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Hi-Five: My Favorite Book

A Small, Cute Secret Weapon

War Dog by Damien Lewis

By Jasper Chuang

There are 368 pages in total, and the genre is fiction.

 

Book summary:

Shot down behind the German lines during World War 2, Robert, a twenty years old aircrew serving the Allies, found Ant (later named Antis) in a farm. One morning, Robert and Pierre left the house. Shortly after leaving, they heard Antis howling. Robert had to make him be quiet; his first thought was killing Antis with a knife, but then after making a choice, he took Antis as a pet. After that, Antis started going on the air with his “dad”(Robert.)

One of the reasons I like the book is that Antis has a secret, super weapon: hearing bombers sent from the Germans during World War 2.

 

I find war in Europe fascinating. Thus, I like the book because it took place during war in Europe. In the airfield, where Robert and Antis live, they “exchange” bombing raids.

The third thing I like this book is that Robert sneaks Antis to places where dogs are not allowed. When he was a puppy, Robert could snuck him in a suitcase when he was on a ship.

 

Then, the fourth thing I like this book is that the author always use a adorable way to tell how Antis cheer Robert up. It can even be funny!

 

The last thing I like this book is that the “hero” (Antis) gets the Dickens Award for the sharp hearings and warnings that told the base trouble was coming.

 

At the ending was pretty sad because Antis died of disease. After that, Robert vowed to never get another dog.

Graduation Trip: The Worst Rides

By Chris Wang 

Space mountain: IIII
Gold mine: I
UFO: I
Maya rollercoaster:
Pirate Ship: III
Jurassic Cruise: IIIIIIIIIII

According to the poll above, 11 out of 19 people disliked the Jurassic Cruise, making it the #1 Worst Ride at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Theme Park. The main reason seemed to be, not the ride was lame, but that in comparison with the other rides it became lame. Perhaps, younger students or the elderly would have enjoyed it more.

“The Jurassic Cruise smells like urine and is really stupid.”

-Pierre Merigot.

 

“It was for preschoolers.”

-Tommy Kim.

 

“This thing was like a dying slug, and it smelled like the dinosaurs were doused in chlorine beforehand …”

-Nathan Wang.

 

“It was plain boring.”

-Shannon Van.

Should animals be kept in zoos: By Chris and Pierre.

Should animals be kept in captivity in zoos.

Chris Wang

Cons:

Some people never thought how the animals are treated in zoos. This essay will tell people why zoos are not right because humans mistreat the animals, animals will behave differently in captivity, and it is inhumane. That is why zoos are bad.

 

The first reason why zoos are bad is because zookeepers will invariably mistreat animals. For example zookeepers give them improper diet and lack of exercise. It will cause the animals to become thinner and thinner and die slowly. Another example is that zookeepers do experiments on the animals. After the experiment the animal will become crazy and start to do weird things. Sometimes zoo trainers will abuse the animals if they don’t respect them and do as they are told. The zoo trainers will use their whips or bats to hit the animal. As a result, those are some ways zoo keepers have mistreated the animals.

 

The second reason is that animals will behave differently in zoos. One example is that the animals will fight in the the cage and cause trouble because they are in too close proximity to each other. In the end, one of the animals will die while in the fight. The second reason is that if they don’t have enough food to eat they will eat each other. They will eat each other because they are too hungry. On the other hand, animals will feel lonely if they are alone in their cages. Usually there are not a lot of animals in the cages and these animals might strike out at anyone or anything near them. Lastly, these are some examples why we should ban zoos.

 

The last reason is that it is inhumane to animals. The first example is that the animals want to be in the wild not in their cages. All the animals in the zoo belong in the their habitats, in the wild. The next example is that animals have lack of privacy. People will always be watching what the animals are doing such as, taking pictures of them. The last example is that the cages are too small for the animals. Elephants need a lot space because, the elephant is the biggest land animal on the world. Finally, that is why zoos are inhumane.

 

In conclusion zoos are bad, because zookeepers mistreat them by not giving enough food and exercise, animals will behave differently in captivity, such as attacking each other, and it is inhumane to animals. That is why why zoos are bad. People should ban all zoos on Earth.

By: Chris Wang and Pierre Merigot Pros and Cons.

Should animals be kept in captivity in zoos.

Chris Wang

Cons:

Some people never thought how the animals are treated in zoos. This essay will tell people why zoos are not right because humans mistreat the animals, animals will behave differently in captivity, and it is inhumane. That is why zoos are bad.

 

The first reason why zoos are bad is because zookeepers will invariably mistreat animals. For example zookeepers give them improper diet and lack of exercise. It will cause the animals to become thinner and thinner and die slowly. Another example is that zookeepers do experiments on the animals. After the experiment the animal will become crazy and start to do weird things. Sometimes zoo trainers will abuse the animals if they don’t respect them and do as they are told. The zoo trainers will use their whips or bats to hit the animal. As a result, those are some ways zoo keepers have mistreated the animals.

