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Podcast 1 // Bella, Andrew, Kristina, Kevin

All of our group members were present for this podcast. During this podcast we discussed the first four chapters of the book and the introduction section. We just basically discussed each chapter and talked about the key points. We also talked about the writing style of this book and said that maybe we should of read this book in the first week of class. We did this by having a pre discussion and writing things a white board. By doing this we got all of our thoughts out and were able to have a smoother conversation. We didn't have any points of conflict or disagreement during this discussion. The only real question that came up was the question "is there a such thing as a good sample?" We hope you enjoy.

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E1U6 Mini Proyecto, Brendan

Person - ¡Hola! ¿Qué pasa?

Brendan - Yo vistar Malaga, Spain

Person - En serio? Qué tiempo hace en Málaga

Brendan - Tiempo es muy lluvioso

Person - Qué hiciste allí

Brendan - Yo fuimos la playa y yo cenamos en El Meson de Cervantes.

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Person - ¿Puedo ir la próxima vez

Brendan - Si, si tu tener el dinero, nosotros visitar Museo Picasso Málaga

Person - Yo amor meseo!

Brendan - Nosotros poder  jugamos golf en Costa del Sol.Image result for Costa del sol

Person - Yo no haga golf, but yo querer aprender cómo jugar.

Brendan - Golf es no el solamente cosa tu poder hacer.

Brendan - Tu puedo ir la playa, museo, turismo, bicicleta gira, y compras

De Verdad yo aun no ha ese tu puedo hacer todo lo que.

Person - Adiós, bonito hablando a tu.

Brendan - Vale

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E1U6 Mini-Proyecto: Andora, Leah, Turbo, and Ashton

Leah: ¡Hola!

Andora: ¡Hola!

Turbo: ¡Hola!

Leah: ¿De dónde esta?

Turbo: Esta en Madrid.

Andora: Esta en Trinidad.

Leah: ¿En serio? ¿Trinidad, Cuba? ¿Madrid? Esta en mi casa.

Andora: ¡Ay, díos mío! !Tú casa es muy aburrido!

Leah: Tú muy suerte Andora.

Turbo: ¿Que es especial en Trinidad?

Andora: ¿Què? Muy es especial en Trinidad.

Andora: Trinidad hay nueve centro comercials.

Leah: ¿¡Hay nueve?! *desmayos*

Andora: Sí.

Turbo: Ok. Madrid es todavía mayor

Andora: ¡Mentira! Trinidad hay cinco playas.

Turbo: ¿Así? Trinidad no hay supermercados.

Leah: ¿En serio? No hay supermercados.

Andora: Espera. Hay muy restaurantes almorzar y cenar.

Turbo: Trinidad no hay hoteles.

Andora: ¡Mentira! Hay dieciocho hoteles en Trinidad.

Leah: ¡No me digas!

Andora: Sí. Ven aquí por favor en pasear la calle.

Leah: ¡Qué chévere!

Turbo: ¿Cómo?

Leah: Me gusta pasear la calle y visitar a el teatro.

Andora: ¡Mira!

Turbo: Jajaja La casa menor.

Andora: Los edificios muy antiguo y intrigante.

Leah: Sí. Muy intrigante.

Ashton: ¡Hola! Y Cálmate Turbo. Trinidad es hermoso.

Turbo: ¿Por qué?

Ashton: Me gusta sacar fotos y probar la comida.

Leah: Espera. ¿Dónde estás?

Ashton: Estoy en Trinidad.

Andora: ¿En serio?

Leah: ¿En serio?

Turbo: ¿En serio?

Ashton: Sí. Jajajaja

Ashton: ¿Qué vas a hacer mañana?

Leah:  Voy a Trinidad.

Andora: Debes visitar nosotros.

Ashton: Sí.

Turbo: Ugf
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"How To Lie With Statistics" PODCAST #1

​Here is our first podcast discussing our observations and opinions on the first three chapters of Darrell Huff's How To Lie With Statistics. 

Speakers: Eamon Kelly and William Derry

The topics that we tackled in this first podcast include...
- Examples of lies with Statistics
- Reasons why people choose to deceive / history
- Structure of the text

No big arguments were started in the discussion, but we did ask for each other's opinions on the topics we were talking about. Two main questions came up toward the end of the podcast:

1) Are we or will we be guilty of using the same tactics used in the book for our personal careers?

2) How will Huff continue to keep us engaged for the rest of the book?

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Science Of Laughter

For my 5 minutes of science, I decided to focus on laughter. Laughter is commonly associated with the frontal lobe and other unspecified regions of the brain that control emotional, cognitive, and motor responses. Laughter unlike talking or breathing, causes the body to lose air instead of bringing it in at timed intervals, hence the praise, "Dying of Laughter." There are not a lot of studies done on laughter. It is known to be something that is common in most mammals such as primates, rats, and famously hyenas, and is thought of as primitive and mating call-like. In the social aspect of laughter, you are more likely to laugh in a group of friends than you are by yourself. This doesn't mean it is all good laughter. There are two kinds of laughter known as Posed and Real laughter. Posed laughter is known more in social situations as a sign of understanding and engagement, while real laughter, also known as "helpless" laughter, is commonly associated with the response from tickling. This brings us to the stress relief part of laughter. Tickling is one of the most stressful physical acts that can be exerted on the body by another person; laughter is the only way to cause the body to not go into complete panic mode. Robert Levenson did a study at Berkeley College that involved couples being asked stressful questions. It was found that couples who laughed more during the experiment controlled their stress levels more than the couples that did not. 
The reason I chose this topic is because I am someone who laughs way more than I should and I wanted to know why. I found that I do to tend to laugh more when I'm trying to rid myself of a stressful situation. Also as a kid I would have long fits of erratic laughter where I couldn't stop, and didn't know what I was particularly laughing at. Maybe I was a very stressed 7 year old or maybe my frontal lobe was very active, either way it would being a satisfying solution. 

