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Hello,our names are Kathy and Cindy!!. We are twin sisters!!!We are 16 years old!!! We are both pretty good drawers, and we share this account.Cindy drew the Inuyasha kid and i drew the Inuyasha baby on the computer,and we finally got a scanner so you can all go check out our drawings!! ^-^

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~~The Trained Assasins who have trained in the art of assassinating have spoken~~

Cindy ................ Kathy


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Service Learning Project

The problem that was addressed in our service learning project was homelessness. This problem was addressed because the whole class agreed on it.
My group, my sister Kathy’s group and I combated homelessness by first going to a church nearby called St. Ignatius where we dropped off canned food. I felt like what we had done was insufficient and was not good enough for a passing grade so Michael suggested we go volunteer at a soup kitchen. We dropped the cans off on the twentieth and so six days later we volunteered at a different church.
The people at the Cavalry Chapel were very nice to us and seemed to like us. While Jennifer and my mom separated the chicken, Kathy, Michael, and I rolled up forks in napkins, kind of like taquitos. Later, we all passed out the food to the people who were seated and Jenny even served punch. There must have been around thirty or forty people there, which was actually less than I thought there would be. Since the five of us all helped out, all the work went by quickly.
After we had all eaten and cleaned up we finally left. We had arrived there at about five and left at about eight. Most of the time we were not needed for much but I still thought it was fun.
There is a chance we will go back there, maybe every Tuesday. I felt happy after we had left, not just because we had done a good deed, but because our great friends Jenny and Michael were there with us. By us I mean Kathy and myself.
If I could continue working on the issue of homelessness I would say that there should be more soup kitchens/churches like the Cavalry Chapel. I thought the work was going to be more boring and difficult, but it actually wasn’t. Young people can participate and make a difference in the country by donating and volunteering more often, it’s faster and easier than it looks or sounds. It can even be a little fun.

Service Learning Project
Extra Credit


One of the main reasons I chose to help out the group focusing on the poverty issue was because my sisters and I had been planning on donating our bags of old or ugly clothes to some kind of charity for a long time. We just had not gotten around to it, which is why helping that group was convenient and easy. Instead of contacting the poverty group, Kathy, Jennifer, Michael and I decided to go to Goodwill on our own. Jennifer went to a different donation place but me, Kathy and Michael all went together to Goodwill. I and Kathy donated about three big bags of our old clothing and even donated two pairs of somewhat well-conditioned shoes. Michael also donated his own huge bag of who-knows-what (although I’m pretty sure it was clothing). We all entered the Goodwill store, just for a minute, and then dropped off our heavy bags of clothes at the donation area. After the man working there gave us a receipt we all went back home, where we later went to volunteer at a church/soup kitchen. I enjoyed going to Goodwill and maybe we will go back there again when our clothes gets too old or too tight. Donating was really easy and a new, fun experience.

Service Learning Project

There was a group in my class that focused on poverty, and what they wanted to do to address the problem was to donate clothes to any organization. What I did to help the group was to get all the clothes that my sisters and I didn’t wear anymore, and we donated it. We filled up three big bags of clothes, and two pairs of shoes that were in usable condition. My friend Michael decided to help, so he got a big bag of his own old clothes, and we all went together to the Goodwill in Glendale. I had never been to Goodwill before, but the place was pretty adequate, and it made me feel good to know that all my old clothes would be used to help out the people who can’t afford clothes. I will try donating anything I can or don’t use, so others can reuse them, instead of throwing it away, because one mans garbage is another mans treasure.

