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Zachary Dina said, “My favorite was the frappe because it wasn’t too sweet. It was like the perfect amount of sweet.”
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This yummy treat was very fun and easy to do and my mom joined, and we had a fun time together and I think this would be the best thing to do with your family.
Spyro, a 3D platformer collectathon developed by Insomniac Games was remastered lovingly from the ground up by Toys for Bob on November 13, 2018. A collectathon is a genre of video games popular in the 1990’s that specializes in gathering different sets of collectables in order to advance the game and or boost completion percent.
The game as a whole
Spyro Reignited Trilogy, primarily is a graphic update. Everything else has stayed the same, from enemy placement to level design. But, that doesn’t stop Toys for Bob from going above and beyond to make the definitive way to experience Spyro. The most obvious thing is the cosmetic update. It is gorgeous with a colorful, cartoonish look that fits in with and builds on the original’s pre-existing beauty. It doesn't just stop at that either. The game extends to the music even. The originals had the skill of composer Stewart Copeland who returns with some new music and remixes of originals. Since there are now two tracks for every level, players have been given the option to swap between new and old. The gameplay is the exact same. But, Toys for Bob were able to perfectly recreate the physics of the originals being floaty yet precise.
Spyro the Dragon
Gnasty Gnorc has released a spell freezing all of the dragons into crystal after being insulted and mocked by Lindar (one of the dragons). Luckily Spyro and his dragonfly friend Sparx were able to avoid the spell because they were smaller than the other dragons. Now he needs to travel through the five dragon realms, free all of the 80 dragons captured, find the 12 dragon eggs stolen, and recover all of the 14,000 treasure. Of all these things to collect, the dragons are the priority. These will be found in levels that are featured in the different (previously mentioned) dragon realms. Those being the Artisans, Peace Keepers, Magic Crafters, Beast Makers, and the Dream Weavers. The gameplay involves going into a level, exploring the area, finding and retrieving the collectables, and finding and getting to the exit. This allows for a open world approach to level design.
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
Due to an extended period of rainfall, Spyro and Sparx decide that they need a vacation. Then they notice a portal to Dragon Shores and travel through it. To their surprise, they land in a realm known as Avalar because the Professor, Elora the Faun, Zoe the Fairy, and Hunter the Cheetah, had redirected the portal to bring them there instead. After a confusing moment, they encountered a dictator named Ripto, who was enraged that the residents had brought a dragon to Avalar. In order to defeat Ripto, Spyro needs to collect the 14 Talismans and 64 Orbs. The gameplay revolves around going into a level, receiving a task from the local people, completing the task and receiving a talisman, exploring, find a secondary task, complete the task, keep finding and completing secondary tasks to keep receiving Orbs and then leave the level. This new level design accounts for a more linear style of play.
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Dragon Realms were celebrating an important event: the Year of the Dragon Festival. Every twelve years during this time, the Fairies deliver dragon eggs to the Dragon Realms, which will become the next generation of Dragons. In this year, the Fairies delivered 150 eggs to the Dragon Realms. The Dragons celebrated until they fell over from exhaustion and slept. While they were asleep, a mysterious rabbit girl named Bianca came with an army of Rhynocs to steal the dragon eggs. Now it’s Spyros’ job to collect all 150 eggs. The game is similar to Ripto’s Rage and Spyro 1 with eggs rewarded via exploration and task completion, but it also has the inclusion of different playable characters adding new levels and way of traversal.
Overall, Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the best way to play an outstanding series of games. Even though the game is relatively the same, it still can be enjoyed by both newcomers and veterans alike. With it’s already tight and fun gameplay and now with a modern style, Spyro Reignited Trilogy deserves a 8/10
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Danllely Urbina, Milagros Sagal, Carter Cole, Sergio Aguilera, Brady Bernier, Juan Carlos Bonilla, Lief Brechter, Charlotte Clearman, Pierce Janho, Sofia Flores, Rayan Sher, Matthew He
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Chocolate Chip Frappe
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
⅓ cup of chocolate chips
3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
2 cups of ice
⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend it all
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12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (60-70% cacao)
1/2 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
1 cup pecans (chopped, optional)
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chip
Melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and well-combined.
