The reusable rocket that will change space history.
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Student Council Niloufar Madanizadeh
SpaceX Makes History
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SpaceX made history on Friday, April 8, 2016 at approximately 6:35 p.m. at Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 rocket booster successfully landed onto a drone ship when it launched off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida. They did it to test if reusable rockets worked, so SpaceX could try sending one to outer space.
Their rocket stage was 15 stories with some hazardous chemicals inside the rocket, and it was 230ft tall. SpaceX had succeeded in creating a reusable rocket.
Eleven satellites were on the upper stage of the rockets, and the satellites were provided by Orbcomm Inc. During the first stage, it sounded and looked as if the rocket was a goner when it had landed, but it was just a routine landing. Earlier in the year, SpaceX had tried to land a couple of boosters onto ships that were in the ocean, to prepare for the final landing. The made it onto the ships but the boosters couldn’t hold their balance, so the boosters fell and crashed.
The creator behind it all was Elon Musk. He is the creator of the SpaceX company. Musk believes that reusing the rockets will help with space technology for future trips to outer space. While talking to reporters, Musk said the achievement was “a revolutionary moment”.
"There is just really a world of difference compared to other rockets, it would be like having an aircraft that can be used many times" said Musk, according to popsci.com. "When all the other aircraft in the world can be used once."
SpaceX is hoping to bring the used Falcon 9 to Cape Canaveral for further testing with humans, and they hope things go well. If all goes as planned SpaceX will relaunch in a couple of months. SpaceX hopes using reusable space parts will help them save money, being able to further exploration in the field of space.
Cornerstone offers many classes, CESITS, and clubs that allow students to experiment in different things as well as help out in the school. One of this many classes is Student Council. The after school club operates on the 2nd and 4th mondays of every month, and allows students to help out in school by running school dances, and differents fund raisers to help show school spirit. The sky's the limit when it comes to STUCCO.
Student Council is run by Cornerstone Students, any 7th and 8th grader can join. They just have to ask the Advisor of the organization, Ms.Lantier. However you must show up to meetings, and act responsibly during them.
Student council does not have a treasury nor a secretary, however they do have officer positions. There is a president, and chairmans such as pride in patriotism and teacher appreciation. Each chairman has a certain job, for example the communication chairman is in charge of things like the announcements.
There is a drawback though you can not be officers in both NJHS and STUCCO. You have to choose.
There are many differences between the two organizations. Unlike NJHS, who focuses on the community, STUCCO does things for the school. They not only do all of the dances at our school, but things like the announcements, talent show, red ribbon week, and all things teacher appreciation. They also do things around the school to boost spirit.
STUCCO meets every 2nd and 4th monday of the month. This is because the organizations wants students to not only make a difference by being in STUCCO, but also be able to participate in other clubs that operate on Mondays.
They also take an annual overnight field trip to St. Marcus, for the organization's members to meet other students with the same goals as them. The students take part in lectures, activities, and even a dance. The trip always brings back eager minds ready to make a difference.STUCCO is a great way for students to take a step in the right direction by not only helping their school become a better place, but by helping themselves become better students, friends, and leaders.
May 31, 2016
This year's departing newspaper staff would like to extend our thanks to Mrs. Vergult and her daughter, Hannah Vergult. Both of them have dedicated countless hours to help us get our words and thoughts out to you, the readers. The CSA Roar wouldn't be where it is today without them, and we will miss both of them as we go on to high school. The only thing we can hope for is that future writers of the CSA Roar will continue to appreciate their efforts in the coming years.
According to weather.com, this hurricane season may be worse than before. This is because El Nino, which is a condition that occurs in the Pacific Ocean, and affects weather all over the world, is weakening and disappearing. That’s just one of the many reasons why you should be prepared for this hurricane season, which will occur from June 1st to Nov. 30th. Always listen to your radio and TV for the latest weather updates, and follow these instructions.
Before a hurricane starts, you need to be prepared. Make sure you have a plan to keep your pets safe, and have spare cash, board up your windows, make sure your car tank is full of gas, and make sure you know your location and escape routes. Also, make sure you have a supply kit that includes a can opener, enough canned food and bottled water for 5 days, a first aid kit, a NOAA weather radio with lots of batteries, a flashlight, and protective clothing.
