If a person were to walk through the halls of Fremont High this is what they would see -- people talking about school work and if they had any homework for a class they were absent for. You might sometimes see a fight happening during lunch, maybe once or twice a month. They are usually serious and makes students feel unsafe. You might also see a security guard beating up a kid just because he was refusing to go inside the office. I'm not going to say who that specific kid was, but it was a good thing they didn't shoot him.
Now that I've made a map about Living Up The Street by Gary Soto I am noticing that I had a lot of fun places ,that are across where they live at but I think these places are working places because they had to get up every morning to do work and chores.
The issues that keep coming up are that they are terrible kids and they have no home training so they don't listen to they parents and they bully other people around the street. It says on page two that they throw rocks at cars and sodas at cars.
All of our lives we have seen “white” as dominant and superior. We see it in our government, textbooks, communities etc. A lot of people ignore this subject but ever since slavery started not to mention the Civil Rights Movement people made this image of black vs. white. Elaborating more people created an image of black being bad. Black meaning evil,ugly, and unsuccessful. With years of this internal hate it mentally affects not only African Americans but colored people. People usually never really care about what ‘kids’ think because we are too young and our opinion does not matter.
While these kids are still little, it is very interesting to hear what they say about playing with the white or black dolls because their responses will be different as they grow up. There are a lot of factors that lead to children getting the idea of what’s good or what's bad and what’s beautiful and what’s ugly. When those people asked the little kids which doll was the bad one, the kids were getting the idea that one of those two dolls had to be the bad one. Well which doll could it be? In movies white people are usually portrayed as the good guys or superheroes.
The person I interviewed is my cousin Hanan Albar. She is 34 years old. She came to America about 8 years ago. I asked Hanan about 10 questions. The interview was at my house. Here are some of the questions I asked, and Hanan's answers.
What changes do you notice in Oakland?
The changes I see in Oakland is people going out and others coming in. I see all these new faces all the time.
"Practice makes perfect" is a commonly-used term when training athletes, but to what extent is it true? Everyone wants to be the best they can be, but without a break it can cause overwhelming stress and loss of desire. After researching athletic burnout, I found an article originally published by the American Running & Fitness Association stating that “although repetition is important, it may induce harm.” (Avoiding burnout in adolescent athletes.)
Is exposure to violent movies, video games, and t.v making people more violent? Video games have been increasing in violence for many years, and a study showed that 97% of 12-17 year olds play video games. As the violence has increased so has the number of people who are exposed to it. They are two sides to this argument. There are those who believe that violence in video games, movies and television are correlated with real life behavior and aggression, and those who say there is no correlation at all.
What does it mean to plagiarize? Plagiarize means when you take someone idea or words and take it as your own. Plagiarism can be done accidentally or it can be done intentionally. The idea of plagiarism is misinterpreted because when many people get caught plagiarising using websites like, Turnitin, they do not why what they copied and is mostly confused. Plagiarism can be avoided if credit is given to the person who made the claim or article. In a study done by Rutgers University approximately 60 percent of kids admitted to copying or using other peoples work.
This animation is about two kids who are standing in front of a beautiful mansion, and are looking at it. A woman, the owner of the mansion, tells the kids to come inside. What they don't know is that the woman only wants to lock them in a room because they rudely walked right on her property. The children must be very gullible and naive, because they agree to go in the stranger's mansion.
We’re all surrounded by electronics. Either if we in school or work, basically anywhere around the world. The most thing that people are into the most is the internet. If you have seen the percentage of users that stay on it you will be amazed. To me, it could be a good or a bad idea.It only depends on you of the choices you make behind the screen.
In the new york editorial “ A Drug War Horror Puts Toddler In Coma “ by : Jacob Sullum , the author makes an argument against the the “ distraction device “ the police used because it can hurt innocent bystanders .
Video games can be a positive tool for kids to develop a skill psychologists call "flow". Flow is a skill that allows an individual to block out distractions, so he/she can focus on a specific task without being interrupted. Also, people who play video games online learn to work with others and can make these gamers feel like they are apart of a family or community.
10% of video games sold are rated mature, which means you must be 17 to purchase it. It's very easy for kids under the age of 17 to get video games. No laws have been passed to restrict kids under the age of 17 from playing video games. Like buying alcohol for kids or buying cigarettes for kids is not okay or legal, buying M rated games is not okay in Rod Blagojevich opinion. Video games are protected in the first amendment so any laws restricting them will be hard to pass.
Today, video games are becoming more and more realistic. Some games are also becoming more violent and gruesome. When children play violent video games, he/she is being desensitized to killing. The rating system is practically useless and a 12-year old can easily play a mature rated game, which is intended for the ages 17 and older.
Video games have proven to have positive and negative effects on kids. Studies show that kids who often play video games can develop anger issues. Playing these games with other people can lead to anger and hatred towards the person you are playing against. However, playing with others can create collaboration skills and even develop friendships. Research also shows that action video games can improve visual attention skills.
I was 9 years old and it was my first New Year in America. Our whole family was buying stuff for the New Year. I was getting ready with others. That day my cousin came from the army and I was glad to see him. Hours later, my family guests arrived. Within, twenty minutes the guests were going wild, the kids were throwing food and paper all over the place.
It was 11:50 till twelve o'clock they turn on the TV to see the countdown 10 second left.When the seconds finish people started playing the trumpet it was laud the way they were playing it.
In Lou Waryncia's book, If I were a Kid in a Ancient Egypt (Children of the Ancient World) from Carus Publishing Company (2006) the author talks about kids and the Egyptian people a long, long time ago. It's about what ancient Egyptians did to support their beliefs, their kids and their country.
Religion has changed a lot over the years, and lately, it's hard to tell where the line is between religion and politics; the two or so intertwined that one cannot live without the other. Although, I have noticed that in my school and in kids who are my age, I have seen a significant amount of kids who are a lot less religious than their parents. Is there a reason for this? Is religion really just dying out, or are we becoming more open-minded, more secular? Where will religion be in 50 years? 100?
When the new superintendent takes office in Oakland Unified, violence is an issue at Fremont High that he/she and the administration of my high school will need to deal with. This is a big problem because violence has been negative affecting the improvement of the school, and also the beliefs, the futures of many kids in Oakland.
This is my first post for the my hometown project. This picture was taken at Poplar Grove park on one of the slides. I took this picture while kneeling on the slide while my nephew was going down, you can tell the picture is in motion because his hand is blurry, but the most important part, his face is fine. The background makes his sweater stand out and his smile just completes the picture. It shows that the picture was not planned and shows a lot of emotion.
One day little Sally Knight was coloring a picture in her room. She was using her purple crayon until it broke. She said a word that she heard from her mother. It was a bad word; but she did not know it was a bad word. She thought everybody used that word.
In the newspaper The Washington Times, Maureen Branch wrote, LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Look at Hollywood and Mental Health, in which she explains how putting more laws and restrictions on guns won't solve the problem of deaths of innocent, whom are killed by "mentally ill who roam our streets," mentioned in the letter.