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Mi nombre es Joe

Tengo treintanueve años

Soy de Georgia pero vivo en Alabama

Soy gordo

Soy aburrid

Me gusta comer

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Malik Tliil (Johan Rosero)

This experience has encouraged me to extend my use of spanish for not only in-class purposes but also to comunicate with friends outside of class who speak spanish. This experience helped me comprehend and use spanish in a forma of which i use a language everyday. Due to the constant frequency of usage on face book i am able to apply my spanish to things i see and say every day. like for example likes on a status. when listing who likes the status in spanish "A" is before all the names. also when i like a status the "a" changes to "a ti y". this is just an example of one of the many statements used on Facebook that i know know how to say in spanish. 
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Matthew Ginnetti Benchmark Reflection

​Web sight:

My part:

  • How did you group go about making a decision for what to focus on for the project?
    We talked over and discussed ways to make voting the most convenient and we all decided on weekend voting. Weekend voting is the most convient way to vote which in turn will increase voter turn out. 

  • 11th grade Essential ? - What is the role of the individual in creating and sustaining change? 
    As an individual we a make our on creations and we morph them together with other individuals creation.

  • How has your understanding of the electoral process and whether or not the US is a democracy evolved during this unit?
    Well I have learned how much of the population of the US actually votes, I learned how voting si extremely inconvenient and how that may be a reason for the lack of voter turn out.

  • How did you decide to best relay a message to a national audience with your marketing campaign?
    We decided to market our idea with a solid video that grabs the attention of people.
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Natikwa Goodwin Quarter 1 Benchmark

Pancakes Ingredients

1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 large egg

1 cup of milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


First you gather all your ingredients and proper utensils

Using a large bowl you first place the flour in it, following with the baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, milk, and butter.

You then mix all the ingredients for about 10 minutes or until all the ingredients are mixed well.

Then you must place a large frying pan on the stove with the burner at about medium-high heat. 

Then pour a spoon full of grease into the pan.

Pour the mix into the pan making circular motions.

Let the pancakes cook until the edges begin to turn light brown.

Flip the pancakes

Let the other side cook all the way through.

Their done :)


The pancakes I made are 100% processed. All the ingredients included in my recipe are not homemade. They all come from across the country and are grown differently individually before they make it to my kitchen. In each serving the recipe creates about 4 nice sized pancakes. After being prepared there are roughly about 250 calories in these pancakes. There is also about 2g of fat after the pancakes are prepared. The ingredients in the pancakes are not harmful to the body, and aren't hard to process. Wheat is a cereal grain that is grown throughout the entire world. Baking powder is also listen in my ingredients also known as by the chemical formula NaHCO3. Common table salt is used in the ingredients, which is known as NaCl. After buying all the ingredients to this meal the costs comes out to be no more than $20. This meal ends up being much more than it would cost to purchase pancakes from a fast food restaurant such as McDonalds or Burgerking. McDonalds pancakes have about 400 calories, which is almost double the amount as the ones that I made. The people that made the most off of my meal would be the market, and the different farms that the products migrated from. The milk that is used in my ingredients came from a cow. That cow most likely lives on a farm, and grew up on different estrogen and hormone medicines. If I was to care for my own cow the milk would be much safer to drink. It would have much less ingredients I’ve never heard of, and won’t be as harmful. Just like cows, chickens also grow up o farms taking different steroids to make them much larger and to get more out of one. Eggs that come from chickens are greatly effected by the different hormones that are given to the chickens during their lifespan. If I was to grow my own chicken, the eggs produced would be much less harmful being as though it doesn’t have as many artificial hormones added.

Personal Reflection

I have come to learn a lot during the 1st quarter of my science and society class. During this quarter we learned value information that can help our every day lives. In this class we discussed way to better ourselves, and our bodies. We learned different ways of how to stay healthy and how to stay fit. During the 1st quarter of this class we learned about food, nutrition, and healthy eating.

It is always important to know and understand what you are putting in your body. Everything is not always good for you. From this class we studied different types of common foods that we all eat on a daily basis. We took these different foods learned how they are prepared before they get to our plates. We watched a movie that went through the entire process of chicken is prepared before it gets to our plates. This movie puts what you eat into a different perspective.