During a hurricane, make sure to stay away from low areas that usually flood, and if your house is in a low area, then go to a shelter in another higher location. Make sure to stay indoors, and do not stay in mobile homes. If emergency managers say to evacuate, then do so immediately. If you follow these steps, then you will be able to stay safe and be prepared during a hurricane.
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The Fine Arts Performance at CSA
Dance performed 8 songs. The genres are jazz, modern, and lyrical. They performed to Prison of Decision, Let’s get Loud, City of Darkness, and The Call. They also performed to Sand, Wonderland, Jealous, and Pure Imagination (remix).
Twice every school year all of the Fine Arts programs come together and make a show. The main groups that perform were Dance and Stage Band. The first performance was on December 10, just before winter break, and the second one was on May 18, just before summer break.
“If they do their job, the performance will be great” said Ms. Johnson, the dance teacher, before the performance, “and I’m excited we’re doing more modern pieces”.
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#1: London, England
London has something for everyone. Even if you think that you want to be inside all day, you will definitely want to go out and enjoy London. There is the British Museum, where you can unleash your inner geek, and it is a must-see according to visitlondon.com. It is home to the real Rosetta Stone, a famous stone that is written in two different languages, (Egyptian and Greek) and in three different scripts, (Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek), and many more rare artifacts. Many movies have been filmed there, including Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb. London is also home to a very famous book writer/series: Harry Potter! You can take a full set tour, and watch the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The eighth story in the series will be in theaters this summer, but it is like the Hamilton of the United Kingdom: insanely hard to get tickets.
#2: Paris, France
Paris, the city of love, is a tourist attraction because the iconic and most well known, Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower, built by Gustave Eiffel and Stephen Sauvestre, is the symbol of Paris, France, and is a main tourist attraction. Inside, the city there are many things to do, and a big hit are the restaurants, the 58 Tour Eiffel, and Le Jules Verne! Yes, you heard me right, there are 2 restaurants in the tower. Paris is the city of love, so just snuggle up with your family under the stars and get a good view of the tower, and watch it change colors and twinkle, what a nice ending to such a great day! Napoleon's tomb is located in Paris, and it is Mrs. Vergult, the librarian at Cornerstone’s, favorite part. “My favorite part of Paris is the tomb of Napoleon.” She says, “It’s just so beautiful.” The tomb is in a military museum called Les Invalides. The main tomb is in a golden dome, because Napoleon's coffin is inside other coffins.
#3: New York, New York
If you love shopping, New York City, New York is the place for you! More specifically, 5th Avenue. There are shops from Kate Spade to H&M, but if shopping is just not your thing, there is always food. Lombardis, the very first pizzeria in the United States, is in Little Italy, and it got four stars on Yelp! Better save room for dessert, where we travel to 225 E 60th St for frozen hot chocolate! Yes, that is a thing at Serendipity 3! Serendipity 3 is a good place for a late night snack of ten scoops of homemade ice cream, or a chalice of frozen chocolate. There is so much to do in New York, but the food is definitely not a strikeout. The Statue of Liberty is a monument like the Eiffel Tower, the architecture is very similar because they share the same architect: Gustave Eiffel.
#4: Rome, Italy
Rome is the place to go for an ultimate history tour, or for book nerds *cough* Percy Jackson *cough.* You can even go and tour the Colosseum, where Percy and Jason had their epic battle against the twin giants! Besides being a book lover's paradise, it is also known for sightseeing! You might have heard of Pompeii. It kinda went extinct. Anyway, Pompeii is a great place to have a tour of the Roman city of ash. It is a little drive outside of Rome, but it is worth it. Rome is also home to some fabulous restaurants, such as Pane e Salame, a sandwich restaurant where 40 people rated it five stars, according to TripAdvisor. In the end, Rome is a huge history experience, and one that you will never forget.
