Esta pared es parte de la casa de mi amiga Dionna. No hay edificios especiales que son dignos de ser pintados con un mural entonces encontré un edificio que era especial para mí. La mamá de mi amiga dice todo el tiempo que quiere hacer algo divertido con su casa - entonces creo que un poco de arte sería algo diferente
Sería un buen lugar para un mural porque el edificio no es en carácter con los otros edificios en el Parkway de Benjamin Franklin. El Parkway tiene el tema del período de los artes bellos de los francés. Este edificio es muy aburrido y poco interesante. Me gustaría pintar este edificio con arte clásico especialmente porque es un museo de arte y el exterior no es característico de las pinturas que contiene.
Betty Louis Q2
Joven de 18 años dice que hizo porno para ayudar a su mamá
Este artículo es sobre un homre nombre Robert Marucci quien dice que hizo porno para ayudar a su mamá pagar las cuentas. La madre de Robert dije "Creo que son los valores morales y creencias personales de la Doctora Stephanie Soliven y no creo que esto sea de la incumbencia de nadie más que de mi hijo. Los chicos en la escuela encontraron la pornografía y ella no hizo nada por detenerlo". También, Robert fue expulsado desde escuela. Él fue expulsado por cuatro días. Nadie debería tener que mostrar su cuerpo por dinero. Eso es peligroso. El artículo dije que un grupo de Facebook creado en apoyo a Marucci tiene un poco más de 500 miembros. “Docenas de estudiantes participaron en una huelga el viernes, protestando para la suspensión del adolescente.” Cuando las personas en su escuela descubierto "Él fue acosado, fue amenazado". Lo fue su culpa para hacer lo que hizo pero no personas debe ser intimidado. En la final el artículo dije “Docenas de estudiantes participaron en una huelga el viernes, protestando por la suspensión del adolescente. Las llamadas hechas por CNN a la casa de Robert Marucci y a la oficina del sitio web para el que él trabaja no fueron respondidas.” Yo espero esto ayuda él.
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"Joven De 18 Años Dice Que Hizo Porno Para Ayudar a Su Mamá." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. <http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2014/01/22/joven-de-18-anos-dice-que-hizo-porno-para-ayudar-a-su-mama/>.
He was born in Brazil and moved to Miami in 1989. Shortly after moving here, he was asked by Michel Roux (founder of Absolut Vodka’s Art Campaign) to reinterpret Vodka’s famous bottle. His painting was so good, it was published and seen by millions. He has his own main art gallery at Souch Beach, Miami.
He has completed works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises among others.
Piece by the artist:
App anti-bullying de estudiantes para estudiantes
Hay nuevas muy importantes para estudiantes en condados de Filadelfia y Delaware. Hay muchas problemas por estudiantes en condados de Filadelfia y Delaware ahora, pero las problemas mas grandes estan problemas de un estudiante y otro estudiante. Este problema es “bullying”. Los estudiantes en escuela primera y escuela secundaria, y también estudiantes en la universidad, tienen vidas muy difíciles porque otras estudiantes se tratan muy mal. En algunos situaciones,estudiantes no piensan que más pueden hacer, y ellos se suicidó. Pero, esto no secude mucho.
En el artículo “App anti-bullying de estudiantes para estudiantes” que esta en el periodico Al Dia, ellos anuncian las nuevas que va a ser app por telefono que puede ayudar a estudiantes.
"Los padres pueden hablar todo lo que quieran sobre la importancia de prevenir el ‘bullying’, pero las mejores soluciones para detener este problema sigue estando en manos de nuestros hijos", dijo el senador estatal Anthony H. Williams.
“Estoy muy emocionado por ver los resultados de esta competencia, sobre todo, cómo va a ayudar a nuestros niños a aprender y a crecer juntos", dijo el senador.
Este app no esta publico antes de Noviembre, 2014.
