Tuesday, April 15, 2008

biology- Obama Speech

Marquicha Greene
April 9, 2008

Obama Race Speech
Today in biology class we watched the Obama speech. While watching the speech I realized that this could be related to the stuff we was learning in biology. I realized that this was in fact related to the Race Real website that we was on just a few minutes early.
As Obama stated about “playing the race card” we are ninety-nine percent alike. Furthermore on the Race real website we learned that there is not one characteristic, trait or gene distinguishes all members of one so-called race from of all members of another so-called race. In addition to that when the U.S was founded equality was a racial new idea. The concept of race helped explain why some people could be denied the rights and freedom that others took for granted.
In conclusion I say that “Race” is a subject that shouldn’t be formed based on the physical appearance of a person. As a matter of fact race shouldn’t really be consider at all. I ay this because no matter how a person looks because no matter how we look we still have the same genetic makeup.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Gene Mutations

A gene mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene. One type of gene mutation is deletion. A deletion changes the number of DNA bases by removing a piece of DNA. Small deletions may remove one or a few base pairs within a gene, while larger deletions can remove an entire gene or several neighboring genes. The deleted DNA may alter the function of the resulting protein(s). Such changes in genes and proteins control why your hair might be curly rather than straight, how tall you are, and why you might be at risk for developing cancer. Cancer, for example, can occur because one or more of your body's proteins are not acting correctly. They tell your cells to do things they normally wouldn't do — like multiply out of control. One specific type of cancer is Skin Cancer. Skin cancer is the cancer that forms in the tissues. There are several different types of skin cancer. Skin cancer that forms in melanocytes (skin cells that make pigment) is called melanoma. Most skin cancers form in older people on parts of the body exposed to the sun or in people who have weakened immune systems.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Topic Essay

Marquicha Greene
January 10, 2008

Topic Essay

My topic is basically on how women fashion changed in the 1920s. I choose this topic because I wanted to do a project that interested me. Another reason I choose this topic is because I thought it would be fun and I could learn something at the same time.

During the early 1920s women gained the right to vote. This event played a major role in the fashion change. They felt as though they could show their power or freedom by changing their clothes. For years women basically hid their body with long dresses and other forms of clothing, but from the things that were changing such as voting and working on their own they no longer felt this way they felt as though they should dress, as they wanted.

Women no longer wore dresses that came to their ankles. Dresses were designed shorter and women even cut their hair into ‘Bobs’. A Bob was a short hair cut that originated in Paris.

Another reason way fashion change was because women no longer worked only in the house. Many more women were going out getting and getting jobs. They no longer depended on their husband to bring in the money. So to show independency they started dresses as working women and not housewives.

In conclusion women fashion changed in the early 20s because of many reasons. Most of the changes occurred from the pervious times such as women voting and working. I think that in the long run women changed for the better.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Marquicha Greene
November 26,2007


“Freedom of religion is a guarantee by a government for freedom of belief for individuals and freedom of worship for individuals and groups. It is generally recognized to also include the freedom not to follow any religion. Freedom of religion is considered by many in many nations and people to be a fundamental human right. [1]”

In my opinion this statement is true. I believe that people can and should follow religions that they believe in. But at the same time I believe that religion should and shouldn’t be practiced in school. For instance people shouldn’t wear shirts that’s states something like “being Christian is wrong.” Furthermore people who wear Yakima’s and hajibs should be allowed.

[1] ^ Derek H. Davis - The Evolution of Religious Liberty as a Universal Human Right. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.