Thursday, February 12, 2015

GMO OH NO

We all know that GMOs are kind of bad for us and our generations. But WHY is it bad? WHY do we have to avoid GMOs from this generation?
My name is Fitry Rahmadianty and this is my story.

GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. To do this artificially may require:
  • attaching the genes to virus
  • physically inserting the extra DNA into the nucleus of the intended host with a very small syringe
  • with the use of electroporation (that is, introducing DA from one organism into the cell of another by use of an electric pulse)
  • with very small particles fired from a gene gun
There are some reason we should avoid GMOs. They are unhealthy, numerous health problems increased after GMOSs were introduced in 1996. They are contaminate forever, GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their corps pure. They harm the environment, by reducing bio-diversity, pollute water resources, and are unsustainable.

ARE GMOs SAFE? A lot of people have already been asking about this question THOUSAND of times and most developed nations o not consider GMOs to be safe. But then on the other han a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers' and consumers' rights.

There are some cons and pros for this GMOs issue. GMO foods can present significant allergy risks to people and GMOs often mixes or adds proteins that were not indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing new allergic reactions in the human body. The only way to avoid GMOs is choose your food and products that are non-GMO or maybe try to consume more organic foods. They are healthy and contain no harm to your body at all. And as the final conclusion, WHY are GMOs not good for us? It is not healthy and will harm our bodies in the future.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Field Trip to The Academy of Sciences

I'm back and I'm going to post a story about my field trip to The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for my English assignment.

My name is Fitry Sakwan and this is my story.

On February 11, 2014 my 3rd period class which is my 20th Century class went to The Academy of Sciences that opens daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm for the regular hours. Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 am and Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 am for the members' hours. The purpose we went to that place was to learn about sciences around San Francisco and to know more about the ocean acidification. The building was very big and cool, especially the living roof where it has 1.7 million native plants planted on it. "The Academy is now the largest public Platinum-rated building in the world, and also the world’s greenest museum with a total score of 54 points." said The Academy of Sciences, San Francisco


So the first thing that my class did when we arrived at the building was meeting with a guy named Aaron Pope in front of a huge pond where a big white alligator lives. Aaron Pope is the Manager of Sustainability Programs, Public Programs, Sustainability education and practices. He told us brought us around the main floor of the building and told us some story behind all of this awesome building and how does it work.

 

The next thing we did was we met a guy but I forgot his name. He was the guy who told us about the ocean acidification. He called some volunteers from my class to do something about the acid and the non acid chemicals. Then he taught us about what is going on with our ocean and what should we do with it.

 

The other fun thing was when we were on top of the living roof, Aaron Pope was telling some information about the living roof at it was very cool because I was thinking about my future house. I thought about how my future roof house is going to look like! Such an inspiration.. I know!


After all of the information trip had done, we went to the rain forest that has a lot of beautiful and cool animals and plants. My most favorite thing when I was in Th Academy of Sciences was the reptiles side. I think everyone already knew that I love reptiles very much especially snakes. I wanted to bring all of the snakes home but I knew that my mom would kill all of the snakes, so never mind.





I think the trip was interesting and big thanks for Ms. Bruno, Mr. Manny, Brian, Catriona, and Hailey.
Pictures include:
- Aaron Pope
- Ms. Bruno
- Mr. Manny
- Brian
- Catriona
- Hailey
- And my English (20th Century) classmates!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Go Green! Make Life Healthier!

Whoop whoop! First important posting.. Let’s get started!

There was a visitor that came from TEMN (Teen Environmental Media Network) to my third period class. They taught my class about internship, radio story, and “how to make life healthier-GO GREEN!!!”


INTERNSHIP???
Internship is a program for a job to learn about career. Internships for professional careers are similar to apprenticeships for trade and vocational jobs. Although interns are typically college or university students, they can also be high school students or post-graduate adults. On occasion, they are middle school or even elementary students.


