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03/18/2013 6:22am

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tyler.m
03/18/2013 6:46am

my article is about the fire ice. methan hyrath is frozen methan found under the ocean. But the methan can't be mined.

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Big B
03/18/2013 6:46am

The man ST. Patrick was not Irish in fact he was British. He was kidnapped and was a slave in Ireland until he was 22 then he returned to Britain. Then he went to a monastery for 12 years. Then in his early 30's he went back to Ireland to convert the people of Ireland to Christianity.

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Henson
03/18/2013 9:09am

The man, St. Patrick was not irish, he was actually british. He was born in 385AD. St. Patrick was kidnapped and sold to an irish sheep farmer when he was 16 yrs old. He escaped at the age of 22 and returned to britain. In his thirtys he went back to Ireland. In ireland they celebrate St. Patricks day for four days straight. The first celebration was held in boston massachusetes in 1732. The biggest parade outside of dublin takes place in New York City. The color blue was originally associated with St. Patricks day, not green. Nobody knows where pinching came into this holidy.

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Cassandra Lynn
03/18/2013 9:17am

PI DAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

If you haven’t noticed I have written my article review on pi day. The original story was written by Meera Dolasia, and was titled “Pi Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary!”. On the 14th of March pi day celebrated its 25th anniversary. Kind of sounds funny that there’s a day devoted to all pi, but really I think its cool. Now when I say pi I don’t mean pie like desert, I mean pi a mathematical number that goes on forever. (3.14159265358979323846264338327950) (and yes I do have that much memorized). On pi day some people will make bracelets and create songs, but most of all MAKE PIE!!!!!

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shawna
03/18/2013 9:20am

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sadly it was on a Sunday, which means that you cannot pinch your school friends and get away with it, but there are always unsuspecting family members and neighbors that you can have fun with. Also, be sure to go on an long search for those lucky four-leaf clovers and find the leprechauns that will lead you to the big pot of gold. But before all that, be sure to read about the man whose death anniversary we celebrate and how all these unusual customs started. It’s weird but, green was not the original color with St. Patrick - It was blue! Green was made in the 19th Century because it represents spring, life and, the shamrock. St Patrick was a man who was kid napped in the 420, and he was 16. Then he got away when he was 22. They celebrate St Patrick because people say he was a saint. Maybe smurfs are leprechauns!!!

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Riley Dampier(:
03/18/2013 9:21am

The name of my article is Happy Saint Patricks Day! It is written by Meera Dolasia. It is about St. Patrick’s Day and when it was and how it started and represents.
“While St. Patrick's Day is now a national holiday in Ireland with the festivities lasting for four days, the first celebration was not held there, but in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1732 to help Irish soldiers serving in American colonies reconnect with their country. Over the years, the holiday has become popular with people even if they are not of Irish descent. The biggest parade outside Dublin, takes place in New York City.” This is a paragraph from the article. It is about St.Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland. It did not first start there though. But over the years it has became popular even if they aren’t irish.
“This year the holiday has gone truly global with Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, Middle East and Asia all joining in the fun by illuminating 40 of the world's most iconic structures and attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Sphinx to the London Eye to even the Prince's Palace in Monaco, an emerald green.” This is another paragraph from the article. It talks about how the oliday became truly global this year. Many countries all joined in this holiday fun by illuminating 40 of the worlds most iconic structires.
This article was about Saint Patirck’s Day. It was interesting. I read it because it looked good and interesting. Im glad I read this article.

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Cheyenne :)
03/18/2013 9:24am

The story I read was called Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! It is written by Meera Dolasia. It is mostly about what Saint Patrick’s Day is.
This day accounts of Irelands biggest celebration, But St. Patrick was not Irish. “While St. Patrick's Day is now a national holiday in Ireland with the festivities lasting for four days, the first celebration was not held there, but in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1732 to help Irish soldiers serving in American colonies reconnect with their country.” Over the years the holiday has spread all over the world, even if they aren’t of Irish descent.
“This year the holiday has gone truly global with Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, Middle East and Asia all joining in the fun by illuminating 40 of the world's most iconic structures and attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Sphinx to the London Eye to even the Prince's Palace in Monaco, an emerald green.” The main tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to pinch someone if they aren’t wearing green. But it isn’t known how the tradition started.
I chose this story because it looked interesting. I learned about St. Patrick and some other things.

