Parker Dinsdale

My mother grew up in a small town in Montana called Choteau with a population of around 1700 at the time, so she was well known for her creative and interesting thought process. She likes to draw realistic pictures of princesses for my little sister, her favorite one is the cinderella drawing. For a little while, she would knit animals for the neighborhood kids, the animals were normally lions, penguins and birds, etc.

 She is a big thrill seeker, like she told me “she wants to go in a air balloon and swing off of it and parachute down to the ground”. She is very interested in how criminals think and how to use it against them. She spends most of her free time after work on the couch watching her favorite T.V shows, Bones, The Walking Dead, Criminal Minds, Monk, and Supernatural. Some of these shows spark her interests in criminology. Besides the T.V shows, she would read Edgar allan poe’s books about criminals also.

But don’t get the wrong impression of my mom, she only likes how the killer thinks, and not what they do, mostly how they did it. For example, she thinks the most brilliant killer is the zodiac killer, because “He made a code/cypher that would reveal everything about him, and no one has cracked it yet.” While deciphering the paper he sent to the police station, they a few spelling errors, with his own cypher, “he must not he the best speller on earth”. Another interesting killer is Jack The Ripper, because he killed the people in a way the an anatomy doctor would perform surgeries. “Did he want to help people and then got tired of it, or did he go to school just to learn so he can perform those acts on people”? Jeffrey dahmer was a strange one, after he killed his victim, he would eat a piece of them to keep their soal with him at all times. “I’d bet he was very religious, that’s why he killed and ate them”. Jim Jones did the worst, he was a cult leader, and he convinced over 900 people to go to a place called jamestown and commit suicide, mostly everyone went threw with it, along with Jim Jones. “It makes me sad every time, because some of the people there were little kids following their parents, they had no idea what was happening.”

  With all the knowledge she has about past serial killers, she will be able to predict future criminal actions,”Criminals might take notes form past killers, so it’s like a defence mechanism”. For the longest time, she always wanted to know “How Serial Killers can be so brilliant, but have no empathy for human life”. Even though this can be mentally exhausting, My mother would’ve loved to have this kind of job, but before she could get into college, she became a mom, so she put all of her attention to her kids. So now she works as an accountant for Black and Mcdonald slc, and watches T.V shows about her dream job.

     Having a speaker is always a nice thing to have, especially if it is an affordable and superior to others. The Sony SRS XB30 Extra Bass fits all those characteristics, to an extent. When I purchased the speaker, it was on sale for 58$ and my local best buy, the original price is as round 150$ so I got lucky. The speaker has some weight to it but not anything to drastic, it spans around 9 inches long and a width of 3 inches creating a odd shape to it.

     Holding it, it can get uncomfortable for extended periods of time, but with a small width, it can easily fit in the palm of you hand. On Top of the speaker, you have an array of buttons, that includes the extra bass, phone call, pause or continue,the add button, the volume controls, and the power of button. Once the speaker is on, holding the power button activates the bluetooth pairing,(once you have paired, you no longer need to do that, it will automatically connect to your device). The add button allows you to connect multiple devices(speakers) all to your device. The pause and continue button are self explanatory, including the phone call one.

     Finally, the extra bass button can be also be self explanatory, but the interesting thing about it is that when you hold the button down, the lights in front of the speaker begins to perform a light show “mimicking” all the bass drops in the song. The light shows all depend on the specific song you are listening to. Besides vibrant colors there’s two small sections on the left and the right in the front speaker that flash a really bright light that can get annoying at times, but we all have our preferences.      Overall I am very happy with my purchase.

     Disputes can happen anywhere and with anyone, but in today’s world, its over the internet. There has been multiple disputes over rap music in the past, like the N.W.A vs Ice Cube which they argued because Easy E got most of the cut form their success, but Ice Cube wrote more than half their songs, so he left, making a successful career by himself. But N.W.A fires some distracts at him called No Vaseline, but Ice Cube did not respond. That’s just one of the many rap disputes that happened, but one happened very recently. The Eminem and Machine gun Kelly Dispute.

