My favorite statistics benchmark was most definitely the first quarter benchmark. This benchmark was about calculating the consumer price index of various supermarkets all over Philadelphia. This was a group project, and my group members were Michael Kelly and Mary Altamuro. The stores we obtained all of our information from were Thrift Way N’ Shoppin’ Bag, Acme, and Pathmark. This project helped us by letting us use univariate and bivariate data. We were able to use mean, median, mode, Q1 and Q3 and range to calculate the difference in prices between the stores and figure out which store was the cheapest. This project is my favorite because I was able to do much more for my group than in any other project. I was able to go to the stores and check out the prices for the items we picked out and calculate the percentages and prove it using histograms and pie charts. This benchmark has also laid important groundwork for me to continue on in statistics. It taught me about all of the things I mentioned above, (Mean, median, mode, etc.). It also taught me the proper usage of histograms, stem-leaf plots, and box-whisker plots. Finally, I was able to learn some outside world experience from this. I learned that all stores are not the same. Sometimes prices differ because of the brands of food or just because of where it is sold. I noticed that the same items that were sold at Acme and Shop rite were considerably lower than the items sold at the Fresh Grocer. We connected this to the neighborhood the Fresh Grocer was in. Stores in wealthy neighborhood tend to have higher prices.
Research: I researched information on what consumer price index is and how it’s useful and effective for the costumer.
I collaborated with Mike Kelly, and Mary Altamuro,
: My group and I presented our work and on keynote and the presentation went well.
I worked very hard on this benchmark and I feel as though it was the most in compelling subject that we worked on.
Now jimmy’s only 20 years of age.
He has a dead end job with minimum wage.
He has a girlfriend that has to lay,
15 guys for 60 dollars a day.
He dropped out of school to be with his honey
Now they got a child and they're running out of money
Life is so very dangerous and so it seems
The only place he’s safe is in his dreams
So jimmy nods his head, brushes his teeth, turns out the lights and goes to sleep
Praying one day he'll find a place with no worry or any type of haste.
Next thing he knows, he’s riding on a tiger
His girls on his left, their daughter right beside her
They're riding through the jungle, strong and fast
They ride off a cliff but the fall don’t last.
Now they're riding in a jet, sitting first class
With hearts full of hope, and pockets full of cash.
Now hey land inside a active volcano
He asks her hand in marriage, she really cant say no
Next it’s the wedding small and bliss
Its finally time, he goes for the kiss
emotions run deep. the good guy finally wins
Its his first and last chance to repent for his sins
He holds her tight. their souls begin to blend
But nothing after that. the dream just ends....
R.I.P Brian Jr
Lived a little black boy in the middle of the ghetto
Pretty good kid but he always found trouble
Inner city life it ain't hard to find trouble
No income in the home you find struggle
2 years struggling it's no puzzle
He hit the block hard and found him a hustle
Burned the wrond bridge and now he needs muscle
He tried to let it go but the streets don't forgive
I guess they ain't heard of live and let live
But after going round and round he broke it down finally found out
That only god can save him now
Save me now, please save me now, save me now, please save me now
I'm on my knees, down at the floor
You're the one i need oh lord
Save me now
I heard the story many times before/still i'm wondering
How in the world did i get here/and what am i doing
Took the ring and acted like i do/without the ceremony
Now i got three little ones and i'm/hurting and i'm lonely
Threw away my dreams when i left school/now i'm 22 never should've choose him over you
Take me away/i don't wanna stay here
I wanna go/back to the beginning
To that place/where love is forever
You and me together
Lord will you please
HERE is the link to the project.
One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.
The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.
Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.
"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"
"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.
"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"
Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"
"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"
"Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.
"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"
So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.
Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.
"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"
The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.
"I could not help myself. It is my nature."
Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.
Self destruction - "Its my Nature", said the Scorpion...
She is someone who is of African American descent.
She is someone who is tall, almost as tall as I
she is someone who is Light skinned, with Long, dark brown hair
She is someone with big, dark brown eyes
She is someone who has a smile that brightens any room
She is someone who loves animals
She is someone who loves candy
She is someone who can hold her own in a video game tournament
She is someone who can spend her life at sea, she swims that well
She is someone who knows her way around a city, as long as it isn't Philadelphia
She is someone with her mind in the clouds, only because her
dreams are there
She is someone who is willing to go the extra mile for people in spite of herself
She is someone who can deal with the weight of the world because its her nature
She is someone that can keep a smile on her face no matter what the situation
She is someone who has her weak moments, but no one would ever know it.
