A loud beeping noise wakes me up at 7:45 A.M. I am under the blankets in my bed, while the air conditioner is blasting cool air. The shades are down on my windows, trying to block any light, but the sun is so bright, the shades are barely helping. I get out of my bed to shut my air conditioner off, and get ready for my day at Lackawanna College. As I head down to the kitchen, I smell the fresh coffee brewing and the bagels toasting. I grab a drink of water and feel it go down my throat to quench my thirst. As I am about to leave my house to go to school, I notice the morning dew on the grass, the sun shining, and birds chirping, looking for food. I start to drive, and there seems to be more traffic on the road then usual. I see people drinking their coffees, talking on their cell phones, and driving at a fast speed, as if they were racing the other cars. As I drive into Scranton, I notice the traffic is busier than before. There are fire sirens blaring, and many cars are stopped. It is that time where everyone is trying to get to school and work, and a parking spot where they don’t have to pay a meter. I try to find a parking spot as well, which leaves me no luck. I am stuck parking at a meter across from the school. I put three dollars worth of quarters in the meter, and head into Angeli Hall. As I walk in the front entrance, I see many people walking in with their books and utensils, ready to start the first day. The security guard in the front also greets me. I head…
During the Tom Robinson trial in To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee used innocence to show that black people are not always guilty for every crime. People would think that there higher in society and judge others by the color of their skin and think that if a crime involves an African American, it makes them automatically guilty if there accused.
During Mayella’s side of the story, Mayella states that Tom punched her on the right side of the face and choked her at the same time. Atticus pointed…
02 April 2013
To Kill A Mocking Bird
When you first read the title, “To Kill A Mocking Bird”, one may think it is about killing animals or abusing them. This story is about knowledge, courage and how you should view life. In this novel are talks about racism in the society and show how tedious it was to go against racism. When reading this book, it will open your eyes and show you, how bad society was back then and open up your eyes to reality.
The Radley were…
Kirkwood Comp I
If Birds Can Do It
Over last Christmas break, my family traveled to Southern California for our first vacation in several years. It was everyone’s first trip to the area and, prior to leaving, each of us researched things we wanted to do while there. I have always been afraid of trying new things, including hanging from a wire going up to 60 miles per hour, but one of the things my sister wanted to do was go zip lining. I didn’t really want to, but…
He threw the empty packet on the fire and watched it burn. Nat sat there
desperately waiting, switching channels on the wireless but there was nothing but
silence between each other and the wireless.
“Mammy what are we going to do about this?” said Jill “Do we have a plan to leave
before the birds get in?”
“No, honey we don’t.” said Nat’s wife “We don't know what to do about this.”
As the family sat there thinking what they could possibly do the birds stabbing at
the door begins to become louder and stronger…
What is Avian Influenza?
• Also called “Bird Flu”
• It’s a viral disease of wild and domestic birds.
• It can cause illness in poultry and humans.
Who/what can be infected?
• Type A Influenza Virus, also known as H5N1
• Composed of a protein capsid and covered in an envelope
• Two types of projectiles:…
H5N1- Avian Influenza A (Bird Flu)
is a viral disease
of wild and domestic birds.
It can cause illness in
poultry and humans.
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds often causing no obvious signs of infection. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease. Some of these AI viruses…
Avian influenza is caused by the H5N1 virus. Its reservoir is wild birds, but if domesticated birds come into physical contact with an infected bird they too can become affected. The transmission of the virus from bird to bird is quick because birds live in big groups that interact with each other often. The virus is spread through physical contact and humans can contract it through contact with an infected animal. People at high risk are those who work with birds, such…
artwork that I discovered at the Madison Art Collection is called the Mythological Bird. Out of all the pieces in the gallery, this one stood out the most to me because of its intricate designs, the technique used to make the bird and its size was relatively big compared to the other artworks. It seems to be made out of wood, which would mean that this artwork was made out of plant based, organic materials. The bird is supposed to represent a mythology of a group of people that don’t actually exist…
Conclusion Question Bird Bill Simulation
Jackie Kim 4/2/15
1. For the rice bird population, the fork bill birds were the second best birds to eat the most and so they were able to reproduce every generation. The spoon bill birds were the best type of bird to consume as much rice as they can which meant that reproducing was east for these type of birds. The stick bill birds had the most trouble and in fact could not feed for all generations, which made reproduction nearly impossible. The straw…