Hopkins-Baker Sydne Lucid Chart Hopkins

During the experience in tech class we learned a lot of about being safe on the internet. By not posting bad pictures showing and saying things you don't want to see because it stays out there forever. I knew most of this stuff before but I had OMG moment is when Ms.Hull showed us the video of how the info is transfered thorough our computer and it showed how a big machine checks anything for viruses and more. That was real cool to me I never knew that actually happened, I just though the website just poped up from the internet you never really think it's that complicated. What I want to tell people about having a home network is enjoy having internet. With me I really use my internet most of my house is connected to the wifi. And of coarse the wifi is connected the modem and the modem is connected to the internet (www.) Connected to my wifi is My MacBook, my iPod my moms iPod, my moms laptop, my cellphone my moms cellphone our netflix on tv an for some reason of tv uses the wifi.  If you are really interested look up your home network and the specific details that make it work.
Class Questions:
1.My internet comes in from the modem in the top floor of my house. The modem is connected to the wifi . The internet is really just a cloud in the sky that's goes to the modem.
2. My internet provider is comcast.
3. My internet is in a bundle with the house phone and internet so it's $60 a month. 
4. My home network includes tv, two iPods, my Macbook, two different laptops, and a printer.
5. These things are connected by the wifi wich is on the same floor as my room  then theres this huge cable. That runs down to the basement to the where the modem is.  

Dyson Stephanie Lucid Chart Home Network

My home network. Probably somewhat inaccurate, but this is the basic concept.

My entire home network is connected to the cloud, or the internet. This comes into my 'luxury condo' (even though I just live in a nice little town house) through my phone jack. This connects to my modem, given to us by Comcast, which administers the cable to my tv and the internet to my home. The modem is then connected to our wireless router (Though it's still called 'NETGEAR', it is very secure and password protected). Connected to the modem and the router is an ethernet cable, which administers ethernet to our xbox and our ps3. All of our phones and laptops are then connected to the wi-fi that the router administers. Our printer is connected to our latpops through wi-fi.
All this is complicated for me. I understand that it is and can be pretty straightforward with a little more understanding and practice, but at this moment, it is confusing to me. It's all so cool, and I find it extremely interesting. I'd love to get into it more in the future, but it's a little much at the moment. I did put my router up higher in my house so that the internet falls down into the basement where I spend most of my time and I don't have to reset it as much.
For anyone who has a wireless network or is considering it- secure your network! As complex as it is, for people that know how to do it well, breaking into it and screwing around with it is fairly easy. Always be prepared for the 21st century!

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Baustista-Garcia, Alejandro, Lucidchart, COMCAST

1)My internet comes through the lobby of my apartment then to my room.
2)My ISP is Comcast.
3)My internet cost 39.99 per month and per year it cost $480.
4)My home network is an ethernet.
5)Things are connected wireless and one wired.

this diagram represents my home network, the cloud above represents the internet that is provided by Comcast, you can learn how my internet goes through  hat goes trough my home through the ISP wire the it goes through the the modem that makes internet available  to the
wireless airport that spreads the internet across other devices like phones, movies, television, 
and printers.

Caswell-Warnick, Morgan Network Post

To begin, my house is connected to the cloud. After that, the internet is connected to my house through an ISP wire, which connects to the modem. This is a Verizon modem. After it is connected to the modem, we have four laptops wirelessly connected to the internet at my house. We have my SLA MacBook, my step-dad’s MacBook, my sibling’s computer, and my mom’s work computer. Also, we have two iPhones on the network. We also have two printers, one is hardwired in through an Ethernet cable and the other is a wireless printer.

Our internet is password protected, through a very very very long and complicated password. So, we have a secure network. Also, we keep the modem on the first floor, so we have the strongest signal there. Although we have a relatively small network, most of the computers and phones are used on the first floor. So it makes sense to keep the modem there, so we have the strongest signal there.  

Kelly Allison Lucid Chart Verizon Fios

My Network-

At $40 a month, my internet is provided by Verizon Fios. This internet comes into my home from the ISP cord (cable). My setup at home was pretty easy for me to understand and explain. My modem connects to my router, which then hooks up to my printer, speakers, USB port, Fios tv, and my laptops. 
Throughout the past couple of weeks, I have learned many interesting things. I never knew that if you setup the modem in a high position in the house, it will keep the internet underneath, as in like the basement, more stable. Some of this stuff kind of confuses me because I have never really been into too much. I hope throughout the year I can learn a lot more that will help me with using my laptop and understanding my network. I never knew that the term for what connects the modem and the router, and even a home computer or desktop, was called the ethernet. Most of the terms we have learned have become very useful to me and I look forward to learning more. 
If you are looking into your own ISP/Home network, the main thing you should know it to secure as best as you can. Especially in today's world, there are many ways to hack into your internet and cause for it to run slow or potentially cause viruses. You should benefit yourself by looking into a security process in order to make sure your network is safe. 

