By Harlan Coben
Have you ever experience something that changed your life forever? Have you ever found out something you weren't suppose to know? Like a juicy secret? All of this happened to Mickey Bolitar. He was an average teenager until his life flipped upside down forever.
Hello readers, my name is Ivan Hernandez Hernandez and my senior project thesis at this moment is: effects of violence in Michoacán on families emotionally. I really need help refining my thesis so that it sounds better and makes more sense. I would really appreciate the help.
My general topic of my senior project consists on the teens and gang. I am interested in this topic because every day in some part of the world teens join a gang and I would really want to know more of why they join a gang. Most of the information I found out during my research are information I have learned in the past but I would really want to go deep and maybe find a primary source, a personal experience from some one. This is an issue of unfairness towards our teens because some people don't do nothing to change the situation for our generation.
After going to a Catholic school for nearly 10 years, I have been taught over and over again that Morality goes hand and hand with religion. According to the countless religion teachers I've talked with, we are taught what is right and are motivated to do what is right by God. However, not everyone believes this. Many people do not believe in God, and are living with out religion. Does this take away their incentive to do good? From personal experience, there does not seem to be a moral difference between my friends that believe in God and my friends that don't.
His real parents had been drug addicts, he didn't know them, nor did he want to meet them. His aunt took custody of him when he was just born. Ever since then he felt alone in the world because no one understood him. He drowned himself in doubt. He kept telling himself that no matter what he'd become just like his parents. He’s been in gangs, sold and did drugs, smoked daily, became violent, got locked up, thinking that’s the only way to cope. That’s the only path he knew, the only thing he thought he’d ever be good at. Ethan is 16 years old and has had every experience that he shouldn't have had and out of all those experiences, only one had the outcome to change his life for the better. Being in the shadows and giving in to temptation was all he knew until he met Meredith. She made his life more complicated than it ever has been before. But she also made his life seem clearer than the thin ice breaking between them. He fell deep in love with Meredith, who he was convinced was the one. Meanwhile he has a girlfriend, Leanne and Mere herself has boyfriend, Leo. Ethan believed that what he has with Leanne is the closest thing to love he’d ever have. He doesn't want to hurt Leanne, but with Meredith in the picture, he has no clue what he wants. He knows he can’t have both and with everything else going on, he might run out of time to decide.
If Meredith is his choice, will he let that impact his friendship with Leo? And if he decides to stay with Leanne, will he be willing to say goodbye to his first love forever?
Lil Loco, the protagonist in Once A King Always A King, has a few traits that influence relationships with others.
One, he is bad. Two, he is young. Three, he is dangerous.
These traits influence his relationships with others. He has a horrible childhood. His mom and his step dad beat the shit outta him and so therefore he looks for love some place else, in a gang. First of all, he is young when he joins the Latin Kings and there on he turns bad and dangerous.
This book was an interesting abridged version of a very important time in history. I had heard the name Malcolm X, but I never knew his background or about some of the events that he started or was involved in.
Lady Q by Reymundo Sanchez and Sonia Rodriguez is a really great book. I felt as if I were Lady Q. I never wanted that book to end. Reading that book opened my eyes up to female roles in the gang life. I related to that book because now and days, many people are persuaded into that stuff, and to see how Hispanics were mistreated really explained why many of us revolved in the gang life. I loved this book so much ! I love the fact that it was all straight up ! no secrets no nothing ! They said everything plain and simple. It gave a real intro about the real world, it’s ruff out there.
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.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been violence against women. I remember when my friends aunt was getting abused by her husband. This was about 3 years ago, but I didn't know she was getting abused. They just use to argue so i didn't think it was a big problem until she showed my mom her cuts and bruises.
