Ponyboy Bio Poem By Dylan Ferentzy Ponyboy Curtis Relative of Sodapop and Darry Curtis Individual, caring, thoughtful, happy Lover of Cherry Valance Who feels, like there shouldn’t be any fighting Who has been through a lot Who needs an idea for his essay Who feared being arrested Who gave everyone a reason to be happy … Continue reading Ponyboy Bio Poem
Nanotechnology. Genetics. Our technology today is quite better than it was, say, 100 years ago. But what would happen if we advanced our capabilities? In his book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend, Ray Kurzweil describes the Singularity as “a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its … Continue reading How Will We Advance Our Technology?
There’s plenty of creatures out there. We haven’t even discovered most of them. Do you believe in creatures like the Sasquatch? Scientists called Cryptozoologists study creatures called cryptids, which are creatures that science has yet to explain. They study every day, finding proof that these strange animals do exist. These people travel the globe … Continue reading What Do You Believe?
Scientists have recently discovered a terrestrial planet which they called Kepler-186f. It appears to be similar to Earth, and fully habitable. What could this mean? Kepler-186f may be habitable. It has a radius similar to Earth. It has it’s own smaller solar systems, with a few planets orbiting it. Some scientists think that the planet … Continue reading Kepler-186f
This week, Russia beat Finland in Belarus’ 2014 hockey tournament. It was an anticipated win for Russia, putting them in first place. Earlier, Finland had beat the Czech Republic 3 to 0. Russia had beaten Sweden 3 to 1. When the time came, the two teams collided head-to-head. Russia scored multiple goals, only to … Continue reading Russia vs. Finland
I can’t wait for the 2014 World Cup! 32 countries, 16 games. Who will win? Brazil announced that they would host the World Cup in 2013. Many fans were excited, but others protested because of the amount of public money used to fund the World Cup. Police held the protesters back. Security measures will … Continue reading Musing for 5/20/14
Happy Cinco De Mayo! It’s that time of year again when the Spanish people celebrate. But why? We commonly think of Cinco De Mayo as “The Fifth of May”. It’s actually the date that the Spaniards won a huge conflict against France called The Battle of Puebla. However, they were captured by France later. … Continue reading Musing for 5/5/14
Musing for 4/28/14 It’s still a mystery. What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Many people are really trying their hardest to figure it out. Many theories are being stated as possible. What are they? Most experts believe the plane had a problem with the engines and crashed. Others say it was turbulence … Continue reading Musing for 4/28/14
It was my birthday yesterday, and I’m thirteen now! A company called Advanced Cell Technology has recently made a surprising statement: It has created new human embryonic stem cells by fusing DNA from an adult with an enucleated egg cell, a form of human cloning. Many scientists believe this is a new form of cloning. What would … Continue reading Musing for 4/21/14
The Final Hour for March Madness has been decided. It was the Huskies! I’m so happy. But there’s a more important event to write about. It’s the natural disasters that have been happening! The first one to happen recently was an 8.2 magnitude near Chile occurred on April 3rd. It caused six deaths and prompted … Continue reading Musing for 4/8/14
Will the ivory hunt ever stop? Since the 18th century, poachers have been killing elephants and taking their tusks for money. The tusks contain a mineral called ivory, which is incredibly expensive. It’s worth a lot of money. Many groups are trying to prevent this, but will it work? China is responsible for most of … Continue reading Musing for 3/31/14
The Crimean Crisis of 2014 has ended! The armies of Russia have withdrawn and annexed Crimea. Why, though? The country of Ukraine has been dealing with protests due to civil unrest and government corruption. The protests have mostly taken place in Kiev. The military attacked protesters with guns and bombs, not unlike the Egyptian Revolutions … Continue reading Musing for 3/24/14
It was a cold day in November, and it had snowed the night before. My brother and I were bored, trying to see if there was a single show on TV at that moment. “Do you guys want to go skiing?” my father asked. My brother Austin and I exclaimed “Yeah!” in unison. So we … Continue reading Ski Trip