Shuter Jesse Tech Network Project

Assignment 1:

1.  It is comes into my home from underground.

2.  Xfinity is my internet service provider.

3.  Per month 60 dollars per month, 720 per year. 

4.  My desktop computer, 4 laptops, 4 smartphones, my xbox, and 3 tablets, are all on my home network.

5.  All of these things except for my desktop computer are connected wirelessly, the computer is connected by a cable.

Assignment 2:

 On our network we have our desktop computer connected by a cable, and 4 smartphones, 4 laptops, my xbox and 3 tablets connected to our network wirelessly. So far I have learned a lot about my internet, I didn't know how it was connected and what gives us our internet from our service provider. I would tell other people that they should know how their internet is connected, with a router and or modem, I think that is important and most people will not know how that works. I also think that is important to know how the internet itself works. This is because the internet is becoming such a big part of everyday life that it is important to understand how it works and why it is important.


Hershey, Dillon Lucidchart Home Network

The devices in my network are my mom's iphone, my dad's iphone, my laptop, my dad's laptop and my mom's laptop. I learned about all of the names of the different cables that connect to the router and the modem. I would tell the people who are just getting a network that they should have the wireless router at the top of the house because the wifi falls down and so then you would get more wifi around the house. My cable comes into my house through the alley and then it runs through the basement and then up to the router and then it runs to the wireless box. We have Comcast for our internet service provider.

Ross, Daniel, Lucidchart, COMCAST

This picture is a representations of my home network. Comcast is my service provider. My phone and laptop is connected to the wi-fi. I learned that service providers can have all types of firewall. The wi-fi can only accept certain number of users. The ethernet cord is hooked up to the desktop because the desktop cant use wi-fi. We also hook it up to the xbox so we can have xbox live.

Johnson Dejanyia Lucid Chart 09FX03005745

Assignment 1: This diagram is a showing of how I receive my internet. The internet connection comes into my house through the internet cloud and my modem receives the connection. Once in the house it comes to my third floor and drops using wi-fi, which drops down to all other floors. My ISP(provider)is Verizon. For the use of Verizon every month, it causes $112.00. The total costs for the year is $1,344.00. Everything is connected to the network because of the wifi that I have in my house. Anything that is not wireless, is connected through an ethernet cord. On my home network, there are multiple items. I have three cell phones, two computers, a printer, and a laptop. All of these things are through my ethernet and wifi.
Reflection: The diagram above shows the network that I have in my home. It shows how everything is connected through my local area network. On my local network, there are multiple devices. On there is two laptops, a laptop, three phones, and a printer. I also learned a lot in teaching myself. I learned that there is more to it then just a modem and a pc. I learned that there is a ethernet cord, a internet and more!!!!If there are people out there that would like a home network, I would tell them to look over things and study what you are getting into. I would also tell them to change their password for their home network connection. This is so no one can find it out!! This is what I learned in my Tech experience.

Turner, Jamie, Lucid Chart, Comcast

Jamie Turner

11-2-12         Orange stream

My Network

2. There are a lot of things connected to my L.A.N. network.  We have three I-phones connected to the network, two computers, one Mac Book Pro and one Toshiba.  We also have a wireless printer that is connected to the network.  I have a Play Station 3 that is also connected to the network.  Those are all the things connected to my router.

3. I learned that the internet is like a giant cloud and everyone who has a router has an entrance to the cloud.

4. If you do have a router put a password on it so people cannot use it without your permission.


Thomas, Lauren LucidChart HomeNetwork

Comcast is my internet service provider. The coax cable travels from the telephone pole outside of our house into the side of our house, which runs through the walls where it is connected to our Modem. Our modem is then wired to the wireless router, which is locked. The router is wired to the desktop, whereas all of our other network devices are wireless. Our printer is wired to the desktop and our laptops are wirelessly connected to the printer so we can print wirelessly. 

On our home network we have an iPhone, iPod, HTC Touchpad and two laptops that are always connected. They are connected to the router wirelessly. 

The internet is $150 per month; we have the triple play. 

