Who we are is defined by our experiences, the things that we go through and the choices that we make. That is precisely what makes each of us truly unique. Even though we might live the same events we all respond in an entirely different way. My defining experience was my family moving around during some critical times during which I structured who I am today. I was thirteen years old when my parents decided to leave Egypt and move to the United States to provide a higher quality life for me and my younger sister. This was not the first time my family has moved but this was without a doubt the biggest relocation for me so far. This was not a defining experience for the obvious typical challenges such as language differences, cultural diversities, and leaving your loved ones behind. Although, these were some hard obstacles that my family and I had to overcome there were some personal issues that only I had to deal with. I was just at the beginning of my teenage years which is a hard enough period to go through under normal circumstance let alone in a different country and with no friends. I spoke English but I didn’t speak “American”. I knew the meaning of the words but I didn’t understand them. I simply was an outsider, because I didn’t relate to the culture or the people. I know I am not the only foreign student who struggled trying to adapt in an American high school but I believe that the way I dealt with my struggles is what makes me a unique candidate to attend the…
Most of our values and attitude develop during childhood.
When a child does something disapproving, it is often said that it is the parent to blame. However, all the fault is not in ones parent. With ones childhood come three main things to that contribute to it: ones parents, ones friends and or peers, and lastly one’s own observations. Although these things contribute, they are not evenly distributed in ones childhood.
Parents are ones first teachers. We learn how to interact with…
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Assignment 5 – What Determines our Intelligence?
The comprehensive concept of intelligence has been studied for several years. Psychologists have collected an incredible amount of research and data in order to determine a person’s intelligence. However, throughout this time, the concept of intelligence has been constantly disputed due to the debate that psychologists refer to as “Nature vs. Nurture.” The Nature side evidently focuses on genetic influences…
Should We “Spank” Our Children?
Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behavior deemed unacceptable. The term usually refers to methodically striking the offender with the open hand or with an implement, whether in judicial, domestic, or educational settings.
In my opinion this is a huge problem at school. I…
Progression for OUR Nation
Freedom. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is what we had been striving for, for far too long while under Great Britain’s Monarchy. To be our own person, and not have any underlying consequence because of it. However, after we obtained said freedom and became independent from Great Britain, we have failed to have a properly balanced government that’ll make our nation strong. Let’s face it, The Articles of Confederation at…
Our society has considerably changed over the years. Our recent technological advances have substantially increased the speed in which we are advancing. There are many positive matters and progress in the general state of society. However, at the same time there is still plenty of corruption and negative matters happening as well. I believe society is not in the best condition that it should be. Although, I find that the direction in which society is headed is the route to improvement. The…
Jessica Bishop and Kay Htut
English 9 GT
June 10, 2013
Not everybody knows it, but time can go by pretty quickly, and people may not realize it.
There are those who do, and live life to the fullest, but there are those who don’t, and just go
with where life takes them. In
, Thornton Wilder uses formal elements of drama and
archetypes of the human experience to prove that humans live in a cloud of ignorance and waste
Dear Gloria Negrete McLeod,
As we know, the United States Army Corps’ has started wasteful construction projects that degrade wetland for our black bears in the South. Everyone has said that deforestation is bad and it hurts animals which is correct. I read an article saying that the U.S. Army Corps’ has taken wetland from black bears now, if you look back, deforestation is destroying an animal’s habitat and by the Army taking the wetland isn’t that the same?
There is an act called the…
“If agriculture doesn't adapt to climate change, if crops don’t adapt to the climate change . . . neither will we.”
With this statement above the question we are all curious to know, whether it is important to be considerate of the amount of food sources we have, use and depend on a daily bases? Should we be more observant to know the amounts of crop failure that increase every year or be more aware to the fact of disease affecting our produce. Things are changing from the yearly round…
I met my boyfriend three years ago at a house party that my step sister convinced me to go to. I was very weary of going because I didn’t want to be in an environment that had alcohol. My parents were alcoholics and I was starting to realize that I could inherit their desire to be drunk most of the time. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that I had developed some of the same alcoholic habits my parents had when I first started high school. Although I was nervous about going to…