Tengo quince años
Fútbol y nadar son mis pasiones
Hablo inglés y árabe con pasión
El hijo de padres árabes: loco, inteligente, cariñoso
Producto del medio este
Veo los árboles y palmeras hermosas de arena del desierto del Sahara
Oigo llamada a la oración
Huelo el aroma relajante del río Nilo
Saboreo Shawarma de mi mamá
Siento las gruesas cuerdas de mi hermosa laúd
Bailo con la música de mi laúd
Hablo con dignidad en inglés y árabe
Escapó de América para dos años
Necesito vivir en el medio este
Somos productos del medio este
La lengua de shawarma y dátiles
No somo Americanos. Vivimos en America.
No somos Arabes. Arabia está en nosotros,pero allí no tengo hogar
Mi mamá y papá llegaron a un nuevo mundo
Lo están haciendo muy bien
With tremendous gratitude,
Trinity (12th grade), Bella (12th grade), Avery (12th grade), Amelia (12th grade), Kia (11th grade), Rifah (11th grade)
Sharron Norton: Enraizada en mi patria
La hija de los padres trabajadoras,
Tengo seis hermanos,
Producto de África,
Un ave de Dios.
Saboreo la comida de mi abuela,
Oigo la voz de mi mamá,
Toco el pelo de mis hermanos.
Practico deportes con pasión,
Corriendo como el animal de mi,
Le senga de África está en mi,
Aceptado en la historia de mi patria.
Somos productos de África,
Somos como el depredadores en tiempos de cacería,
No somos uno somos muchos,
No hablamos de uno, hablamos juntos,
Mi mamá yo somos uno
ysomos hermosos y libra.
I personally think My ILP is going really great. I spend time with my mom learning about her job as an Massagist/Chiropractor, and learn different methods and massages. I always had an interest on my mom’s job because I get to say hello to her clients and it allows her clients to come back into her work of business which increases her income. Usually on some Wednesday when my mom is working, I go around Philadelphia and hand out her business cards and tell her about what she does, having a few clients giving her a call because of me, she was able to grab their interest of getting massages. My best experience for me was probably watching different kind of videos for massaging, there are all types of massages for people who needs a specific and that’s something my mom masters in. The purpose for me to experience that so when some one ever have problems, I would know which type of massage they actually need and they can go to one, It’s part of who I am for helping others.
Turbo Sabpenpob : Soy Tailandés
Vengo desde muy lejos
Como un pajarito buscando el azul del cielo
Mi familia es mi corazón
La llevo siempre conmigo
Mi Tailandia y familia
Nunca lo olvido
Mi familia es todo
Mi familia es Tailandés
Mi es Tailandés
Nosotros vivimos en Bangkok
Bangkok es mi casa
Aprendí de la vida
Mi corazón descalzo se perdió en calidad
Aprendí de su soledad
Mi hablo inglés y Tailandés
Semejante agotadora dos máscara
yo soy hijos de las Américas
Somos productos de Tailandia
Hablamos parcialmente Español
La lengua es dificil aprender
Somos Americanos. Vivimos en América
Somos de asiático
Mi familia y yo de Tailandés
Mi familia es todo
Hello everyone well my ILP is the same as the last time The Franklin Institute. First of all it is working out well everyone is so nice to me and they really have brought me in as a member of their TFI family. I have also received my TFI ID which I can use to go anywhere and just to name a few the basement (volunteer area) 5th,3rd floor and I can get into any traveling exhibit. Another cool thing I was able to do was create a scavenger hunt for the freshman which is in the comments if you would like to complete it for yourself. And lastly another thing I was able to do this year was go to the annual TFI Christmas party which was cool and also able to see my favorite scientist ever Bill Nye the science guy.
So overall I have a really cool ILP
P.s: Please feel free to ask any questions or comments about the scavenger hunt below.