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Cuándo viaja para vacaciones, es amable y cómodo dormir en un bonito y buen hotel. Puede ser caro depende dónde estás o en qué país está. Hay algunos hoteles clasificaron “los mejores hoteles” en el mundo. Los mejores hoteles estan ubicaron en diferentes países. Paíases como Toronto en Canada, Mumbai en India, Ecuador, Udaipur en India, San Carlos en Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Suiza, a muchos más. El país con la más los mejores hoteles es Italia con 152 hoteles. Según a CNN: “Entre los hoteles Travelers’ Choice con mejores calificaciones en otras categorías para 2014: El mejor hotel de lujo del mundo: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, en Franschhoek, Sudáfrica. El mejor hotel ganga del mundo: Castlewood House, Dingle, Irlanda. El mejor hotel familiar del mundo: Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italia. El hotel más romántico del mundo: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Tailandia.” Después de leí artículo, recordé el hotel me quedé en Vietnam para una semana. El hotel es classifica cinco estrellas. El hotel es bonita y fuiste piscina grande. Según a CNN: “La tarifa promedio por noche entre estos hoteles es de 366 dólares.” Hoteles es negocio serio y perfecto para las vacaciones."Los Mejores Hoteles Del Mundo, Según Viajeros De Trip Advisor." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
Betty Louis Q2
Un niño de 8 años rescata a 6 familiares de un incendio y muere tratando de salvar al último
Este artículo es sobre el niño nombre tyler quien murió en un incendio ocurrido en una casa rodante al norte de Nueva York el lunes por la mañana, mientras intentaba rescatar a un familiar discapacitado que se encontraba en el interior. La artículo dije “Cuando los bomberos y los delegados del alguacil respondieron a la llamada de emergencia más o menos a las 4:45 a.m., Tyler había logrado despertar a 6 personas en la pequeña caravana, entre ellos dos niños de 4 y 6 años, informó Ebmeyer.” Luego, Tyler regresó al fuego para ayudar a su tío discapacitado, quien no habría podido salir del hogar por sí solo, dijo Ebmeyer. Tyler murió como un héroe. Eso fue una acción valiente que hizo. Yo espero el niño fue vivo. Él se merecía mucho más que a vivo. Este es por que un detectores de humo es muy importante. Todo del mundo van a morir pronto pero un detectores de humo va a ayudar imperio que. Yo espero Tyler es en Heaven con Jesús. Qué tyler fue increíble! Todo el mundo deberían saber sobre ló. Tyler obviamente tenía un corazón grande. Yo rezo que su familia esta bien. Ellos perdieron un miembro de la familia maravilloso.
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"Un Niño De 8 Años Rescata a 6 Familiares De Un Incendio Y Muere Tratando De Salvar Al último." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. <http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2014/01/22/un-nino-de-8-anos-rescata-a-6-familiares-de-un-incendio-y-muere-tratando-de-salvar-al-ultimo/>.
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Más de 300 personas a bordo de un crucero de Royal Caribbean contrajeron una enfermedad durante el viaje en barco. El crucero de Royal Caribbean es un diez días viaje de vacaciones. Conforme a CNN: “De un total de 3.050 pasajeros, 281 reportaron vómitos y diarrea así como 22 de los 1.165 miembros de la tripulación del barco Explorer of the Seas, de acuerdo con un comunicado.” Es brote de virus en un crucero y continua propoga. El diez días viaje de vacaciones se acortará ocho días. Conforme a CDC: “Los norovirus se transmiten con facilidad y son causa común de gastroenteritis, una enfermedad que produce vómitos y diarrea”. Y CDC van a desinfectar el crucero para futuro viaje de vacaciones. La compañía dijeron "Nuevos reportes de enfermedad han disminuido cada día, y muchos huéspedes están bien. No obstante, las incomodidades causadas implican que ya no podemos proporcionar las vacaciones que nuestros huéspedes esperaban". Tras consultas entre nuestro equipo médico y representantes de CDC, creemos que lo correcto es regresar a nuestros huéspedes de forma anticipada, y usar el tiempo extra para desinfectar el barco de forma más minuciosa" Después leo el artículo, no quiero ir un crucero. No quiero a enformo.