#5: San Francisco, California
Baseball, food, and landmarks are what make San Francisco what it is. The San Francisco Giants are a big time baseball team. They have one the World Series 8 times! Go see them in a world class stadium, and enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, and pretzels, basically everything cliche about baseball. All the food is amazing, but there is one restaurant that really stands out from the others. The Bimini Twist, an American-Seafood joint, is a restaurant rated 5 stars by 134 people! (Not one person out of 135 people rated it average.) The Golden Gate Bridge is rated the top thing to see in San Francisco. “My favorite thing was the Golden Gate Bridge.” says Valeria Salgado, a 7th grade student. The bridge is rated one of the wonders of the modern world. Before the bridge was built, in the early 1800s, the only way across the water was by boat, and the trip across the water was 27 minutes. The thing that is cool about the bridge is that people doubted the builders, and they did not believe that they could do it. As the bridge was being built, the people were astonished that something like this was possible.
Summer is a time to experience life and take risks and have adventures, or sit on a secluded beach and enjoy the exotic foods, or maybe just hang out with your family at an amusement park, but it is places like these that make vacation time the most fun time of all.
“It’ll be hectic, confusing, and someone will probably cry” said Mr. Bundrick, the band director, before the performance, “but we’re going to do an awesome job and it’ll be rewarding. I’m hoping we’ll do the same or better than we did at the Concert Pub, because we did great at the Concert Pub”
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The Fine Arts Performance is an opportunity to show everything that the fine art programs have been working on for the semester. This year it was held at the Spring Woods main auditorium on May 18 from 6:30-8:00 due to our lack of an auditorium in our current location. Dance and Band are always accepting new people if you are interested in joining.
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Band performed 5 songs. The first is Sweet Caroline, the second song is Best of My Love, and the third is Moves Like Jagger. The fourth is Sledgehammer, and to wrap it up; Celebration.
Hip-Hop will also be performing. The theater program isn't performing but is in charge of sound and lights.
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Goodbye 8th Grade
Picture provided by Mrs. Wood and yearbook
The year is coming to a close, and a whole group of 8th graders are moving forward. Before they leave, they would like to share some wisdom with you, the 6th and 7th graders that will soon be where they are now. This is their goodbye, their advice, and their thoughts about being a student of Cornerstone Academy.
What was the hardest thing about being an 8th grader?
“I would always procrastinate before a test instead of studying for it,” says Ashlyn Feeny
“Geometry, because it’s like a really hard concept, and you skipped lots of stuff in Algebra, and it goes by really fast,” shares Ellie St. Martin about struggles of your average Geometry student.
“You have to be a role model for the little kids,” shares Anthony Nguyen about what he believes to be the most important and hardest thing about being an 8th grader.
What had you wished you had known as a 6th grader coming into Cornerstones?
“Don’t be shy because everyone here is really nice compared to other schools, and don’t worry because you’ll make friends,” shares Anthony Nguyen
“To any 7th grader, try to get any CESITS that you have to do out of the way, like active CESITS because in 8th grade you want to have fun and stuff,” says Erin Tompkins.
“Do not stress. It’s not as hard as you think it’s gonna be,” says Jade Gonzales
What is the best piece of advice you were given as a middle schooler?
“One time Mrs. Wood told me that I should record myself saying vocabulary and anything I need to know for a test, and then play it back just so I could memorize it, and do better on my test, and it works for me, “ shares Jade Gonzales.
“Help other people,” Anthony Nguyen simply said.
“Stay organized,” said Ellie St. Martin.
What’s a studying tip you give to a middle schooler?
“Whenever a teacher gives a you a test review it helps to always do it,” says Ashlyn Feeny.
“Stay after school for tests. They are actually really helpful,” shares Erin Tompkins.
“Put your phone down until you’ve finished homework,” says Ellie St. Martin.
“Don’t study on the last day possible. Study little by little throughout the entire week,” shares Anthony Nguyen.
A question was asked specifically for Geometry students, directed to Algebra students going to Geometry. What advice would you give them?
“You need to study hard and stay after school, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” says Anthony Nguyen.
“It is completely different…, and you have to know Algebra, so just make sure you know all the equations and stuff you learned it Algebra because there’s more work in Geometry, but it’s just a different way of thinking,” shares Erin Tompkins.
“Keep your notes because you’ll have to go back to Algebra things,” says Ashlyn Feeny.
