"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am." - Princess Diana

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Are you proud of your country? - Patriots Pen Essay

 Authors Note: This piece was written to show how much this country means to me and all the great things that it has to offer. Shows my patriotism and pride.

Am I proud of my country? I am so greatly proud of this country and so very proud that I live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Why shouldn’t I be proud? I am proud to call America my homeland where I have freedom. Freedom, which is the key word. America is a free country.

 We do have the freedom of speech as well but some Americans don’t use that power for good. I turn on the news and I see grown men in suits, yelling at each other because they think and know that they are right within political debates. I know they are fighting for what they believe and I support that 100% but, there isn’t a need to argue. We need to respect each other, and each-other's opinions. I am very proud of my country within what we have done to make it a free country and I'm  proud to live in America.

We as a country all need to stick together, hand in hand. Within us having troops in Iraq we need to protect the men and women putting their lives on the line so we can go sleep at night knowing that we are safe.  They are making sure no other terror like 9/11 happens again. That day was a wake-up call that America answered. True heroes came out of the shadows that day. We all worked together to make it through that tragic time and remember that we are a country in God’s name. That’s what America is. America is everyone working together to help each other out in God’s name. That is truly amazing and having said that I know why I'm proud of my country. I am proud because we work together to make that flag fly over our heads, for children to have bright futures, for us Americans to have food and shelter, and  for us to live as one, united in God’s name.  

I am proud to live in America, our free country. As a country we stick together in the amazing times as well as the tragic times. We all support each other to make dreams come true, and legions be born. That’s what America is. And that’s why I’m ever so proud of America.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Where did the dinosaurs go?

Mada Brielmaier
Language Arts
Mr. Graf 3rd hour

Author's note: This is a essay that I created in LA class. This piece explains what some scientists believe happened to the dinosaurs and also what I believe about this topic.
          What happened to the dinosaurs? It depends on who you ask. Scientists searching for answers on this topic found iridium in rocks that were formed 65 million years ago.The dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. Iridium is mostly found in meteors which make me believe that a meteor hit the earth and wiped out the population of dinosaurs.

          How scientists believe this theory works is that a meteor from outer space, hit the earth and created a big cloud that was full icky particles of dirt and rock that blocked the sun. Without the sun mostly all of the plants died. Big-plant eating dinosaurs couldn’t survive without the plant life. With these dinosaurs dying, meat eater dinosaurs couldn’t survive either. Little land creatures and some sea creatures could find food in this meteor dust cloud so they stayed alive. When this cloud settled down and the sun came back after being shadowed, the cloud created a thinner layer of iridium on the ground and that’s why some scientists think that this is what happened to the dinosaurs and that’s what I believe too.

          Not all scientists think the same or have the same theories. Some scientists believe that every 26-28 million years, many creatures die out into extinction. Some scientists believe that it was the work of comets. They believe that comets that came from the “Death Star” which orbits around the sun ever 26-28 million years. This theory is crazy to me. It explains how a “Death Star” orbits around the sun, which isn’t too likely.

          From meteor to "Death Star" scientists all believe differently. Other scientists searching for answers have theories that it was a weather and climate that killed off all the dinosaurs. They think that it may have gotten extremely cold or extremely warm. They believe that some animals, including the dinosaurs, couldn’t handle the climate change. This is more realistic in my opinion than most other theories out there.
          My theory is supported by iridium being found in rocks that were formed 65 million years ago. What really happened to the dinosaurs? We don’t know for sure but there are many ideas and theories out there that different people believe about what really happened to the dinosaurs.