She is someone who I can go to, to talk about anything
She is someone who comforts me and makes me feel like I am special
She is someone who I feel sees the real me, even when I put on a mask for other
She is someone that keeps me going when I can’t think of any other reason to go
She is someone…someone I will forever hold dear to my heart
They, whoever they may be, slip the players coded messages that we have to decode and use to track down clues that lead to more coded messages and more clues. Imagine the best afternoon you've ever spent prowling the streets of a city, checking out all the weird people, funny hand bills, streetmaniacs, and funky shops. Now add a scavenger hunt to that, one that requires you to research crazy old films and songs and teen culture from around the world and across time and space. get it now?? well thats basically my sales pitching story fo the night
My countries were Egypt and Kenya. Egypt is Sub Saharan Africa while the other, the middle east. Choosing my countries and Finding the information was the easiest part. I found multiple websites that had tons of information. The hardest part was putting the information in a presentable form. It was difficult to choose a way to represent the data and put it in a way that made it worth seeing. I would spend more time making it more presentable if i could. I wanted to do something extra but didnt have the time.
Benchmarks are difficult....Capstones are nightmares
Alright! Today, we are introducing a new student to Lenten High.” Exclaimed Mr. Tomonaga. “Please welcome, Daichi Tatsuya.” At first, no one came into the room. But after a moments’ hesitation, a young boy, about the age of fifteen walked in. Standing at about 5’8, right under where his name was written on the board, was a young looking, light skinned boy sporting a ponytail with electrifying green eyes. He was wearing a sweater vest, sweat pants with cuffs at the bottom and American high-top sneakers. Everyone in the classroom became momentarily silent as Daichi waved awkwardly. After introductions were over, everyone continued to talk amongst each other and pay no attention to the New Kid. Daichi slowly began his short walk toward his desk. To him, that walk felt like; a hike through the jungle, a voyage on the sea, a long catwalk in which everyone and everything was just waiting for him to mess up. As Daichi finally found his seat, he didn’t notice the person watching him: Ramona Toru-Nakamura. Ramona’s seat was one spot to the left and two seats behind Daichi’s and she began to enjoy Daichi’s presence before she even spoke to him.
Happy Ending: Have you ever picked the petals off a daisy? asked yourself over & over " Loves me, Loves me not"...I havent Cause she's always loved me...
Melancholy Ending: Arent stories supposed to have happy endings? no?...guess not, because what we have in front of us, was, is, and will never be happy...
Unknown where the Cursed Wave was born...
After the stars doth cross the heavens...
The sky in the East doth darken.
And air doth fills with mourning.
From the chosen land beyond the forest,
A sign of the Wave comes.
Riding the Wave is: Skeith, the Shadow of Death,
to drown all that stands.
Mirage of Deceit, Innis,
Betray all with the flawed image,
and did aid the Wave.
And by the Power of Magus,
a drop from the Wave doth reach the heavens,
and creates a new Wave.
With the Wave, Fidchell,
the power to tell the dark future,
hope darkens, sadness and despair rule.
Gorre schemes when swallowed by the Cursed Wave.
Macha seduces with the sweet trap.
Wave reaches the Pinnacle, and escape none can.
Tarvos still remains with more cruelty to punish and destroy.
And with the turbulent destruction after the Wave.
Only a void remains.
From deep within the void arrives Corbenik.
Yet to return, the shadowed one.
Who quests for the Twilight Dragon
Rumbles the Dark Hearth,
And Helba, Queen of the Dark, has raised finally her army.
Apeiron, King of Light, beckons...
At the base of the rainbow they meet.
Against the abominable "Wave," together they fight.
Alba's lake boils.
Light's great tree doth fall.
Power - all now to droplets turned in the temple of Arche Koeln.
Returns to nothing, this world of shadowless ones.
Never to return, the shadowless one.
Who quests for the Twilight Dragon.
The wife buffeted by "waves" turns her back on the field.
The daughter that waited for the shadows repeated,
"For sure... For sure I can go home."
But the girl did not know...
The truth that waited at the end of the journey
The eternal mourning of her land.
In the place of the calamitous, only life was known.
