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Pipeline Monologue Project - Zoe Schwingel-Sauer & Mali Fenning

Part 1: In our world history class these past few weeks we have been learning about the Keystone Pipeline. We have explored the pros and cons both economic and environmental. We spent a good chunk of this unit looking at the opinions on the pipeline. Come project time we created monologues that took a stance on the pipeline or climate. 

Part 2: 
1. The proposed pipeline is 1,179 miles long. (
2. The U.S. consumes 15 million barrels a day. 60% of that oil is imported from other countries. (
3. The U.S. imports 2.4 million barrels from Canada daily. (
4. $7 billion proposed pipeline. (
5. September 19, 2008 is when TransCanada first submitted the proposal. (

Part 3: 

Ben Saunders(Zoe)

(Pacing back and forth in living room/pulling hair looking stressed/squeezing stress ball)

“I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. This could be such a good opportunity but it’s not officially going to happen, yet. Being an assistant for the editor of a newspaper isn’t as glamorous as it might appear. All I do is fetch coffee, copy papers, and answer phone calls. I’m dying in my cubicle every day. I need to get out. I’m trapped and I need to get out. Ever since Kate died nothing’s been the same. She used to make me happy about my job….used to meaning past. I find no joy in what I do now. What would my boss think...Quitting my job as his personal assistant for working on a job that isn’t even secured--what a joke! Ughh. It would be much better pay though. I could pay all of my rent and still have leftovers, wait no daughters, daughters, daughters! How could I forget?! My sole reason for getting a new job is for my girls. Always my girls. Pipeline, right! Think about pros. The biggest one in my mind is keeping oil dependency away from the Middle East. God I hate the Middle East. All Kate ever tried to do was help those people and what happens?!! She ends up never returning home. Right. Moving on. Other pros.  Umm the pay? Well of course that’s a pro geesh. Us Nebraskans would majorly benefit from increased tax revenue. But what about being away from my girls...could I manage? No that’s selfish; would they be okay?  Nannies. I should look into that. The contract for the pipeline is in my bedroom. I miss Kate. She would know what to say. (Pause squeezing stress balls really hard) Why is this even called a stress ball? Is it supposed to relieve it because it sure isn’t helping. It probably induces it. I would go out and buy a different stress toy but this is Nebraska so I highly doubt I’ll find one at the corner store. Uh so uh right the contract. I’ve heard it is bad for the environment? Well erm it’s going to create jobs--jobs that I so desperately need. The environment isn’t the most important thing to consider it’s the people! And the people need jobs. (Pause, in deep thought) I’m going to do it! It’s the right thing for my family! Obama won’t be able to say no to the proposal….it’s for the good of the people afterall, right? Yes, right! I’ll call Roger and quit right away and sign the contract. It’s a done deal. My girls will be so happy. Happy.”

Joannah Luns(Zoe)

(Driving in police car to protest; to contain protesters...excited...talking to partner Rachel)

“Joannah Luns Saves Community from Rowdy Protesters! Tomorrow’s headline I tell ya. Good cop saves the day. Okay so maybe not that exact wording, but how awesome would that be if it actually happened?! Oh come on Rachel don’t act like you don’t want to be in the newspaper as well. No I never said that. I don’t want this job for the attention….I just think it would be nice that’s all. Whatever. You can be pissy all you want. Let’s get out now and go help out.

(Walks to protesting group)

Okay everyone I’m going to need you to listen up. We need to keep this protest calm and violence free. Now I can only do this with your help so I would appreciate cooperation. No need for that language sir. I care about the safety of the people at this moment. Uhhm uhh yeah I mean of course I know about the pipeline; who doesn’t?! Oh you want me to tell you about it? Well you see I really don’t think I’m the right gal for ya! Lemme find you Rachel! RACHEL! No there’s not a problem I just wanted you to help me out over here….Sorry for yelling but you know that’s the only way I could get your attention.

(A man starts talking about pipeline)

You want to talk? Umm I suppose I could sir. Yeah okay just a second. Go on now! Uhh well no sir I didn’t know that. Or that. Um wow 1,179 miles yeah that’s quite a lot. There’s not much I can do sir. $7 billion?!! Sorry sir. Well I-I-I-I’ll try my best sir.

(Walks over to Rachel)

Rach did you hear the man? Well he did mention that tar sands is up to 19% more greenhouse gas intensive than conventional fuel and that it’s nearly impossible to clean up! No I didn’t go soft! I just uh had an emphimy? Well you go listen to them and try to not be affected! 1.5 million people could be affected if there’s a spill Rach. That’s a whole lot of people. No I’m not trying to save the world….but there’s no harm in trying….right? Well okay be a debbie downer. Uh sir? Yeah you. Well if it’s okay with you I’ll sign the petition thingy you’ve got there. Yes the one about preventing the pipeline, what other one would I be talking about? Sorry that was a little snappy. Can I try to get the entire station to sign?...that’s a pretty big task. No worries I’ll still give it ago. You have a good day, too sir. Good luck!”

Native American Man(Mali)

(Sits with his family outside at a picnic table talking with his family when his son mentions the Keystone XL pipeline)

“Well Ryan the government will never end their constant picking on the oppressed, repressed or depressed. Yes we are certainly the oppressed. No one cares about the Natives they never have and they probably never will. You don’t think we are the oppressed? Well then tell me why the government wants to build a pipeline through our land? We cannot turn the other cheek any longer; we must act. We are just as American, no even more American than any of those white folks. And these white men want to dig in our land and destroy it for what... oil.” (son starts to speak but he cuts her off) “No son, the only way to get tar sands oil is by destroying our land... our earth. And for some reason our president is not understanding that and that my family is why we have to take a stand. I would walk and march for days if it meant that my ancestors land would not be destroyed. (louder and angry) And I refuse for any more of our ancestors land that they natured and lived on to be striped away from them.” “ Because family look to your left, look at that fresh water flowing in that creek. (points to left) That water would no longer be the pure water we swim in in the summer. It would be the tar sands water.  (sad but still has passion in his voice) And I can’t... I just cannot deal with that. After today, I will be going to Washington D.C. and I will be one of those thousands protesting and risking arrest.” (answers to wife) “Yes I know it is dangerous –– but I won’t be there alone. There are thousands of people that feel the same way I do. The same way we do, and the president has to listen to his people. Because the last time I checked this is America, which is apparently the home of the brave.  Our history as Indians is traditional and conservative; I will not fight the government, but I will stand for I believe in. And I hope family you will join me.”

Sasha Obama(Mali)

(Walks into lobby and starts to talk to her father’s secretary Anita Decker)

“Hey Ms. Anita.” “Oh what? No nothing nothings wrong. Just a long day thats all. I mean you know how school is.” (hoping to dodge the question) “You don’t know how school is? Well didn’t you go when you were a kid? I mean your experience probably wasn’t that much different from mine. I mean just because my dad is… well you know who he is... doesn’t mean my school experience is somehow magically and crazily different from yours.” “ But anyway thats not important. I had a great history class today. It was quite controversial actually. It was about those pipelines. . .You know, Keystone XL its called I think. Have you ever heard of it? ”  “Yeah I know he talks about them a lot; that’s why I was thinking of talking to him” “Well you know they can be quite detrimental to the environment, and climate change, did you know it is predicted to spill every seven years and ––” (talking faster and a little louder) “Well actually predictions do mean something. Predictions could show life or death. I mean all those people that stood in front of this house. Did you know there was 1253? That’s 1253 people that believe those predictions Anita, and thats a lot of people. Don’t you think?” “And I think those people are right and I think those people are brave!” “And Ms. Anita, didn’t you know that the pipeline would probably kill more jobs than make jobs?” “Where did I learn this? Well my history teacher and and the Internet. You know theres a lot of environmental websites out there and they are really great actually!” (quieter)“ Well yeah, I know its all up to my father. But – Yes Ms. Anita I know he has a lot of thinking to do. Yes Yes I know I’m young, but that doesn’t mean I can’t understand.” “Do you know when he will be finished with meeting?” “Soon... ok.. I’ll just tell him exactly what I just told you and he’ll understand right?” “I think he will.” (The presidents office door opens) “Oh hi Daddy.”