“Study, study, study, study, study, study,” repeats Jade Gonzales.
Finally, what advice would you specifically give the future 8th graders that will be in your position next year?
“Be a good role model… because you're what the 6th and 7th graders look up to, and if you’re being bad or something then they’re gonna be like “Oh that’s ok so we’ll do it to.” shares Anthony Nguyen.
“Try to have as much fun as you can because it is your last year, and you might not get to see your friends again because at Cornerstone kids come from different parts of Spring Branch, so just have fun and take it easy, but still make good grades.” advises Jade Gonzales.
“Try different things, like different CESITS and stuff… because it’s your last time to do it,” shares Ashlyn Feeny.
The 8th graders’ feelings are evident: They will miss Cornerstone. There is no doubt about that, but they want the future and current students of CSA to enjoy their middle school years as much as they did.
As the school year winds down and comes to an end, Cornerstone must also get ready to say goodbye to their 8th grade class, full of friends, role models, and peers. While the 8th graders might be forever leaving the great halls of Cornerstone, they will never forget the moments they spent here. As the infamous Dr. Seuss said “ Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
Here at Cornerstone, students make a lot of memories that 8th graders can now look back on. Many look back on the school dances that Students Council put on. From the Halloween Dance to the Luau, students spent time talking, eating, and even dancing. While the dances are fun, the thing that many students love the most are the field trips.
Throughout their time at Cornerstone, students take trips to colleges like A&M, U of H, Dewberry Farm, and last but certainly not least, Beach Day.
“I love the A&M trip. It was so much fun,” says Jade Gonzales, an 8th grader who shares her great experience of when the whole 8th grade got to take part in a scavenger hunt on the A&M campus.
“Beach day is my favorite thing. You just get to go hang out with your friends,” says Kristen Sanders, another 8th grader, who loves the last field trip of the year to the sandy beaches of Galveston Island.
The fun field trips and activities that occur in the halls of Cornerstone are not the only thing our 8th graders will miss and love. Here we are like a happy family, and many are sad that they will no longer be a part of it.
“ The teachers are engaged in your life, and they know things about you. They are family,” says Jade Gonzales.
Here the teachers are more than mentors and educators. They are our family that help us grow as students and people.
The eccentric staff and teachers are not the only thing that many 8th graders have learned to love here at Cornerstone. Everyone knows that the thing that makes school fun and in some cases, bearable is friends. As many know, students at Cornerstone come from all over the district. This means that people miles apart, who might not have met else.
Unfortunately this also means that many of the bonds made here will have to go their separate ways, but this does not mean that they will be broken.
No matter a student’s a reason for coming to Cornerstone, no student leaves without learning something, whether that be by learning about the Civil War, and picking up Algebra, or by learning to be yourself and to go outside your comfort zone.
“ It (Cornerstone) helped me to know that you need to turn in your work, and that you have to be yourself,” Kristen Sanders. While the 8th graders might be forever leaving Cornerstone, they will never forget the fun things they did, teachers they had, friends they made, and lessons they learned. As long as this schools exists, these memories and traditions will live on in the generations to come.
2) This was from my genetic engineering story, and marks one of my favorite scientific discoveries of the century: Do you ever wish that Jurassic Park was real? If there was a way to bring back species that had gone extinct years and years ago would you do it? Well, there is a way. De-extinction is a scientific process where DNA from an extinct animal is spliced with the DNA of a similar living animal (like a wooly mammoth with an elephant) to create a viable embryo that is placed in a surrogate mother of the after-mentioned similar species. Although originally scientists believed that it was not possible to revive dinosaurs due to the lack of viable cells, but now viable cells were found in T-rex leg after it was accidentally split open, making jurassic park a distant but very real possibility
This past year of writing Bottle Of Science has been a blast, but alas, all good things must end and so this is going be the last BOS that I write. I thought that I would celebrate the end by looking back at the facts that I have done in the past. So here they are the
TOP 5 Bottle Of Science Facts from the past!
