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what is religion 

 I believe that religion is believing in a high power to look after you and or seek help to . No to some people religion is just some way to get money or just a conspiracy to get people to buy or belive in something that is not true nor real.For most people GOD is the first thing that comes to mind when in al reality religion can be anything for "eating a water melon before bed because the seeds will make you stronger " to "cleaning a house every week will help lift the spirits and bring good luck".At the end of the day religion is defined by believing in something and sticking to it in my opinion.

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Are My Hands Clean?

What are some different messages?

some different messages are that to make the clothes that wear before they get to us the go through a lot of countries and regions of the world that forces people to work for little to no money

How do you answer the question?

I think that mine are not clean because of the fact that i know the hard ships that they face and yet i still keep buying then and supplying the manufactures with money 

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journal #4

what was one of the worst jobs you ever had to do?

When I was younger my family owned a corner store and for my friends they thought it was really  awesome but for me on the other hand  it was not. Behind all the food and money was a team of people that never stopped working because it was constantly always being rushed for the demand of food and goods.My job when i got home from school and until it was closed was to fill up all the refrigerators with all of the soda and juice that it had so that they would be cold for the morning rush. I had to carry,move and sell stuff that I had to put back at the end of the day. It was not AYZE YOFii

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10% Project

Scientists first began experimenting with invisibility in the early nineties, where they would place a very small piece of fiber optic material underneath a microscope. Afterwards, they would shine a very small laser on the material. As a result, the material appears invisible under the microscope. However, the process had to be very specific, and the procedure very precise, otherwise, it wouldn’t work. Not only that, but the scale was so small at only nanometer, that the whole discovery, while impressive, was entirely impractical. However, as the years went by, and as technology grew, scientists found more and more ways to test invisibility.


By far, the largest scaled experiment was conducted in 2004 by professors in Texas University when they took a hand-sized mirror and placed under several lights and cameras in a completely gray room. There, they electrically heated the mirror up to an enormous degree until it reached a point where the mirror reflected any light hitting it, making it appear gray and virtually invisible. This has a sort of ‘mirage effect’, which can be commonly seen on long, hot roads. However, despite the impressive scale, a suit that operated in a similar way would burn the user alive due to it having to be heated up to such an intense degree.


The most recent, and potentially most likely way for scientists to achieve full-scale invisibility came in the form of micro fibers. These little fibers were smaller than a single wavelength of light, which was required for what it was designed to do. When light hits it, it causes the light to diverge, or split, and go around the microfiber, making the fiber itself appear invisible. However, this is the smallest scale to date, and would require centuries of increasing technology and research before it may have some practical use. Still, it is effective, and impressive.


Invisibility has always been something only seen in the movies, but with enough effort, scientists may finally be able to make that a reality.

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Humanities Portfolio 2012

Throughout the year I feel that I have grown, not only as a student but also as a person. Most of my pieces of work have been about family and friends, and through these I learned many different things about them. One example of this was in the beginning of the year we wrote about a piece of art that we observed. We got to choose which piece to look at and I chose one that sister did. It was of a circus elephant standing on top of a ball, and all around it was a rainbow shooting out from every side. I talked about how this was the perfect embodiment of my sister as a person. That she always liked the odd thing, like an elephant standing on a ball, but she also liked to make surreal images that are left in your mind.

Later in the year I compared that very same image of an elephant to a memory that I had of my friend and I playing paintball. I said “In those six seconds I had enough cover to stand up and sprint across the field firing blindly with my left hand (probably not hitting anything but scaring the opponents). I looked over and I was reminded of a picture that my sister once painted. It was a picture of an elephant standing on top of a ball, with colors shooting out of it. I felt kind of like that elephant, precariously perched with colors flying at me from all directions.” This story always bring a smile to my face because it makes me think of how lucky I am to have such a great family, and such great friends. 

About two months later we wrote a paper about our different linguistic backgrounds. As an Irish/German/American I had a lot to say about the many different languages that go on with my family. I said in my language autobiography that “It’s really confusing when people speak all of their languages at the same time (In my family). I am the only one who can understand all of the languages. I can’t speak them back, but I act as an interpreter.”

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10% Project: Genetic Manipulation

For my 10% project, I read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. After reading the book, I was curious about genetic manipulation and the idea of genetic hierarchy, so I decided to write a reflective study based on those topics.

Click Here for the study.

Click Here for the Keynote presentation I made about genetic manipulation.
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Whats in a pitch

So I was having a hard time trying to pick and idea for this project.  But then I just decied to pick something from sports to use because that is what I do most of my projects on.  So i decied to use baseball and how science plays a part in different types of pitches in baseball.  Because in baseball there is like 10 different pitch and each one moves a different way.  But there is a science reason behind why they move a different way.  So I am here to show you.
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