Final Stamp Design

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The three words I chose to describe me are rowing, scouts and busy. This symbolizes me because those two activities take up a majority of my life. That also describes why I used the word busy, because like I said they take up all of my life. I used the oar to stand for rowing, the hand which shows the scout salute, for scouting, and the square on the wrist is a watch showing that I have no time. (0:00 is meant to be engraved on the watch)

You can use negative and positive space to give your art more dimension and contrast. You can also use to show what you want to be the main focal point. In my piece the positive space is the outline and the details of my piece. What originally confused me about negative and positive space was what I needed to cut out. Sometimes it was hard to determine which was which, so therefore it confused me when cutting things out. I learned that negative and positive space is used to enhance art in many ways.


Mi familia y yo

De Hong Kong

Vivo en America

Tengo un hermano gemelo

Tengo quince años


Veo el cielo azul

Oigo el sonido del océano

Huelo y saboreo comida cocina de mi madre

Toco mi creación


Hago tarea

Juego el juego con mi amigos

Visitar a mis abuelos

jugando al fútbol


Hablamos cantonés

todo gafas

Mi mamá hablar un poco español

Mi papá es gordo


Final Stamp Design

While making this piece I had to brainstorm ideas and words that represent me and who I am. Some of the words that I thought of were, caring, friendly, flexible, tall, outgoing, and book lover. Although from first glance you may not be able to tell why this symbol represents me, knowing the words involved and meaning behind it, will make it easier to understand. While making this stamp I wanted to have flexibility involved. Life can throw many things your way, and sometimes plans can change at last minute, and I can be really tolerant of that. So I incorporated the circle to represent my flexibility. For friendly, I try to be as nice as I can to everyone, and I have lots of friends, which the lines that connect to me outer circle are. Lots of lines mean lots of friends, and I’m a pretty friendly person. The flower in the middle is supposed to represent my caring. I have lots of empathy for people I meet, and will always look out for a friend. When I think of flowers, I think of gentle and caring things.


The assignments were to brainstorm about 10 words that described us, mine you can find here. Our next assignment was to sketch out our ideas in our sketch book, and pick the one we like best, than today we would cut out the positive and negative spaces and paste it into our sketchbook.


Positive and negative space play large roles in this stamp project. If I were to just draw lines without and space to them, I wouldn't have shapes, only cuts in paper. Thinking about it in the form of a stamp, if I were to put the stamp into ink, it wouldn't pick any up, and would be just a blob of ink.

When Mrs. Hull explained positive and negative space to the classroom, I thought I understood it well, and it was easy to understand, but it wasn’t. I tried to make a few positive space drawings, and they never turned out quite how positive space really is. I asked mr. Herrera how it should look, and he explained it well to me. Also, looking at pictures of negative space, like the one here, helped me understand. That is what I learned about positive and negative space.


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E1 U5 Poema

Soy yo

El hija de padres ciudadano

No soy clandestino

Menor hermana

Producto de Estados Unidos


Veo mi amigas y familia

Saboreo mi cultura

Huelo mi horneando de mi hermana

Oigo la risa de mi madre

Toco y abrazo mi familia


Tocar el piano

Tocar el guitar

Tocar el ukelele

Me encanta cantar y musica


Mi familia es Mezclado

Estamos contentos

Estoy contentos


Final Stamp Design

My image represents me because it shows a combination of my interests and passions and it also reflects my personal aesthetic. The words I chose to create my stamp were, adventurous, movies, flowers and simplicity.  I love all types of art, but in particular I love simple minimalistic designs, and thats what I created in my stamp. In my cut out you can see three distinct sectors, the top and middle are meant to represent a sunset, and the bottom sector features a mountain range. Inside the mountain range is a simple rose design. My image also encompasses two suns, one in the top section and one in the middle, these two suns represent my love for movies and hint at the two suns in star wars’ Tatooine. The rose represents my love for flowers and the mountain range/sunset shows my passion for adventure. 