"Se Enferman Más De 300 Personas En Un Crucero En El Caribe." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
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Durante el miércoles, el cantante, Justin Bieber arrestó para condujo en estado de ebriedad, fuma marijuana, ilegal calle carrera, y inválido licencia. Durante el jueves, Justin Bieber liberó con $2,500 fianza dinero. Todo sucedió en Miami en la mañana. Mientres fue estación de policía, el sonrió en todo el mundo. Se desconoce a dónde se dirige. Antes todo sucedió, el con un mujer en la playa. Mientres ser tomado lejos, hinchas de Justin Bieber animaron para el aunque el fue cárcel. jefe de policiá dijo "(Bieber) hizo algunas declaraciones de que había consumido alcohol y que había fumado marihuana y consumido medicamentos recetados". Justin Bieber condujo un lamborghini y su amigo condujo Ferrari. Ellos corrieron ilegalmente alrededor la calle. Martinez dijo "no estaba cooperando con las instrucciones del oficial" jefe de policía dijo "Primero, estuvo un poco agresivo, usó algunas palabras para cuestionar por qué había sido detenido y por qué el oficial lo estaba interrogando. Cuando él abrió la ventana y confrontó al señor Bieber, detectó un olor fuerte a bebidas alcohólicas". SGT Bobby de CNN dijo “El cantante falló una prueba de sobriedad al momento de su detención”. Esta situación por todo la entrevista, por ejemplo: facebook, twitter, tumblr, muchos más.
"Arrestan a Justin Bieber Por Conducir Ebrio Y Bajo Influencia De Marihuana." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
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Quarter 2 Reflection 7 Señorita Manuel
El Papa Llega a Filadelfia en el 2015
El Papa de la iglesia católica, Papa Francisco, va a visitar Filadelfia en septiembre de dos mil quince, él anuncío recientemente. Va a ocurrir durante el octavo Encuentro Mundial de familias, que tiene lugar todo tres años. En el pasado, ha estado en Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Roma Italia, Manila, y esta vez, va a estar en Filadelfia.
Esta es toda parte de la piensa del Papa para visitar muchos lugares del mundo. Ya visitó Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, en el julio pasado. También en eso julio, manteno masa en una isla de Italia, donde muchas emigrantes africanos se murieron tratando de cruzar el océano a Europa a través de la isla. El tiene piensas de visitar Amman, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, y Korea Sur en agosto.
Los propósitos de estas visitas es de reforzar las ideas central de la iglesia, familia, y lo connectar a lo largo de los cinco continentes. Este ha estado el tema de los encuentros de familias.
Aunque no soy católica, yo todavía pienso que este es muy bueno. Es muy bueno y importante por el ciudad, el lugar donde yo vivo, Filadelfia, y estoy contento que Filadelfia está recibiendo atención alrededor del mundo.
Gamboa, Ana. "El papa llega a Filadelfia en el 2015."Ponte Al Día. Ponte Al Día, 24 Jan 2014. Web. 27 Jan 2014. <http://www.pontealdia.com/philadelphia/el-papa-llega-a-filadelfia-en-el-2015.html>.
Los Yankees Tenía un Contrato con Masahiro Tanaka
Este artículo se trata de un jugador de béisbol de Japón llamada Masahiro Tanaka. Él lanza en Japón por todos las vida. En la semana pasada, Masahiro Tanaka tenía un contrato con los Yankees. Quien pasaron mucho dinero por Jacoby Ellsbury y mucho jugador de beísbol. Los Yankees pasaron 155 millones dolares por siete años. En Japón, Masahiro Tanaka tenía bien el año pasado impuso 24 juegos y nunco pérdida un juego este año. Él tenía juega bien y va a bien en la grandes ligas de béisbol. Los Yankees quien pasaron mucho dinero en mucho años tenían nunca impuso en cuatro años. Este año ahora yo pienso los Yankees va a pérdida y va a pérdida Masahiro Tanaka a otro equipos. También A-Rod es nunca juega el béisbol yo pienso. El vocabulario que yo aprendí en el artículo es ficharon. La palabra de ficharon es a registro. Yo encontrado la palabra en esta sentencia en el artículo. “Los Yankees ficharon el miércoles al cotizado pitcher japonés Masahiro Tanaka por siete años y 155 millones de dólares.” (Fox Deportes)
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"Los Yankees Contratan a Masahiro Tanaka." FOX Deportes. Fox Deportes, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.foxdeportes.com/beisbol/story/los-yankees-contratan-a-masahiro-tanaka>.
