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IRJE May 1st.

Divergent by Veronica Roth, Tobias sarcastically invites her to kill them, but Jeanine explains that she needs to conduct more tests first. Though the previous mind-numbing serum didn’t affect Divergents, she has created another substance that will.

“Eric called Al’s suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother’s death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn’t just that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.”

As he prepares to fire, she shoots him in the head. Next, she follows her mother’s directions to the building where her family is hiding. When Caleb lets her in, she sees they are with other members of Abnegation, including Marcus. Tris collapses from blood loss, and Caleb and her father remove the bullet from her shoulder and stitch up her wound. Caleb tells Tris he researched the vault serums as their mother requested.

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April 21st – PW. My passion for sport cars.

Since I was a kid I had the opportunity to get in some sports cars my dad owned. When I first went into the car I was loving the amount of buttons the car had. I loved the sound that the cars did when they turned on, it was so loud! My dad has always loved cars, so when he was 21 he decided to buy his first sports car, a Ferrari Testarossa. It was astonishing! It had a street red paint that made it look perfect.

By the time I was wrowing up my dad kept taking me into rides with him in the cars. I just loved the adrenaline that you develop when you pass +190 km/h. When I was 10, I started karting a lot, it was my favorite hobby. This stopped until I had 13, it was my first time that I could drive a true sports car for the first time, a Porsche Carrera 911s.

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April 7th, PW. Summer

Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year, and here is why.

In summer I always follow a family tradition that is going to Spain, arriving in Spain we always take a train that takes us to the city and then some of my father’s friends will be waiting for us. When I arrive I’m really happy because I see al my “Summer Friends” that live in the same place as I do.  Usually, the next day, we all meet up in a bar, in total, we are about 15. Summer in Spain is really fun because is a really safe place and you can do whatever you want. One of my favorite activities to do is mountain cycling and driving. When summer is finishing is the time to say bye to everyone and wait until December or the next Summer arrives.

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February 15th IRJE: Divergent

Veronica Roth, suddenly someone screams, and when the lights are turned on, Edward, who was ranked first, has a butter knife sticking out of his eye.

“‘We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.'”

Tris was calm in the room when she heard a scream, she ran out and so Edward with a knife in his eye, sh suddenly calms him and they realized that Peter and Christian are missing. Tris and Four believe it was Peter but they think is better to tell anyone until tomorrow in the cafeteria. The next day 4 people left the dauntless to avoid them getting cut by them, since that’s what they are here for, they don’t let anyone win the first place. Tris recapitulates and she goes to confront Peter when someone opened the door.

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March 1st IRJE: Divergent.

Veronica Roth, the game of capture the flag gives Tris a chance to show her true strengths. By climbing the Ferris wheel, she doesn’t just appear fearless: she also gains a real tactical advantage over the other team.

“Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.”

Tris and Four are fighting for the team’s victory, they are both helping each other and they are starting to have a deeper connection between each other that leads into their minds. This ability helped them to gain the flag while coming back they encounter the best player in the Dauntless. They fastly developed other integrities that led them to the victory and made them go back to their base.

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April 1st IRJE: Divergent.

Veronica Roth, When Four asks her name, she shortens it to “Tris.” The change reveals that despite her newfound independence, she’s still vulnerable to social pressure. Although she has joined Dauntless because it best represents her individual self, she chooses a name that conforms to the norms of her new faction.

“A new place, a new name. I can be remade here. ‘Tris,’ I say firmly.”

At this moment, not only does Tris adopt her new name, but she adopts a new her. By hating her plain Abnegation name, Tris shows her desire to make a change in her life and start back again. If she had not taken this decision she would have had trouble with the Dauntless. In order to fully prepare herself, she has to completely differentiate herself from the person she was once told to be and from the family that named her. This is yet another of her choices, a choice that changes her identity entirely.

 

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PW: What to do in Merida Mexico.

Merida is located in the northwest part of Yucatan, about 35 kilometers off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Merida is a really good place to visit because it has many touristic attractions. These are the three best tourist attractions in Merida, in my opinion.

