The Monolith

By: Ariana Bachman and Destiny Rodriguez

The Monolith

Ariana and I were going on our normal adventures, trying to figure out what to do for our next report. That was when we came across a rather unusual sighting… here are our journal entries:

Day One
An unusual sight came to us just today. It was almost like a long thin block. It was a shiny jet black. With further research, it has come to a conclusion that this weird object is called a monolith. A monolith is a great stone block that represents change or evolution. In the Space Odyssey: 2001 the monolith was created by aliens to help mankind through the years by giving them technology to help them. Today the monolith presented itself to us. We still haven’t figured out what this monolith has done. Whether it has made us smarter like it did in the Space Odyssey: 2001 with the apes, or it has given us a new tool to use like HAL 9000 the computer in the Space Odyssey: 2001.

Day Two
There has not been any sight of the monolith since we first saw it yesterday. But, Ariana and I have theorized that the monolith helped bears in the wild be more efficient in finding food that is NOT human flesh considering the bear that raided our tent was not about to eat us. We have not been in contact with anyone yet. Ariana is trying to set up our wireless radio system so that we are able to hear what is going on in the real world. We miss our friends…

Day Three
Still no monolith. It could be years before another one comes. We have gone days without water and food. Destiny is not doing well. The woods can be a strange place at night…

Day Four
No monolith, but Ariana and I have seen a rare sighting… I’ll just let her explain…-
Around a bay, we found tons of glass where the first monolith stood. The glass was made from sand heated to about 3,200 degrees fahrenheit. Because we are in the wilderness, that temperature could only be achieved by supernatural heat. So, we think that aliens came to the same spot the monolith was to take it away or check on us or if it was there. Creepy, but cool.
Day Five
Nothing. There hasn’t been any sightings of aliens or monoliths. But we are glad to have share our sightings with everyone.

-Destiny Rodriguez
Ariana Bachman


By: Jimei & Makayla 

     Do mermaids really exists? If they do exist are they who we think they are? Are they really half human and half fish or do they look completely different from our expectations? Read on to understand why mermaids cannot exist.  
     To begin with, here are three reasons why mermaids cannot physically exist. One of them would be mermaids will have a hard time with reproducing or may not even have a reproductive system. Without the reproductive system even if they do exist they will go extinct. 
     Another reason is mermaids would be constipated. They cannot get rid of their waste, Fishes release their waste through their grills but mermaids have a human top which do not have grills.
     Also they could freeze to death. Sure, there are areas of the ocean that are above 70 degrees (on the surface). Assuming mermaids would want to live out in the bottom of the ocean, it’s  just too cold for them. For example, if you go down a couple meters, water temperature drops dramatically.

     To wrap it all up, mermaids cannot physically exist. The reasons are that they would have a hard time reproducing, they would be constipated, and they could freeze to death. Even though they cannot physically exist, but they can exist mentally inside our imaginations. Maybe in the future when glaciers melt, we will evolve into the mermaids of our imagination.