August 31: Eminem drops a surprise album called Kamikaze, which was about how much he wishes this new class of rappers would leave the scene. Machine Gun Kelly is mentioned by name on “Not Alike”, over a tweet he made in 2012 commenting how hot his daughter is. Now about Eminem’s daughter this may be a shock, but Hailie Scott was about 16 years old when MGK was about 21 years old at the time, which made Eminem mad.

September 3: MGK soon drops a diss track for Eminem called “Rap Devil” (a shot at Eminem’s song “Rap God”), claiming that he tried to sabotage his career early on. He later tweeted, “I’m standing up for not just myself, but my generation. I’m doing the same %&*$ you did back in ur day. Life is still real on my side, and I had to take time from the grind to defend myself from someone I called an idol.”

September 6: It’s reported that Eminem has an MGK response “in the works” that should have MGK shook. “I’ll tell you this, I wouldn’t wanna be Machine Gun Kelly,” said Mr. Porter, Eminem’s producer. “It’s great that you took that opportunity and did that, hey, kudos to you. You remember when Thanos threw that whole planet at Iron Man? It will be like that.”

September 12: Eminem sits down with Sway Calloway to clarify why he even dissed MGK in the first place, saying it wasn’t necessarily because of what was said about his daughter, which he didn’t hear about until a year after the fact anyway.

September 14: Eminem has dropped his Machine Gun Kelly response, titled “Killshot,” where he goes off on MGK for his appearance and lack of success. The song broke the YouTube record for the most viewed in under 24 hours hitting 38.1 million views. Later that day MGK shared his thoughts on the song, he appeared to be less than impressed with Eminem’s response.

September 16: MGK performs in Orlando wearing a shirt with the Killshot artwork. He opens the show saying, “the real Slim Shady can’t stand up” and then leading the crowd on an inappropriate chant.

September 20: MGK appears on the Breakfast Club to set the record straight about his history with Eminem. “He should’ve said what he said on Kamikaze six years ago, but we did handle it 6 years ago, MGK talked to Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. Later at the club, MGK says,  “I apologize. Can I take the tweet down?  “But public apology? C’mon man.” later on declaring that the tension is now in the past.

     Personally, I think that MGK should keep his mouth shut for now on, especially commenting on someone’s daughter especially eminems. You shouldn’t mess with people that could easily bring you down. On the flip side, MGK spoke with his manager about it, trying to make it up for what he said, but people have their grudges, even if it happened six years ago.  

     Famous investigative journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran, otherwise known as Nellie Bly was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania. The town was founded by her father, Michael, who was the one providing for the family by working as a judge and landowner.  Michael had 10 children with his first wife and five more with Mary Jane, his second. Nellie suffered a tragic loss in 1870, at the age of 6, when her father died suddenly. Michael’s death presented financial issues to the family, as he left them with no legal claim to his land.

       Later on, Nellie enrolled at the Indiana Normal School, where she studied to become a teacher. Not long after beginning her courses there, having no money forced her to drop her hopes for becoming a teacher. After leaving the school, she moved with her mother to the nearby city of Pittsburgh, where they ran a boarding house together. 

     Nellie’s future began to look brighter in the early 1880s, at 18 years old, she submitted a response to an editorial piece that had been published in the Pittsburgh Dispatch. In the piece, Erasmus Wilson claimed that women were best served by conducting domestic duties and called the working woman a monstrosity. Her response (I couldn’t find what she said in the response) grabbed the attention of the paper’s managing editor, George Madden, who soon offered her a position.

     In 1885, She began working as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Dispatch with a payment of $5 per week. She wanted to highlight the negative consequences of sexist ideologies and the importance of women’s rights issues. She also became well known for her investigative and undercover reporting, including posing as a sweatshop worker to expose poor working conditions faced by women. However, Nellie later on continued the more investigative reporting.

     In 1887, Nellie Moved to New York City and began working for the New York World, the Newspaper that is known for the yellow journalism. One of her earliest assignments was to go to the mental institution on Blackwell’s Island, now currently called Roosevelt Island. She pretended to be a patient in order to expose the horrible conditions, she was there for 10 days.

            This is one of the stories that really kicked off her writing career, she wrote more investigative articles until january 27, 1922, where she passed away at 57 years old from pneumonia in New York City.

