• The Aztec were an overlooked civilization. Their brutal traditions of human sacrifice overshadowed many of their endearing qualities. People usually consider the Aztec to be a violent, bloodthirsty, and malevolent

  • Word! The ocean is in serious trouble and it’s all our fault. There is an entire world under the sea and we are ruining it. The ocean is so important to earth and if we destroy it I don’t think mother nature will be too happy. Don’t quote me on this but my aunt told be about how mass fish farming is pumping tons of icky chemicals into the ocean. I…[Read more]

  • Your topic is extremely important. So many people don’t realize the harm they are doing to the environment by choosing to eat meat. It is truly one of the most terrible things we are doing to our plant. Human and earth sustainability does not include industrial meat farming. I don’t know if this would help or not but food that goes uneaten…[Read more]

  • The Aztecs believed that every 52 years, one full cycle of their solar year, the world would end and in order to prevent that from happening they preformed Toxhiuhmolpilia, the New Fire Ceremony. They considered

    • Andreas, what an interested topic you’ve picked. I really enjoyed reading about the Aztec culture. The idea that the Aztecs believed the world would end was always known to me. But, I didn’t know they tried to prevent the world from ending. That ceremony seemed intense and their beliefs as well. I would love to hear more about it thanks for sharing

    • Andres,
      Your topic is very interesting and I really like it. I enjoyed how you told about the ceremony one full cycle of the solar year. I have learned a lot from this little bit that you have posted and I can’t wait til I get to read more about it.

    • Your paper is on a really intresting topic, it was something that I never knew existed and it was cool learning about something that so central to a group of people i don’t know much about. It will be fun to see where you go with this paper, good luck dr.dre

    • Hey, sweet stuff you got here, definitely a lot more interesting and epic than most of the research papers out there… literally. I’ve never even heard of this crazy fire ceremony stuff, but learning about it makes me really glad that I wasn’t born at this time in an area ruled by the Aztecs, because they’re psycho and I don’t think I would have survived. Hearing about gruesome sacrifices really makes a person respect the little things in life, like microwavable pancakes and faucets. But seriously, I’ve never heard of this and look forward to learning more about it.

    • Toxhiuhmolpilia is something that I have never heard of before, and is quite an interesting aspect of the Aztec culture. I really enjoyed reading about how their beliefs on the world were displayed, like this ritual that is held in order to prevent the world from ending. The description you have is very detailed and very alluring to any kind of reader. Well done!

    • Andreas, this is a very unique topic, and I hadn’t heard of it previously. I enjoyed reading of you research on the Aztec rituals and culture; I enjoyed learning how the Aztecs attempted to prevent the end of the world. I look forward to reading more on this subject.

    • This was a wild ride from start to finish. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I should have predicted the human sacrifice. This paper was very informative and had a lot of words I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce and I’m into it. Thanks for teaching me something new.

  • I’ve never thought of the viking’s influence on the things you mentioned. It’s very interesting and there is a lot to be said about vikings as a whole. I think you picked an awesome topic to research. Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton is a more realistic version of the story Beowulf. Crichton does a really good job of giving an accurate…[Read more]

  • I couldn’t agree more. Industrial meat farming is truly a terrible thing. They are pumping out massive amounts of nasty meat that Americans blindly devouring and it’s wrecking the environment at the same time. I think the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Foer would really help you out with your research. It talks about the tole industrial farming…[Read more]

  • The Aztec were an ancient Mesoamerican civilization in today’s central Mexico. They lived in the 14th to 16th century. They called themselves the Mexica. Their capital was called Tenochtitlan. Much of their

    • I thought it was interesting that the Spanish conquistadors managed to wipe out such a huge civilization.

    • I really like that you’re doing a paper on this. I feel like the Aztecs as a whole are briefly acknowledged in tenth grade history and then considered irrelevant for the rest of our time. Whereas in reality they have such a lasting influence on Latin American culture and will continue to do so.

    • Andreas,

      I find great value in wanting to learn about ancestry since the Aztec civilization is a part of the foundation of the Mexican culture now. Being Mexican American I have always been interested in our ancient civilizations and I got to learn a lot about them throughout my education. You mentioned the Spanish conquistador Cortez, how his army conquered the Aztecs, and possibly looking at the end of their empire. Do you think researching how such a strong empire was so easily conquered be interesting to look into?