When we first started learning about negative and positive space, I was confused and i had a hard time telling the two apart, but once we started cutting and making prints on our own it all came together for me. This project in particular really helped me get the hang of negative and positive space, and I feel that that skill is represented in my work. I used this skill to separate the sectors clearly, and to create an interesting balance in my image. For example one of my suns is in the positive and one is in the negative, this affect allows the viewer to clearly see the contrast in my design. Overall I feel that this project helped train my eyes to see the difference between negative and positive space. It also helped me create a unique design that reflects my personality.


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Minors Running Away

For my final english one project we were assigned the You and The World (Y&TH) project.The purpose of this project is to learn about a current event that connects to ourselves and raise awareness about the topic by researching and making a positive change based off of the new information learned about the topic of our choosing . For my project I decided to do the DC crisis about the missing Black and Latina girls. In DC the new commander of the Metropolitan Police Department posted pictures of the missing girls and made the hashtag #MissingDCGIrls. Knowing social media is an outlet  to spread news quickly in the 21st century , the hashtag got around to many people all over the country. According to an article found on the Cable News Network Social media responded with outrage that not enough was being done to find the children by law enforcement” I chose this current event because I am a young Black female in this society and to know that young girls just like me are missing and no one was putting as much effort as they could to find them makes me furious. As my research continued I soon found out that the DC crisis wasn't a crisis. By researching the topic more I learned that the commander was just raising awareness of the missing girls. My research has brought me to a extened issue. My official issue is minors running away from home. Minors running away from home is an equally important current event but studies show that there has been no spark in missing persons in DC.

Based off the research I have done so far minors that run away are running from something or someone. There are many reasons on why minors run away from home. A very important thing that young people don't know is that running away is illegal. Most people don't know that running away is illegal , when a minor gets caught running away police can take a them into custody and it will result in having to go to family court. My research so far has impacted me because it taught me new facts about a subject that matters to me, that not a lot of people know enough about. Something that is important to fix this problem is focusing on what is making minors run away. If we focus on who or what is making minors run away as a whole community everyone could help face the problem head on. For the rest of my upcoming research I will be looking into ways to stop minors from running away. Also I will be looking at organizations that help minors get through issues that may lead them to running away. Stay tuned for a second blog post about minors running away. For more information look at my annotated bibliography.


You and The World
You and The World

E1 U5 Mi Familia

Lamar Reed

Yo soy muy guapo

Tengo un gato

Vivo con mi mama

Y tengo un hermano

Vivo en Filadelfia
Tengo catorce años

Y soy muy muy extraño


En la casa veo mama

Oigo un gato

Toco videojuegos

Y saboreo muchos pollos



Juego videojuegos

Para ganar los sellos

Juego con mi gato

En la cama yo duermo


Comemos muchos pollos

Pescado no tenemos

Somos Americano

Nosotros es loco


E1 U5 Mi Familia

Zeke Maitin

Soy yo el nieto de dos inmigrantes,

Niño de Italia,

Producto de Italia,

Un ave que emigra.


Veo Claro, Cielo Azules, y Montañas,

Saboreo Dulce y Comestible,

Oigo Fuente, Gente, y Niños,

Huelo Bosce, Fresco, y Limpiar,

Toco Rústico, Histórico, y Antiguo.


Jugar con las reglas.

Hablo ingles con mi familia.

Trabajo en mi vida.

Necesito mi familia, muy importante.


Somos productos de Americano.

Somos Americanos.

Hablamos Americano:

La lengua de Papas Fritas y Hamburguesas.

No somos extraño.

Somos talla mediana.

Somos muy divertido.

No somos normal.