  1. Cenotes: A cenote is a surface that connects with the subterranean water, they are called “large open pools” by tourists. They are mostly found inside the forest.
  2. Chicxulub Crater: This crater stroke 66 million years ago and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  3. Scuba Diving: Scuba diving here is a really amazing hobby. One of the most beautiful places in all of Mexico is just 1 hour away from Merida, in Cozumel. Cozumel is the 2nd place of the best coral barriers in the world.

 

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IRJE, Divergent

Erudite has published two more articles attacking Abnegation. the primary accuses them of withholding goods, and therefore the second argues that politicians shouldn’t be chosen from one faction.

“I didn’t get down the roof because I wanted to be just like the Dauntless. I jumped off because I already was like them, and that I wanted to point out myself to them. I wanted to acknowledge a neighborhood of myself that Abnegation demanded that I hide”

Though the initiates are almost totally quarantined from the surface world, they are doing have access to those biased reports attacking Abnegation and its leaders. Worse, the Candor initiates seem to be in on the scheme. Molly was told by the reporter that blatant lies to form the Abnegation leaders, specifically Tris’ father, seem evil, and Peter is doing his best to spread the misinformation among the opposite initiates.

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IRJE Hunger Games

Katniss recognizes the strange creatures chasing Cato as mutations, hybrid animals engineered by the Capitol. These mutations look like giant wolves but can walk upright like humans.

“The boy took one look back as if checking that the coast was clear”

Cato runs to the big rock and Katniss follows, but she realizes Peeta can’t keep up because of his injured leg. Unable to help him from the ground, she climbs to the top of the rock and fires arrows at the approaching mutations, allowing Peeta to climb up just in time to escape them.

 

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PW Feb 7th / How hockey works

Ice hockey is considered the fastest sport in the world and such as, new players when trying to understand the game they have a really bad time to understand what happens in each moment and why there are so many interruptions.

Ice hockey matches consist of three 20 minute periods with a 15 minute rest period between them. Time will only be in motion when the puck is too, so any interruption, foul or goal will cause it to stop. Each team has the possibility to make a timeout in each match.

In the case of a tie at the end of the three periods, an extra time (Over Time) will be played that lasts 5 minutes. As in football with the golden goal, the team that scores take the game. In the NHL 3 vs 3 is played and in Europe 4 vs 4. If there is no tiebreaker in the OT there will be penalties.

According to international regulations in the field, there may be 20 skaters and 2 goalkeepers while in the NHL it is reduced to 18 in the field, between attackers and defenders, and two goalkeepers. There can be no more than six players on the court, usually 5 + 1, and there are no limitations on the changes.

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PW: Top 3 Common Phobias

Phobias are the most common and persistent fear about an animal, object, place, etc. These phobias are treated with psychotherapy called exposure. One of the most common phobias is acrophobia. This is the fear of heights, it affects 5% of the whole population and it is treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Another really common phobia is arachnophobia, this is clearly a fear to spiders, as well as some insects with the same body. This phobia affects 6.1% of the whole population in the world, this phobia can also be treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but an easier way will be meditating.

Last but not least Hemophobia, the fear of blood. This phobia can be more commonly seen in kids from 10-13 years old and it affects 4% worldwide. This phobia will be treated with tension which is a method that applies tension into muscles so people don’t faint.

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IRJE Hunger Games

Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. At training, Katniss watches the other tributes. Almost all are bigger than her, though many are clearly underfed. The tributes from the wealthier districts are all healthy. Some of them, called Career Tributes, train all their lives to compete in the Games.

When I was younger, I scared my mother to death, the things I would blurt out about District 12, about the people who rule our country, Panem, from the far-off city called the Capitol. Eventually, I understood this would only lead us to more trouble. So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.

This entry describes a couple of Katniss’ attributes that are key to her excursion through the novel. To begin with, they delineate that she has an inborn comprehension of the treacheries sustained by the Capitol, just as an innate progressive sparkle. In any case, she has learned in her life that reasonability recommends a stoical standpoint, which she embraces so as to not cause to notice herself. Her “unconcerned veil” encourages her to accommodate her family. This constrained frame of mind is one that she will challenge all through the experience so as to rediscover who she is where it counts: a progressive with a profound feeling of compassion for those tormented by foul play.

