The Fault In Our Stars by
She has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, forcing her to live connected to an oxygen tank. He has osteosarcoma which forced him to lose his leg. They both know they have limited time but they live their lives through each in a way that gives you hope for the both of them.
Though Hazel would rather spend her time in her room re-reading An Imperial Affliction and watching reruns of America’s Next Top Model, her mom forces her to go to a support group with kids living with cancer that she feels may help her make friends and come out of her depression of having cancer. She then meets Augustus, good looking and immediately head over heels for Hazel. In their exchange of each other’s favorite books, they become attached at the hip. From their trip to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten, Hazel’s favorite author, to their ridiculously romantic adventures that come after will have readers giddy after every page.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the author John Green is known for writing young adult fiction. He is an award winning best seller with other books such as Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson, Will Grayson etc. Paper Towns is a very popular book about seniors that go on a road trip to explore themselves and their relationships. Some say that it is similar to his other book Looking for Alaska, which is about a man who leaves boarding school to go and find a dying poet named Francois Rabelais. John Green’s book favor adventures and all tend to have a specific meaning and destination throughout and in the end of the book. They tend to change your point on things, they make you think about the world in ways you wouldn’t think of at first thought. The characters represent real life situations and thoughts. They emphasize life and it’s mysterious ways and how people live through that. His books have won the Michael L. Printz award, Los Angeles Book Prize, Best Book for Young Adults, Teen’s Top Ten Award, Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, A Booklist Editor’s Choice Pick, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection and Borders Original Voices Selection.
The author describes each character specifically with unique dialog, by reading the book you can tell how each character talks and what they sound like. He structures the book as a devastating but powerful story with plot twists that will require tissues. Each character has their own style of language making them believable from the main characters to the parents. Everyone is uniquely significant and relevant in their own ways. The question John Green explores in this novel is: What do oblivion and living mean? The question is touched on a few times by Hazel and Augustus throughout the book as Augustus says “ I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” and Hazel eventually follows by saying “And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
The Fault In Our Stars shows true love through two teenagers that accept their lives and each other. I recommend anyone to read this book, whether it’s your type of book or not I think anyone would enjoy it. This book shows that yes, life is short but it also explores how much you can do in such a little bit of time, especially with the person you love which makes it even better. It’s basically your average boy meets girl and they fall in love with a few twists, kind of book. They have extreme chemistry which is what makes it so sentimental and full of life. It’s a book that you immediately fall in love with and like Hazel, will want to read it a thousand times.
The Fault In Our Stars
Philly is LOVE Park..home of the most beLOVED actors, rappers, artists..
It is a place that is not usually seen for what it is by it’s own community unless we are in the spotlight, which we usually are...for good or bad.
To know Philly is to love Philly, cheesesteaks, South Street, Penns Landing.. is usually where our “magic” happens. We are THE most dedicated fans to our sports teams. The Eagles, Phillies and The Sixers. We look forward to our free coffee after a good win.
Philly is where you’ll hear the most slang used for the simplest things, but we have to add our own kick to everything.
Philly is SEPTA. Like it or not, from The Frankford EL Train to the Broad Street Line Subway. It’s how most of us get around.
Yes, we have our bad reputations from gun violence to a crappy school district but we shut Center City down in a heartbeat because we are passionate about what we deserve.
People still come from all over to observe the famous Art Museum and watch us shut it down for Made In America or Fourth of July at The Ben Franklin Parkway. We know how to throw parties big time!
To know Philly is to love Philly. Philly is home and home is where the heart is.
When I walked in to World History the beginning of my sophomore year, I expected it to be a repeat of my 6th grade history class. Wars, battles, maps, boring boring boring. But, it was actually the complete opposite. This World History class was filled with different types of history from revolutions to plays, trials to sweatshops. It was a World History was a mixed breed, it was in fact a mut. And every class was a learning experience that I could never forget.
