The Burn

leadership

Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters)
Hello everyone, What skills and experience should a candidate have to be able to run for president of the United States? I find this research by Angelica Carniello (Charles Best) very interesting. [When she explaining much about Donald trump,and what He talks about Hillary Clinton on his official website, he keeps talking about how he should be in jail and him being a liar and crooked. I'm just astonished with the things he says and accuses people despite him being a president, but doesn't...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
...during disaster situations for example in refugee camps women with disabilities are extremely in great trouble especially those who are deaf and mute they cannot call for help when necessary or express their needs because they are unlikely to be fully understood. African women in rural areas are often sexually abused and their family who know about it or involved in such abuses stay silent about it due to fear of further discrimination. by Trizah Gatuiri. I was viewing Trizah's post when...Read More...
Last Reply By Ambrose Karani (Tigithi School) · First Unread Post
Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation can aggravate certain skin diseases and when combined with some commonly used medicine and chemicals,can cause the skin to react abnormally to light.It can also affect the immune system,and this may play a role in skin cancer and some infectious diseases. Dorcas Akinyi When I went through this I thought of the Africans bleaching and imagined of the effect of sun on them with dead melanin.I have seen videos of radiation working on peoples skin and am...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
..... Legal food plants also die and water sources become contaminated. Farmers cut down trees to create new spaces to grow the coca plants and use other harsh chemicals to grow the plants .by Claire Njeri . When I was going through Claire's post,this is the line that caught my attention most.It was good looking into drugs,but it's effects on environment....I never so that coming,it was wise!This lines ,according to me,brought about irony in the whole project. It also touchy in that,it...Read More...

Burn cycle 2.

Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters)
Burn cycle 2. I am concerned about how trends in fashioning and beauty have occured constantly throughout history and how it has affected the physical and mental health of women research from <Aiesha Trivino> This trends have increased to higher rates compared to the past generation and it has carried a lot of disadvantages.It is leading to deadly disease which is the main limitation. Giving a good example or Queen Victoria. BEAUTY IN THE QUEEN VICTORIAN AGE. Surely such a young girl...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Currently fighting her eating disorder, right now she describe some of the symptoms and side effect that come with eating disorder from restricting intake to losing a social life this disorder take over your lifestyle and choices- Danielle. I personally found this topic much interesting. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Eating disorder can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during...Read More...
Last Reply By Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

A Burn

Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
Due to her role and prominence within the public, she was appointed as Canada's first non-white, first without a political or military background Governor General of Canada. Clarkson was recognized for her extensive travelling within the country and focus on various issues such as Aboriginal rights, national identity, and international relations. - Kalith I personally found this such an interesting thing. The fact that she was appointed as the first non Caucasian Governor General, and also...Read More...

Burn #1 - Cycle 3

Kalith Nanayakkara (JH - Alumni)
"People do care about you, even if they don't even know you." - Nicole Shimmin, RR4 : How do all forms of Art act as a social change agent? This quotation from Nicole's work really attracted my attention, drawing attention to human nature and how we are often driven by curiosity. Nicole mentioned that people do "care," and this could be interpreted in multiple ways, as people do care about others, but that could mean one wants to know more about the other person, or just even they care for...Read More...

Burn #2

Payton McIntyre (Charles Best Alumni)
"What is the best way to reduce the amount of paper Canadians and Kenyas use per day?" - Heeva Chavoshi Heeva's project is super interesting. I never really knew how much paper we use, and how much we overuse until I read her posts. Heeva has talked about so many things we can do to reduce the amount of paper we use each day. All of us on this site are in school, so we all use a lot of paper everyday. A couple things Heeva talked about how we can do to reduce the amount of paper we use at...Read More...
Hi Everyone! "If mindsets change us, then changing the mindset can actually do some work." This quote from Jim's work really stuck with me because of its connection to ,y own research cycle. I think people underestimate the power and amount of control we as individuals have in our own lives. Too often we fall into the cycle of believing we are powerless and "fate" or destiny controls our lives. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things that may be true but as for the here and now, we have...Read More...
Last Reply By Idan Treivish (Topham - Junior) · First Unread Post

Neena Hull

Danielle Campani (LFAS)
Such a scary but important topic we need to learn from. For a long time I have been very interested in what goes into our food and how we can recognize it. My response to this interest was to simply eat less processed food and more raw foods but reading Neena's post reminded me how essential it is that we remain informed and curious as to what we are consuming and how it's affecting us and our environment. Scary stuff but great research Neena! "Going back to the food label, one of the tricks...Read More...

