Chinese culture

China is a country in Asia that has existed for more than 5,000 years. There are many religious beliefs in China like: Confucianism, Buddhism, etc. Pandas are a very important animal in China, they are one of the things that they are most known for. They are most known for their Great Wall, which is more than 13,000 miles long.

In China, there was a very bad time period, with a lot of suffering: the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Many people were hungry and didn’t have a lot of money, and there were many fights that led to deaths. The Revolution occurred in 1966 until 1976 when the leader of it passed away. It happened because the communist leader, Mao Zedong, believed that China’s government was being led in the wrong direction. Mao Zedong said that he believed that the government was becoming more secretive, but his real reason for taking control was that he wanted more power in the government.

The main people involved in the Chinese Cultural Revolution was the leader Mao Zedong, the government, and The Red Guards, which were the people who worked supporting Mao Zedong. If the main reason for the Chinese Cultural Revolution wasn’t for them to make China and its government better, it would be because Mao Zedong wanted more power for himself. The Chinese Cultural Revolution finally ended in 1976 because Mao, the leader passed away.

There were many outcomes because of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, including that it impacted childrens’ education because The Red Guards were attacking teachers. The factories were affected because there was a short supply of resources, and there were many deaths.

A short term effect of the Cultural Revolution were the deaths, and the lack of education and resources. It is significant today because it changed most of China’s old customs, habits, culture, and the people’s ways of life. There were no revolutions after the Chinese Cultural Revolution.





Fun facts about dolphins

Dolphins live in all oceans, and even in some important rivers, and dolphins have been on earth for 15 million years.

There are different foods for different dolphins, like the large ones eat marine mammals like seals or sea lions, and sometimes turtles, and the smaller ones eat fish like herring, cod or mackerel, squid, and other cephalopods. How much dolphins eat depends on how much they weigh. An average dolphin weighs 200-250 kg and will eat between 10 kg to 25 kg of fish every day.

Their are nearly 40 different types of dolphins swimming in the waters of the world, and dolphins are known for their playful behavior. They are highly intelligent, and they are as smart as apes.

A dolphin calf nurses for up to two years, and calves stay with their mothers from three to eight years.

Because dolphins are mammals, they need to come to the surface of the water to breathe, and unlike land mammals that breathe and eat through their mouths, dolphins have separate holes for each task. Dolphins can hold their breath underwater for eight to ten minutes, but some can hold their breath for 15 minutes. Dolphins breathe through their blowhole, which is actually covered when they go under water.

Dolphins have few natural enemies, and humans are their main threat. Pollution, fishing, and hunting are some other threats.

The largest dolphin species is the orca, or the killer whale. Male orcas grow to about 25 feet in length and weigh about 19,000 pounds.

The most a dolphin can live for is 40 years, and for the orca, it is 70-80 years. Dolphins cannot fully go into deep sleep because they need to breathe, and their brains are half asleep.

The name of the female dolphin is ‘’Delphinidae’’ and they are the most important dolphins.

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Spring sports

At Highland Park Senior High School, there are multiple options for you if you want to be involved in an after school activity. Sports are a good way for you to be involved in school activities. It is almost the spring season, so there are many different selections/options that you can choose from. Some of the options that you can choose from are: adapted bowling, baseball, boys golf, boys tennis, badminton, girls golf, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse, and boys lacrosse. Those are all of the selections you can choose from if you want to join a spring sport this year.

If you want to join a spring sport, then you can sign up by getting a registration form and having it signed by a parent or guardian. You can get the registering form from the athletic office. The requirements for joining a sport is to have your physical, which is valid for 3 years, and you have to have the registration form signed and turned in with the fee that they charge.

If you want to be able to join a sport, then you have to make sure that your grades are good enough, that you earn at least 4 credits during the first quarter, 9 credits by the end of second quarter, and 14 credits after 3rd quarter, if you want to join.

Usually, when you sign up for a sport there are certain things that you have to attend like for example games and practices.

Overall, I think that if you are interested in joining a school club or an after school activity, then you should consider joining, or join a spring sport because it would be a good way for you to meet new people and it would be a good way to find new talent.