     The fire continues to rage in the hills east of the city of Chico, is also the most destructive fire in California history, with more than 18,000 structures destroyed, most of them homes. It’s still not certain what caused the most destructive wildfire in state history. At the time of writing this, the death toll hit 88 and 203 names not counted for, alleged missing. 52,000 people have been displaced to shelters, the homes of friends and relatives, to motels, and to a Walmart parking lot just miles away from the ashes.

     Walmart has added security to the location and is concerned about safety there, but it is not asking people to leave. More residents were being allowed back into the zone of a wildfire that torched an area the size of Denver west of Los Angeles. The fire is about 80% contained after destroying nearly 18,000 homes and other buildings. At least three deaths were reported in the area. Air quality across California remains so poor due to huge amounts of smoke that schools from Sacramento to the Pacific Coast were closed on Friday.

     Some evacuees helped sort piles of donations that have poured in. Racks of used clothes from sweaters to plaid flannel shirts and tables covered with pairs of boots,  sneakers and shoes competed for space with shopping carts full of clothes, garbage bags stuffed with other donations and boxes of books and stuffed animals.

     The National Weather Service forecast extreme fire danger or “red flag” conditions through at least Saturday evening, with winds blowing up to 40 mph in the Santa Barbara County mountains where the fire is burning. Firefighters were facing northerly winds through the night that could turn into northeasterly Santa Ana winds, driving the flames in another direction.

Everything about the fire was massive, the fire blaze is bigger than many cities, that scales the destruction that the fire has caused including neighborhoods. More than 8,000 firefighters from nearly a dozen states, including 32 helicopters and 78 bulldozers are battling the fire. Firefighters continued to deal with the loss of their own. All 17 of the firefighters on Cory Iverson’s strike team were pulled off the fire lines after his death.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has distributed more than $20 million for people displaced by California’s deadliest wildfire. FEMA spokesman Frank Mansell said that $15.5 million has been spent on housing assistance, including vouchers for hotel rooms. He says the disaster response is in an early phase but many people will eventually get longer term housing in trailers or apartments.

     So far, this fire has been the deadliest and biggest in california history. Many people are homeless and have lost everything due to the fire. The fire has destroyed everything in its path, the cost of the damage is around $670 million. Please note that the missing, death toll and other statistics will likely change in the future

     SkillsUSA is a national club in many high school, college and middle schools. This club allows students to prepare for their future careers and gives them opportunities that they never knew existed. SkillsUSA encourages its members to become great leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves their members social, presenting and soft skills over time during this program. More than 360,000 students join SkillsUSA each year and you can be one of them.

     The SkillsUSA is built upon its members values, those values are Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, and Service. These values are widely respected in the real world so learning these at a young age is a great thing. The main thing SkillsUSA focuses on are the career clusters they provide, this includes Cooking Education and training, Engineering, woodworking, and lots more!

     If you seem interested, your in luck! David Owens has a SkillsUSA club in his classroom every other Wednesdays after school. Come in and see if you are interested in the club, them you will need to pay $20 to be fully in the club. I got the opportunity to go to one of there meetings and here is what I have to say.

     After school I walked over to Owens classroom and there was a member already there, he is a senior named Cy. About five minutes later me, Cy and owens walked over to the pantree thing, with the clothes and food. We had to wait for the key so I talked to Cy for a bit. He said the meeting last for 30 minutes, and they either do community services, or, one time he brought his xbox 1 and they played forza 4 the whole time. By the time owners got back, two more members showed up, but I didn’t catch their names.

Courtney Long, the assistant principal wanted us to clean the place out and tidy up the clothes and shoes. He showed us the boxes he wanted to keep and some of the food to keep, the rest gets thrown away and recycled. He also showed us a glass mirror he wanted us hung up, but owens decided to do that. We started by throwing the stuff away, by the time we got that done, the two other members had to go, me and Cy remained and started cleaning up the clothes and shoes.

We got done with that by 3:00 ish, so we walked back to Owens class and told him we are done, them we went home. typically that is some of the things that you would do in the meetings that you would attend. Overall, if you are interested in any sort of automotive, woodworking, or foods, this is a great club to join and get some more experience and learn more things.