  • Andreas wrote a new post, Meat 3 years, 7 months ago

    When people look at the meat they are about to eat, they don’t often think about where it came from. “Factory farming now accounts for more than 99 percent of all farmed animals raised and slaughtered in the

    • Youre right. Greenhouse gases are garbage! I really like meat but wish there was a better way to get it. Thanks for the info

    • I personally am a big fan of meat. But, you are right. Cattle and animals are treated poorly in response to higher demand for meat products along with a growing population. Hopefully there will be better methods of farming for meat in the future.

    • I appreciate you bringing up this topic for discussion. I think a big issue is that people don’t put together that the “food” on their plate comes from an intelligent and living being. I know I didn’t before I stopped eating meat. Factory farming is absolutely horrible, and I think the majority of people still believe that livestock is raised on open fields where they can roam freely. That’s just not the case anymore. Not only is meat detrimental to our planet, but it’s the topic killer in our nation as well.

  • I couldn’t agree with you more! Bed nets are the key to reducing malaria and the more people know about it the more we can accomplish. I love the fact that you brought up people not even knowing what it is like feel unsafe asleep. We take it for granted. There is no excuse for us to not help the cause by providing bed nets. I found this article…[Read more]

  • Andreas commented on the post, GMO 3 years, 8 months ago

    I’ve always thought of GMOs a bad. You’ve made me realize that there isn’t anything really that bad about them. I read this article about organic and GMO harmony in New Zealand. It might give you some good info. Good luck with your paper. GMO education is much needed the times we are living in.

  • Andreas commented on the post, Shells 3 years, 8 months ago

    I love this poem! It’s got great rhythm and imagery. I’ve never thought of a shell like a human but, like your prom says, there are a lot. If you are really interested in shells you might like the book Lord of The Flies. The book is pretty dark and intense but there is an important focus on one shell. It also looks at social behaviors in a…[Read more]

  • This sounds like a very interesting research paper. I personally think that you should focus more on the technical parts. I’m taking film studies right now and we are learning about all that stuff and I’m honestly surprised by all the different techniques used in film. There is a ton of really cool stuff that editors, writers, composers,…[Read more]

  • Sleep is such an important topic, especially because people are sacrificing a lot of sleep these days to get things done. We are sort of brushing it aside because people don’t know why we need sleep. Information of why we need sleep needs to be more present in society so that a good nights rest is more highly valued. I thought you might like this…[Read more]

  • I completely agree with you. We all deserve the right to know what we are consuming. I’m reading a book right now about industrial farming and especially about where our meat comes from. Some of the stuff is shocking and honestly terrifying. If you are interested in this topic you might want to do a little research on it. People today eat and eat…[Read more]

  • I agree with you that more realistic toy guns are a step in the wrong direction. However I wold have to disagree with you on the fact that all toy guns should be considered bad. One of my greatest joys as a child was having Nerf gun battles with my friends and family. I would’t never want to take that away from anyone. As far as safety goes,…[Read more]

  • Andreas commented on the post, Serendipity 3 years, 10 months ago

    That is a way cool experience. I remember my first encounter with the word serendipitous. It was from the movie Hot Rod. Dave says, “Oh, man, it’s totally serendipitous.” He says it under rather funny circumstances but I won’t go into details. That has always been one of my favorite lines from the movie even though I didn’t even know what…[Read more]

  • I’ve always accepted the fact that milk is a healthy drink. I drink milk every day. It tastes good and I’ve never thought twice about it. Turns out that milk could be bad for you. According to ProCon, some

  • Wow… Hearing about that really makes me want to help Mexico out with the issues you talked about. Some people, I won’t name names, think that we should separate ourselves from Mexico by doing things like building a wall. I think Mexico is our friend and what ever hurts them, like the cartel, also hurts us.

  • I don’t know if this is true or not but I heard that serial killers lack empathy. It seems like you are interested in empathy so I though that that might be something you would want look up sometime. Again, I’m

  • There are 2,266 endangered species on this earth as of 9/13/16 (fws.gov). That’s a pretty big number if you ask me. We need to protect the animals of this earth. In my humble opinion, other animals have an equal

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