In J.D Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, the author tells the story of an adolescent kid named Holden Caulfield that gets kicked out of his school and his weekend in New York. When he gets kicked out of his school, Pencey, he says his final goodbyes with fights and discussions, he doesn’t really have any friends they’re all too “phony” and can’t get along with them. Throughout the whole book he gets into scuffles or disagreements with a lot of people, everyone to him seems phony. He seems kind of lost throughout most of the book, not knowing what to do next.
Vaping or E-cigs are electric cigarettes that administer nicotine without using many of the toxic chemicals in tobacco. But is this a misconception? Is it really that much safer for you? What are the health risks? How many underage kids are using E-cigs? My mom vapes. She has struggled with addiction to cigarettes, but no longer smokes them. I see kids at my school who have mods and blow clouds on the regular. It is still an addiction but is it better than the alternatives like smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Does vaping help smokers quit tobacco?
In Brazil the youth are being attracted by a sound wave of music as hundreds storm out on to the street to enjoy Baile Funk. Baile Funk in Brazil does not refer to a type of dance or music, it refers to the the actual dance parties where funk carioca is played. Funk carioca is the music played, it derives from Miami Bass and African style music. It originated and was popularized in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980’s.
Memories make a place come alive. A new city is strange and barren without memories to bring it to life. A room is just a room until you paint it your favorite color, fill it with the laughter of someone you love, and create irreplaceable memories there. My bedroom, a place in which I did all of those things, is not just another room to me. My bedroom is my solace. From the moment I stepped into my new room when I first moved into my current house, I felt at home. I had an intimidating city surrounding me, but a comfortable sanctuary keeping me grounded.
This week in BAY-peace we were focusing on the documentary that we are planning to make.As I previously mention in the last post that we were applying for grants and we have been funded so we were are looking at some places to start an event.The first event that we are doing is about celebrate mother's in Oakland and to interview them about their experience of their struggle.Another thing we learn about is how to make your own resume and I enjoyed it because it will come to use later in my life.To recap on the week I enjoyed what we did because it was productive and I wouldn't change anything
I am of the opinion that the learn-by-doing method has the most ultimate value. Sure, anyone can copy a template or follow step by step instructions, but what happens when there is no template and the directions are missing? Have you ever tried to put together a piece of furniture from IKEA? The directions are rarely clear, and always in sketch form. That's not useful if you're someone who relies on explicit direction.
This week in my LTI BAY-peace we have dug deep in our project we are working on.It is a documentary that is about the changes that are happening in oakland and what people are doing about it.Also we are getting ready to prepare for a workshop that we are going to lead in a high school teaching them about the pros and cons of joining the military.we have been practicing a scene that is called the bromatice skit what it is about is that i am at a friends house that is in to militarism so they convince my to play a videogame that brings up the topic about the military.Another thing i have learned
I think a major concern for the future is the loss of all goodness as a result of constant violation of human rights by powerful entities and normal individuals alike. This trend is visible in our world today in various places. In an article from The Guardian, North Korea has been sending out their citizens to different countries as forced labor to make new profits for the country, and any kind of dissent is met with punishment or torture to instill fear and maintain dominance.
My Sister's Keeper a 400 page heartbreaking story by Jodi Picoult. When I say heartbreaking I don't mean the typical relationship heart breaking, I mean the kind of heartbreak that comes from sickness,broken families,things that should never happen to children in their lifetime. My Sister's Keeper shows anyone who picks up the book and turns the page that not everything is always black and white, and wrong and right. Anna Fitzgerald is a 13 year old born into the wrong family as she comes to explain.
My name has no meaning to my family or I, it's just as plain as the word Jane. I wasn’t named after a certain person either i'm pretty sure it was found in a parenting book. My parents first choice as a name was going to be Taylor, but then our family friends decided to take that name, to name their precious daughter. I was born first and named Allison. Then sixth months later Maggie was born. Not Taylor.
Izabella and her family have risen out of poverty after migrating from Columbia. She is now a senior at Judge Memorial Catholic School, Salt lake City, UT. Ana Naranjo, another source, works at a school where 80% of the children are on a free or reduced price lunch. Naranjo offers finacial help for Hispanic families in poverty.
In our story, we will be interviewing several people about what they are doing to try and stop youth poverty. One of those people is Mandi Keller, who works at the VOA Teen Homeless Shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She, along with the other people we will be interviewing, will have an interesting and unique take on the questions we will ask. One question I want to ask Mandi is simply what kind of teens come into the shelter. What's the typical age range? Do they have parents? What kind of situation are they in?