Anthem:
 
Anthem is an upcoming online multiplayer action video game being developed by
BioWare. Players will be able to wander the open landscape and fight the alienoid
creatures. Players can build relationships with various non-playable characters. This
game will be releasing on February 22 2019 for the Xbox 0ne, Playstation 4, and
Microsoft Windows.
 
Days Gone:
 
Days Gone is a third-person action adventure survival horror game developed by
SIE Bend Studio set in a post-apocalyptic open world with zombie like creatures trying
to harm you. While Fighting of the infected, you can complete objectives and also craft
or improve your gear to make your character stronger. This game is releasing February
22, 2019 and is a Playstation 4 Exclusive.
 
Metro Exodus:
 
Metro Exodus is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by 4A
Games Set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former Russian Federation, the
player must cope with the new hazards and engage in combat against mutated
creatures as well as hostile humans. This game is releasing in February 15, 2019 for the
Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Microsoft Windows.
 
Cyberpunk 2077:
 
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed by CD
Projekt. Players assume the role of the customisable mercenary V in the Free State of
California. This action adventure role-playing game has an unknown release date and
will be available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.
 
Mortal Kombat 11:
 
Mortal Kombat 11 is an upcoming fighting video game developed by
NetherRealm Studios. It will be the eleventh main installment in the Mortal Kombat
series and a sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X. This game will release April 23rd, 2019
on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo switch, Microsoft Windows and Xbox one.
 
The Division 2:
 
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an upcoming online action role-playing video
game developed by Massive Entertainment. The game takes place in Washington
D.C. ,7 months after its predecessor, in which a civil war between survivors and
villainous bands of marauders breaks out. This games will release March 15th 2019
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.
 
Resident Evil 2:
 
Resident Evil 2 is an upcoming survival horror game developed by Capcom. A
remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and
college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a
zombie apocalypse. This game was released January 25th, 2019 on PlayStation 4,
Microsoft Windows and Xbox one.
 
Rage 2:
 
Rage 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios in conjunction with id Software.
Players assume control of ranger Walker, who is free to explore the game’s post-
apocalyptic open world. This game will release May 14th, 2019 for the PlayStation 4,
Microsoft Windows and Xbox one.
 
Doom Eternal:
 
Doom Eternal is developed by id Software. Players once again take on the role of
the Doom Slayer, an ancient warrior who battles the demonic forces. The game will also
feature an multiplayer mode called “Invasion”, in which players can join others single
player campaigns, fighting against them as demons. This game will be avalable
PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Xbox one.
While there’s no doubt that 2018 has overall been one of the best year for gaming
with the release of God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 and
many more. There’s always some releases that don’t quite hit the mark, including some
of these disappointing games in 2018.
Fallout 76
Fallout 76, is a game that has divided opinion from the moment it was
announced. As good as an online Fallout game sounds, the execution has to be just
right for the experiment to come off. So far, Fallout 76 has failed in almost every regard.
Including the numerous glitches, an open world with no human NPCs, very few chances
to encounter other players, and all of the lore being tied to holotapes and computers.
While Bethesda may redeem Fallout 76 down the line, it’s worth repeating that you
should sell a game as a complete product, not a concept or idea.
Battlefield 5
Battlefield 5 launched into what felt like a rush out the door game with what felt
like copy and paste of their last game, Battlefield 1. While the gunplay and spectacle is
as excellent as you would expect from a Battlefield game, the underwhelming maps,
lack of content available at launch, disappointing single-player, and poor optimisation
makes Battlefield 5 a boring game after some time playing.
Shadow of the tomb raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s disappointing nature lies not in how it’s a bad
game, because it really isn’t. In fact, it even shows glimpses of greatness during its
mind blowing scenes, particularly an early one featuring a flood. Feeling largely
unchanged, Shadow doesn’t feel alive enough or have the story to keep the player
properly invested.
Metal Gear Survive
Metal Gear Survive is a flat-out terrible game that doesn’t appreciate the history
of the series. Metal Gear without Kojima shouldn’t even come into consideration, so the
fact that Konami greenlit this after his controversial firing has ruined the reputation of
the only franchise that’s kept them going for years for a quick buck shows where their
priorities lie. This isn’t Metal Gear and it certainly isn’t worth your time.
Sea of thieves
Even though there has been some content updates since launch, there’s still a
sense that Sea of Thieves is a work-in-progress, highlighting a serious flaw with live
service game in general. While there’s no denying that it’s fun with friends, the same
could be said of virtually any game ever made. There’s some good fun to be here in the
hours while it still feels fresh, but beyond the initial wow factor of sailing the seven seas,
the paper thin gameplay loop makes it hard to invest dozens of hours into it.
Underworld Ascendant
Performing more like a bare bones Early Access game than a full-fledged release,
Ascendant is packed with bugs and a general lack of polish. The production quality is
also left wanting, it coming across like it’s been taken out of the oven far too early.
Perhaps with some more time put into Underworld Ascendant, it could have been a
charming throwback, but in its current state it’s impossible to recommend.
Having a after school job is a great way to earn money and get skills to help you
get a better career in the future. I work at mount jordan middle school and I am what
they call a “Sweeper”. The word sweeper doesn’t fit too well because we don’t sweep
unless we are told to, instead, we have a barrel with wheels on the bottom with cleaning
supplies hung around the side, and we go and clean classrooms. Once school gets out,
me and 10 other sweepers head over to the school, work doesn’t start till 3:00 so we

