On October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire upon citizens during a Las Vegas concert. He was at the Mandalay Bay hotel when he began his reign, ending it by killing himself.
The exact reason why Stephen Paddock did this is unknown and investigations are still underway including some to find out if he was mentally ill. Marilou Danley, the shooter’s girlfriend has denied any accusations that she knew anything of the massacre before it happened. Only about four percent of violent acts that occur are caused by people with mental illnesses but it is still in question.
Since no psychiatric tests can be conducted because of his death, any answers to that cannot be proven one hundred percent accurate however they say they can try with any information of his past. Any accusations of his mental state during the shooting are unknown since no one has yet to speak out about knowing of this beforehand. Fox News says, “Anything short of such an examination is necessarily speculative. The fact is the vast majority of those diagnosed with psychiatric disorders do NOT commit violent acts, and only about four percent of the violence in the U.S. can be attributed to those diagnosed with mental illness.”
It was discovered that Paddock was given a prescription of Diazepam which could point to signs of untreated high anxiety but could also just mean anything from muscle spasms to mild anxiety. One thing that is clear though is that he had planned out this attack very thoroughly which lead some to say that this careful planning does not necessarily mean he was thinking clearly but that he could very well have a psychotic disorder.
Stephen Paddock hurt hundreds of people with his shooting spree. His mental stability is still under investigation but it will not change the victim’s lives. It is estimated that the range of age was about 20 to 67 of the victims. Hopefully, more answers will surface as to what was wrong with Paddock and why he would do this.
cool pizza box chair project! - september 21, 2017
STEM students have recently begun making chairs made of pizza boxes and any type of adhesive they wish to use. The chairs must support everyone in the group's individual weight, but for extra credit the chairs must support Mr. Eisenbraun’s weight (about 180lbs). However, the students can use only a maximum of six whole pizza boxes of any size. They will be working in groups of 2-3 other students who work with them to come up with a design and help build the chair.
The chairs must be completed by Thursday, September 21 where they will be shown at Jr. STEM. There, sixth graders will see them and be able to learn how to design their own. A group of seventh graders will be there as well to show them what they have made. However, they not only have to design a chair but also make a design brief, a decision matrix, and a presentation that shows the steps made into building the chair.
STEM students have used many skills into designing and building a chair made entirely of pizza boxes. By September 21, all of the students should be able to present their chairs at the Junior STEM meeting.
the origin of april fools day - april 4, 2017
April fools day has been celebrated for hundreds of years. The way April fools day started still remains a mystery. Historians believe that in the 1500s france switched calendars and some people didn't get the news intime, so they were in january instead of april. These people had been called April fools and had paper fishes taped to their back as a sign they were a very gullible person, and had fallen for a prank.
Many years later, these pranks are still done on each other. The pranks have gotten better over the time being and many TV networks, radio stations and news stations are following along with these pranks. Stated by History.com “In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees; numerous viewers were fooled”.
April fools day is a day enjoyed by many and is a time for families and friends to prank each other. These pranks have scaled up over the years and have gotten better since the whole calendar incident in the 1500s. What would happen if April fools day never started?