Death Biostatic

Monocultures and Drug Patents

For our second Milestone in our Food for Thought class, we were asked to look at an issue through the lens of monocultures of the mind. I chose the conflict between Bayer and Natco over Bayer’s drug Nexavar and the compulsory license given by the Indian government to allow Natco to create a generic version …

Apricots and Family Food

Apricots and Family Food

For our new English/History class, we are taking a course called Food for Thought. The first unit is on life. We looked at why and how agrarian societies began, the environmental and social impacts of agriculture, and how domestication changed the lives of the hunter-gatherers. For the first unit we were assigned an interview with …

Global Warming Forecast Presentation

Global Warming Forecast Presentation

For our final Water Milestone, we were asked to take data given by the Hadley Center for¬†Climate Prediction and Research of their average month temperature from 1850-2010 ¬†and analyze it to predict when the global temperature would raise 3 degrees Celsius. The calculations we did with a 95% confidence bound led us to believe that …

Nicaragua's Forests

Cooperation Country Profile

For our final unit of the MDGs and You class we looked at MDGs seven and eight: 7. Ensure environmental sustainability. 8. Develop a global partnership for development. My assignment was to create a country profile and a chart. The country profile I created focuses on MDG seven in Nicaragua and the work they have …

Data

Contaminated Water Lab Report

For the second Milestone of our Water class, we were asked to look at water contamination and the detrimental results it can have. I tested whether drinking water with Windex would be safe, and, naturally, found out that it was not. Introduction: Contaminated water is killing a huge portion of the population. Water is so …

Milestone Set Up

Water Cycle Lab Report

For our first Milestone in our math/science class Water, we set up a tank full of water with a beaker of ice and some aluminum foil to see if we could observe any parts of the water cycle. This experiment was kind of hard to do because of a lack of precision and measurement, but …

together

Health Action Plan

This week we looked at Millennium Development Goals four and six: 4. Reduce child mortality 6. Combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. I was asked to create an action plan and a photograph. My action plan focuses on HIV/AIDS in Chicago and creating a larger number of people being tested. My photograph …