Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The Term Holocaust usually means an extensive human disaster. The Holocaust of the Jews was and remains a stain on the history of the world. So many lives taken and survivors scarred, by the horrid nightmare they had to face. Families were seperated and destroyed, children forced to work and throw away their youth, people with their very hope stolen from them enslaved like rats in facilities, nothing was good to the millions of humans taken and dehumanized by the Nazis and anti-semitists.

The Holocaust blows my mind, I dont understand how so many horrible things can be done to others by other human beings that went home to their families and kissed their children, while hours earlier they had murdered and brutiliezed Jews and other Undesirables. How did the officers and guards sleep at night? How did they stay sain after witnessing and also smelling all the flesh and death in those camps? How could a person deal with all the death and misery around them at work and then go home and sleep at night?

I cant imagine any of the horrifying images that went on. There is no way I could go home and sleep at night with the guilt that should be felt. Doctors took people and committed painful and goury expiriments on them. Many people women, men, and children, had to face and deal with pain from expiriments. Dr. Mengele did many expiriments on thousands of people children included.

I feel that the Holocaust was a dark time that should not be forgotten.

The Author of the novel Night

Elie Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust. Wiesel went through tremendious agony and horror at an early age, the Nazis offenders took the lives of many of his family members and friends. He is still alive and filled with the memories of the tragedy. The novel Night is a look into the life of Elie Wiesel, the readers get to expirience to a smaller magnitude, what he felt and went through at the hands of the Nazis. I believe Mr. Wiesel wrote his novel so people would never forget the Holocaust. People will always remember the struggle that the Nazis put the Jewish people through.

Symbolism: Darkness

"Yet another last night. The last night at home, the last night in the ghetto, the last night in the train, and, now, the last night in Buna. How much longer were our lives to be dragged out from one 'last night' to another?" Chapter 5, pg. 79

The use of darkness in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel represents the horrible situation Elie was in. How he was losing faith and accusing God. Elie wondered how much longer his life was going to be dragged out. Every time darkness or night is brought up bad things happen to the characters. Elie use to have strong faith and now his faith is being questioned, due to the harsh conditons he is going through. He refers to himself as the "accuser", he believes in God but accuses him of not keeping his promise to the Jewish people. Darkness is the disturbing situation that Elie went through, his lose of faith, the camp, his father, and his life.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Out of class read

I just read Richard Peck's The Teacher's Funeral ( A Comedy in Three Parts). This comedy is about a back woods group of boys enjoying their summer before schools starts.

In Hominy Ridge, life is fairly modest and simple. Farms and dirt roads are everywhere. At the school, Mrs. Myrt Arbuckle has died so the main character Russel and his schoolmates are over joyed that the mean teacher is gone. Thinking that they will get out of lessons and public spankings, they enjoy their summer to the fullest.

An auto show, good meals from his sister, and the end of the summer camping trip fill up Russel's summer.

When school is not cancelled, a new teacher moves to town and gives Russel a run for his money. She makes Russel and the boys learn!

Inspite of many trials and bumps in the road the new teacher keeps the school in check and gets the boys on a new and improved road.

The book is filled with laughs due to the country accents, southern ways , and country traditions.
If you like baths in horse troughs, walking barefoot, the weather being so hot that the horse theif ask for a blanket when he went to hell, you ll love this book.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2b Video on Theator

Tevye is an older man, he is a hard working jew, that is talking to the audience on tradition, and how important tradition is to the people around him. He lists the people of the village. The daughter freits about finding a husband to her mother and the mother warns her that a husband is not somthing to want but something to get. Yente comes over with news. The butcher Lazar wants to marry a daughter. The daughters are worried about the matches that yente will bring them because they could get stuck with them forever. Tevye sings if i were a rich man(gwen stefani's rich girl), wondering what would be so wrong with him having a small fortune. Perchik is going to stay with Tevye and his family tutoring the girls in exchange for food. Motle and the oldest daughter want to get married. They are celebrating the Sabbath. After the Sabbath he visits the butcher and shares some drinks, while getting confused about the butcher's intentions of marrying Tevye's oldest daughter. Tevye has agreed to allow the marriage. Hodel and Perchik danced and broke tradition. Tzeitel anounces that she does not wish to marry the butcher, and Tevye and Motel talk about another marriage. Motel tells Tevye that even a poor tailor deserves some happines. Tevye thinks alone to the audience about the offer and shouts Tradtion, but allows Tzeitel to marry Motel.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My life in the 20's!