From this class I now question a lot of more of what I eat. I learned that everything is always good for you, even some things cooked at home. I've learned the true differences between organic and regular foods. We went over the pro's and con's of organic food, and does it actually make a difference. Prices of foods can also vary depending on what types of food you are buying, we went over how healthier eating also means much more expensive.

I learned a lot in this class during this quarter, from watching chickens brutally get slaughtered for the welfare of human beings, to learning about the Western Diet which includes everything I love to eat. This class taught a lot.

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Amber Altomare Q1 Benchmark

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Pumpkin Bread


2 cups of Flour

2 Teaspoons cinnamon

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

3 Large Eggs

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 Cups of Pureed Pumpkin


Cooking Tools:

Measuring Cup


Sifter (helpful but not required)

Large Mixing Bowl

9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan ( multiple smaller ones would suffice ) 



Preheat the oven to 325°F

Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. 

Combine the flour mixture and sugar mixture.

Mix well 

Coat not non-stick pans with butter and flour

Bake for an hour and 5 minutes.

Let cool for 15 minutes. 


How to Puree Pumpkins

Preheat the oven to 350°

Obtain a medium sized pumpkin

Quarter the pumpkin

Bake for 45 minutes

The skin should look shriveled (this makes it easy to pull off) 

Pull the skin off and put in a blender or food processor

If you are using a blender,  add a bit of water

You now have pureed pumpkin!


How to sift

To sift, either use a sifter or you could lay out a piece of wax paper and slowly release the flour and sprinkle other ingredients as you go along. You basically just want a flour mixture that isn't thickly packed.  


Calories: 205


Fat: 11 grams


Saturated Fat: 1 gram


Protein: 3 grams


Carbohydrates: 26 grams


Sugar: 12 grams


Fiber: 1 gram


Cholesterol: 35 milligrams


Sodium: 154 milligrams




The flour I used was America's Choice, it is manufactured by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. The flour contains MSG, wheat, gluten and corn as allergens. Ingredients in the flour are Wheat Flour Bleached Enriched (Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Monoitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2, Folic Acid (Vitamin AB)), and Barley Malted Flour. The only controversial ingredient listed is the Barley Malted Flour so I'm only going to look at this one closer. Barley Malted Flour is used for it's roots, they are made by the flour being sprouted and and then tampered with through water and heat and then dried. I couldn't find anything that said why it's bad or why food facts said it's controversial. The general conclusion for this flour is that it is not that bad for you.

The Cinnamon I used is made by Han-Dee-Pak and while there isn't anything to say about the ingredients of the cinnamon, it is the only ingredient, I will write about Han-Dee-Pak. The company started out family owned and is now owned by McCormick. McCormick is a huge franchise that just keeps buying more and more companies worldwide.  McCormick has been running since 1889. 

I used Arm & Hammer baking soda, which i find weird that Arm & Hammer makes items that could be used for baking and clothes detergent. Arm & hammer makes all kinds of deodorizers such as carpet cleaner, pool maintenance tablets, refrigerator air fresheners, and trash bags. This item contains sodium bicarbonate. This item worries me because there are warnings for stomach warnings. Children under 5 are not even supposed to consume it at all.  The baking soda is manufactured by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. This company is very centered around wildlife conservation awareness. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846. They are the leading source of baking soda, also the only one I've ever heard of. Church & Dwight is in contract with XTRA, SUPER SCOOP, NICE'N FLUFFY, Unilever oral care, which brings CLOSE-UP and SPINBRUSH and Carter-Wallace, Inc., which entailed APRID and LAMBERT KAY. TROJAN, NAIR, and FIRST RESPONSE came with Armkel LLC. In house care, they are in contract with Orange Glo International, which owns OXI CLEAN, KABOOM, and ORANGE GLO. I wonder how Arm & Hammer thought it was a god idea to make an item used in baking and so many house products. I would like to know how closely these items are manufactured and how sure they are that their products are safe. 

I used Argos Baking Powder, this item contains sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, Corn starch and mono calcium phosphate. These products are all considered safe for food application. It is used to leaven breads and things. I found sodium bicarbonate to be a medicine that is used for heartburn and indigestion issues or "to make your blood or urine less acidic." I'm glad it does this but why is it used in an item I use to cook? Sodium bicarbonate is also the only ingredient in baking soda. I can't find anything for the company, There are some things that say something about retail but never goes in depth for the company. 

