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.
Mi nombre es Liliana Rivera.
La hija de un papá que vive Puerto Rico,
Y una mamá de Filadelfia,
Pero la nieta de inmigrantes.
Tengo tres hermanos,
Tres hermanos quíen son muy diferentes,
Pero toda mi familia es muy diferente.
Veo pelo loco.
Saboreo el arroz amarillo y frijoles de mis padres y mis abuelos,
Una tradición de la familia Rivera.
Oigo la música rock,
La favorita de la familia Rivera.
Huelo el perfume “Angel” de mi mamá,
Es mi favorita olol.
Toco las manos de mis sobrinos,
Los niños de mi hermana.
Escucho música rock, es muy importante para mi.
Cocinamos con mi mamá, nos conecta.
Celebrando con mi familia siempre y es divertido.
Necesito mi familia, me importa mucho.
Nosotros, mi hermana y yo,
Somos productos de Puerto Rico y Rusia.
Nacimos judios puertorriqueños norteamericanos.
Nacimos en la encrucijada.
Somos diferentes pero juntos.
Mi papá está muerto, nosotros nunca lo olvidamos.
Nosotros queremos ser fuerte.
Desde que nací, me encanta mi familia.
Somos todo lo que tenemos,Nosotros somos una familia
Peaceful Society: Practical or Pipe Dream?
“Call it Peace or call it Treason,
Call it Love or call it Reason”
- Phil Ochs
War both enthralls and repulses the American public, and though, throughout our history, many have preached nonviolence, few have offered practical solutions to achieve that end. When subscribing to military alternatives, we must examine the rhetoric of peace with a critical eye, and question whether or not war, and the cultural values that make war a possibility, have become too embedded in our society to allow for peace. We must embrace the duality of peace embodied by Phil Ochs’ anti-Vietnam folk song, I Ain’t Marching Anymore, and look towards examples of modern-day peaceful societies to begin imagining the social upheaval necessary to remove the militarism so deeply ingrained in our society. Only then can we decide if nonviolence is the correct step to take.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has compiled a general description and list of 25 peaceful societies that has aided me in my research quite a bit. Though careful to note that societies are multifarious and ever changing, they loosely define a “peaceful society” as “contemporary groups of people who effectively foster interpersonal harmony and who rarely permit violence or warfare to interfere with their lives.” Analyzing these existing cultures can help us envision abstract ideas of nonviolence in realistic ways from which we can draw elements to apply to our world today.
The majority of the societies listed are agrarian or hunter-gatherer, with cultural values that de-emphasize personal gain and focus on the importance of a strong community. The Amish, an interesting case of a peaceful society living within a highly militarized culture, maintain their harmonious isolation through independence from technology and adherence to traditional, 19th century ways. Individualism is avoided, which is in stark contrast to prevalent messages in American mainstream culture, yet when members are given the choice to leave or stay, 90% decide to do so. Would this be the case with the public at large? If America were to suddenly shift towards Amish ways, not only would logistical decisions become nightmarish- the Amish’s small, isolated, and rural nature that allows their culture to thrive would be impossible to coordinate on a larger scale- but Americans would revolt. We have been conditioned to cling dearly to our independence, as a nation and as individuals, and to have that stripped from us would be ripping an intrinsic part of American culture from its citizens. A peaceful society in the style of the Amish would require a level of discipline and community involvement of a caliber beyond the scope of reason for the average American. We cherish our raucous freedom, our often destructive privileges. In order to accept the Amish tradition as our own, a mass restructuring of the very heart of America’s values would be in order. Americans would have to ask themselves: what are we willing to give up for peace?
