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    Dear Y Camp family, One of the greatest feelings in life is when you’re laying in the cool grass looking up at a crystal clear sky with a million stars. Lighting bugs make the darkness sparkle and move. The night air unsullied and fresh, frogs croak, barn owls call back and forth to each other, and cicadas sing in the blackness. The moon casts shadows from the colossal hundred year old surrounding oak trees, your belly is filled with M&M’s and campfire cooked s 'mores. You can feel a sense of belonging in the mid summer air. Your closest friends surrounding you, and within the comfortable silence not a word is spoken but there is so much noise. The noise of the river 10 feet away, the warm breeze running through the trees and underbrush,…

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    Cicadas Camp Cornhusker, ‘the happiest place on earth’ as many people call it, including myself. There is so much to see and do, hiking in the thick bristled woods to hear the water crash at Angel's or Devil’s falls, to canoe at Lake Abel where the breeze gives a sense of freedom, and to be around a crazy group of staff members. As staff members, we do a lot of crazy things, for starters we work at a boy scout camp. But whether it’s staying up late to hug a windmill off of camp property of even…

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    Cicadas chirping. The sweltering heat and the sweetness of the tangerines. Her hands find their way across the ocean of blankets and rest on my feet. “What are you doing, weirdo?” She only grins and shrugs. “I dunno. Your feet smell nice, ya know?” “Ewww!” I’m giggling and I pull my feet away shyly. Cicadas chirping. Chloe’s dad brought over an electric fan from the attic. The current of air keeps the sweat off of my face. “You want to go downstairs? You do know that it’s colder down there,…

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    Mindy Weisberger in the article Cicadas are Coming! Brood VI After 17 Years writes about cicadas; why and how this happened. Weisberger supports her statement by explaining why and how the cicadas are coming back. During the summer the buzzing of cicadas is a familiar sound. They are annual visitors, but they have darker, red-eyed cousins that are seen much less frequently. The most important, Weisberger states that before the summer, the cicadas are coming after 17 years. They are the most…

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    Ding Research Paper

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    The Ding is a ritual vessel that was created in the Shang Dynasty and there are two shapes of the Ding which are round and rectangular. The round Ding has three legs while the rectangular one has four. The Ding also has a lid and two handles. The Ding was used for food or wine and it has the Taotie image on it and The Ding is associated with the power to rule. The sacrifice made in the Ding was both human and animal. The sacrifice was made to the ancestors and the gods because the Shang people…

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    tell slightly different stories, yet revolve around the same idea- be careful what you wish for. With the story of their love comes the story of fate, “Tithonus himself had a strange fate” (Hamilton 427). This myth would go on to explain how cicadas were made in a tragic love story. Aurora and Tithonus were in love, and, as all people in love, they wanted to be together forever. Aurora was the Goddess of Dawn, and with her title came power. With her power, she asked Zeus to turn Tithonus…

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    Life Is Worthwhile

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    Zhuangzi gives an example of this when discussing the advanced fishing skills of a Hunchback. In the anecdote, Confucius embarks upon a journey when he encounters the Hunchback, who is able to catch cicada with an elegant ease. Amazed at what he sees, Confucius asks the Hunchback how he is able to do such a task so profoundly and skillfully. The Hunchback replies, stating that it took months of diligent training; however, “No matter how huge heaven and earth, or how numerous the ten thousand…

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    Who Is Jean De La Fontaine

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    morals of his fables upto the reader, meaning that he does not manipulate his audience into thinking what he wants us to think, but rather, he lets the readers take from it, as they will. As opposed to Phaedrus, who incorporates morals either before or after his verse fables? Thus, as La Fontaine took inspiration from these two authors, he combines of both of their techniques; at times incorporating his morals somewhere in his fables and other times, he leaves the audience to decide for…

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    talks about nature and is written by Pablo Neruda. The poem “Sleeping in the Forest” also talks about nature and is written by Mary Oliver. These two poems contain many similarities and differences. “Ode to enchanted light” is a traditional poem and is shaped like a tree. “Sleeping in the Forest” is a free verse poem and is shaped like a river. There are two different alliterations in the traditional poem. In the first stanza, the words light, latticework, like, and leaf have the same “L” sound…

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    Mythbuster Experiment

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    They first took off its head and placed the pressure pad their and set up for the experiment with a fly. They constructed just a simple but sturdy board and hooked a single uncooked spaghetti noodle and glued the fly to it. Then Tory jumped on his bike and got in position. In order for this to work they wanted the bike to be at eighty five mph. He hit that and the pressure pad recorded to Grants computer and he got that fly at ten pounds of pressure. Next they used a Cicada with the same set…

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