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What Makes Someone Beautiful?

Beauty, to me, has always been an abstract thing. People’s opinions on what is beautiful are constantly changing. Personally, I think everyone is beautiful. I believe everyone has something about them that makes them beautiful. Wanting to understand what makes others beautiful in the eyes of different people, I asked around.

“Their soul.”      

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Life Question 1

Water, light and my life in Seattle.

I am 16 year old and I live in the Seattle area. I am a sophmore in highschool and I cannot stop thinking about what is next for my life. I don’t know where I am headed but I am doing everything in my power to ensure that the future that will come is the best outcome for my life. I am constantly wondering and trying to find out what is next but that distracts me from the present. I don’t know whether I have any control anyway which is what I am constantly battling with. My connection to people and spirituality I hope will allow for my life and myself to grow in a positive manner without carrying me too far off the track I would be on if I did not care. Continue reading Life Question 1

Caterpillars

Before the beautiful butterflies and moths that we know and sometimes love, there were the caterpillars. Caterpillars eat leaves and flowers using their strong jaws. Usually they start eating the tree they hatched on, but caterpillars are picky eaters and will sometimes only eat one kind of leaf for their entire life. 

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Ostrich

Ostriches are the world’s largest bird; they can grow up to 9 feet tall and can weigh up to 320 lbs. Ostriches are flightless birds which means that like penguins they can’t fly, but unlike penguins, they don’t swim, they run. In fact the ostrich can run up to 40 mph.

Male ostriches are the ones with the bold black and white feathers, while the females have light browns feathers. Ostriches are omnivores, which means they eat both vegetation and meat. Although they prefer plants, especially roots, seeds and leaves, they also eat locusts, lizards, snakes and rodents. Continue reading Ostrich

Sharks

Did you know that there are 375 different kinds of sharks?

The Bull Shark is one of the only sharks that can live in both saltwater and freshwater, it has been known to attack people in rivers hundreds of miles upstream from the ocean. Bull sharks get their name from their tendency to head-butt their prey before attacking as well as other things according to National Geographic. Bull Sharks are also one of the three most likely sharks to attack humans along with The Great White and Tiger shark. They can also grow from 7-12 feet long and weigh up to 200-500 lbs. The average lifespan of a Bull Shark is 12 years. Continue reading Sharks

The Eagles

The eagles are a rock band formed in LA in the early 1970’s. The band members include Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. They’ve won six Grammys, and they have six number one albums. They also won five American Music Awards and have five number one singles as well. Ranking at the 37th spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” their award winning album Hotel California is one of the best known albums from the time period. Continue reading The Eagles

Gender

Gender is often a tricky subject for most. Understanding other people’s gender identity as well as your own is very difficult for some people, including myself. Gender identity is a person’s perception of having a particular gender, which may or may not correspond with their birth sex. People can fall anywhere on the spectrum. Some people are transgender, which means they are a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. Some are cisgender instead. All cisgender really means is that a person’s gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth. Gender expression is the way in which a person expresses their gender identity, typically through their appearance, dress, and behavior. To help individuals who are lacking in understanding how significant gender identity and expression are, I asked some questions to a friend of mine who is genderqueer identifying. Continue reading Gender

The 1975 Concert Experience

The 1975 are an English rock band from Manchester England. The members consist of Matthew Healy (vocals, and rhythm guitar), Adam Hann (lead guitar), Ross Macdonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums). The four musicians joined forces in high school and eventually signed as The 1975. They released their first self-titled debut album in September of 2013 and topped the UK album charts that same week. Their second album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it was released in February of 2016 and topped the charts in both the US and UK This year the band won a Brit award for best British group. This year the band announced they would be going on a European and North American tour. In fact, I attended one of their shows on April 30th.
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