Welcome to the Second Issue of The Dragon’s Journal!
We are a group of homeschooled students living in central Ohio who are pursuing journalism as an educational project. In this issue, we introduce a new feature: The Podium, a section that invites multiple writers to weigh in on a new topic each month. We hope you enjoy this month’s debate and that you consider writing a response for next issue!
New contributors this month:
— The members of The Dragon’s Journal project.
In this Issue:
Polling in the United States – by Meshach M.
The strengths and weaknesses of a powerful political tool
Indivisible and the Affordable Care Act by Aaron M.
An attempt to get Rep. Pat Tiberi to listen to local concerns about changes in the Affordable Care Act
Rejection by Meshach M.
The End of the World, or Not by Aaron M.
Fiction… or not.
Odysseus and the Siren Advertising Co. by Quinn P. and Devan P.
An entertaining social commentary using characters from Greek myths in modern times
The 39 Steps: A Review by Aaron M.
Watching one of Hitchcock’s earliest thrillers is a real treat.
Aloo Masala by Daksha L.
Potatoes in India
Germinating Seeds by Marisa T.
How to successfully start your garden plants inside your house
Repurposing – The Story of the 3D Printer by Elizabeth S.
The invention of the 3D wonder
Medieval Swords by Quinn P.
The design, forging process, and use of these mighty weapons
The Lost Boys of Sudan by Edee M.
The incredible story of refugees escaping from the Sudanese civil war
Advantages and Disadvantages of Electricity Sources by Devan P.
A break down of the current systems used to generate electricity
Straws are Tubular by Lucy C.-R.
Have you ever wondered why we drink out of straws?
Benefits of Pets by Claire M.
Sure, they are cute and cuddly. But they may be giving you much more than affection.
Why does Architecture Look the Way it Does? by Aaron M.
A look at the ways that American architecture has changed from the 1880’s to the present day.
Skunks Everywhere by Gabo C.-R.
Numerous neighborhood sightings and some consequences
The State of Our Nation by Meshach M.
The recent political change and the reactions it has spawned are unprecedented.
Our writers weigh in on the question: What Pets are Best?
Ninja Fish #2 by Violet M.
The next installment of our favorite aquatic librarian superhero
Why is There a Pi Day? by Claire M.
A whimsical take on a day that combines pastry and math
Puzzles and Games: