SLA first offical Pep squad
(Dance and Step)
Mentor: Jasmine Taborn
Advisor: Zoe Siswick
As a founder, coach, and choreographer of SLA’s first Pep Squad, I can gladly say it was all worth it. I have been working on this team for my capstone, and own interest purposes. It’s been 2 years working on this club, and I have gained many exposure such as responsibility and patience. In order to be successful in an time consuming club you also learn how to manage time with school work and your personal life. These were just a few skills that I can for sure say better me to help me mature as a young women.
During these two years of conducting pep squad we have became very successful. Both years were full of excitement with shows and contest. Especially, this year 2013 with the step team and SLA first ever step show which happened to be more than a great success. I have been preparing for this time for awhile, and the prepping was all worth it. Practices were held on Monday and Thursday or every day if we had a show coming up. They usually last for 2 hours.
As a reflection to this I have created a strong sisterhood between each member and each member has created a sisterhood with each other. I was proud to see the eagerness, and the maturity developed that helped among all of us. I was glad to have brought girls from all ages, and grades from SLA to participate together in a positive youthful cub. I am thankful for all of my supporters, and mentors who were able to guide me while I was riding this road. I am excited to see what I have left here at SLA to become when I am gone.
"Zeta Sigma University of Huston ." delta Sigma Theta History. Delta Sigma Theta, 2012. Web. 7 May 2012. <http://www.uhdeltas.com/dsthistory.html>.
- This link can be used to help create my timeline. It also has a lot of data that can help me create a good blog.I can put this on a prezi to help make this timeline also. This information is helpful because it also tells me where it begins and the dates. It also helps with the places that it was created in.
. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC." History,Founders, Programs, and Leadership. N.p., 2012. Web. 7 May 2012. <http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/>.
- This website is helpful because not only is the official website, but it also has information that you wouldn’t find on other sites. I will be able to get all of the photos, site names, and much more. It would be able to provide me with years of members information and also photos.
Gamma, Eta. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC Eta Gamma Chapter." . N.p., 2011. Web. 9 May 2012. <http://www.k-state.edu/dst1913/founders.html>.
- I will be able to use this source to get information on a certain type of chapter. I would be able to also use this chapter as example of their uniqueness and how they formed. It can also be highlighted as one of the best.
Anderson, Ashley. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ."American History . Suite101, Nov 12, 2009. Web. 9 May 2012. <http://ashleyanderson.suite101.com/delta-sigma-theta-sorority-a167616>.
- This gives me good information based on why the deltas began. It also gives me great data which can be used in my project for references. It also has a lot information that I didn’t even know for myself.
Anderson, Ashley. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ."Wikipedia. Wikipedia , 2012. Web. 11 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Sigma_Theta>.
- I know that this is a questionable site to use for certain things, but since I am well knowledge on this topic I think it would be okay for me to use. I can get reports on the challenges they did and also the rewards they have received. They also talk about the community service and the effect they had on society on here.
. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC." Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC. Delta Sigma Theta, 2012. Web. 11 May 2012. <http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/home.htm>.
- I plan to use this to help me getting photos of the presidents. Also for more modern time information of all of the branches they have. I will also get cool facts such as celebrities that are deltas. I can get to know what events that are coming up to. For example, the community service projects that they do, and not just the step shows/competitions they do.
Stomp 1996 Delta Sigma Theta from West Chester University and Temple University. Rho Alpha and Epsilon Delta Chapters, , perf. Stomp 1996 Champs. Dawg9, 1996. Web. 11 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZmQCWNgcdk&feature=related>. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZmQCWNgcdk&feature=related>.
- I would like to use this link because it shows an old style step of the Temple and West Chester Deltas stepping together proudly. This is a good example of stepping in the 1990’s. This can lead to an comparison to how the step then to today. Although, some steps never got old and got carried over there is a difference between the two. This was one of the oldest ones that I liked that I could find.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (Alpha Chapter) performed at the 2011 Howard Homecoming Step Show, , perf. Delta Sigma Theta @ Howard University Homecoming Step Show 2011 . HUreaction , 2011. Web. 7 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQqoqgMIOOE>.
- This step show took place at Howard University in October of 2011. This is a good video that shows a nice more modern step flow. It is very hardcore compared to the old times. Its more rough, with an edgy bit of loudness. This is just an example of how the different styles are.
Jakobi Howard Martin
How To Lie With Statistics
How you discussed it?
Answered your questions first
Stated our opinion on our favorite chapters and parts of the book.
No, we agreed on everything.
Questions that came up because of our discussion?
-Why did we pick certain parts of the book as our favorite.