I used salt, in salt, there is sodium.

I'm pretty sure the eggs were probably made the bad way and not cage-free. 

The pumpkin I cut and pureed myself. There are alternatives like Libby's Pumpkin. I wanted to make this by myself because I wanted to learn how to do it. I'm sure that the pumpkin probably came from a pumpkin patch. It was kind of a large pumpkin so maybe it had some fertilizers and I'm sure pesticides.

                  In this unit, I have learned the importance of knowledge of the food industry because it is good to know what they are doing to what we consume. Almost nothing is natural and untouched and I believe this is a problem with society, especially the fact that we let it get this far. It's mostly greed, not need, that has brought us to this.. and laziness. The human race  is perfectly capable of making their own food, it's been done. We would just rather have someone else do it. I would like to grow my own food and eat it but my issue is that I don't eat enough vegetables so I probably wouldn't eat anything I grew. I'm not going to grow chicken either because I am not will-minded enough to kill and eat one so my life relies on the market. Darn. I already don't drink soda or eat chips. I really need to start making and eating my own dinners, though. My meals consist of cereal, no lunch and then frozen pizza or pasta. Definitely not the healthiest food choices.

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No Child Left Behind Act

Benchmark: Click Here

I did my benchmark on the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). To me this was interesting because it was a bill that actually became a law and it had it affects on our society. I think this was also interesting because it went from being a bill to a law in a short period of time. My difficulties with this project was trying to get my point across in more simple words to where others could follow along. My reasoning for having the three videos because I wanted to show the pros and cons of the bill. Then I have the storyboard to visually show how the bill became a bill in a very short period of time. This project help me think outside the box and use my creative mind in a way and I'm glad I did this project.
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Food Benchmark

Lemon Squares

Ingredients needed:

3 organic eggs

6 tablespoons of organic butter

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 cup of lemon juice

One small package of whole grain graham crackers

2 oz. can of condensed milk

7 small lemons

1 cup of cream cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 11inch pan with butter or vegetable oil cooking spray.

2. Lay graham crackers across 11 inch pan and lightly pour one of the three tablespoons of sugar over the crackers.

3. Place the pan with graham crackers and sugar in the oven for 20 minutes. Do not turn off the oven after baking the crust.

4. In a medium sized bowl, stir the lemon juice, 3 eggs, condensed milk, organic butter, and cream cheese until smooth. 

5. Pour the filling over the crust and smoothen with a spatula. Bake the filling and crust in 11 inch pan for 20 more minutes.

6. After baking, cover the pan and refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.


I would say about 60% of this meal is organic while the remaining 40% is processed. The healthy/organic portion would be the whole grain graham crackers, organic eggs, lemon juice, condensed milk, and the organic butter. The unhealthy/processed portion of the ingredients would be the cream cheese, sugar, and maybe the graham crackers. I did a majority of my shopping for the ingredients at Whole Foods in Philadelphia in the section of the store that is local so the eggs, butter, sugar, lemons, and cream cheese are all from local farmers. The ingredients I am not sure about are the graham crackers, condensed milk, lemon juice, and sugar. Looking at the maps and date from the Whole Foods website, it seems the food that traveled the furthest was from California while the closest was from a farm in a Philadelphia suburb. In total, the cost of the ingredients for this meal was about $26. Had I purchased the ingredients from a grocery store that serves more processed foods like PathMark or ACME, the price would have been cheaper, maybe around $15-20. Purchasing foods from nearby farms is good for the environment because the food has less distant to travel, which means The only problem with purchasing organically grown ingredients and foods is the lack of pesticides and fertilizers. While this seems like a healthy alternative because there is less poison, there is a higher risk of insects getting into the foods. For obvious reasons, the food would have been MUCH cheaper had I grown it myself since lemon seeds are cheaper than actual lemons and supermarket groceries are always going to cost more because of the third party needing to make a profit. 


