Formerly Conjoined Sisters Celebrate 1st Birthday Before Leaving the Hospital WP#16

PHOTO: Doctors are working to separate a pair of conjoined twin girls, who are fused at the waist.

Scarlett and Ximena Hernandez-Torres were finally able to leave the hospital for the first time after celebrating their first birthday. They were born connected at the waist, and shared a colon and bladder. One more surprising detail is that, they were actually triplets, however, their third sister was not conjoined with them. I think that this is really cool actually, because this doesn’t happen very often, and I think that it is even more impressive that doctors were able to separate them. This reminds me of the video we watched earlier this year in science, it was a documentary of the life of a couple of twins conjoined, and some of them went through surgery to become seperated too. Comment below if you have heard of any other stories like this one.

Evaluate the Challenge SBC #10

Below is my opinion on the Student Blogging Challenge.

  • I thought it was a very helpful way to get publicity for your blog from people from around the world.
  • I also thought it was cool to see how other people did things in their every day life, and how different their vocabulary is.
  • I liked how they even featured some kids posts on their flip board, they were very well written and really interesting.
  • The weekly challenges were creative and made me think about what’s is going on in the world today.
  • Finally, it pushed me out of my comfort zone, because I am not really active online, it doesn’t come naturally to me, the blogging challenge made me open up more online.

All Good Things Must Come to an End SBC#10

It is the last week of the Student Blogging Challenge, and the activity is to write a reflection post on all we’ve done. Below are a couple questions we have to answer, they’re mostly questions on things we have or haven’t done so far.

How many posts did you write?

I’ve Written a total of 10 SBC posts, and an over all total of 34 posts on my blog, from all categories.

How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

I’ve written 10 posts under the category Classwork, 10 posts under the category Student Blogging Challenge,  9 posts under the category of Article, and 13 under the category of Weekly Posts.

How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I have received 4 comments from people over seas, 1 comment from a teacher, and 19 comments from classmates.

Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

The post that received the most comments is “Thief Stuffs Snake in His Pants at Oregon Pet Store” WP #1. I think this one received the most comments because the actions of the main person in this post were so outrageous and surprising.

Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

I most enjoyed writing the post was Presidential Elections-Part 1-WP # 12 because politics are very interesting to me. I find it interesting how the whole voting system works and I think it’s important that other people know how it works too, especially other students.

Did you change blog themes at all and why?

I’ve changed my blog theme a grand total of once. I changed my theme because I wanted my blog to look professional, sophisticated, and more grown up.

How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 8 widgets on my blog, and I think that it is a perfect amount, I didn’t want it to look crowded, but I also didn’t want it to look boring, and make viewers want to leave.

How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I only have 4 students on my blog roll, 2 of them are from overseas.

Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?

The web tools I used to show creativity on my blog is the marble widget. It’s something you wouldn’t see anywhere else, or rarely see on any other blog, and it something to catch the reader’s attention.

17 Year Old’s Uncanny Transformation into Vintage Character’s Earns Crowds of Followers WP #15

PHOTO: 17-Year-Old Recreates Famous Vintage Characters

This story is about 17 year old Annelies Overbeek, she lives in Belgium Germany.  She is famous for recreating herself as iconic vintage characters such as; Daisy Buchanan, Vivienne Leigh, Disney Princesses, etc.. Her photo’s are so realistic and beautiful. She says the most difficult part is the eyebrows, trying to get just the right look. I recognize most of these characters from old movies and paintings. You can find more of her portraits on her Instagram page, @bewitchedquills. There is a few however, on the ABC News page, just click on the link below. Also I would appreciate if you could comment below, which character recreation is your favorite either from her Instagram or from the website linked below. Personally, I like the Vivienne Leigh portrait the best.

Fossil Disaster! SBC #9


Fossil Fuels are the world’s primary energy source. They’ve also fueled the U.S. and global economic development in the past century. However, they are the source for many of our natural problems today. The burning of Fossil Fuels was responsible for 79% of the U.S. Greenhouse Gas emissions in the year 2010, and the numbers can only go up from there. In the long run, Fossil Fuels can ruin our planet.