William Peterson(Mali & Zoe)

(Grandfather sits in living room in a large chair staring at a old picture of his grandson/talking to grandson)

“Yes Rob I realize how much this matters to you. I get that you’re into all this environmental stuff. Yes stuff I don’t know all the tree hugging activities you do. Yes it is Rob. I mean it’s true….Well I don’t know what else you want me to call you. Oh you want me to call you an environmentalist hunh? Well thats just too long and I mean what even is that anyway, Robby? Uh-huh ok. Yup sure. Just listen, I’m trying to sympathize with you but it’s pretty much impossible! You’re only thinking of yourself. It’s not that I don’t want to understand, it’s just that I can’t. The benefits of this pipeline would majorly outweigh the cons. Our economy would vastly improve but I guess you wouldn’t know that because you majored in environmental-whatever. The pipeline won’t leak and damage waterways Rob. This is a safe way to go about it. It is the RIGHT way to go about it. Our family has been involved with oil drilling companies for generations! Sorry if I find it a little hard to understand why you’ve suddenly changed. Oh come on now, it was suddenly! Last I remember you couldn’t stop talking about how much fun drilling oil will be. Yes you got a degree in environmentalism, but you also wasted tons and tons of money Rob! The job that has been in our family for years doesn’t make you lose money; you GAIN money. Do you even have a job? Being a leader of protests is not what I meant and you know it. What did I mean?!! Are you serious??!! I meant a PAYING job! One where you have a steady income to support your family! Or did you forget all about your wife and son? Emily cannot support your entire family, that’s just not right. Rob you wanna know what I’m looking at right now? Yup thats right, the picture when we visited the White House together when you were only five. What happened to that little boy Rob? Oh you grew up? Well thats not what I’m seeing lately. I miss the old Rob. I gotta go. I’ll talk to ya later bud… (hangs up phone and puts picture back on mantel. Rest his head in the palms of his hands)      

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Pipeline Monologue Project: Tiarra Bell & Brandon Yam

​In the first unit of the 10th grade World History class, students learned about  global equality and the different ways humans interact with their environment. Some of our topics were education equality, different views of development within countries and about this major project the Keystone XL Pipeline. For the Keystone pipeline we examined both sides of the pipeline, the people who support it and the ones who are against it. To really gain full perspective of whats going on here, we were given a project where we had to construct monologues based off of people we created and how the Keystone pipeline will effect them. 

Keystone XL Pipeline Key facts (Need to Know on PBS): 

* The pipeline would carry oil from Canada’s “tar sands” down to U.S. refineries by the Gulf of Mexico.

*The pipeline starts for Alberta, Canada traveling 1,700 miles  through the United States to refineries in Texas, passing through Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

The pipeline will create 20,000 construction and manufacturing jobs and make about $585 million in new taxes. 

*The tar sands oil being drilled carries diluted bitumen, a highly corrosive, acidic, and a blend of thick raw bitumen and natural gas liquid condensate. 

Drilling oil from tar sands threatens the environment, and depleting Alberta’s boreal forests and wetlands in the area. 

Click here to view my monologue and video. 
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Keystone XL Pipeline Monologue/Day

Link to My Video here incase not emdeded. 

During this unit in World History we learned about American consumerism as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline, a pipeline that will stretch through U.S States to Canada. We went over the pros and cons of this and wrote monologues about someone/something who was effected/affected by the Pipeline in someone kind of way. Here are my monologues. 

Here are some quotes and facts that stuck out to me. 

"“It’s a given that the crime activity increases and hospitals are getting more use, and housing is so expensive. Sure, there are jobs, but you can’t find anywhere to live."” — Bill Whitehead 

Giant oil corporations invested in Canada's tar sands. 

Perspective #1

Who: Junior Executive for TransCanada who does not agree with pipeline extension.

What: To keep pipeline as same and to not extend it

Where: From the boardroom of TransCanada

Why: He believes it will hurt the environment and he is a bit of an environmentalist.

Perspective #2

Who: Chairman of TransCanada who is pro pipeline extension

What: To keep line extension in place.

Where: From his office

Why:  He believes it will be an efficient way of gaining oil independence and a great money maker. The chairman is broke, and is trying to continue to give his family the lifestyle that they have always had.

Perspective #3

Who: Protester who is contemplating their stance on the Keystone XL pipeline

What: Is unsure

Where: From rally outside of potential construction site.

Why: He does not know if hurting the environment will benefit it in the long run. He does not want to upset the other protesters so he tries to keep his opinion silent.

Good Guy, Gone Bad

( Opens as Terry sits in board meeting with other colleagues thinking in his head about the pipeline)

Who am I? What am I doing here? I was head of the Environmental Club at Princeton. What would the club think of me if they knew I was going to be apart of making a decision that could possibly contribute to the earth’s demise? I don’t get how someone who was about to become an environmentalist, and save the earth, is helping destroy it. I was suppose to help save it. Not kill it. What am I going to do… I (votes in Board meeting for pipeline) what did I just do? Maybe if I… no, I can’t do that I could get fired, and face it, i’m only doing this for the money, until I can do what I really want. Repair messes like this. I have to stand up and face my demons. But what am I going to do? Fine… I’m going to do it. (Stands up and begins to speak to board) I feel that we should stand up for what we know is right. We cannot just stand here and do nothing while we get the construction workers to kill our precious land and fertile soil. When I was at Princeton I learned a lot, but something that always stuck out to me was standing up for what I believed in. And this is what I believe in… Not building the pipeline. We can’t continue to do this! Well don’t just stand there do something! I know all of you can’t be that corrupt and money hungry! Life as we know it on this planet will be over if we do not stand up, and do something. (Board member makes rude remark) Well fine, FUCK YOU ALL! AND I QUIT! HOW ABOUT THAT?!?! (Leaves board room to go with protesters outside of building)

A Change of Heart

(Kim stands at head of table in board room is in the middle of presenting Pipeline Proposal before vote)

The pipeline will not only benefit our the company revenue, but it will also benefit the country. The U.S is very dependent on oil from foreign countries. This would boost the U.S’s level of independence extremely so, and would also give the U.S more resources to create more allies around the world. This would boost the productivity of TransCanada by approximately 14% in comparison to last year… (Terry, a Junior Executive stands up to executives and quits) (Kim drops pen) You know what! Damn it! He has a point! Why am I doing this, I don’t need this, my man got a job, and ain’t nobody got time for this shit. Like i’m so tired of wearing this suit and pretending like we are not savage! Have you ever thought of the negative effects of this pipeline!!! Like killing the earth! And you can just stand there and decide this, all for a 6 figure check?!?! Are you crazy?! How will you spend money when there won’t be any trees to make any paper. Like that is completely obtuse. And the thing about it is, I don’t even understand how someone could be so careless about the world that we live in. (Board members look in awe). WELL DON’T JUST STAND THERE! DO SOMETHING!!!! (Board members continue to give blank stairs) You know what! I quit! And good luck building the pipeline without my leadership. I’m going with Terry, and the rest of the ‘savages’ that want to save our country! (Kim takes off blazer, Work ID, and glasses and throws them on the ground and goes protest with Terry)

A Man Confused

(Jordan stands with picket sign raised screaming to get rid of pipeline with other protesters)

DON’T PLANT THE PIPELINE IN THE EARTH YOU BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOSE WORLD IS THIS?!?! *Crowd screams* Our world! (Jordan begins thinking in his head about the pipeline) I mean what if the pipeline actually did benefit us in a way… We’re out here not even trying to negotiate and just demanding things that have nothing to do with us and are really out of our control. (Comes back to reality and begins to talk on megaphone). We cannot continue to not look at the other side, we should not be blaming those people in the board room and instead we should be blaming ourselves as citizens for letting things get to this point. Instead of standing out here like savages. (Protesters simmer down until they get to a level of complete silence.) Umm… what do you guys think? (Terry comes down to be with protesters and is harassed a yelled at) *Protestor speaks* “What the hell do you want?”  (Terry gives reasoning behind him joining the angry protestors, then Jordan begins to speak to himself) In the midst of all the chaos, he came down to join us, this must be a sign, we must be fighting for a good cause! (Kim takes megaphone, and comes down to join Terry and other protesters) If two executives have join us, this is a change I want to be apart of. (Jordan begins to chant) WHOSE WORLD IS THIS?! *Crowd screams* Our world!!! (Monologue closes)

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Keystone XL Pipeline Monologue : Brandon Yam & Tiarra Bell

I feel that I have learned a lot in this unit. In this unit, the sophomore history class (taught by Mr. Block) , learned about the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline is a pipeline that will go from Canada through the U.S. to Texas. This is for the transportation of tar sands oil. We were tasked to make monologues from different perspectives of those who live along the pipeline route. I learned about the pro's and cons of a project like this. I also learned what it's like to live along the pipeline route and the hardships it brings. 