Negative Space and Positive Space

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  1. Negative Space is the area of an image that is not part of the main image(Center Image)

  2. I found the negative space by finding the image then identifying the areas that are not the image.

  3. It gives them more skill as a photographer or drawer because it develops the skill of finding the center image.

  4. Yes, because it makes it much easier to find the center image.

Girl Scouts- Not As Great As It Seems

Girl Scouts is a very large and very well known organization throughout the United States. It is famous for empowering women and creating leaders, as well as cookies. However, despite what it claims, GSUSA is still very out of touch with girls on a national level. It has a plethora of problems, including being purposefully vague about trans kids, very outdated badges, and rules about awards that hinder their own ability to maintain their camps and other affiliated institutions. If Girl Scouts fixed these problems, they would be closer to what they claim to be: an organization that empowers women and teaches proper money and resource management. At the moment, they attempt to do these things, but do so insufficiently.

The most popular and most well known thing (that isn’t cookies) Girl Scouts do is earn badges. Badges cover a wide range of topics, including sports, crafts, health, and leadership skills. Some badges attempt to teach girls something and fail miserably. One badge that scouts can earn that does this is called the ‘Eating for Beauty’ badge. By the name alone, one can tell that it is off the mark. Eating disorders such as anorexia can be caused by people having a low body image and attempting to ‘eat for beauty’. The name of the badge is a huge red flag on its own because of this, but it just gets worse when examined closer. The description from the official badge explorer has the following sentence in it. “Choosing the right foods can help you sleep better, stress less, and get smooth skin, shiny hair, and strong nails.” From this, the badge seems rather shallow. It shows that the people who created it thought that the best motivator for girls was beauty in eating healthy. This plays into the stereotype that a girl is obsessed with her appearance and only does a lot of things to maintain that appearance. Going further into that badge, it seems that the ‘beauty’ thing was almost clickbait. It isn’t mentioned much at all towards the end of the description, which means that the people who wrote the badge probably think that the only thing that could motivate girls to eat healthy was the incentive of beauty. Showing that one thinks that beauty is the only thing girls care about does absolutely nothing to empower women.

The Girl Scouts website also has a social issues portion. In it, there are two tabs talking about transgender members. In one, the following is stated: “Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority.” There is no blanket statement that allows trans kids in, just a shady ‘we’ll deal with it as it comes’. This wording implies that troops are given free reign to discriminate on the basis of a girl not being cisgender, using the supposed wellbeing of members of the troop as a reason not to let them in. If there is something in the rules that prevents such a situation from happening, it is not made clear enough on the website.

Another issue in management is prominent in the Gold Award guidelines. The Gold Award is the highest award a girl scout can earn, and it is obtained during high school. The Silver Award is the less prestigious middle school counterpart. In both awards, a girl is prohibited from doing a Girl Scout focused project because they are expected to “reach into the community”. This may seem reasonable, but is in fact a huge issue. Girl scout camps can have a large amount of maintenance work that needs to be done, while the local council is basically bankrupt. This causes the work not to be done, and the quality of camp to dwindle a bit. When girls were allowed to fix something in camp for their awards, it was much less of a problem. Girl scouts does not “use resources wisely” like they say one should do in their girl scout law.

Girl scouts is great, but it could be so much better. It is important to look critically at things that may seem progressive most of the time, because they’re bound to be not as progressive as one might think. GSUSA is only one example of this. One has to be aware of what they’re putting their money or time into, otherwise they may be disappointed.


SOURCES:

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/faq/faq/social-issues.html

http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/home/badgeexplorer/#eating-for-beauty

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/highest-awards/gold-award.html

I have written many 2fers in this class, but I don't think I've done that many I was personally invested in. I think, overall, this one had the most interesting points and argument, and was perhaps one of the most controversial ones. I think it's the best because of this.

8fer

Everything Wrong With the Fast and Furious Franchise

The original The Fast and the Furious, back in 2001, was a poorly made summer film in which Paul Walker and Vin Diesel did a lot of driving, yelling, and dirty looks. The plot was only there to support the film’s many street racing scenes, where there was no real display of skill except for that generated by CGI. The Fast and Furious movies are all very exaggerated and unrealistic.