How you discussed it
* Answered your questions first
* Stated our opinion on how we felt about the pages we read
Any points of conflict/disagreement in discussion
*No, but we all agreed that people should ask more questions about the data that is given to them.
Questions that came up as a result of the discussion
* Why dont companies give direct answers ?
* Why is it so hard for people to look at the screwed graphs and realize they are getting manipulated?
Contemporary dance is a term that combines many dance forms such as modern, hip-hop, Jazz, African, and ballet. The techniques are expressed with the music. It follows the beat, which can change at anytime also speed; rhythm and direction are mostly used in this form of dance. We chosen this category from the list because it would be unique to express the feelings in the book with the modern day music that we all listen to. Each song in the mix goes directly to all of the main characters in the book. The mix starts off with Rihanna song Unfaithful. We start it off with this song because in the Scarlet Letter Hester was not faithful to her husband. She had sex with someone she was not married to and got pregnant. In the song lyrics mention that one unfaithful girl is cheating in her relationship, and her spouse knows something is going on. He stays because he is loyal to her even though she is not to him. If Chillingworth were to leave the society would have been against him for leaving his wife. Our Second song, which is Daddy’s Little Girl by J-Cole, we dedicated to growth of Pearl. She was a reckless child that even her own mother couldn’t handle her. She was an outcast; nothing was normal with her. No one could tell her what to do due to her being in her own world. She would rather do that then to be in the world of a society that judges her and her family. In the mix our last song is Save me By Nicki Minaj for Hester and Pearl. They have both lost something in their which was each other and Dimmsdale. They are all asking for forgiveness at the end when the y finally realizes that they needed each other In the long run.
We created our piece by first picking the songs that we thought would fit the type of dance and the themes that we wanted to include. The actually used three which are movement, internal destruction and responsibility in relationships. We chose these three because each one of them fit each of the songs that we chosen to do. One did come to one problem, which was trying to find a clean version to our J-Cole song. Unfortunately, we didn’t so we tried our best to choose the best less explicit lyrics in the song to dance to. We also ran into difficulties when we where trying to find a way to set our dance to the audience. We overcame this by working together to agree on a set up that turned out to actually be easy.
I feel so good about this project. We have spent a lot of time on this dance for the last week. Working in all class period and even staying after school to make sure our dance was polished completely. I feel very confident and comfortable doing this dance. Even though I feel this way I know that I will have some bubble guts to try to get over before the show. Something that I would have like to do different is choosing the songs. They are great for the project, but when looking back at it I know there where other songs that I could have chosen to use. I am very excited to perform this dance and hopefully everyone will be delighted to see our final piece.
*VIDEO LINK IS ABOVE*
- Explain in your own words what a sugar skull is.
- A sugar skull is a skull that either be a mask or even candy. They symbolize the mexican culture. The sugar skulls are created on the Day of the Dead, weddings, and sometimes even birthdays. They also can be sold for funds and can people can slaos create their own at festivals.
- Explain how you came up with the design for your mask/skull.
- I can up with my skull design by looking up masks designs ans trying to create my own. I took snips of ideas to create my mask.
- Explain the process from beginning to the end, the process that you went from having no mask to having a finished and painted mask.
- My first process was trying to create a drawling that could have possibly be the final sugar skull mask. It was not anywhere near what I was planning to create. Although, I did my best.
My collection inculdes My head,hands,feet, and eyes.
The Patriot Act as we all know is a way for the United States Government to get a few steps in our lives and future. I believe that the government has too much power over the American Citizens. Letting them to come in and out of our lives without notice shouldn’t be aloud. I feel as though if we are free people, why are we being held down by this law? I understand the need to be on high alert because of 9/11, and all of the following treats that America has gotten since then. I don’t understand how such law got passed so quickly through while usually it takes months to a couple of years. This makes me suspicious.
The Patriot Act has its pros and cons just everything in this world does. In this case the cons out way the pros in my opinion. The thought of someone wiring into my phone, computer, or TV is a little freaky to me. I don’t think the government needs to see who I talk to wirelessly, where I’m at 24/7, and who are my friends. The citizens don’t the government personal lives so why should they know ours. If there should ever be a time for the government to bug is when the have protected proof. Which means a physical or item of evidence. I also think they should confirm with the person that there “Stalking” so that the person can either tell yes or no that their committing a crime. If the person isn’t guilty they wouldn’t lie or try to hide from it. If they took the time out to be nice then maybe people wouldn’t lie, run, or hide from them.