Five Key Facts: 
- Keystone XL Pipeline will cause environmental harm and ecological problems. 
- Money gained from this project will further education in local schools. 
- 30% of U.S. emissions are from the Keystone XL Pipelines. 
- The project will create thousands of jobs 
- Contribute over $20 billion to the U.S. economy.

Monologue #1 (Brandon)

(Icarus, a spoiled rich child. wakes up in his room)

Icarus - *yawns*

“Herald! Bring me a chocolate sundae, yeah?”


(get’s up and makes his way through his house)

“Herald you dumb buffoon I said no cherries! You can’t get anything right can you?”

“ Where is my mother and father? “

“ Out? What do you mean they’re out? “

“ Yes, I would like to call them”

(calls his father)

“ Dad, where are you and mom? “

“ Jail!?”

“What in the heavens are you doing in jail?”

“ You did all of this for a stupid pipeline?!”

“ What about the new xbox you said you were gonna get me? Huh? What about the PS4? Huh? How are you supposed to get me these things when you quit your job and donated most of our money!”

“ I don’t want to play with those stupid toys anymore. I’ve had them for a long time. They’re old and stupid.”

“ 2 weeks is a very long time! “

“ You know, I don’t care just come back quickly before Herald has a stroke or something.”

(hangs up phone)


“Stupid parents… “

“Herald! Do you know anything about this XL Pipeline?”

“ I want you to look it up and report back to me with everything you found out in the next hour you hear?”

“ Go on, run along now.”

(Icarus goes around the house occupying himself)

“ I’m here! OVER HERE, HERALD!”

“ You’re too old for this job, Herald, god gave you eyes for a reason. Please use them.”

“ Did you find anything? “

“ Pro’s and cons?”

"The environment will die out quickly?"

"Sure as hell not as quickly as you."

"Health problems, environmental problems, and even ecological problems?"

"What's the worst than can happen? Plants and fish are gonna die?

"Oh. They will die. Whoops. "

"Enough Herald. I don't want to hear no more.  I think my IQ dropped like 10 points just from listening to you. "

“ What should I do Herald? “

“ Should I just stand here and wait for my parents to come back?”

“ I them?”

“ I mean I could do that, it’s not a big deal.”

“ Whatever, I suppose helping people sometimes isn’t a bad thing. I’ve got to build up my rep anyways.”

“ Get the car ready, Herald.”

(Icarus gets in the car and heads over to where the protest is taking place)

“Stupid pipeline ruining my day. I’ll make sure this doesn’t get passed if it’s the last thing I do.”


Monologue #2 (Brandon)

Terra- (walking down the street slowly browsing stores from the outside) *sighs*

“Looks like nobody is hiring around here…”

“Maybe that’ll change tomorrow.”

(Stops in front of a Radio Shack)

“Hmmmm, let’s try here.”

(walks into the shop)

“Hey! Oh no I’m not buying anything I was just wondering if you have a job opening by any chance.”

“Oh, alright. I’ll wait here then.”

(He hear’s a nearby tv talking about the Pipeline opening up 80,000 jobs in the U.S.)

“A pipeline, huh?”

“80,000 new jobs?!”

(Terra paces back and forth in the shop thinking about the pipeline. As he’s doing this the store attendant returns)

“Huh? Oh yeah, that’s me. So, you don’t have an opening?”

“Ok, well thanks for asking. But I think I’ll be able to get a job soon.”

(Terra calls a friend of his that works for TransCanada)

“Hey, bud!”

“No, I’m not calling for money this time.”

“You work for TransCanada, right?”

“I was just wondering you know, I heard about the pipeline and how it will open 80,000 new jobs.”

“Do you think you could promise me a spot for one of those jobs?”

“Of course I support it! I mean yeah! XL Pipeline all the way, you know? *laughs*”

“ Really? You’re serious right?”

“Thanks bud! You’re the best!”

(call ends)

“Whooooo! I can’t believe this is happening!”

“ I guess my luck has finally changed for once.”

(Terra calls his brother Samuel about the good news)


“ I got a job!”

“Yep, I’m serious.”

“My bud promised me a spot in building a pipeline. I think it was called SL Pipeline or something.)

“Yeah! I meant XL Pipeline. How did you know that?”

“What do you mean you’re protesting?”

“What’s so bad about this pipeline?”

“You know what, I called because I thought you’d be happy for me because I just got a job, but I guess I was wrong.”

“I don’t care about the consequences! For once, Samuel, for once in my life I have something to look forward to! I don’t have to worry about what my next meal will be or when my house will be taken away.”

“This isn’t what I need to hear right now. Goodbye, Samuel.”

(hangs up)

“What a knucklehead.”

(Terra’s at home in a chair thinking about the Pipeline)

“Why was he so mad at me?”

“What’s the big deal about the Pipeline?”

“I guess finding out what I’m working for isn’t a bad idea.”

(researches XL Pipeline on computer)

“Can kill more jobs that it creates huh?....Go figure”

“ Tar sand oil dangerous….”

“Health problems…”

“Is this what I am supporting?”

(calls Samuel)

“Sorry about earlier Samuel I was just on the edge.”

“Can you tell me more about this Pipeline?”


Monologue #1 (Tiarra)

*Emma Tremblay is a single mother living in Athabasca Alberta, Canada; she soon faces trouble when the company TransCanada is trying to run the KeyStone XL pipeline through her backyard.  

(Emma is sitting at her desk at work when she sees her phone ring. It’s reads *Chelsea - her daughter* )

I was at work when she called me. I remember it clearly.

“Mama these men are at our house”

I’m thinking, what men?

But to only realize it’s those men.

The fear in her voice brought tears to my eyes.

(On her drive home she begins to ponder)

“Sure, Yes, Go head”

These words used to advantage and to control many people. One being me.

Too many times have I said them. Too many times have I been controlled by them.

“Yes you can do that” “Sure why not” Always trying to please others even if i’m totally against it.

Our so called friendly neighbors want to take our resources want to make a little profit but at the same time destroy our land. The government took control of the commoners for way too long. Not only are they going to destroy their land but they are going to pose a threat to me for me land.

(Emma is at home now and she discovers those men, the pipeline men in her backyard)

Red, grey, red, grey, phony smiles, constantly nodding heads scattered all about my property. Those men dressed all in their suits, sticking the flagged stakes where this pipeline is supposed to be... in my backyard while i’m hiding on the sidelines watching it all pass before my eyes. They push and trampled over me like they just hit a gold mine. I ask them…

“Why must they do this to me?”

Only to get papers thrown in my face saying they now have procession over my property.

Now the time has come…

Come ahead and mess with me, i’m not ashamed of what I am now. You provoked me, thinking I would sit back and watch this. This land has been preserved for us by our ancestors for hundreds of years but now we are the sacrifice for the devil’s works. It’s time to stand up and fight for what’s ours so it can be here for generations to come.

Monologue #2 (Tiarra)

*Jackie Loo is a News Reporter for Maine's News channel for about 6 years, she travels all around the world reporting breaking news. You would think she enjoys her job but soon you will find out she hates it. One story in particular is the Keystone XL pipeline, she travels to the construct sites reporting for why they should build the pipeline while she completely opposes the idea of this pipeline and anything else the media puts out there.

