The Towering Man

The Towering Man. I read because I want to learn I read because I can, yet all I can read is what I am told to read. Books enlighten us, they don’t censor. A  towering man sits over every book with a shimmering red pen he crosses out words, then sentences, then paragraphs, and finally…

So Close But So Far Away

Blog 1: {Pictures on their way!} As we make our way out of the plane into the corridor of the airport we are greeted by a semi-bold man in his sixties. He turned out to be the U-High principal, and furthermore, he would accompany us throughout our journey in Baton Rouge. We continued to make our way through…

I feel like so many aspects of growing up are thrown at me just about every day. Every day that I talk to my friends they throw something new at me, or a chat with my parents reveals something new about my age. Gosh, and I am only 13. I have a friend, Pedro, he…

Amazing View, Terrifying Steps

Never before had I been so amazed by what I saw, and rarely had I been so in love with what lay before me. The snow packed lanes of Whistler mountain were carved into the surrounding forest as if someone had meticulously crafted each turn and each straight. The freshly made tracks blended into the…

The Crazed Mob

[Names blanked out for privacy reasons]   Credit to the following site of the featured image. All hell broke loose, and for the most absurd reason too. However before I  delve any deeper into this small portion of my daily life; I will give you some back story to how this class pans out. Some…

Necio, That Is What You Are

Always there is that kid, but sometimes there are two for the price of one. Clearly ones is always lurking in the corner, Don´t they annoy you too? Especially when they talk. Falsifying every single story they tell. Gullible, thats what he thinks I am; Honestly does he know who he is speaking too. Ignorant…

Gender Roles and Expecations

I believe that parents/guardians should raise their teenage kids in the same manner without being influenced by the gender of their child. Both genders should grow up without feeling restricted. No child should be expected to behave according to norms and expectations which were created to enforce a very restricted life style which would influence…

Collective Identity

Question: Are different groups of people treated differently? No doubt  that people who are distinct from the rest are and will be treated differently. In our book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton we observe two groups of people have feuds because of their economic status. This is one of many scenarios which lead to racist…

My Pecha Kucha Project

My Pecha Kucha   Task Description:  (Goal) Your task is to create a Pecha Kucha Presentation to exhibit your knowledge of Individual identity and the importance of “Names.” (Role) You are a researcher who has studied the effects of names on identity. You are planning to give a workshop on the importance of names and identity…