The Friday Everything Changed

Liam Campbell                 Questions: The Friday Everything Changed                             April 5, 2017


  1. The boys want to continue to take the water bucket so they can have time of being out of the class, and they don’t want the girls to take that away from them.
  2. The boys try to bully them, and make them stop, they even excluded them from their softball games.

Elements of Fiction

  1. The person telling the story is a female who sits next to Alma Niles and isn’t the main protagonist of the story. She things Miss Raltson as admirable, and also doesn’t like the conflict, and believes the boys should let the girls do things. She believed Miss Raltson didn’t know about the conflict
  2. The setting seems to be post WWII, in a rural school with one room, in Ontario. They said that televisions are would come out in a few years, making that around the time of WWII, they mentioned that it was a one room school, and they talked about the Toronto Maple Leaf’s. They wouldn’t have that bad of gender inequality if it weren’t that time. Also, because they had to get the water bucket, that is also a cause of the conflict. The kind of person is Person VS Society
  3. The protagonist is Alma Niles because she was the one who asked the question and initiated the conflict.
  4. The question of “Why can’t the girls get the bucket” made the teacher think about it, and make them able to do so. Miss Raltson showed that the discussion is over, and the girls are equal to the boys.

My Sonnet



At times, we need something to help us see,

The light that shines above the darkest things.

Of course, we feel we need to be set free;

But, I can see what heaven never brings.


Darkness is stronger than the brightest light,

That lights up everyone’s happier life.

Nothing can tell us other ways of sight,

As my life is a broken carving knife.


But now, the morning will start to arise,

And I will always remember the times.

The darker things that I simply despise,

And the things that I call my “kitchen crimes.”


The world is a place where we all are dead,

Or is everything just inside my head?

Weekend in Poetry and News Report

Yesterday afternoon, 14-year-old Liam Campbell was out side with three others doing random things such as climbing mounds of snow, going to malls, and jumping over things.

His friends say he also jumped over a fence into snow that turned out to be ice, and he also fell off a slide. No injuries occurred during the day for them.

Tons of snow falls from the air,

Four teenagers jump everywhere.

One by one, they fall off a slide,

But the great part is, nobody died!

We all jump on mounds of snow,

It wasn’t allowed, but we didn’t know.

We all buy warms drinks to hold,

At the same time, saying “It’s not that cold.”

    All four ran into the mall,

Completely soaked, jackets and all.

One by one, we all retreat,

Back to our homes, admitting defeat.

Get to Know You Paragraph

    Get to Know You Paragraph


When I was younger, I joined ball hockey because my brother always played and it looked like a lot of fun. Every time I was there to watch my brother, people would be cheering for their kids. There would always be the smell of food that people were eating, whether that was chips or pizza or something else. Every time my brother played, it would be in a different arena, so we would always have to drive to them, and we were always excited to arrive to the arena. When I started to play, my brother decided to stop playing because of the possible long drives every time, so, I decided to quit as well, even though I only played for about a week and never actually played against another team. The equipment I had to put on was not that bad, I don’t remember much about that, because it was a long time ago, but I don’t think I enjoyed wearing the helmet because it was always either too loose or too tight. If I had a choice, I think I would join ball hockey again, but I would have to practice hockey more often.


Paint-balling was an extremely fun thing I have done. It was about two years ago, I went to a birthday party which was to go paint-balling, everyone at the party was excited on the way to the arena, but started to panic when we arrived. A lot of the gear we got was really annoying to move with, my mask was too loose when I started to play and I couldn’t adjust it because you’re not allowed to take off your mask or do anything with your mask because the you could get hit in the face. Reloading the gun was another annoying challenge to do as well. At first, you don’t realize you are out of paint-balls, and you just shoot air. I ran out of paint-balls in the beginning of a game when I forgot to reload after the last game, and I was probably there behind a wall for almost the entire game attempting to reload my gun. Eventually, I managed to start playing again, but it ended a couple of minutes after. All the arenas were in a bunch of tree’s, so it always just smelled like wood. There was a guy there who didn’t follow the rules and never went out when he was shot, and he was completely covered in paint. He ended up getting kicked out of the games for cheating, and we didn’t see him again.