3) New research on the infamous T-rex’s jaw strength shows that the king of the dinosaur’s bite was more powerful than we thought. A researcher named Franklin Bates ran a study on this topic and found that fully a grown tyrannosaurus jaw could deliver a bite with 12800 pounds of force behind it. That gives T-rex the strongest bite of any land animal that has ever been discovered, the strongest bite of a land animal that is alive today belongs to the jaguar with only 1350 psi (pressure per square inch).
1 The Jungle Book (2016)
This movie made approximately $103.6 million in North America alone on opening day. A fantastic jungle book adventure of Mowgli in the jungle, where he runs into a monkey king, Baloo, Kaa (the snake), and a tiger that is out to kill him. The first marketing stunt for this movie cost $173 million to make, and it's definitely paid off.
10. The Good Dinosaur
Known to be the biggest flop this movie made its way to one of the top 10 movies for families to see today. It mostly became popular by being pixars first flop by spending $500 million but only bringing in as of right now $131 million.
TOP 5 Bottle Of Science Facts from the past!
1) Forget the goggles, someday we might just have night vision eye drops. All thanks to a peculiar creature called the Dragon fish. This deep sea predator uses chlorophyll in it’s eyes to see in the dark depths near the bottom of the ocean. Scientists in London predict that using a modified technique we could gain night vision by popping a pill or putting in some eye drops in the next few years. (DISCOVERY MAGAZINE).
6. Kung Fu Panda III
This fun movie about a Panda that finally meets his biological family, and according to statistics is the biggest movie in China. It is also surprisingly the biggest movie in India too. One cool fact is that one-third of it was made in China and the rest in America. The creators of the film took martial arts classes to better understand their characters. Fans also hope to be seeing 3 more films for a total of 6 chapters.
5. The Wizard of Oz
A well known classic this movie is where a girl gets thrown into a huge tornado where she ends up in the land of Oz. She meets a cowardly lion whose costume was made from real lion skin and weighed 35 lbs. She also meets a scarecrow who wants a brain and a Tin Man who wants a heart whose oil is actually chocolate syrup. They then run into these Munchkins and a good witch. And actually Dorothy's dog was being paid more than the Munchkins. On her journey to go home she runs into the Wicked Witch of the West whose makeup was actually toxic, so she had to live on a liquid diet so she wouldn't accidentally ingest her make up. Dorothy eventually makes it home to her family and the lion gets his courage, the tin man gets a heart, and the scarecrow gets a brain.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A well known movie based off of J.K Rowling's famous book series . Some of you are disappointed that it isn't exactly like the book like how Peeves is missing from the movie. Another difference is that Hermione Granger has buckteeth but in the movie she doesn't, and Emma Watson almost wore buckteeth in the movie but she couldn't speak with them on, so they got rid of them. Also J.K Rowling played a big part in the making of the movie for example she hand picked Alan Rickman to play Snape, and gave him crucial information about the character that readers and moviegoers don't find out till The Deathly Hallows. During the movie it is also revealed in the movie that the 12th use for dragon's blood is oven cleaner. And last but not least the actors would do their homework on set to make the school setting more real.
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4) This was from the october halloween edition and is one of my all time favorite facts: Do you ever wonder how people came to imagine the stories of werewolves? Well it could be explained by a disorder called “Clinical Lycanthropy”. The disorder causes the victim to have vivid hallucinations of transforming into an animal like state (like a werewolf), and changes their behavior to match the animal. Although wolves are the most common of the hallucinations, victims can see themselves tuning into Horses, birds, lizards and even insects.
4. Inside Out
A wonderful film where five emotions Joy, Anger, Disgust, Sadness, and Fear live inside Riley's brain but did you know there were originally the six emotions the 6th emotion was surprise but was eventually just turned into fear. Joy is paired with Sadness to try and find Riley's missing memory, but in an earlier version Joy was paired with Fear. There were also a pride and depression emotion, but they later got edited out.
5) This fact was from the prehistory edition, and marked the end of my list of enlarged versions or modern day animals: To top off our list of giant versions of animals alive today, is a creature that can spawn your darkest nightmares. Meet Titanoboa the largest snake in the world! Measuring at 43 feet long and weighing in at 2500 pounds (1.25 tons) this snake was large enough to eat crocodiles for breakfast. As the name suggests, this animal was in the boa family like Anacondas and Boa Constrictors and Pythons. Despite his fearsome reputation (which he deserves) Titanoboa would have spent a lot of time resting and digesting his last meal, and might only hunt once a year (due to the large size of its prey).