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The American Sports Cars / Personal Writing

American Sports Cars:

A sports vehicle is a car planned more for execution than for conveying travelers or gear. Sports vehicles are known for their lightweight, speed, deft taking care of, and appearance. They include extraordinary hardware, and with scarcely any special cases, producers make just restricted quantities of them. Accordingly, pound for pound they cost more than most different vehicles. Well known games vehicles incorporate the Chevrolet Corvette of the US, the Alfa – Romeo, and Ferrari of Italy, the Panther XK-E, MGB, and Triumph TR-7 of the Assembled Realm, the Porsche 911 and Mercedes 300 SL of Germany, and the Mazda Miata and Nissan 370ZX of Japan.

Qualities. Most games autos are two-seaters with low ground leeway and streamlined structures that empower them to slice through the air effectively. With for the most part great capacity to weight proportions, these vehicles frequently quicken more rapidly than different autos do. Sports vehicles have execution tires and propelled suspension frameworks. Sports autos frequently fill in as methods for testing new car innovation before it gets ordinary in regular vehicles. For instance, automakers have utilized games autos to show the efficiencies of multi-valve, overhead cam motor plans, rack and pinion guiding, and four-wheel circle brakes before they were consolidated in cheap traveler vehicles.

Cars started to be driven as wearing vehicles in the late 1800s. Around then, rich aficionados began dashing each other on open streets from town to town. The principal officially sorted outrace that occurred in France in 1895. This race and others like it supported the improvement of the car, and soon exceptional vehicles were being worked for hustling. Vehicles in the US in the mid-1900s were light, rough, and incredible. Surely understood models of the time incorporated the Hayes-Apperson “Rabbit,” Chadwick Incredible Six, the Lozier Briarcliff, the Mercer Type 35 Raceabout, and the Stutz Bearcat. As time passed by, be that as it may, the size of cars expanded. By the 1930s, the main sports cars made in the US were the Reddish, Line, and Duesenberg, and a similar organization made every one of the three.

By the 1940s, open-haggle vehicle hustling had become the most mainstream motorsport in the US. However, in the late 1940s and mid-1950s, there was a recovery of enthusiasm for light, snappy vehicles. Various little, brief organizations jumped up to create sports vehicles—among them the Kaiser Darrin and the Crosley Superstar. In the interim, sports vehicle creation was genuinely solid in Europe when World War II (1939-1945). Among the most significant games autos fabricated in the Assembled Realm were the MG, Austin-Healey, and Triumph. Starting in the late 1940s, such names as Puma of the Assembled Realm, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo of Italy, and Porsche of Germany turned out to be outstanding for dashing and sports vehicles. These autos were found by American G.I.s positioned in Europe after the war and took back to the US. Before long neighborhood sports vehicle clubs were set up, and autos were hustled on a couple of street courses like Watkins Glen in New York and on previous air terminals, such as Sebring in Florida.

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Top 3 Mexican Tradition – Personal Writing

Mexico is a country with a very rich history, which is reflected in the customs and traditions that honor its citizens and of which they feel very proud. These are the most popular customs and traditions of Mexico that identify it throughout the world.

  1. Dia de la Virgen de GuadalupeA devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe is deeply rooted in the Mexican people, so the celebration of her day is one of the most important and popular traditional festivals. It is celebrated December 12, the last date on which the virgin appeared to San Juan Diego on the hill El Tepeyac. The celebrations begin on December 11 at 6:45 p.m. with a popular serenade to the virgin, as well as other tributes to her. It is customary that at 12:00 a.m. musicians and artists sing the traditional “mañanitas” to the virgin.
  2. Dia de MuertosIt is one of the most traditional festivals in Mexico. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. According to the traditions, that day the deceased visit their relatives in the physical world, traveling the path of petals that they have made to guide them. One of the traditional elements of this festival is the altar. Here people place the offerings that they will give to the dead: food and drink. The altar, adorned with a white tablecloth, is made up of several steps, whose meaning is as follows: the first represents grandparents and adults, the second is for the rest. During this celebration, cemeteries are decorated with festive themes and people happily share them.
  3. Independence DayIt is celebrated on September 16 in every corner of Mexico. It has its beginning on the night of the 15th, when people begin to congregate in the main squares and baseboards of each city or town. The highlight is when the president (in the base of Mexico City) or a member of the local government (inside) simulates the famous “Grito de Independencia”, they ring the bell and wave the national flag, recreating what was done by Father Hidalgo on September 16, 1810. To celebrate it, all the cities dress up to the party. In the surroundings of the squares, food stalls are established in which traditional dishes representative of Mexican cuisine are offered, such as chiles en nogada and mole poblano. The party culminates when attendees shout full of pride: “Long live Mexico!”

