The recent release of the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie has been garnering a fair share of attention, with fans looking forward to the revitalization of the franchise, and actors potentially benefiting from their exposure in major roles. There has been plenty of talk over Benedict Cumberbatch’s casting as Khan and his potential to play villainous characters, but much of the popular press doesn’t seem to touch on the larger implications of Cumberbatch’s casting. Read the rest of this entry »
Creative works that consist of mostly writing such as poems and short stories.
I liked the topic of today because being an FBI always sparked my interest. I wouldn’t want to work in the graphic (in dead bodies) department because I wouldn’t want to have that on my mind on imagery.
I heard the shot ring
That sound changed my life
It changed everything
I heard the sound of a gun being fired
Today, about an hour ago
It wasn’t my fault
Johnny brought a gun to school, I got hit, now I must go
God told me to say my goodbies and then leave
So here I am, and this is my last goodbye
Please, even though I won’t be here anymore
Try not to miss me too much, try not to cry
I’m sorry I wasn’t always the best
Tell him I love him
And in my eyes, he was better than all the rest
Tell my sister
We fought often but believe it or not, I loved her too
Tell her to live her life
And to follow her dreams and do whatever she wants to do
Don’t worry about me, I’m not alone
Grandma is waiting for me
And I’ll always watch over you
Even if you can’t see
My last request
My dying wish
Is to warn others of weapons
And it’s risk
Never bring weapons
Even if you’ll never use them, ever
They are still horrible
Use them? Never
In a recent study by the UN, it was found that firearms cause an average 60% of all homicides.
Gun violence leads to significant monetary costs. Phillip J. Cook estimated that gun violence costs the USA $100 billion annually.
70 to 80 million Americans own guns.
Most guns used in crimes are stolen, either from homes or gun dealers.
40-45% of households in the U.S. contain a gun. This translates into a loaded gun in one in every ten households with children, and a gun that’s left unlocked and just “hidden away” in one in every eight family homes.
If things seem crazy…you should stop and think about it.
If you wish…to be someone else, who would be you?
Everything in life is easy if…you make it happen.
When you get old…everything becomes clear and understandable.
A true friend is…someone who accepts their friend for who they are.
I just don’t understand why…people judge body image and determines that to be personality.
Life is like…a journey that never ends.
Happiness is…when you accept yourself for who and what you do.
If you feel like giving up…think about what you can give up.
If you want to be a winner… anything is possible.
If you are tired of working…ask yourself what can you benefit from not working.
The great thing about getting old is…you become more mature.
Life’s ups and downs are…a disappointment, but can always be changed.
You’ve got to…get yourself out there, and give it a shot.
If you want good advice, you should…think of what can benefit you if you tried it.
Today during our morning session we had four different guest speakers, and they all had different information to share. The first speaker was a sheriff, he told us about his job, possible life situations involving police encounters, and he also gave us his view point of gun violence causes. Then we had two more guest speakers named Coach Mohamed and Queen they both had personal experiences involving gun/gang violence and they encouraged everyone to speak out against it, and to keep working on our education as young people. The last speaker was the woman from the anti gun violence organization we are making postcards for, she told us the story of what made her want to start the organization. All of those guest speakers were very helpful for gaining information on the topic, so now we all have enough to make our designs.
A woman named Alyssa came in as a guest speaker today, she introduced to us a very interesting opportunity. There is a current Minneapolis project called “Picturing Peace” which consists of adolescents of Minneapolis participating in their own vision of peace, by going out and photographing their surroundings. There is a contest that involves similar principals, young people going out and capturing photos of what they perceive as peace. It’s a way to visualize what peace is like, to give people and idea of what they should strive for. Giving these people the opportunity to share their own perspectives of peace will allow everyone to understand different view points and help the city improve itself to those standards, the standards of the future.
Bullying is not funny and I ain’t laughing
Bullying is not fun therefore I don’t play at all
Bullying is not tool but looks cool
Bullying may look funny, fun and looks like a tool to play
overall bullying is a awful thing that can hurt you but
your hurting me and you don’t realize
what is and what is not bullying
therefore bullying is not….
what you think at all