The 20's, The Roaring Twenties, a time for dreams to come true, people were moving to the big cities and trying new things. Harlem was jumping and singers and artists were making themselves known. There are good and bad things to the 20's. I would like to be in the 20's as a singer something like Billy Holiday without the pain and the the drugs. Speakeasies would be filled with my voice. Soulful melodies of days past would warm the hearts of a colorful crowd.

I would love to watch the Great Migration and The Harlem Renaissance. People like Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington walking the streets, would be amazing.

Id make a name for myself among the greats. My name would be in the lights of clubs all over the world just like Josephine Baker's.

Although the Roaring Twenties had many great attributes the bad cannot be forgotten. Life was dangerous with organized crime on the rise. People were killed for telling the truth to put criminals away, and that is not the place for me. The St. Valentines Massacre was brutal and scary! Racsim in the South was still horrible, and the KKK was at its peak.

The 20's were a revolutionary time but Im going to stay in the present.

Pom Night

Prom Night is soon! Everybody is making last minute plans and adjustments. This will be my first prom although I have attended many. I expect my hair to get done along with my nails, and people to be rushing all day long. Screaming and crying because they re behind plan. Moms will cook meals for their little prom attenders, just as my mom has planned to cook for me and my date.
Girls will nervously put on their dresses trying ever so hard not to mess up their hair. Boys will be calm because they know they really have nothing to do beside get their cloths on, be polite to her parents, and be the safest drivers in the world. When the guys arrives pictures will start and tears will be shed.
They re off! The school cafeteria will start filling up and people will start greeting their friends. Dancing is what everyone tries to avoid in the start, but the school pep manager will fire up the crowd. Hours of dancing and laughing, people will start to sweat with joy, until finally the dance will end.
Everyone will get in their cars and head home.
I expect Friday to be a day to remember whether you re going to prom or not. For those not going, you should get a good laugh at the frantic faces of those going and trying to get ready.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Non Verbal Communication......

He silently stares at his deskmate while pulling out materials showing that he is prepared for class. He reads the paper and his face says that he is nervous and does not know the exam answers. So he quietly fiddles with his pen and looks off of his neighbors paper. His neighbor had the wrong answer so he tries to distract the class while throwing away the wrong paper. In another attempt to cheat he silently scoots next to his neighbor. The neighbor places a sheet of paper and his arm btw the two. He silently tries to cheat. Sliding under the table to peek at his neighbors paper busted.. and blames it on his pen dropping. He is mad because he could have answered the white calculus paper and angrily hurries to finish. No time is left so he sneaks in a few last notes. In a hurried manner he drives to the beach. At the beach he is about to change and catches a man watching him so he puts the bathing suit in his pocket nervously. And slides the swimsuit on over his pants to change discreetly. Epic Fail. The watching man again watches him change. He tries again to play it off as if he is doing jumping jacks. Finally the bathing suit is on! The watching man gets up and he is blind. The whole time the efforts to be discreet were wasted. He drives to a church. He does not understand the churches language so he looks confused and bored. An aggressive sneeze attracts unpolite attention from his neighbor. So he discreetly tries to blow his nose in his pocket linning. Nasty! His neighbor looks discusted. He is falling asleep during the sermon and jumps to wake himself! Again asleep... Falling on his neighbor.. on the floor...on his head... and wakes to jolt himself he chokes his neighbor. Atracting attention while opening candy. He slaps his neighbor trying to get his hand out of his pocket. The neighbor refuses to share his hymn book so he sings off and sticks out. His candy was falling so his neighbor thought he was playing with himself, so he slowly picked up the candy, and forgot that his pocket was full of snot so he places his hand in it and was discutted.