have time to walk over there.

Once we arrive, we head over to the northern end of the school and enter what we
call the office, It’s like the headquarters for the janitors and sweepers. Our boss will
sometimes will tell us what we need to do, then we clock in and get to work. I’m in the
upstairs region of the building so I go upstairs to the sweeper closet and get my barrel

and vacuum. 

I push my barrel over to the 7th grade area and set my vacuum on a table.
I push my barrel over to the science room and open the door, I get the trash cans
and replace the bag, throwing the used bag into my barrel. Then I get the broom from
the cleaning room, and sweep all the stuff off the floor out into the hallways so another sweeper can come by and pick it up. After the science room, I go around to the rest of the classrooms and replace the trash bags. It would be around about 4:00 when I start to vacuum the rooms.
 
The vacuums provided for us are strapped to our back with a long tube to reach
under tight areas. Starting in the central area of the 7th grade commons, and work my
way around until it is all cleaned up. Then I start in the classrooms, It takes about 10
minutes to clean the commons, and 5 minutes to vacuum a classroom, so it takes
roughly 30 minutes to get it all vacuumed.
 
To end the day, I get a scrub brush thing and erase all the black marks in my
designated area in the hallways. After I’m done with that, I pack everything up and go
the the sweeper closet, put my things away, go downstairs to the office, clock out, and
go home. And there is my daily job routine every monday thru friday.
What is it? A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which can help you burn fat more effectively. Once starting the diet, your body enters a phase called ketosis. Ketosis has many potential benefits related to rapid weight loss, health or performance. By giving your body and brain an almost unlimited supply of energy, you can increase your mental and physical endurance. It also reduces hunger, with effortless weight loss, it can also effectively reverse type 2 diabetes.
 
Ketosis has also been used for a long time to control epilepsy often even without drugs. Beside all the benefits, to get into ketosis, you must eat very few carbs. When starting the keto diet and reaching ketosis it’s common to get some side
effects during the first week. Possibilities include headache, lethargy, irritability, leg cramps, constipation and heart palpitations. These side effects are usually minor, and most of them can be avoided by getting
enough fluid and salt.
 
One of the best things to say on track on the keto diet is to plan all of you meals the day before. It’s always a struggle being late for work or school trying to pack a lunch, it’s so easier having a little container you could just grab and go.
 
https://www.kissmyketo.com/pages/keto-calculator is a great source to find out how much you should eat a day and why. If your interested, check it out. (Not Sponsored) I personally might start the keto diet, so after a few months into the diet, I will do a update article showcasing my experience if I do it.
 