(Jackie Loo is at the TransCanada Corporate building interviewing the head of the Keystone XL project when all these thoughts of anger pop into her head.)

I can't keep going on like this…

It’s secretly tearing me apart.

This job is wants me to be something i’m not.

Everyday, I travel all over the world then I get in front of that camera  and pretend to support something I completely oppose.

“Jackie Loo here reporting for the construction of the Keystone pipeline”

Don’t people know what will happen of this plan is followed through?

Not only lives will be at staked but our wonder home. Planet Earth.

Here I go again.

“60 seconds to air”

I really don’t want to feed this crap to Americans.

“20 seconds”




(The camera man starts to count down on his fingers)


“Now to you Jackie”

“Thanks Dave, I’m here at the TransCanada cooperate building speaking to the head of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Bob Toomey.”

“How will this pipeline benefit the American people?”

“It will create 20,000 jobs and bring in $585,0….”

(Bob continues talking while Jackie is telling him off in her head)

Why can’t this man be completely honest and tell America what could really happen?

How about this dirty Tar Sands oil? Or oil spills or taking people’s land?

I’m sick of this rich people thinking they can control everything and do anything thinking the consequences would just fade away.

These people are the reasons that i’m being pushed closer to the edge.

Each day they put me on air to sink their bios opinions on how life “should be” into to the minds of innocent viewers. Americans watch television seeking for some light in their lives but only to be feed this crap.

These people don’t care about us, they are their own priorities; they want to rip us off to become more powerful.

But I’ve got news for you, your cheap propaganda doesn’t work for me.  I will not conform to your image. You are not going to turn me into something i’m not. You thought that I could be another mouthpiece for the creed but I'm not ashamed to tell you that I'm not.

(Jackie interrupts Bob)

“Can you stop talking for a moment Bob. There’s something I would like to tell America”

Monologue #3 (Tiarra & Brandon)

Sid - “Hey! I’m home!”

“What’s up little ones? Did ya miss Daddy?”

“Yeah kind of”

“How was school buttercup?”

“It’s could be better but what can I do. So how was your day?”

“Aah, I had a good day at work, but today was my last day.”

“What!! Why?”

“Because I’m quitting my job.”

“No, you can’t!”

“There are some things you may not understand, but it’s for a good cause.”

“But you’ll understand later in life. There are people in this world that do things to hurt others. Some people right now are trying to build something that will hurt the earth.”

“But you can’t quit, times are hard and we have no money.”

“Don’t worry about the money. We’ll get by somehow.”

“You’re worrying too much about this. Don’t you trust your own pap?”


“Besides, nature is too beautiful. I won’t let it be destroyed.”

Daddy I wish you would just listen to me for once, we are all you have and I want the best for you and Bud.

Ever since Mom died things have really gotten rough on us.

We had to learn how to take of each other while still living through the pain.

The pain inside us had to be keep in a box behind our hearts to show that we are strong for Bud.

“Why did mama die”

“Well because she was very sick”

“Didn’t they give her medicine”

“Yes but it wasn’t strong enough but everything is fine because be we will soon see her when we go to heaven”

Every night.

Every night it was a routine.

Bud would ask those same questions, some how I knew he was crumbling inside just like us but I just had a feeling he was trying to stay strong for us too.

During those 7 years of Mama’s cancer, it began our journey to truly find who we are as individuals and a family. I’ve learned that we have to take care of each other when she is no longer here. You are trying your best by working this construction job so we can have a little money on your pockets. But now you want to quit.

Dad, you know how hard it was to get back on our feet and now you just want to throw it all away because you don’t like what the “company is doing to the earth”. You are right, the earth is our home but drilling a little oil from the ground won’t hurt. We can’t focus on the earth right now, our top priorities are making sure we have a steady income to at least keep the lights on.

So just consider not quitting your job.  


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Keystone XL pipeline

The unit we were are learning about in class is about the keystone XL pipeline. We researched facts about the pipe line, and we saw video's about the two different sides to this pipeline. Pro and con. This unit really helped me understand the pro's and cons on two different opinions, and to not judge peoples opinions before really listening, and thinking about their perspective.

1.The Keystone Pipeline starts in Canada and goes all the way down to the golf of Mexico,

2) 2,157 miles. 

3)Some people think that the pipeline is good, next to the other alternative, using trucks the transport the oil. They think that transporting the oil in trucks i way more dangerous, because of accidents. 

4)Other people think that the Pipeline is bad, because there will be more leaks. 



(at the dinner table)

My day was good...Mom, tell him what I did.

(pause)Yeah, I wrote it. Okay (stands up)

Dear dad, I think that the Keystone pipelines are very bad for the environ….( Pronounce wrong) (pause) Environment. To get the oil people have to drill holes into the floor and that is bad for our earth and makes us have a holie earth. Then,

(starts speaking frantic) the pipes will have could leak, like the ceiling, when it rains. And it could get into the water that the animals drink. And If the animals drink that they will get sick. And If the animals get sick, then you couldn’t have your meat

(holds up chicken) and I couldn’t have my ruby (points to dog with chicken). But not just Us, no one will have their meat of their ruby’s. But also, it could mess up plants, because, well, Mommy told me, that when it gets hot, the water goes up in the air, and it goes into the clouds, then the clouds move and it rains. But what if the dirty water from the pipes go up into the air, and turn into clouds and it rains over Mr.Humphrey's Farm? Then won’t have any plants either, and Mommy can’t eat her salad. And soon enough all anyone could say at dinner is (yells)”Pass the salt!” because that is all we will have. So please daddy, vote against the pipeline. And save your dinner! *whisper* And ruby.



(In the front of the cop car)

What was happening back there? But it is important; Well I mean it looked important... Well then why did you taze him? (looks to the back seat) I heard them talking on about some pipeline, and Tar sand oil? (small pause)yeah tar sand Oil.

(Pause)well what’s wrong with the oil? (change of tone) Because I wanna know, the people sounded mad! Just tell me what happened.

(long pause) So…..this pipeline …...will destroy the Ozone? (talks faster) But a pipe is better than trucks that can get into accidents.

(pauses) Well yeah…. there could be leaks, BUT they could get people to fix it, we could have people for that. More jobs right?  It sounds to me that the pipeline isn’t the issue. It’s the tar sand oil, that’s what you people should be yelling about ( looks back seat) Whether we use truck or pipes.  We still have to drill in the ground, so the pipeline shouldn’t be what you protest about, it should be the sand

(pauses & looks looks forward) Yeah I guess it will destroy the farms and the grounds...why did you protest? you could have sent a letter, it’s not that serious. I mean, going to jail for that. Is it really that worth it? Personally I wouldn’t want to go to jail, and I don’t think you would want to either. I mean. Would I?


Okay, so we need to have something that won't get easy leaks. Since the press wants to worry about leaks. I wonder…..If we put rubber in the pipe if it will leak, or if It will fall off and mess up the oil.

(picks up phone* *dial tone)Kristen I need a test ran on  how the oil reacts with rubber inside the pipe. Thanks, call when your done, Bye bye. (hangs up phone)

(sigh) hopefully thats taken care of. Now, daren. (dial tone)hey Darren, I need you to find out all the farmland on our rout for the pipeline. Oh, you already have the map? well can you fax it to me? yeah thanks. Okay. bye. (hangs up phone.)

(sips coffee and taps pen* * paper comes out* *Look at paper) Okay, so it looks like we have to get some curves over near the Robinson's ranch.

(dial tone) Hello? Yes Darren, I need you to call the Robinson ranch to see what parts of their farm they don’t really use, and ask if it’s okay to put the pipeline their. We have to try to make this pipeline as eco friendly as possible. (hangs up the phone)

Well, Good things about the pipeline (pause and taps pen ) A Pipe would be more eco friendly than driving trust with oil, and It would be much safer than having flammable oil near other peoples cars. Plus the exhaust from the trucks.  

(phone rings)This is Braden. (pause) Oh you ran the test? ( pause) Great! I’ll come down now! thats wonderful. Okay, Bye bye. (hangs up phone) Yes!

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Pipeline Monologue Project (Kadija K.)