C4 BURN #1

Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights)
For my first burn of this cycle, I would like to talk about Yasmin Harden's question of, "why do poor countries stay poor?". A quote from her research that really struck a chord in me was, "There is usually a high birth rate and therefore a growth rate of population, lower rate of children enrolled in school, and lower adult literacy rates."-Yasmin Harden. This quotation truly highlights one of the biggest problems that arise from poverty; the lack of opportunity to attend school. This...Read More...
Whenever you walk into any gym, one common theme that you are most likely going to encounter is music, whether it’s blasting over the speakers, or people are listening to it with their headphones. This is because music can help motivate us to go the extra mile, and it can serve as a distraction from the fatigue. Listening to music can increase endurance because it diverts the mind from the feeling of pain and fatigue that are creeping in, so we can keep going and forget about how tired we...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Each person in Kenya used an average of 6 kg of paper per year. This may seem like a lot but from Canada, they use 150 kg of paper per year. This is a post from (Heeva Chavoshi) which shows that papers in Canada are very much in use than in Kenya simply because many people in Kenya hadn’t get that knowledge of using those papers.Like in a Maasai community in the past most of them used to use tree branches saying that they don’t know where the toilet papers come from, but in the modern time...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Most of us unknowingly believe in a few stereotypes, even though most of us would not admit it. Understanding the difference between truth and stereotype can be a difficult task. While exploring the Butterfly Effect website this week, I came across Jason Li's research on breaking stereotypes. In it, he defines a stereotype as "A thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things. These thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurately reflect reality"...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
All through our lives, most of us grow up thinking that there is only one truth. Whether it comes to who was the perpetrator of a crime, what color the leaf on the tree is or how many books are in a bag, there always seems to be one answer. Throughout the year, I have been following Nicole Shimmin’s research. Nicole has an overarching inquiry question for the entire year. Her question is “How do all forms of Art act as a social change agent?” For her fourth research cycle, Nicole is looking...Read More...

The Burn 3.1

Jessica Schmidt (LFAS)
"No two galaxies are alike, but we can pretend they are while categorizing them." - Anika Schreiber While also funny, this statement made me think about how arbitrary categorizations are. They are of course an inherent desire of humans - a way of organizing information in the brain - but they are honestly meaningless. And it's important to recognize this. Thanks for the food for thought, Anika!Read More...

The Burn #7

Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best-Alumni)
"[It] made me feel like this project and art has the ability to impact anyone no matter what age or race. " -Danielle Campani As I was reading Danielle's research I was struck by how powerful the mural she worked on is. I love how she put the quote above into words. The project demonstrates that no matter our race, ethnicity, colour, age, gender or any other difference; we are all one. I love that the mural is of a forest because it's the perfect metaphor! Although every tree is different...Read More...

Burn

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Equal pay for equal work, an end to violence, an end to sexual harassment, and sharing of responsibility for housework - @Ellen Mee (charles best) I was reading this post and I chose this sentence because it struck me as very intriguing and very true. Ellen was talking about society's role on fashion, but she talked about its influence on gender roles as well. Above are some of examples, and i really enjoyed reading because it is a problem we still face today and we see often and the...Read More...
...why it is that the poorest countries in the world continue to develop slowly and how they fall into the “poverty trap”....comparing their growth with the prosperity of richer countries... This part of Yasmin Harden's got me the most.I mean,she not only observe that there are countries that are less fortunate than the others but also want to know what is the reason behind ti.She even goes ahead and wonder what can be done to attain a balance economy and lifestyle.That was not only...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

BURN

Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters)
“Am really interested in following the inquiry topic about photography. My burn will be on Emily’s topic about”. In this research cycle,i have been able to identify that there are people who like and others dislike photos, according to my thinking i did expect to hear that some of us dislike photos but it could be true because as Emily had describe that many people in Kenya don’t have access to fancy camera, but the one they use most is the manual single-lens- reflex camera where the...Read More...

Burn

Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)
Is there such thing as love at first sight? This is Angelica Ciarniello research. The reason why i have decided to burn this research is because love is affecting many people especially. love affects people emotionally when your mind begins to dance around in circles and even focusing on something ordinary makes you crazy, blame it on your love. being in love interfers with your brains ability to stay on task thinking of how or what the person could be thinking about you. Angelica said in...Read More...
Last Reply By Neena Hull (Charles Best - Alumni) · First Unread Post
Nicole Shimmin’s post on the song “Formation” by Beyoncé impacted me greatly because the post explains how people of colour should embrace their culture regardless of society. The quotation from Nicole's post that is relatable to me is the following: “As it is thought that as POC celebrities become more and more famous, they become "whitewashed" and do not act as they did before to appeal to the American audience. “ The reason this quotation resonated with me is because being women of colour...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

The Burn

Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters)
BURN I am concerned about the research of(Yasmin Harden)-which is about: Why poor countries remain poor. So i will burn yasmin research.I have been doing research on tribalism,corruption and bribery and according to the impacts,they are the major states contributing to poverty. According to ( Paul collier) he outlines four traps of poverty that prevent economic development.which are: Conflict. It is the first of the traps.73% of the poorest billion of the world population are either involved...Read More...

The Burn.

Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters)
"Why do earthquakes happen ? Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground sudden release of energy cause the seismic waves that make the ground shake " -Jason Li. It's is engaging the way you view on how the earthquakes occurs and their effect on natural environment.By reading Jason Li post i have changed my point of view , i thought earthquakes effect people's lives only.However I realized that earthquakes also result to environmental pollution, like water contamination which affect...Read More...
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