Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Entire Junior Class at Sandwich High School Decides to Drop Out to Join the Circus

By: Mia DeFelice and Abby Rendon 

Five hundred students, mostly consisting of juniors, dropped out of local high school last Thursday in hopes of creating a circus. The revolt was led by juniors Mia DeFelice and Abby Rendon when they asked for longer lunch times, and the request was ignored. 

When asked why they decided to take such extreme measures, Rendon claimed, "We just wanted a couple extra minutes to eat our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and we were very upset when our needs were not met." Their plan is to create a circus consisting of any junior/ high school student that wants to participate and knows how to make a sandwich. STEM students are not allowed to participate in the circus. 

When we asked DeFelice what the circus would consist of, she claimed, "The plan is not perfect, yet, and we are still figuring out what the circus will be. However, we have no regrets about dropping out. We just knew that we wanted to get away from such a hypocritical, confining school." Other students began to support Rendon and DeFelice in their protest when free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were offered for anyone that wished to drop out with them. 

Local parents have spoken out concerns about the students' plan. They are worried that the young adults will acquire too much wealth, and then refuse to donate some of that money to the Corporation of Peanut Butter and Jelly Foundation Association, also known as COPBAJFA. Other parents have donated hundreds of cans of peanut butter and even jelly to the students' circus in hopes of gaining free tickets to their first show, which will take place in the high school gym on April 13th. 

The administration of the local school spoke out this past week and said, "Although we are disheartened that our beloved class of 2019 has dropped out in its entirety, we are happy to support them in their right to protest. Our lunch times are currently 25 minutes long, which we believe is sufficient time to eat a sandwich. We are standing strong on our refusal of their request, and we wish them the best in their journey in the wonderful field of circusness." 

The students are hoping to gain support from anybody around the country. Rendon and DeFelice put out an announcement on social media this past weekend, saying "If you agree with us and would like to join our circus, please contact us immediately at peanutbutterandjellycircus@hotmail.com. We are open to anybody who would like to join, but please, as stated earlier, no STEM students." We wish the class the best of luck in their journey. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Real or Fake Articles?

Partner: Abby Rendon
This website looks fake because there are links that look unfinished, and the information listed looks unreasonable. If it were true that we could ensure our children would be free of illnesses and diseases, this would have come out a long time ago, and we would no longer have the problem of cancer and heart-disease. Also, the buttons on the website do not look realistic, and lead to irrelevant and unreliable pages. 

Usually when there are websites for towns or cities, they will be run by the town or government, and they will have more than just a couple sentences telling facts. Also, there is a list at the bottom of the page that contains random links that are not related to Mankato at all. The facts listed in the paragraphs are informal and contain contradicting information. 

It is not possible to buy ancestors. At the bottom of the page, there is a disclaimer that states it may not be allowed in all states, which gives a hint that the website is not real. There are also comments made by different people that indicate that the website is not real or trustworthy.

Dog Island
This website is clearly fake because it is not possible for thousands of dogs to live in isolation on an island. The dogs would die without food source and fresh water, which is provided by humans. Dogs are dependent on humans. There is also a "free puppies" button, which leads to a fake website as well. I do not think anybody would want to pay to send their dogs away to an island if they love them.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pano_Perspective Image

For this assignment, Abby and I decided to try both the panorama and the perspective image because we thought it would be fun to try them both. My sister helped us take the perspective image. We stood in my bonus room and positioned ourselves so that it looked like Abby was standing on my hand. This was tricky because my thumb kept getting in the way, so I had to try to hide it behind my other fingers. It was also difficult because we wanted to go outside to have more space, but it was raining, so we had to use a smaller space inside. The panorama picture was fun to do. Abby took the picture while I pretended to try to get the television to work. At first, we tried to do a panorama of myself lifting weights, but the weights were too heavy to hold for a long period of time, so we changed it to a remote control. I took Abby's photo for her panorama. I moved the camera slowly from left to right and directed her to run around the back of me when she was out of the frame, and when to stop and pose for the next frame. Overall, I thought it was a fun project to do.