Mutation Story

Mutation Story                     Arjun May

Hi, my name is John and I am a Cancer cell. I live inside the lung of my host. My hosts name is Drake. I was developed because Drake smokes a lot of cigarettes which caused me to not die, but reproduce other mutated cell clones of myself which spread throughout Drakes lungs. Some of the symptoms I cause are a cough that doesn’t go away, coughing up blood, being short of breath, and other stuff like that. Drake hasn’t been doing anything to get rid of me and my friends. I don’t think he knows we are living inside of him. He will soon because Drake is a pretty athletic guy and usually doesn’t get tired this easily. I have been inside of him for about 5 days. And made about 100,000 new cancer cells. That means that there are about 10,000,000,000 cancer cells now ( the number is 10 billion ). We can’t say we’re sorry about what we do to Drake because he brought this onto himself. I have no way to feel about it because if he dies my friends and I have no place to live. But the same goes for if he survives.



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The Making of Mutation Story

  1. I needed to research lots of different questions like the symptoms of lung cancer and how many times cells reproduce and why cancer cells divide more than regular cells.
  1. I used Google. Nothing else.
  2. I wanted to come up with a story about something along the lines of something that has happened in my family and make it more about me. Dealing with it second hand.
  3. Bibliography.
  4. I could have done it on time. Or thought about something less known of.

digtal footprint

  1. how might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? if you were to post anything negative online as a teen, any employer could possibly find it and not hire you. also, putting something inappropriate online affects the way people in general think of you.
  2. describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe. you can: ask yourself if you think that this comment of post will benefit you in the future, if you think it will affect you negatively, don’t put it online. you should also post things that you would be okay with your family seeing. and make sure you follow people who don’t post inappropriate or negative content.
  3. what information did you learn that you would pass on to students? how would you go about telling them? I would tell students to always think about what they post before they post it. I would probably post it on my blog for them to see.