To finalize, Mexico has been and will be a country with a lot of traditions that will honor all the citizens.

 

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IRJE – Hunger Games

The book continues as it is the first day of training. For three days, the twenty-four tributes will all practice together, then on the final afternoon, they perform in private in front of the Gamemakers, the officials who run the Games. Haymitch asks Katniss and Peeta if they want to train together or separately, in case one has a secret skill she or he might not want the other to know about it. Peeta already knows Katniss is an excellent hunter, and Katniss feels surprised at the thought that Peeta must sometimes think of her.

In District 12, we call them the Career Tributes or just the Careers. And like as not, the winner will be one of them.

Katniss’s explanation of what a Career Tribute occurs when the tributes gather together for their first day of training in Chapter 7. As Katniss explains, the Career Tributes are those tributes from the wealthier districts (typically Districts 1, 2, and 4) who have trained their whole lives to take part in the Hunger Games.

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IRJE – Hunger Games

The book continues as Peeta volunteers to clean up Haymitch, who is drunk and has fallen in his own vomit. While Katniss sits in her room, she wonders why Peeta did this, then realizes he may just be kind. She decides this is more dangerous to her than an unlikable Peeta and determines not to get any closer to him. When she throws the cookies his father gave her out the window, they land in a field of dandelions, and she remembers gathering dandelions with Prim after she realized she would have to feed her family.

I want the audience to recognize you when you’re in the arena,” says Cinna dreamily. “Katniss, the girl who was on fire.

Cinna says these words to Katniss in Chapter 5 as he prepares her dress for the opening ceremony of the Hunger Games. The quote points to one of the main themes of the novel: the importance of appearances. Cinna understands how necessary it is to make Katniss stand out, not just for the sake of vanity, but because he knows that appearances in the Hunger Games can have a significant, tangible effect.

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IRJE – Hunger Games

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The book starts as the protagonist Katniss Everdeen, who tells her story in the first person, wakes up. It is the day of the reaping. She sees her little sister, Prim, asleep in bed with their mother across the room. Katniss puts on her clothes to go hunting. The area where she and her family live is called the Seam, and it’s part of District 12.

The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast was clear, then, his attention back on the pig, he threw a loaf of bread in my direction. The second quickly followed, and he sloshed back to the bakery, closing the kitchen door tightly behind him.

This quotation occurs toward the end of Chapter 2, as Katniss relates her first encounter with Peeta once Peeta has been selected as District 12’s male tribute. Katniss credits Peeta’s actions with essentially saving her life at the time and helping her realize that she would have to act as the provider for her family. When Peeta gave Katniss the bread, Katniss and her family were basically starving. The bread Peeta gave her allowed them to have their first real meal in a long while, and when Katniss saw Peeta the next day at the same time she saw the dandelion in the schoolyard, she realized that, if she wanted her family to eat, she would have to hunt and forage like her father taught her to feed them.

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Personal Writing: What is technology?

What is Technology?

Technology is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and it can be embedded in machines system’s use, and then producing an outcome is referred to as technology systems or technological systems. 

The simplest form of technology is developing and use go basic tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food, and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment. Developments in historic times, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.

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IRJE: All Quiet on the Western Front.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is a novel based on the WWI literature which follows the story of one of the soldiers, Paul Baumer. This soldier and his friends joined the army because they heard a speech from their teacher Kantorek. He also narrates the story of his buddies that were signed to go with him to fight for the German army versus the French soldiers. 