In the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Walker went solo and the film itself was basically a copy of the first one with way more up misogyny. For example, in the first race scene, Paul walker and 3 other characters (never seen again after the race scene.) are preparing to race. The camera focuses on the car of the only black driver in the race as a barely dressed woman walks up to him. She takes his hand and puts it on her breast and says, “this is your win or lose. But if you win, you get her too” she points at another poorly dressed woman. This scene is also slightly racist as only the black man has the longing for women.

After  2 more stereotypical street racing movies, the fifth installment in the series, Fast Five, earned an oddly large amount of positivity and good reviews, even from those who has previously disliked the movies. Fast Five is “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with 77% positive reviews, and critics saying that it :injects new life into the franchise.

Fast Five begins where the fourth film, Fast and Furious left off. After helping Dom escape from a prison bus, Brian and his girlfriend who happens to be Dom’s sister Mia move to Rio to hide out. However, as soon as they arrive they get involved with a crazy theft supercars from a moving passenger train which ends with Dom and Paul driving a car off a 100 foot tall cliff and jumping into a lake right before impact without a scratch. After this, a typical tough-guy DSS (diplomatic security special agent), played by the rock comes into play, causing the main characters a lot of difficulty throughout the movie. Meanwhile, they discover that the theft was not for the cars, but for a small chip inside one of the cars with  details of a dangerous drug cartel. When Dom and Brian realize how rich the cartel’s leader is, they decide to stage a daring heist.

Here’s where the story gets interesting. We see the standard heist movie scenes of gathering a crew, planning the heist, talking about what they’ll do with their cut, and then towards the end of the movie, we find out that we never really knew what the whole plan included. The train chase scene that op Fast Five is well made and gripping for the audience. So is its closing heist, where two cars pull a huge vault around the streets of Rio, wreaking havoc all along the way. There’s a car chase scene towards the beginning of  Furious 6 that is also very well made. The closing scene, that includes the gang stopping the antagonists from escaping on a plane, is also a good scene.

Even though these movies do have gripping scenes, most of them are very unrealistic and cartoon like. For example, The Rock falls almost 15 feet onto the top of a car, then is launched from it, and lands in the middle of the road,then starts shooting at the car without showing any evidence of injury. Vin Diesel jumps from one car to another to save Letty, and makes it look like ha can fly and land on a car 15 feet away while holding letty without a scratch. Most importantly, the final action scene with the plane chase takes about 15 minutes, meaning the runway had to be at least 100 miles long.

Here’s the primary concern, all of the movies have two well crafted and gripping action scenes(beginning and end), but the meat of the movies is just a bunch of tough-guy nonsense. Both films run about two hours and ten minutes, and there's just no reason for that,  because that means lots of scenes of things going boom, yes, but that also means lots of scenes of people talking to each other, and those scenes tend to bore an audience of an action movie.

This is my best 2fer ever, because I put a lot of work into this one. I researched for hours and watched a lot of the Fast and Furious movies to analyze them. This also took me way longer than it should have, because I wanted to make sure it was crisp and well said.   








Works Cited

http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-most-unrealistic-scenes-from-the-fast-furious-1695885893

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_five/

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_and_furious_6/







8fer

Everything Wrong With the Fast and Furious Franchise

The original The Fast and the Furious, back in 2001, was a poorly made summer film in which Paul Walker and Vin Diesel did a lot of driving, yelling, and dirty looks. The plot was only there to support the film’s many street racing scenes, where there was no real display of skill except for that generated by CGI. The Fast and Furious movies are all very exaggerated and unrealistic.

In the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Walker went solo and the film itself was basically a copy of the first one with way more up misogyny. For example, in the first race scene, Paul walker and 3 other characters (never seen again after the race scene.) are preparing to race. The camera focuses on the car of the only black driver in the race as a barely dressed woman walks up to him. She takes his hand and puts it on her breast and says, “this is your win or lose. But if you win, you get her too” she points at another poorly dressed woman. This scene is also slightly racist as only the black man has the longing for women.