He watches a man play music on a saxaphone, ripping off the man he starts dancing and a lady gives him money. He looks admiringly at a credit card. He hacks and cough while walking through the perfume sections of a store covering his mouth and fanning. Opens a toothbrush and uses it then places it back and grabs another... feeling on fluffy towels pretending to be wraped in a towel and accidently dropping it.. on the escalator. Grabs a potato peeler and pulls a potato out of his pocket. Gets a pan and pulls a fish out of his pocket to sizes up the pans. Practicing on telephones. Showing off his credit card in line then reaches in another man's pocket getting his hand stuck and getting himself stuck inside the stall with the man. Sitting in a restaurant writing himself a card. Making sure he has enough money to order his food. He left the hanger on his suit. Saying no to more wine because he is driving. Starts playing songs with his knife. Now playing with his napkin. Recieves a rare peice of meat and lies about being satisfied, so he covers his eyes while eating, and plaves the meat wherever he can hide it; in the centerpeice, under plates, in his bread, in cups. A violinist plays happy birthday for him and adds agony to him eating his rare meat. So a waitor falls dropping on him and he blames his gross meal on the waitor. The manager gives him the same uncooked meat that he didnt like. Practicing his handshake while everyone else patiently waits in line, scratches his legs, and almost passed out from his breath; so he uses a lot of breath freshener. Pulls a string off of the maid and her dress falls a little, then he uses the string for floss and gives it back to the maid, then he returns to practicing his greeting. In attempt to get a napkin out of a man's pocket he gets caught and starts dusting the magn off. He left his pants unzipped and cant get them up before the queen comes. Frantically he gets them up and accidently head bumps the queen, She falls to the ground and people rush to her side, and he leaves without being noticed.

He drove to far away from the button so he uses a cane to push it. He is at a pool; about to ride down a kiddie slide when the lifeguard blows the whistle. He climbs the high dive and gets scared at the top, two boys see him and stare at him as he fearfully attempts to jump, the boys make him fall into the water. His shorts come off and he doggy paddles to them and a girl grabs them when the life guard calls everyone out of the pool. He tries to run but gets caught by the girls swim team. He tries to get a no exit bar to raise, another car comes so the process starts again, only he speed races another car out, flipping the other car over. Sitting on a bench during lunch staring down another man's sandwich and taking sisscors to his loaf of bread. pulling out a bar of butter, with his credit card he spreads the butter as the man on the bench watches in curiousity. Then Mr. Bean pulls out a jar of fish to put on the nasty sandwhich he is making on the bench with the other man still watching. Bean crushes pepper seeds and add then pulls out tea bags, with the tea being brewed in a hot pack with the addition of baby milk he sneezes and the meal is gone. So the man he is sharing the bench with offers his othe sandwich half.

At the movies.... Large popcorn. After taking some of his neighbors popcorn he refuses to share his. And starts playing in the theater. Gets freightened by the movie in the first half and screams, covers his eyes, and makes cooing noises. Making his neighbor anxious. He tries to flee but cant. His neighbor screams and Bean jumps. The movie ends and he begins playing with his shirt again. He turns to face his neighbor and she screams causing Bean to scream.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shamrock Day

The day that the majority of the world wears green and takes time notice those that dare to be different and avoid the color. Or as some of my friends call it "The day we punish people for being different and not comforming to traditon". Either way you see it I like St. Patrick's Day, even though I do not know who he was? or what he did? .

I've worn green on this day since I can remember. Stores sell special shirts and buttons for the day that comes but once a year. Annually I go and spend money on them. Green Green green!!!!! Tradition..... Everybody wears green, kids make green play dough at school, everyone pinches those that forgot, and by the weekend you have all moved on and cant wait for summer.

On the other hand, some of my friends believe that its a day that we punish others for not comforming to tradition. Those that dont wear green get pinched.