This lovely movie about sisterly love has some secrets like any other movie. For example the actor who played the beloved Olaf improved most of his lines. The writer Hans Christian Anderson who wrote the snowqueen which the movie is strongly based off of got 4 characters named after him. The characters are Han, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven. Another fun fact is that Elsa has more strands of hair than Rapunzel.
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national junior honor society
By: Leila Madanizadeh
It is a great honor to be a member of National Junior Honor Society. Scholarship, Character, Service, and Leadership are the qualities found in each and everyone of its members. Community service is the main activity of this organization. People interested in being selected for this honor must have a certain qualifications, such as good grades.
When talking to Ms. Walpole, one of the NJHS co-chairs, she said she would recommend people to NJHS that, “are strong students and have an overall dedication of serving others.”
To qualify for NJHS according to Ms. Leger, the other co-chair, "Students are invited into NJHS if their grades from the first six week to the 5th six week (in 7th grade) average to an 88 or higher."
This is only part of it however. You must also prove that you are suited for a spot in the NJHS community, by providing examples of how you show leadership skills, citizenship, character, and service through a questionnaire.
NJHS unlike Student Council focuses on things outside of school, in the community.
“We concentrate on providing services to the community,” shares Walpole.
Some examples of NJHS’s work from this year is their trip to Kid’s Meals, preparing lunches for children who aren’t provided with any. Their annual Christmas visit to a retirement home for bingo and carols, and their trip to the Houston Food Bank. Another example is NJHS’s Valentine's Day Fundraiser. Finally, their annual Spring Fling, providing Ridge Crest Elementary students with an Easter celebration they might not receive anywhere else.
Once a student is accepted into NJHS they are inducted at the end of the their 7th grade year, but their work in the community does not start until their 8th grade year. A student also does not receive their certificate of completion, a certificate verifying involvement in the organization until the end of 8th grade if the student completed all their assigned duties.
NJHS requires a minimum of 12 service hours a semester, outside of the organization, and not during school hours. This means that for example a student volunteered for 4 hours at a local church fundraiser, 6 hours at their public library, and 2 hours babysitting their neighbors dog. No compensation, money must given in order for the hours to qualify, and a parent or adult must sign a form, confirming that the hours were completed.
In order to receive the certificate at the end of the year, students must also attend every meeting, missing no more than 3, and they must also attend every NJHS field trip such as the Food Bank field trip.
There are also opportunities for students to take on officer positions in NJHS if they so choose. The officers are elected by the other NJHS members by vote, and anyone in NJHS can run as long as they write a speech and present it. Officer positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. Each position holds an extra set of duties, and any member wishing to take on one of the tasks, must be willing to follow through with the position.
Another part of NJHS that students around CSA may have noticed is that they run the snack cart on Tuesdays and Thursdays. NJHS students work in pairs around 1 or 2 times every semester, selling snacks to hungry CSA students during after school tutorials.
Failure to complete any of NJHS qualifications can result in a student's removal from the group though it has not happened much in the past. NJHS has been a rewarding opportunity in the past for many students, giving them a chance to help the community they live in everyday. It is not for everyone, but if you are a person who loves to lead, to help the less fortunate, to make someone's day, or to just make someone smile, NJHS might be for you.
9. The Princess Bride
Even though this is a well known classic movie today it wasn't that popular when it first came out. The Princess Bride really only started becoming popular after it came out on VCR. One fun fact about it is that Andre the Giant disliked the food on set so much he took his week off and drove to France where he got some of his favorite French foods. Also Robin Wright who played Buttercup was originally from Texas but had no trouble getting an English accent because her dad was originally from England.