“We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world, and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” (C. 5 ) 

This quote explains the view of the young soldiers, who were sent to fight. These young soldiers left their families to serve the country, to come, heroes, which is something patriotic because I can’t even imagine myself in that situation. 

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Summative Assessment, WWI.

WWI was better known as the Great War. It was a fight between different countries including Allied Powers and Central Powers. This war took place in Europe, Africa, Middle East, China and finally in the Indian and North and South Atlantic Ocean. It started on July 28th, 1914 and finished on November 11th, 1918. (4 years, 3 months and 2 weeks). This war is remembered as a fight that had a lot of lost soldiers in battle, but it is also remembered as a new start, a new start to make a better place. The remembrance day is celebrated on November 11th. This day recalls the end of the hostility of the First World War. This event is also called Poppy Day.

“We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world, and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.”(Ch. 5)

This is a quote from the book: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. This book was part of the readings in class. It explains the view of how WWI was and how young people like the narrator took place in the war. I really think that going to the war at that age was something really brave.

This was some of the issues people had to deal with in war, and when it was already ceased.

Economic Issues: Germany and Great Britain spent 60% of the money the economy produced. They also had to ask for money to other countries and they had to make more money to buy different guns needed for war.

Social Issues: The war changed all the society, all the birth rates decreased in big quantities, a lot of people lost their home due to the bombardier planes. Women also started to replace men in factories and offices. The people in the upper class lost most of their power leading in the society.

Political Issues: This war brought the end of 4 different monarchies: Russia, Germany, Austria and the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. There were also new countries made out of the old empires.

In the last years, humans have been learning how to prevent all the conflicts and wars as possible, they can only be prevented just if we have a lot of hard thinking. There are a lot of factors that have been contributing for example: reducing armed conflicts of proxy wars, there are some research such as the Human Security that have pointed that peace negotiations reduce the violent conflicts even if they are not successful.

If I had to organize a ceremony for the remembrance day I definitely would invite all the veterans and the families that had lost someone in the war. Each ceremony has some readings so I would like to read Flanders Fields that is a nice poem that can commemorate soldiers.

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Cinder IRJE/Oct 15

Cinder is now healed. Dr. Ender has a vision of what is going to happen in the future, so he decides to get Cinder’s bloodline. When he finally gets it Cinder says that she might need to help Queen Levana, so that’s the moment that Dr. Ender tells Cinder who is her family. 

He pulled his hat off. “I’m sorry, Cinder. I should have gone about this a better way. Yes, your mother is dead. I do not know who your father is or if he is alive. Your mother was, shall we say…known for her promiscuity.”

She felt her hopes shrivel. “Oh.”

“And you have an aunt.”

“An aunt?”

Dr. Erland squeezed the hat in both hands. “Yes. It’s Queen Levana.”

Cinder blinked at him.

“My dear girl. You are Princess Selene.”

This quote gives me a feeling of sadness but at the same time a feeling of relieve, because, in one part it is sad that you don’t know your family and when you get a notice about it they tell you some important members of your family died. On the other hand, it finally relieves you and you now know who are you and who your parents were or are. Cinder noticed that she was really trying to help her dead mom and that she is the princess. 

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Cinder IRJE

Cinder is still battleing vs the new “electro era”. She got injured by Prince Kai, she couldnt move and she was sitting on the ground, while Prince Kai was still in shock until he said that he was seeing things which was used as an excuse. After all the tension she got up and they tried to squeeze her into the doctor’s schedule.

KAI RECEIVED TWO COMMS BETWEEN THE TIME THEY LEFT THE elevator and the time they reached Dr. Erland’s office—Cinder knew because she could hear the chime from his belt—but he didn’t answer them. He insisted on helping her down the hallway, despite her protests that she could walk just fine, despite the curious stares of passersby. Curious stares did not seem to bother the prince half so much as they bothered her.

He didn’t knock when they reached the office, and Dr. Erland, upon seeing who had burst in without announcement, did not seem surprised when he saw the prince.

“It happened again,” said Kai. “Her fainting, whatever it is.”