Belief systems indicate a major amount of assumptions and personal beliefs dealing with a combination of religion and philosophy. When discussing human rights ideas were pitched and thrown around of what exactly human right were, what was fair and what humans deserved. I personally pointed out in this assignment I explained how certain punishments like prison will not always help a murderer or a drug dealer and they have the right to be put into a facility rather than a prison. They have a right to a choice if anything. I also explained how some of my ideas related to The Constitution of Human Rights and how some rights in certain areas should be justifiable to be in touch with reality. In order to understand yourself, you have to understand others. If you judge someone based off of what someone told you, you’ll never know what the real situation is unless you’ve talked to that person. Certain things aren’t understandable if you haven’t gone through them yourself. Other things, you just have to have the mindset to put your beliefs and assumptions to the side, to hear someone else’s point of view whether it be through word of mouth or a creditable book.
This year in World History has brought out a lot of opinions and different perspectives on various things. In our very own debates and discussions in class I’ve found it personally to be hard to agree with or understand what someone else has to say, but going through all of these units has makes you think about things differently. This reminds me of the Scientific Revolution unit where the was a quote that said “The things that we may find to be small or of less importance can turn into something bigger because of the way people take things."It makes you think twice about saying things because you know so much about everything.
One of my favorite quotes from the “What Is Enlightenment” unit was "Enlightenment is opening up your perspective or changing your view of things. To have a purpose." That quote itself explains so much, if you dont open your mind and eyes to new things, you’re perspective will be the same for everything. That’s one thing I loved about that unit because it was so true.
We read a book during fourth quarter called All Things Fall Apart. We had to find proverbs throughout the book and analysize them. There was one proverb specifically and this is what I got out of it. "Don't forget to be humble, even if your life is good. Be determined and it will happen." I felt like that quote was really important because even if all is going well for you it could easily change if you’re too proud. Humbling yourself and being determined will get you farther then looking down on those who don’t have it like you.
By the end of the quarter, looking through my journal for this project I came upon two of my favorites. Journal entries 3 and 5 which said:
"I don't believe its acceptable to criticize anyones culture if its what they believe in and how they choose to live their lives. However if it puts you and other people in danger, whether i be physically or emotionally, then it is wrong."
"A person can't learn for you, you have to learn for yourself."
I believe those quotes sum up a good amount of everything that has been taught to me in this class. Everything is laid out for you, but it’s your choice to take the chance and run with it.
In this unit we covered the topic about the Keystone XL/Tar Sands Pipeline. We learned about how the building of this pipeline effected people and their surrounding whether it be good or bad. We learned to view people’s perspective on this topic and created monologues to represent what we got from this unit.
-"The Canadian company TransCanada hopes to begin building the northern section of an oil pipeline that would trek close to 2,000 miles from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas." (http://www.foe.org/projects/climate-and-energy/tar-sands/keystone-xl-pipeline)
-Giant oil corporations invested in Canada's tar sands are counting on the Keystone XL pipeline to make the expansion of oil extraction operations there profitable: The pipeline would double imports of dirty tar sands oil into the United States and transport it to refineries on the Gulf Coast and ports for international export. (http://www.foe.org/projects/climate-and-energy/tar-sands/keystone-xl-pipeline)
-Besides revising the pipeline's course, Keystone XL would also increase capacity by enlarging the size of pipes' diameter from its current 30 inches to 36 inches. (http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/keystone-xl-pipeline/)
-“If we are truly concerned about carbon, it seems to me building a state-of the-art pipeline which is the most efficient way to get -- to move oil around is the best approach.” (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june13/keystone_02-18.html)
-"This pipeline is a critical infrastructure project for the energy security of the United States and for strengthening the American economy." (http://www.transcanada.com/keystone.html)
*walks in and sits at the kitchen table*
*phone rings, answers*
Ha. You’ve gotta be kidding me right? Out of all things, it would be this huh? Taking away the only stable thing i had. To do what? Build a pipeline? & what is that?... safe and advanced huh? good paying jobs? Like what, the one i just lost? Right, so what does that have to do with the overdue bills? Hungry kids, angry husband? Oh, right. Nothing. Oh 20,000 new jobs? Really? So which one of those 20,000 belong to me? Number 18,142? And what say do i have in this? An unemployed what? Look I’ve never looked at a check that said ‘UNEMPLOYED’ my checks usually say “Hey, thanks for 30 hours this weeks. Here’s you money see you Monday” Do you get where I’m going with this?
