The Burn

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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 - in class) · First Unread Post
...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 Ben Laird (LFAS) · 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...

The burn

Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters)
“The immune system uses many tactics to eliminate foreign pathogens.One such as common tactic fever.When a person has a fever feel enthusiastic;this change in behavior is not due to increase in body temperature.This allows the body to rest and conserve energy for the immune system.The type of behavior also prevent the diseases from spreading if it is contagious.This quote comes from Nazaha Muntafi post about how How immune system contradict between individuals in that specific post.” “The...Read More...

Cycle 3: Burn 2

Opal Patil (Johnston Heights)
“The hedonistic approach (though not intrinsically bad), can often turn into a lifestyle filled with vices, violence and evil.” This quote comes from Taryn Trefanenko’s post about the meaning of life. In that specific research round, she took a look at Satanism (LaVeyan specifically), analyzing and commenting on the tenants and values of that religion. I read quite a bit about LaVeyan philosophy a while ago and know a bit about its inspirations. I wouldn’t consider myself “familiar” with it,...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Are we neurologically predisposed to racial bias? This post will cover the fear response generated by the limbic system, the implications of threat perceived by the amygdala of a racial group that one may be prejudiced towards, and how we view people of different socioeconomic status or race. The amygdalae are almond-shaped structures in the temporal lobe responsible for the learning and expressing of learned emotional responses. It’s accountable for the autonomic and endocrine responses to...Read More...
Last Reply By DeOndre Grant (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

Trophy hunting.

Allan Waithira (Thome)
I am quite interested in following the entire topic about trophy hunting. I am going to burn Mary's burn on this topic “Globally, I think every human kind knows the wildlife has human like needs which include stable habitats and it also needs to live in harmony without disturbances.”- Mary Wothaya. I do not know whether there is anyone who is going to believe me in any way, But this is what I think. The life of human being can be viewed in this perspective. There are two main groups of...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Cycle 3: Burn 1

Opal Patil (Johnston Heights)
“One might argue that moving to Canada at the age of 22 might be too late, especially when getting into politics, as politics is a game of trust and convincing, which is usually simple to sell when you're Canadian born.” This quote comes from Kalith’s post titled: “ Can immigrants be successful lawmakers in Canada?” In his post, he talked about a woman who immigrated to Canada as well as her success in politics. Some of the things he went over include her achievements and personality,...Read More...

Burn #2 Animal testing???

Ben Laird (LFAS)
"Overall I am on the positive side of animal testing because if we didn't subject animals to testing, then the next best thing are humans." I think that this post more than anything reminded me that there are seldom definitive answers to the subjects that are most interesting to study. This is interesting as that statement was never actually said during the post (the mind works in mysterious ways. No in reality I probably thought of it beforehand are read the post with that mindset ). Yet...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Burn #2

Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights)
Over the past few weeks I have kept up constantly with Mary’s posts in regards to her essential question, why should wildlife be favored in the human-wildlife conflict. Reading all her posts has constantly kept my brain thinking more and more about this topic and a quotation that has been burned into my mind was, “Globally, i think every human kind knows the wildlife has humanlike needs which include stable habitats and it also needs to live in harmony without disturbances.”- Mary Wothaya.Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post

Cycle 3 - Burn #2

Adithya Baskar (Johnston Heights)
While browsing through the Butterfly Effect website, I recently came across Tiana Andjelic's research about why people believe in the supernatural. On her fourth research round, she discusses witchcraft and explains why there was always a negative stigma around witches. In her research, she states "Because women were believed to be morally and spiritually weaker, they were thought to be more vulnerable to diabolic possession." She further elaborates in her research by arguing that witchcraft...Read More...
Last Reply By Opal Patil (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

The Burn

Danielle Campani (LFAS)
""Overall I am on the positive side of animal testing because if we didn't subject animals to testing, then the next best thing are humans." I think that this post more than anything reminded me that there are seldom definitive answers to the subjects that are most interesting to study. This is interesting as that statement was never actually said during the post (the mind works in mysterious ways. No in reality I probably thought of it beforehand are read the post with that mindset ). Yet...Read More...

The First Burn

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS)
"If one is willing to put an animal below a human then what is the next step?" -Danielle Campani When I first read this comment I kinda had to take a double take. It's an interesting way of looking at some of the things that are happening around the world. And it does raise a lot of interesting questions, and speaks to the human race and how we have evolved to put other living things beneath us. It's happened all throughout history, even in the holocaust, before millions of Jews were being...Read More...