Camping is another fun thing I have done. I’ve been camping three times with my brother and my dad. The first two times I went camping, we were put in the exact same camping ground, and the third time was at Anderson Lake, which another camp site far from here. During the first two times, every day would start with us going down a hill to a river, to go fishing. Then we would play badminton or just talk. We always roasted marshmallows during the night. When we were at Anderson Lake, my brother and I were fishing and my dad was at our camp site which was the closest one to the river, when I noticed a bear walking out of the grass and moving towards us, and I notified my brother. We stood there for a minute, and then it disappeared, which is when my brother started to run as fast as he could towards my dad and all I could do was follow him. We ended up making it back without seeing the bear again, but that was still an experience that freaked both my brother and I out at the time.


Mutation Story



Hello, I am an extra chromosome 21. I appeared from not separating into daughter cells, and then there was a normal chromosome, and then two that never divided. Eventually, we separated, and now there are three of us. Because of this, our host is not like a regular person. He has some problems with learning new things as fast as others. He also physically grows a lot slower than most people. The parents of my host are genetically normal, me appearing was mainly all by chance. My host is a nice person, though. He always tries what he can to complete his tasks. Unfortunately, there is no cure for him, so he will always have me and will always have the problems that he has. A lot of times, I’ve felt bad for my host. Because of the way he is, a lot of people sometimes avoid talking to him, and always say mean things about him, even though he’s still human and it wasn’t his fault for anything, but, he does have some good friends that help him out a lot. They would accept him for who he is and treats him like they do with everyone else. Sometimes, when he is put in group projects without his group of friends, his group would exclude him and not let him do any work. My host would also get bullied a lot, just because of his appearance. Sometimes, his friends would step in and stop them, and he would always thank them. The teachers would often allow my host to leave the class for a break, and he would go to a room and play fun educational games. After school, his parents would always encourage him to do more things that would help him. When he got out of school, he was no longer bullied, but a lot of people looked at him while he was walking outside. He eventually accepted that and ignored them. Eventually, he got a job and lived his life as himself, and almost everyone eventually accepted him for who he was.






  1. What questions did you need to research in order to create your mutation story?

I didn’t really research a lot of questions because the websites I used had more information that what I had asked, but they were “How does the extra chromosome 21 appear?” and “How does Down Syndrome affect a human?”

2. What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?

Well, I used Google… But I also decided to look at some other stories for other mutations to understand how the story should look like.

3. What was the process you used to investigate this topic?

Well, I struggled with another topic I tried, so I did research on some other ones and was more interested in writing this one, so I did more research until I had enough to write the story.

4. How did you verify and cite the information you found?

I verified the information I found by making sure other websites had the same answer, and they did.

I cited the information by linking all the websites below.

5. How did the process of completing this project go? What could you have done better?

The first topic I chose had almost nothing when I researched it, and I wasn’t able to get it done on time, but eventually, I managed to complete it with a different topic. I feel like I could have made the story a little longer, and I could have added more information about it. Also, the beginning of the story could have been better than just “Hello” But… It works…



The websites I used:


How Things Work Project

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1.    The main part of lightning is the electrons that form to create the lightning bolt. A lightning bolt forms from negative and positive electrons that form in the cloud. from the these in the cloud when the electrons build up to much it some of the electron fall down then that creates the bolt that you see in the sky and this bolt is heat cause of the heat from the electrons in the cloud.

2.    Using lightning as energy could be possible because we have ways to make lighting and to store it but I could cost lots of money and may not be good in all third world countries also could lead to injury or the system could overt overload if too much power comes in.

3.    The ethical implications is on using lightning as an energy sources is a good source because it is natural so less effects on the environment unlike man made energy source, on the other hand using something natural instead on man made means less control over it

4.    Using lightning as power can may cause a small effect on the world in the long run but would be somewhat safe to use. Using lightning as energy I think could work.


We did an equal amount of work in this project. The model showed how lightning is created and how it works. And the write up showed what lightning can do to us. I think the model could have been a little better if I worked on it more, and the write up had a couple mistakes, but it was also okay. I think we should have done a bit more editing on the write up so it would have been better, but it did have a lot of information.