The Central Park V jogger case was the case of the battering and rape of female jogger Trisha Meili; in New York City’s Central Park on April 19 1989. Five youth males four were black and one was hispanic. They males were falsely convicted of the rape of Trisha Meili. Until 2002 when their charges were vacated. On the night of April 19, 1989 several attacks and robberies happened in Central Park an estimated 30 youths were thought to have come together to commit these crimes.
According to police investigations on the night of the crime; the perpetrators were ‘gangs’ of teenagers who ‘set out’ to assault ‘innocent’ strangers which the media then gave the action the name “wilding”. April 19th was known to be the night in which these youths (predominantly blacks and hispanics) where these random acts of ‘wilding’ occurred in Harlem. Aside from normal police protocol the name of suspects under 16 years of age names are not to be released to media. Which instead the names, photos, and place of residence was publicized while the joggers name was still kept private.
Although many youths were identified as partaking in these acts of ‘wilding’ and some identified themselves as assaulting other people. Only the five which became known as “The Central Park Five” were brought to trial later on. The names of the five youths that were taken in for questioning are Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Kharey Wise. Yusef Salaam was the fifth one but he refused to sign a confession with his signature. The police interrogated these young men to the point where they were telling on each other claiming one committed the rape just to get the police to let them go home. They blamed each other and said the others were raping the jogger claiming themselves to be innocent.
No DNA connected the boys to the case, they actually had no idea what happened to the jogger. Their statements were released just so they could go home.
The first trial was held in August of 1990, the defendants are Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Antron McCray were being tried for attempted murder and convicted of rape./ During the time of the trial Salaam and McCray were 15 years old. Raymond Santana was 14 years old at the time They received the maximum amount of time permitted for minors.
Reverend Calvin O. Butts (a supporter of the youths that had been wrongly accused) said "The first thing you do in the United States of America when a white woman is raped is round up a bunch of black youths, and I think that's what happened here." The race card was pulled by blacks who were enraged by the fact these young men were wrongly accused. Police had no physical evidence nor did the “suspects” have any evidence on themselves that was related to the crime.
The police were obviously biased to “whites” post the Civil Rights Era. Black protesters were angered at the fact the these five “kids” were convicted of a crime they had no idea even took place. Police created a time line of when the boys were projected to have committed the crime it did not add up. The time and place the jogger was raped did not even correlate with the time the boys had been in the park. The boys also later released a statement stating that they were not in that section of the park where the woman was battered and raped.
The difference between the 60’s and 1989 is racism was not as publicized. Media is biased towards exploiting black crimes. The media made this case much larger rather than if the media had not started releasing these statements from minors. In the 60’s there were leaders like MLK and MX who were constantly on tv defending blacks which made race a larger issue. Once the late 80’s hit racism still existed though it was less publicized. This was during the crack era, (1989) so the drug wars and black on black crime was more of an issue on the news rather than a KKK rally. I believe this and I know for fact that blacks at this point dealt with the race aspect though they still had to deal with live in their own neighborhoods.
These biases by the media often portray the image that all blacks are bad especially during this time where activist were “pro” jogger or “pro” youth. The media threw their names and personal information out before they put on the cover of the NY Times “ Female Jogger near death after savage attack by roving gang”. Not only were they bashed so bad but after the true rapist came forward there was no type of compensation or remorse felt towards the 5 now 15 years later men. Today the men are all in contact with each other and tell their stories in their documentary.
