Choosing the Right College

After reading the Lancer Link article on choosing a college with the best fit, here is a quick summary.

Choosing the right college can be overwhelming like being in a chaotic rush hour traffic with bad drivers. Students will often become anxious and excited due to all of the majors, minors, and classes. Many students worry about the academic options at colleges. But students shouldn’t accept a college just because of the programs. The college/university that you choose will become your home for 4 years. The choice of college can become an investment in happiness. But don’t worry, here are some tips to help students choose the right college.

  1. Plan a College Visit: This may require extensive time and effort, but it will help students acquire information regarding their choices in college.
  2. Location: Pick somewhere enjoyable that promotes studying.
  3. Involvement: It is the key to success in the real world. Student organizations allows for active involvement; it provides a sense of belonging, opportunity to meet new people, and the camaraderie of working towards shared or personal goals.

Choosing a college may seem overwhelming at first, but if students break it down and stay informed, students will be able to cruise through the doors of their dream college.

For further information, click on this Lancer Link article.

Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission usually announces at least one product recall daily. Sometimes they go unnoticed by consumers; other times, buyers are injured-or worse. There are 10 notable product recalls ranging through the years 1978-2016. Here is a description of a few of those recalls.

  • Ford Pinto (1978): Fuel tank caused fires after collisions, 7 deaths and 24 injuries.
  • Fitbit (2014):10,150 injuries related to skin rashes, and Fitbit recalled 1.1 million Fitbit Force Wrist fitness trackers after some buyers had allergic reactions to the materials.
  • Hoverboards (2016): Fire risk incidents are not tallied yet, but currently, there are at least 52 Hoverboard related fires.

There are probably a thousand more recalls that have happened in the past and may happen in the future. So, remember to always be aware of all recalls because it might just so happen that you have one of the recalled products.

Maned “Wolf”

One of my favorite animals is the wolf. Another one is a wolf that is not a wolf. It is called the Maned Wolf. The Maned Wolf is an ancient species; 4-million-year-old fossils have been found. It is like a fox on stilts. This animal has a confusing name; it is not a wolf, a dog, a jackal, or a fox. The Maned Wolf is a unique kind of canid. Most canids live in packs, but the Maned Wolf is solitary. It communicates with others mostly by smell, not face to face. The Maned Wolf is a very confusing creature; it looks like so many different canids, and its name is even confusing. Even though it is very confusing, the Maned Wolf is a very unique canid.

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San Diego Zoo History

The San Diego Zoo has now been open for a century. Looking back now, the zoo has changed dramatically. The San Diego Zoo went from zero to hero. Now they are saving many animals every year. The San Diego Zoo used to be just a plot of land, but now it has thousands of unique animals, rare species, many shops and a few rides.

The San Diego Zoo has come a long way since 1916, and will continue to remain a part of what makes living in San Diego so special.

What makes the San Diego Zoo so special to me is because I love animals and I also love going to the San Diego Zoo. My plans for the future is to major in Zoology and become a zoo keeper because I want to help save the animals, I also want to be a part of what the zoos do.Because of this, I am thinking about working at the San Diego Zoo after college. I know that I won’t be going to college any time soon, but it is best to plan ahead. Because I am planning ahead, I will be able to achieve my goals more easily.

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4th. It is jokingly said: “May the fourth be with you!” This references the popular phrase in Star Wars: “May the force be with you”. The phrase “May the fourth be with you” was first used by Margaret Thatcher’s political party to congratulate her on her election on May 4th, 1979. The first celebration of Star Wars Day was at the Toronto Underground Cinema in 2001. Star Wars Day is also on May 5th and shares the day with Cinco de Mayo. It is a day reserved for those who celebrate the “dark side.” It is jokingly said: “Revenge of the fifth”, in reference to the title of the third Star Wars film Revenge of the Sith. “Revenge of the fifth” is sometimes celebrated on May 6 because some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo first. Star Wars Day is held over a two day period making the fun last longer. So get ready Star Wars fans because Star Wars Day is just around the horizon.

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Star Wars Posters

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/star-wars-day/

Powder Puff Football

Powder Puff Football is a girls football game using the touch, flag, or tackle football rules. All Junior and Senior girls are invited to play. All Juniors or Seniors who want to participate must speak to either Ms.Weber in room 603, or Ms.Nathalie in the Student Center to get the permission slip. Students must turn in permission slips to either Ms.Weber or Ms.Nathalie before the 29th of this month in order to play. So students hurry up and have your parents or guardians sign and turn  those permission slips in because time is running out.

 

Robot Programming Competition

Listen up Kearny High; the Robot Programming Competition is just around the corner. The Competition will be on May 14th from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be hosted by the College, Career and Technical Educational Department (CCTE) and by Junior Achievement at San Diego Community College. Students who want to participate must find a partner and register together. Also, students are not required to have any programming experience. Before the competition, there will be a brieRobot Programming Competitionf tutorial lesson. Afterwards, prizes handed out, and there will be an optional pizza lunch. So, remember, if you want to participate in the Robot Programming Competition, students must register no later than May 3rd.

 

Click on this link or the picture to be taken to the registration form.

 

CAHSEE Is Dead

During the school year 2014-15, the CAHSEE became history. The class of 2017 was the last class to take the CAHSEE. Now we take the SBAC instead of the CAHSEE. Regardless whether students passed or failed the last year, it does not matter since it is now a moot point.     

  • Obsolete Math Book

CAHSEE is a test that was created by California to measure student knowledge. The test ensured that students graduated with junior and high school grade level skills in reading, writing, and math.

All high school students had to pass the CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma. If students did not pass the CAHSEE, they would not be able to graduate high school. Students first took the test in 10th grade. Students who didn’t pass in 10th grade could take it again during 11th and 12th grade.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/cefcahsee.asp

UCSD Kyoto Prize Symposium

On March 16, classes from SIB took a field trip to UCSD. We were invited to attend the 2016 Kyoto Laureate Symposium. There was a power point slide that welcomed all high schools. 

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Looking for a New Earth

The principle speaker was Dr. Michel Mayor who found the first exoplanet, a planet beyond our solar system. He lectured on the process of how exoplanets are being discovered.

After the lecture, there was a question and answer period, and then food was served.

Once everyone was done eating, we were allowed to walk around the campus for a little while. By 5:40 everyone had reunited at the Triton statue in front of the Price Center. And sad to say, we had to leave.

  • The crowd

Music Helps With Homework

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Homework, the one thing we students get almost every day, and the one thing teachers expect us to do. After observing my classes for a while, I noticed that a lot of the students didn’t have their homework completed. There are many reasons to why students don’t complete their homework. Some of those reasons are procrastination, distraction, and not being able to concentrate. Are there any solutions? Sure, that’s easy; you can go to a quiet place with not as many distractions: your room, the library, a secluded place. Also, studies from the University of Dayton and from the University of Wales shows that listening to music can help you study. The studies show that listening to your favorite types of music only helps a little, but can also decrease your performance. The study from the University of Dayton shows that listening to classical music can increase your performance more than other types of music. So if you ever need a little concentration boost, remember, music and a quiet place is the key.

mindthesciencegap.org

Chinese Orchid Tree

Touch me.

Touch me.

The tree that I saw was very pretty. It is as tall as a one-story building. The trunk is thin and the bark is light brown. The bark looks very smooth. There are lots of flowers that are the color of a very pretty pink. The flowers look like lilies, and each one has five petals. The leaves on the tree are a light green with dark green splotches. Some of the leaves are yellow and some of the branches are still bare. The leaves are shaped like lily pads. There are lots of bees flying around, and there are ants on the tree. This tree is filled with life.