What I have learned from this project is that you have to have your network secured so no one can use the internet you pay for. 

My network Sattera Mark

  This is a diagram of my network. My internet server is comcast. I learned that the internet is connected to my house by the telephone. Than to a router that's connected to my modem. The modem is connected to the ethernet which is connected to a wireless router. The router is provides my phone, iPod, ipad, and labtop with internet. 


Sugrue, Anna LucidCharts VerizonFiOS

1. Where does the internet come into your home?
-The internet comes into my home via a Verizon cable that is connected to the cloud.
2. What is your ISP?
-My internet service provider is Verizon.
3. How much does your connection cost per month?
-My internet connection costs $41.99 a month.
4. What is on your home network?
-On my home network I have three laptops, two iphones and an ipad.
5.How are these things connected to the network?
  -These things are connected to the network wirelessly.

My internet connection starts in the "cloud" or the interent at large. The internet is wired into my house using a cable cord supplied by Verizon FiOS. The cable connects to the modem, which transfers the signal to the wireless router by an ethernet cable. The wireless router sends a wireless signal, creating our password protected home network "stonegables" which connects my laptop, my brothers laptop, my dad's laptop, two iphones and an ipad. 

From this assignment I learned that when the interent isn't working the problem could be in the modem and not the router where I normally look. I also realized that the internet is plugged into almost every home in the world and still keeps working and running and connecting people all over the world. From this assignment I now fully understand the full complexity of the internet and how amazing the technology in this day and age is.

I would tell other people that keeping up a home network is not as complicated as it seems. Your home network is centralized in your router and you should look in to all the fun appliances you can connect in order to fully utilize your internet service. I would also tell them to always have a password protected  network so that your personal information isn't accesible by other people near by. 


Roberts, Andrew LucidChart - ZWZ13

This is a diagram of my home network, which is named ZWZ13.  My internet, provided by Verizon Fios, comes from the cloud to my house via a fiber-optic cable.  It enters what I call a "Fiber-Optic to Wire Transfer Box", which is self-explanatory.  The signal is sent by wire to my landline and a Modem/Router, which then wirelessly connects to three laptops (my Mom's, my Dad's and mine) a tablet (Toshiba Thrive) and my Wii.  There are no phones connected to my network, as my family does not use smartphones.
While I was designing this diagram, I learned more about my LAN (Local Area Network) than I ever would have otherwise.  I previously knew that there was a box in my basement and that the router (which I later learned was a Router/Modem) gave me a connection, but I did not know precisely how.  
There is one thing wrong with my network, and that is that it is not named.  Unnamed networks are a sign to pirates that a network is not protected.  I have informed my parents of this, but they have forgotten. 

My Intranet


This is a diagram of my intranet. Your intranet is your internet network. If you have internet in you house then that and whatever it connects to is your intranet. My internet comes from Comcast, my Internet Service Provider (ISP). It comes into my house through a cable wire that connects to my modem. The modem then connects, with an ethernet wire, to the wireless router. I have a Netgear wireless router that then connects, wirelessly to my iPad, my sisters iPad, my family laptop, my school laptop, and my wii. It also connects with an ethernet wire to my desktop computer.

Schwingel-Sauer, Zoe, Lucidchart, COMCAST

My Network
My network starts with the internet. The internet comes through my I.S.P. (Internet Service Provider) cable cord, which is Comcast. Then then cable cord is connected to my modem. My modem is connected to my home computer through an ethernet cord. My modem is also connected to my wireless router. The modem is connected to the printer, the speakers and the U.S.B. My wireless network is used by two laptops. Something new I learned through discovering my L.A.N. (Local Area Network) is what the ethernet does. The ethernet cord connects the modem to the home computer, which "gives" the home computer internet. Before, I always thought that the internet working was directly related to the monitor, however now I know it's not. The one major concept that people who want to learn about having a home network, is that it's never just one item. Your home network is never just a computer, it's always something more. If you have a desktop computer, you must also have a modem, an I.S.P., and depending on what you want, you might also have a printer.

Amanda Thieu's Web

My network

For my home network all of the items I own, is connected to the internet. The company I use for my house that provided internet and telephone network is Verizon Fios. It is connected with a fiber optic glass wire. This is connected to my modem that connects to my Verizon Fios wireless router. The wireless router gives wifi connection to any wireless electronics if they have the password. For example, 3 IPhones, a xbox 360, Ps3, a printer, 3 laptops, and my television. I learned what connects to what in my house and how the internet works. I also learned that even my printer is connected to my wireless router. I would tell someone that doesn't know anything about Internet and what not. You have to research a lot depending what network you want like Verizon, or Comcast, or Direct T.V. 