My ILP at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent has been going swimmingly. I’ve been alternating between researching and writing blog posts for their website and working at the front desk. The staff, including Joanne, Kristen, and Bob, have taken a shine to me and have been really kind and helpful. Occasionally, I get inspiration by walking around the museum and looking at the artifacts and paintings there. My ILP alternates between Wednesday and Saturday, depending on the week. I would like to finish this off by including the link to the blog post I wrote about Benjamin Franklin and his legacy:
3-17-16 Soy yo
de una familia fuerte
Somos productos de las Américas
No somos Mexicanos, Vivimos en America
La lengua de pollo y arroz
Soy de familia
De dos padres cariñosos
Cuatro hermanas mayores fuertes
Dos hermanos mayores valientes
Un hermano del aprendizaje
En mi familia
Soy yo el segundo más joven
Que quiera tener éxito en la vida
Mi familia tiene muchos talentos
Mi hermanas son bueno a caballo obra
Mi hermanos y yo son bueno a dibujar
Mi padre es bueno a tecnología
Familia se define como un grupo específico de personas
que pueden estar formados por parejas,
hijos , padres , tíos , primos y abuelos .
Lung cancer is a tumor, in which cells keep growing in tissues of the lung. There are two types of cancer: small-cell lung carcinoma and non-small-cell lung carcinoma. Small-cell lung carcinoma is a malignant cancer and non-small-cell lung carcinoma is insensitive to chemotherapy. The main cause of lung cancer is due to tobacco smoking for a long time. Treatment depends on the cancer stage, which is a degree of spread. Stage I is cancer that did not spread to other organs and stage IV (the highest level) is cancer that spread to other organs. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma is usually treated with a surgery and small-cell lung carcinoma is treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Vaping is inhaling and exhaling the vapor. This vapor is produced by an electronic cigarette. According to Student Science website, Vaping May Threaten Brain, Immunity and More article states, “The scientists exposed pregnant mice to e-cig vapors. Then, once the pups were born, they too got exposed for a month. That is when mice reach young-adulthood. The animals breathed in vapors at concentrations scaled to be similar to what a vaping person might encounter. Then Zelikoff’s group tracked the activity of genes in the animals’ frontal cortex. This brain region is associated with planning and using inputs from the senses (like sight, smell and sound) to understand their environment.”Even though many people think vaping is better for them, it can still cause many damages to the body. Vaping can also cause a respiratory disease called a ‘popcorn lung’, which can destroy the airways of lungs, where the scar tissues gather and delay an airflow. The treatment for people with this disease, which just started developing, can use steroids, but people with a severe disease have a major treatment such as lung transplants.
Nowadays many people smoke cigarettes and vape. Many people know lung cancer can be one of the side effects of smoking, but many teens do not know many specifics about it. Smoking cigarettes is the main cause of lung cancer, which ends up being about 80-90% lung cancer deaths. Lung cancer also has a lower survival rate, than other type of cancer. People who smoke and vape are the most impacted, but people who are exposed to secondhand smoke somewhere else are impacted as well. People who do not smoke have about 20-30% of chance to develop lung cancer. Being exposed to different chemicals or gases, such as radon gas, can also cause lung cancer. Smoking cigarettes and vaping affects society in a negative manner because it causes lung cancer and people will not live healthy. People who vape can think of vaping as a way to help them quit smoking completely. There are levels of nicotine that they can control and lower its level to quit, but it is not easy. There is more research being done about vaping because scientists are not sure how bad it is for people, but they do know it contains chemicals, which harm the lungs.
I personally am interested in oncology. My grandfather was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in the winter of 2013 and was given six months to live. I always went back to Poland for the summer, which gave me an opportunity to take care of him, while my grandmother was still working. It was not easy to watch him go through it, but I am happy I got to take care of him. I saw how cancer changed his body and his brain/ thinking. He passed away while I was in Poland. In September of 2013 I had an internship at CHOP on cancer research, where I examined single nucleotide variations in germline patient DNA with neuroblastoma. In the summer of 2014 my uncle was also diagnosed with lung cancer. I went to Poland in the summer of 2014 and took care of him. He passed away while I was there as well. Seeing my grandfather and my uncle go through chemotherapy and radiation made me realize how important it is to know the side effects of smoking and its consequences. My sister used to smoke cigarettes, but then she switched to vaping, which I still disagree with. We have a lot of conversations about vaping and how it is still not healthy for her. She believes vaping will help her quit smoking and switching from smoking to vaping is better, but in my opinion smoking cigarettes or vaping will never be good for anyone, since it can have many side effects. I am definitely not interested in smoking because all of the experience above showed me the side effects I do not want to go through. I think people should quit smoking and vaping to live a healthier life.