I just don’t understand why this is happening. Listen i don’t even use oil, okay? Well, i use like vegetable oil but I‘m sure this isn’t what all the commotion is about. Yeah, yeah i have oil in my car. Listen it came with that, that isn’t the point! What do you mean what’s the point? The point is there’s gonna be a letter taped to my door in a week if i can’t pay rent. The point is i have 4 screaming and hungry mouths, one including a 43 year old unemployed, angry at the world, man. I’m the only thing keeping this boat floating and now what’s gonna happen? Exactly, you don’t know. Listen i get this is a big project, 830,000 barrels per day. Huge deal, i get it. All I’m saying is, this affects more than me. I’m sure of it. I think this whole thing should like stop. You know? Get your money back or something. This pipeline thing seems like too much trouble to me. Some sections have already been built? Hmm. wonder how much that costed. 7 billion what?! You’ve got all this money to build that and you take away my little salary? Well damn, what’d you do with it? Buy lunch? Listen, to hell with this. I seem to have no other choice so I’ll figure something out. I always do.
A Mother’s Concern
The weather is quite beautiful today, although I do wish Danny was around. *looks down* Hm, i should probably get him to tighten up these screws in this old rocking chair. My favorite chair *chuckles* I could never get a new one.
I heard Danny got a new job today! I’m so happy for him, he’s been looking for so long. He even says this one pays good.
Hey Danny! How are you sweetie? Thats good, and hows the new job? Well, what do you do there? .. Building a what? A pipeline? Well, for what? Well sweetie, I’m glad that you have this job, I really am and I’m so proud of you. But I’m not sure this is the right thing for you to be apart of. Yeah well, i know. Thats right. It is creating a lot of jobs and good paying at that. Yes honey, that’s great. But I mean, there are a lot of negative effects that have to do with this pipeline.. You don’t know? Well Dan, people are losing their jobs because of this. It’s not as safe and it could pollute a lot of drinking water. I mean this is an expensive deal, didn’t you say the anticipated cost was $5.3 billion? Exactly, thats a lot of money. What kind of economical growth is that? Well yes honey, i know you have nothing to do with that you just work there i understand. Yes of course I’m still happy for you, you know i just don’t fully agree with the whole pipeline situation but i do know it has some good causes, especially because it brought you a job, so I’m very grateful and happy. Yes, alright. I love you too Danny. Ok, bye bye.
*puts down phone and sighs*
Well i hope the pipeline does some of us some good. I hope some of us have a voice in this. My dear son is now involved, this better be good..
Through My Eyes
*looking over at the people who are protesting near the fence, pulls out his lunch*
Wow, they’re really a lot of people against this. *squints at one of the signs*
What does that say? ‘NO TAR SANDS XL PIPELINE’ Wow!
You know, before this whole thing started I didn’t have a dime. Living on corners. Out of shelters, in and out of family homes until they wouldn’t put up with me anymore. I think this is a great thing. You know? I’m stable now. Great income and the job isn’t that bad. Heard its helping a lot of people, well it sure helped me i’ll say. Why are people against this? You know how many people got jobs from that? I can first hand tell you how many, about 750 to 20,000 thats how many. And guess what else? I’m one of those people. Some folks just don’t understand. I mean, i guess i can understand their point of view. The lost of jobs and people getting put out of their home because of the way we’re building it...i know thats not fair but...
We’re set to have this thing up and running by 2015! I think thats great, I mean, you know i get why some people don’t like the idea. It is a lot of money being spent and it affects some people in where they live and all of that but you know, its not all negative. I mean if you can have President Obama approve it, it can’t be that bad. Right? Thats the way i look at it. I mean look at it this way, see when we build this thing, American dependency on oil from The Middle East goes down by like 40%. I think thats pretty good for us. The more independency the better, right? I like being independent. Its a great feeling after having to be dependent on so many people for so long. I can relate to that, yeah that wasn’t fun at all. *starts to reminisce about his past* The other day, i heard this lady talking about how bad the pipeline building is and how they should stop it all blah blah blah. And I’m like lady, you know its people like me that wouldn’t be where I am without this thing? She didn’t want to hear it, she’s one of the protesters I bet. They should really see the bright side of things for once. Well, I’ve gotta get back to work now. I just wish they would see it in my eyes and what it’s done for people like me.