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Ty Miller
03/18/2013 9:28am

I read the article “Happy Saint Patrick's Day!” by Meera Dolasia. This article was about one of my favorite holidays; St. Patti’s Day! How many people did you get to pinch? Or did you chase after leprechauns’ gold treasure.
This next quote is pretty long but explains who Saint Patrick was. “Though this day accounts for some of Ireland’s biggest celebrations, St. Patrick was not Irish! Born somewhere along the west coast of Britain in 385AD, he was kidnapped and sold to an Irish sheep farmer when he was 16 years old. He escaped at the age of 22 and returned to Britain, spending the next 12 years in a monastery. In his early 30's he went back to Ireland, this time as a missionary to convert the pagan Irish people to Christianity and remained there, until his death on March 17th, 461 AD. According to historians, he was largely forgotten for hundreds of years and it was not until the 7th Century that he was honored as a Revered Patron Saint of Ireland.” When this holiday became a national holiday most of the world’s countries that were celebrating made their monuments emerald green with lights. And there is only one four-leaf clover for every 10,000 clovers.
President Obama also died the White House fountain’s water green. Mr. Obama also is partly Irish because of his mom’s side of the family. “According to Irish mythology, the leprechaun, (whose name comes from the mixture of 'small person' and 'one shoemaker') is a small fairy that knows the location of a pot of gold. But to get to that, you not only have to find and catch him, but also, threaten him. Apparently, the best way to find this sneaky little guy is to nab him while he is repairing shoes. But even after that be careful, for he is crafty enough to escape!”
I chose this article because St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday of the year. I hope you liked the article review and any readers should read the actual article.

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5634321 peirano
03/18/2013 9:32am

Future Buildings BUT Could They Come True?
By Theresa Peirano
Ever thought the world would be super amazing if, instead of boring apartment buildings and skyscrapers, we had buildings that was shaped like abstract shapes and domes? Congratulations! Someone has thought it up and designed them! Yep it is cool nothing wrong either. Although there is one string and well it isn’t a small thin string. It looks more like every indestructible long object there is woven into a string. What is this indestructible long object? That it is actually contest. Yep, a contest.
Something really awesome ruined by a contest. The architects are not even rewarded. Well not an awesome reward anyway, it isn’t for the practicality of the design, but their original use of materials, technology and aesthetics. This allows the creators to show the wild side of their creative brains with their imaginations, which normally can’t be used in the real world, or at least not all of their imagination.
There were 625 competitors from every continent (except Antarctica of course) in the world and 83 different countries. While there were only three winners (1st, 2nd and 4th [kidding] 3rd) and 24 honorable mentions were selected by a jury of leading designers and architects. Derek Pirozzi took first place with his vision of a 'Polar Umbrella'. The building would remind you of an umbrella, which attempts to solve one of Earth's most pressing issues - Melting ice caps. The skyscraper is designed to reduce the surface's heat gain, which helps solve the problem that much more. It is also is solar powered which is AMAZING. Second place goes to, drumroll please; thanks . . . French designers Darius Maikoff and Elodie Godo with their entry of the 'Phobia Skyscraper', that uses recycled industrial materials and pre-made stacked units. It looks fragile, sure, but it is really, really, really cool because it actually morphs to the needs of its occupants. AWESOME!!!! 3rd place but certainly not the worst goes to . . . Ting Xu and Yiming Chen! They call their piece of art Light Park, it is kept afloat with the help of a helium-filled bell and helps solve the rapidly growing issue of declining ground space in congested cities. Such as in their home country of China.

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Dallas Hall #thief #togatime
03/18/2013 9:34am

KEEP CALM AND PINCH ON.
I am summarizing an article about St. Patrick’s Day being on Sunday so you can’t really celebrate it. This article was published by Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2013. Since St. Patrick’s Day was on a Sunday, you couldn’t pinch friends and random strangers for not wearing green. This day is one of the biggest celebrations in Ireland.
The first celebration of St. Patrick’s Day was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1732. A lot of places throughout the world now celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and do the pinching tradition.
It irritated me St. Patrick’s Day was on a Sunday because I didn’t get to wear green out anywhere. I’m probably the biggest Irish person in Conway and I didn’t get to show it. I don’t really celebrate it, but I still wanted to show green. And here I am on a Monday at school wearing green.

