SBC 8: Activity 2- Flipboard Magazine

For this weeks student blog challenge, I decided to check out Miss Z’s #17stubc Flipboard Magazine. I wanted to check out three other peoples blogs, their names were Nook, Mai Thao, and Kem’s Animal Blog. Kem and Mai Thao’s blogs posts were on the 2eek 6 activity, and Nook’s was on week 4’activity. Here are the things I read on their blog and the comment I left.

Mai Thao

Mai Thao wrote his blog on comedy, with an inspiration of Caleb’s blog ‘Flashback to Egypt.” Mai Thao wrote about one time as kid’s there was black rubber that made his hands black. He continued to talk about how his friend tried getting rid of it a countless four time until he found a sewer drain. Then, another friend of his found another one hidden in between rocks.

However, the comment I left on it was referring to how when we were kids we do all these things that in the moment are so serious, then, later on, we find them so funny. It was seen on Mai Thao and Caleb’s blog post’s and I noted how relatable it is.

Here is the link to the post:


For her week 4 post, Nook wrote about French Fries, more specifically, their name. It’s basic knowledge to know that they aren’t actually French, and Nook wrote how they actually got their name. She talked about how the snack is traced back to Belgium in the late 1600’s. Nook continued to talk about their historical context, such as the time the American troops in World War I first found them. The name was given then, as Belgium’s language where the troops were stationed was indeed French, so the troops gave them the name ‘French Fries’ because they were fried and made by the francophone.

The comment I left on her post, was talking about how it’s something that is usually not known by the average person, along with a follow-up question asking about the process learning about this topic.

Here is the link to her post:

Kem’s Animal Blog

On Kem’s blog, she talked about the Ivory Coast. She got an inspiration from Jeune who talked about his life in Senegal. Kem included some facts, such as diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, some facts about the population and how many people are in poverty. This was very interesting for me to read since I also live in a country in West Africa. I live in a country called Senegal, that is somewhat like the Ivory Coast. She continued and got into politics and how bad the government can be.

I commented on how the Ivory Coast was. I had a layover in the country for a basketball tournament and it seemed like a wonderful country. However, from her description, it seemed to be the opposite. I added the question of wondering what the government will do with the pollution.

Here is the link to her blog:

Genius Hour Reflection


Genius Hour is a project that we do in my technology class. We choose our own topic that we want to learn that’d we be interested in and learn about it. Every few classes we have a Genius Hour day where we spend the whole class only researching our topic.

We started Genius Hour towards the end of August. If recalled, in August and September there was a lot of things going on in the politic world. Such as America’s 45th president, Trump. Due to the heat in politics, I was interested and brought into the political world. I was also very interested and tried to stay tuned into what’s going on. This, giving me the idea that I should do my research on politics.

I couldn’t have just ended with Trump, it was too broad. I was able to narrow it down. I have never been in a nation that used the parliamentary system and I had no clue how it was set up. I finally decided to narrow it down. I wanted to compare what was better, a president or a queen. It could have gone in multiple ways. Since my presentation would only be limited to only a few minutes, I had to have everything on a direct path.

I had the original research question of “What is better, president or queen?” However, that was still too broad. I could’ve done it all time but still wasn’t narrow enough. I originally wanted to include bits of the path and also the future of it, however, it’d be a long presentation.  I came to the idea of doing it for the present because the final answer could be anything if I did it for the past or future. Still, then we don’t know what will happen in the future.

One thing that I learned from my Genius Hour project is that it’s not factual. For my project, I went to a website where debates could be made. I saw a debate that had my research question and I decided to check it out. I wanted to see if it could change any information I had or give me any ideas. When I opened the debate I was surprised, to say the least. There were thousands of people who voted their opinion and it was something I wasn’t expecting. I was expecting a close 49% to 51% for one or another. However, that was not the case. Queen Elizabeth II had 70% and Trump had 30%.

I think this helps me grow as a student and a person mainly for seeing the other side. Usually, when people argue they never see the other half of it. When someone says they don’t like Trump they never look into the other half and who is better. From this project, I was taught that skill and I feel like I would need it later on, especially for a class called Theory of Knowledge (TOK).

I think my project helped the small community of my class in some certain way. Some kids are from America and others are from Europe and places in Africa. This usually means they don’t know a whole lot about U.S. presidents and monarchs from the U.K. They always hear about in the news and I think doing all of this brought it towards them. Along with the fact, there is fake news everywhere nowadays and nobody can get a break from it. Sometimes we don’t know what is real and what is fake and so I wanted to go around that and find the truth along with what and who is better. However, it may not be so useful in the future but it definitely helped in the present.

The link to my slideshow made for the project:–NU-FeZ8loTFoKUQ8wS5A5FXQ7jawB6zMYU_k/edit#slide=id.p

For my next Genius Hour project, I am focusing on basketball. More specifically the Minnesota Timberwolves and the way they play. Being the normal human I am I have an opinion and I think the Timberwolves are one of the best teams and in the future will be the well known Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. I don’t think it will impact anyone as a person but more of their opinion. So for my project, I’m going to be looking deep into how the team plays. Then, I want to prove to people with their offense and defense along with changes to the team, how they could beat the Warriors and Cavs. I don’t think it will impact anyone too much but I think it will definitely impact their opinion.