Remove from heat, and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and salt on high speed 5 minutes, or until the batter is thick and creamy. This step is key, so make sure to beat the mixture for the full 5 minutes.
Reduce speed to low, and mix in the melted chocolate until well-combined.
Stir in flour and cocoa powder just until combined.
Add nuts, if using, and mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine. The batter should be the consistency of a thick brownie batter at this point.
Cover the batter, and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
drop batter onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies 8-10 minutes. The cookie will look set at the edges but still be a little wet looking in the center. Don't overbake, or the cookies won't be crackly and fudgy.
The shiny, crackly crust will develop as the cookies cool on the baking sheet.
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Amazon is one of the best businesses in the world with millions of members. The members have really good benefits. Amazon Prime membership costs $119 per year and a student membership is $59 per year. When you pay monthly you pay $12.99 per month and students of Prime have to pay $6.49 per month. There are further discounts available for Medicaid holders, bringing the price of Amazon Prime down to $5.99 per month.
Ms. Johnson said, “When I go shopping in the air I can actually look for the best deals. ”Ms. Bosworth said, “I don’t have to go from store to store to find that perfect gift.” Ms. Orr said, “Amazon is irreplaceable because of all of the vendors and deals that you will only find there.”
Members receive benefits which include FREE fast shipping for eligible purchases, streaming of movies, TV shows and music, exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading, and more. Amazon's standard return policy allows customers to return most items sold and fulfilled by Amazon within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. The return policy is more generous for holiday purchases. Mr. Burger said, “They are really good with returns and stuff.” The other benefits that Amazon Prime members can get is borrowing one book from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library each calendar month. Prime Video is a video streaming service available for Amazon Prime members. With an eligible Amazon Prime membership, you have access to thousands of Prime Video titles at no additional cost.
Astros Road to the World Series
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Every Monday at CSA anime lovers unite in Ms. Miller’s classroom for Anime Club.
The anime choices are endless; if you suggest an anime Ms. Miller will no doubt be able to show it in the club. This club is an anime lover’s dream. Members mostly watch their favorite animes and discuss them but also do things like anime Kahoot, where students guess the theme song for an anime. All kinds of anime are watched including a ton of favorites like “My Hero Academia,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Hunter x Hunter,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “Naruto,” “Dr. Stone,” ''Your Lie in April,” “Tokyo Ghoul” ''Attack on Titan,” and ''Overlord.” Ms. Miller came up with the idea of the club. She said, “I got an email about clubs and thought, ‘might as well.’” When asked if she enjoyed hosting Anime club, she said, “Yes, of course!” Her favorite anime is Naruto Shippuden.
Todd, a student who attends Anime Club, says that he looks forward to Anime Club each Monday and thinks Ms. Miller is a good club hosting. Some people hate anime, but what those haters don’t see is just how good anime really is. There are tons of different types, including dystopian stories. There is an anime for anybody! If students come to Anime Club, they will learn about tons of new animes that perhaps they never heard of and might end up being really interested. People reading this who love anime, come try it out! Anime Club takes place in C219 on Mondays after school. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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The Houston Astros have done so much this season; clinching their division, clinching the best team in the MLB and getting the best record in franchise history with 107 wins. Most importantly the Astros made it to the 2019 World Series against the Nationals. This season, Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander both got 300 strikeouts in the 2019 season. Gerrit Cole got his 300th strikeout on September 18th, 2019 when he struck out Shin Soo Choo on a 89 mph fastball and got 302 strikeouts for the season. Justin Verlander got his 300th strikeout this season when he struck out Calhoun and also struck out Calhoun against to get his 3000th career strikeout.. Verlander is only 1 out of 18 pitchers that have achieved this feat, made especially significant since he has only played for 16 seasons. He is also the sixth pitcher to get 3 no hitters in a career. That is a lot of feats in just one regular season!
On September 22nd, 2019 the Astros beat the Angels in Angel Stadium 13-5, and Verlander also got his 20th win of the 2019 season. This was the third season in a row that the Astros clinched the AL West. When they clinched the best team in MLB, fans went crazy.