For decades, people have loved going to the movies. It's entertainment as well as enjoyment, is a way to escape from reality. It can bring us happiness, or sadness, as well as fear, and laughter, movies can do it all. Its the perfect place that we can all relax and enjoy a good show (or bad one depending on the movie). But lately there's been a major increase in violence, some recent events that are just outright monstrous. But could movies really be the cause of some of this violence? And if so, what can we even do about it?
The past few months have been controversial ones for our country. It seems as if we witness yet another gun debate every time we turn on the news, but restricting gun laws is not what we should solely be focused on at this crucial time. Instead, we must ask ourselves who is committing the massacres in schools, movie theatres, and malls across the country, not necessarily what tool they are using to carry out the deed. In 9 out of 10 cases- the answer is someone who is suffering from a mental illness- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression.
First when I started reading this novel calls, "Down These Mean Streets" I thought there would be something about young black guy who always cause the problem in the community. I can not imagine something else but black guy with a tough body and he would not scared of anything, but always try to do something that challenging. This picture is still in my mind now even though I already knew that it about Puter Rican guy.
I though this book was about living in the ghetto while being really poor and how to achieve the things in life to make it better. I also thought it would have to do with gangs and drugs, and how people that was raised by the street improve or successful in life.
My first impression about this book was I thought there was going to be a lot of violence happening in this book because of the title. I also thought the main character was going to have a struggle in their life and no one can help them, but have to live their life by changing their life to the street lifestyle.
The introduction to Things Get Hectic by Philip Kay is very interesting because it relates to everyday life in our world today. He talks about gang violence and how police officers are really corrupted and don't do their job correctly. He explains how youth violence has always been there. I find this book to be very interesting to me because I feel that i will be able to relate to it so much and agree with most of what they are saying. What I have been thinking about in my book since the last time that I read it is, how these kids die so young from bombings on the train to stabbing.
Effects of media violence is one of the ways people and cultures are changing today. Violent shows today are spreading violence between people. Rap music influences media violence by raping about drugs. Role model can be one of the example too. When someones role model does something bad it causes media violence because their fans start doing the same thing.
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.
A tweet by @deborahbowman calling out the ‘unknowns’ of schizophrenia directed me to a New York Times editorial by a private practice psychiatrist about the failed approach many people are taking towards dealing with people who suffer from mental illness. Steinberg believes that our world today is more concerned with privacy and staying away from ‘labeling’ others than we are about protecting the regular citizens that have been harmed in an onslaught of school, movie theatre, and shopping mall shootings.
People of all ages have witnessed violent outbreaks. Whether, it’s in their community, household, or personal experience. However, is the violence displayed on television truly comparable to violence in the real world? We are now living in a violent world, where media plays a major part in social aspects. Is the media depicting a reasonable image of violence, or nurturing viewers into something worse?
First Draft: Violence in the Real World
People of all ages have witnessed violent outbreaks. Whether it’s in their community, household, or personal experience. However, is the violence displayed on television truly comparable to violence in the real world? We are now living in a violent world, where media plays a major part in social aspects. Is the media depicting a reasonable image of violence, or nurturing viewers into something worse?
Most interesting facts I learned through site operators!:
.gov: The Obama Administration is against any form of legalization of any drug. This is really interesting because I thought he was and legalization seems to be a pretty democratic thing. They also state some “facts” which contradict a lot of other stuff I’ve read about the good and bad effects of it.
USA. Executive Office of the President. Office of National Drug Control Policy. Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. .
Anthony has been studying the Latin Kings and the Young Lords. Davon has been looking into the Black Disciples. All of these gangs or groups have their roots in Chicago. This sparked a conversation about what gangs are all about, whether they are always bad, and how to avoid going to violence.
What I feel about the article is that it is true. I think when we put more people to jail and when those people come out of jail the crime rate does go down. People believe that the higher incarceration rates led to less crime. I agree with this statement because people who go to jail see that it is a really bad place to be at. So when they come out of jail they tell others that are doing crimes to stop because it will ruin their life, so the people that have been to jail can warn the other before it is too late for them.