Service Learning Project

The problem that was addressed was to feed the homeless, and the reason I chose that particular problem was because I know there are many people that live in the streets of many California cities. My solution to address the problem was to collect canned food and to give it to any organization or church.
Everyone in my group had to collect or buy ten cans to donate, and we would all go together to donate the cans, help out by distributing food, and clean up afterwards. All my group members bought all their cans, and with the help of Cindy’s group we all went to the St. Ignatius church on June 20. When we arrived at the church, we gave the woman in charge all of the cans and then she signed our Service Learning Graduation Requirement paper. We asked her if we could somehow help out, maybe by feeding the homeless, but she said people had to sign up ahead of time. There was nothing we could do, so we all just went back home.
Helping the community by donating cans felt good, but at the same time I felt unsatisfied, because I didn’t finish addressing the problem, just half of it.
On June 26, my mom, my friends Michael and Jennifer, my sister Cindy and I decided to go to the Cavalry Chapel, where I would finish the other half of the problem. We arrived at about 5:00 pm and the woman in charge put us all in aprons, and then Michael, Cindy and I were put in charge of wrapping napkins around all the forks, while my mom and Jennifer were in the kitchen separating chicken pieces. When all the poor residents living near by were seated, Michael, Cindy and I began distributing the food all around. When we finished giving out the food, we began to clean up. When we left at 8:00 pm and I got home, I felt good for what I had done for the community, and I finally felt fulfilled and satisfied.
I had done a little bit of research on the topic, like looking up different organizations, but we ended up going to the church that Michael’s sister attends.
A way that young people can make a difference in the country is by donating clothes, food or doing any type of service that can better the community. In my opinion the U.S began giving more direct help to the people in need after the Great Depression, and the same system used then is still being used today. In the future I hope to see more young people helping out the community, because their help would make a huge difference.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

A long with his colleagues, James Weldon Johnson and Main Locke, Charles Johnson populated the phrase of the “New Negro” which meant the new individualized black from white sociality. Johnson was determined to help African American writers become known in white society. He created a “coming-out party” for people with literary talent called the “Civic Club Dinner”.
Along with literary geniuses like Alain Locke, Langston Hughes, Larry Neal and Amiri Baraka, who were also African American leaders, there were also women who persuaded advancement for their race. Women like Jessie Fauset and Ethel Ray Nance, both connected with Charles Johnson, became some of the most notable literary women during the Harlem Renaissance. One of Jessie Fauset's students said that “had she not been a “colored women”… there is no telling what she would have done... “Fauset secured a position as literary editor for the crisis in 1919. More women, like Zoru Neale Hurston, Pauline E. Hopkins, Nella Larsen and Gwendolyn Benett, pay7ed the path for both blacks and women to enter the literary arena.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

   Don't Mind this Chemistry Stuff.
“The basics of stoichiometry”

You can compare the amount on any substance in the same chemical equation using the formula weights and the coefficients of the materials in the equation.
**If you know the amount of one substance you can figure out the rest. **

GRAMS (molar mass) MOLES  (Avogadro’s number)  ATOMS

The molar mass is the mass of one mole of a substance and it is the same thing as the molar mass on the Periodic table. The molar mass is used as a conversion factor between grams and moles. Avogadro’s number is used as a conversion factor between moles and atoms.

Conversion factor between grams to moles
Ex. 25gHF==== > (25gHF) (1 mole HF) = 1.25 moles HF
(20g HF)

Conversion factor between moles to grams
Ex. 6.6 molesZnO==== > (6.6 moles ZnO) (81.39gZnO) = 537.1g ZnO
(1 moleZnO)

Conversion factor between moles to atoms
Ex. 2.50mol Zn====> (2.50molZn) (6.02*10˛łatomsZn) = 1.51*10˛4
(1 mol Zn)

Conversion factor between grams to atoms
Ex. 1.50gC====> (1.50gC) (1molC) (6.02*10˛łatomsC) = 7.52*10˛˛ atoms C
(12.01gC) (1molC)

Mass-mass problems use a different type of formula/concept to figure out the


Chemical Nomenclature
“Nomenclature for dummies”

You first begin by identifying the element name on the Periodic table. The name of the metal is first, and the name of the non-metal has –ide added to the ending.

Ex. NaCl ====> sodium chloride

If a metal has more than one possible charge the Stock Method is written with roman numerals to indicate the ion using the charge.

Ex. FeF2 ===> iron (II) fluoride
FeF3 ===> iron (III) fluoride

For the Systematic Nomenclature, Greek prefixes are used to identify the number of atoms in an element.