Some tricks I will use to get threw the diet I will share with you. I learned about some of these while visiting various websites over time. Intermittent fasting (Or just
fasting) is one of them. The most effective tip you can put into action right away to get
into ketosis and help you lose weight. Fasting means you don’t eat or drink anything
that contains calories for at least 2 days. I think this is a very good trick because it puts
you right into ketosis, whenever you feel hungry while fasting, start drinking water, it may not sound pleasing, but the benefits are greater than that slice of pizza.
 
Another tip is to maintaining a regular exercise schedule while on the keto diet. It can boost your ketone levels and help you transition into a low carb, high fat lifestyle much quicker than without exercise.
 
Exercising uses different types of energy for fuel including carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. The more frequently you exercise, the quicker your body eats up all the fat. For me personally, I don’t exercise, that’s why I might start this diet but this diet can be completed not doing anything, on the other hand, knowing it will be faster if I exercise, I may consider it.
 
My last tip is to Measure your carbohydrate intake every time you eat. Be careful for hidden carbohydrates in certain foods that may seem keto friendly but are actually loaded with sugars. For example, strawberries have a small about of natural sugar, it is
okay to eat some while doing the keto diet, but eating too much can kick you out of
ketosis, never think you can unload on all the healthy foods, do your research on various foods and plan your meals ahead of time.
At Mount Jordan Middle School, A freemason named Tieryn Shaw DeRos-Oliver,
otherwise known as just Tieryn is the assistant night custodian.
 
He works from 2:00pm to 11:30pm every day but the weekends. He spends most of his free time over the weekends playing games, going to freemason meetings, occasionally makes wands or staffs, and doing nightly adventures.
 
He couldn’t give me that much information about his freemason meetings, other than that there not like your typical meeting. The wands he makes are from cool rocks and sticks he finds on the ground or bought from stores. A month ago I gave him a bag full of crystals that I collected over the years, and he said he would make me a wand for free, he is still making it, but i’m excited to see it.
 
In the future, Tieryn would like to “Become a scientist so I can make a discovery, or just a philosopher”.
 
Tieryn has a strict schedule for work, but the best part of his night is the co-workers he is around and can talk to.
 
The mysteriousness of this man makes him very fun to hang around with and to talk to. It makes you wonder what your co-workers are like outside of the work environment.
Assassins creed is a video game series telling a story of Desmond Miles, the main protagonist of the trilogy. In the first installment of the Assassins creed trilogy, Desmond lives in New York and works as a bartender. In order to hide his identity, he lives under assumed names and uses only cash to protect himself. However, because his ancestors were well known Assassins, and he is eventually tracked down by Abstergo Industries. Abstergo Industries is the enemy of the game, they captured him because his ancestors have information they they need, and they won’t disclose with Desmond. Once inside Abstergo’s facility, Desmond is forced to enter the Animus, an advanced technology which allows him to relive the memories of his ancestors stored in his DNA. It enables him to separate Desmond’s consciousness from his body and to infuse his mind with his ancestors. All under the watch of Abstergo scientists.
 
The Second installment of the trilogy involves Desmond escapes from Abstergo with the help of Lucy, who is an undercover Assassin in Abstergo. He and Lucy meet up with her team of assassins Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane. Desmond enters the
Animus 2.0 made by Lucy and her team and he relives the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Italy, his ancestor from the Renaissance. After successfully navigating
Ezio’s early memories, Desmond is extracted from the Animus to avoid the mental degradation that could happen if he spent too long in the Animus.
 
After spending more time in the Animus 2.0, Desmond begins to adjust to his newly developed skills and becomes an expert in the use of weapons Ezio learned to use. The last segment of Ezio’s memories brings Ezio to a futuristic chamber
underneath the Sistine Chapel, where a hologram of the goddess Minerva tells
Desmond by name through Ezio mind and warns him of an object called “The Apple Of Eden” once put together, has the potential to destroy all life on Earth. Desmond is pulled from the Animus because the Abstergo discovered their hideout, and the team escapes just on time.
 