This unit has taught me a lot about the food industry and how hypocritical and terrible it can be. I learned about all of the schemes and behind the scenes lies that are conducted to hide the real ingredients in the United States' most popular dishes and now I am more aware of what I am putting in my body. While Science & Society has taught me a lot about the negatives, I can honestly say that I am more acquainted with the wordy ingredients and I know what I should and shouldn't eat. The Food Inc. video has forced me to want to eat healthier and support certain food companies and abandon others. Videos like this should be much more viral because I would say a majority of the United States' citizens do not know what they are cooking or purchasing. Then again, I think it's pretty easy to figure out what foods are not so great, i.e. 20 chicken nuggets at McDonalds are $5 which is ridiculous because real chicken is not that cheap. The general public is also to blame because we haven't been taking the time to do our own research and find out what we're consuming.

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Nastia Liukin

Su nombre es Nastia Liukin. Tiene 22 años. Pero vive en Moscow, Russia. Ella es baja y guapa. Es deportista y trabajadora. Le encanta pasar un rato con amigos y leer. No le gusta nada hablar por teléfono ni nadar. 
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Se llama Mariah Carey  . Ella  es tiene cuarenta años  . ES de New York pero vivo en New Jersey. Es ella muy muy bonita , alta y  también es muy muy talentosa . Es muy sociable sin embargo es timida . Le encanta ir de compras y cantar . No le gusta nada cocinar ni practicar deportes . ¡Mariah es un amor de gente!


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Mi Amor Ahshar

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Su nombre es Ahshar Williams. Tiene catorce años. Es de Filadelfia. Él es un poquito alto y guapo. Él es bobo pero encantador. Más o menos loco a veces. ¡Mi también! Le encanta cantar y jugar videojuegos. Sin embargo no le gusta nada bailar en frente a su novia ni ir a la escuela.
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Su nombre es Eminem y slim Shady. Tiene trientaynueve años y es de Detroit, Michigan. Él es muy muy serio pero comico, simpático y trabajador y un poquito alto y más o menos sociable. Le encanta cantar, escuchar música y escribir. No le gusta nada bailar.
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US Anti-Abortion Laws

I wanted to choose something that I didn't think anyone else would choose. I also wanted to pick something that was going to be of somewhat interest to me. I chose the anti-abortion law because I figured, "hey, that's not something anyone else will probably think of. I'm sure a lot of people are going to be doing historical bills and things that happened a while ago." So I chose my topic from there. 
I chose the Prezi format for my project because it gave me the opportunity to 1. explore a new learning tool and 2. give my viewers something other than a Keynote or Powerpoint to look at. It was definitely something new and something I needed to get used to, but I learned a lot from the program itself.
In the process of completing this project, a lot of things began to happen in my life. Things got really hectic at home and I began to get really sick. I also damaged my achilles tendon, so being exhausted from the cast the doctors had me in, left me falling asleep at 7pm, not finishing my homework or projects. I also was just dreading doing the research I had to do because honestly, I, myself was making it seem a lot harder than it actually was. I just needed to sit down and do it, that was it. Once I finally got into the process of creating the project, I didn't run into much trouble. 
If I had the chance to do this project ALL over again, I most definitely would. I would manage my time better and get the project in on time to get the grade I should've gotten myself in the first place. I would've also probably tried to understand Prezi more, as it took a lot more time than I would've liked because I was new to the program. 
I was able to research a lot about my particular topic. Because the nation is so very diverse when it comes to abortions, I saw the different times that the country went through. Seeing the people physically harm one another was very hard for me to believe. It was very interesting though. 
The process what a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I didn't realize just how much information was out there on abortions and the history of abortion laws. This made it a lot easier for me to easily get my project information researched. 

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J. Pullins, Benchmark Reflection

My Portion:

The Whole Website:

*Our group decided on our final product through thorough discussion and debate. We decided to take a system that has gone through an adequate amount of controversy over the years, but has its advantages as well as its disadvantages, and reform it for the better. We believe that this is a fair compromise for those who may be either pro-retaining or pro-abolishing the Electoral College.

*I believe that the role of the individual is to acknowledge that change is alway inevitable, and sometimes beneficial, and having the willingness to create that change.

*I understand the difficulties of many Americans in voting and the grasping the relevance of voting now in a way that was nonexistent before. I understand the true struggle it is for many American citizens to find the true merit of their ballots.

