Building my first computer

During the summer, I spent most of my time doing yard work and other odd jobs to raise money to build a computer. I enjoy playing video games, and my current computer could not run most of the new games that I wanted to play. My old computer just did not hold to the test of time. There was not many challenges, but the ones that were present I had a tough time acomplishing. I...
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Persuasive Writing Piece

I believe that happiness comes from inside ones self that only when someone has happiness all around them, they can they be completely happy with their life. Happiness comes from within, it does not matter what you have in life it matters what you have accomplished in that life, also it matters if you have people around you that love you. Everyone has a different way of defi...
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My Year

On my first day of school I was nervous but excited at the same time because I was going into school a junior and going in getting closer and closer to being a senior. I came too school this year starting off fresh, doing all my work, going too school, not going in late, and get atleast all b’s. I set high expectations for myself this year, this year is probably the most impo...
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Was the Gunpowder Plot a Hoax?

Some people believe that the gunpowder plot was a hoax, and by that I mean that the government knew what Guy Fawkes and the other Catholics planned to do and decided to ignore it, Until the last minute so that they looked to be more powerful and in control. Others however say that the Catholics had managed to temporarily out smart the government. The group that planned to bl...
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Let's Find a Cure for MS!

We have all heard about how cancer, smoking, and other illnesses kill people, but I never hear stories of how Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects people. Sure, people may not think about it because they may not know what it is. Some may feel that it doesn’t apply to them. I would like people to think about the people and families MS does affect. Like cancer, there is no cure for ...
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The Truth Behind Jay Gatsby

Desire is a powerful thing. It can drive people to do things that they normally wouldn’t even think of doing. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby is in love with Daisy. To who is married to someone else but used to be his lover. He goes to extreme measures to try and get her back into his life. Gatsby only cares about money and material things. He i...
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Diction in Bradstreet

Diction, or Puritan Plain Style, can be defined as a simple, yet direct style of writing characterized by the use of short, easily understood words common to colonial times. This was the preferred writing style of the Puritans in seventeenth century New England. Anne Bradstreet, however, added her own twist to the simplistic style of writing. Bradstreet’s take on Puritan Pla...
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Research

A free virus particle may be thought of as a packaging device for the virus’s genetic material. Every virus is a bunch of genes wrapped in a coat of proteins. In viruses, the genes are either made of DNA or RNA. The outer coat of a virus looks a little like a burr that sticks to your socks after walking in grass or weeds. In fact HA proteins, the exterior of a virus, are what...
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The Social Overdose

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace loom like thunderstorm clouds raining social acceptance. Our “friends” like our pictures on Facebook; our “friends” like what we’re doing at a specific moment of the day; our “friends” make snarky comments on statuses of events that we’ve attended. We, more often than not, become or act on what others understand us to be. Unfortunately, ...
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Trans*folks In Prison

As I remember from history class, the Constitution affirmed everyone should be treated equally. All people are equal no matter their, race, color or creed. However, over the years, Trans* folks who commit crimes are placed in prison by their birth sex. This placement can cause sexual assault and harassment in prisons. This is an epidemic in prisons and has caused a stir over...
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