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Mi vida de Cambodia
Soy yo Benjamin Seing
El niño de una familia muy triste
Soy completo y soy Budista
Un niño sin mis abuelos
Producto de Cambodia
Un elefante amable
Yo veo de maldad
Veo la oscuridad y miedo de escuela
Saboreo el dulces de las frutas
Oigo la musica de naturaleza
Toco muchas hoja de papel
Yo huelo libertad
Hablo muchos en inglés en escuela
Escribo en inglés es muy dificil
Paso tiempo hago mucha tarea
Entiendo muchos en inglés y español
Somos productos de Cambodia
Somos Cambodia y Americanos
Hablamos Teochew, Inglés, y Español:
La lengua de arroz y pad thai
No somos Americanos, vivimos en Filadelfia
No somos Cambodia. Cambodia está en nosotros, porqué allí no tenemos hogar
Mí padrés están en la major océan y somos completos.
Correr es mi destino
Destino de amigosMi amigos es mi vida
Troung Minh Tam o Catherine Long
Vengo desde muy lejos
Cansada de estar corriendo
Adoptada de Vietnam
Veo latas de cerveza
Oigo la voz poderosa de mi familia
Huelo cigarrillo de mi tíos
Saboreo papa de mi abuela y mi madre
Toco la pequeña ao dai
Duermo bajo el azul del cielo
Dibujo mi familia desconocida
Como arroz, pato, pescado y pho
Estudio mi cultura
Somos productos de Vietnam, China y América
La lengua de fideos y hamburguesa
Como uno se aferra a una pedazo de tierra
Pero allí no tengo hogar
Un Alma Partido
Soy hija de las Américas
Y como si fuera poco
Soy hija de una encrucijada
No tengo adónde correr
No tengo donde esconder
Veo la línea del horizonte
Pero no puedo tocarla
Saboreo las lágrimas saladas de mi dolor
Toco las montañas rocosas del éxito
Pero es demasiado alta
Vivo en la ciudad del amor fraternal
Pero eso es falso
Vivo con un corazón roto
Nunca olvido los recuerdos
Que partido mi alma
Corro de todos
Porque me dicen mentiras
Bailo con la canción de mi verdad
Porque es todo lo que tengo
Somos productos de los perdidos
Estamos cansados de correr
La lengua de verdad y creencia
Vivimos en América pero
Nuestras mentes siempre se preguntan
Nuestros corazones descalzos se perdieron
Y no hay camino de regreso
My goal for this essay was to show how American people will eventually stop enlisting in the military because they will realize that their sacrifices are not truly appreciated by the American public and Government/Military. While researching and writing this essay I realized that the American Military does not focus on returning soldiers and veterans enough. Veteran soldiers are not given the support they deserve post war.
Advanced Essay #4
Historically, the armed forces have been revered in America. With the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, soldiers’ perceptions of military service and the public’s views on war have changed. While these changes may have begun during the Vietnam War, the effects of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been had different. Soldiers have begun to seriously doubt whether their sacrifices are truly appreciated by the American public. If this continues, views of being in the American military will change significantly, and it will become much more difficult for the military to successfully recruit and retain soldiers.
Since the Vietnam War, America has been involved in approximately 18 wars. According to Stephen Kinzer of the Boston Globe, soldiers are today’s American heroes: “Who is a hero? In today’s America, it is someone who chooses a military career, puts on a uniform, and prepares for war. Placing soldiers and veterans on this kind of pedestal is a relatively new phenomenon. Past generations of Americans saw soldiers as ordinary human beings. They were like the rest of us: big and small, smart and dumb, capable of good and bad choices. Now we pretend they are demi-gods.” The following picture captures this point of view perfectly.