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2. The Jungle Book (1967)
This amazing movie about a kid who is raised in a jungle was one of Germany's biggest films of all time! The vultures in this movie were also supposed to be voiced by the world famous musicians The Beatles. The Jungle Book an amazing movie was actually the last movie that Walt Disney himself ever worked on. This movie was also developed into one of the biggest American films The Jungle Book (2016)
This well known movie became one of the biggest March openings ever. Even though it is considered a little kids movie approximately 76% of the audience was over 25 years of age. It also made $232.5 million worldwide in the first three weeks. It Is also the longest cartoon story Disney has ever told. In the movie there are 64 different species of animals living in Zootopia.In each movie the news caster also changes in which country you watch it in.
Throughout America and the rest of the world, many cases of road homicide have been investigated. Though this seems quite extreme, it has unfortunately become very common in the past few years.
Deaths like this also occur in our own town of Houston. In fact, they are a very common case for investigators and officers in Texas. With dozens of shootings throughout the states, an effective solution is an extremely debatable issue for political figures.
You may ask, how can frustration behind the wheel lead to a death or an injury? Usually, the shooter has a weapon in his vehicle, and if they are provoked on the road, the consequences can be disastrous. In many cases, the shooter will either leave the vehicle to attack, or follow the victim until they decide to fire.
For example, on January 28, 2016, in North Houston a woman was shot and killed by a man on a busy highway. As she was driving with her friend during rush hour, another car pulled alongside hers, and fired two shots which lead to her death. Her surviving friend explained her friend had cut off the shooter’s vehicle only minutes before the shots were fired. In many cases, it may take months to find the culprit, or they may never be found at all.
I believe we should have more control over road rage and take action. We should teach the attackers to put to guns down, and let it go. Another way to protect drivers is to forbid people from keeping guns in any place but the trunk inside their vehicle. That way, if they are provoked, they cannot cause physical harm to other driver. Although this law will be difficult to enforce due to the Second Amendment, I strongly believe it is the right thing to do for the sake of thousands of families and lives throughout the world. Because honestly, would you rather be the cause of a death because you were angered due to a careless accident, or be able to control your anger in a healthy way?
I hope you chose the second; the driver’s mistake was not targeted towards you. All humans and even animals make mistakes, if you ever find yourself in this case, remember this. Remember you make mistakes daily, and so does the other driver.
Do you want a Nintendo console that is predicted to be even stronger than the Xbox one? Well now it is possible. In November 2016-2017 Nintendo will release a new next generation console called the NX that has higher expectations than the Xbox one or the Wii U. Nintendo leaving the Wii family to try out a whole new console is risky. Meanwhile many gamers will have a lack of new games because the shortage of merchandise till the new NX. The Wii U only had 8 new titles remaining to come out much later this year, and the NX is not coming out till May. Many rumors have spread about new titles that will be realized with the NX release.The titles that are predicted to be on the NX are Smash Bros, New Legend of Zelda ,Wii U, Mario Maker, Splatoon. Multiple unannounced Wii U projects were moved over to NX, so it would be highly possible that the Zelda Wii U game might be on the NX instead of the Wii U or on both titles.
Unlike Zelda, other titles like Smash Bros and Mario Maker would probably not be changed for the NX because Mario Maker needs a touch screen. This allows gamers to assume that the NX would need some sort of touch screen. Smash Bros has been a wild card over the years. Nintendo constantly changes its game all the time, deleting characters, stages, items, and battle modes. They then add new characters stages, battle modes, etc., so the controller does not even matter since the game changes all the time. Another mystery gamers do not know is if the new system has a portable mode. There is a rumor of the NX being like the 3DS where gamers can take the system on the road. The problem with this theory is that the portable system probably will not have the option to save data that the home NX has unless it has some sort of Nintendo cloud of putting the memory chip from the NX. Another theory is that the game would have graphics which is fine , but would be more enjoyable in high depth.Most games on a home console have some type of wifi add in the game, but in this case you probably can not play the wifi version. There is another possibility that the portable would not actually be mobile, but have a wire like the Wii U game pad which would hardly be as effective unless your console is 10 feet from you when you play the game.