On September 25th, 2019 the Astros achieved their best franchise record in wins when they got a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in T-Mobile Park. The Astros in the playoffs were beasts starting off with the Rays in the ALDS and won in 5 games. The Astros moved on to the ALCS against the Yankees and won in 6 games. The Astros Game 6 was incredible. In the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs in Game 6, Altuve was up to bat with Springer on 1st. He needed to get a home run to take the Astros back to the World Series and he did just that. He lifted it to center field. The home run by Altuve in the bottom of the 9th sent the Astros back to the World Series against the Nationals! The Astros were expected to win the World Series. The Astros could get their first sweep in a World Series, but they didn’t. Game 1 was a close one, but they lost 4-5.
Mr. Burger, the Assistant Principal of Cornerstone said that “I still have faith in the Astros and I think that they will win it all.” Game 4 was amazing because of Bregman’s huge grand slam in the top of the 7th to stun the Nationals. Unfortunately the Astros lost the World Series after the Nationals came back in the 7th to the 9th inning. Stephan Strasburg was World Series MVP for the Nationals, and the Astros will need some time to get over this big upset. The Astros may take it back another time, but for now they will be rebuilding their strength for next season and hopefully they will win it all next year. GO ASTROS!!!
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Mr. Beast, a YouTube sensation, entertains his viewers by doing challenges or sometimes giving money to people. Mr. Beast created his YouTube channel in 2012 because he wanted to follow his passion. He started doing a worst intros series which became popular. Worst intros series is a series which Mr. Beast watches some funny intros that some little YouTubers have done. When he got sponsors to pay him, he gave the money away to homeless people. Steven Urbina a CSA 7th grader said, “That is very helpful to the community.” In becoming kind Mr. Beast became famous, and got his friends to help him. His friends get Lamborghinis, money, and houses because of their help.
Mr. Beast has over 20 million subscribers, which makes him one of the most viewed YouTube channels today. He is even a finalist for blogger of the year.
He has advertised a YouTuber called Pewdiepie because he wanted him to win a war of the most subscribers on YouTube. He advertised for him in the Super Bowl, on billboards, and in radio ads.
He has also done a Minecraft series which he ended because a creeper (a very famous antagonist) destroyed his house. One video that got his viewers’ attention was, “I gave a homeless man a home.” It got popular because it was original content meaning that no one has ever done this before on YouTube.
“I think that is very great idea and we should try to help people who need it,”says Audrey Anderson a CSA 6th grader.
Mr. Beast has content that gets viewers attention and some other Youtubers copy him to get views. Mr. Beast has given approximately $6 million away. Another very helpful thing he has done is surprising his family members with a lot of money. He has given $100,000 to his mom and his brother. Mr. Beast has made an impact on YouTube and beyond.
The Tyrant’s Tomb is the 4th book of the Trials of Apollo series written by Rick Riordan which came out on September 24th, 2019. This book is part of an incomplete 5 book series. This series is about Apollo being cast down to Earth by Zeus because Zeus thought Apollo started the Giant vs. Demigod War, but he did not. Now, he has help from Meg and other demigods to help him restore the Oracles, defeat the Triumvirate and destroy Python, his archnemesis. If he can make this happen then he can “get to the Tiber alive and start to jive” and become a god once again.
In this book, Meg and Apollo (aka Lester Papadopaulos) are taking Jason’s burial to Camp Jupiter so they can honor him. Unfortunately, ghouls come in pairs, so 5 more pairs come. One scratches Apollo and he gets badly wounded but Meg and Lester defeat the ghouls. Apollo has a dream that Caligula and Commodus, two of the three emperors of the Triumvirate, are teaming with undead emperor Tarquin. They are going to attack Camp Jupiter to get the Sibyl Books for the prophecies that Ella and Tyson are trying to rebuild. Then they will also take Ella so she can tell them the prophecies. They will also attack on Lester’s birthday known as his doomsday which just also happens to be on a full moon. The best and worst part of this book is when the emperors die and everyone thinks Frank is dead. Will Apollo survive this and restore the next oracle? Will there be more sacrifices? If you like Percy Jackson books then you will also like this book. If you like Greek Mythology or Roman Mythology then read this book.
