May 5

The Census

The Census is a once-a-decade count of every single person in the U.S. They send out emails to every single family asking for the information of each person in their family, but if a family doesn’t do it online, then a census worker will personally come to their house and ask them the questions face to face. If some people are miscounted, then that could affect many people, for example, if the government didn’t count some of the people from some communities, then they would get the funding wrong, and then they wouldn’t give enough, or they would give too much towards funding.

April 26

Earth Day

This past week was Earth Week, a time where we come together and help to clean up the environment. There are many ways that you can help clean up the earth, for example, a daily way you can help is by riding a bike or carpooling with other people to reduce the amount of air pollution. You could weekly recycle instead of throwing away all of the things that could easily be reused.  If you could pick up a little bit of trash every week or month, that would also help a lot. Planting trees or plants once a year would really help the environment too, it gives a home to an animal and makes more air for people.

April 17

Helping Neighbors During Quarantine

If you live in a neighborhood, many people are living close to you, and some of which can not get the supplies that they need, or they can’t do some of the things they want to get done. We still have to be social distancing, but there are many ways that you can help out some of your neighbors. For example, if someone needs toilet paper or paper towels, you could bring some over to their house, but leave it on the doorstep, so you are not getting too close to them. Or if someone needs to mow their lawn, but can’t, then you could step in and help them out by doing it for them. So, in conclusion, there are many ways to help the people around you.

April 14

Supply and Demand

We all know that the price of a lot of food is going up, including eggs. the farmers that are selling the eggs are having no problem selling their eggs, and they are even raising the prices because everyone wants them. I don’t think that this is very fair because while the farmers are thriving because of all the eggs that they are selling, the people buying the eggs have to pay extra because the prices are being raised. But the people buying the eggs are losing their jobs too, so they aren’t gaining any money to pay off the money that they are spending, so it isn’t very fair that the farmers are raising the prices.

April 5

Online Learning

Online Learning?? I’m not so sure how I feel about all of this… I mean, it’s cool that we get to sleep in like, 2 extra hours, you have to love that! And we can just do school right at home on our couches. Also, it only takes only about 1-2 hours because we are supposed to do ELA: 30 mins, Math: 30 mins, and Special: 20 mins. So it should only take you 1-2 hours to do everything. (unless there is something that you really want to get done, so you take more time to do it) But I’m finding ways to keep myself busy. We own 7 acres, so there is a lot to do outside, for example, riding four-wheeler, taking dogs on a walk, helping my dad build stone steps going down to the barn, help my mom with gardens, play football with the boys, play basketball, volleyball, baseball, basically any sports! (I usually play all of those with my brothers) The list still goes on, I just don’t feel like listing everything.😋 Also, I have been helping my mom make dinner, so I became her sue chef. Anyway, that is how I survive being stuck at home all day.





March 11

Antelope Canyon


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After going to Antelope Canyon last summer, I am eager to tell you about all the wonderful sights they have to offer!

Antelope Canyon is a beautiful place located east of Page, Arizona. It is open every day of the week, they open up at 8:00 am and close at 4:00 pm, but the tours start at around 8:45 am. In the off-seasons, which is mid-October-mid March, there are no light beams in the canyon, but it is still very beautiful. It is a lot less busy during November-February.


There are many different tour options. The prices range from $40-$263; it all depends on what month you are planning to go, what time of day, and what kind of tour you are looking for. But then there is an additional $8 for the Navajo permit that is paid in cash. For example, the upper Canyon tour is  $63, but the Upper antelope canyon night photography tour is $263. 

While in Antelope Canyon, be sure to wear clothes according to the weather. If its summer, wear sneakers, a T-shirt, and shorts. During the colder months, wear sweatpants or leggings, a hoodie, sweatshirt, and sneakers. I would not recommend wearing flipflops or sandals, the floor of the canyon is very dusty.  If you are concerned about where to park, don’t worry! There is a parking lot right by the exhibit.


Just remember, there are no backpacks allowed in the canyon, everything that you take into the canyon must be carried. The Canyon has some tight spaces, so having a backpack would not go very well. It is sunny, so you should plan to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat to protect your head, a camera/phone and any other gear that you need to take pictures.


Upper Antelope Canyon is absolutely breathtaking with all of the light beams that shine through, so I would highly suggest taking that tour. That tour takes about 1 hour 30 min. The Antelope Canyon photo tour is also very beautiful and all of the tour guides are very helpful and kind. They will help you get the best pictures you could possibly get, and make your experience a lot better.

I hope you decide to go there, and when you do, have a great time!

May 15

Self Driving Cars

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Hello, My name is Kierra and I am going to be informing you about self driving cars and if we are ready for them or not. I will also be telling you about the authors opinions. First of all, a self driving car is basically a car that you do not need to drive. They can drive all on their own. They can do that because they have little sensors that are attached to the car and that will be able to tell how close or far away something is from the car.


Here are some of the reasons why we the first person thinks we  should have self driving cars. One of the reasons they think we are ready for self driving cars is because they have little sensors that are attached to the car and that will be able to tell how close or far away something is from the car, and that will prevent accidents, (or at least decrease the number of accidents. The author also stated that 32,000 people die each year in car accidents in the United States. Another 2.5 million people get hurt each year. The author stated that 95 out of every 100 of the car accidents are human mistakes. She mentioned that you can do many other things while the car is driving itself. For example, you could text, work or just relax. That author thought that we are ready for self driving cars.


Here are the CONS  that the author stated about self driving cars. The author thinks it is a bad idea to have self driving cars because some self driving cars have a computer that takes all of the control of the car, taking all control of a car is terrible, The driver should always have some control over the car. Because what if the car has a malfunction and it just stops? What would you do then? You should be able to take control of the car somehow. Because if the car just stops and the car behind you is going really fast, then they might not be able to stop fast enough to prevent a crash, so the person has to be able to take over if you are about to get crashed into.


However, I have an opinion too. My opinion is kind of a mix of both of them. First i will tell you my reasons why I think that we are  ready for self driving cars. I think we are ready for self driving cars because if you are on a long trip and you are the one driving the whole time and everyone else is sleeping, then you just want to sleep too. So a solution for that problem is that you could get a self driving car! Another reason I think that we are ready for self driving cars is because 95 out of every 100 car accidents are human mistakes. Also, computers don’t get panicky. For example, if there was a deer on the road, then the computer would just do its  job. But with humans, if they are not paying attention to the road, then they would be like ahhh! A deer! And they would turn sharp and they might go off the road.


Now I will tell you my opinion about the CONS of having self driving cars. One of the CONS about having self driving cars is that people won’t be able to take control. You shouldn’t take the control away from the driver! Because if the car does something wrong, then you have to be able to take control. Another reason I think that we are not ready for self driving cars is because kids could just steal a car and say where they want to go and it would just take them there. The car wouldn’t know if the kid is a grown up or not. The laws might have to change too, because kids should be allowed to have a car because they are not even driving them. And if someone gets into a car crash, then they shouldn’t have to pay for the other person’s medical bills if they get hurt because it is not their fault, it is the car’s fault. So as you can see, I have mixed opinions for self driving cars.