After the circling stars
When the eastern dark void, the air full of despair
In the depths of the divided forest, in the land of Karma,
Riding fast on the path is Skeith
Bearing death's shadow, it eliminates all that seek to thwart it.
The Confusing Mirage, Innis
Deceives those that see it with illusions, rescues the waves
The wave soaring high, when its head is smashed,
A new wave will emerge
To become Magus's power.
When questioning the wave,
Hope's light will be lost when he speaks of the dark future of where
sorrow and resignation reign.
Using Fiddlehiem's Technique
When engulfed by the Waves of Calamity, Gorre will plan
The sweet snare of conciliation is Macha
The Waves, an exceeding maelstrom
Nothing can escape
When you think you have escaped, Tarvos exists
To destroy those with his exceeding cruelty
Upon violent requital, only to remain is the void, the vacant darkness
is the harbinger that Corbenik is to appear.
I chose my items based on how easy they were to compare to my life. Al ot of the items were easy enough to compare to my life but others were difficult and almost impossible. It was an easy, but time consuming process. The idea of it was easy, finding all of the items and writing about all of them became a time consuming task as the days went on though. i believe that my life would become more affected by the American Government. I plan to diverge myself as much as i can into politics because i want to know exactly whats going on when im voting or buying things from stores.
For the final step of my blog post I decided to trace my steps for this project to revisit and redesign my first blog post. I realized that the reason the congressman I was trying to reach wouldn’t respond was most likely because I didn’t present my information in a fashion that was both interesting and compelling, so I have decided to “start again” and reconfigure this so I can make progress in a different way.
My idea is to convince the Politian’s to keep the minimal drinking age 21 and not raise it as they had previously planned to. Although it may seem like a mute cause, its something I feel is worth fighting for, and will once again establish my opinion on the matter.
Previously, I had tried to get in touch with congress through emails. It was less than successful. I have decided that this time around I will take a more direct approach by gaining the attention of my peers in a similar age group and getting them to commit to the cause themselves. Alone, one can accomplish something but together we can accomplish many more things.
The bureaucratic "task" we selected was legally obtaining a gun license in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the process of going through the Gun Unit Personnel to obtain a license to rightfully own and operate a gun.
The first thing we did was research information on the process of obtaining a gun in different states and how they were different. Afterwards, we dived into the web to find out the exact process off getting a license.
The paper work to that I needed to fill out was quick and basic. it was more or less a page worth of questions about myself such as "have you ever been arrested, used drugs, drink often or been in a mental institution.
If i could have changed on think about the process, i would have changed the length it took. it seemed to not take enough time to get the license. Theres a lot of other information that could have been asked about such as does your family have a history with guns or such?
I feel the system needs to be be complicated so that everyone cant just get what they need. If everyone could just apply for such things it would make the system too easy to get around.
It’s almost time to begin to take action. I’ve gather the information and the motivation, now all that is left is to put the plan into motion to make sure they do not lower the drinking age too 25. After finding out a lot of information, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to reach the senate is through rallies and demonstrations. I chose this because I’ve seen other forms of gaining attention in action, such as petitions, phone calls and emails, and I know from personal experience that using such methods in this situation would only delay the process.
The 1st thing I plan to do is spread the word about my cause. There can’t be a rally if people don’t know what they’re rallying for. The second thing I need to do is draw the attention of the media. Although some people may disagree with this at first, any publicity is good Publicity. The next thing I would do is search for a good time and date to have the rally and where. There are many factors for this so I need to think carefully. Because my father knows Mayor Nutter, I might be able to get him to support me or help me in some manner when doing this for real. As time marches on the and the days for until this project insues, im growing more anxious for the day to arrive.
here is the published link to the google doc where my project is at. again
For generations, humans have had the competitive edge over other species on this earth because of one amazing feature we have that other creatures don’t. Our opposable thumbs. We have these amazing appendages and we use them to do things most other creatures couldn’t even begin understand. For those of you who don’t know, “an opposable thumb is a physical adaptation. An adaptation is a feature that helps a plant or animal survive in its habitat. Adaptations can either be physical (a part of the body) or a behavior an organism has developed.” Thumbs have helped us with things we normally could never do. They let us hold things, make tools to work and work those tools. They even let us give thumbs up. They do so much for us that we sometimes even forget how important they are. Years of evolution have let us go this far with thumbs and they will not stop now.