La casa del Don Marcos
Don Marcos tiene 40 años. Sus colores favoritos son negro pardo, y rojo el tiene un perro. Tiene bici y moto. El vive en la casa solo. Le gusta deportes, juega frecuentemente béisbol, natación y correr. Durante su tiempo libre le gusta cocinar, ver la tele y ver pelîculas. El quiere 3 habitaciones y 3 baños. El prefiere vivir en la ciudad. El Don Marcos quiere una casa enorme . El prefiere vive en la ciudad. También el quiere cerca un parque, el transporte público, un banco y un supermercado. Le encanta el centro de la ciudad de filadelfia. El pedido especiales es una piscina. El Habitacións
Esto es el dormitorio principal. Esta es Don Marcos dormitorio personal. Esta bastante de lujo. Todo blanco ropa de cama, a acento la luz azul la pared.
El invitado dormitorios
Esto es invitado dormitorio numero uno. Esto muy elegante y asombrosamente grande. Con to todo blanco la pared, a acento con paneles de madera pared. Esto apropiado para dos personas.
Esto es invitado numero dos. Es bastante relajante. Con todo gris la pared peru rico chocolate a balanza oscuro de la luz. Esto increiblemente de lujo dormitorio apropiado para uno persona.
El tres baños
Esto es principal baño a la principal dormitorio. Es totalmente grande y bastante elegante. Esta baño tiene tres la ventanas.
El invitado baños
Esto es invitado baño numero uno. Es bastante grande. Bonita natural colores son bastante relajante. Con to stand in la ducha. Esto es apropiado para dos personas.
Esto es invitado baño numero dos. Esto es un poco pequeño. Bonita natural colores son bastante relajante. Con to stand in la ducha. Esto es apropiado para una persona.
La cocina es extremademente grande. Esta todo blanco, con todo acero inoxidable el electrodoméstico. Todo la pared la luz café. La cocina tiene el armarios crema. Esto sorprenndentamente grande.
La salaEsto es la sala. La sala tiene cuarto la silla y uno el sofá. La piscina es fuera con una sofa verde, es muy bonita. El garaje es para el bici y moto del Don Marcos. El guardaropa es muy grande para el ropas y el lavadero para lavando ropas.
I found negative space in my cut out when it was all put together & I could see the image come out at me. I was able to understand the story that the image was trying to to me through negative spacing. In my still life drawing, I found negative space after i shaded around and inside the spaces of the image.
It helps an artist too see in negative space because it helps identify the real subject in the image.
Seeing in negative space enhances drawling because you can easily tell the main subject of the image.
Me llama es Gabby. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Esta cerca de una tienda y el Franklin Institute. SLA es una escuela muy trabajadora que es muy sociable, pero pequeña y divertida. Hay cuatro pisos. Hay maso menos 500 estudiantes y treinta y uno profesors y el principal. Tenemos Club de Poesia, paso de equipo, y muchos equipos deportivos. Tenemos el futbol equipo. Me encanta fútbol. Participo en Club de Poesia porque me encanta decir poesia. Es hermosa para mí.
Tengo historia, matematicas, bioquimica, español, ingles, drama, arte, ingenería, y tecnología clases. Mí clase favorita es Ingles y drama por qúe, mi profesor es muy comica y divertida y simpatica. No me gusta mucho matematicas por qúe es muy difícil. Necesitamos en la l clase de ingles los libros y en la clase de matematicas nessecitamos unas plumas y carpeta.
La Srta. Manuel enseña espanol. Ella es baja, guapa, y boba. Ella es morena y le gusta pasar un rato con la familia. La clase de Srta. Maunel es fácil. Ella es un bueno profesora. El Señor Kay enseña ingles y drama. Ello es muy comica y divertida. Ello es muy simpatica y extrãno pero encantadora. La clase de Señor Kay es muy fácil pero más o menos dificil clasificíon. Ello es un gran maestro. Srta. Dunda enseña bioquimica. Ella es a veces seria pero por lo general simpatica. Srta. Dunda’s clase es a veces dificil pero un poquito divertida. Ella es una OK maestra. La Srta. Thompson enseña matematicas. Ella es inteligente y deportista. Ella le gusta ir ciclismo y correr. La clase de Srta. Thompson es muy dificil pero de costumbre útil.