Trials of Apollo Book Review
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Have you ever wondered what it was like to have fought in the Battle of Waterloo? Are you interested in the Napoleonic Wars? Well if you are, have I got a movie for you. Sergei Bondarchuk’s Waterloo was released in the golden age of war movies where everything was real and no CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) could be used. If this was made today everything would be fake and look terrible, but thankfully it's all real. The stars include Rod Steiger as Napoleon, Christopher Plummer as Wellington, Virginia McKenna as the Duchess of Richmond, Jack Hawkins as General Thomas Picton, and Dan O’Herlihy as Field Marshal Ney.
The plot of the movie is historically accurate (except a few things) and follows both sides of the battle. After lots of exposition and talking (which can be a bit boring), the battle begins. The battle alone used 30,000 extras and 2,000 cavalry extras from the Soviet Red Army. The film crew went the extra mile by recreating the two chateaus in the Ukraine countryside. The best bit of the movie is the battle itself, it's historically accurate but can be jarring with the aerial shots, then back to shots on the ground. My personal favorite characters are Napoleon and Wellington and the tactics they use. There aren't any super weak bits, a few inaccuracies here and there but not many. One big inaccurate part is the Duchess of Richmond's ball, which took place in Brussels, but it did not take place in the ballroom (it took place in a converted barnhouse).
I'd say the movie is a hit, because it manages to be historically accurate while reenacting one of the most interesting battles in all of history. It keeps the audience on the edge of their seat with all the suspense and is worth watching.
The new exciting addition to Luigi's Mansion Game series was released on Halloween. It will have lots of new things like new level design and items. The levels are very different on every floor. The design is specific to the level to what the puzzle is going to be, but boss battles and the level design is important.
One of the newest items is Suction Shot. It is used by shooting it at the ghost. A plunger comes out, and it stuns the ghost like the stun bulb from Luigi's Mansion 2. You can also slam ghosts into the ground so they lose their energy making it easy to get them in the vacuum. In Luigi's Mansion 2 it was more fun and effective.
The next item is Gooigi which you can use for multiplayer with your friend. But the main reason that Gooigi is used is for solving puzzles or going different places where Luigi can't go like spikes. The burst allows Luigi to jump and helps Luigi avoid any floor attacks as well as stun enemies. Some of the old items like the stand light and dark light are also here to help.
This may be the last game that Nintendo is going to make of the Luigi's Mansion series. This might be the beginning of the end of Luigi’s Mansion series, so get it while you can.
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This year at San Diego Comic Con the Marvel franchise said they are making more movies that will be coming out in 2020-2023. One of the new Marvel films that will be coming out is Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson. Black Widow is a super spy trained in Russia, who is one of the most valuable agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She was directed to keep an eye on the Avengers. Black Widow has previously appeared in six Marvel movies, beginning with Iron Man 2 in 2010, but she has never played the lead. Black Widow was born in Russia, trained as a spy and martial artist. In Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson sent Black Widow on a mission to India to recruit the Hulk back. She has awesome skills like strength, agility, and stamina. Her secret weapon is the widow bite which is a bracelet that shoots electricity. She is also a master hacker.
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Democrats have slammed U.S. President Donald Trump with an impeachment inquiry after an anonymous whistleblower alleged that he was pressuring Ukrainian President Zelensky into investigating Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
On July 25, Trump made a phone call to President Zelensky telling him to open an investigation of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son. His suspicion arose because in October 2015, when Joe Biden visited Ukraine as acting Vice President, he told Zelensky that he would withhold $1 billion of aid money unless Ukraine fired its highest prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. At the time, Shokin was investigating the oil company Burisma which Hunter Biden worked at. The entire phone call was monitored by an anonymous whistleblower (someone who informs on a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity) and was revealed to the public in September as a complaint.
In the whistleblower complaint it reads, “In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” referring to President Trump’s alleged abuse of power by pressuring the Ukrainian President to open an investigation on Hunter Biden. Trump believes that a scandal on Joe Biden’s son would most likely diminish any possibility that Biden, Trump’s main 2020 rival, would win the election.