1. Buy Green
2. Wear Green
3. Pinch those that forgot
4. Move onto summer

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2b speech on school uniforms

Have you ever had your rights taken from you? Not a previledge, not a gift, not a prize, but a right taken from you? Well prepare yourself for the day you get robbed, because schools are talking about uniforms! Uniforms have been implied to schools with discipline problems all through Arkansas, and you know what those schools still have the same problems they had before. Unforms, when applied to paper might seem real good and well but an ideal solution is not a solution at all. Think about how you would feel if you were forced to wear the same clothing as every other Tom, Dick, and Jane at school, never being able to wear your favorite shirt, not sticking out, and never having your time to shine; in the end its wrong and you would not be a happy free flowing student. Kids at all levels need individuality, lower costing cloths, and just are not effective.. Arguements go round and round on uniforms and I feel that the uniforms should stay where they are; in the heads of big manufacturers.

To start off, uniforms kill individuality and harshen the creative process. A uniform breeds uniformity. Schools need free thinking to become the thinkers of tomorrow, not drones who will continue making the mistakes of pervious generations. When we argue against s chool uniforms we argue against an education system that seeks to produce workers and for an education system that seeks to produce enlightened fully rounded human beings( Your intrapersonal communication can be expressed through your clothing when you get to pick out your own cloths. People get to see what you see in yourself, students clothing gives off noise that goes into to the eyes of others and jumpstarts the communication process. Uniforms stifle the creative process and schools should be supporting their students and allow them to go to a free thinking environment.

Providing another flaw, uniforms are not cheap. Because children are constantly growing, there is a captive market for new school clothes and manufacturers take advantage
( Parents will have to wash the uniforms and keep them well seamed and stitched. Money that could be used on other more important things is wasted. Nothing but negative feedback will come from hard working parents having to spend extra money to keep their children's cloths decent.

No matter what you dress students in, they will always find a way to pass judgment upon their peers. The clothes are not the root cause of bullying and therefore the bullying will continue, regardless of dress policy. No matter what clothing rules apply, students will always find ways to pass judgment upon each other( Bullies are people that take out their angers and frustrations on other people. No change in cloths is going to change that. Girls with bolder features are going to be targeted no matter what they were, whether it be a polo and a pair of Dickies or a Hollister and Gucci. The same goes for boys and their features.

To conclude, uniforms are a waist of time, Schools should drop the idea. Uniforms are an ieal solution to problems in the system. Students are not going to correct themselves because they are forced to wear new cloths that dampen their personal style. Bullies, money, and individuality are problems that school uniforms do not treat. Instead of trying to put a bandaid on the scab, school officials should hit the source. I believe school uniforms are an extremely bad idea and should never be applied to my school.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Out-of-class read book review

The novel Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble is about the witch scare in the Salem region. People accussing one another of witch craft, no one can be trusted, so who would you sacrifice to be free?

The novel tells a story of a girl and her family living near Salem. Her father suffers from sudden stress induced spouts of insanity. The whole keeps this family under a micrscope, observing every move they make. The thought of witches being among the town forces the people to accuse members of this family.

When the two sisters get thrown in a Salem jail with their aunt, they are forced to choose " sacrifice someone else or rot in jail?"

Olympic-size what would you commit?

The members of the Olympic team make many commitments. They commit to practice, conditoning, training, and even time, in order to be the best. People make great commitments for the sublects they love. I love dance and spotlight!! I committed to making my goal of fame come true. I long to be a star.

Practice. Long hours infront of the mirror, listening to music, and learning new moves and techniques. I want a television show of my own one day, so I sit in the mirror for hours practicing my facial expressions and my speech. Each day I learn something new about myself and the way I react to things i hear. The music helps me with my singing and dancing. I wish to be well rounded. New dances come out each day and keeping is a must.

I give up time with friends and sometimes a great weekend with family. There are occassions were a friend or two come with me to practice. Mostly my friends serve me with motivation. They push me to keep going and moiving forward. There are times that I want to give up and go be a normal teen, but I believe that the hard work put in today will benefit me tommorrow.

Thousand Splendid Suns

The novel Thousand Splendid Suns is about life in the middle East. There are two girls going through life together and apart. They learn about love and hard choices.