The third installment begins with Desmond, Lucy, Shaun and Rebecca arrive at
Monteriggioni, where they set up a safehouse in the Villa Auditore’s sanctuary;
Desmond re-enters the Animus 2.0 to discover the location of the Apple of Eden, one of the “Pieces of Eden” obtained by Ezio.
Through Ezio’s memories, Desmond and the others learn the Apple is hidden under the Colosseum. The Assassins find their way
inside an ancient vault, where the Apple is located. Desmond takes the Apple and through it, Juno, an ancient Roman goddess sworn to protect the apple of eden. Juno takes control of his body and forces him to stab Lucy, who is revealed to be a Templar
double agent. The templars are another enemy that wants the same thing the Abstergo people want. Desmond falls into a coma after, and is placed back into the Animus by Lucy’s team who had no idea she was a templar, puts him there to preserve his
consciousness.
 
Assassin’s Creed revelations, or the fourth installment of the franchise begins within him waking up from his coma, Desmond sees Shaun, Rebecca, and Bill around him. When William asks if he is alright, Desmond simply states that he knows what they have to do. While in the coma, Desmond found himself in the Black Room, or the animus island where he is told to find a memory that links him with Altaïr and Ezio, his ancient relatives.
 
Assassin’s creed III or the fifth installment begins with Desmond, who is noticeably thinner and weaker after a long time in Animus. With the help of his father and friends, he relives the memories of his ancestor Ratonhnhaké:ton. He must find his way into the Central Vault and stop the world from ending. Using the new Animus 3.0, Desmond begins to live another of his ancestor’s memories, a Native American Assassin, Ratonhnhaké:ton, who fought during the American Revolution. After he relives
the life of Ratonhnhaké:ton and kills Warren Vidic and Daniel Cross, he finds the key to the secret door. Desmond opens the door and speaks with Juno. Minerva suddenly appears and tells Desmond that while they were planning to save the world, Juno wanted to use the machines and set in motion her plans of global conquest and return of the old order.
Minerva warns Desmond that if he touches the pedestal, he will be destroyed and Juno will be released but the world will be saved. Juno shows Desmond how his divinity
among the survivors of the catastrophe would end with the world going through another cycle of political and religious war. Desmond decides to use the device and save the world, believing it has a better chance fighting Juno. While Shaun, Rebecca, and William exit the temple, Desmond touches the pedestal and releases Juno. He saves the world, but kills himself by releasing Juno.
 
Desmond started off as a bartender paying off bounties to stay hidden, and
ended off saving the world. The story does continue, but I am stopping because I was
talking about Desmond story, not the whole story line, If you want to hear the rest, I would highly recommend to give the series a try, or do some deeper research explaining
it better than I ever could.
Blake Paul Dinsdale is the student I chose for the student spotlight. Blake is
eldest sibling of 4, there is him, me, our little sister and little brother. He grew up in a bad
part of Utah called Taylorsville, he lived there for 16 years until be moved to Sandy back
in 2016. Besides now living in a better area of utah, he still misses taylorsville and all the
memories he made there with all his old friends. But it was for the better getting out of
the constant crime and other bad influences.
Blake describes himself as a very fun and energetic person when hanging around
friends and playing action based video games like battlefield, call of duty, destiny, and
others. He can also be a bad procrastinator when it comes to important things. While
Blake procrastinates, he like to play games and hang out with his new friends and his
old friends on occasion. Currently Blake is a senior and I asked him the best part about
being a senior in high school is if you get all the required credits done and over with, you
won’t have certain periods, like on B days, he doesn’t have a 1st period. Besides not
having a first period, it is still stressful because if you fail a class at all, you will not
graduate.
Blake’s freshman year was “Very fun, I had a lot of my old friends from my
freshman year to senior year I really like my senior year because it’s more open and you
able to do more things like have free periods and pick the classes you really want and
being able to take them.” I asked him what is some advice for all the new freshman,
“The best thing I can say is don’t skip class and pay attention. Don’t procrastinate on
doing homework or making up tests.” After he finishes his senior year, he really wants to
be a metal fabricator and or pipeline welder. He really enjoys making things and working
with his hands.
Traveling during the summer is a common way many of us get out of the house, and having cool places to go makes it worth your while, and Fish Lake is a great place to go.
 