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Kassie
03/18/2013 9:38am

Happy Saint Patricks Day (KEEP CALM AND PINCH ON)
Although you may think Saitnt Patrick is Irish. He isn’t. when he was 16 and sold to a sheep farmer. By age 22 he escaped and moved to Britain. THE END!!!

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Shelbirdy CLark
03/18/2013 9:40am

‘Fire Ice’- The New Source Of Green Energy? Japan Thinks So
I read the article, “‘Fire Ice’- The New Source Of Green Energy? Japan Thinks So” by Meera Dolasia.
The government of Japan believes they have found a new source of energy. They think it could fuel the entire country for at least a decade. It’s fire ice. It’s not the usual ice and mud that is normally encountered. It has methane gas molecules trapped inside. It is known as methane hydrate. This special type of snow and mud was first discovered in the 1800’s and it was thought as a nuisance ice that clogged up pipes during the winter weather. Scientists began to discover the deposits of it under the ice in Alaska and Canada; they wondered if they could be used as fuel.
No one has yet attempted to extract the methane because of the challenges they would have to face. It might become unstable when it is being mined or transported, which would release gas that is many times worse than carbon dioxide. It is found under the ocean also, but it is too complex.
But all the trouble won’t stop people from trying.
I enjoyed reading this article, it was really cool.

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brett schmidt
03/18/2013 12:17pm


The man ST. Patrick was not Irish in fact he was British. He was kidnapped and was a slave in Ireland until he was 22 then he returned to Britain. Then he went to a monastery for 12 years. Then in his early 30's he went back to Ireland to convert the people of Ireland to Christianity.

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brett schmidt
03/18/2013 12:36pm

which is preety cool because one man stared some think every body does once a year.

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Jenica Thomas
03/18/2013 12:25pm

I decided to do my article review over “Fire Ice – The New Source of Green Energy? Japan Certainly Seems to Think So?”
Apparently Japan thinks you can light snow and mud on fire! Japan want to use this for energy.
No one has attempted to extract a large scale.
Japan did try this on March 11th.

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Jenn Cunnham
03/18/2013 12:28pm

I read Happy Saint's Patrick Day written by Meera Dolasia. In this arrticle it talks about the man's death that everyone celebrates on this day, and how all the unusal customs begun. It talks about St. Patrick, and how people forgot all about him until the 7th century when he was given the title in honor as "Revered Patron Saint of Ireland" They celebrate St. Patrick on the day of his death which was March 17, 461 A.D. People celebrate St. Patrick's day all over. In Ireland it is a national holiday celebrated by all. In New York CIty the biggest place outside of Dublin, a parade takes place. Blue was the orginal color until the 19th century when green was adopted as the color. So all in all, this article is about the real St. Patrick and how it comes ot be celebreated.

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sam
03/18/2013 12:33pm

you soluld reed the one about st.parick day it is a real good one to read so you sounld that one right now.

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Kelsey Clark
03/18/2013 12:34pm

Though this day accounts for some of Irelands biggest celebrations, St. Patrick was not Irish! Born somewhere along the west coast of Britain in 385AD, he was kidnapped and sold to an Irish sheep farmer when he was 16 years old. He escaped at the age of 22 and returned to Britain, spending the next 12 years in a monastery this article was very intersing.

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Lexi Atteberry(:
03/18/2013 12:34pm

I am doing the article "Pi Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary." In this article it talks about how on March 14th they celebrated how Pi become created. They have cakes, music, and many other things to celebrate Pi Day. It was started in 1988 by San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum. It was started because mathmaticians didnt want Americans to forget the importance of math. This article was interesting. I like how it had many facts about Pi that I didnt know about.

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Elizabeth Barker
03/18/2013 12:37pm

I decided to right about St. Patrick’s Day. This year was on Sunday march 17th. That means if your friends are not wearing green you can pinch them”. Also, be sure to go on an extensive search for those lucky four-leaf clovers and seek out leprechauns that will hopefully lead you to the elusive pot of gold.” St. Patrick was not Irish!

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tayler simpson
03/18/2013 12:37pm

Saint Patrick was actually not Irish, he was British. He was kidnappes and sold to a farmer sheep farmer to be exact. He escaped at the age of 22 and went back to Britain. He spent the next 12 years in a monastery. When he was 30 he went back to Ireland to teach people about Christianity. He died on march 17, 461 AD. He was forgotten for hundreds of years and was finally remembered and htats hoe they made Saint Patrick’s Day.