SBC 5- Once I Leave School

Everyone has some pretty big dreams when they leave school, some they accomplish, others can be another story. One of my dreams goes with my love for basketball. As I go to an international school and it’s hard to be scouted by American teams, especially Division I basketball colleges I’m aiming for a Division II or Division III team. I know everyone says to go for your dreams, no matter how hard they are, however, it’s pretty much the possibility of being struck by thunder to get scouted by D-I teams, I aim for the lower ones. I’m still beginning high school which means I’ve still got time to improve. First I got to get some popularity on social media, so I’m shouting out my Snapchat, that’ll do it!

It’s a little far-fetched but I believe I can do it if I can manage my grades and practice basketball daily.

However, if I can’t make it to a D-II team I want to be like my older brother and attempt to be a game warden, as both of us have been dreaming to be one for so long. The steps to being a game warden are very long, you’ve got to go to multiple colleges and take police academy. If it’s not easy to juggle college and police academy, imagine having a job on top of it. Once done with all of it you’ve got to join the police academy for x amount of years.

It’d be great and all to be a game warden, however, I’d rather be an ordinary officer, and yes, the donuts too. Anything to deal with the police force is an extended part of my family and so it’s definitely easy for connections. I wouldn’t know about the college. It’s on the border of Canada and the U.S. and the nearest big grocery store is hours away in a big town that’s deserted most of them. As it is on the border it’s freezing cold most of the time. Glad I don’t live there, yet, hopefully never.

What do you want to do when you’re done with school? Answer by clicking the link:

SBC 3- Writing A Sentence w/ Images



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Works Cited
Chifei. Dog. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 30 June 2013. Web.
Crossland, AT. Lazy Bones. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 27 Apr. 2017. Web.
Miguel, Felipe. Jumping. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 21 June 2008. Web.
Miller, Kent. Fox. Digital image. Flickr. Denali National Park and Preserve, 2 Aug. 2009. Web.
Rutz, Christina. Somewhere over the Rainbow. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 8 July 2008. Web.


SBC3: Lil Boaty

The sun was setting in Ely, Minnesota. Lil Boat was on a fishing trip. He came from his tour from Minneapolis, Minnesota, just to fish and explore the state. He brought his little boat, named “Lil Boat.” Lil Yatchy, also known as Lil Boat, was fishing for Walleye. However, he was being fished by Lil Cheesy. Something was cheesy about this one.

Ely, Minnesota


Lil Boat was ready to go on his fishing trip. His little boat was in the water, he had his fishing gear, and Lil Boat hopped in the boat, he was off. It was 8 P.M. and getting darker. The sun was setting. Lil Boat casted his line, it snapped instantly. Instantly, Lil Boat knew something was wrong. No sign of fish, no animals, the water was smooth and calm. The only noise were crickets. All of a sudden, the boat flips! Lil Boat knew to flip the little boat, he was on the side that said “Lil Boat.” Something popped out of the water, it was Lil Cheesy! “All rise, despise the lies, here is Lil Cheesy.” Then, Lil Boat’s life went in a flash. Another victim, to Lil Cheesy.







Gjerdgen, Greg. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip 2015.” Found, Flickr, 31 August 2015,

How I Learn Best?

Now as you all may know I get asked a lot of questions. Like I’m super famous, right? Anyways this time I was asked “How do you learn best?” I will be strait up honest with you, I don”t know. I’m usually good with active learning but also visual learning. In my opinion I’d say I’m the greatest at physical learning though, I’m weird, I know. I feel like the reason why I’m better at physical learning is because hands on helps me I guess you could say feel and understand, like Luke when it comes to the power of the force; nerd alert. In any case I’m an unknown learner? I think. I can learn in any way pretty much

Expectations for Tech 2017

I’ve been asked “What are your expectations for this class?” Well I expect to get more awesome and cool technology tricks or find more websites that make life 20 times cooler. If I get put up to the challenge of making a game or digital photography again I will happily do it again and make it even better. “Oh but what if you don’t do that?” YOU KNOW WHAT? I HOPE WE DO! Ah now It may seem like I’m trying to get attention but no I’m not. I expect a lot of cool things though like seriously. Last year in technology class we did some pretty cool things and these year, I’m expecting there to be a lot more.

Music Fire

In my science class we were able to do our own chemistry experiment with a partner. My friend Djibril and I decided to play with fire. We put speakers in a container but put tin foil on top that had tiny little holes. We would put hand sanitizer onto the foil, turn on the speakers and light a match later putting it on the foil to ignite the sanitizer. In our eyes we thought we could find the the amount of decibels and the height of the flame. Well like every since experiment something goes wrong. Our device wouldn’t find the decibels and so we couldn’t find that. Later we figured out that we still figure out more information. We were never worried about how much sanitizer we put on but we figured out we should have. We learned that the more hand sanitizer the more flames there will be. Also the more medium amount the higher the flame will be. The whole experiment was LIT, LITerally

Science Salt Experiment.

The other day in the most amazing science class I have ever had we did the coolest experiment I’ve ever done. We took 3 metals, copper, zinc, and magnesium. We combined each metal with acid. Once the acid and one of the metals combined we would put them on glass little circles. We put a little furnace under the glass until the acid started to become a solid. The solid was a salt. One thing I learned is that it takes a metal and one non-metal and boiled it, it would become salt. Here’s some pictures!


Photo Project


Hello Everyone! I  made a photography project with a couple friends for one of my classes.

All of the photos are of my school and we took some picture related to their defintion.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos. Here is the link .

Enjoy life at its greatest,


(Btw the person who shot the basketball in that one picture was me. The ball bounced off the rim 🙁 )

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