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  • Jesus Nunez's Rap By: Jesus Nunez (2008-2009) -Yo wassup its ya boy Jesus -The second part of the holy trinity -My genius stretchin out from here to infinity -I’m here to ...
    Posted May 29, 2009, 2:16 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Eugenics versus God’s Domain By: Lisa Chen (2008-2009)Eugenics versus God’s DomainOne might wonder if there is a possibility of hope            A hope for a new life-styleThat will leads ...
    Posted May 29, 2009, 2:15 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Wonder of Therapeutic Cloning By: Siobhan Sen (2008-2009) Wonder of Therapeutic Cloning In a world where technology advances,Time after time, becoming more and more enhanced. Imperfections lying in every human, Suffering and ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:37 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • I Want... By: William Salamay (2008-2009)I Want… I want a duplicate I want a copy I want myself And don’t make it sloppy I want the same looks I ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:37 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Moving Forward but Reaching An End By: Ruby Roca (2008-2009)Moving Forward but Reaching An End We've managed to make other species kneel before us Regardless of the consequences it has brought We reap ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:36 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Therapeutic Revolution By: Pelin Fahliogullari (2008-2009)Therapeutic RevolutionHopelessly fighting and breathing heavily with fright Inside the cold blanket, under the shining light Waiting for that single heart And to live ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:36 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Jessica Lucero's Poem By: Jessica Lucero (2008-2009) The warnings about cloning never stayed This future is in pain There is nothing to gain The idea of a natural birth has been slain ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:31 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Who is He really? By: Geoffrey Co (2008-2009)Who is He Really?Who is he really? A man, or maybe a God perhaps? He works, he trips, he fails; he falls How is ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Society vs. Stem Cells By: Baba Kane (2008-2009) Society vs. Stem Cells There are green rats and mutated cats People flip out When they see giant Brussels sprouts Society never accepts anything different ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • Alvin Rivera Jr.'s Poem By: Alvin Rivera Jr. (2008-2009)I can simply turn from blue to green By putting my genes in a machine I can easily turn from tall to small Without ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
  • A Messed Up Reality By Javier Pinzon (2008-2009)A Messed Up Reality[Now*] Check it, I heard this rumorAbout the futureClonin' won't be used jus to fix dat tumorMakin ...
    Posted May 15, 2009, 8:02 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter
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Jesus Nunez's Rap

posted May 29, 2009, 2:14 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 29, 2009, 2:16 PM ]

By: Jesus Nunez (2008-2009)


-Yo wassup its ya boy Jesus

-The second part of the holy trinity

-My genius stretchin out from here to infinity

-I’m here to say the futures gonna be missin somethin called unity

-There aint gonna be a place for you and me

-We’ll be in a future where we’ll be in danger

-Where every clone soldier can be an Army Ranger

-Where clones see your DNA and they hate ya

-Where a dude can’t get a clone girl cuz they don’t wanna date ya

-We’ll work at McDonald’s but never be a manager

-Always at the bottom bein a janitor

-Forget what Javier said about a Civil Rights march cuz it’ll jus be another civil war

-Somethin worse than watchin Miley Cyrus go on tour

-Worse than watchin my brothers and sisters go poor

-Havin to pick scraps of food off the floor

-Gettin a DNA scan and gettin kicked out of a store

-If we’re lucky we’ll end up like slaves from Egypt, but we got no Moses

-We’ll be worth as much as a pile of dead roses

-We’ll be the former masters of our domain

-But only a memory is gonna remain

-How did it come to this?

-Why did we do this?

-No parent wanted to take risks with their baby

-Will it be a boy? It was a yes no or maybe

-Now if I don’t got the right genes then they wanna change me

-But I wanted to be me

-Be happy and free

-Now that I’m free I gotta be protected

-The clones think anyone like me is infected

-Puttin a quarantine on a city full of me’s

-They’ll take us down like a swarm of bees

-Nuke us like they did to Raccoon City

-But this ain’t Resident Evil

-This is a real evil, one born from us

-We gotta stop this

-This is madness, but this ain’t Sparta

-We gotta put up a document bigger than the Magna Carta

-Sayin to stop clonin

-It’ll start with experimentation

-Then the extermination

-Those clones are an abomination

-We gotta make it nothin more than a figment of my imagination

-We gotta liberate this whole nation

-We gotta change the world

-Become the emissary and the revolutionary

-Become legendary

-Make a clone world as real as the tooth fairy

-As real as the Matrix

-I don’t care if I gotta make up some tricks

-Or beat up a cloner with a stick

-This whole issue feels worse than a bite from a tick

-Spread the message out

-Clonin is bad, without a doubt

-So you gonna sit here and pout

-Or you gonna punch this evil in the mouth?