STEP ONE: Basically our project was about the research on the Keystone XL pipeline and how many people had controversy about it. Also it was a series of types of information either stating the opposing side of the pipeline or the people that proposed it. I feel that I learned a lot, because before we started, I did not know anything regarding to the pipeline, and now I am greatly informed and involved.
STEP TWO: 1.The pipeline will cost about $7 billion, and run about 1700 miles long. (
2. The oil refineries are in Texas.(
3An estimated 20,000 jobs will be created.(
4.Increase use of Canadian oil will limit our dependence on foreign oil. (
5.Could potentially hurt 1.5 million people and pollute drinking water. (

STEP THREE: monologue 1

“I`m Losing My Dad”

By Kadija Koita

“turtle sitting down in his cage, thinking in his head.”

Why can't anyone understand that it is so fun being home alone. No kids, no dad, and no mom because that would mean my owner would have to not be single, and he is. He's A lonely man, hope he finds someone. But besides that he works on something called the pipeline for keystone XXL or XL, whatever it is, i dont know because I`m just a turtle. Did I mention a pretty good looking one too. Anyway he says he needs the money because he wants to move, so i guess its for the better. He leaves the TV on during the day and I see the protests and stuff they do for it. Guess it`s a big deal, if you ask me. Tyrell, that`s my owner or dad, yeah dad. He works as a worker from 6 am until 8 pm and comes home so exhausted ,I  think he forgets if he has a little turtle that needs loving. But child let me tell you about them days where its nobody home, its nice and quiet, I can lounge around with no clothes on and do whatever I want, that`s all the love I need. Alright, enough about me, more about this big pipe that they want to build. Tyrell said they're going to have about 20,000 jobs created, and his sister said o give her deadbeat husband one of those jobs. I think that`s good thing I think. These humans is crazy. Some people want the pipeline and then you got the people over here saying it could kill our world and release carbon into the world. I don't know what to think. Tyrell is saying the only reason he`s doing this is because of the money, but I feel like he`s getting blindsided. I want my old Tyrell back, the one that used to actually let me come out of my cage once and  while, the one that actually told me he loved me, God only knows when the last time i heard that. You know I actually didn't care about this big pipe thing, but now i do because they are taking away my only friend in the whole world, the man I trusted. Someone that gave me a chance when i was being sold for $10 and he picked me up and took me home. They are saying the pipeline will cause people to lose clean drinking water, oh no. You crazy if you think i'm going to be sitting here with bugs and bacteria floating in my tank, because ya'll want to send some tazan or tar sands, whatever you call it, down the middle of our country. I live in Alberta, Canada, and let me tell you something they are not too happy about it. I may not know a lot, but I do know I want my dad back, I miss him, so if that meant not supporting this pipeline thing, then fine, I don't support it.

monologue 2: Title, "You wouldn`t understand"

Look you guys, I really have to do this job, it`s for the sake of my life and my kids lives. I have to pay his child support or i'm going to jail, and then my kids are not going to be able to see me. Seriously, I'd rather work for something that is disagreed upon, then to be not with my kids. It`s not like i'm prostituting or something.Thats what they are treating me like. I really don`t think its all that bad. They said it would create like 20,00 new jobs, and they should be thanking me, because i could actually find them a job if they needed one, its good pay. They're also saying something about 7,000 jobs are being supported for the people that actually make the steel in the factories. I really don't understand the big deal, I mean you gotta agree with me on this. I could see if i was killing baby pandas for their fur, but i'm not. I don't even wear fur. But besides the point, they have to at least support me, because i'm trying to support my kids right? Regardless i'm doing it ]m weather they like it or not. They definitely won't be complaining when those paychecks come in and I buy them whatever they need. I mean i understand of the world and all that nature stuff, i get it. I did my part though, i saw a chip bag on the floor and you know what i did, yup you guessed it .picked it right up and put it in the trash. I don't get why my sister is calling me killer, she says that they are going to hurt communities near the pipe and potentially pollute their drinking water, and I said look man i understand your hurt, but i gotta do what i gotta do. I love my family, but they gotta love me too regardless. So now i guess they're not talking to me, so was is really worth it. See now i gotta make a decision, what to do? Thats the question right.

Monologue 3: Title, " We hate this!"

(in front of the white house, people yelling with signs opposing the pipeline)

“DON'T KILL OUR FUTURE, BECAUSE OF A PIPE!”  protesters chanting.

 I can't stand them, they never listen to anything we say. I come here everyday in my work clothes after a long day, just to stand up for what i believe in, is it wrong to not want die,because you might have polluted water, is it not wrong to go against it because it could potentially hinder 2,000 lakes, rivers, and streams, and have the leakage that we so didn't want to happen. Its horrible, the way people could be so blinded to what's in front of them. its destroying all the forest and God knows we need to save every bit of nature we have left.  Today when i was out there i was chanting with all my friends and it made me happy that we could make change in a way that actually was not violent, but you know what, its only so long i can take this. you're going to listen to me regardless of what those bimbo cops have to say. A change is going to come, forced or not.

(1 month later)

“GET THAT PIPE, DESTROY THE HYPE” Protesters chanting.

Today was crazy. I stood my ground and didn't move. We were yelling, not speaking, we were telling not asking. Because I learned a valuable thing, you gotta take what you want, because in this world, nothing is offered. I stomped my feet, pumped my fist and held my ground fiercely. The police all blurred and i wasn't even paying attention to them, they just looked like a blue blanket on the street. I really couldn't tell you guys how crazy it was. People were yelling louder and then it was like 300 people on the street. it was a wednesday, it was 75 degrees, and sunny. It

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“Hallada muerta con signos de violencia una niña de 12 años” Artículo #3

Este artículo sobre una niña de doce años quien era asesinó con signos de violencia. Ella era encontrado en un buscó camino. Allí son no detalles porque el caso es un secreto. El artículo dije, “El alcalde de Teo, Martiño Noriega, reconoció que las informaciones en torno al luctuoso suceso son confusas y que el caso se encuentra bajo secreto judicial y que este "hay que respetarlo".” Allí no era testigos. El artículo dije, “Manuel Crespo, un vecino del lugar de Feros, que reside en la única vivienda unifamiliar situada a escasos cien metros de donde fue hallado el cadáver, aseguró que pasó por el lugar de regreso a su casa después de un paseo en torno a las 00.30 horas de la medianoche, aunque nada le llamó la atención ni a él ni a su mujer. "Mi mujer y yo veníamos de pasear y pasamos por ahí a las doce y media de la noche, y no vimos nada. Tuvo que ser entre las doce y media y la una y cuarto de la madrugada", explicó.” Elegí este artículo porque yo pensé el artículo era un buen tema. El artículo está muy triste. A conexión a el mundo es muchos niños morir cada día. El mundo esta cruel y violento. Deseo el mundo era un seguro para todo niños.  

Word Count: 221

"Hallada Muerta Con Signos De Violencia Una Niña De 12 Años." El Periódico De Aragón. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2013. <>.

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Spanish Journal #5

Breaking Bad finale

August Polite


intrigante - intriguing

temporada - season (tv)

química - chemistry

obra maestra - masterpiece

era, época - era

retratar - portray

rendimiento - performance   

El domingo pasado mi programa favorita terminó,  y lo estuvo el final de una era. La programa es "Breaking Bad"; una historia sobre la vida de Walter White y sus decisiones malas. Él estaba un maestro que tenía cáncer, comenzó a hacer drogas con su estudiante Jesse. Fue un maestro de ciencias y sabe mucho sobre química. Jesse sabía el mercado y Walter Sabía las químicas, su idea fue bueno pero ellos tenían muchos problemas. Walter White estaba retratar de el actor Bryan Cranston, y Jesse fue Aaron Paul. Pienso lo estaba el debut de Aaron Paul y estaba muy bueno para él porque ganó muchos premios por su rendimiento. Fue cinco temporadas y todos fue muy bueno, cada temporada tenía algo que fue muy interesante. Los escritores están inteligente y ellos saben como a hacer un historia intrigante. El creador de el serie (se llama Vince Gilligan) escribía el episodio final y lo escribió bien. Breaking Bad es una programa que será amado por muchos años en el futuro. El año pasado mi tio me introdujo a breaking bad, y cuando estaba en california con él y su familia nosotros lo mirábamos cada dia. Estoy triste que no puedo ver más de este programa, pero estoy emocionado a ver que Vince Gilligan y su escritores van a hacer después de su obra maestra, Breaking Bad,  Ese es el final de una época.
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Sample Pipeline Monologue Blog Post

Please create a SLATE post in our World History course.

