By Tarra K. & Kaylee P.
By: Bryce A
Google was started in September 4, 1998, Menlo Park, CA and the founders were Larry Page,and Sergey Brin.
Google is one of the most useful search engines on the web. You can create projects and find whatever you want to search for. You can use google slides and google docs so you can do more projects and it auto saves your work. There are so many Easter eggs. Easter eggs are interactive effects that pop up when you search a topic. For example, see what happens when you search Atari breakout and the T-rex game, Pacman, and tic-tac-toe. You won’t be disappointed.
By: Rachel Y.
By Tarra K.
Hypoallergenic dogs have a predictable, non-shedding coat which produces less dander. Dander, which is attached to pet hair, is what causes most pet allergies in humans. A hypoallergenic dog is usually well suited for people who suffer an allergy to dogs, cats, horses, or animals that produce dander. No dog or cat can be 100% hypoallergenic and many allergy sufferers still may not be able to have a hypoallergenic dog. Depending on how severe your allergy is, there may be a dog for you. Hypoallergenic dogs include the Tibetan Terrier, Maltese Terrier, Shih-Tzu, Brussels Griffon, Portuguese Water Dog, Bison Fries, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and a whole bunch more. So if you’re suffering from a mild allergy to dogs, talk to your allergist to see if there is a pup for you.
By Eric Z.
Steven Spielberg is a very famous director, writer, producer and humanitarian who inspires people through his creative film making. He is the creative force behind movies that include Jaws, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, Jurassic Park, and many other masterpieces. He continues to work hard to tell stories, including Ready Player One, scheduled for release in early 2018. He inspires people with his ability to bring people together through his hard work.
Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 into a Jewish family that moved around a lot while he was growing up. He always had a love for film and would make his own films and be inspired by others. Unfortunately, he had a rough childhood. He was bullied in school for being different from others and never got very good grades. When he was 19, his parents got divorced. He did not get into the film school he applied to, and this was a challenging time for him. He has stated that many of the themes of his movies are based on the hard times he endured when he was growing up.
As a young adult, Spielberg would sneak into studios and study the work people did, pursuing his dream of turning his love of the film industry into a rewarding career. He first interned at studios daily and without pay, committed to learning everything he could about the industry. His perseverance paid off and eventually, people saw his films and were impressed with his talent. He was given the opportunity to direct a television show which was a success. Then he was offered the job to direct Jaws, which was released nationwide in 1975. Jaws is considered one of the best movies ever made. People liked this movie so much that it became the first “blockbuster.” It is called that because people were literally standing around the entire block from the movie theater waiting on line to see the movie. It earned the largest amount of money that a movie had ever earned as of 1975. This was the start of a magnificent movie career that has spanned over 40 years.
Throughout his career he worked with other creative people like George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese. They would hang out together and talk about their movies, earning them the nickname “Movie Brats.” They were rivals but they also helped each other. They all felt like one big family. As Spielberg’s career progressed, he directed other well-known movies including the Indiana Jones franchise with George Lucas
Spielberg was considered to be a director of movies with similar themes and wanted to go outside of his boundaries to show everyone that he could do more. In 1993, he made two of his best movies, Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park. These were revolutionary movies, especially Jurassic Park because it was the first movie to show how technology and computers can make something look realistic.
There are some people who think Spielberg is overrated, however, I am inspired by his ability to continue to pursue his dream of making incredible movies.
By Kaitlyn C., Renee T. & Emily K.
Have you ever heard of Alcatraz, the island prison? It is a prison located in San Francisco Bay. It opened in 1934 and closed in 1963. Alcatraz typically held 260 to 275 prisoners. Alcatraz was known as the nation’s most secure prison. However, some people have tried to escape. Some failed, but some may have succeeded.
There have been 14 escape attempts including 36 men. But there is a big mystery about three people named Frank Morris and two brothers called John and Clarence Anglin. On June 11, 1962, these three men attempted to escape from Alcatraz. It is assumed that they drowned in San Francisco Bay, but their bodies were never found. They were preparing this escape for months. They removed the air ventilation units in their cells, replaced them with fakes, and made dummies with soap and toilet paper to look like themselves so they would be able to escape. They decorated their dummies with flesh-tone paint from prison art kits, and human hair from the barbershop to fool the guards. But 50 years later, we still don't know whether their escape was successful.