In my opinion I think the Patriot Act shouldn’t exist. There are so many other laws that they can create that can protect the privacy and lives of America. It’s like there butting a war with their own Citizens. I believe if they did more research on the foreigners that come over to the states they wouldn’t have to be concerned in who is coming over to attack America. I do want to be protected from harm, but not in this kind of way. Make a law where everyone is protected and trusted with their homes, jobs, lives, education, and money. Make a law where if someone is being considered of committing a crime has some evidence. Don’t just take a random person from the street accuse them and then lock them up for years. It’s not fair to the American people. It’s cheating up out of our freedom that we are suppose to have. Our rights.
* The government is portrayed as the enemy. They are killing people for no reason and destroying peoples lives. They are seen to be creeping into peoples personal live. They seem to have no life to be following someone like this over a crime that was never in there hand. I feel as though they could have been the bigger person, and sat down with Will Smith to have a professional meeting.
-how individual citizens' privacy is respected?
* Their privacy is not respected. They have sneaked into peoples homes and posted cameras around all of their homes. It seems creepy to me that people are hovering over someone and finding out al of there business.
-your opinion on level of access the govt should have to your personal info?
* I think that on a scale of 1-10 I would give the government an 4. I would say enough to know where we live, work, and the bills that we pay. Anything else like who we talk to, where we shop, how much money we spend and have shouldn't be none of there business.
-when individual freedoms can/should be restricted for safety of community?
*Only when you have proof on hand such as on paper, video, person, or photo. Therefore you can get a secured warrant and conduct the correct procedure correctly.
I just wanted to do this video because this has always interested me for a long time. I always wanted to know how these kinds of twins where conjoined together. I also thought they where just like that just because . When I seen pictures of this I really didn't believe that this was even real. I noticed that it was real when I first saw it on the news. After, hearing about it and getting an opportunity to do a project on it i took the offer.
I also want to become a neonatal nurse and this good help to get me used to seeing things like this. You don't never know what you will see and have to work on. An neonatal nurse is to help take care of the new born infants and those who are in critical condition. I have a hard time looking at stories like this and this could be something or something similar that I have to work with.
As the media component being my part, I took this role very seriously. Media has to attract the eyes of all the viewers. Weather the topic is sad or not. You need to be able to present it where it will attack thee soul and there mind. for this project I decided to take another side approach. Since, my group is doing homelessness in Philadelphia, I decided to write up a flyer and a brochure. This brochure and flyer can be used to spread the word around.
It was hard at one time when trying to do this because I know doesn’t know how it feels to be homeless, but I do know its something that no one should be able to experience. I had a few interactions with homeless people. Some were good and some were bad. So I took that into consideration, and put all of my feelings to the side to do this project. It wasn’t hard once I realized how many homeless people I’ve helped. I helped volunteer at churches and my to feed the homeless around the city of Philadelphia.
My experience with the homeless was heart filling. These people are just like you and I. They are living on the streets of our city trying to make is somewhere somehow with very little. It’s sad to know that some people just don’t care about the people of their own city. If we where a stronger city that give once and awhile we would be making it. To sit and listen to the stories they tell. They too had once had a live to live. They went to school, had family, and had a job.
But his or her luck just didn’t last long like everyone else.
People just like to assume that all of the homeless doesn’t deserve to get help because when it’s offered they do not take it. I wanted this project part of mines is to basically show that there are homeless people that do try to get themselves together. It shows why and how these people become homeless. Since, this world is so involved into money that we forget that our human. Money can be a real take over, and people kill for it.
My part of the project was to put out all of the facts that would make someone think twice about their first opinion of what homelessness was. I wanted to make it where it was easy to understand and get all of the fast and basic information about the homeless in our city. I made sure to add a lot of photos that came from Philadelphia, and the events around the city. I even created a poem that I placed on the back of the brochure. I hope that it makes more Philadelphians understand.
By: Loren Jenkins
- This is a clickable link that will download an FLV video of my benchmark :D
KD: Mi nombre es Margarita.
LJ: Mi nombre es Pepita
KD: Ellas fuimos Colombía
LJ: Nosotros nos quedamos en De La Opera.
KD: El hotel es muy grande.
LJ: El hotel es elegante y muy muy bonito.
KD: El hotel tenia tres habitaciones un spa y un pascina grande
LJ: Durante los Viaje fuimos visitar la gay, recta defles,
Kd - En la playa el agua es azul.
LJ – Fuimos la Ristorante divino.
KD - Le recomendamos comer linguine ai frutti di Mare, Capesante Fiorentina.
LJ – Nosotros ayudamos los niños desafortunadoes en centro comunitario.