Title it: Pipeline Monologue Project

Part I: Write a paragraph that summarizes our unit of study and what you feel you have learned in this unit. Make this paragraph polished and clear for readers that know nothing about the pipeline or our unit of study.

Part II: List five key facts or short quotes that you feel everyone should know about the pipeline and/or humans relationship to the environment. For each point put the title of the source in parenthesis after the bullet point.

Part III: The monologues! Make sure they are polished and revised (double check the blue page in the room). Make sure each monologue has a title and that stage directions are in parenthesis.

Part IV: The video(s). Make sure the video has a title page with the title of the monologue and your name. Post the video to Vimeo. After Vimeo has processed it get the embed code and paste it into the multimedia section of your blog post. If you do this correctly your video will show up within the blog post itself. (It should not be a link.)

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Spanish 3 Essay - The Challenge of Usain Bolt to Tony Parker

Alex Held      Q1

Don Marcos

El reto de Usain Bolt a Tony Parker

El artículo que elegí era acerca de Usain Bolt y Tony Parker, dos atletas increíbles. Usain bolt hizo un video en youtube. En el video, Bolt dijo que Parker, la estrella del baloncesto, su tiro en salto no fue bueno. Parker sonrió y rió. Elegí este artículo porque me encantan los deportes. Aprendí que hay mucha competencia amistosa en deportes. Cuando leí por primera vez el artículo estaba un poco confundido  Me gusta que Bolt hizo un video porque él sabía Parker iba al video. Me identifico con él porque a todos nos gusta presumir. Bolt es una persona muy arrogante y confiada mientras que parker es más modesto. Creo que es genial que hizo esto porque crea mucha publicidad por ambos deportes y ambos atletas. Bolt y Parker son las atletas incredíbles. Será interesante ver si esto sigue así en las próximas semanas. Porque pensé que parker había hecho algo ofendió Bolt. Este artículo me enseñó una nueva frase. “...propuestas de todo tipo.” Esto significo en inglés “proposals of all kinds.” Me encanta aprender cosas nuevas de la lectura. Este fue un artículo divertido y lo disfruté mucho. Espero ver más de Bolt y Parker. Mi gusta este articulo.

Escudero, Emilio V. "The challenge of Usain Bolt to Tony Parker." Blogs ABC. ABC News, 26 Sep 2013. Web. 30 Sep 2013. <>.

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“Eventos culturales en Philly”

Melanie Harrington Q1

Don Marcos

“Eventos culturales en Philly”

En domingo 15 de septiembre, el Consulado de México en Filadelfia y el Centro Cultural Mexicano invitaron los gentes de la ciudad a participar en “Grito de Independencia.” La celebración estaba en la gran plaza de Penn’s Landing. Los asistentes disfrutaron un día de comida y música tradicional.  En sábado 21 de septiembre en la Theatro de Arden, la comedia de Indira Paez, “Mujeres de par en par”, entregó por primera vez en Filadelfia. La comedia está sobre la sexualidad y los sentimientos de cinco mujeres. También en sábado 21 de septiembre, “El yunque” celebró riqueza cultural en gala de ‘Concilio’. El yunque está el símbolo del evento. El objetivo de la celebración para informar los jóvenes sobre el orgullo cultural. En jueves 26 de septiembre, los gentes celebraron la semana puertorriqueña en Filadelfia. El obispo auxiliar de la Arquidiócesis de Rockville Center, Nelson J. Pérez, conductió  una misa religiosa en la catedral basílica de San Pedro y San Pablo.

Yo escogí este artículo porque es muy interesante. Yo no sabía sobre estos celebraciones o la existencia de la semana puertorriqueña. Yo aprendí que hay un pájaro llama el yunque y todos culturas tienen los jóvenes que necesitan recordarse de sus culturas y tradiciones. Estos celebraciones recodan me de la festival Italiano. Esta festival celebra los tradicionales y el patrimonio Italiano. Yo pienso que cada cultura necesita se celebra. Yo aprendí  dos palabras nuevas; la misa y disfrutar.

Word Count: 238

" Eventos culturales en Philly (sept. 15 - 26)." Ponte Al Día. N.p., 10 Sep 2013. Web. 27 Sep 2013. <>.

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“Philly se puso a la moda”

Audrey Pham


Melanie Manuel

Word Count: 200

“Philly se puso a la moda”

El artículo sobre Filadelfia tiene actos de moda. Nombre de actos de moda es “El colección de Filadelfia 2013”. En caso de colección de Filadelfia, personas observa creativo talento de moda y costura. Tambien, famoso diseñador de moda presenta sus ropa. El espectáculo es una semana cada año. Escogí este artículo porque quise leer sobre la moda en mi ciudad. Me gusta moda tambien. Leo este articúlo, apprendí sobre Filadelfia va a abrir más masas tienda de roda compañías. Y más personas estío interesado en moda y más esté aprenden sobre moda. Moda es importante en el mundo porque es estilo. Cada persona tiene sus propios estilo. Su estilo es parte de personalidad y como te gusta lleva. Moda es parte de industria de empresa. Mucho dinero o no dinero, su estilo es como te gusta y tú permitirse. No tiene opinión para este artículo porque es no polémico. El artículo es sobre la moda en Filadelfia, nuevas tiendas, y desfile de moda. Yo credo moda es arte. Hay quien cree que moda es no arte y derroche de dinero. Me gusta moda en Filadelfia. Nosotros tienes mucho tiendas de ropa. Nueva vocabulario es compradores, agregaron, liderano, aprovechan y abiertos.

Gamboa, Ana. "Latino News and Opinion." Philly Se Puso a La Moda - . N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2013.
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El impuesto de las clases bajas

Michelle Friedman

Señorita Manuel
Quarter 1

Palabras nuevas y importantes en este artículo están: sobrepeso, impuesto y pobre. En inglés, sobrepeso está “obese”. En inglés impuesto está “tax”, y en inglés pobre está “poor”.

Que ocurriendo en México hoy, es muy importante y peligroso para los ciudadanos de; México. El gobierno hizo impuesto de veinte porcentaje a refrescos. Científicos en profesores de Economía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) hablan por este impuesto nuevo y qué efectos van a estar.

Este impuesto nuevo va a estar cosa muy difícil para las personas que no tienen mucho dinero. Los personas más pobres compraron refrescos y bebidas dulces. Por un lado, este impuesto va a hacer que las personas piensan otra vez cuando ellos compran los refrescos. Cuando ellos piensan otra vez ellos a veces escogen a comprar agua en lugar de refrescos. Cuando una persona bebe agua en lugar de refrescos, ellos van a estar más delgado.  Por otro lado, más impuestos no estan buenos.

Personas en México no tienen mucho dinero, y cuando ellos necesitan pagar más impuestos sus vidas se convirtió mal. El gobierno no tiene cuidado para las personas. En conclusión, el impuesto nuevo tiene lados buenos y malos. Yo pienso que este impuesto no es bueno.  

Word Count: 205

Peinado, Mari Luz. "El Impuesto De Las Clases Bajas." EL PAÍS. N.p., 22 Sept. 2013. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <>.
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Artículo Tres-Andrew Roberts

‘Breaking Bad’ y ‘Modern Family’ Triunfan en los Emmy

de Andrew Roberts

Este artículo es sobre los Emmy.  Los Emmy es un ceremonia para los premios para programas de televisión.  Este año, los programas de ‘Breaking Bad’ y ‘Modern Family’ recibieron muchos premios, pero la programa ‘Behind the Candelabra’ recibió el mayor número de premios y es el mejor miniserie.  ‘Breaking Bad’ recibió el premio para el mejor drama, y ‘Modern Family’ recibió el mejor comedia.  Neil Patrick Harris, de ‘How I Met Your Mother’, condució los Emmy.  Jeff Daniels recibió el premio Mejor Actor Dramático por ‘The Newsroom’, y Jim Parsons recibió el premio Mejor Comedia Actor para su papel Sheldon in ‘The Big Bang Theory’.  Los creadoeres de los Emmy incluyó la cantante hispana en su vídeo de homenaje a las artistas fallecidos.  