 

The second reason is that animals will behave differently in zoos. One example is that the animals will fight in the the cage and cause trouble because they are in too close proximity to each other. In the end, one of the animals will die while in the fight. The second reason is that if they don’t have enough food to eat they will eat each other. They will eat each other because they are too hungry. On the other hand, animals will feel lonely if they are alone in their cages. Usually there are not a lot of animals in the cages and these animals might strike out at anyone or anything near them. Lastly, these are some examples why we should ban zoos.

 

The last reason is that it is inhumane to animals. The first example is that the animals want to be in the wild not in their cages. All the animals in the zoo belong in the their habitats, in the wild. The next example is that animals have lack of privacy. People will always be watching what the animals are doing such as, taking pictures of them. The last example is that the cages are too small for the animals. Elephants need a lot space because, the elephant is the biggest land animal on the world. Finally, that is why zoos are inhumane.

 

In conclusion zoos are bad, because zookeepers mistreat them by not giving enough food and exercise, animals will behave differently in captivity, such as attacking each other, and it is inhumane to animals. That is why why zoos are bad. People should ban all zoos on Earth.

 

Pros:

They should be kept in zoos for educational purposes.

 

Individual interaction with exotic animals face-to-face allows an experience that promotes wonder to enter our lives. Without the wonder of the encounters that they experience, people will quickly lose interest in safeguarding the few wild places that are left in our world. Exhibits and programs about Earth’s aquatic ecosystems also became important parts of most zoos’ public-education efforts.

Pro- Con: Students should have smartphones

Pro: Students should be able to bring their smartphones to school. By Jasper Chuang “Ahhhhh! My foot! Somebody get call 911!” “Nobody has a phone!” Students should be able to bring their phones to school because they would be able to access the internet with their devices and emergency care. They could have access to their parents, friends, and games. Consequently, smart phones help students become smarter. Students also have the ability to call their parents for emergencies. In addition, students will relax even more during break time because of texting to friends, family members. They can also play games that can make them smarter, help their reaction to things like when a ball comes to you, when playing a game that needs a lot of reaction, such as heart- attack(poker card), dodgeball, and speed(poker card). Even though phones could ring during class, the teacher could take away everybody’s phone which is turned off. If a phone did not get taken away, the student will not see their phone until the end of the school year. If the phone has been taken away one month before summer break, they will not see their phone until next year. With smartphones, students are able to connect to many people, emergency cares and games. Smartphones can make lives easier for students in both schools and at homes.

Con: Students should not bring smartphones to school

By: William Wang

“When can I play my smartphone?”

“When is it break time? I want to play my game!”

These questions above are heard daily in classrooms during class time. Do you call that focusing in class when they are waiting to playing their smartphones? Of course not.  Another problem that arose when bringing smartphones to school is it disturbs the learning environment because smartphones can ring loudly when the teacher is teaching class. The last problem we should consider is bringing smartphones to school allows the student to play more than what is considered appropriate. The excessive amount of time they spend on their phone can hurt their eyesight. Furthermore, we all aim to create a safe and equal environment but having a smartphone at school can make the gap between rich and poor more obvious. Please consider the following explanations.

If students bring smartphones to school, they will not focus in class. Students will look forward to play their phones instead of listening to the teacher. Also, students will think what is happening to their games currently, which is not focusing in class. If students want to play their smartphones, they should play it at home because home is the appropriate place to play their games. And think about it, if students play smartphones, it will hurt their eyes because of Blu-ray. So either at school or at home, playing your smartphone and not doing homework is not suggested unless you have Blu-ray glasses, which is expensive.

Another reason why students should not bring smartphones to school is because if the phone rings in class, it disturbs class. These are some examples of disturbing class:

  1. When phone rings, it might annoy the students and students might laugh because of the ring tone.
  2. Teachers trying to find whose phone is ringing then taking the phones to turn it off then confiscating the phone is all a waste of time. If you think about it, there are around 30 students in each class. The teacher spends about 5 minutes through this whole process, which is wasting 155 minutes in total (30 students and 1 teachers) and wasting the students money because your parents pay every minute that you are in class.

The last reason why students should not bring smartphone is because the gap between rich and poor is going to be more obvious. The students who do not have smartphones might be envious at the students who have smartphones because they can play in break times in school. But the students who do not have smartphones also want to have smartphones, so parents who don’t have have enough money to afford the money for buying smartphones will be very upset. Why not create the safe and equal environment that we all want and not bring smartphones to school? The ending result will be that everyone is happy with their school life while focusing on learning and not complaining to parents of wanting a smartphone.