After  2 more stereotypical street racing movies, the fifth installment in the series, Fast Five, earned an oddly large amount of positivity and good reviews, even from those who has previously disliked the movies. Fast Five is “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with 77% positive reviews, and critics saying that it :injects new life into the franchise.

Fast Five begins where the fourth film, Fast and Furious left off. After helping Dom escape from a prison bus, Brian and his girlfriend who happens to be Dom’s sister Mia move to Rio to hide out. However, as soon as they arrive they get involved with a crazy theft supercars from a moving passenger train which ends with Dom and Paul driving a car off a 100 foot tall cliff and jumping into a lake right before impact without a scratch. After this, a typical tough-guy DSS (diplomatic security special agent), played by the rock comes into play, causing the main characters a lot of difficulty throughout the movie. Meanwhile, they discover that the theft was not for the cars, but for a small chip inside one of the cars with  details of a dangerous drug cartel. When Dom and Brian realize how rich the cartel’s leader is, they decide to stage a daring heist.

Here’s where the story gets interesting. We see the standard heist movie scenes of gathering a crew, planning the heist, talking about what they’ll do with their cut, and then towards the end of the movie, we find out that we never really knew what the whole plan included. The train chase scene that op Fast Five is well made and gripping for the audience. So is its closing heist, where two cars pull a huge vault around the streets of Rio, wreaking havoc all along the way. There’s a car chase scene towards the beginning of  Furious 6 that is also very well made. The closing scene, that includes the gang stopping the antagonists from escaping on a plane, is also a good scene.

Even though these movies do have gripping scenes, most of them are very unrealistic and cartoon like. For example, The Rock falls almost 15 feet onto the top of a car, then is launched from it, and lands in the middle of the road,then starts shooting at the car without showing any evidence of injury. Vin Diesel jumps from one car to another to save Letty, and makes it look like ha can fly and land on a car 15 feet away while holding letty without a scratch. Most importantly, the final action scene with the plane chase takes about 15 minutes, meaning the runway had to be at least 100 miles long.

Here’s the primary concern, all of the movies have two well crafted and gripping action scenes(beginning and end), but the meat of the movies is just a bunch of tough-guy nonsense. Both films run about two hours and ten minutes, and there's just no reason for that,  because that means lots of scenes of things going boom, yes, but that also means lots of scenes of people talking to each other, and those scenes tend to bore an audience of an action movie.

This is my best 2fer ever, because I put a lot of work into this one. I researched for hours and watched a lot of the Fast and Furious movies to analyze them. This also took me way longer than it should have, because I wanted to make sure it was crisp and well said.   








Works Cited

http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-most-unrealistic-scenes-from-the-fast-furious-1695885893

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_five/

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_and_furious_6/







Boys Ultimate Makes States!

The Boys Ultimate team qualified for the State Championships on Sunday with dramatic wins over Holy Ghost Prep and Upper Merion High School! SLA won both games with sudden death scores to win 11-10, but the games were dramatically different stories.

Against Holy Ghost, the Rockets jumped out to a 7-3 lead at half, with the defensive zone creating turnover after turnover. The offense was getting everyone involved, with six different players scoring the seven goals. But Holy Ghost regrouped at half time and slowly chipped into the lead, tying the game at 10-10 as time expired. But with the game on the line, the offensive squad marched the disc down the field with sophomore Eli Zimmerman throwing to junior Nate Little for the winning goal.

The Upper Merion game tested SLA's mettle as the team found itself down 7-5 at half with both teams fighting for a spot at the State Championships. Upper Merion held the lead and SLA found itself down 10-8 in a game to 11. Facing the need to score three straight points or seeing its goal of making States fade away, the team stepped up and played one of its best stretches of Ultimate of the season. The defense held Upper Merion scoreless, and the offense played flawlessly with junior Eli Block throwing to Nate Little for all three scores to secure a space at States for the Rockets! 

SLA will travel to Allentown over Memorial Day weekend to compete against the top 16 teams in the state! Go Rockets! 