Me gusta SLA porqúe es muy diverso. Es muy preparacíon por colegio y el mundo real. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es el libertad. Hay nada mi no te gusta en SLA. Puede ser muy duro depende del dia pero sin embargo que le ayudará en la vida. SLA es divertida, una talentosa escuela y una escuela buena.
Bienvendios. Mi nombre es Gabriela, este es mi proyecto. ¡Disfruta!
Soy Gabriela. Soy vivo en Filadelphia. Mi cumpleaños es doce de Mayo. No te gusta ir de escuela pero me encanta bailar y comer. Me gusta pasar rato con amigos. Tengo un perro, el nombre es Chico.
Esta Bella. Ella gusta escuchar musica, practicar deportes y comer. Bella es mi amiga y la adora porque ella es comica, boba y divertida.
Es Angelo y Kevin. Ellos vivo en Filadelphia. Angelo y Kevin es mi amigos. Kevin es Asiatica y Angelo es Italiana. A ngelo’s cumpleaños es dieceocho de Mayo, y Kevin’s cumpleaños es catorce de Septiembre. Me caen bien porque ellos es amigos buenos. Ellos es comica y sociable.
Se llaman Isabella, Brittany y Jasmine. Son guapas y bobas. Isabella amors Nicki Minaj. Brittany le gusta escuchar musica y ella es muy sociable. Jasmine es muy ineligente y simpatica. Me caen bien porque ellas es no abburida y muy comica. Brittany’s cumpleanos es en diciembre, Jasmine es en julio y Isabella es en septiembre.
Se llama Amirah. Amirah es mi amiga. Tenemos bonitas, locas y morenas. Tenemos una famila grande. Tenemos ojos cafes. Nos dormis, cantar y ir de compras. Nos lleremas bien porque talentosa, creativa, adorable y una buena amiga. Te amo Amirah mucho.
¡Hola! ¿Comò esta? Mi nombre es Gabrielle. Soy vivo en Filadelfia, una ciudad entre la ciudad de Nueva York y la capital. Es una cuidad grande. ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy en ___? En Filadelfia hace mucho frio.
Tengo catorce años, ¿Cuañtos años tienes tú? Soy morena y delgada. Soy divertida, simpática y sociable. Me gusta ir de compras y pasar un rato con amigos, por lo general con mi mejor amiga Sheyla. Me encanta bailar ballet y escuchar musica. Los fines de semana, me gusta ir al cine y dormir. No me gusta nada estudiar o depende del día ir a la escuela. a menudo me gusta cocinar. ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
Bueno, me voy porque estudiar.Con Carino,
Trying to make a slide visual can be difficult. You never know if it’s good enough. You try to fill in all the spaces and make sure it doesnt look empty by trying to make pictures bigger or put more pictures on there without making it look cramped together.
I chose to put a busy background so that the spaces in between wouldn’t look blank, empty and boring. I put pictures in my slide that describe what I live by. The first thing i did was put a picture of myself that would best fit the other pictures i would later add. When i was thinking of what to put in my slide, i started thinking of things i did in the morning and one thing was put on make up so thats where the Mac Collection comes in.
I tilted my pictures different ways to make it look more appealing so that people would want to know what they were about. I used repetition so that it would be clear of what i really liked. I clearly love Marilyn Monroe and beside the pictures, the quotes describe a what i look to for self motivation. I added ballet into my slide, it’s something that i have a strong passion for. It helps me escape the struggles and frustrations of everyday life. It’s peaceful and graceful and relaxing. I also incorporated a part of my culture into my slide which is where the Jamaican flag plays out.
My slides describes me in my simplest form and it goes with the good points i need to make a good slide.
Ex: Es el doce de mayo. - May 12th.
6/11 - es el sies de noviembre. (November 6th)
2/12 - es el dos de diciembre (December 2nd)
3/9 - es el tres de septiembre (September 3rd)
30/3 - es el treinta de marzo. (March 30th)
¿Qué día es hoy? - What day is today?
hoy es... - today is...
Thank you - ¡gracias! ¡muchas gracias!
Excuse me - ¡Discuple! ¡Perdon! ¡Con permiso!
Please - ¿por favor?