So for the people who have smartphones, why not sympathize with the students who do not have smartphones by stop bringing your smartphones to school? It helps an envious free environment, making it a happier place to go for everyone while creating a learning environment that schools are set out to do. By focusing on learning instead of playing your phones excessively, it will not let your eyesight deteriorate. Due to these reasonable reasons, we should all not bring smartphones to school.

Hi-Five: My Favorite Book

Around the world in 80 days

By Kuan-Wei

Around the world in 80 days is a realistic-fiction book by Jules Verne is publishes in 1873. This book have 252 pages and the intended age group is eleven annd up.The plot is that an Englishman, Phileas Fogg, bets 20,000 pounds against the members of the reform club to go around the world in 80 days. He takes his servant Passepartout with him. At different times, Passepartout messes up and delays the trip. There was also a Sioux attack in America.

 

Reasons why I like this book:

5.This book is very exciting. You don’t know if Phileas Fogg is going to win the bet oe not. There are also a lot of delays, but sometimes he’s ahead of time. If he loses the bet, then he’ll lose a looooooot of money (20,000 pounds)

 

  1. Detective Fix is trying to stop Phileas Fogg. Detective Fix is a police that thinks Phileas Fogg is a bank robber. (There was a bank robbery a few days before he left

London). This makes the book a bit confusing, because Phileas Fogg doesn’t actually know that Fix thinks he’s a bank robber.

 

  1. At first at India and Hong Kong, Fix wanted to delay the time so the arrest warrant could come in time. But, after they got to Japan and the U.S., Fix wanted to get everything out of Phileas Fogg’s way, since Japan and the U.S. aren’t British territory. Fix wants to get Phileas Fogg onto British territory as fast as possible. This makes it really cool, since it kind of makes everything turn around.

 

  1. The way Passepartout and Fix kind of fights is also fun to read. Fix pretends that he’s just a normal person going the same way, but Passepartout kind of knows that Fix is a detective, but he doesn’t know what kind he is, and thinks that Fix is spying for the members of the reform club

 

  1. There are a lot of parts that makes you think its exciting, the parts where everything gets delayed. I think these parts are one of the best in the book, since it will delay the time and the books gets even more interesting. At Hong Kong, Passepartout forgot to tell Phileas Fogg that the steamer for Yokohama, because Fix made him fall asleep by drugs. When on a train in U.S., there was a Sioux attack. This book is very absorbing, arresting, consuming, engaging, engrossing, enthralling,fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, riveting, or, you could say, awesome.

Hi-Five: My Favorite Book

Hunger Games meets Harry Potter

The Unwanteds by Lisa Mcmann

By Tommy Kim

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Series

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Summary

The fantasy book, The Unwanteds by Lisa Mcmann, is the first in the Unwanteds series. This book is recommended for eight to fifteen year olds, there are 401 pages, and was published on August 30, 2011.

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In Quill, thrteen-year-olds are divided in three different groups in the Purge every year, the Wanteds, Necessaries, and the Unwanteds. Every year, the Unwanteds are sent to the Lake of Boiling Oil to get eliminated. When the Unwanteds get sent there, they think their time is done. Instead of death, the Unwanteds find themselves in Artimé where they can learn magic and secrets that will change everything for them.

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I like the setting of this book, especially Artimé because it is a piece of wasteland changed into a magnificent place by magic. The  newest group of Unwanteds annually get sent there to be executed, but they are always surprised because they find out it is a safe haven for them.

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I like the main protagonist Alex’s personality because he is kind and good natured. When his brother dismissed Alex when Alex was declared an Unwanted, Alex still forgave Aaron and Alex always wanted to reunite with his twin brother and wanted Aaron to come to Artimé and live with Alex forever with safety and without the idea of getting exposed.

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I like the big plot twist at the middle. It was very unpredictable because Aaron, Alex’s twin brother, uses a magical component against Alex and Alex gets wounded. This part is intense and gives you a feeling that the main character, Alex, is going to die. Alex eventually gets cured and lives through his wound and forgives Aaron for Aaron using a magical component against him.

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One of the best part of this book is Mr. Today, the head mage of Artimé, the magician that created Artimé, is very nice and never gets angry. When any Unwanted makes a mistake, Mr. Today never gets angry, but he just instructs the Unwanteds nice and calmly. Even though some of the Unwanteds break their kingdom’s rules, but Mr. Today always forgives them.

My favorite part of this book is when the newest group of Unwanteds get sent to the Death Farm to get executed, but they found themselves in Artimé, a magical place where anything might happen and where the Unwanteds will be safe. The Unwanteds’ only fear is if Artimé gets exposed by anyone. When the Unwanteds saw the safe place, they knew not to give up their life and keep trying to achieve their goal.