a very strict form of Sharia law, restricting human rights.
ISIS was originally part of Al-Qaeda, but they slowly grew apart and eventually split because ISIS’s brutality and ways of spreading their message was seen as very radical and violent even in the eyes of Al-Qaeda, according to CNN.
“Yes, I’m fearful in the sense that I think we can't ignore the threat… but I’m more worried about cancer and car wrecks than I am about ISIS,” Catherine Wood-Sponsel, an 8th grade social studies teacher said.
The leader of the terrorist organization is Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. He became the leader of the Al-Qaeda faction in Iraq in 2010, which eventually split under his control to become ISIS. Al-Baghdadi has voiced his dislike of the Al-Qaeda chief openly many times. Overall, he is seen as the main reason for ISIS’s rise to power over the years, according to BBC.
The reason ISIS has induced panic globally, unlike past terrorist organizations, is their methods are more straightforward and effective. They strike quick and hard, bringing tanks and scores of soldiers to capture cities efficiently, using whatever force necessary, stated NBC News.
The other huge difference between ISIS and other terrorist organizations is their recruiting ability has global reaches, with their utilization of social media, attracting young unsuspecting teens and adults with YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. They attract a range of recruits by using women to recruit women, English speakers to recruit English speakers and teenagers to attract other teenagers, stated Teen Vogue.
“They’re very savvy with social media which make them very dangerous because they are using it to recruit disenfranchised people all over the world to join their cause and encouraging them to do things like lone wolf terrorist attacks like we saw in San Bernardino… and I think that’s a very dangerous concept because it’s so hard to track and it’s so hard to stop and they’ve become sort of famous for their public beheadings that they post on social media,” Wood-Sponsel said.
The U.S. and its allies have been continually bombing ISIS’s territories with thousands of airstrikes, but according to CNN, recent terrorist attacks in both California and Paris have made the U.S. and it’s allies hit ISIS even harder than it has in the past.
“They don’t realize that they're bombing people that aren’t ISIS and killing them as well,” said Sarah Dahri, an 8th grader on how she feels about the way the U.S. is handling ISIS.
ISIS with all its brutality, and the power it has received through social media has become a threat worldwide. Even with all the debates going on inside and outside the United States about what path we should take in response to the up and coming terrorist organization, one thing is for sure, no one knows the right way to handle the situation because one move could not only put our country at risk, but also put the lives of the many people living in ISIS controlled areas.
Super Bowl 50
Mugshot of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Courtesy of the U.S. Army
Bottle of Science
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of mind is a educational and creative experience that has kids from all around the globe competing for the title of most creative team in the world. Students from Cornerstone are working hard to impress judges from around the world. on presentation day , students will get a day off school to hang out with kids around the world.
As a Professor at Rowan University in New Jersey, the Odyssey of the Mind founder, Dr. Sam Micklus, challenged his students to make vehicles that move without wheels, mechanical pie throwers, and flotation devices that would take them on a course on a lake. People saw about this on public media and
Odyssey of the mind was on its way!
Odyssey has a big impact on Iris Story, (Spring Branch Odyssey of the Mind coordinator).
“I was looking for enrichment for my children,” she says, “I was looking for some great enriching thing for her to do, and I didn’t think school was going to cut it.”
She has some helpful hints about getting a team started/ some general rules for odyssey coaches.
“Never outside assist, this is all about them, not about you,This is their problem, your job is to help them understand what the problem is,” she asserts, “Read it to them, read it with them, make sure they understand what they’re trying to accomplish. Get the materials that they need, ask them ‘what do you need me to get you next time?’ Train them. Get them to think outside of the box, like ‘what else could you do?’ or ‘what seems to be the problem?’ But to NEVER give an example or an idea of their own.”
She thinks that if you tell them an idea, then you’re putting them down. “If you help them, then you are not doing them a service. You are telling them you can not do what they want to do.”
“I chose Odyssey because it’s sounds really fun and you can build things” sixth grader Robbie Howell says. Edie Stafford, a 7th grade student, says “My favorite part is the spontaneous problems, because it’s improvisation and you don’t have a lot of time to think about it. Even if you say something dumb, you get points for it.”