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SLA Poetry Team Wins East Division!

By Otter Jung-Allen

​Congratulations to SLA's Slam League poetry team for winning the East Division this past Friday! After five weeks of competition, SLA has beaten teams such as Strawberry Mansion, Mastery Lenfest, and Cristo Rey. SLA has earned the right to skip semifinals and the first round of Championships! We are on our way to another citywide championship! Props to all of the poets who touched stage this season and have worked hard to create a safe space for all Philadelphia's youth writers.

Make sure to save the date for March 27, our final showcase before Slam League Championships. More details to come! 

And remember: you can't spell SLAY without S-L-A!
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E1 U6 Spanish assignment

(Text conversation)​

Sean : Hola charles! Que tal!

Charles : Hola Sean! Asi asi y tu?

Sean : Mas y menos. Donde esta tú hoy?

Charles : Soy Ecuador!

Charles : me puedo esta fin de semana

Sean : Bien! A donde vas en Ecuador?

Charles: Soy Manta, Manta Ecuador

Sean: es basante?

Charles : Mucho

Sean: es Calor?

Charles: Mucho

Sean : Poder los fotos?

Charles : Si! Un  momento.

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Charles: Sé justo!

Sean: visito los museos o attraciones?

Charles : Si, quieres ver?

Sean: Si!

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Sean: el edificio es muy alto!

Charles : Si! Ecuador es muy divertido!

Sean : mas?

Charles: Si, uno mas!

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Sean: Que es eso?

Charles: Es el resturante!

Sean: Como es la comida?

Charles: muy delisioso!

Sean: mmmm Tengo hambre!!!

Charles: jajaja

Sean: mi telefono es uno percento!

Charles: Tu tengo el Cargador?

Sean: Si, estoy casi alli!

Charles: Sean?

Charles: Sean?

Charles: mucho comida for me jajaja!
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My group and I decided to choose Madrid, Spain!

Meymey Seng (its_me_mey) posted pictures of where she visited while in Madrid. She posted pictures of a beach and a museum where her two friends Tyreek Speedwell (reek.__) and Salsabeel Elbakhadaoui (_bell_14) has a conversation. 
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E1U8 Leo, Marcin, Julia

Barcelona, Spain

Marcin: ¡Hola amigos! ¿Qué vas a hacer después?

Leo: Voy a estar de vago. ¿Y tú Marcin?

Marcin: ¡Voy a viajar!

Julia: ¿Adonde vas?

Marcin: Barcelona, España. ¿Y tú, Julia? ¿Qué vas a hacer después?

Julia: Voy a ver las atracciones.

Marcin: ¡Qué interesante! Hay muchos museos en Barcelona.

Leo: ¿Qué vas a hacer mañana?

Marcin: Estar de vago.

Julia: Hay un jugar de fútbol después. ¿Quierés ir?

Leo: ¡Claro qué sí!

Marcin: ¡Absolutamente!

Leo: ¿Cómo llegamos allí?

Julia: ¿Por tren?

Marcin: Sí. ¿Dónde está un estación de tren?

Leo: Carrer del Rector Triadó. En Avenue de Roma.

Julia: ¿Qué es el estadio de fútbol?

Leo: Camp Nou.

Marcin: ¿A qué hora es que en?

Leo: Son las dos en punto.

Julia: ¿Qué debemos usar?

Leo: ¿Jerseys, posiblemente?

Julia: Bueno. Qué bueno Yo recéin compré un jersey.

Marcin: ¿Que hora son?

Julia: Son las doce y media.

Leo: Bueno, nosotros tenemos hora. ¿Qué ustedes querer algo mientras nosotros espera?

Marcin: Tengo hambre. ¿Tienen almorzar conmigo?

Leo: Seguro. ¿Dónde está el restaurante más cercana?

Julia: Él está tres manzanas desde aquí.

Leo: Bueno ¡Vamos!

(Cuarto horas más tarde)

Julia: Eso estar divertido. ¿Debemos pasar con cada otro mañana?

Marcin: ¡Claro qué sí! Nosotros debemos pasar con cada otro más frecuentemente.

Leo: Yo esto de acuerdo. Nosotros debemos absolutamente. ¡Hasta luego!

Julia and Marcin: ¡Hasta luego! ¡Adios!

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San Jose - Cynthia, Alyssa, Jimmy, Amelia

In our group we've decided to go to San Jose, Costa Rica! 
Alyssa (Alyssa Eastwood) posted a facebook picture of a beautiful view of a city that she desperately wanted to visit with her friend Amelia (Alexa Peach) and was wondering what the place was. A friend later on comments under the picture telling the girls that this is San Jose! She continues providing them amazing resourceful information about the island because she has touring job there and have been to Costa Rica multiple times. Alyssa's picture certainly got around, considering she got a few other comments from people that were interested in going, as well! 
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