Courtesy of CNN
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The Importance of Sunscreen
By Arwen Lineberry
Nintendo NX prediction
Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart
May 31. 2016
The story, the battles, and dating are all things Fire Emblem Fates has going for it as the latest game in the RPG (role playing game)series Fire Emblem .The game, although under one title, is separated into 3 games Fire Emblem Birthright,Conquest and Revalation each with their own story line but in the same time and world.This review will only be of Fire Emblem Birthright
The story line is a thing that many people love.It's one of those stories that you can pay no attention to what so ever and just do the battles, or you can read the text boxes and understand the story which is really good.You are a prince born to the Hoshidians, but at a young age were stolen by the Norians and raised as a Norian.Then about 18 years during a war between Nohr and Hoshido, in a recon mission you get captured by Hoshido who says you are part of their royal family and make you sit on a magical throne to get your memories back and you do.Finally you are taken to war in order to help one side but you are given the choice of which kingdom.
The battle style in Fire Emblem is an odd but unique way to battle like the weapons style of rock, paper, scissors for example.Lances and daggers are paper, swords and magic are rock, and axes and bows are scissors.But that's not just the only thing you should be looking for even if you have a lance against a sword doesn't mean you will win the lance can have a lower attack than the enemy's health points and the sword might do more damage than your characters health points meaning you will lose the battle.
The dating is super simple if you team 2 characters up when they attack together,or if one uses magic on the other one they get hearts.Eventually when they get enough hearts their relationship improves and they move up a relationship class(C,B,A,S).When you get to S rank with someone of the opposite gender you get married. There is a little video and you have a kid that you need to go save.
This is one of the best games of 2016 that anyone with a DS needs to try.
Out of almost 40 million American teenagers, only about one third of them use sunscreen. This explains why 80 percent of these teens report getting sunburned over the summer. Most teenagers are either not aware or do not care about the damage solar radiation (UVA and UVB rays) can cause to the skin. In this case, ignorance is not bliss.
Although skin cancers caused by solar radiation do not usually affect burnt tanning teens early on, the use of sunscreen is crucial to keeping your skin healthy. On average, 23 percent of a person’s total sun exposure occurs from ages zero to eighteen, so shielding your skin cells from this solar radiation is a top priority.
For women, the rates of melanoma (a fatal form of skin cancer) occurrences have doubled in the last thirty years. One of the main reasons for this is tanning beds. After just one use, a woman’s risk of developing melanoma increases by 23 percent. After more than a year, the risk has heightened to a frightening 61 percent. Is your life really equivalent to a nice tan? The answer is no.
As previously mentioned, melanoma is the most dangerous of the three most common skin cancers. It is estimated that melanoma is the cause of around 10,130 deaths each year. Is that tanning bed still seeming like a good idea?
The other two most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They are not as serious, but are still scary. Hugh Jackman, the Wolverine, had to have basal cell carcinoma removed in surgery.
"An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups," Hugh Jackman announced to his Twitter followers.
Apparently, sunburns are bigger issues than they currently seem. So, how can we prevent them? The easy answer from most parents is sunscreen. But that is not always true. Yes, sunscreen is effective, but it won’t always keep you safe from the sun.
When picking protection, most people look at what a product’s sun protection factor (SPF) is. It is recommended that you use an SPF of at least 30, but if you have fair skin, please take higher precautions. Even though it is important to have a high SPF rated sunscreen, there is more to be worried about. Regular sunscreen only protects against UVB rays. UVA rays can still penetrate your skin. That is why it is important to buy a sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum”, that way you are protected from both types of solar radiation.
Even still, broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen can still not be enough. If you are exposed to the sun for a long period of time, say the whole day, you will either have to reapply every hour or so or use a sunblock such as zinc oxide. Sunblocks work differently than sunscreens. They reflect the rays away from your skin, saving your vulnerable epidermis. Zinc oxide and its chemical cousin Titanium oxide are sunblock agents that save many lifeguards from skin damage.
Many people do not like to use sunblocks because they are completely white, and people do not find them attractive, but that is no excuse. Sunblocks come in clear colors as well. Always check to see how much sunscreen or sunblock you need to be applying. Studies show that many people do not use enough protection, thus resulting in a burn. Also, it is still important to wear sunscreen when the sky is filled with clouds. The sunlight can reflect off of water droplets in the clouds and onto your skin. Overall, it is important to apply sunscreen daily to keep skin healthy.
by Michael Sledge
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