Mariam is the first girl introduced in the novel. She is not the prettiest Harami in the country but she works hard with what she has. Her father and her mother have two differing versions of her early life, and all through her childhood she learns that the father she thought she had is a fake. After her mother commits suicide and she is forced to live with her phony father, Mariam is caste off on an older man and beg ins her journey out on her own.

Laila is the second girl introduced. Born when Mariam had just moved in with her new husband, Laila is a young girl. She is beautiful and carefrree with the help of her bestfriend Tariq. Through her life her life she plays and deals with the fact that her mother will never love her the same as her two brothers that are away at war. Strangers to her, her brothers die and their death forces their mother into extreme depression. With the war killing her family Laila is Bearing a great secret Laila makes many choices.

The novel teaches you that your life is what you make of it. Bad things happen all the time and you have to keep going. Hold on to the love that was with you and remember the good times, they are what get you through the bad. The choices you make today stay with you tommorow think wisely and move with integrity.

Friday, March 5, 2010


The Begining is taking a while to get into.... The radio is playing and an orange car is driving up a long country side road.... The orange car and the truck are going back and forth on the road while the radio is still playing. At the gas station the tanker driver is basically a ghost and the service station pumps the gas and checks under the hood for you. Needs to get his repaired. The service man is not the safest when it comes to gas. Orange car driver makes a phone call and the operator picks up to connect the call. He apoligizes to his wife, for not speaking to his friend about hitting on his wife. He has to make it home on time for dinner with his mother. A lady is loading laundry. The movie is very loud... The tanker is speeding with the orange car on a curvy road. The tanker is driving slow and letting off a lot of exhaust. The tanker= old rust, the man in the orange car= David. David almost hit an on coming vehicle while playing cat and mouse with old rust. David is going crazy and drove off the road. After passing the truck he jumps for joy. Old rust is speeding to catch up to David. Now David and old rust are both speeding. Old rust has almost caught up. David still has the lead. Old rust is on David's tail. Scary music has just come on. David is Frantic and pulls into a diner. An older man comes to assist David. David has whiplash. He gets out of his car stumbling around. He goes to the bathroom to cool down. David enters a series of thoughts to himself. The people inside the diner laugh at him for wrecking, he looks out the window and old rust is outside waiting. David sits in the diner worried. Looking around for the driver of Old Rust. He orders his food and aspirin. David starts thinking to himself again. One by one the men at the bar turn and glare at David. The man David assumed was the driver hopes into another truck. The only man with snake skin boots on left in the bar is assumed to be the driver now. David gets up and tells the man to cut it out accussing the man of being Old Rust's driver. David slaps the man's sandwich out of his hands. Fist fight breaks out. The diner owner breaks it up. The man in the fight gets into the wrong truck. Everyone in the bar stares David down. Old Rust drives away before David can she the driver. He chases after the grimy tanker. David gets in his car and drives away.` David tries to give a school bus filled with kids a push and gets the front end of his car stuck under the bus. Bus driver curses infront of the kids. Old Rust shows up at the end of a tunnel not far from David's stuck car. Old Rust is just waiting in the tunnel with his lights on. David tries to get the kids to get on the bus before old rust gets there. Old Rust gives the bus a push. David speeds off before Old Rust is done. Old Rust quietly sneaks up on David and tries to push him into a moving train. David pulls out and off the side of the road safely and lets the tanker pass. He gets back on the road... Old Rust is waiting on David. David gets on the telephone to call the police while a lady is pumping gas and checking his car. Old Rust is rumaging through the SNAKESTAND, then starts to chase David up the road. David stops and thinks to himself. David gets on the road and runs into the tanker again. He pulls over and ask an older couple to call the police amd the tanker scares them off. He gets in his car bolts in front of the tanker. The two are racing. David's car starts overheating, and the car is rapidly slowing down. The tanker is catching up. David panics. He needs oil. The car is still slowing down. David makes it to the summit and is coasting down the mountain. The car gains speed and the tempature falls while the car is in neutral.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bannin Ipods 2b

