School hours

I personally think school hours should start around 8:30am. Often, when school starts earlier, the students tend to still be tired, and even may cause you to be sleep deprived. Being sleep deprived can be the cause for anxiety, depression, mood swings, eating disorders etc., which could lead to serious problems.

Being tired can make you less focused, which impacts your learning, and memory. People often are cranky when they’re tired, which could cause them to talk bad to a teacher or start problems with others. That causes disruptiveness in classrooms, and disturbs others learning.

When school starts at 7:30am, students that live further away from school have to wake up at 6:00am to get ready. A lot of the times, it’s still dark out at 6:00am, and walking to a bus stop when it’s still dark out could be dangerous.

Another example of why I think school should start at 8:30am is because teenagers usually need at least nine hours of sleep, so if they were to get up at 6:00am that would mean they would have to go to sleep at 9:00pm. Often, in high school, students have part time jobs in the afternoons, and some jobs tend to close at 10:00pm. However if it were to start around 8:30am students would be able to go to sleep at 10:00pm and not be as tired the next day for school.

The last reason I have for school starting later is because I think fewer people would miss the bus by sleeping in. Many kids arrive to school late because they’ve missed their bus. Students missing their bus can often mean they miss a class, or sometimes even a school day because they don’t have a ride. Overall, I think school starting at 8:30am would be best for students, and even the school staff.

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Art

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There are many different occupations and hobbies in the world. A common occupation in the world is to be an artist. An artist is somebody that creates an artwork. The artwork can be in many different styles and techniques. Just like artists have different styles and techniques, they also have a different reasoning for why the create art. This article is going to look into why many people create art.

Many people that create art make it so they can put all of their emotions on a canvas. I interviewed an art teacher, Ms. Shomion, asking her some questions about art. When I asked her why she became an art teacher, she answered that it’s because at her college, out of all of her classes, she enjoyed, and was interested in her art class the most. I also asked her about how she feels while creating art. She answered that she feels at peace and fulfilled. I asked her if she always wanted to be an artist, and she said no, it wasn’t always her interest. When I asked her why she was interested in art, she said that her family was involved in art so she grew up around an artistic environment.

Many of the famous artists create artworks like sculptures, paintings, etc. because they want to show their feelings or opinions. Another person that I interviewed, on why they create art, responded that they feel good while creating art because she liked the thought of creating things. When I asked when, and why, she became interested in art, she replied that she has always been interested in art and when she was younger, she realized that her drawings were better than the rest of the kids so she thought she had a chance of being an artist.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a cartoonist and an animator. He created many movies and multiple T.V. shows. He also made a television channel for kids to enjoy. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1918 he wanted to enlist in the military, but he was too young so he faked his age and made himself seem older. Once he finished his service in the military, Walt Disney started his career as a cartoonist and animator. On July 13, 1925 he got married, to one of his employees named Lillian Bounds.

Walt Disney’s first cartoon made was called “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” and then they changed him later on to Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney’s first cartoon with sound was called “Steamboat Willie.” Walt Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before he worked for the Disney Company.

The co-founder of the Walt Disney company is his older brother Roy O. Disney. Walt Disney’s most famous character is Mickey Mouse, who is in many cartoons including comedy shows, and movies. They usually have Mickey go through adventures with his friends Pluto, Goofy, and Donald Duck, and he often falls in love with another mouse named Minnie Mouse.

Walt Disney had 2 children: a daughter named Diane Miller, and another daughter named Sharon Disney, who is the youngest of the 2. Both of his children have passed away: Sharon passed in 1993, and Diane passed in 2013. Diane published books about her father.

Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966, so the Disney Company took over his work and created what the Walt Disney Channel has become today. There are more sounds and real people, but not as many cartoons. They also created Disney World, so they pretty much took Walt Disney’s place when he passed.

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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.