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A Winter Wonderland came true at the Winter Ball 2017


“A Winter Wonderland came true at the Winter Ball 2017” caught my attention on the Riverside Eddy because it was one of the biggest social events in our school in 2017. It is interesting to find out how much of the burden of planning is on fellow students, and the author asked critical questions of what it is like to plan an event. The final paragraph uses vivid imagery and accurately portrays how the night of the Winter Ball truly took place. It reminded me of all of the activities that went on afterschool throughout my whole life as a student. With all the stress that it took to plan, the author shows that it did pay off.

Unit 2 Blog Post

1. You can find angle “b” due to it being vertically opposite of the 52 degrees. This makes angle “b” also 52 degrees.

2. Angle “c” can be found due to the rule of it being a corresponding angle to angle “b”. This makes angle “c” 52 degrees as well as angle “b”. Angle “a” is also vertically opposite to the corresponding angle also making it 52 degrees.

3. The remaining angle can be found due to a rule involving the sum of the anger in a triangle. There are 180 degrees in a triangle and when you subtract 180 – Known angles you get the final angle. Since we know angle “c” = 52 degrees, and the unnamed side is corresponding to the 73 degrees we just have to input the numbers. 180 – 52 – 73 = 55 degrees. This makes angle “d” 55 degrees.

Capital Punishment within the short story “The Fisherman”

Carson G

Capital Punishments are the hot topic of debate with people being on far ends of the spectrum, and firmly believing that their opinion is right. A capital punishment is when a person has been convicted of a heinous crime, and the sentence they receive is their untimely death. There are several methods used to carry out the execution with gas chambers, the electric chair, and lethal injections being amongst the top 3 modern ways to do so. However, luckily, Canada hasn’t had capital punishment in the criminal code since 1976. Although when we did, our method of execution was for the convict to be hanging from a rope by the neck in the gallows. The last people that have been sentenced to death in Canada were Arthur Lucas, and Ronald Turpin. It was speculated that perhaps Arthur Lucas was innocent as all the evidence stacked against him was circumstantial.

In the short story “Two Fisherman” a young man named Thomas Delaney was sentenced to death after the murder of Matthew Rhinehart while the man was molesting his life. If this were have to happen in Canada it would have to take place somewhere before 1966 as we had abolished the death penalty by that time. The execution of Thomas Delaney was atrocious. If the poor man wanted to keep his life, he would’ve had to let his wife get molested, and deal with her P.T.S.D. everyday afterwards. When something completely evil happens to someone you love so dearly it isn’t even a question whether or not to defend him or her, no matter what the danger is. Matthew Rhinehart in every sense of the word deserved to die. For a man not to be able to defend his family goes against any natural rights a man should have. It is instinct for animals in the wild to do anything for family and we are no different. Thomas Delaney should not have been sentenced to death and the judge, prosecution, and jury should all be executed, as they are guiltier than the man they sentenced in the first place.

I believe the death penalty has a purpose, but is also very disgusting. There should be very, very circumstantial situations where someone was to be put to death. For example premeditated murder should not count as you kill one person, and who knows maybe the person even got what’s coming to them when the eyes of the law wont do anything. However, if someone goes on a killing spree of pure animosity then they should no doubt get a brutal death. There is a time and place for everything but only when it is absolutely necessary.

How to Use Algebra Tiles

To use algebra tiles you have to have a variety of tiles ranging from small to large. Usually they have defined units of variables, and integers. For example ‘1, x, and x^2’ x being the variable. Now if you are given an expression you want to model or show it using these tiles. You get the quantity of the number and put one tile for each specified number, or coefficient. A strategy to remember when using algebra tiles is zero pairs. This is a way of simplifying equations to make them easier to understand. If there is a negative number and a positive, and they both represent the same number, or there is adding a unit and the same unit is being subtracted you can take those out of the equation (make sure it is 1:1) and those that are left are the simplified question.