Author: Crystal Dalene

  • Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

    CBS News gives us the “Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony“. In their article, it shows pictures of the opening ceremony put on to start the 2020 Summer Olympics. They delayed the Olympics for one year as the world dealt with the Coronavirus. The pictures showcase some of the country teams that entered, the dancing, and the […]

  • Insulin Discovered, Diabetics Rejoice

    Insulin Discovered, Diabetics Rejoice

    100 years ago, on July 27, 1921, two scientists isolated the hormone insulin. This would go on to allow thousands of people to live long and fairly normal lives. While John Macleod directed, Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered and isolated insulin at the University of Toronto. For years, people have considered diabetes a fatal […]

  • Congress Committee Begins Questioning

    Congress Committee Begins Questioning

    ABC News tells about how “As Jan. 6 probe begins, Dem vows: ‘We have to get it right’“. Democrat Bennie Thompson from Mississippi leads the committee. They decided to start by questioning the police officers and security guards. Since many know Thompson has an even personality, they hope that this will help in this controversial […]

  • First Cross Country Trip Completed

    First Cross Country Trip Completed

    While a cross country trip in a car may be a normal summer vacation these days, slightly over a hundred years ago, no one thought to do it. In fact, the first-ever cross-country trip ended on July 26, 1903, when two men and a dog drove into New York City after 63 days on the […]

  • The New Federal Holiday – Juneteenth

    The New Federal Holiday – Juneteenth

    If you know the reason for Juneteenth, raise your hand. Unless you come from Texas I would bet most of you, like me, have no clue what Juneteenth was all about. In fact, though I had heard the name, I had never actually learned the reason behind it, until this last weekend. When President Joe […]

  • The Hidden Door – The Note

    The Hidden Door – The Note

    “Caden owns the castle!” I said sitting straight up in bed, before giggling at waking up still thinking about what he said. Then I thought out loud, “Did I really hear that or did I dream it?” All while I dressed, I kept going over the night before trying to separate reality from dreams. I […]

  • I Hate Lies, Especially in the News

    I Hate Lies, Especially in the News

    There are many types of ways to lie. You can straight out lie where nothing you say includes the truth. You can tell a half-truth, where only half of what you say includes truth. Also, you can also say nothing and lie by omission. All of the lies have consequences. It’s even worse when lies […]

  • The Peanut Crime – A Story of Deadly Food

    The Peanut Crime – A Story of Deadly Food

    By April 2009, 714 people across 46 states had been diagnosed with salmonella. Nine people died from it or in connection to it. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that peanuts spread the disease. Specifically, the peanuts came from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in Georgia […]

  • The Hidden Door – Another Full Moon

    The Hidden Door – Another Full Moon

    Another full moon night finally arrived. I went down to wait about 20 minutes before 10 at night. Again the moonlight cast the entry hall in an eerie light. I turned to the picture of the castle. The moon did not reach it yet and it looked normal. As I watched the moonlight creep over […]

  • Hate the Driving Test? Blame Britain

    Hate the Driving Test? Blame Britain

    Starting on June 1, 1935, in the United Kingdom, everyone had to pass a driving test in order to drive cars on the roads. The government created this test to lower fatality rates of car accidents. Before 1935 about 7,000 people died due to car accidents each year. After the mandatory driving tests, the fatality […]