There is a soldier on top of a mountain or hill. His face is hidden in darkness. The scenery and the soldier are depicted in dark colors while the American flag that he is holding shines bright in contrast to the darkness surrounding it. The biblical quote below the photo could be positive in a different context but instead it connects God and the bible to the actions of the US army. In this way, the soldier’s work is reframed not as violence and war, but rather “peacemaking.” To call soldiers the “children of God” not only legitimates violence as a crusade-like religious act for good, it also implies that the soldiers as blindly following the orders of their superiors and God--they are only children.
Historians have written extensively about the ravages of war and their toll on soldiers throughout time. While nobody doubts the impact of violence and war on soldier’s lives, the effects of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have differed from past wars in several ways. Soldiers were fighting wars on two fronts; many saw the duration of their deployments extended because of poor post-invasion planning, and many have also subjected to stop-loss measures that prevented them from leaving the military until their units returned from war, even if their tour should have been finished. It is clear that US soldier’s own perspective of their role has begun to change because of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One reason is the way they are treated after they have finished their tour of duty. According to Gabriela Acosta of USC, “Almost a quarter million Iraq or Afghanistan vets have been diagnosed with mental health injuries from combat service. Many more are not diagnosed, yet go on with their lives while experiencing short-term memory loss, headaches, insomnia, anger or numbness -- conditions that can range from merely annoying to highly disruptive on the job and within the family.” Unfortunately, many soldiers that suffer from PTSD or other mental and physical injuries they received while serving time in combat are not provided with equitable resources to survive and live a healthy life after they serve their country and put their lives on the line. It is disappointing to see the American society have so much faith in their military when so many people's lives are traumatically changed by it. According to Stopsoldiersuicide.org, “22 veterans take their lives every day.” This statistic is horrific and America should recognize this and try to fix it. We are clearly not supporting the needs of soldiers when they come back from war.
The VA (United States Department of Veteran Affairs), the agency charged with taking care of returning soldiers, has also received a large amount of negative press in the past few years regarding their poor support and terrible veteran healthcare system. According to CNN, “the managers at the VA concocted an elaborate scheme to cover up long wait times there. The sources said more than 1,400 vets were placed on the purported secret list and that documents were shredded to hide the evidence. According to sources, at least 40 U.S veterans died waiting for care at the facility, many of whom were on the list.” This is just one example of many terrible things the VA has been guilty of over the years.
At the same time, it is important to remember that most people don’t serve in the military, and the wars are being fought far far away from US soil. The military’s promotion of their actions in the press has also created expectations in the general public. Loudly describing the Iraq invasion as an example of ‘Shock and awe’ created an unrealistic public perception of the war. According to Captain Scott Hubbard (a returned Iraq vet (US News)) “We expected to come in and throw another 3-pointer and everyone stand up and cheer. There was a lot of emotion, a lot of rhetoric, all the country music songs getting everybody fired up. I think a lot of folks screaming for war just don't understand what it takes.” With the impact of the press and misperceptions of the public fed by the military itself, returning soldiers wonder whether the public is behind them and whether they have the capacity to truly understand what they have experienced.
Overall, the poor treatment of returning vets and the public’s reactions to news surrounding the war has created serious doubts in the minds of the soldiers regarding whether or not America truly values their military service. According to Anna Mulrine (US News), “the sacrifices are great and sometime soldiers wonder why they keep making them.”
Kinzer, Stephen. "Joining the Military Doesn’t Make You a Hero - The Boston Globe." BostonGlobe.com. Boston Globe. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. <https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/12/07/joining-military-doesn-make-you-hero/AtnLFFGkkVvxX2gKXKJE7L/story.html>.
Acosta, Gabriella. "The Impact of War: Mental Health of Veterans and Their Families." USC.EDU. USC, 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. <https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/veteran-mental-health/>.
Bronstein, Scott, Drew Griffin, and Nelli Black. "Phoenix VA Officials Deny There's a Secret Wait List; Doctor Says They're Lying." CNN. Cable News Network. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. <http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/30/health/veterans-dying-health-care-delays/index.html>.
Mulrine, Anna. "How the War In Iraq Is Changing the American Soldier." US News. U.S.News & World Report. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.