The Burn #2

Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights)
"So that being said, if you choose to try and make a difference, there will be absolutely no negative consequences and everything helps." Maiya's point really got me thinking about how just one person can change so much. We all grow up thinking we will change the world, but as we get older we realize how big the world really is, and how small we are in comparison. However, I like to believe, like Maiya, that everyone's actions are important. One good deed can inspire another person to do the...Read More...
Last Reply By Yasmin Harden (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The societies we live in are quite diverse. Everyone has unique preferences, dislikes, perspectives and feelings. Recently, I came upon Anika Schreiber’s research; her inquiry is focused on the emotional impacts of people with developmental disabilities. Through her research, Anika emphasises the importance of a supportive society and the great impact our communities have on individuals. On her fifth research round specifically, Anika further inspects how different cultures have distinctive...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
"The main cause of stigmatization in Africa is a lack of education about disabilities and the needs of people with disabilities. The unknown creates fear in society and causes those with developmental disabilities to be excluded and isolated, prohibiting them from obtaining decent education, proper health care and having access to jobs and financial support...culture plays a tremendous effect on the quality of care and understanding for individuals with developmental disabilities." ANIKA...Read More...
"Most of our world's top religions all believe in the same God, but have each interpreted his teachings so differently, and carry out their practices so diversely." - Taryn Trefanenko While writing The Burn posts, I always try to find posts that really jump out at me, and that really make me think about the fabric of human society, behavior, and emotion. In this quote from Taryn's research, I experienced just that. I might go off on a bit of a tangent with this one, but I find this subject...Read More...
Last Reply By Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

SELF HARM:Myth and Fact

waruingi moses (tigithi)
Fact: Once again, this could be the case for some people, but for very, very few. If it was for attention, the scars and marks would be fully visible, wouldn't they? But they're hidden, and for many people are a source of shame. HALEIGH STRICKLER. This is really true if someone did this for attention the he or she would have it open like a scar on the face where everyone can be able to note and know that maybe this guy is cool having done that which is at most negative and inconvenient . And...Read More...
Last Reply By Victor Mageto (Alumni) · First Unread Post

the Burn #1

Caroline Lu (Charles Best)
"The energy released by such an earthquake would have the equivalent power in the neighborhoods of 14,950 megatons of TNT detonating.”—Jason Li. This is really interesting suppose. Most people probably never experience the high level natural disaster. This metaphor describes perfectly how the feeling of a ten-level-earthquake is like, and there are many shallow earthquake occurs recently. This example amazed me a lot because I never experience the intense earthquake. This post is really...Read More...

The Burn

Emily Trepanier (Charles Best)
"In a future where more and more things become automated, governments will have to deal with the displacement of a human work force (particularly in manual labour)." -Opal Patil I found this really interesting. It is not something I have looked into, but it is something that I have thought about. I have thought about some of the job options that I would be interested in the future. Trying to pick something that I would enjoy, that also seems like it is a stable job option. Now the thought of...Read More...

The Burn #3.1

Audrey Heath (Charles Best)
"In 1957 a digital camera was invented by an engineer at Eastman Kodak named Steve Sasson." - Nasib Mohamed This is really interesting! I am also looking at camera's, but how to use modern day digital camera's. I like how you are looking into the history of camera's because I don't really know anything about it. It is cool to see how much camera's have advanced over the years. Also I find the camera brands interesting. Kodak was the first digital camera and it is still a well known name,...Read More...

The Burn #6

Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best)
"This topic has impacted the decisions I make after learning how human and wildlife suffer due to water shortage or effects caused by runoff water" -Mary Wothaya Mary's work so far has been fantastic. The human wildlife conflict is an issue I hadn't given much thought to until reading her research. Humans and animals live on the same earth, and need to get along. It's also unfair that humanity's carelessness in protecting the environment has such a negative impact on animals. Learning about...Read More...

The Burn #5

Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best)
"In my view men and women, together can do more for gender equality which will end poverty." -Jackline Nyaga Jackline's research has been spectacular so far and I completely agree with her statement above. The power of women has needed to be unleashed for so long, and there is a lot more unleashing to be done! The sheer fact that gender equality will help to end poverty is baffling and should be taken very seriously. When women are given the same opportunities as men and are empowered to be...Read More...
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