Category Archives: The World

Who is Quaden Bayles?

Quaden Bayles is a nine-year-old boy from the city of Queensland in Australia. He suffers from the genetic disorder, achondroplasia, which causes dwarfism. Bayles has recently gone viral over a video recorded by his mother of him breaking down into tears because of his constant encounters with bullying at school. In the video, Quaden states several times, “I want to kill myself”. Even the voice of his mother breaks as she records and shows the effect bullying has on her child. His mother, Yarraka Bayles, warns parents that bullying prevention doesn’t do enough for the kids and that’s the reason suicides are not decreasing. 

Save The Earth

If every person on the planet contributed a little bit of effort to help keeping the environment clean, it would make the world a tremendously better place. Scientists have proven that humans use Earths resources fifty percent faster than it is replenished. This lead them to conclude that by the year 2030 (ten years from now), we technically will need two Earths to support our population and consumption. We also have destroyed numerous animal and plant lives and habitats. Every year between 18,000 and 55,000 species go extinct due to human activities.Image result for environment planet earth"

Us people are also naturally wasteful. On Average (especially the western society) we waste food, paper, packaging, old electronics, metals etc. U.S. industries generate almost 8 billion tons of waste each year. There is many issues coming in the short, and long run for our planet, but their is many ways you can help turn the environment around for the better.

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Should Cyberbullying be Taken More Seriously

Social Network has opened a window of opportunities for everyone who uses it. Now that we have social media it is as easy as a swipe of a finger to get a hold of a long lost friend, plan a birthday, and finish 24 levels of Peggle Blast, all in one sitting! But there is quite a lot of negative activities occurring thanks to the internet. Continue reading Should Cyberbullying be Taken More Seriously

Iran’s Missile Attack On US Airbase

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Iran fired multiple missiles onto “two Iraqi bases housing US troops” https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/politics/rockets-us-airbase-iraq/index.html. As many people believed this was their attack as revenge to the United States since President Trump had their major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani, killed on the 3 of January in Baghdad, Iraq.

According to CNN.com, Iran specifically targeted the al-Asad airbase and American and coalition forces in Erbil that housed many US troops. When the news broke that Iran fired the missiles onto the base many feared that soldiers would have be killed and a third world war would erupt. Luckily, as of now no United States citizen has been injured or killed.

Australian Bush Fires

Sadly we all heard about the tragic wildfires in California, but now across the world Australia is also burning. “Australia has suffered a devastating early bush fire season with fires across several states burning through hundreds of thousands of hectares and destroying hundreds of properties with the loss of six lives.”-(theguardian.com

In Australia they call these fires, “Bush Fires”. Bush Fires have caused so much damage to Australia for far too long. This year the fires started early. In Queensland 20 homes were lost so far. In Victoria winds were very high mixed with the heat wave they experienced on Thursday night caused a code red. The emergency services said it was the worst they have ever seen. 

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Mormon Family Massacre

Monday, November 4th, an incident took place in the Northern, more violent region of Mexico. Nine members of a Mormon family; six children and their mothers, were attacked by gunmen who ambushed their families car. One of the families vehicles caught fire, killing a mother and her four children. Their bodies were burned so severely they were unrecognizable, and the others died from serious injuries. 8 other children survived the attack but some are still in critical condition. An older sibling took charge during the horrific situation and started to hide his younger siblings in bushes and under branches to keep them alive while he found help.  One boy was shot in the back, and a women was shot point blank in the chest and they are fighting for their lives. The family members had duel US/Mexican Citizenship, and were apart of a Mormon community. Continue reading Mormon Family Massacre