Over the last couple of weeks, my class has been focused on the keystone pipeline project. We as students all had an amazing and unique view of how we can get our massages across in a greater idea. We were asked by Our History teacher to write 3 monologues. As writers we all know that if we were ask to only write one, then the process of getting our points across, would have been a little too to easy. We believe that if you get your point across, not knowing what to say because you have loss all your ideas on the other one’s, and you are still manage to make sense of what you are talking about, then to us, that’s a very good definition of mastering and know what you are talking about. I wrote 3. I was the Pipeline itself, a 7thgrader and the soil. It was fun to find differ ways to come up with such creative pieces. I hope you enjoy.

I will fight for my rights.


Life gets hard as time goes by. I always knew this day would come, I knew that I was going to be a big part in this country, It all started when my ancestor wooden pipeline was created, 1865, in essence. I knew that I would be developing, because The Governors think that everything has to be developed. Like bye, your pushing it, is was never that serious.

 I can feel all the pressure to the society, How everything is being “developed” according to the Head of states. It was always prophesied that I would be the topic of conversations. Later on in the years they develop domestic and international markets in a big way where they wanted to make things better so that they can get more benefit out of me. I loved all the attentions and all the fame. I loved the presidential debate, and the fact that I was center of attention?

I was a little too hype. But this was not what I wanted to be. I was concocted to help people and make life easier. My mission has failed because now they are using about 7billoin of the U.S.A poor people’s money. I will be the biggest and the longest pipeline ever built. According to my family history “The project, which would be the longest oil pipeline outside of Russia and China, has become a potent symbol in a growing fight that pits energy security against environmental risk, a struggle highlighted by last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico”. This is not my motive if I can help I would. But as for now it is what it is I hope they will not build me and if they do I am asking everyone who will be effect by me to please forgive me.



The people of Camden.


It’s that time of the year I receive seeds and crops from all parts of the United States. Farmers, gardeners, and non-profit people provide me with my needs. They give me their only hope so that I can grow them. They Moisturize, and feed me with water. Some people even go all out and get some special minerals and put them all over me. The famer treats me with respect and they show that is an honored to be in partnership with me. The famers of this town are the only reason why I can produce.

 I have always loved helping people out here because they are very grateful. It was about last week I received an old farmer who came from Canada, he had an old friend of mine. Her name Shovel, she told me that she was just used to dig and plant down Canada. He when on and on about how she over heard, her masters speak on the behave of the Governors. They were going to upgrade the country but she never finished telling me because he had to go. her last words were you will not be here forever. I mean if this is their decision then there nothing I can do about it. But before this end I will like to speak about the time and what I have done for this place.

 I am very important to them. I was a lot of help in all kinds of way, economically, house issues and even safety. So now is not the time to turn this fine little town we call Camden over to the hands of the amateurs. They don’t know what it takes to build a nation. So they’re trying to manipulate the brain of these good citizens, so that they can "so call” provide a lot of jobs for the people. The people of this town trusted me with their properties.

 Now everything is clear I understand what Shovel was telling me. What she was saying is that they were building a pipeline all threw the U.S. I’m afraid, because I know that it is going to effect me in a big way. Couple years ago there was oil spill. It killed all the trust the people of the town had in my kind. These people were left empty some of these people whole life depended on me. Camden has always been poor towns were, people depends on the food they grow, without a good and healthy soil there is no Camden.


Mother do you even know what this means? (Pause) To you, to me to the land of the free. This is my home, and my comfort zoon; I don’t know what I will do now. I was born and raised in  Nebraska, I started day care down here and also elementary school. It is cruel and arrogant that the United States is breaking their promises. What happened to “land of the free”, or “is it free of the land”. Did that even make any sense? That is exactly how I feel. The fact that America holds false promises and false hopes is bothering me. 
I dreamed that one day I would make it out of  here and be able to come back to a place that I once called home. Mother are you listening? (Pause) Mother this is not fair I am not moving, I refuse to leave, my friends and my school. (crying) You know what, I will send a letter to the Mayor. Dear Jim Suttle
I am currently an 7th grade student at New foundation charter school, I heard that I was suppose to be moving because of a construction, They are suppose to be building a pipeline from Canada and all threw the United States. I don’t even have to tell you, about it because you know. I’m asking for your help, my mom is poor and we live in a project, who knows if we’re be able to find a home like this one. Sometimes you have to put yourself in other people’s shoes. The only reason why you are able to go back and help out in your community is because you yourself have a place call home. 
Since my mother and I heard about the good way of making things better, she has not been eating or saying anything for days. Who knows if she’ll die from worries? Not only that I am losing my home, but I am also losing my life. My mother is the most important person to me, she hasn’t even spoke to me in days. How would you feel? If my mom dies I am killing myself.