Fossil Fuels are the cause of a lot of problems in the world. A few of them are climate change, air pollution, oil spills, acid rain, etc. One fossil fuel used often is coal. Coal can cause asthma and other health problems. It is also the number one contributor to Greenhouse gas emissions when burned.

One more major fossil fuel is oil and gas. When oil is burned chemicals released add to the Greenhouse Gases in our atmosphere. There are already so many machines killing our planet, do we really need all the pollutants from oil too? In the picture above you can clearly see just how much pollution is being dumped into the atmosphere everyday. Please comment below to voice your own opinions on this subject.

The Presidential Elections Part 2-WP#14

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Alright , a lot has happened in the Presidential race since I last posted, so before I do anything else I’ll fill you in. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are currently running for the democratic nomination. Not much has changed on the Democrats side. However, a major change has taken place on the republican side. Both Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race. So that leaves Donald Trump by himself. Congratulations to him for winning the nomination.

Hillary Clinton has basically already won the nomination, unless by some miracle Bernie Sanders wins at least 85% of all the remaining voting states. So, who are you voting for? Many people say that Trump is harsh, racist, and many other negative names but if people think he’s so bad why is he getting all the votes?

I think Trump is so far ahead in the polls because before he was brought into the political life, he was a business man, he knows what real problems people are facing, and what most people want to hear. Personally I like him, but that’s just my opinion, feel free to vote whichever side you want.

Commenting SBC#8

What have you enjoyed about commenting?

One of the things I most enjoy about commenting is reading the post before. It’s really interesting to see some of the vocabulary people from around the world, and how they format their writing. I also like to look at teacher blogs and see what the students are learning currently.

What is annoying about commenting?

One of the most annoying things about commenting is having to follow a specific outline for a good comment. Sometimes posts don’t need an additional question to keep the conversation flowing, but I have to admit, following the format does make a pretty good post.

How have you found interesting posts to comment on?

I find interesting comments by finding the most interesting blogs. If a blog really interests me when I first visit, the chances are that their posts are going to really interest me also. I usually search for blogs to visit on the Student Blogging Challenge, I search for interesting countries first, then I look through their hobbies and find the people most like me.

Are your posts getting lots of quality comments? Why or why not?

In my opinion, the comments left on my blog are very high quality. Some of them require a few spelling corrections. The comments are very detailed and they continue the conversation with a question. I think I get a lot of quality comments because like in my last question, people similar to my personality find interest in my blog and leave a comment, I always try to leave a good quality comment


Tiny Kitten Rescued From Manhole in Arizona WP#13

PHOTO: Kelley Mallon, an emergency animal technician with the Arizona Humane Society, rescued a tiny kitten from a manhole in Phoenix, Arizona, April 24, 2016.

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A tiny kitten named Tara was trapped in a manhole in  Phoenix for at least three days. The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) received a call from some one with concerns about a meowing coming from a storm drain. The rescue mission started Friday. The rescuers lowered a snake cam through a storm grate and they were able to confirm that there really was a trapped kitten in the manhole. The rescue ended Sunday when emergency animal medical technician (EAMT) Kelley Mallon was finally able to catch the kitten and bring her to safety.  She was taken to the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital. Tara weighs in at just 1 lb, and will be up for adoption in 3 weeks once she gains a little more weight.

Foreign Games SBC#7 Activity #4

Activity 4 asks you to research different ball games played around to world. One of the first one’s that came up was keep the ball, played in Mexico. Basically you break up into two teams, there is no maximum amount of players and you play with your hands normally. Then you’d play for a certain amount of time and the other team has to try and steal the ball while the team with the ball passes it back and forth, check out this site for more details

Another interesting ball game I’ve found is called MÖllky. You set up pins labeled 1-12. You’d try and throw the throwing pin  to knock over the wooden pins. Whichever pin you knock over is the amount of points you receive. The first player to reach exactly 50 point wins.

Board Game Power outage SBC#7 Activity #1

The scenario is that the electrical grid has gone out  and the question is how would your life style change, how would you relax. I think that it would be pretty easy to relax. There are no distractions from cars or anything, you just need to shut your eyes and tune everything out.

My life style wouldn’t change a lot. I only go on my phone when I’ve finished all of my homework and I don’t have to go to any more practices. At first, i’d probably be really bored, but i’d eventually adjust. What would you do if the electricity went out and never came back on?