Halloween Poem

Halloween is a black spider creeping across the blood-stained wall. Halloween is a gnarled tree tapping on the window. Halloween is a bright orange pumpkin shining in the pitch-black night. Halloween is the sound of children in various costumes going door- to- door. Halloween is witches on broomsticks flying through the air. Halloween is a gaggle of monsters on the prowl. Halloween is a haunted house in the middle of nowhere. Halloween is candy being devoured greedily. Halloween is a black cat bounding down the street. Halloween is a ghost popping up in  random spots and saying Boooooooooooooo.

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One Piece(Anime Series)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series One Piece. The series takes place following the World Government’s public execution of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger aka Gold Roger, but the Pirate King’s final words in turn usher in the Great Pirate Age (you want my treasured legacy then you can have it for everything that is mine has been gathered together in one place).

 

Most of the characters possess supernatural abilities which they acquired from eating Devil Fruits. The Devil Fruits in this series into 3 different categories consisting of Paramecia (supernatural abilities-mystical), Logia (supernatural abilities-physical & mystical) and Zoan (supernatural abilities thereby resulting in a physical transformation from Human to Animal).

 

The protagonists in this series are the StrawHat Pirates which are comprised of Monkey D. Luffy (the Straw Hat’s Captain whose dream is to be the next Pirate King)(Paramecia: Gum-Gum Fruit), Roronoa Zoro (a Pirate Hunter turned Pirate whose dream is to be the greatest swordsman in the world)(Zoro specializes in the 3 sword style which is where he wields three katanas in battle), Nami (the Straw Hat’s Navigator whose dream is to chart the entire world), Usopp (the Straw Hat’s Sharpshooter whose dream is to be a gallant warrior of the sea, just like his father Yasopp)(Usopp wields a giant slingshot in battle), Vinsmoke Sanji (the Straw Hat’s Cook (Sanji specializes in a kick-based fighting style), Tony Tony Chopper (the Straw Hat’s Doctor as well as a blue-nosed reindeer)(Zoan: Human-Human Fruit),Nico Robin (the Straw Hat’s Archaeologist)(Paramecia: Flower-Flower Fruit), Franky (the Straw Hat’s Shipwright)(Franky is a Cola-powered Cyborg with superhuman strength) and Humming Brook/Dead Bones Brook/Soul King Brook (the Straw Hat’s Musician)( Brook wields a Shikomizue/japanese cane sword in battle)(Paramecia: Revive-Revive Fruit).

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be equal in popularity to both Naruto and Dragon Ball in series length as well as series storyline.

Why is it important to Cooperate?

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”– Helen Keller

Cooperation builds communication skills, boosts self-confidence and teaches us to work together as a team. At SEEDs for Autism, we understand that learning to cooperate with others is an important skill that promotes higher achievement and cultivates positive relationships in all areas of life. We asked SEEDs participants to share their thoughts on this important topic.

CHRIS M.
When you decide to cooperate with another person on a big project, you two are helping each other with putting the finishing touches on that same project. Whenever you see someone in need of getting the job done, you help that someone finish up whatever task they were given. When you are finished with helping that someone with some task, that would make you supportive.

MATTHEW
Sometimes it’s not enough to do something on your own. Maybe it takes more than one person. Maybe you’re stuck in a tight situation and need help. Sometimes the problem can be solved before it even happens. These are only some of the many reasons why cooperation is important in a working environment. It may not always be easy, but it’s worth putting in the effort to get the job done faster and in much better quality. The more times people cooperate, the more they will trust, understand, and rely on each other for help.

BRIANNA
It is important for you to cooperate because when you work together it makes it easier, and not only that, the project can be done a lot faster. When nobody cooperates, it makes the task a lot harder than it needs to be.

SAM
Cooperation is very important because humans are social animals. Without cooperation things like society, languages, and basically everything that makes up our daily lives would not have been created. Some people like to brag about how they never needed help from anyone or say it’s “every man for himself”, but that is never true. They were raised by people who cared for them when they were young, went to schools taught by people who were in turn taught by other people, they eat food bought from stores which were bought from farms, the very concept of buying something came from our society’s decision to place a specific value on pieces of otherwise useless paper. Everyday we cover the weak points of other humans while they help us cover ours, in large ways like with doctors treating patients to small ways like helping someone carry a heavy object. While you do not have to cooperate with everyone, to refuse to ever cooperate is to devalue all the effort put forth by other humans both currently living and in the past.