Of course, the Amish way of life would not necessarily be our country’s course of action when pursuing nonviolent ideals, but common themes of selflessness, communal good, subsistence living and small, close-knit groups are crucial to the central philosophies of the Orang Asli (Malay original peoples), Inuit, Kadar, Ju/’hoansi, Ladakhi, Lepchas, Mbuti, Piaroa, Tristan Islanders, and other groups.When we look at images of many peaceful cultures, we see a reality that belongs to others. In a striking photograph published in the Huffington Post in 2015 about the Nubian culture in Egypt, we see a person cloaked from head to toe in loose black robes surrounded by bricks, rubble, and a band of goats. The person’s body language is that of an everyday stroll, and the goats seem a natural part of the person’s environment and way of life. Though the Nubians exhibit a lifestyle that embraces trade and productivity, this is done through partnership rather than competition. Their society preserves its unity with nature, simple living, and detachment from many modern conveniences and technologies. These values, contrary to predominant American cultural messages that prize material wealth and excess, would be too difficult to ingest for U.S. society, and an economic shift from contest to collaboration would infeasibly alter American life.
Even more difficult to swallow would be the nearly universal concept at the center of most peaceful societies today: widespread, unconditional belief in religious myths and higher powers. From Animism to Buddhism to Christianity, religious doctrines form a focal point around which communities can gather. The Piaroa of the Middle Orinoco River in Amazonas State, Venezuela (whose culture is actually on the verge of extinction), demonstrate this well. Their tradition tells of a past in which violence, greed, and material wants ruled the gods, and that only a daily ritual prevents reversion to these evils. Ubiquitous fear of mythical days of old offers the necessary motivation to maintain living in a peaceful manner, which begs the question- are we intrinsically evil, selfish, and material? Is the U.S. too far gone to ever accept peaceful teachings as its own? Philosophers, Thomas Hobbes being the most famous, have mused for centuries about the inherent evils of humankind, and historical precedent, on average, provides substantial evidence in their favor. Time and time again do conflicts, disputes, and wars ravage nations, yet militarism continues to be a first resort. In the United States, where more than twice the combined budget of the 2nd and 3rd largest militaries in the world is spent on the military, bellicose rhetoric permeates every facet of foreign policy. Though we have a long history with nonviolence, we have an even longer road ahead of us if we hope to adopt anything from the peaceful societies in existence today.
Ochs, Phil. I Ain't Marching Anymore. Hannibal Records, 1986. CD. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1KEF8Uw2k>
"Peaceful Societies." Peaceful Societies. University of Alabama Birmingham, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2016. <https://cas.uab.edu/peacefulsocieties/societies/>
Ma, Alexandra. "What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society." Huffington Post. Huffington Post, 22 July 2015. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/egypt-nubians-photos_us_55a7b9c8e4b04740a3df0db0>.
"Piaroa Indians" Indian Cultures by Hands Around the World. Hands Around the World, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016. <http://www.indian-cultures.com/cultures/piaroa-indians/>
"Piaroa." Peaceful Societies. University of Alabama Birmingham, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016. <https://cas.uab.edu/peacefulsocieties/societies/piaroa/>
Kirk, Ashley. "What Are the Biggest Defence Budgets in the World?" The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 27 Oct. 2015. Web. 15 Mar. 2016. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11936179/What-are-the-biggest-defence-budgets-in-the-world.html>.
Caroline C. Pitone
La hija de mis padre cariñosos
Niña con una hermana mayor y bonita que vive en los nubes
Producto de la sociedad
Veo los edificios en la ciudad
Saboreo los dulces de las tiendas
Oigo los voces de mis amigos
Huela la pelo de mi mamá
Toco las manos de mis queridos
Necesito mi familia y mis amigas a mis lados
Hablo con una voz alto y grande
Bailo con los nubes
Escapo de la luz cerrado
Somos productos de la sociedad
Somos de América
Hablamos lenguajes diferentes
La lengua de cultura y de lugar en donde vives
Vivimos en el mismo lugar
No somos de Filadelfia
Somos parte de Filadelfia
Mis amigos y yo somos unidos y somos completos
audio provided by Orion and Caroline Pitone
Yo soy humano
Mi familia y yo todos somos
Yo no soy inmigrante
Yo soy de Filadelfia
Mi familia es de Africa
Pero no somos inmigrantes
Veo la Africa
Saboreo tierra en Mi boca
Oigo el gritar por la noche noche
Huelo la muerte
Mi abuela es de la tierra de bisonte
Mi abuelo es de la tierra de mar
Mi mamá es de la tierra de arból
Mi papá es de la tierra de no dinero
Somos productos de América
No somos inmigrantes. Vivimos en América
No somos inmigrantes.Mi mama y yo estamos en América
Mis padres no son inmigrantes
Producto de Filadelfia.