Sincerely: From one of us who cares.


9-11th Grade Picture Day 2012

9-11th grade yearbook pictures will be taken on 10/23 and 10/26. Students will report to the library with their streamed classes. All students will be photographed for the yearbook. Picture order forms were also sent home with students through Advisory distribution. Please refer to the below picture day schedules to determine when you/your child will be sitting for a photo. Questions can be directed via email to Mr. Reddy at sreddy@scienceleadership.org. Yearbook orders are also still being taken until November.

Pipeline Project: Adam Feliciano


Within the last few weeks in World History class, we’ve been doing class discussions and researching about the Keystone Pipeline XL project. As individuals, we all had our own opinions on how we felt about the topic. To express how we felt about the topic, we had the opportunity to create three monologues. For the monologues, we had to become creative thinkers and act as an object, person, or thing that is being affected positively or negatively on the Keystone Pipeline XL project. For my monologues, I wanted to make each one original and at the same time make all them have a different view on the project and how they were being affected. For my first monologue I played in the perspective of mother nature feeling betrayed by her children. For my second monologue I played in the perspective of a Rufous Hummingbird seeking hope that the construction company will stop. For the last I chose to play in the perspective of an abandoned car who is thirsty and wants the new oil, specifically the one that the Keystone Pipeline is distributing. 

Learned Anything?

After researching and creating each of the monologues, I learned that people and things have very different perspectives based on their environment and the situation that they are in. I learned that in ways, some people could benefit and some people can’t based off their needs and predicament. I learned that people we tend advantage of the resources in Earth because animals and other things can’t voice their opinion.

Monologue #1: What Have My Children Done?

(She's looking up at the clouds)

My kids are well behaved. They continue to do their regular routine, work, eat, sleep, clean, and reproduce. The cycle is going well and life feels good. 

What is that you say?

Oh no… the cars are just what they use for making life go fast and making things more convenient.

Yeah, what's the matter with life going fast? 

Well yeah, I'm sure they still see the beauty I have surrounding them everyday.

You said what about the factories?

(She thinks for an excuse)

Well I have to be understanding of the situation, they need ways to create new things and that all happens in those very special factories. Like the soil they make clean for me, it saves me a lot of work. Plus, I don't have to put so much pressure on the worms to work harder. Why are you asking me so many questions? Shouldn't you be doing your job, watering the lands that I create? Oh, so now you're saying you don't want to. The water you pick up isn't good anymore. Because there's a massive, robotic, worm, being created along the southern of America up into Canada. You say it's killing my trees? And hurting my air? You say that it would be used for transferring the oils from the tar sands? 

(She is angry)

I don't get it. I allowed them to take oil from the deep roots of the ocean, and yet they still want more? The tar sands were forbidden from being used as a resource. That's why I buried it into the sands. The oil is very harmful and I hid it to protect my children's lives. 


...I understand that you are the overseer of the lands and the oceans.


 Say what? They are the ones killing the trees and the animals and the air? They want to burn the tar sand's oil into the air? Have they gone mad? My children are being so ungrateful. Everything that could have harmed them, I hid them away. Why must they invade my personal property. I gave them life and yet they try to kill me? Do they not understand that if I'm gone, they will not survive? 

(She shakes her head, disappears)

Monologue #2: Look Up Here...My Nest!

(He sits on top of the nest and talks to himself)

Nowadays, there isn't anymore peace! 

I can't hum in the mornings because, they, are making this unbreakable silver tube. They are knocking over our homes, the trees, in which we make our nests. 

My kids are scared as they look down from the nest… They ask me questions like, "what if they knock down our home? How are we going to escape daddy? We can't fly." Or like "daddy would we run out of food soon?" How do you expect me to reply to that? ...I can't!

As days go on, we are flying further and further just to find twigs, food, and even new homes. Day by day, they walk around below and continue to make this, this, this thing that Gaia never intend on making. I mean if Gaia wanted you two-legged, two-armed, two-eyed, furless creatures to make this silver tube, to transfer the oils from the tar sands in Canada she wouldn't have buried it and held it to protect us from its harmful chemicals. 