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brett neal
03/18/2013 12:41pm

These Futuristic Skyscrapers Will Never Be Built But They Are Sure Fun To Envision
“Since 2006, there is an annual contest challenging architects to envision skyscrapers of the future. This contest is interesting because the entrants are not rewarded for the practicality of the design but their novel of use of materials, technology, and aesthetics. This lets creators run wild with their ideas.
The 2013 competition brought in 625 architects from83 countries. Only 3 people won and there 24 honorable mentions. All the entries were extremely creative but only 3 could be crowned winners.

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brett neal
03/18/2013 12:41pm

These Futuristic Skyscrapers Will Never Be Built But They Are Sure Fun To Envision
“Since 2006, there is an annual contest challenging architects to envision skyscrapers of the future. This contest is interesting because the entrants are not rewarded for the practicality of the design but their novel of use of materials, technology, and aesthetics. This lets creators run wild with their ideas.
The 2013 competition brought in 625 architects from83 countries. Only 3 people won and there 24 honorable mentions. All the entries were extremely creative but only 3 could be crowned winners.

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Sophia Michelle <3
03/18/2013 12:43pm

'Fire Ice' - The New Source Of Green Energy? Japan Certainly Seems To Think So

This article is about the new fuel source that Japan is planning on using for at least a decade. It will support the entire country of Japan. The fuel source they are planning on using is made from lighting packed ice or ocean mud on fire. Although the mud and ice is not the common kind we encounter every day. It is a special kind in the ocean that has a form of methane gas in it called methane hydrate. It was thought to cause destruction when it was found causing pipeline to clog but when a large quantity was found in the ocean scientist wondered if it could be used for good.
So far though, no one has managed to be able to remove it on a large enough scale. The reason to this would be the challenges involved. The only place this ice and mud is found is in frozen areas which if it became unstable while being removed would release a gas in the air that is much, much worse than carbon monoxide. As for the methane hydrate found under the ocean? It is said that the logistics are just to complex. That's because not only do the pipes first have to get to a kilometer below sea level to the seabed, but be lowered hundreds of meters down further, to where the gas is located.
Still all of these trials do not stop the Japanese from trying. They are very determined to be able to use this source of energy soon.

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Deven H.
03/18/2013 12:44pm

Can you imagine lighting a fire to a hard packed snowball or the mud deep inside the ocean bed? Well it sounds impossible, but the government of japan believes that they can use this energy to fuel the entire country, for at least a decade. As you probably guessed the ice and mud in question the ones we normally encounter, but a special kind that has methane gas molecules locked inside which it burns, when in contact with a match also known as methane hydrate. It was discovered in the 1800’s and for many years thought if as nuisance ice that clogs up pipelines during cold weather. When it was being discovered naturally under the ice in Alaska and Canada under the marine sediments on ocean floors, scientists began to wonder if it could be tapped for fuel.
So far no one has attempted to extract it on a large scale from either area because of the challenges involved. In case of the frozen methane, scientists are concerned that it could be unstable during mining which then it could be worse than carbon dioxide. As to getting\g it under the ocean, they are in areas where the seabed starts to drop off, which makes it harder to lay the pipes accurately. To add to the complications, the gas has to separated and captured from the chlorate at the source.
All of these things didn’t stop the Japanese from trying. They were able to complete a two week experiment in extracting gas from its watery hideout and up to the surface. They believe that by 2018, they will be able to develop the technology to safely extract enough fuel to satisfy the energy’s needs. It would be cool to have things powered by these strange, ice like nuggets wouldn’t it?

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03/18/2013 1:05pm

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Lauren Potter
03/18/2013 3:37pm

I summarized the article Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This article is by Meera Dolasia. This main idea of this article is about how Saint Patrick’s Day got started and what the meanings behind the customs are.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrate because a man named Saint Patrick, he was originally from Britain, but kidnapped and sold to an Irish sheep farmer at 16. He returned to Britain at 22 spending the next 12 years in a monastery. In his 30’s he went back to Ireland.
This year on Saint Patrick’s Day, countries illuminated their most famous structures green. The original theme color for Saint Patrick’s Day was blue and not green. It changed in the 19th century. They changed it because it represents spring.
The four-leaf clover tradition was started because they are very rare, in fact there are only 1 in 10,000 clovers that have four leaves. The Irish believe that each leave represents something. One leave represents hope, the second represents faith, the third represents love and the fourth represents happiness.

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