*We decided to keep our marketing campaign terse with some print ads, which were both interesting and informative.
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Roger Smith

Se llama Roger Smith. Tiene mil sesentos y uno años. Es de espacio pero vive en Washington D.C. Él es bajo y gordo. Él es muy muy cómic y muy perezos El es tambien un poquito inteligente pero es muy boba tambien, sin embargo, le enchanta bailar y relajar. No le gusta nada correr ni leer. 

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Beyoncé Knowles

Beyonce Knowles tiene una carrera como cantante y bailarín. Ella es muy bonita. Pero no importa lo ocupada que esté, ella siempre encuentra el tiempo para tener tiempo de calidad con su marido Jay-Z. Beyonce es tiene treinta años.

Nombre: Su nombre es Beyonce Knowles

Edad:Tiene treinta años.

Origen:Es de Houston, Texas pero vivo en Nueva York.

Fiscamente: Es alto (5'9)

Personalidad: Contenta

Actividad :) : Le encanta cantar y bailar

Actividad :( : No le gusta nada estudiar y ayadar en la casa. 
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Food Benchmark


A lot of things we learned this year were talked about in chases talked about last year because his food class he was really interested in and it poured over into our english class. I looked up the movies we watched before so the information was not new but did contain a lot of information. My role in the larger food system is to simply be a consumer and consume what I want so my taste will be reflected in the sales of said product. The biggest problem with our food market is the lack of competitiveness between diffrent companies. Food companies have monopolies over certain aspects of the food creation process so they can pocket exorbitant amounts of cash while reducing spending costs and making the food cheeper.  So changes I could make in my food choices are to eat more meats for protein which helps repair muscle tissue and tastes delicious. The impact would likely be only for me and that would be my experiencing a decrease in soreness post work out and probably increase in muscle mass but likely also it would be more costly. I am not willing to actively make the change I live more by if it it happens kinda thing.

Fruit Salad yummy yummy
Get a bowl


20 strawberries


1 chopped up pinapple


1 chopped up cantuelope


1 chopped up honey dew


half a chopped up watermellon

Presto fruit Salad.



The recipe to making it was extremely simple as it was just fruit products chopped up into little pieces. The labels claimed the fruit to be organic so the environmental impact was likely helpful because more plants means more fertile soil and air for us all yay fruit. It was entirely whole food literally what comes up from the ground when you plant a seed and care for it and pluck what grows from it. There was no nutrion label on the side of my food because fruit doesn't come with that. However the nutritional value of a strawberry is 4 calories and 1 gram of sugar. The nutritional value of watermelon for a slice in 86 calories 22g carbs 18g sugars and 2g proteins. The nutritional value of a pineapple is 28 calories per slice and 7g of carbs and 6g of sugar. one wedge of honey dew is 45 calories 11g carbs 10g sugar and 1 g protein. All and all the food seemed to be high in sugar and carbs but it was all natural if you ate a lot of it you would need to produce more insulin to lower your blood sugar levels because of the increase in glucose your body received. I am pretty sure that the items went straight from farm to market to plate because you can not do much else with fruit in between it grows you pick it then eat it the end.

Food rule
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lil wayne

Screen Shot 2011-11-14 at 8.51.09 PM     .su numbre es lil wayne. es de alanta.tienes 29 anos. ella es muy boj@. Ella es muy intelegente. le encanta leer y relajar. .No me gust nada ir a la cine.
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Lady Gaga Familia

Su nombre es Lady Gaga. Tiene 25 años. Es de Nueva York. Ella es muy, muy guapa. Ella es muy divertista. Le encanta cantar y bailar. No le gusta nada ir al cine ni nadar.​
​Su nombre Jo Caldorone. Tiene 25 años. Es de Nueva Jersey. ´El es muy bajo. ´El es muy, muy serio. Le encanta escuchar música y dormir. No le gusta nada correr ni trabajar.
​Su nombre Cynthia Germanotta. Tiene 48 años. Es de Italia pero vive en Nueva York. Ella es la madre de Lady Gaga. Ella es muy inteligente. Ella muy alta y simpática. Le encanta estudiar y leer. No le gusta nada practicar deportes ni comer.
​Su nombre Joseph Germanotta, Tiene 56 años. Es de Italia pero vive en Nueva York. ´El es la padre de Lady Gaga. ´El es más o menos gordo y alto. ´El es muy, muy sociable. Le encanta dormir y descansar. No le gusta nada ir a la escuela ni ayudar en casa.
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