Who: Students and Ipods
What: Ipods are getting banned from school campuses because students are using them to cheat. Students are putting answers, formulas, and other methods of cheating in class in the lyrics and codes of their Ipods.
When: During class and tests.
Where: In classrooms all over the United States.
Why it matters: The education process is being compromised and people are cheating. Cheating is being made easier and teachers are being fooled. Simple music players are becoming escape devices for students that are not reaching their full potential. First the baseball caps were banned because people were writing answers on the brim of the hats, then cell phones were taken out because teachers learned that text messages allowed answers to circulate with ease, and now Ipods are being taken away from students. Not all students use them to cheat. Some students use them to wind down after games, tests, or other events.

I think that people should stop cheating! Not everyone uses their Ipods to cheat and now everyone is being victimized. I understand why the ban is in affect, because cheating is not acceptable and does create bums for the future. I agree with the ban!,2933,268903,00.html

Monday, March 1, 2010

Natural Disaster 2b

In the world, there are many natural disasters that are changing our history. Earthquakes, Global Warming, and Euro Storms.

Earthquarkes cause much damage, and changes the lives of those caught in the rubble. In Chile, the quake stole around 700 lives, but there is sign of much life still there. The people there are living in chaos and the millitary and government have been issued to the country to deal with looters and curfew violators. Hospitals and doctors are in need of water and supplies.;_ylt=Asvgs.kkTmBm2Gg.uvDxPX.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNqYmlkcW5yBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMzAxL2x0X2NoaWxlX2VhcnRocXVha2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMyBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNjaGlsZXRyb29wc3A--

Global Warming is hard to prove when you are going through a harsh winter like this, but scientist argue that the planet's heating is the cause of harshness. People do not believe that the planet's tempature is going up when this winter has brought so much snow and blizzard. Scientist continue to try to prove their case.

France and neighboring countries were hit by a storm that has changed the look of the land. Air traffic and other transportion have been delayed, houses are in high water, people are dead, missing, and injured. The French President toured the affected areas, and is saying that 4 million dollars will be used in aid.

These Natural Disasters are affecting the lives of everyone in the world. People are getting negative feedback from nature. Money is being spent. The future is going to be changed. Lives are being altered.

The Most important disaster is:
Global Warming. This is the fate of our planet. Ice caps melting, polar bears dying, and summers burning the skin. Global Warming needs to be taken care.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Streets Lights =Love

Let me know do i have time to grow, never set in stone, blurred by doubt, ignited by hope, held onto by youth, and destroyed by age. By the faith, we are taught to look for the street lights in everyone. People wonder their whole lives searching for the street lights, meager morsels of emotion, that give false positives in most cases.
To long, to lust, to hope, to live are what they are asking for when they look for the street lights. Taking a chance at failure, people find them and cling to them for their emotion's sake. The battered and beaten hearts beat, pumping street lights, commonly known as love, to the brain.

Doesn't everybody enjoy falling in love? Love equals street lights... Street lights keep going and going down the streets and roads lighting the path for people of all varieties to follow. Street light much like love fool people, if you pay too much attention to the hype of the lights, you lose your direction. TV cameras zoom in on love to bring people and attraction closer. But they leave out the confusion and the struggle that comes in the packaged deal.
Street lights! Let me know do i still have time to grow? Things are not always set in stone. That be known, let yourself pay your fare and know your distination. Don't just be lost in the streets, with moments passing in front of you.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Civil War

The war is begining, the people searching for cures to the battle, families seeking the answers to their questions, children divided by pride, the nation surrounded by tradition, America pressed by revolution, Lincoln stranded by force, and slaves lurking for peace.

Families were torn apart, revolution raped by the past, tradition starlted by the future, and the south fearing the losses.

Brothers turned against each other, sisters humbled with pride, mothers devasted by the battles, soldiers traumatized with the war, and men strickend with shame.

Bodies lay everywhere the eye could see, bags of blood and gore , tatters with gore, screaming for mercy, begging for death,