The 2015-2016 long term problems change every year, and make up the majority of your points.
Problem 1: No-Cycle Recycle
Teams will build, ride on, and “recycle on” a vehicle to travel through two team created ecosystems and a recycling center to repurpose and adapt three discarded items, take them to the other ecosystem, and make an unplanned stop for a random act of kindness. There must also be a driver and assistant, who must help recycle the items.
Problem 2: Something Fishy
During a technical performance, teams will have a fisher character who will work to catch three different objects, using different styles of fishing, and one of the objects has to be unexpected. There must also be a weather change and a humorous character who has to avoid being caught by the Fisher.
Problem 3: Classics... Aesop Gone Viral
Teams are required to select a fable written by Aesop, and teams must portray it, and its moral, going out far beyond the community. Must have a narrator character and will be set in the past era. The character must have made a wrong conclusion about the moral of the story.
Problem 4: Stack Attack!
Teams are required to design, build, and test a structure made of only Balsa wood and glue that will support as much weight as possible. Teams will be able to “Attack The Stack”, they will remove all weights except for the bottom weight and crusher board. Teams will receive a score for removing eights
Problem 5: Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends
Teams will do a humorous performance depicting solving problems from three different animals must help a stranger, each other, and solve a problem that threatens the survival of every animal in the world. They must also sing and dance, and show emotions like curiosity, sympathy, joy and frustration.
Spontaneous problems make the remainder of your points: up to 100 points to boost your score!
These brain tests are really brain builders! They can be used in 10- to 30-minute sessions. Some spontaneous problems build verbal skills, some build mechanical skills, and some build both, but all will improve your creative problem-solving talents. Get a group of friends together and compete, or solve them without keeping score.
Cornerstone team with Jaron Shelby and Halliday Mafrige
Cornerstone team with Eliza Khan, Edie Stafford, Emily Yu, Gabe Hutchison, Daniel Lim, Robbie Howell, Brenden Wagner Spring Oaks team with Emily Gomez
One example of ISIS’s recruiting abilities provided by Teen Vogue is an incident that occurred to two Tunisian girls, aged 19 and 21
A stranger not much older than themselves enticed them on Facebook to come to Syria to aid citizens hurt in the civil war, by crossing Turkey. Before going to Syria they stopped in Istanbul, meeting another young girl from Europe.
All three of them ended up at an ISIS compound, serving as prostitutes who were raped continuously by different ISIS fighters.
The European girl that had joined them on their way to the compound snapped, causing them to murder her in front of their eyes.
During a bombing at the compound, the two girls escaped making it to Turkey, disguised as Syrian refugees and when finally making it to the Tunisian embassy, they returned home.
Map of strikes in Syria and Iraq
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense
Halliday Mafrige and Eliza Khan
Pictures courtesy of Leila Madanizadeh
CSA Students Explore Their Passions
Leila and Nilou
Eliza Khan, Edie Stafford,
Emily Yu, Gabe Hutchison,
Daniel Lim, Robbie Howell,
Spring Oaks team with
Being an actress and comedian are only some of the things everyone loves about Ms. Walpole! She is full of interesting facts. For example, she filmed Kool Aid and Hostess commercials, and she was not always a teacher.
6th grade teacher, Ms. Walpole started out wanting to be an actress, and as a kid, Walpole appeared in two Hostess commercials and one Kool-Aid commercial. In the Kool-Aid commercial, she had a very important line: “Hey… Kool-Aid!” and he busted through a cardboard fence by a lake.
“I wanted to be an actress when I was younger,” she said, “I actually ended up going into business. I was not a teacher until I was in my 30’s. It was a second career to me.”
As you might have guessed, she did not pursue her business career.
“I enjoyed business, but I was never really passionate about it,” she said. “I enjoyed being with kids and figured I should do it on a more professional level.”
Ms. Walpole has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and her bachelor’s degree in business is from Mount Saint Mary’s College in a very small town in Maryland.
When she was ready to move to middle school, she thought CSA would be the perfect place.
“I was teaching elementary, and I was ready to move to middle school,” she said, “I had heard many wonderful things about Cornerstone, and when a job opened up here, poor Ms. Wright, I was on her, asking her all the time if I could fill that job.”
