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Doctors Shouldn’t Give You Shots!

201312 Denny_MS_flier_croppedDenny International Middle School partnered with The Seattle Public Library and other local organizations to publish student writing in the community.  This is one of the best expository essays submitted:

Doctors Shouldn’t Give You Shots

Do you hate shots?  I do.  If my mom or dad tells me it’s time to go to the doctor I won’t even get in the car.  I don’t think doctors should give you shots at all.  When I think about shots I just think about needles all around me.  They hurt, they are scary, and they have other substitutes for them!  Doctors just shouldn’t give you shots.

One reason doctors shouldn’t give you shots is because they hurt.  Specifically, it’s like they are stabbing you with a tiny knife!  I mean, no one really wants to be stabbed!  This shows that doctors shouldn’t give you a shot because they hurt.

Similar to the fact that shots hurt, they are also very scary.  What I mean is that they are piercing your flesh with a tiny knife and injecting stuff into you!  Scary, right?  And gross!  For example, I have to get surgery in January for my teeth and they are going to give me a shot in my elbow to make me pass out.  Also, I don’t understand why they call them shots.  That is literally like getting shot with a gun!  I mean that just makes it even scarier!  This proves that shots are scary and doctors shouldn’t give you them.

My final reason that doctors shouldn’t give you shots is because they have substitutes.  To illustrate, they have other things they can give you, like nasal spray.  And with all of today’s modern medicine they should be able to give you pills, right?  For example, my friend went to the doctor and he got nasal spray instead of a shot.  This proves that doctors shouldn’t give you shots and should give you nasal spray or pills.

In conclusion, doctors shouldn’t give you shots because they hurt, they are scary, and they have substitutes.  So next time you go get a shot tell your doctor about this and maybe they will stop giving you shots and start giving you a spray or a pill.

–Natalie, Southwest, Teen Blogger

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D.I.M.S. Authors and Scholars: Elephants

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Denny International Middle School partnered with The Seattle Public Library and other local organizations to publish student writing in the community.  This is one of the best expository essays submitted:

Elephants

Did you know that wooly mammoths and elephants are related?  Ever since a few years ago, when I symbolically adopted an elephant from Africa, elephants have always been important to me.  We need to save elephants, because they are amazing, in danger, and it’s our fault.  Elephants should be saved.

One reason why elephants should be saved is because they are amazing, beautiful creatures.  What I mean is, imagine them walking across a wide open space with their herd, and happily playing in the water with their trunks.  Awesome!  This shows that elephants are amazing, because almost no other animal has a trunk like an elephant.  This is why elephants are amazing.

However, not only are elephants amazing, but also elephants should be saved because they are in danger.  In particular, according to an internet research, there are only about 60,000 African elephants left in the world.  This proves that elephants are in danger, because there aren’t as many as there used to be.  This is why elephants are in danger.

Third, and perhaps the most important reason that we need to help elephants, is because it’s our fault they are in danger.  For instance, poachers have killed many elephants over the years.  This is evidence that shows how humans have killed and are responsible for the loss of many elephants.  Elephants are in danger because it is our fault.

In conclusion, elephants are amazing creatures, they are in danger, and it is our fault.  Elephants need to be helped.  I bet the next time you think of elephants, you will be a bit sympathetic for them.

–Casey, Southwest, Teen Blogger

D.I.M.S. Authors and Scholars: Zombies

201312 Denny_MS_flier_croppedDenny International Middle School is partnering with The Seattle Public Library and other local organizations to publish student writing in the community.  This is one of the best expository essays submitted:

Zombies

Imagine yourself, running away from flesh-hungry, man-eating zombies. Do you know what to do? Do you know where to go? Of course you don’t. The monsters are fictional. But if there were to be a zombie outbreak sometime, here are a few steps to survive. First things first, you’re going to need a safe house/shelter. Also, you’re going to need LOTS of food. And last but not least, you’re going to need to learn how to defend yourself.

The first step into surviving a zombie apocalypse is to have a safe house or shelter. A safe house is a “zombie-proof” shelter. Try to make it so that no zombies can get in. Shelter is an essential need in surviving, well, anything! An important thing to keep in mind is that you need a shelter that you can fortify. Like fencing, or maybe even something like a guard tower. You will also need to board all of your windows; mostly the ones on the ground floor. And if you’re going to try and be a “hero” and try to rescue other survivors, make sure there’s enough room in your safe house to house them. These are a few tips into finding or creating a safe house. Continue reading