Recipe and Analysis-
Hummus: From: The New Moosewood Cookbook By: Mollie Katzen
- 2-3 medium cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 scallions, in 1-inch pieces
- 3 cups of cooked chick peas (2 of the15 1/2oz. cans, rinsed and well drained)
- 6 Tbs. tahini
- 6 Tbs. lemon juice
- 3/4-1tsp. salt
- Place garlic, parsley and scallions in a food processor or blender and mince
- Add chick peas, tahini, lemon juice and salt, and puree to a think paste
- 1 package of yeast, or quick rising yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.
- Combine flour and salt in large bowl
- Make a small depression in the middle of flour and pour yeast water in depression
- Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, and stir with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until elastic
- Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. When the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded.
- Coat large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.
- Allow to sit in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
- Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface let sit covered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 500deg F. and make sure the rack is at the very bottom of the oven. Be sure to also preheat your beking sheet.
- Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.
- Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.
- Remove each pita with a spatula from the baking sheet and add additional pitas for baking.
- Take spatula and gently push down puff. Immediately place in storage bags, or eat away.
When looking at my list of ingredients the only thing that stuck out to me as something that could be considered processed were the chick peas that I will be using since they are canned and the garlic I am using because it will also be canned. Other than those two things the rest of my food will be completely whole food. The hummus was hard to determine the serving size for because it’s not quite clear how much one person will want to have of it. I finally decided to give it a good 5 person serving amount while in reality it could probably serve a lot more people. After figure out the serving size I was able to determine to nutritional facts. The hummus is about 80 calories per serving size, 2.2g of fat and such an incredibly low amount of sugar that it didn’t show up. One of the really great things is that this has 3.1g of protein per serving which is pretty decent. It also has 2.6g of dietary fiber and no cholesterol! Now for the pita bread I split it into 12 since it should make 12 pockets. This gave me the nutritional facts of it containing 115 calories, again very low amount of sugar, 0.3g of fat, no cholesterol, 24.2g of carbohydrates and 0.8g of dietary fiber. It also contains 3.2g of protein. I think that my body and anyone else's bodies could definitely handle this dish. I think that your body would be ok if you ate this for every meal. You are getting most of the nutrition's that you need from this.
Environmentally it is very kind. I can’t track back where all of the ingredients came from but I do know that most of it could be made in the US and is kind to the environment. There is a possibility that the garlic and green onion could have been made in bad conditions but they are not the main ingredients. Economically the meal is pretty cheap. It would not cost much money to make this at all. I bought these ingredients from grocery stores that were not whole foods or trader joes or a place like that, that makes me sure of who harvested the food. I do know that most likely the money is not going to the right people but that has more to do with where I got the food than what I got. I mean I definitely could have bought fresh chick peas and made them on the stove before I put it in the hummus but I didn’t which means someone else had to do that and then also can it.
While we did the unit on food and it’s effects on your health I was out for a week due to a concussion. Because of this I was not in class for most of the unit. With that being said I wasn’t able to gather as much as my other classmates because I wasn’t there. Despite not being there I still learned a lot about how our food system works. This past year my sister has been paying a lot of attention to the foods she eats so I had an idea about why organic food was better for you but I never really took the time to look into it myself. I really was able to notice how much processed food I ate and then because of coming up with the recipe I was able to problem solve and find a way to make it the least processed I could make. Throughout the process of looking at the given articles we read in class I was able to see just how strongly those processed foods can harm you. It really makes me rethink the way that I am going to eat from now on.
“Dad, I can’t go to boarding school, at least not an all girls one. Father, please!” Madison exclaimed.
“Madison ,sweetheart, we are almost there! You can’t back out now,” he protested.
“ Dad, I’m 13 years old. I think I can make my own decisions.” I said, standing my ground.