Even before coming to Cornerstone, she was hooked on social studies, her teaching subject.
“I love [social studies]!” she said, “I was first hooked on American history, but now that I moved to 6th grade, I love world cultures as well.”
Even though Ms. Walpole is a teacher, Ms. Walpole still has not given up on her dream to be an actress, which is why she still does community theater for fun.
“I love Cornerstone, I love the staff, I love the kids, I love the way we do things, I just love working here!” Ms. Walpole said.
Sleep paralysis, polaroid cameras, ninjas, manga, chemistry, bath bombs, waffles, the French Revolution, riffles, women’s rights and more. These are just some of the many examples of passion based learning projects done this year by the students of Cornerstone Academy.
After all the excitement of winter break, Cornerstone gives their students a chance to study what they are really passionate about.
These passion projects not only give students a chance to explore and learn about what they really want to do, but also educate other students about different exotic topics.
“ I would describe passion based projects at Cornerstone in one word, unique… they’re a great opportunity for students to learn in depth about something they would like to learn about,” 6th grade teacher Ms. Sanchez said.
Students are given around a week to prepare their projects, and then they get to present them to their peers, in any way they see fit. The only requirement is that it is interactive and does not only include reading facts off a presentation. A video, speech, trifold, the sky's the limit when it comes to passion projects.
The idea all started when one of Cornerstone’s own teachers, Mrs.Vergult went to a teaching conference, and heard about the idea. She thought it would be great if students got the chance to learn and teach other about what they were passionate about. The idea spread it’s wings, starting out in Mrs.Vergult’s class. It was such a success that Principal Jill Wright decided to let the whole student body try it out. Students loved it, and Cornerstone has been doing it ever since.
Teachers at Cornerstone believe that passion based projects have had an overall positive effect on students.
“It has creates an environment where students feel free to express and develop their own opinions and their knowledge on a specific passion that they have,” Ms.Sanchez said.
Students have also expressed that they enjoy being able to see what their peers are passionate about in an interactive way.
Katerine Hernandez, an 8th grader, said that she enjoyed passion based projects that were more interactive with the audience, and she said she especially enjoyed a project done on dance that showed students the motions and rhythm of the dance which was different and fun.
Overall, passion based projects at Cornerstone are greeted with joy for an opportunity to express and see exactly what you and the people around you are passionate about, and it can be a surprising learning experience. Both student, and staff plan on continuing this tradition and they recommend it to other schools in the district as well.
Cornerstone team with
Devon Schwartz, and
Odyssey of the Mind is a competitive program in which creativity is key and quick thinking valuable as well. Many states and even other countries participate in this fun competition of creativity. Cornerstone students are working hard to impress judges from Houston to all around the world.
Odyssey has a big impact on Iris Story, the Spring Branch Odyssey of the Mind coordinator.
“I was looking for some great enriching thing for [my daughter] to do, and I didn’t think school was going to cut it.”
Story thinks that if you are a coach and you tell the children an idea then you are putting them down.
“If you help the children then you are not doing them a service,” she said “You are telling them you can not do what they want to do.”
Odyssey is a way to boost your brain building skills in a fun way. A total of 13 Cornerstone students do Odyssey of the Mind and they all have different opinions.
"I chose Odyssey because it sounds really fun, and you can build things” said sixth grader Robbie Howell.
“My favorite part is the spontaneous problems because it is improvisation, and you do not have a lot of time to think about it,” Edie Stafford, a 7th grade student said. “ Even if you say something dumb, you get points for it.”
Spontaneous problems make the remainder of your points: up to 100 points to boost your score. These mental tests really improve your brain building skills. They can be used in 10 to 30-minute sessions. Some spontaneous problems build verbal skills, some build mechanical skills, and some build both, but all will improve your creative problem-solving talents. Get a group of friends together and compete, or solving challenges without keeping score.
Overall, Odyssey is a great way to work your brain and still have a lot of fun.
Academy Awards: #OscarsSoWhite Controversy
Odyssey of the Mind: A Creative Competition
Teacher of the Month: A Wacky Walpole!