Oh but we, the ones who can't talk, understand why Gaia held things under the roots of the ocean and hid things under the sands and the lands that we fly over appreciates her. Unlike you guys (he looks down at the workers) we only use what she has placed in our environment surroundings to keep us alive. You guys went beyond your environment surroundings and dug deep into the lands and released toxicants into the air. 

(His eyes widen as he laughs)

You guys are stupid and yet you guys think you all are smart. Just because you all make cars, bridges, and buildings, from harmful toxicants, doesn't make you all smart at all. Matter of fact, the only thing that you all are showing to Gaia is that you don't appreciate what she does to help you all live and you all show that you don't appreciate the beauties that surrounds us (he looks at butterfly, a deer, and a beaver). 

As I fly around this unbreakable silver tube I send droppings on you guys' bright yellow helmets, and yet you guys won't respond. Here's another dropping for you, the one who is sitting near the tree smoking that bright white stick.

(His eyes widen)

Is it me that you look up at? ...Why are your eyes beginning to turn red and watery? ...Is that a normal thing you guys do? What is this emotion that you make, shaking your head and wiping your face?

(He puts his wing on his head)

If he responded to me, then that must mean that you guys are different. Then if all you guys are different, then that must mean that one of you guys must care about Gaia.

(He gets happy)

Quick! I must call the others and bring this to their attention. Together, we will all send droppings onto them and make them stop this work…

(He flies off)

Monologue #3: Hey, I Want Some New Oil!

(Sitting in the vacant parking lot thinking. He is very mad.)

Oh so it's like that huh? You guys just abandoned me and let me sit here in this big vacant parking lot? Ever since those hybrids and those more efficient cars were and still are being invented, you guys think that I'm not good enough. I mean, what's so wrong with just releasing a little smoke into the air? The world is a huge place and by me releasing a little smoke won't make a difference at all. 

(Newspaper falls on windshield and he reads)

The all new 2012 hybrids! Update from your old car to the the most efficient car today.  Hurry... before the sale ends!

(He laughs)

Those cars are no different then my generations of cars. They claim that it is more healthier for the air. Who cares, we release a little smoke into Earth's huge atmosphere; there's no way that we are accountable for rising the CO2 levels. That other article i read the other day tells me that it's just the normal cycle with the Earth. The levels of CO2 bounces up and down. Right now it's up and I believe that it will soon go down. 


I am so thirsty! I haven't tasted oil in so long. My throat is dry. The last time I tasted some fresh new oil was on January 4, 2003, it is now October 9, 2012. I can actually start to see myself rust. How insane is that? 

Those hybrids think that they are all that because they run on more mileage and they are "good" because they have more sophisticated technology built in. 

I tell you what, I can get you guys anywhere just as well as they can.

What is it that I hear now? Oh yeah something about new oil. I hear that that  new oil is from the Tar sands and that it is more thicker. Man, those new cars are so lucky. I bet it taste so fresh and better than the original. 

If only my owner would return day to give me something to drink. I'd be so appreciative to her and I'd scream less when she uses me. I always had a problem screaming when she had hit the brakes. Plus, she really hated the fact that I would leave trails of smoke when she rode me. She always complained on how her friends were always making fun of her because I was an old raggedy car. 

I feel so bad for not meeting expectations like those new cars nowadays. If only she would come back and give me some of that tar sands oil to drink. With the new taste of that oil, I'd promise her to never scream when she drives me nor try to release so much smoke into the air.



Important Information:

In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history.

The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resources—paper, plastic, metals, glass and organic materials—in landfills and incinerators in 2008.

Between 1950 and 2005, worldwide metals production grew sixfold, oil consumption eightfold, and natural gas consumption 14-fold. In total, 60 billion tons of resources are now extracted annually—about 50% more than just 30 years ago. Today the average European uses 43 kilograms of resources daily, and the average American uses 88 kilograms.

TransCanada claims that the 1,661-mile project would “carry 700,000 barrels of crude a day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast, crossing six states and creating an estimated 20,000 jobs.”

Cornell University study estimated that the project will create “only 2,500 to 4,650 temporary construction jobs,” according to CNBC.

Though the Keystone Pipeline is capable of transporting large quantities of oil -- up to 590,000 barrels per day -- and tar sand oil is more polluting than conventional crude, this pipeline is not the climate end game.