MP1 Art Blog and Artist Statement

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. The technique of duplicating images goes back several thousand years to the Sumerians who engraved designs and cuneiform inscriptions on cylinder seals. Printmaking originated in China after paper was invented around AD 105. Relief printing appeared in Europe in the 15th Century, when the process of papermaking was imported from the East. Daniel Hopfer decorated armor in this way, and applied the method to printmaking. Etching soon came to challenge engraving as the most popular printmaking medium.

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I noticed how the bird has many simple details.There are different shades of blue on the bird feathers. The background is contrasting from the bird. The bird fills up the page and is very eye catching.

Spanish Poem

Family is caring

You need to keep it

Protecting is daring

Don’t leap into danger

Friendship is sharing

So don't be a creep




Familia es el cuidado

Necesita que le

Protección es atrevida

No salto en peligro

Amistad es compartir

Así que no seas una fluenci


Team SLA Runs Broad Street!

Congratulations to Students Run Philly Style Team SLA for crushing Broad Street!

On Sunday May 7th 16 SLA students and 8 SLA Alumni cruised 10 miles down Broad Street from Central High School all the way down to the Navy Yard.


Team SLA would like to thank all of the SLA Volunteers that came out to cheer and handout water.


Congratulations again to Gavin, Cynthia, Kaamil, Jayla, Erik, Michael, Lotus, Shamus, Ella, Caitlin, Meymey, Christina, Anastasia, Claire, Zoe, and Indee!

Go Rockets!

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Miriam Sachs Capstone

For my Capstone, I choose to focus on social media marketing specifically for YouTube channels. Before starting, I had a YouTube channel I had created years ago where I uploaded art and filmmaking tutorials. This original channel had an unprofessional name and inconsistent branding. The channel had also become jumbled by making videos about both filmmaking and visual arts.  Instead of continuously making new videos each week as I have done for years, I took a break in uploading to create a new channel to put the filmmaking tutorials on. I named the new channel Amity Filmmaking. Amity means friendly relations, and I choose this word after seeing so many filmmaking tutorials that do not keep audience in mind by not explaining terms for beginners or being almost an hour long for something that takes minutes to do. I wanted to make my channel a student centered educational resource instead of just showing what I could do.  In the process, I learned a completely new application, Adobe Illustrator in order to make my own professional logo, channel art, and thumbnails.  I also learned it is okay to take time to make the videos I want instead of just uploading often, since my subscriber numbers on my original channel continued to grow even though I had not uploaded a video in months. It was better to build a professional channel and launch new videos when ready than rush to upload frequently.


Click Here to Go to my YouTube Channel, Amity Filmmaking:

E1 U5 Louisa Strohm

Louisa Strohm

Soy yo

la hija,

La hermana,

Producto de la Bulizzi familia.


Veo mi madre amor

Saboreo mi abuelas manzana pastel

Huelo mi mamas perfume

Oigo mi hermana canta

Toco mi mantanas y almohadas


Vengo desde Filadelfia

Me gusta bailo y canto

Yo cocino con mi familia

Siempre necesitare a mi familia



Somos producto de Filadelfia

Somos italianos y alemanes

Hablamos ingles

Vivimos en America

Mi familia y yo en completos




E1 U5 Poema - Ossowski

Soy yo

Mi abuelito emigró de Polonia

Tengo siete hermanos y hermanas

Producto de Polonia


Veo bailar

Saboreo kielbasa

Oigo musica

Toco “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”


Leo con mi hermana

Escucho música con hermanos

Cocino con mi papá

Estudio con WINS


Somos productos de Polonia

La lengua de kielbasa y bailar

No somos Polacos

Alli no tengo hogar

Nací en la encrucijada

Y

Somos completos


E1 U5 Poem

Me llamo es Joshua

Pregunta, Que es familia?