Our story will be covering the effects of youth in poverty in Utah, and how people are finding ways to combat poverty and find solutions to end it. One question we intend to find out is how bad the poverty rate is in Utah. Another is how can we start to reduce the amount of poverty not only in Utah, but in other situations around the world too. In the article it gives a lot of facts and evidence about the poverty around the world. It gives many examples of how it affects different people especially the youth.
It seems that teens, like myself, only hear the same old phrases from adults, ranging from, "When I was your age, I didn't have..." and "Life doesn't revolve around technology". Don't get me wrong, all of which are completely true, but what if one day everything does rotate around technology?
As someone who has grown up playing sports, I have often wondered what affects this has had on my life as I have grown older. According to livestrong.com, there are many benefits to playing sports at a young age. These benefits included higher self esteem, lower obesity rates, higher ability to worker in teams, as well as some education benefits. These education benefits included higher GPAs as well as higher rates of acceptance into colleges. Another article, written by Donna Merkel, supports all these findings but also talks about the negative effects.
In my research I found that most people choose private/Catholic schools because of behavioral problems. The University of Michigan stated students in private schools are more likely to complete homework due to the severity of discipline the school enforces. They take misbehavior seriously and try to address it immediately in order to correct it and prevent future incidents. They’ve found that cognitive learning rates are greater in private school as opposed to public. Catholic school students are in an environment that supports their ability to learn and process information.
I'm from Oakland California, where are all you see are people dying, all you hear are people crying for the lost of their loved ones. I'm from a place where all they care about is how you act and what you wear. I'm from a place where everyone just wants to fit in and so they do dumb things just to please everybody. I come from a place where everyone has lost their real personality because all they want to do is act like everybody. But most importantly I come from a family that will help me prove to everybody that I will make it.
Where i'm from ,
I'm from Oakland
where everyone is outspoken,
On ig be lurking ,
and can't run your mouth without cursing.
I'm from don't tell and don't snitch or you automatically become a bitch,
I'm from glo up hoe to aye you trynna fw my bro?
I'm from a angry man and a ma i adore , put them in the same room it's damn near war
Pops got shot 11 times almost got put to rest, but I'm thankful for God and for that bullet proof vest.
Anything I want that man yell me yes, but if no its only for the best.
I would tell you the rest but it would get to your flesh.
My name is Roberta Aguilar, I am a senior in the Media Academy. Since the arrival of the new administration team here at Fremont High School, a lot of changes have taken place. Students are not able walk in the hallways during lunch and use the restrooms in the hallways during lunch. We were told to use the restrooms in the cafeteria, but there are only 3 stalls.
Gentrification has been an big impact negatively and positively especially in west Oakland and east Oakland a lot of people had to move out of there homes because they are low-income families, you really don’t notice any changes but new stores and eating places, the people of Oakland are trying to put a stop to gentrification in their communities. No action had been took place until we got our new mayor, she actually helped many of people in 2015 that had been struggling with gentrification for quite some time.
So today I had the chance to sit down and do an interview with an old neighbor by the name of Kim Jenson 39 year old who has lived in Oakland California for the last 37 years of her life and plans on never leaving either. I asked her a couple of questions today such as why she decided to live in Oakland and her response was pretty much she didn't have a choice since she was only 2 when her family moved to America from China.
The recent events occurring in Baltimore have had me deep in thought about my own experiences speaking out against the blatant racial injustices happening in this country. January 14th, 2015 a tragedy occurred in my family. My cousin, Marcus Golden, was fatally shot by the St. Paul police in a situation that did not have to end that way. We see these stories of young black men and women being unjustifiably murdered by the police, but to us they are just stories.
Education is a key factor to the development and success of one’s life because education will build as someone grows older. It benefits them and allows them to further enhance their interests and capabilities. Believe it or not, education starts at around the age of 2-3, most people say (Expat Web Site Association). Once someone begins to learn to read, write, and even talk, their mind starts to develop to receive ideas and view things differently.
I believe that the youth of today is oppressed. We have stolen from us our freedom of thought. When I was in the 7th grade, we all had to take a standardized mathematics test for possible advanced placement. I had no idea what my score was, but apparently it was high enough to skip pre-algebra. My parents and math teacher talked it over, and decided to move me up a year without my consent.
My name is Ariana Gutierrez, and I am a senior at Fremont High School. I am conducting research for my senior project about cyber bullying and I really want to know how cyberbullying affects teens in the US. Your responses below will help inform my research, This survey will only take up to 5 minutes and is completely anonymous. The link is below. I very much appreciate your support in helping me conduct my field research.