In Sam Smouha’s paper, “Food Activism and Structural Malnourishment,” the author talks about the importance of food and how many people in New York City, specifically Hunts Point, continue to famish from such vital essentials.
When we consider the issue of low-income neighborhoods, some might wonder: How is it that these districts are able to eat healthy? Sam’s article addresses this question because he broadcasts the message youth are trying to convey in the South Bronx by helping grow different fruits and vegetables so others in the region may eat better food with more convenience.
When the new superintendent takes office in Oakland Unified, the issues s/he will have to address, along with the administration of Fremont High School will be to first of all, better the security at school. One way they will be able to do this is by allowing us to have working cameras inside the campus, not only around the perimeter of the school. Secondly, they will have to improve the relationship between parents and administration.
In Sam Smouha’s Paper, “What does sustainability mean in Hunts Point, the Bronx?” (Vasser College Senior Capstone Project, 2012) the author talks about how Hunts Point is undergoing a social and environmental transformation, despite being known for it’s poverty and crime. His goal is to help adolescents develop job skills, all while helping the area by managing oyster farms and counting birds that come across the Bronx River.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck is an intense, harsh story that takes place in the early 1900s. It is about a Mexican-Indian couple, Kino and Juana, who struggle and face challenges where they must do things that take away from their poor, innocent-like lifestyle for the sake of the life of their infant son, Coyotito, who was stung by a scorpion in the beginning of the book.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the Muslims religion. I remember Muslims from my corner store talking about their religion a few months ago, I was somewhat interested but had a lot of other stuff on my mind, and that is why I couldn’t learn more at the time.
Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood's leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “They Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty,” also brought one of the most inspiring documentaries, “I AM,” this documentary focuses on what happened to him after a cycling accident that left him incapacitated, possibly for life and what he does to make a difference. Shadyac felt the need to tell others about his prior life of excess and greed, and how himself as an individual could contribute to society by changing the way we live.
Many of the buildings,stores,movies and streets have changed in the Bronx over time.There has been construction,tranistion and most of all change.Movie theaters use to be drive throughs.People would come in theri car and watch a movie or two in a parking lot.Years later we make the transition into indoor movie theaters.The streets have become more wider,comparing to how narrow they use to be.The veichles we drive have become larger.One of the major changes are the pople within the bronx itself.We have changed how we act with ecah other and our personalities as well.Our community has nurtured w
As many other AP English class learning to write efficiently and well is a key part of the class. In most classrooms around the country a teacher will assign one topic for every student to write about. In the AP Lang. class at my school on the other hand the teacher gave complete control over what we want to write about. For my research paper I have chosen to look at Mental Hospitals and how they have evolved from the 50’s. I want to look at how not only did the treatments change but also how the facilities have changed.
Mitch Albom says that texting is bad because we are losing our face to face communication. He believes this is a bad thing. He says we are starting to not hear our loved one talk and we will one day forget their voice or have very little memory of that. http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM
Not true. You see your family every day and if your in the next room you don't need to text then but when your at a party or out with friends you don't pick up the phone, but you will answer a text cause you can still talk to your friends while texting not while calling.
Whoever wrote this http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM has the wrong idea. Texting is a good thing, it helps kids learn how to multi task. For example, a kid could be doing his doing his homework at the same time. Why is that a bad thing? Also, it saves a lot of time. For example, let's say you have to send to send in your report to your boss, and then you call him but the line is busy. In that case you're pretty much done. But if you text him or send it over to him using your cellphone, things work out much better for everyone.
I must disagree with the author of this article: http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM Texting HAS brought people together in fact. With texting, you can easily ask your friends a question. Over the past couple years, texting (instant messaging) has gradually become more and more popular. Inventions such as the Iphone, Galaxy S, and the Blackberry have all made the lives of people easier. With a couple seconds of effort, you can ask someone " What time should you pick me up", or " How long can I stay?" Compared to if you were to call someone, the call would take longer.
I think that texting is a good thing, I don't really see why it is bad. What if you need to talk to someone about something personal and all your friends are around? Everyone says that teens text way to much but the fact is, that we all text not just teens and so what kids have ore friends then adults and we like to keep in touch with each other so we text instead of calling. Texting is easier too. We don't text that much trust me. 2,750 texts per month and 88 texts per day isn't that bad, I personally don't think that's a lot.