In the Kool-Aid commercial, she had a very important line: “Hey… Kool-Aid!” and he busted through a cardboard fence by a lake.
Pictures courtesy of lincolnblues
The 88th Oscars, which will be held in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Feb. 28, 2016, this year the Oscars will be hosted by Chris Rock. will be more tense this year with the diversity issue, that even has President Obama even weighing in on the problem. This is the second year in a row that the Oscars included an all-white group of nominees.
“I think when everybody’s story is told, then it makes for the better art. That makes for better entertainment. It makes everybody feel part of one American Family,” said President Obama while talking to a group of reporters about the diversity issue. “So I think, as a whole, the industry should do what every other industry should do, which is to look for talent, and provide opportunity to everybody.”
“It’s unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country,” Danny DeVito said at the Sundance Film Festival,“Even though some people have given really great performances in movies, they weren’t even thought about. We’re living in a country that discriminates, and has certain racist tendencies.”
“I don’t believe in awarding people something just because of the color of their skin,”said Mrs.Grant,6th grade LA teacher,”I believe in awarding them for the job that they do.”
“It will be a night that ends with a lot of drunk, disappointed people,” said American actor, comedian, voice artist, director, writer, and producer, Chris Rock, in a recent Oscar promo, according to Oscars.go.com.
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best motion picture film
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
with Jaron Shelby and
22 percent of Americans do not want a Muslim as their neighbor, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. I do not understand why so many people have negative opinions towards Muslims. These are the same people we have worked with, and known for years, but just because of a recent turn of events many people have lost their trust in them based on of the religion they choose to follow. Something is not adding up how can we judge and ostracize people because of their religion in a country with religious freedom.
I understand why so many people fear ISIS and terror organizations. I, however, do not think we should allow ourselves to judge a whole religion based on our misplaced fear. Many Muslims are judged and feel unwelcome in their own country because of an unproven connection toward the terror group known as ISIS.
10 percent of Muslim doctors had patients refuse their care because of their faith, and 14 percent told researchers they felt ostracized in their own workplace because of their faith, according to a Britannica survey from 2013-2014. This survey was taken two years ago, before things like the Paris-bombing and Trump’s presidential race. How much more negative feelings do you think Muslims are receiving nowadays?
Americans’ fears might not only be misplaced, but the truth is many people have stretched the threat in general. An American has a 1 in 110 million chance of dying by the hands of a terrorist per year since 2001, according to a New York Times survey. To compare, a American’s chances of dying in an automobile accident are one in 8,200, from a homicide one in 22,000 and from drowning in a bathtub one in 950,000. Should we really be fearing terror attacks of all things when there are so many more mundane things to fear?
In light of the recent events the U.S. has passed a lot rules restricting travel to certain countries in fear of terrorism. Again, I understand the reasoning of the U.S. for taking a response to the terrorist attacks, but what the government does not realize is that the recent restrictions negatively affects many American citizens who do not get a say in the matter.
One of the recent restrictions and rules that the Obama administration has passed has tightened travel terms regarding Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. The restrictions passed under an anti-terrorism law passed in December creates new visa requirements for dual nationals and anyone who has traveled to those countries in the past five years.
The rules have received lots of protests from Iranian-Americans like Dr Firouz Naderi, a senior scientist at America’s space agency who has lived in the US for 35 years, feels discriminated against, and is concerned for the thousands of Iranian-Americans (even U.S. born). Naderi feels that many people of dual nationality are being unfairly judged, especially Iranians. Unlike many other countries Iran considers anyone born in the country, or born to an Iranian father, to an Iranian national, so Iranian-Americans do not have a choice in the matter. The U.S.’s recent decisions have left many Americans feeling unwelcome in a country that they believed to be their home until recently.
The threat of ISIS is definitely a force to be feared, but the U.S.’s misplaced fears have led them to judge many Muslims unfairly. This begs an unforeseen question: Is the U.S. doing the right thing if we let the excuse of national security allow us to take away basic freedoms, and make our citizens, no matter their race or religion feel unwelcome in their own country?