Familia que viajes.
Veo la memoria de mi infancia,
Saboreo mi madre famoso salmón,
Oigo risa de mi familia,
toco las plantas en el jardín.
Nado con el delfín en la playa.
Yo vuelo alto con el pajaro en el cielo.
Escapo a la puesta del sol,
Necesito mi familia permanecer toda.
Somos productos de Filadelfia.
La lengua de pollo y arroz.
Somos Americanos y vivimos en America.
Hablamos el mismo idioma.
Mi Corazón que Sigue
El español está en mi carne,
Bailo desde mi lengua
Mezclado con inglés y
Me deja con
Juego con mi identidad
¨Hide and Seek¨
Cada día como un pequeño grano de arena.
Somos productos del Caribe
Puerto Rico específicamente
Mi corazón, mi alma
La lengua de las ranas coqui y el yunque.
Mi Puerto Rico.
No soy Española
Pero Española está en mi.
La familia de mi abuela vivía ahí.
Mezclados porque mi abuela fue adoptada
Somos Familia que vivimos en América pero nada más
mi corazón sigue en Puerto Rico.
Yo soy humano.
Mi familia es mi mundo, mi inspiración.
Es la herramienta de mi conciencia,
Mi cuchillo de cristal.
Soy nueva. Mi familia me hizo.
Veo las encrucijadas,
Estoy enferma y nerviosa,
Pero nosotros siempre superamos.
El gusto de comida con mi madre baila desde mi lengua.
Huelo la aroma dulce.
Oigo la risa lucha en contra del silencio.
Toco el peso del aire alrededor de mi.
Recuerdos desde mi infancia.
Vuelvo a mi pasado.
Corro por la ciudad.
Canto con mi poesía.
Nado en las estrellas.
Somos productos de trabajo duro.
Pero nos protegemos.
Mi familia es mi alma.
Soy de la ciudad del amor fraternal
No sé amor pero sé dolor
Recuerdos desde mi infancia
Que a veces parten el alma
Yo oigo mi mamá y papá
“Todo es bueno”
Yo veo la historia por la encrucijada.
Yo toco mi camino debajo de mí
Yo saboreo el ácido mi historia,
Pero huelo al principio del futuro.
Mi corazón descalzo escondo de la ciudad,
Yo corro a mi familia
Pero mi familia pelea
No sé adónde correr.
Nuestra casa es ilimitada,
Todos somos familias.
No importa nuestra historiaSomos completos.
El producto de mi familia
Soy yo un lobo
Yo corro con mi manada
Veo el amor en mi familia
Saboreo la cocina de mi mamá
Huelo la dulzura de vida
Oigo la voz de mi hermana
Toco las manos de mis amigos
Camino por los tréboles verdes
Nado sobre el mar irlandés
Alzo a mi casa
Necesito mi gente, mi verdad
Somos productos de inmigración
La lengua de libertad y oportunidad
No somos inmigrantes pero ellos viven en nosotros
No somos perfectos pero estamos contentos
Mi familia y yo estamos en nuestros casa
I had a great time and am still having a great time at my Ilp. It is a very interesting course considering that it has to do with law. I've always enjoyed having conversations about what is allow and what is not allowed in this country that won't break the law. In this course I get to discuss these things with my classmates and teachers and have a well thought out discussion. I enjoy my Ilp and am looking forward to finishing it off this year.