Author: Jimena Gonzalez Ponce
I wonder why. Want to hear a joke? I threw a camouflage themed party last week but no one showed up. Do you want to know why? It was because everybody couldn't be seen since they were camouflaged. Hahaha. Ok, let's get started with our article.
The very first uniforms that soldiers wore were blue and grey clothing. Then, in 1940, the U.S. army started wearing camouflage green and brown frog patterns. But, why do they actually wear it? They wear it because a soldier's main objective is to deceive the enemy. They can never make known their presence, position or their intended military formations. Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by an armed force to protect people and equipment from observation by enemy forces. Basically, it helps soldiers not be seen during combat.
Author: Quentin Nuñez
“One small infection form can wipe out an entire species.” This is a line from the game Halo 3 and can be referenced to how deadly the parasite, the Flood, really is. The Flood is a parasite that is highly infectious and infected a highly advanced race called the Forerunners. The Flood is very advanced and infectious, being able to wipe out a race this advanced.
The Flood uses small infection forms, as shown below, to start an outbreak. They do this by using their penetrators on your neck and spinal cord. Then, they inject the Flood supercell which turns your cells into Flood cells. This leads to decomposition of your skin, effectively rotting it. Finally, the Flood cells manipulate your limbs into becoming grotesque limbs for the Flood’s own use. The Flood also destroys your mental state, gaining all of your memories and information about you. After this process, the infected host can become a combat form or a carrier form, which carries more infection forms. These are just some details of how the deadliest parasite gains control of their victims. An outbreak is one of the deadliest things that can ever happen in the Halo universe. So, keep in mind if you see a small, pod-like shape running around, it could cause the eradication of your whole species and other life in the universe.
Author: Jessica Jfouf
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the ocean? It’s crazy because no one actually knows what’s at the bottom. Less than 5% of the ocean has been explored. People have even explored more of Mars than the ocean floor, and Mars is a different planet! Over 70% of the world is consists of the ocean. Nobody knows that much about the ocean, but one fact that we have discovered is that there’s so much gold under water. In fact, the amount of gold under water would be enough for every single person in the world to have 9 pounds of gold. Some scientists think that there are over 1,160 dead bodies in the ocean from shipwrecks, the most famous one being the Titanic. Over 1,160 bodies went missing and people think that they’re very deep underwater.
Author: Chelby Johnson
The main thing that is affecting this generation is pollution. Pollution kills so many sea animals! The pollution on our planet is so overwhelming and crazy. In 2015 alone, there were more than 380 million tons of plastic. Plastic waste has the highest risk of entering oceans and is generated in multiple coastal populations (within 50 kilometers of the coastline). This is 99.5 million tons. Globally, we use 160,000 plastic bags a day.
We all know that plastic kills sea animals such as turtles, but did you know that about 1 million seabirds die every year from ingesting straws and from choking on them? Recent research shows that 80-90% of seabirds have some type of plastic inside their stomach!
Please try to help our environment. Recycle and don't litter. Otherwise, your whole neighborhood will be flooded with garbage and be polluted!
Author: Isaiah Guevara
So if you didn’t already know about Gorillas, then I’ll tell you. They are mammals and they have black fur. They are considered herbivores, usually eating bamboo.
Author: Ava Moschetti
The first ever organized track meet was in 1873. It was started by the NYAC (New York Athletic Club) and was founded in 1868. At it's beginnings, it had about 8,600 members. Going back further in time, the year of the first actual Olympic event was a foot race in the year 776 B.C.E. The man who won the first ever Olympic event was named Koroibos. He was a Greek, and it was actually the Greeks who created what we now know as Track and Field.
Author: Harold Ferea
Author: Madison Harrison
There are all kinds of animals. Some are pets and some are wild. They are all special in their own way. Some of these animals are more peculiar than others, for example, an Axolotl, a Star Nosed mole and a Dumbo octopus. These are just some of the most peculiar animals.
In summary, all animals are different. They come in many different shapes and sizes. Sadly, many are becoming extinct and we need a way to save them. Now that you are aware of what some of these animals are, we can all do our part to save them.
Author: Chloe Pham
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Author: Sophie McCrary
You probably don’t know that much about poison dart frogs because they are an endangered species. Not many people know about them, even though they are a really cool animal. There are many different types of poison dart frogs such as the Strawberry poison dart frog, the Golden poison dart frog and the Sky-blue poison dart frog. Each different type of poison dart frog is special because they have their very own colored spots and names.
The poison dart frog lives in the rainforest habitats of the southern part of South America. Other countries that they reside are Bolivia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Hawaii. They can be spotted in trees, under leaves, under logs and other areas that they can hide in. They are hard to find because of how small they are. Poison dart frogs are amphibians and can grow as long as 1.5 inches. Like all amphibians, they like to stay near the water. Some scientists say that the frogs with brighter spots are more poisonous, but this still needs to be confirmed. Fun fact, did you know that the brightly colored spots on a dart frog warns predators not to get near?
The skin of the frog contains the poison and this poison has a strong effect on humans. Scientist believe that the toxicity on a dart frog is exogenous, which means the frog doesn’t make the poison itself. They believe the poison comes from the diet of the frog. The poison from the frog is absolutely deadly to humans. With one prick of the finger on the frog you would die within three minutes. Poison dart frogs can kill up to ten grown men. Although dangerous, the poison dart frog has some benefits. The poison can be used to make medicine. According to research, it contains certain proteins that can conduct an electrical impulse through nerves, muscles, and even the heart. The poison dart frog is one amazing creature!