Is anti-Muslim sentiment just misplaced fear
Pictures from: Arun Maini
According to Mr.Burger he likes to celebrate Super Bowl “With just a group of friends”. Allison West a 6th grader celebrates Super Bowl “with a huge party.”
Draw a trapezoid on the graph paper, the top should be 1 cm, the sides should be 3.5cm, and the bottom should be 6 cm
Cut out the trapezoid
Trace the trapezoid onto the plastic part of the old cd case, using the pen
Cut out the trapezoid shape from the cd case
Repeat the previous step 4 times
Tape or glue the trapezoids together to form a pyramid-like shape
Go to this website on your smartphone: https://www.youtube.com/user/HOLHOcollcetion/videos and pick a video and play it
Place the tip of your “pyramid” in the middle of your smartphone, and turn off the lights
Voila! You now have a super cool hologram that you can show to impress your friends and family
With the score of 10 to 24, the Denver Broncos won against the Carolina Panthers at the Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016 at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Peyton Manning, who plays for the Denver Broncos as quarterback, was asked by CBS sports if this was his last Super Bowl ever or last games in general for his career.
“I”m not sure I have to do some more important things right now like kiss my wife and kiss my kids and thank the man upstairs,” Manning said.
The Halftime Show:
The halftime show singers were Coldplay joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Beyonce sang Formation and Bruno Mars sang one of his best songs of 2015 Uptown Funk. In the middle of the halftime show, Bruno Mars and Beyonce had a epic dance battle.
Apps aren’t the only things that can upgrade your phone. With this super cool and easy to make hologram, your phone will look futuristic in no time!
Super Bowl History:
Some of the NFL Teams that have never made it to the Super Bowl are the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions. The Carolina Panthers have made it to the Super Bowl before, but they lost to the New England Patriots in 2004. The Denver Broncos have made it to Super Bowl Four times and have won two. The NFL Will be holding the Super Bowl in Houston,Texas for the 2016-2017 season. To hold the Super Bowl the state gets paid about $600 million dollars.
an old CD case
knife or glass cutter
People voted for the Kevin Hart commercial for best commercial of Super Bowl 50. People say they like to see humor in commercials for the Super Bowl. For one 30 second commercial it cost about 4.5 million dollars.
Bucket of History
Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Edge Films
Queen Elizabeth II did mechanic work on cars and drove an ambulance during the war.
World War II was the second world war to occur between countries. It lasted from 1939 to 1945 and took millions of lives. Most people do know how the war happened and why, but most people do not know these interesting facts about it.
A number of air crewmen died of farts. (ascending to 20,000 ft. in an un-pressurized aircraft causes intestinal gas to expand 300%!)
3.Pandas make a nest out of bamboo have their children in, and baby pandas will stay with their parents for 18 months. (ONEKIND.ORG)
2.Lions will actively seek out and kill other pride’s cubs. They do this to eliminate the heirs of other lion prides and in turn, eliminate the competition for food. (EXTREME SURVIVOR)
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5. Sharks are one of the oldest predators alive today, they first evolved in the devonian period, around 419 million years ago. They enjoy a death-dealing reputation thanks to their advanced senses and specialized teeth. They have a special “sixth sense” that detects the electrical pulses that are given off by all living things. (EYEWITNESS)
40,000 men served on U-Boats during World War 2; 30,000 never returned.
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Schools across the country pay millions of dollars every year to textbook publishing companies so that students can receive a high education.
These books are useful resources from pre-K to 12th grade- and they are expensive, bulky and sometimes inaccurate.
Students should have the privilege of being able to reach affordable and reliable resources in school, and they do not have that right now.
According to Scholastic News, the average elementary school textbook costs about $100 (which is outrageous; learning should not come at this high of a cost). Multiply this amount by an average class of 23 students, and this task ends up becoming at least a $2,300 expense.
Where is all this money going? The estimated $4 billion dollars spent each year on textbooks goes to the publishing companies.
Since most schools do not have an infinite flow of money, they can only afford to buy new textbooks once every couple of years. Keep in mind that schools must buy multiple subjects of textbooks, not just science or history.
These not-very-current resources might give students information that we know to be false, a reason I am very glad we do not use textbooks at Cornerstone.
The textbooks are not always inaccurate because they are old, but because publishers include bias text in their books.