No vi los Emmy.  Mucho de los programas que ganaron es en los canales que yo no tengo.  Mi familia no recibe mucho canales, y no veo mucho televisión.  

No hubo mucho artículos en Al Día en la noche pasada que me gusta.  El soló programa que yo veo es ‘The Big Bang Theory’.  Eso programa es muy gracioso. 

Yo estoy contento que las programas para premios existir.  Es bueno a dar premios a las personas que merecer ellos.

"Latino News and Opinion." 'Breaking Bad' Y 'Modern Family' Triunfan En Los Emmy - . Ponte Al Día, 23 Sept. 13. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <>.

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¡Ay dios Miley!

​Nikki Adeli, Señorita Manuel

Miley y hannah montana, en mi opinión, son oficialmente dos personas muy diferentes. Hannah montana fue respetuoso y sincero. Miley cyrus es totalmente lo contrario. Yo creo que esto es lo que Miley quería. Miley quiere que la gente al ver que no es el medio actriz disney. Ella es ahora su propia imagen. 

Miley Cyrus no quiere que pase un día sin que se hable de ella. Ahora, ella es “provocativo”. Comienzo con twerking en el escenario a cantando desnudos en su vídeo de la música. No cabe duda de que el afán protagonista y exhibicionista de la cantante no tiene límites. ¡Todo el mundo es confuso! 

Algunas personas creo que Miley no tiene un cerebro. Yo creo esto es incorrecto. el sufrimiento es Miley. Se divorció con su compañero, Liam, y esto es cómo ella muestra su dolor. En su video para la canción “Wrecking Ball”, Miley está lamiendo un marillo. La gente pensó “qué extraño!”. Más tarde en el mes, Miley dijo revista de Rolling Stones sulamiendo un martillo significa le gusta el dolor. Esto es muy extraño para mí. 

Yo escogí este artículo porque Miley cyrus es un tema popular entre mi edad. Un tema popular y controversial. Por eso yo decidí escribir sobre Miley. 

Word Count - 210

"El Peor «twerking» De Miley Cyrus Tiene Como Protagonista a Un Mono." N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013.

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Zack Hersh Article 3

Zack Hersh         Quarter 1

Señorita Manuel

¿Regresa Larry Bowa a los Phillies?

Hay un posibilidad que Larry Bowa, un compocorto de los Phillies en los 80’s, va a regresar a los Phillies. Ryne Sandberg, el manager de los Phillies jugaba con Bowa para Chicago y Filadelfia. Ellos son amigos buenos y Ryne Sandberg se caye en Bowa bien, y igualdad. Porque de esto, tenemos razon para creer que Bowa va a juntar Sandberg y los Phillies el año proximo, en 2014. Mientras Ruben Amaro, el gerente general no va a hablar sobre este, muchas personas creen que Bowa, un jugador amado, juntara los Phillies el temporada proximo. La idea tiene razon, y fanaticos de los Phillies, quien no han tenido una temporada muy bueno, estan esperando que este rumor es la verdad. Yo espero tambien.

Espero que este es cierto porque Larry Bowa es una persona y jugador muy chevere y el podria ayaudar los Phillies tener una temporada bien el ano proximo. El podria ayudar los Phillies ganar, que los no han podido hacer las dos temporadas pasadas. 

Yo elegi este articulo por que me gusta los Phillies y quiero saber que esta occuriendo con ellos. Quiero los Philles ganar la temporada proxima. 

Este es muy interesante y estoy muy contento que lei. 

Words: 203

Will Gonzalez, "¿Regresa Larry Bowa a los Philles? Al Dia, 9/25/13
Web, 9/27/13

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Miley Cyrus

Aaron Tang

Ms. Manuel


Miley Cyrus fue en Hannah Montana de Disney Channel. Ella es popular porque gentes miran la televisión. Su padre también canta. Miley Cyrus tiene tatuajes y ella es diferente. En dos mil y diez, Cyrus tenía un hombre; su nombre es Liam Hemsworth. Ellos son actores en The Last Song. La familia vive en Toluca Lake de Los Angeles. Liam y Miley se van a casar, pero en Septiembre ellos no. Este año, Miley cantó “We Can’t Stop” en MTV. Muchos gente no les gusta porque ella hizo algo horrible. Ella quiero tener divertido.

Cuando yo era nueve años,  miré Hannah Montana con mi hermana. Yo no sabo Miley es diferente porque en mi escuela, mi amigos hablaron Miley es desagradable. Su canciones son increíbles, pero ella lleva ropa corta. Ella fue en Instagram, facebook y mucho más, gentes hablan de ella. Me gusta su pelo largo y no su pelo corto. Pienso,  Miley es fea ahora porque ella no es bonita. MTV en el verano era aburrido cuando yo miré gentes catan. Me gusta cuando Justin Timberlake cantó con Back Street Boys. El año que viene no voy a mirar MTV Choice Awards porque no hay música buena.

"Miley Cyrus: Confesiones De La Niña Más Salvaje Del Pop." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2013.
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El Sumario Tres

Sieanna Williams                                                                                                  Q1

Srta. Manuel

Obama apuesta por un acuerdo nuclear con Irán

Este artículo agarró mi atención para dos razones. Primero, el titúlo! Porque yo sé que los Estados Unidos quieren ir a la guerra con Irán, es importante que nosotros (la gente viviendo en los dos países) aprendemos más sobre lo todos los días. La razón segundo, es porque yo no quiero nuestras países ir a la guerra.

Yo no estoy de acuerda con la guerra nada. Yo pienso que como humanos, necesitamos solo vivir. Nosotros queremos luchar y odiar el uno del otro porque todo sabemos es cómo competir. Competición no está importante. Humanos necesitan vivir pacíficamente, no lucha el uno del otro. Pero lo más importante es que la razón solo que Obama quiere ir a la guerra con Siria es porque los Estados Unidos necesitan el aceite. Es más problems importantes suceso en otras lugares como África, pero los Estados Unidos no quieren ayudar. Eso no tiene sentido. Ellos solo ayuda las personas quien se ayuda. No es justo.

Obama dijo que los Estados Unidos y Irán están en acuerdo que tampoco país va a  construir armas nucleares. ¡Bueno! Así lo veo, yo no estoy de acuerda con la guerra, sin embargo,  yo tengo aceptar la decisión de mi Presidente, porque yo no puedo pararlo.  Por la tanto, sí Obama decide ir a la guerra con Siria todavía, sería mejor tener una guerra sin armas nucleares. Con armas nucleares, todo el mundo pueden morir! Eso no va resolver nada.

Gracías Obama. Pero por favor, si tú puedes, no ir a la guerra.


"Obama apuesta por un acuerdo nuclear con Irán." El Nacional, 24 Septiembre 2013. Web. 25 Sep 2013.


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Spanish report 3

El sumario del artículo es sobre un jugador de béisbol llamada Mariano Rivera. Mariano Rivera nació en la ciudad de Panama en Panama. Él jugó béisbol cuando él era joven. En el artículo, ellos habló sobre Mariano Rivera y como él ayudó los Nueva York Yankees impuso cinco serie mundial de béisbol. La noche ayer era el juego final por Mariano Rivera con sus carrera con Los Yankees. Los Yankees perdió el juego 4-0 a Los Rays, pero Mariano Rivera dijo este él era emoción cuando Joe Girardi llamó Mariano Rivera a enchada la ocho entrada.  Después de juego, Mariano era aplaudió por sus carrera fabulosa en Nueva York. Mariano Rivera con 658 carrera saves es el mejor récord en MLB. Yo pienso Mariano es un hall of famer. Yo use este artículo porque Mariano Rivera es el mejor jugador de béisbol en la historia de juego. También me gusta béisbol y ver el juego en la televisión. Pero Mariano Rivera hago el juego de béisbol mucho diversión a ver.  Mi opinión en el artículo este yo es muy triste porque Mariano Rivera represente Los Yankees por mucho años y también el juego de béisbol es sus vida. Mariano Rivera es el mejor de mejor.