RADIO STORY???
Yup…. The next topic is about radio story. What is it?
Simple, just see the word “radio” and “story” which mean people could share their stories to a radio! Hey, not all radio channel has radio story! Find this channel: 91.7FM (California). Share your story!!




 
GO GREEN!!!
How to make life healthier???
Come on guys…
YEAH, SAFE ENERGY!
I will give you some ways to make life healthier and support GO GREEN!




- Carpooling (Bus, join in one car, etc.)
- Bicycling
- Walking
- Recycling
- Compost
- Grow plants
- Gardening
- Bring your own bag for shopping
- Safe water = Short shower/bath
- Turn off light when you’re not using it
- Unplugging thing when you’re not using it

For the last one is…
-Shop at the thrift store like “Goodwill” “Salvation Army” “Family Thrift Store” “Consignment Shop” “Craigslist” etc
Thrift store sounds weird (I know) but you guys can watch the movie “Craigslist Joe”. It tells us about life in = thrift store! You find vintage and cool stuff when you're thrift shopping :) Search the movie trailer here Craigslist Joe - Youtube  

 

Palsss!!! <3

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Hi there! I’m Fitry and I’m back!
It's been a looooooooooooonnnnggggggggg time I didn’t post anything here because I was busy for my final exams and getting started with the new semester. And now, I will post a lot more than before!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome to America - High School!

Hi there! Today I'm gonna share a little bit about my high school year in America. Enjoy!
August 22, 2012, I came to the United States for the first time in my life. I live around Mill Valley, CA, close to San Francisco. I moved to States because my mom and I wanted to live with my step dad. My step dad is an American citizen but he's originally Indonesian. I started my sophomore year on Monday, August 27, 2012. I met new friends from around the world like the Europeans, Africans, Asians, and even my favorites, the Australians and Middle Eastern. Fortunately I didn't get bullied with my American friends, they were so nice and always show their respect to others.

Around November through December I was dating with a guy from Los Angeles. He's half Australian, half American. I met him in Indonesia and were kinda like dating when we were in Indonesia. But after I came to the United States, he asked me to date him and I said yes. But he became a total jerk after he cheated on me. My relationship with this guy was the fastest relationship I've ever had.


I joined the International Club and I always attended the lunches every Wednesdays. I met Alexa, Marlen, Cristy, Stephanie, Paul, Jae, Jason, Kana, and the rest of my sheltered friends in that club. People from other countries were so kind and fun that I really liked the club, it was fun. The month after Alexa went back to Venezuela, I met a girl named Marlen. She was a new student from El Savador that came a month after me. I wasn’t very close to her at the first time she came to this school because she was in Ms. Bruno’s class. But after we talked and shared different things about our lives, we became best friends! She is so friendly and cheerful until I got so frustrated from her laughs and her disturbances but I got used to it. We went to our classes together, we had lunch together, and we spent our time at school almost together.

I have had joined the Link Crew at TamHigh. Link Crew is an organization to help the freshmen and the students at school. I also joined the MUN club, International club, Asian club, Music club, Psych club, and the Sign Language club. I'm a type of person who loves to make friends and get involve in a big group with different types of kids and their own characters. I got 4.0 for my GPA and I was so surprised and of course happy. I couldn't tell how happy I was when I got a mail from school that I got into the honors roll. I got straight A's on my sophomore year and straight A's again on my junior year. Thanks to my family who always support me and thanks to my friends who always cheer me up, especially my international sheltered friends! Love y'll <3

Pictures include:
Marlen Arely Orellana (IG: maluu_orellana)
Cristy De Sousa Pontes (IG: cristysousapontes)
Elli Goldberg (IG: elligoldberg)
Paul Zoeller (IG: paulzo13)
Stephanie Chen (IG: scscstephanie)
Kohki Ito (IG: kohkiito)
Daisy Victoriano (IG: daisy_victoriano)
Rachel Kochhar
JaeHo Choi
Kana Goto
Claire Talkoff
Jessica Hudson
and the Frosh!