March 2020 started on a rather stressful note for me. I was experiencing a relentless bombardment of homework assignments and tests. My schedule was jam-packed, and for the first time in my high school career, I was reaching my breaking point. I was vaguely aware of the coronavirus outbreak, but…

Let’s face it, oxygen is a pretty important element. It creates the interesting properties of water, and fuels our bodies through the process of cellular respiration. It is a reactive element and likes to steal electrons from other atoms, releasing energy. This is the basis of many chemical reactions, from…

The winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, was just a few days ago. It is the low point of a periodic cycle of changing daylight, a result of the Earth’s tilted axis which varies the amount of sunlight falling on certain parts of it as it orbits the…

Computer programming is a career to consider. Computer programming is a good career choice because it provides a good work-life balance, has a high pay rate, allows for many pay raises, and it has a high job satisfaction.

Computer programming involves creating software. The programmer must come up with algorithms…

Coal has been the first fuel in history. It was what Thomas Edison chose to fuel his power plants, which were spreading like a plague throughout the country. Even now it is the most widely used fuel to generate enough electricity for our growing country. It can also be used…

Earth’s climate has never been exactly the same. The present day climate is far different from the climate Earth had to begin with. Changes in the tilt of Earth’s axis caused by the gravitational pull of Jupiter and Venus affected the amount of direct sunlight that reached Earth. This created…

I needed to rent an apartment. However, I was denied access and another person occupied the room I wanted to stay in. I didn’t know what stopped me from qualifying to live in the apartment room. So I got employed to work as a cleaning man. This way, I earned enough money to stay in the apartment room without betraying the apartment staff. That was one of the remedies of my problem. Soon, I wrote a play about the incident, and strangely, portrayed the other guy who was occupying my apartment room. I had many other ceremonies about this. There’s no denying now that I’m clever!

Gilroy Gardens on a Fall Evening

Gilroy Gardens, 5:25 PM

I loved Gilroy Gardens.

There were so many awesome rides I’d gone on. I’d even visited educational exhibits and watched a puppet show about vegetables. I just felt I had so much fun. Now, it was time to bring an…

Shishir Iyer

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