Familia, a casa

Familia, A un pedazo de encanta

Familia, yo valgo

Familia, yo encanto

Familia, yo tengo



Yo miro, no veo a perfecto familia

Yo no toco encanta en la casa

El sabor de

Yo olgo toda fe mentiras con mi padres



E1 U5 Poema de Daeja Richardson

Soy Daeja Richardson
Una mestiza clara niña
La hija de madre inmigrantes
Yo tengo uno hermana pero,
Mi familia es grande
Producto de America

Veo las differencias en mi familia
Oigo mucho concersaciones
Saboreo pollo al curry
Toco mùsica
Huelo la fresco

Bailo ballet
Hablo con dignidad en inglés
Necesito mi familia

Somos productos de America
Somos Americans
Hablamos inglés y patios
Mi madre y mi padre y mi hermana somos completos 

Litter on Taney and Bainbridge St.

English 9

You and the World

Philadelphia is made up of thousands of small neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is unique in its own way, however most share one similarity. Many of the streets and sidewalks in Philadelphia have litter spread along them. I live near Taney and Bainbridge Streets, and it is hard not to notice the trash that is carelessly discarded. The city of Philadelphia has trash trucks that go down our street every Monday morning.  http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/sanitation/residential/. Philadelphia Streets department has a Litter Cabinet that is supposed to reduce trash in neighborhoods http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/zero-starts-with-one/ . But I have never heard anything about them in my neighborhood before. So I think that Not In Philly is a more effective program http://notinphilly.org/. first moved into this neighborhood in the Summer of 2012. It was beautiful and clean thanks to a few of our neighbors who really cared for and supported our neighborhood. They would go out on the street almost every day and pick up the trash, keeping it a healthy place to live. After a few years of living here, some of those neighbors moved out and were soon replaced by new ones. These newcomers were not like the previous ones who left. Instead they lived an unhealthy lifestyle of smoking cigarettes and drinking. They dropped their cigarette butts out on the streets when they were done, leaving a mess behind. In addition, when they put their trash cans or bags outside for the garbage pick up, and they toppled over, they did not pick them up, or pick up the trash that had been left behind. A few years ago construction for CHOP towers began and is still going on to this day. The demolition of some of the nearby factories, the dust, and the litter of the construction workers increased the existing garbage.

During this past MLK day, my family and I went to clean up the streets with trash grabbers and trash bags that were given to us by a nonprofit organization, called Not in Philly.  Not in Philly was started by a family friend of ours, who wanted to help make Philly a better place to live.  We were some of the only ones to pick up the trash while a few neighbors just stood on their door step and watched. We also had the chance to share about Not in Philly with one of our neighbors when he asked what we were doing, and he sounded interested.

There are two reasons, in my opinion, that our neighborhood has become messier and litter filled. First, some of the newer neighbors (mostly in rental properties) do not seem to care about keeping the neighborhood clean.  Second, there is ongoing construction in three places  in our neighborhood, which leads to increased dirt and litter. Our new neighbors on both Taney and Bainbridge streets have contributed to the problem and it is getting worse. This is a negative and damaging situation happening in the community and this affects all the people in the area because it may influence the current people and the future generations in the neighborhood that it is okay to leave litter our streets. This would continue to make Taney and Bainbridge an unhealthy and non-beautiful place to live. Also, the increase in the amount of pollution on Taney and Bainbridge will increase the inhabitants chances of sickness and disease.

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Timothy Williams Mini Proyecto E1U5

Timothy Williams

Soy yo El hijo de un afroamericano Nieto medio a portugués mujer Nieto a pastor negro en el sur de Filadelfia Sobrino a canta tía Mi familia es negra, blanca, portuguesa y judía.

Veo árboles de sauce Paella saboreo Oigo las olas del mar Yo huele a cangrejos Toco el algodón

Dibujo después de predicamentos Nado en recuerdos de mi infancia He leído en tiempo de funk blue Necesito mi familia, el azul del cielo

Estamos no el Africano, pero África es en nos estamos no el portugues, pero portugal es en nos nosotros habla la lengua de paella y Bacalhau à Brás. nosotros rendir culto Jesús, con libertad.