Eugenics versus God’s Domain

posted May 24, 2009, 9:16 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 29, 2009, 2:15 PM ]

By: Lisa Chen (2008-2009)


Eugenics versus God’s Domain


One might wonder if there is a possibility of hope
            A hope for a new life-style
That will leads to the wonders of the complexity of human genomes
It is difficult, some may say,
Of how vulnerable one embryo,
Which has the potential to become a life,
Takes part in a dispute people in society.

Every decision has its risks.
Is eugenics morally wrong?
It is a choice made by each individual.
According to Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania,
says, “I’m not sure there is anything wrong with using genetics…as long as it is not hurting anyone”
It is a choice.
Risking life for desirable traits
It is a choice.
Risking life that may lead to malformations and abnormal traits
It is a choice.
Risking life that the government now doesn’t support
It is a choice.
Although declined in the 1930s, other countries still supports: Sweden, Japan

The society in which the divergent role is between the scientific and the religious.
Everyone is part of the public opinion, no matter the rich or poor
But the desire to select the most desirable trait, the eugenics.
This is known to be controversial about the alternation if the genetic sequence
The sequence of the genes can be manipulated in this society
However, would lead to consequences.
The obstacles of facing dispute between the process of “organic” way of life
            Or the “inorganic”
When couples or individuals chose to select the desirable trait,
They are known to be “evil” and the alternation of God’s domain.
The belief that Vatican discussed are significant to maintain the Church’s authority.
The change of genetic sequence can be disputable as Vatican say we are messing with mother nature.
However, some say that they didn’t, instead was a way of life to survive.
To survive and overcome the obstacles of infertility.
This way, reproduction will still maintain its balance in society, while
            Either infertility women or gay couples are known to be content, where
            People can know how the process of motherhood act as a purpose role in society
The desirable traits to achieve perfection was an idealistic dream.
Yet it still caught the attention to receive the expensive treatments.
It was all about meeting a goal with eugenics.

Wonder of Therapeutic Cloning

posted May 15, 2009, 7:34 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:37 PM ]

By: Siobhan Sen (2008-2009)


Wonder of Therapeutic Cloning



In a world where technology advances,
Time after time, becoming more and more enhanced.
Imperfections lying in every human,
Suffering and pain dwelling among many,
A second chance at life is given
A new organ, a lung, a heart, a liver,
Gives an opportunity to a person so striven
To live life, removing the pain
That was once there
Something that one may be
The life of another is not harmed in this process
not putting anyone in harms way
A person who has this procedure done
Will not be treated differently in society
Like receiving a cure to an illness
No one should condemn or have anything to say

I Want...

posted May 15, 2009, 7:33 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:37 PM ]

By: William Salamay (2008-2009)


I Want…



I want a duplicate
I want a copy
I want myself
And don’t make it sloppy

I want the same looks
I want the same mind
I want the same interests
And to be polite and kind

I don’t want him
To be better than me
I don’t want him
To be something I cant be

I don’t want you to mess up
With my very own genes
I dont want the opposite person
In a different pair of jeans

Please Mr. Scientist
Don’t get me on the run
All I want
Is for him to have fun

Moving Forward but Reaching An End

posted May 15, 2009, 7:31 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:36 PM ]

By: Ruby Roca (2008-2009)


Moving Forward but Reaching An End



We've managed to make other species kneel before us
Regardless of the consequences it has brought
We reap what we sow
And we've used technology for our own benefits
we've cloned children who don't even exist
while those who have no homes have to suffer for our selfishness

Our generations continue to multiply
As we find new ways to reproduce
We've changed our world, our train of thoughts
with the way that we've behaved
So much is our arrogance
That we use other to produce for us
New children, new organs, new life
To supply us with what we someday might need

God or no God
We continue to work with out science
We continue to strive to be the best
You can try and cut the corners
And keep the child you promised to give
But someday it will get you
And someday we shall fall
Because every succession meets an equal but opposite depression
In which humanity has deeply plunged

Therapeutic Revolution

posted May 15, 2009, 7:25 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:36 PM ]

By: Pelin Fahliogullari (2008-2009)


Therapeutic Revolution


Hopelessly fighting and breathing heavily with fright
Inside the cold blanket, under the shining light
Waiting for that single heart
And to live is too absurd for there’s no recovery
When your life line’s organized in a chart
A chart in a million diseases through discovery
And imagine, needing a kidney
And accepting the fact that another human being
Will suffer the pain to give you that kidney
Only to discover your body will reject it
But there’s a way not to be rejected
Not having to wait in line
When your life is on the line
Those neurons that are cut off from interaction
Will prove impossibility is a deception
If you conceptualize this fascinating element
which can mold into any organ you need
This phenomenon called the embryonic stem cell
awaits for a life to grow from its seed
But for now
Around you people are crying for you
Thinking there’s nothing much to do
but it was already done
they saw cloning as immoral, they were blind.
Is it more right to take an organ than to create one?
If our scientists are allowed to clone
So what’s the immorality here?
Is it that we’re trying to save lives?
Or is it that we have fear
That we’re scared of having the power in our hands
To create something in our hearts so dear
Humanity is changing
The era of cloning is near
Heart, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, even eyes
Not all of us have everything, no matter what we try
Hospitals don’t have enough but it wouldn’t matter when
Cloning is legal and it turns out to save your life.