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Keystone Pipeline XL

For the past two weeks, Science Leadership Academy students in World History in Mr. Block's class, have been learning about the Keystone Pipeline XL. This pipeline will be one of the most disasters in the United States. It's one of the dirtiest things in the entire universe. This pipeline is also going to hurt people, physically,mentally and emotional.
My partner and I collaborated to make five unique monologues and two complex videos.  By doing this we can inform our school community and many other vieweres who are interested in this contraversial topic. Take a moment or two to watch thee videos and/or read the descriptive monologues we wrote.


Monologue 1 The Solution for Polution:
(Earth is located between Venus and Mars, the Moon is Right behind the earth located more to the right of earth, while the sun is located to the left of earth. Earth is making very sick, she’s constantly coughing and sneezing because of the pollution inside of her. She has a handkerchief and a nice warm fuzzy sweater. The sky is black with alot of shiny stars in the sky.)

*Cough Cough*
I have always tried my hardest to be the best I can be, reaching my full potential. I have  many responsibilities. My mother, the universe is relying on me. Yet I never get any recognition for the work I do. You know I do get dizzy spinning around non stop. The sun’s bright rays constantly trying to get through my sisters layer. I feel a loss of respect I am never thought about. Key decisions worldwide usually never reflect how this will affect me long term. The air has always been my friend but now, it has become my enemy. Air is thicker, the fog is killing me. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve been sending everyone signs, the extreme heats in the summer and the winters getting colder each year.  I don’t know if I could take the keystone pipeline. This pipeline says to be good for the economy of the United States but its killing me and everything inside of me.(Cough Cough*)Even the little tiny people inside of me that worry more about the economy than their lives.
I mean I have a sister the atmosphere to look out for, as well as my blood the ocean, imagine if there were an oil spill. My blue cold blood would not be able to handle the thick grey oil that will kill my creations the creatures of the sea and of the land. My life is depending on the prevention of the keystone pipeline. I remember when I was younger, life was  much easier. There was no cars, no planes. Nothing.  i remember when the tiny human people would ride a horse to get from the one side of a country to anonther. Trains were really helpful too. AI had  a few coughs a years but not as much as now. (Ahh Ahh Ahh Chouuuuu!) I am about to explode!   
Instead of the  Keystone Pipeline XL I have a better plan.
My cousin the sun emits multiple rays into the earth. A few years ago, scientist realized that these rays are energy and it can be stored. Well they created solar panels to start storing it for little things like light inside the house or the radio. Let’s think big now. What if these solar panels, can be put on top of a train. The train will travel from point A to point B while its getting the energy from the solar panels. Cough coughh )This way the little people inside of me can go from one place to another, and bring goods from one state to another without having to waste coal, or waste energy on cars for gas. It’s not only faster but it saves me and every little thing inside me. Please replace the Keystone Pipeline XL with this idea. Even tho it will take a little bit of work, it will create energy to transport people and goods from one side of the United States to the other. Say no to the Keystone Pipeline XL and say yes to the Solar Powered train system. Together we can save me and everything inside.

Monologue 2: Where’s Our Home?
Margret, Margret! Come meet me in the kitchen.
(pacing around the kitchen, wife walks in and he sits down)
Some people from the government just came. Talking about some they can take our land. Only gonna offer us some 15,000 dollars, don’t make much sense if you ask me since we got a good 5 acres of land. Honey I know, I know but there aint nothing we can do about it. They said  something about eminent domain, meaning we have no rights for this land. (jumps up)

This is not fair! I worked too hard for this dog on land. I have a barn out back with five horses three cattle and I can’t just pick up and leave. We just got a new pump out back, Jimmy just got braces, and the chickens got a new cewp. There is nowhere for us to go what do they expect us to do. Coming through a small town like Lamar County. I wonder what we’re going to do about my grandmother too been living on the acres next to us coming close to a century now. She put all her life savings trying to keep our family acres together. They come in here don’t even know what we’re going through the struggles that we will face because of this pipeline. What is the keystone pipeline anyway? Don’t we already have oil in the middle east? (turns to wife) Alright well don’t go on telling the kids yet.