Dr. Erland’s blue eyes switched to Cinder.

“It’s gone now,” she said. “I’m fine.”

“You’re not fine,” said Kai. “What causes it? What can we do to make it stop?”

“I’ll take a look at her,” said Dr. Erland. “We will see what can be done to keep it from happening again.”

Kai seemed to think this was an acceptable answer, but only barely. “If you need funds to do the research…or special equipment, or anything.”

“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” said the doctor. “She probably just needs another adjustment.”

Cinder clenched her teeth as her lie detector flashed at her. He was lying to the prince again. He was lying to her. But Kai didn’t object, didn’t question. He sucked in a deep breath and faced Cinder. The expression made her uncomfortable—the look that suggested she was a china doll, easily shattered.

This quote expresses how Kai didn’t tolerate when they lie to him so he just made the expression so she could tell that he was mad at her, this always says that there is some people that are easily “manipulated” by some other people. (I choose this quote because lying is something that is done a lot in society, so this gives an understanding of how some people don’t tolerate lies.

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Personal Writing – Which superpower do you prefer? (Invisibility or Mind Reading) 

 

If I had the option to have the superpower of mind-reading or be invisible, why? 

Because you can do whatever you want is invisible and you don’t have any problems, for example: grab the food you want, clothes from a store, be in places where people don’t notice you are in, etc. There is a lot of things that you can actually do while you are invisible. As well as reading minds. 

I really like the superpower of reading minds, is something that I really think about, because you don’t know what people think about you or what they think of some comment you made, other reason is if they are talking about you, or about someone else, or when they are even lying to you.  People will not have any excuse about what they are saying, you can just manipulate everything, for example, court, conversations, robbing, tests, thoughts, etc. 

But of course you need to be able to control and know how to use this superpower because if they take advantage saying that how do you know about that if I didn’t even tell you, and that is something that will lead to friend crumbling, and then other people will know and you will end up with no friends. 

On the other hand, while being invisible, you can do so many things with any problems, it is probably more helpful than reading minds, because if you want to travel to a place you could just enter the plane with no problem or if someone is talking bad about something or someone counting you, you can just go to the place and start hearing what they are saying.

I would like to stay with invisibility because is something that would be really useful in the daily life of a person. 

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Personal Writing – Climate Change

 

Climate change is a big factor that is affecting the world and the people living in it. If we don’t make a change now the world will keep going through the wrong path and there are some people that actually don’t care, for example, the president of Brasil. He and his government are the ones responsible of the Amazonas disaster, in which thousands of cubic kilometers were burnt just because he wanted to make some contracts to make some planning and use that space for other things. If you don’t know the Amazonas Forest is called like the world’s lungs, this forest is located at Brasil and it is probably the biggest forest in the world, this forest is needed to reduce the carbon dioxide in the air, and give oxygen. There is a worldwide climate change protest (September 27th) in which people reunite in a certain place and make posters and different speeches or things about the topic. There are millions of people in this protest just trying to make a change by talking but we need to make a change, you can keep saying to change or different things but there are some “ignorant” people that just say that there needs to be a change but they still throw garbage on the floor, politicians need to actually help in this type of situation instead of using the money for corruption and other things that are not needed at the moment. 

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IRJE: Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. A 16-year-old female, that it has mechanisms, it takes place in New Beijing, the Blue Fever starts which is a disease that has no cure.

Smiling through locked teeth, Cinder gestured at the prince. “Iko, please pay your respects to our customer.” She lowered her voice. “His Imperial Highness.”

Iko craned her head, aiming the round sensor up at the prince, who towered more than three feet above her. The light flared as her scanner recognized him. “Prince Kai,” she said, her metallic voice squeaking. “You are even more handsome in person.”

Cinder’s stomach twisted in embarrassment, even as the prince laughed.

“That’s enough, Iko. Get in the booth.

“You don’t see a personality like that every day,” said Prince Kai, leaning against the booth’s door frame as if he brought androids to the market all the time. “Did you program her yourself?” (p. 2)

Prince Kai wanted to say that there is different personality and you can’t see them everyday in the same place.

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