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Sacrificios Humanos

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Alejandro Marothy

Señorita Manuel

Sacrificios Humanos

La exposición en El Museo del Templo Mayor en Havana está ahora actual. La exposición es “Piezas de Teotihuacán: Tres pirámides en el paisaje ritual”. En la exposición, muestra 87 piezas de un sitio arqueológico. Las piezas indican sacrificios humanos en la ciudad de Teotihuacán. Los investigadores han aprendido más sobre la ciudad y la gente. Nueva cultura se ha encontrado y información fue descubierta. 

La gente está investigando un edificio bajo de pirámide: Pirámide del Sol. Es un edificio muy muy antiguo y es muy interesante para mucha gente. Econtraron máscaras y collares de dientes humanos. Muy espeluznante. 

Las estructuras en el sitio se hicieron de ónix, alabrastro, y piedras de gris y verde. Suena hermoso. 

Este artículo es muy interesante porque se trata de la historia de España. Historia es muy intrigante para mí y sacrificios humanos es muy fresco. ¿Qué estaban pensando? Me pregunto. 

La religión puede ser muy divertido. Cuando alguien se mata en nombre de Dios, voy a estar reiré de la ironía. 

Yo aprendí que las palabras en español pueden ser confusas. Por ejemplo, “destapado” y “descubierto” son muy similares pero pero son tan diferentes. Puede ser difícil. Sin embargo, sé que puedo haré. 

EFE. "Latino News and Opinion." Piezas De Teotihuacán Evidencian Sacrificios Humanos - . Al Día, Web. 26 Sept. 2013.

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“Hallada Muerta Una Niña De 12 años En El Municipio Coruñés De Teo”

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Mark Bey

“Hallada Muerta Una Niña De 12 años En El Municipio Coruñés De Teo”

Este artículo está sobre el muerte de una niña que tenía doce años. Ella murió a viente dos de septiembre de dos mil diez y tres a el municipio de Teo. El cadáver de la niña tuve muchos signos de violencia. Dos personas hallaron el cadáver de la niña próximo un pisto de bosque a la una y media. Después, ellos alertaron los servicios de las emergencias. El alcalde dijó que ellos no tuvieron muchos informaciones de este investigación pero ellos va a buscar más.

La víctima era una niña adoptada de china. Ella era una estudiante muy buena y enseñaba clases de música y ballet a otros niños. Ella era muy fabulosa y talentosa. Los padres de la víctima viven en Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela es próximo a el pisto de bosque.

Yo elegí este artículo porque es muy interesante. También es muy triste porque ella era un persona joven. Yo tengo ser cuidadoso más porque esta peligroso. Después de leer este artículo no me gusta caminar cuando era la noche. Lo siento mucho por la familia y los amigos.

Cuando yo leí este, yo quiero los servicios de las emergencias buscar más informaciones de la investigación. También yo quiero saber más informaciones de la víctima y su familia. Yo voy a leer otros artículos de la investigación.

Word count: 221
"Hallada Muerta Una Niña De 12 Años En El Municipio Coruñés De Teo." Pú Diario Público, 22 Sept. 2013. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <>.
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Artículo respuesta #3

​Betty Louis Q1
Senorita Manuel

Someten a un niño de dos años a una cirugía para bajar de peso

Este artículo es sobre un niño nombre Caprigno  quién era el muchacho más joven a para ir a cirugía a la edad de 14 años. A me 14 años es muy joven para ir a cirugía. Creo que no debe entrar en cirugía a menos que tengan 18 años de edad o mayores. Es muy riesgoso. Estoy triste por Caprigno. Él es obeso y llegó a pesar 200 kilos cuando sólo tenía 14 años. En el artículo se dice que los médicos trataron de poner él en una dieta saludable y el dieta no funciona. Ahora él tiene dieciocho años. pero, el artículo dice que si no iba a cirugía él podría tener graves problemas que puede ocasionar la muerte. Yo escogí este artículo porque yo usar a estar gordo y yo hace un proyecto sobre la obesidad. Yo deseo que nadie podría ser obesos. Es tan difícil y triste. Pero estoy feliz de que Caprigno aún está vivo. El artículo dice que después de la cirugía Caprigno ha perdido 130 kilos. Las personas deben saber más acerca de la obesidad y cómo podemos cambiar. Espero Caprigno se mantiene saludable y tiene una buena vida. Me gusta este artículo porque es muy interesante a mí.

Word count: 205

"Someten a Un Niño De Dos Años a Una Cirugía Para Bajar De Peso." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. CNN, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013.

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Artículo #3

Will Amari

Srta. Manuel                                                                                                                                 Q1

Homenaje al hierro del Bob Dylan escultor

Un museo en London inaugurará el próximo mes de noviembre. La Halcyon Gallery es una exposición de la buena artística de Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan es un músico famoso por su música tradicional. Sin duda el es imaginativa, excéntrica y una leyenda. Cada personas es familiar con su música sin embargo, nadie personas es familiar con su pinturas y esculturas. ¡Ahora se puede ver su arte! Él que iba a dibujar y pintar todos los días cuando él era un niño.  

Yo leí este artículo de cultura porque era sobre Bob Dylan y su arte. Bob Dylan es muy importante por música. Yo encanta juego su música con mi gutaria. Él es bonita, cómico y clásico. Yo quiero ir a ver su obra. Por otro lado, su arte puede ser no muy buena. O mal comparado con su música. Voy a investigar.

Yo aprendí que Bob Dylan es un pintor y un escultura. Yo no sabía él tiene exposicións. Es mucho cómico. Yo considerado yo mismo un Bob Dylan experto. Mi padre y madre encantas Bob Dylan. También mi abuelos. Entonces Bob Dylan es mucho importante y un favorito de la familia. Me gusta la artículo y acordar con la escritura. Que es un buen artículo porque no tiene opinión. Lo más importante es que la escritura tiene información.  Desde mi punto de vista, eso es bueno.

word count: 227

BERGARECHE, BORJA. "Homenaje al hierro del Bob Dylan escultor." . ABC , 25 Sep 2013. Web. 25 Sep 2013. <>.

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Gizel Jimenez: Estrella en ascenso

Audrey Pham

Melanie Manuel


Gizel Jimenez: Estrella en ascenso

Word count: 209

El artículo sobre mujer joven quién es atriz en Broadway. Se llama es Gizel Jimenez. Ella esta personaje en músical “The Heights” en Filadelfia. Jimenez está un niña muy tímido y no actuar cuándo ella pequeña. Ella hablé sobre música de vida. Yo leí artículo porque yo quise sobre música y yo necesito un lleno artículo escribir sobre. Aprendí sobre nueva músicales en Filadelfia y vida de Gizel Jimenez y sobre vida de ella. Ella habló sobre familia de ella y caúndo ella estaba un niño. Madre de ella morío cuando ella estuviste catorce años es muy triste porque no sé como a vivo sin mi mama. Ella vivío con su padre. Ella hablaba sobre como su padre enseñó poner amor en todo te gusta hacer. Todo el mundo hacen. Es importante estar apasionado en hace todo te encanta. Ella conseguió su sueño. Todo el mundo tienen su sueños. En vida, tú tienes hacer qué haces tú feliz. No tiene opinión sobre el artículo porque es no polémico. El artículo es un cuento. Me gusta el artículo porque ella hablío su vida y es muy interesante. El artículo estaba triste y feliz. El artículo sobre mujer haces música. Nueva vocabulario es llamado, sobreprotegida, obtuve, audicionó, clásico, simulado y expuesta.

Varela, Arturo. "Latino News and Opinion." Gizel Jimenez: Estrella En Ascenso - . N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.
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