Genre: Non Fiction

ANGELINA SONG

Wilson’s bird of paradise.  Most of you have never seen a Wilson’s bird of paradise. Learn about their mating rituals and looks.  Before we start, shall we look at “The things you should know if you’re going to get a pet Wilson’s bird of paradise”? No. (Please don’t.) A male Wilson’s bird of paradise, at Read more…

AVERY LI

The adorable Ragdoll cat is a new breed of cat – its origins are clouded in mystery. It all starts in Riverside, California with a breeder named Ann Baker. The breed began when a pure white Angora Persian kitty called Josephine was hurt in a car accident while she was pregnant. For some reason, this Read more…

Anna Qin

The Spider Monkey by Anna Qin, entering 6th grade According to A to Z Animals, the spider monkey’s scientific name is Simia Paniscus. However, National Geographic disagrees and believes that it is actually Ateles. They usually grow from 15 to 20 inches and weigh from 14 to 26 pounds. The spider monkey’s lifespan is 15 Read more…

DYLAN AARONSON

The Nile Terrors by Dylan Aaronson, 7th grade Nile crocodiles have some interesting facts about them. One is that these reptiles can hold their breath for a couple of hours without any damage to the body or brain. On some occasions, crocs are able to slow down their metabolism. This means that when a food Read more…

DANIEL (HUIBO) XU

My grandfather joined the Chinese army at the age of 17 when the democrats and communists were fighting for the country; he didn’t really have a choice to join or not, because in his generation a group of people wanted China to be democratic instead of communist; if the democratic side won the war, then there wouldn’t be a “People’s Republic of China” now or back then, so he was kind of forced to join the army so that he would have a China to live in and so China wouldn’t go bye bye.