The Democrats were swift. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that they would be formally starting an impeachment inquiry on September 24. In a televised statement Pelosi said, “No one is above the law. The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office.”
An impeachment inquiry is the first step to a president’s removal from office. Next Speaker Pelosi assigned a House committee to investigate the misconduct. She gave the job to the House Intelligence Committee, who would then draft Articles of Impeachment then bring them to the house floor. If the process is carried out, the Democratically controlled House of Representatives will hold a vote, and if majority votes for impeachment, the President will be formally impeached. This does not mean he is out of office yet, though. The Senate will host a trial on the Articles of Impeachment, and if two thirds (67) vote for impeachment in the Republican controlled Senate, then the President will be removed from office.
President Trump has already made it clear that he wants the whistleblower’s identity revealed. He claims that the Whistleblower Protection Act only protects legitimate whistleblowers, saying all the information is “secondhand” and inaccurate. Many people disagree, though: Andrew Bakaj, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, has stated that his client is “protected by federal law and has the right to remain anonymous.” Many Democrats also do not like the idea of the whistleblower’s identity being revealed. Cesar Sayoc, a Trump supporter, mailed pipe bombs to Trump's critics late last year on a five day frenzy. They say that this threat would be very possible for the whistleblower to face. Revealing their identity would put their safety on hold. Although their identity is mostly concealed, there are many factors that hint who the whistleblower could possibly be. While speaking on CBS News, former and acting CIA Director Michael Morell stated that “it’s exceptionally well written. It looks to me like an analyst wrote it, a well trained analyst.” Morell also noticed the amount of understanding of Ukraine by the whistleblower and how the summaries of the calls looked to be by someone who knows exactly what happens in the White House. “So my assessment when I look at all of that is that this was probably a CIA analyst who was on the rotation to the National Security staff, and was not in on the phone call, says Morell.”
Although Trump’s impeachment is still in its inquiry stage, who knows what the future may hold for the 45th President of the United States. Maybe he is right, and his allegations against the Bidens are correct, but maybe he is just trying to tangle Joe Biden in a scandal leading into the 2020 election.
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The Importance of Music
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Black Widow- May 1,2020
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier- Fall 2020
Eternals- November 6, 2020
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings- February 12, 2021
Wanda Vision- Spring 2021
Loki- Spring 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness- May 7, 2021
Hawkeye- fall 2021
Thor: Love and Thunder- November 5, 2021
Black Panther 2 - May 6 2022
Captain Marvel 2 - TBD
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 - TBD
Spider Man 3- TBD
Marvel Hero Project Series-TBD
Marvel What if…?- TBD
Projects Currently In Production
Music is a significant part of people’s lives and probably always will be. Music can help the focus of the people listening to it. Have you ever listened to those Lo-Fi channels and just fell into a trance of focus? If you haven't heard of it, Lo-Fi stands for Low Fidelity, meaning there are imperfections and inconsistencies in the music. It’s so effective at helping people focus because of how the brain works. The frontal lobe of the brain is the focal point of most mind work, it is the way we develop as people. By tuning in to Lo-Fi music you are helping your brain to focus. The brain chooses the distinctions in sound and thusly, encourages it to get into a working attitude. It is extraordinary for monotonous or boring tasks.
Music can change the mood of people listening to it. It distracts all the current emotions and replaces them with a different feeling. Additionally, it's an outlet for artists to express themselves.
Music is also a universal language. Anyone that can hear music can understand it, even if the lyrics are in a different language or culture. That's because the music itself holds the meaning. To figure out why music is so special to people, I ran a survey at CSA asking how music is important to people. Some of the responses were:
Artists can express their feelings and people can listen to wonderful music
I like music because it is relaxing and makes me focus in class.
Music is important to me because without music the world would be more violent because music calms you down.
To conclude, music is important because it can help people focus, relax, be understood by anyone, and is a form of expression.
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In Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person when the bus driver James F. Blake demanded her to move. She was willing to take the consequences of what was happening at the time because she wanted all African Americans to have civil rights. She stood up against injustice and was willing to take that chance. Back then African Americans had to sit in the back of the bus and white people got to sit in the front of the bus in lots of American cities.
Today much has changed because African Americans can sit anywhere they want on the bus. No one knew who Rosa Parks was before she became an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement and helped change our country. She was willing to be arrested and put in jail to bring attention to how unfair and ridiculous African Americans were being treated with so many unjust laws.
On December 1, 1955 at 9:30 p.m, E.D. Nixon and the Durrs helped get Rosa Parks bailed out of jail. Rosa Parks helped end segregation laws in the South. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in 1955 , it wasn't the first time she had clashed with bus driver James Blake. Parks stepped onto his very crowded bus on a chilly day 12 years earlier, paid her fare at the front, then resisted the rule in place for blacks to disembark and re-enter through the back door. She stood her ground until Blake pulled on her coat sleeve enraged demanded her cooperation. Parks left the bus but refused to give up. Rosa Parks was an amazing, courageous human being.
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Dearest author, this is my first year here and i’m having a hard time making friends, and keeping said friends. Any tips?
Finally! The first serious question in the jar. Well, here is a tip, try being social, walk up to people and say hello. Act casual and don’t overdo it or somebody might think you’re crazy.
What is the Rejection Hotline number?
(605) 475-6968. Good luck being rejected!!
What is the best book to read?
Well, I know people are going to rage at me for not saying things like “Harry Potter” and “Percy” Jackson,” but, a few series I recommend are “Aru Shah,” and “Artemis Fowl” for adventurous readers.
How do you know when someone is dumb?
Well, “dumb” is a strong word, maybe try, to think differently about people. some have more mental restrictions. Nobody is really “dumb,” they just have different ways of thinking or seeing the world. To answer your question, you just accept the way other people perceive the world, and don’t think they are dumb.
Pakistan and India have been bickering for 60-70 years over Kashmir, a province located on the borders between Pakistan and India. Pakistan and India each want to claim Kashmir which has led to many wars. The UN decided to split Kashmir into three sections: 55% to India, 33% to Pakistan, and 12% to China. Now India has revoked Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 35A in Kashmir’s Constitution (India's Territory of Kashmir). What the Kashmir people did to deserve this is still unknown, but it may have to do with race. Kashmir is a majority Muslim state which could potentially be a factor for why this is happening. Another potential factor is that Kashmir is rich with natural resources.
Modi (the prime minister of India) has sent troops into Kashmir resulting in kids being blinded by pellet guns, and many boys have been abducted at night. Many women have been assaulted. An eight year old Muslim girl named, Asfia Bano, was abducted by a Hindu-temple leader for the sole purpose of terrorizing her Muslim neighbors. They brutally murdered her. The man was arrested, but the ruling party ministers voted for his release.
Modi is very evil. He cut off the Internet access in Kashmir and has eliminated all means of communication. Modi has been leaving the world clueless as to what is actually going on. There are two factors that are damaging Kashmir's chances for help.
First, Muslims have had a long standing reputation of being terrorists, but that is a misconception. Mrs.Bimler says, “I think anytime human rights are being violated, there’s a problem. No matter who it’s happening to.” The second is that India is a surprisingly wealthy country making other countries hesitant in antagonising them.
Pakistan is trying to help Kashmir. The Prime Ministers of India (Modi) and Pakistan (Imran Khan) have each had chances to support their arguments. Modi when visiting the U.S got supporters for reelection, targeting states with a decent amount of Hindus. Imran Khan, however, has come to warn the UN to take Kashmir more seriously. Khan says that once the curfew is lifted, “there will be a bloodbath.” He also said this might lead to war that could go beyond Pakistan and India. Mrs. Kenny also thinks that a war might be inevitable saying, “I think there is always a potential, but I don't think any country wants to go to that extreme yet.”
In conclusion, Kashmir has been breached and is slowly dying. A way to contribute is going to freekashmir.org and signing up to help Kashmir by donating money and/or writing to Congress to do something to help save them from this inhumane cruelty. As the famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.”
They Can’t Stop Us All!
“Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us” a Facebook meme started by Matty Roberts went very wrong, very fast when people thought it was a real movement. On September 20, 2,000 people charged a highly classified military base in the middle of Nevada, in hope to find something extra terrestrial.
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