I don't agree with Mitch at all in his article, http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM . He has been raised in a totally different lifetime then kids. He may find it weird to send all those messages in 1 day, but that's just how our generation is.
I think texting is a great idea but I definitely don't think that it should be used as often as people use it, I mean the numbers are just ridiculous! I text only when I need to ask my sister to pick me up from a friends house or if I want to ask a friend if we have practice tomorrow. I only text for things that would only take a couple seconds. 2750 texts a month is crazy, people should text because it is a wonderful way of communicating but I definitely think people should not text that much. People need to communicate more on the phone and have to spend less time sending texts.
In this article, http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM Mitch Albom writes about his worries and concerns about losing contact and human connection through texting. He also talks about his experiences with his own mother when he wanted her to get an email.
As technology grows more and more, the idea of interaction changes too. 100 years ago people sent letter to each other as a form of communication between long distances, fast forward 50 years and then everyone is using a house phone to communicate.
Texting is the most common means of communication today. I certainly think that texting is a good thing, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have any bad qualities. I text everyday of my life, and i enjoy it. Texting has given us a way to talk to people no matter where they are.
Texting is the main way kids in today's community communicate. not only because its easier but you can say things in texts that you probably wouldn't be able to say to someones face. Because of this advantage most kids find it easier to text which is one reason its the most common for people.
Look I don't really text, I am not like one of those people who text all day. Even though I have unlimited text I text about 250 a month. This really doesn't concern me, but it can be annoying. Almost all my friends have phones and the text me a lot, I am a terrible texter so I just call him. Its much easier than texting, but texting can sometimes be faster if your good at it or you stay on your phone 24/7. I agree to some extent. I realize it can sometimes be nerve racking to call a teenager and no response, but this is technology you can't stop it.
I have to say that I don't really agree with the author's opinion on texting. Texting is not taking away our abilities of communication. It is simply a faster way of communicating. http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM
People are quick to blame texting for stopping face to face communication, but texting is actually keeping us connected with our friends and family more than ever.
I agree with how you said a generation losing a voice in communications. When you text someone and ask them something, you never really know what they are really saying. If you are on the phone with them, they answer right away, and you can hear their voice and hear how they feel.
Texting is an important way of communication in the twenty-first century. Many people have such a busy schedule between school, sports, and other activities; that it is hard to find time to sit and talk to someone on the phone.
Mitch Albom says that he feels sorry for us because we are texting too much. http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM I personly dissagree with his views. Even though I text, I still talk on the phone and talk to people in real life. I have a cousin who lives England and we can't talk on the phone all the time. But with the help of his iPod touch and my iPhone we are able to text and stay in touch more then we would if we had to call each other. We have conversations almost every week and we wouldn't be able to without texting.
I mean I really agree with this, that its great to hear someones voice, http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM but texting is a faster way of communication, and its so much easier. With me and my parents I see them a lot and talk to them a lot, so I really think its not needed to talk to someone if you can just text them.
Also my parents are into Twitter and Facebook, so they know a lot about texting to begin with unlike in this article where the mom had no idea how to text.
I don't agree with the author of this article http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM . Just because we're texting it doesn't mean we don't talk to other people. For some people texting is a lot easier. For example, what if you're at your cousins house and it's really loud and your friend calls you. You won't hear anything they say. But, if you get a text from you're friend you're able to communicate without having to worry about the noise.
I thought that this article http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM was very interesting because I never thought about texting or email from the perspective of a mother. The only reason that I ever thought parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles wouldn't want to text would be because they don't know how to.
Texting is something that most people use on an everyday basis. It has evolved and been updated for many years now, and mostly everyone has a cell phone nowadays. Overall I don't agree with this article because texting could be a quick text saying "where are you?" or something like that. Most people use text messages to talk because they are messages where you don't need a phone call to say something. If you do have a lot to say to someone you would pick up the phone and call them.
The author of this article http://personal.crocodoc.com/ApaB0SM says that people send and receive 88 texts a night and 17 calls. For me this isn't true. I usually send more text messages than that a night. Texting helps me socialize after school, helps me make plans with friends, communicate with family, or if I have trouble on a school assignment I will text a friend for help. For me 17 calls a night is actually high. At most I usually have at most 10 calls but that doesn't happen a lot. Now my phone is broken and I can't hear the person when they call me and they can't hear me.