In an article created by Heartland Institute, a sixth grade Texas textbook says that scientists disagree on the cause of global warming.
The book states that scientists are unclear whether global warming is “natural, a continuation of the planet’s recovery from the more recent 'Little Ice Age,' or unnatural, the result of human greenhouse gas emissions.”
“The entire section is misleading,” stated the National Center for Science Education. “Scientists do not disagree about what is causing climate change, the vast majority (97%) of climate papers and actively publishing climatologists (again 97%) agree human activity is responsible.”
There is also the problem with Texas trying to change the word “slave” in textbooks to “worker.”
There is definitely a solution to these problems: iBooks.
Apple has been trying to pare with major publishers of accurate school textbooks such as McGraw Hill to create digital versions of such resources.
With the help of technology, we can turn a $180 dollar print copy of a textbook into a $15 dollar ebook.
With prices so low, schools could buy new textbooks for students more often, thus giving students current information.
Additionally, districts may receive updates to the digital books whenever new information was added.
For example, according to the New York Times, scientists may be able to prove that a ninth planet does actually exist in our solar system.
Publishers could send out an updated version of the textbooks that include this new information mid-semester.
Although the market is mainly aimed at high school students, digital textbooks could revolutionize our schooling system.
The only problem is Apple products are expensive as well. Since iPads are about $500 dollars, the major drop of the cost of the textbooks would only benefit the school after buying about five new class sets of textbooks.
Not only that, but publishers are not very lenient when it comes to letting their $180 textbook become a $15 iBook.In conclusion, textbooks would be much more affordable for schools and more efficient tools for learning as iBooks.
4. Although they can run 45 mph, grey wolves have remarkable endurance, often tracking prey for 24 hours or more. When hunting a herd of elk (or other large prey) a pack of wolves will single out the weakest member of the herd, then the quicker wolves circle the prey to prevent it from escape and then the bulkier stronger wolves will take the creature down. (ONEKIND.ORG) (LIVINGWITHWOLVES.ORG)
On Earth we have a lot of different kinds of animals. Almost 50 million different species are predicted to have been discovered and that number increases by more than 15,000 every year according to Discovery News. Here are the top five facts about the animals that we share the planet with.
Concrete Jungle #2: "New Years Party"
1.Koalas have a smooth brain, meaning the aren't very smart. For example, if you put eucalyptus leaves (which they eat) on a plate, they won’t know what to do with them. They probably evolved the strange trait due to their diet of eucalyptus leaves, which are not only low in nutrition, but are also poisonous. (WIKIPEDIA) (ONEKIND.ORG)
Bottle of Science: Wildlife Edition
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Japan and Russia didn’t sign a peace treaty after the war, and still fight over the Kuril Islands.
More Chinese were killed by the Japanese than Jews during The Holocaust.
According to www.thetoptens.com her top 10 songs are...
1. Rolling in the Deep
2. Someone like you
3. Set fire to rain
5. Rumor has it
6. Chasing pavement
7. Turning tables
9. Make you feel my love
10. Don't you remember
Nintendo released a new role playing game (RPG) with weapons, robots and aliens called Xenoblade X.
In the game you play in the year 2059 as a survivor of the escape of earth's destruction.
You escape on a spaceship called the White Whale, which crashed on the planet Mira. To survive, the player will have to fight monsters, ride giant robots, and collect pieces of the White Whale. When the player starts the game,he/she gets two weapons that the player can switch in battle, a gun and a knife. Also you're able to use abilities that help in combat, such as doing damage, healing, boosting defence and distracting enemy.
In the game, you play as a survivor of the destruction of Earth your avatar gets rescued by one of the survivors named Elma who takes you to work for Blade. Blade are the legacy of Earth. They are the army that explore and helps the people Earth .When you join, you will be able to do quest and join a specific class such as making weapons or exploring Mira, each with their own special power.
The player also has access to Skells which are giant robots you can ride. The player can use their Skell to fight monsters as big as a T-rex.They are also customized their Skell by changing color.Skells, how ever do need fuel, and they can lose their body parts.
Another main part of the game involves probes. Probes can be used in different ways such as mining and path finding so it can locate the area on the map this is necessary.