Fish Lake is located in Sevier County in the south central of Utah, surrounded by forest, from sandy to fish lake, it is about a 2-3 hour drive depending on the traffic. Cabins are available to rent, but fill up fast, the price range differs on the cabin, and what is inside. The cheaper cabins are around 46$ and up to 60$ a night, and come with a bathroom and one room, but the more expensive are 110$ and up to 725$ a night. The more expensive ones have more rooms (Depending on the price), bigger heaters for showers, full kitchens, color T.Vs, wood burning stoves, and ventilation. If renting a cabin is too expensive, you can bring an RV and rent a space for 30$ a night. Here is a link to the website to register for a cabin or rental sight: (http://www.fishlakeresorts.com/Cabin-Rentals.html)
 
Boat rentals are an option if you don’t have your own boat. There are two kinds of boats, there are aluminum boats with a 8 horsepower motor, or a pontoon boat with a 30 horsepower motor. All boat rentals come with life jackets for each person in the boat, one full tank of gas, oars and an anchor. The aluminum boat rental fee is 65$ for a full day, and 45$ for half a day and holds up to 6 people. The Pontoon boat rental fee is 180$ for a full day, and 115$ for half a day with a capacity of around 10 people. Renting a dock is also available for you if you bring a boat, it is 12$ a night, (Noon to Noon) as
stated on their website: (http://www.fishlakeresorts.com/Marine-Rentals.html)
 
Like the name hints, fishing is the main activity there, the common fish to catch are Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, and Splake. Shore fishing is an option, but the most action is fishing from boats. With a depth of around 53 meters, (173 feet), you can find some good lake trout down there, so bring a good fishing pole and some dead minnow, sucker meat, or nightcrawlers as bait for them.
 
If summer fishing isn’t your thing, ice fishing there is also an option. Splake is known to bite well during winter, so it is very popular, if you are planning to go, go a bit early to find a good spot. If Ice fishing isn’t your thing, there are two nearby streams, called Sevenmile Creek and Fremont River which is good for fly fishing. Fish lake has a lot of opportunities for you to experience, so you should plan a time to go up there, but remember to bring a lot of money.
Two months ago I started a diet called the keto diet, and this is what I think about it. Starting off, I wasn’t serious about it, it didn’t feel like it was doing anything to me.
 
Before I continue, let me explain something, as a developing child or teen, your brain needs carbs for its development, so you are able to do the diet, but you need to have some carb intake, there are some websites that explain it better than I can. I say this so you don’t hurt yourself and as an explanation for some of the things I have been doing while on the modified keto diet.
 
When I was NOT on the diet, I would just skip breakfast, but the diet works better if you eat breakfast, because you need the energy to burn during the day, so you should eat have a good breakfast, same as lunch, and have something small for dinner, or just not eat anything at all. I have been drinking protein shakes for breakfast since I started, I buy the Orgain Grass Fed Protein Shake 12 pack, (Chocolate fudge) which is around 25$ at costco. Even though it is expensive, it is a very quick meal that keeps you full until lunch time.
 
Some of the lunches I have are mainly salads that have some celery and a small about of ranch for taste. I also had very small portions of regular food, like one or two pieces of string cheese, and the same thing with celery and peanut butter covering the top. I also made some chicken parmesan with premade breaded chicken and spaghetti sauce with parmesan on top, and side of veggies. At school, I would get the salads they provide in the far left line in the salad bar.
 
Dinner is a different story, because you don’t want to eat too much because you won’t be using up that energy, so dinner is optional. For dinner I mainly had what I have for lunches, but smaller. I also do a trick where If you are still feeling hungry, drink a full glass of water, it will fill you up surprisingly. I have also been buying zero sugar sodas for my caffeine addiction, I mainly buy coke zero, pepsi zero, and sprite zero. They taste a little different, but getting rid of all that sugar in my diet really helped. If you don’t feel like doing a whole diet, I would recommend cutting the sugar out, it doesn’t sound to appealing, but the changes are better.
 
What I wrote is what I did for two months, and I think everyone should give it a try for two weeks, because that is when I started to see changes, but it’s different for everyone. In total, I lost about 20 pounds, that may not sound like much, until you look up what 20 pounds of fat looks like. If you have certain medical issues, do some research for alternatives. If not, try to cut sugar out, and buy zero sugar sodas. I wouldn’t say it’s life changing, but it has changed my eating habits and sugar intake.
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