His face reeked of disappointment, and he looked out the window. I looked out the window as well, looking at the English country side. I was on my way to a new school, far away from my friends and family - a very fancy school, that we never could have afforded. My dad thought we were so lucky that I had gotten a scholarship. I didn’t see it that way.
“We’re here.” my father said.
Looking out at the building, it was like a castle, with so many pretty architectural details. I’ve never seen anything like it, being from New York City and living in a small apartment building. As we pulled up to the building, a lady came up to the car and waited until we stopped, with her hands joined together.
I walked out of the car onto the paved light beige colored brick driveway.
“Hello, my name is Ms. Varden and I will be your headmistress,” she explained.
Holding her head high and her hand out in a pleasant gesturem I hugged my father and said my goodbyes. She led me to the lobby of the school. It was amazing! There were two shiny wooden spiral staircases connecting at the top. As we headed up the stairs to my quarters for the term, I remembered my two best friends back home. Ohh, I loved to sing and dance around the room with them and just act like children! I knew I would miss that at the new school.
We reached my room and the headmistress said, “Unpack your things quickly and head down to the lunchroom in 20 minutes! Come on! Chop Chop!”, ahe said in her strong British accent.
My room had a fireplace and a princess bed, with a massive canopy draping over the bed frames. It also had a great view of the lake in the backyard, as well as the pretty trees and adorable gardens. I unpacked my stuff and headed down for lunch. Suddenly, I felt myself flying down the stairs, and soon I was flat on my face, looking up at a pretty girl about my age, who had been bending over to tie her shoe. I must have tripped over her - not a great way to make a first impression.
“Omg, I’m so sorry!” I said to the girl.
She smilesd and started laughing, and soon I’m laughing as well.
“Hi, I’m Allison!” she said, still lying on the ground.
“Hi I’m the clumsy girl that just tripped over you. But I also go by Madison.” I said.
“Hey, come on, we have to head to lunch before Ms.Varden yells at us!” By now she was standing up and holding out her hand to help me up.
We started running because we didn’t want to be late. We looked into each other and smiled for a second and didn’t see that Ms.Verden was staring right at us, with her arms crossed andher stern face. We stopped immediately and crossed our hands and put our heads down.
“You must not run in the halls! Tou had to have known that, Allison!” Headmistress said.
“Yes, I’m sorrym Headmistress,” said Allison with a fake sad face.
“ Now run along!” said Ms, Verden.
We walked quietly until she was gone, then we looked at each other and started laughing.
“You must not run in the halls, you had to have known that, Allison!” said Allison, mimicking the headmistress.
“Hey so do you know about the annual color war?” Allison said.
“No, what's it all about?” I said.
“Well the color war is the annual baseball game that we have and the two teams Blue and Pink battle it out for victory!It’s right before spring break. I’m gonna be Blue you should join us.” Allison said.
“Yeah, It sounds like fun!” I said smiling.
We walked into the lunch room and it had chandeliers hanging from the ceiling! It looked more like a ballroom than a lunchroom.
This school was very small so there was only 120 kids in the school. There were many cliques though! The main one was the “Preps”; there was also the Nerds, and then there were the “Populars.”
“Who are they?” I said to Allison before sitting at a Prep table.
I was pointing to the Populars and allison made a face as she answered my question.
“They are the witches of Salem, the meanest of the mean.” Allison said.
I looked back at the two blondes, and the leader, clearly the brunette. They were laughing and talking. I wished for a second that I could be there and laugh with them.
“Hey, you ok?” Allison said.
“Huh.. Yeah sorry.” I said.
Allison went on talking to the Preps, and it was clear she was happy she was one of them. Wnen I started looking at them, the leader glanced over and used hand gestures to summon me over. I stood up and went over there.
“Hey wanna sit with us?” The leader said.
“Sure.” I smiled as I sat on the plush pillow on the chair.
“My name is Ashley and these two are Christy and Monica” the popular girl said.
“Hello, pleased to meet you, my name is Madison.” I said nervously.