My Experience Taking Dial-A-Ride

Developing Life Skills is exceedingly important for young adults on the autism spectrum. Whether it’s preparing our own food, practicing good hygiene or advocating for ourselves – all these practices contribute greatly to our quality of life and sense of independence. At SEEDs for Autism we empower our participants to step outside of their comfort zones and become more self-reliant. Many of our participants have started using public transportation to get to and from SEEDs and inspirational stories like Daniel’s encourage others to take this important step toward independence. 

Hello my name is Daniel N. and I’m going to be writing about my experience taking Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride has provided me with a sense of independence. The first time I took Dial-A-Ride I had moderate anxiety because I did not know what to expect from them. They have a half hour window until they have to arrive. When they arrive I present my DAR card to the driver and he / she drops me off at Seeds. They are required to sign me in for safety reasons because when I sign in my boss knows I arrived at my destination safely. The bus is usually a van but sometimes they get overloaded with requests. If they are overloaded they will send a taxi as a backup for the main bus, that way I can still get to my destination on time. I would recommend Dial- A-Ride to anybody who needs it.

https://www.valleymetro.org/dial-ride

Transformers: CYBERTRON(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the TV series Transformers: CYBERTRON. This TV show has a total of 52 episodes and centers around the Autobots as they try to defeat the evil Decepticons as well as destroy a massive Black Hole that threatens to destroy the entire universe resulting in the end of time itself.

 

In this series, the Autobots traverse the universe to acquire the OmegaLock as well as the 4 CyberPlanet Keys. The planets they explore are Cybertron (Transformer HomeWorld), Earth, Velocitron (Speed Planet), Jungle Planet and Gigantion (Giant Planet).

 

The Autobots in this series are Optimus Prime (Fire Truck), Hot Shot (Camaro), Jetfire (Plane), Landmine (Bulldozer), Leobreaker (Lion), Red Alert (Ambulance), Scattershot (Tank), OverRide (Race Car), Snarl (Wolf), Evac (Helicopter), Crosswise (Car), Metroplex (Construction Vehicle), Quickmix (Cement Truck), Wing Saber (Space Jet), Vector Prime (SpaceShip)(Keeper of Space & Time) and Primus (Planet Cybertron)(Creator of all Cybertronian life).

 

The Decepticons in this series are Megatron/Galvatron (Hover Vehicle), Starscream (Space Jet), Thundercracker (Jet), Crumplezone( Racing Tank), Ransack (Motorcycle), Scourge (Dragon), Thunderblast (Jet Boat), Menasor (Drill Tank), Sideways (Space Jet) and Soundwave (Cassette Player).

 

In conclusion, I found the storyline of this TV series to be quite interesting as well as full of surprises.

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Mickey MANIA(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Mickey MANIA for the Super Nintendo. This game was released on October 1st, 1994 in collaboration with Mickey’s 65th birthday the year before.

 

In this game, you play as Mickey Mouse as you travel through various locations based on his past cartoon achievements. The order of cartoon areas you travel through are Steamboat Willie (November 18, 1928), The Mad Doctor (January 21, 1933), Moose Hunters (February 20, 1937), Lonesome Ghosts (December 24, 1937), Mickey & the Beanstalk (September 27, 1947) and The Prince & the Pauper (November 16, 1990).

 

The enemies and villains you face in this game are as followed: Birds and Pete-Steamboat Captain (Steamboat Willie), Bats, Skeletons and the Mad Doctor (The Mad Doctor), Angry Mooses (Moose Hunters), Bats and Ghosts (Lonesome Ghosts), Butterflies, Dragonflies, Beetles, Spiders and Willie the Giant (Mickey & the Beanstalk), Weasels (Daggers and Crossbows) and Pete-Military Captain (The Prince & the Pauper).

 

In conclusion, I confirm this game to showcase Mickey’s career from the very beginning to most recent events. Therefore, may his Disney magic live on forevermore.

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Hershey’s Chocolate by Sydney

Hershey’s Chocolate Company has been around since 1894 and the founder, Milton Hershey, created such favorites as M&MS and Krackel Bars. The Hershey’s Company is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Their products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. They are a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. In 1903, Milton Hershey began construction of a cocoa plant in Derry Church, Pennsylvania, which was later renamed Hershey. The plant workers and their families lived there and Milton Hershey held social events for them. They also introduced a new product, Hershey’s Kisses, in 1907. The process to wrap the new product was long and hard until machine wrapping was introduced in 1921. They added the paper ribbon at the same time to make sure it was a real Hershey’s product. Their other products included: Mr.Goodbar, Hershey’s syrup, chocolate chips and the Krackel Bar. In conclusion, Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite chocolate.