Jessica Lucero's Poem

posted May 15, 2009, 7:23 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:31 PM ]

By: Jessica Lucero (2008-2009)




The warnings about cloning never stayed

This future is in pain

There is nothing to gain

The idea of a natural birth has been slain

Copies of people are everywhere

Here and there

Diversity is bare

What if the clones rebel?

If it is the clone of the real person doing a crime, we can’t tell

It was bad enough when people would give sperm and eggs to sell

Our lives may soon be in heck

Our existence reduced to a little speck

This is no longer biology

It’s technology, in a sack of skin

There is no place for a normal human’s kin

This is a battle we can’t hope to win

The pope has declared this a sin to your name

Nothing may be the same

Never again

Who is He really?

posted May 15, 2009, 7:18 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM ]

By: Geoffrey Co (2008-2009)


Who is He Really?



Who is he really?
A man, or maybe a God perhaps?
He works, he trips, he fails; he falls
How is he any different than all of us here?
While we are in a house, he is outside
The man is ordinary, what more is there to say?
But within our knowledge, we conceive only what we know
This man has our face, but he’s grasping more then we sow
Who is he really?
Not one that we know
We can be at home, at the store, or at the mall, only at one but not at the same time
How can it be though, that this man can be in 4 places then one?
He cooks, he cleans, he works; he flirts; in this in all but an hour.
Why this is absurd? Some might say
However we aren’t ordinary; and God has become our pawn
We are the gods, and God is the spectator
This man isn’t ordinary; he’s more than one
Simply, the process of this is similar to a printer,
Inserting what you want to copy, then pressing the print button
This is nonsense, one might say,
However, this man is a god within our midst, or is he perhaps a fake?
Who is he really?
Well let’s see you decide
He can do more than the natural can abide
He is beyond our capabilities, withstanding more than ever before
He is a banker, mending people’s money
This is common, one might also say, however
He is a dancer, inspiring others to press on forward
This is less than common, but not a surprise to the human eye
How can it be though that, he’s also a baker, spending countless hours on the stove as well?
One might say he’s a miracle worker, another might say he’s loony
This is not possible, for he comes home with not even a clue
He is not tired, he is not anxious, he is not hungry
Who is he really?
He can’t be all of them, can he?
This man can only do more than he can choose to do till he flees
If only he was more than one, then we would not even perceive this possible
This man is Ken the baker; Ken the banker, and Ken the Choreographer
But this cannot be, for his resume shows but only one
Which one is he? One will give this way
He is none of those jobs that which people see him today
By the Courtyard grave by Kings Drive
A woman, middle aged stands there idly with flowers, weeping consistently
One Tomb reads
“Here lies Ken, the one, only and best guitar player of 2101”
Who is he really?
He is an illusion, living as more then himself.
If only the world can see, truly how Ken is
But people still see him, for he is around as they conceive him to be
He’s a different person per day, a superhuman by natural standards
Who is he really?
We cannot determine
For he is truly no longer existent, ever since the day he died
He is a projection, living three lives that aren’t his own;
Ken is now Kenji, or Kenny, or Kenli, or so they say
He is a man more than God can create
Except with a catch
For he is no longer the one and only Ken
-RIP Ken, till you live again tomorrow-

Society vs. Stem Cells

posted May 15, 2009, 7:17 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM ]

By: Baba Kane (2008-2009)


Society vs. Stem Cells


There are green rats
and mutated cats
People flip out
When they see giant Brussels sprouts
Society never accepts anything different
They won’t understand, they’ll never get it


People don’t know whats right
They live their lives in fright
They say its wrong
It has to end and they won’t wait long


Genetic Engineering is looked down upon
Even though it could create the perfect son
Genetic Engineering is “bad”
It makes the people who want and need it sad

Alvin Rivera Jr.'s Poem

posted May 15, 2009, 7:12 PM by Manhattan Hunter Science High School Newsletter   [ updated May 15, 2009, 7:30 PM ]

By: Alvin Rivera Jr. (2008-2009)



I can simply turn from blue to green
By putting my genes in a machine
I can easily turn from tall to small
Without a great deal of effort at all
Here in two-thousand and nine
I can make a dog with just one eye
By changing some codes in its DNA
I could make it play fetch from day to day


The Government seems mighty mad
That with this process less people are sad
They can finally have the baby of their dreams
By just entering some sample blood into a tiny machine
They could have a baby that was smart or strong
So do you think that this process is wrong?
A baby that is promised life with no disease
I see nothing wrong but a world in need


The people we call a genetic engineer
Could bring the answer to life’s problems so near
If the problems of the world could easily be solved
Then why stop the process that could save us all.

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