Mono-1 di-2 tri-3 tetra-4 penta-5 hexa-6 hepta-7 octa-8 nona-9 deca-10

Ex. CO2 ====> carbon dioxide
N2O5 ====> dinitrogen pentoxide

Polyatomic compounds, known as oxyanions, are more difficult to name because depending on how many hydrogen atoms there are on the formula, that is how you determine if –ite or –ate is added to the end. –ite is added to compounds with one or two hydrogen atoms, but –ate is added to compounds with three or four hydrogen atoms.

Ex. NO2 ====> nitrite
NO3 ====> nitrate
SO3 ====> sulfite
SO4 ====> sulfate

There are two types of Acids; Hydro acids and Oxo acids. Hydro acids are written with –hydro in the beginning followed by the halogen/ element name and it ends with the letters –ic. Oxo acids are written with the polyatomic ion name first, followed by –ous or –ic, depending on how many hydrogen atoms the compound has. When there are more hydrogen atoms on a compound then –ic is used, but if there are less hydrogen atoms then –ous is used.

Hydro acids
Ex. HCl ====> hydrochloric acid
HF ====> hydrofluoric acid
Oxo acids
Ex. HNO3 ====> nitric acid
HNO2 ====> nitrous acid

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

   For School -.-
Causes of Great Depression- October 24, 1929
Though there were a few causes for the Great Depression the main ones were the unequal distribution of money in the 1920s and the stock market crashes in late 1929. The Roaring Twenties brought much prosperity to America but caused a large gap between the rich and the middle-class in the distribution of money. For example, Henry Ford earned an income of about 14 million a year while the average income of the working class would be about $750. The unstable economy finally came crashing down on everyone when on October 24, 1929; huge stock market crashes in the United States led to the Great Depression, which soon spread worldwide.

Huey Long-1930
Senator Huey D (“Kingfish”) Long of Louisiana organized his “share the wealth” plan. This program promised to make “Every man a King” by giving every family $5,000 at the expense of the rich. He was described by former clergyman Gerald L.K Smith as “the gutsiest, loudest, and lustiest…” He governed the state of Louisiana with dictorial hand and in 1930, he became a U.S Senator. Although he backed FDR, Long split with Roosevelt in June 1933 and planned to create his presidential campaign. He was then assassinated in the state capitol of Louisiana in 1935.

President Hoover-1932
During the depression, Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was the thirty-first president of the United States. During his term he tried to combat the depression through government involvement and volunteer movements. Some of his greatest blunders were the raising of tariffs in 1930(Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act) and taxes (1932 Revenue Act) which caused frightened depositors to withdraw their funds and caused the failure of about 5,100 banks. Hoover failed to get the nation out of its economic downfall which is why he lost the election of 1932 to FDRs inspiring promises, optimism, and his New Deal.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt-1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the thirty-second president of the United States. He was elected for four terms and won his first election in 1932. His New Deal, which would help the nation get out of its economic depression, and his optomistic go-getter attitude appealed to the panicked people at the time. Roosevelts liberalism helped pull forward the New Deal, and though it did not cure the nation of its depression, Roosevelt left behind programs like the TVA and the Social Security System.

Mary McLeod Bethune-1930s
Mary Bethune was the most important African American in the Roosevelt cabinet. She became the director of the Office of Minority Affairs an the National Youth Administration. From there, she crated the “Black Cabinet”, where she made sure that black people benefited from the New Deals.

Civilian Conservation Corps-March 31, 1933
Roosevelts New Deal, while trying to accomplish relief, recovery, and reform-the Hundred Days Congress created the Civilian Conservation Corps. Unemployment was high in the U.S during the Great Depression and the CCC provided recovery and relief for about three million men. The men delt with jobs such as reforestation, firefighting, flood control and swamp drainage. This helped conserve human and natural resources.

Agricultural Adjustment Act (May 12,1933) and Home Owners Loan Corporation (June 13, 1933)
For immidiate relief the Africultural Adjustment Act and Home Owners Loan Corporation were created by the Hundred Days Congress. The AAA was created in May 12,1933 and was designed to help out farmers with their mortgages. To help refinance the homes of nonfarmers the HOLC was created about amonth after the AAA.