“So I see that you are all chummy chummy with Allison.” Ashley said.
“Yeah she is ok.” I said.
“Well I just wanted to warn you about her! She was one of us last year, we kicked her out because she was always getting into trouble and blamed it on us.” Ashley said.
“She is not to be trusted.” The blonde twins said.
“Yeah and I also wanted to see if you wanted to go shopping with us after school and hang around us.” Ashley said.
“Sure. I’d love to!” I said.
It was after school and we headed to the mall and there was so many stores!
They wanted to go to the fancy stores and I couldn’t really afford it. My father gave me his credit card for emergencies. Well, I decided this was a fashion emergency!
We looked in Gucci and, to be one of the girls I was going to have sunglasses from here because it was tradition. I found a pair that was so pretty but they were $800 and I couldn’t afford it and my father would not be pleased. The girls’ voices kept repeating in my head.
“To be one of us you have to have the glasses!” Ashley’s voice said.
I didn’t care what my father thought and got the glasses but I didn’t have to pay because before I even went and paid for it. Ashley took the glasses out of my hand and paid for it.
“It’s ok! I got it! My parents are royalty they wouldn’t care that I paid for them.” Ashley said.
My eyes opened in shock, this was now the most expensive piece in my closet! We went to the other stores and I got a new outfit because Ashley said that I had to dress like them! They all dress in fancy designer clothes. I had none, so I had to buy some new clothes to fit in.
The next week, every after class, there were trips to Starbucks and the mall and into town everyday after school. Just me and the Populars. Allison was nowhere in sight.
At the end of the week, after my last class, the bell rang.
“Hey, Madison, can you stay for a second?” my history teacher siad.
I packed up my stuff and told the girls I will be there in a sec.
“So, I see that you are doing badly on your tests and I wouldn’t want you to lose your scholarship.” the teacher said.
“Ok, I will do better, I promise!” I said.
I rushed out of the class and the girls were waiting there with big smiles on their faces, like a plan was underway.
“Come on, let’s go! The teacher just wanted a quick discussion on how I should make my essay into a book.” I said.
“Ok, let’s head to starbucks!” Ashley said.
We got to Starbucks and before I could even reach for my wallet, Ashley paid for my Vanilla Chai Latte.
“So I was talking to the girls and it’s our tradition to take a trip to Greece every spring break. We were wondering if you wanted to come?” Ashley said with a big smile on her face.
“You would have to pay your own way though, and sadly you can’t, because you are on a scholarship so that means that you can’t afford even your drink that I gladly paid for!” Ashley said.
At that point I had tears in my eyes! I couldn’t say a word. As far as the Populars go scholarship girls are the lowest of the low! Allison, my first friend at this new school, had been right all along. And I had abandoned her.
“Please leave! Like now.” Ashley said.
“Yeahh..” The twins spoke.
I walked out of there. I felt bad for myself, but also for the way I had treated Allison. I was so rude to her I completely ignored her. She had warned me too - and I had been bought for a pair of Gucci sunglasses and a couple of drinks at Starbucks.
I picked up my phone and called Allison, and told her how sorry I was for everything I’d done. that she was right. Luckily for me, she forgave me, and I went later that night to a sleepover with her and the preps.
She said that to get back at them we had to win the Color War which was the annual baseball game!
We got the costumes for the color war all ready that night.
It was the next week and the color war was finally here!
The Color War began and we won the whole thing was a blurr. All I remember is there was a faulty ball and it had Blue paint in it and when Allison pitched it to Ashley and she hit it. It went all over her uniform of Pink and ours Blue. She stormed out yelled at her friends and she disinvited them to greece. They unfriended her and now Ashley is disliked by the whole school and now the twins turned to Allison there original leader! Now allison was looking at me asking the most important question of my middle school life.
“ Are you ready to become the next leader of the new and improved Popular crew?”
“Yes, instead lets co-lead!”
The whole school was cheering our names, Madison and Allison!
“Madison and Allison!” The girls cheered.