As fun the game is, it does have some flaws. The game can be glitchy and slow, but luckily Nintendo made 4 downloadable content packs that you can get for free on the eshop. That can make it load faster but when buying the game on the eshop it comes with the dlc, after downloading the dlc the game should run faster and be more enjoyable.
When I was playing the game I loved the great graphics wonderful story, and great enemies to battle. I hope you play this game and enjoy every minute of it. For more information go on YouTube and search nintendo Xenoblade X survival guide these 5 videos will give good info and answers for the game.
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When faced with the important, expensive task of buying a new computer there are two main options: PC or Mac.
According to Rantgizmo, a website dedicated to tech and gadget fans, parts are a big issue with computers because if a part breaks, the customer will probably want to replace it over buying a new computer. With PCs, the customer can replace a part no problem, but with Macs the customer will probably have to take their computer to a trained professional to replace a part. It is the same with upgrades.
Security is also a big worry for the customer. It is important to make sure the computer is protected because users do not want their information on their computer to get stolen. Macs are usually safer when it comes to security because so many people are running Windows that makes it a large target for attackers, states Computerhope, a website dedicated to answering computer questions.
Price is a big make-it or break-it factor for most people when buying a computer. PC’s are usually cheaper, but some are not built as well. Macs are a lot more expensive, and most of them are built better. For the price of the cheapest Mac you could get a PC with specifications that are ten times better.
PC’s have almost everything from color to size. With Mac there is not very much variety, there might be two or three different colors but that's pretty much it.
“I use a PC because all of the school work programs I use are not on the Mac,” Ms.Kenny said.
Game developers usually come out with games for the PC first and they might not even come out with the game on the Mac. Even if they do come out with the game on the Mac it usually comes out months maybe years later.
A computer having a touch screen is usually not a big deal for people but if the customer wants a touch screen they will not be very happy with Mac. PC’s have touch screens and Macs do not.
For the easiest usage Mac is probably the easiest to use. The PC’s come with so many different options and things to do and change and with the Macs it's just really straight forward.
“I use a Mac because the operating system is better and more user-friendly,”
Quillan Ham said.
It really is up to the the customer which one they want. Hopefully they will consider these main points when buying a new computer.
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With over a billion views on her new music video of Hello Adele a Mom and singer has had a big comeback in the last year.
According to www.dailymail.co.uk the reason why Adele stopped singing is because of a vocal cord hemorrhage that left her not being able to speak. She then got surgery on her vocal cords so she would be able to sing and speak again. After her big comeback she released her a latest album 25 .
Our vice principal Mr.Burger said he likes Adele because she has a outstanding, amazing, gorgeous voice. Mr. Burger doesn't have a favorite song off the new album, but it would probably be Hello because he enjoys it and listens to it on the radio.
“I would gladly be Adele for a day because I would love to have Adele's gorgeous voice,” Mr. Burger said.
Sarah Davis, 6th grade, likes Adele because her songs are nice. Her favorite song is Hello and she thinks that
she should be a mom full time so that her kids are not raised wrong. Davis said she would not want to be Adele for a day because she doesn't want to be like Adele. She also said that she likes the new album because Hello is in it.
According to www.eonline.com, Adele has a three year old son named Angelo and a husband named Simon Konecki.
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The 3DS XL is bigger, better and faster but on the other side the 2DS is more comfortable, has a longer battery and is smaller.
Both handhelds have been out for more than two years, so which is better? The: new 3DS XL or the 2DS?
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...the battle continues
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4% Don't Know/ Don't Care
Say “Hello” to Adele
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$100.00 at Game stop,$100.00 at Best Buy,and $100.00 at Target
$200.00 at Game stop,$200.00 at Best Buy,and $180.00 for a black one at Target
plays all games but only in 2D
plays all games in either 3D or 2D
foldable (means the two screens fold in so they are protected)
on 2D gaming for 5-9 hours, sleep mode 3 days
on 3D gaming for 3.5-7 hours, 2D gaming 7-12 hours, and sleep mode for 3 days
3.5 hours to charge
doesn’t have power saving mode
has power saving mode
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