Frances Perkins-1934
Frances Perkins(1880-1965) was the first woman cabinet member. She was the Secretary of Labor and worked under Roosevelt. Unfortunately, she received much undeserved critism from male businessmen, laborites and politicians. Perkins also oversaw the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1935. She also campaigned for minimum wage and unemployment insurance laws. In 1934, she served as chairman of the pesidents committee on economic security. With this job, she helped bring about the Social Security Act of 1935.

Wagner Act of 1935
The Congress during FDRs first term, passed the Wagner Act of 1935. This law created a National Labor Relations Boeard, of which asserted the right of labor and self organization.

Social Security Act of 1935
This provided insurance for the people who were unable to work. They received checks every month, which ranged from ten dollars to eighty-five. People with handicaps, such as the elderly and delinquint children were eligible for these payments. The Social Security Act was one of the legacies that Roosevelt left behind during the Great Depression and of which still exists today.

Hatch Act of 1939
This law did not allow federal officials, except for the highest policy makers, to campaign. It also did not allow government funds for political purposes, and the collection of campaign contributions from people receiving relief payments.

Ending the Depression-1937-1945
The Great Depression finally came to an end in 1937 as the ecomomy began to reach a normal state, though unemployment remained high. As World War II progressed(1939-1945) the government spent more on the military and started drafting men in 1940. Sixteen million men were drafted by 1945 but there were still many without jobs. Unemployment went down below 2% by 1943 as factories employed unskilled workers(1941-43) while the government payed for the training. Policies were made easier for women to get work,thousands of factories were built and wages were raised for workers.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

>,< Do Not Read (unless you want to)
Illegal Immigration
Persuasive Essay

Why do people emigrate from their own country to another? How does this benefit the country that the immigrants move into? Immigrants come into the United States for a variety of reasons, whether it is for a political, social or economic reason. Though some people may believe immigrants have no purpose but to be a burden, that is a complete falsity. Immigrants take the lowly jobs and they diversify the current cultures and traditions. Because immigration can benefit the U.S, the harsh laws against immigration should be softened in order for immigrants to enter the country more easily.

Immigrants, many being illegal in this country, constantly have to take the degrading, unwanted labor that no one else is willing to do. Immigrants often take factory work (making clothing, home appliances, etc) or do manual labor like cleaning houses or becoming waiters. Although this fact is unfortunate for the immigrants, it really benefits those who live in this country. By being illegal in this country immigrants are also sometimes taken advantage of by those who hire them, and the immigrant can not do much about it, like report it to the police, otherwise he/she might get deported. If the laws made it easier for immigrants, there would be less illegal immigrants, there would not be an exploitation of the immigrants’ fear of deportation and there would still be a hand in cheap, reliable and bountiful labor.

Panic by the media also helps aid the people’s fears on immigration which causes unfair bills and laws to be passed. Immigration is not that big of a problem, it is just portrayed that way by the media. The media exaggerates the immigration systems inability to function and calls the system “broken” and “unsafe”. Because of the media hype and racist views of some natives on immigration, bills like the HR-4437 or Sensenbrenner bill are passed by congressmen. The bill turned all illegal immigrants into criminals while it arrested anyone who helped aid an illegal immigrant. Someone who wanted a better life for themselves is suddenly equal to a murderer? That’s going a bit far. This is why fairer laws are needed, so immigrants can immigrate into the country without being labeled a felon.

Who has the right to say that immigrants are no longer permitted into this country? From the moment this land was discovered by Columbus in 1492 this land has been populated by immigrants. All the countless and different races of immigrants have created this country into what it is today. All the cultures and customs have been absorbed and become a part of American life. Like when the Germans arrived to America and brought with them the Christmas tree, which has been popularized and become a part of American tradition.

Though immigration has its pros and cons, the fact is undeniable that laws regarding immigration are unfair and should be changed. Immigrants do serve a purpose for coming into the country and should not be treated like criminals. Not only do immigrants populate the country but they take the worst jobs and provide a rich, diverse culture. If immigrants can benefit this country in any way then the laws against immigration should be changed or discarded so as to make it easier for immigrants who want to come into the country legally.

You don't have to read this. It's for school ^^

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