December 2014 archive

Dec 19

Different Holidays Have Different Meanings

There are different meanings to different holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah for example have various meanings based upon someone’s beliefs and personal or family traditions. According to the website, U.S. History.org, Thanksgiving started at Plymouth Rock in 1621. The Indians and the colonists gathered to feast on turkeys, goose, fish, and duck. They ate till …

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Dec 18

The Evolution of Skateboarding

Skateboarding has evolved tremendously since 1950. In 1950 the first skateboard created is from a group of surfers in California. These people called it, ”Sidewalk Surfing.” They put rollerblade wheels on a little piece of wood and rolled around town. This was a great invention. Two years later, sidewalk surfing was almost everywhere. Many people …

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Dec 18

Vandalised Textbooks in Schools

Textbooks are not only good learning resources, to some people they’re coloring books, very expensive coloring books. The average middle school science/history textbook can cost anywhere from $10-$100 or higher, according to Tablets-textbooks.procon.org, a website stating the pros and cons of a textbook vs. a tablet for American middle schoolers. But why do some kids …

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Dec 12

Sports Are More Than Just A Game

For some people, sports are more than just a game, they’re a lifestyle. But when somebody gets injured severely in that sport, it can destroy more than just their love for the sport. Let’s say that they devoted their life to that sport, even their grades, maybe even their career! Many know of friends who …

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Dec 12

“Baby, it’s cold outside!” But I Have Nowhere To Go…

According to studentsagainsthunger ‘s website, more than 3.5 million people per year are homeless in America.  Those people struggle to find shelter and food every day of their lives. You may have seen them on street corners asking for money or you might have just passed them walking in a store. Although there are plenty …

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Dec 12

Chaotic Shopping

Are you likely to avoid certain stores because of holiday shopping? During the holidays, all the stores start putting their sales out. The more attractive the sales are, the more people are likely to shop at that store. Eventually the store gets crowded attracting others to shop there. But why would someone want to go …

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Dec 11

Helping The Unprivileged Around The Holidays

Do you help the unprivileged around your community? Maybe it could be helping children with no presents to open on Christmas? What about children sick in a hospital or maybe you could volunteer at the homeless shelter? What about  families on Christmas with no food. Or even helping out at your community’s Human Society. Theres …

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Dec 10

Does Disney Teach Life Lessons?

Many people think that Disney movies are just for fun, and that people watch them only for the cute and cuddly characters and the evil villains. But people don’t understand that Disney also has important life lessons. For example, in last year’s hit, ‘Disney’s Frozen,’ teaches girls that we don’t all need a prince charming …

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Dec 08

How Does Art Help Students?

Many people don’t pay attention to art but they don’t know that art can help students learn better in and out of the classrooms. According to the website, MedicalXpress, “A study shows that students that do quick drawings in science have a better understanding than students that do not. Science classes like to use graphs, …

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Dec 05

Different People Different Religions

Different people have different religions. Many people are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. The followers of Judaism don’t worship statues. They dance and sing in the Hebrew language and say prayers to God. They have the holy text called the Torah. They are taught to love their neighbor as yourself. The Jews have a good reputation …

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