Monologue 3:
No more Drinks?
(Soda drops from the vending machine)

Todays the day, today is the day. I can’t wait to tell everyone that our work from America is being cut down. After all these years of depending on them for our trade we are done. The Keystone Pipeline, muah (blows kisses). Nothing better than it. Now I can relax not have to worry about whether or not we need to ship out to those Americans. Yeah, you know how much they over use their oil, at least we won’t be the ones helping them. (turns head as his friend begins to talk) I never thought of it like that though. We do ship almost half of our oil to them what about our oil plants? I don’t know but it’s not like there are many other jobs here for  us that pay paying low. This pipeline is bad for the environment. It’s bad for everyone. Creating this pipeline will destroy my life now that i think about it.  What about my job, less oil means less of a need for me. The keystone pipeline won't only destroy the environment even more it will put me and others out of a job. I hate the keystone pipeline.

Monologue 4:
Mr.President says no to Pipeline

I have hope for this nation. Sadly nobody will be able to have a dream if I don’t win the 2012 election. In 2008, I promised that I will make the economy better. I also promised the U.S will help clean this pollution.that we the American citizens, will clean this mess.But I will assure you that our kids and the upcoming generations will have a place to live in and breathe freely without having to worry about possessing a disease that will not only harm them, but potentially kill them. How will I do this with the keystone pipeline though.

(tying his tie, looks down at index card into the mirror)

Let me try this speech again. We need to become independent from other countries. The keystone pipeline will allow us to create jobs helping our economy. (deep breath) I can’t do this anymore. I don’t think I want the keystone pipeline, it is damaging our environment it is putting people out of their houses leaving people homeless. Is it worth creating jobs when people are losing homes? I need to find a way to make it work. Have the people whose homes we are taking be the ones getting the jobs building the keystone pipeline. (rubs hand on head)

Before I was Barack Obama the president, I was Barack Obama the boy living in hawaii with my grandmother. Ugh I can’t keep forgetting this. My grandmother who risked everything to make sure that I am where I am today. What if this were her? But is it worth it the fact is this will help the States. it is too close to the election to be rocking the boat what do the people want? ( begins pacing up and down) The fact that my election can be based on something as dependance on foreign oil. There are other solutions we need to work our way up to no dependance on these oils. There are other solutions, such as solar energy. You know I’ve never really agreed with George Bush, but when he said that we were “addicted to oil”, yeah I have to agree with that. But what do I do when my opponent will kill me for doing this changing my opinion this far down the line, so close to the election. But I will not lie to the people I will be the voice of for four years. I will say the truth and hope for the best that’s all I can do. (walks out the door)

This Pipeline will Be The Death of Me
(Waiting in front of the court building for the trial. Looking through all the pictures and the evidence that has been left by the cops. The documents from the hospital, the pictures of the injuries the cop left all over my body. A phone in my right pocket with a few leftover dollar in my wallet in my left pocket.) All the witnesses are here with me, well the ones that are ready to testify.)
This is injustice!  After looking at all of the images when I can be doing way more. I don’t even understand how or why on Earth I would get this hurt? Don’t we have the right of freedom of speech? my voice had to be heard I had to stop it but the abuse got unbearable. I didn’t quit because thats why i am here. (The plaintiff’s lawyer asked him if he was fighting for the earth’s rights, and/or his rights. The plaintiff replies extremely fast trying to not sound stubborn but reassuring. Well of course sir. I’m here to fight for what’s right! and the Keystone pipeline XL is not right! it emits more three times more toxins than gas can release in one year.
I understand that this is a country where we all want what’s good and cheap. But what they did to me another fellow activist and what they will do to our country is not acceptable. To start of these gases that will be emitted into the atmosphere will hurt the earth more than two times than regular gas. They will first extract tar sands from Canada. The process of extraction will cause a great amount of pollution but then processing it through the pipelines from Canada to Texas will cause a greater disaster. (Ring,Ring,Ring.It’s the lawyer calling. the layer is waiting inside of the courtroom. He is rushing the plaintiff to go inside because the judgement will start in ten minutes.) Okay I will be ready in a few more minutes. Yes I know we will be proceeding into the courtroom any minute but I want to make sure that everything that I have brung in is used without being jeopardized. Okay well back to concentration. so these pipelines will create a gas that evaporated and won’t be used. It will stay in the ozone layer and will create a massive disaster to the world. The gas that will be created from the tar sands would be used to fuel up cars and a few members from the government claim that it will boost up the economy. But what will the economy without an Earth? Nothing ofcourse.
if this injustice continues then we will have no earth and according to the amendments we have the right to sleep. I know for sure that a lot of rights are broken. I am a slave to The Pipeline. I am afraid of falling asleep and waking up in a world which we would have to use masks to breath. This pipeline will be the death of me.(The plaintiff walks inside the building and the scene ends with him shutting the door.)