KD- Vimos shakira cantar en el centro commerical
"Overall: COLOMBIA." Photograph.FF Track Planet. Anna Starostinetskaya. FF Track Planet, 2009. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://offtrackplanet.com/inspiration/otps-top-10-backpacking-travel-destinations-for-2010/>.
"Facts About Colombia..." Photograph. Facts About Colombia... First Last. 2006-2011. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-experience.com/facts-about-colombia.html>.
"Hotel De La Opera." Photograph. First Last. Real Adventures , Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.realadventures.com/photo-gallery/1125904>.
"Ristorante Divino." Photograph.Ristorante Divino. First Last. Sc: Ristorante Divino, Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.ristorantedivino.com/>.
"Central and South Ameican." Photograph. Central and South Ameican. First Last. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/southamerica/colombian-people14.shtml>.
"Heart for Change." Photograph.Heart for Change. First Last. Heart for Change, Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://heartforchange.org/volunteering-in-colombia/our-program/>.
"Shakira ... Colombia's world-famous pop icon.." Photograph.Brisbanetimes. First Last. 2008. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/entertainment/shakira-turns-liberationist/2008/07/20/1216492249517.html>.
" Shakira to Launch Children’s Book." Photograph. Pandora's Caja...Latidos. First Last. Blogger, 2010. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://pandorascajalatidos.blogspot.com/2010/12/shakira-to-launch-childrens-book.html>.
"Las Americas Beach Resort Cartagena." Photograph. First Last. TravelPod, Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.travelpod.com/s/colombia beach resort>.
"Beaches." Photograph. First Last. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.cartagenafotos.com/galeria.php?ctg=playas
"Bogota Event a True Experience of Gay Pride." Photograph. First Last. Blogger, 2009. Web. 1 Nov 2011. < http://vamoscolombiatour.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html>.
"San Augustin, Colombia." Photograph. First Last. 2010. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://sacredsites.com/americas/colombia/san_augustin.html>.
During our poetry unit I could say that I expressed a lot of things that I don’t like to talk about with my friends and family. It wasn’t very known because I never told the meaning behind them of why I wrote them. I have token poetry units before in pervious English classes. It was either you passed or failed, and good or bad. Here your poetry was posted on a site that they class could see, and anyone that had the link to search our class poems. I remember our poetry stand–up we had in class. If you ask I think it took a lot of courage for me and my classmates to go up and read one of their poems. I also gained more confidence on reading my own artwork. I have no problem public speaking even though I have a sweet low voice.
One of my favorite projects was the monologue. I have been writing short stories since the 8th grade so that really help me a lot on this project. I have never written a play before. The play that I have created was based on things that I noticed that would happen in average teenage life. I also got ideas from books I have read before. During this time, we was able to get outside resources from people besides our teacher. Some other classmates and I was able to get the chance to go on a retreat that was strictly on just helping students with their plays. When I was at this retreat I was shocked to find out that our school project was a lot more unique then the rest. I was able to take all of the good advice and create a piece of art that was able to get submitted to the Philadelphia Young Play Writes.
Lastly, the audio project was so surprising to me. This was a benchmark that had to be done in a group. The project was based on subjects that affect our national and people around us. My part of the project was to ask people how society stereotype and judge people. My interviews went better then I thought it would. I learned a lot about the world and how different people see it. It gave me the chance to learn through their eyes of their opinion.
http://scienceleadership.org/blog/Descriptive_Essay:3- Descriptive Essay
http://scienceleadership.org/blog/Favorite_Quotes_From_My_Journal- My Favorite Journal Quotes
Every picture was different.
Even if the pose was the same. " (poetry wiki ode).
" Change can be slow because there is a process that must start, everything doesn't just get up and change on it's own" (journal # 10 history).
"The word Nigger/Nigga will never be forgotten during the hard ships of when blacks were treated horribly in the old times"(journal #4 english).
"I know something about being myself"(journal #5 english).
"How does it feel to not existence anymore?"
"oxygen should be free for all." (Globalization)
"Charity is an illness that people are falling on poverty, and dealing with erosion."(Pathologies of Power).
"Woman are mostly in charge"(Learning From Ladakh).
Rachael- Main Character
Malika- Sierra’s sister and Rachael’s enemy
Mrs.Smith: Mother of Rachael and Sean
Mr.Smith: Father of Rachael and Sean
Sean- Rachael’s brother and Sierra’s Girlfriend
David- Sean’s best friend
Aleasha- Davids older sister
Sierra- Seans girl friend
Jackie: The little sister of Sean and Rachael
Scene 1, Act 1
(Rachael is just waking up from her bedroom turning her alarm clock off, and streach before she gets out the bed)
Beep! Beep! Beep! I could hear the alarm in my head going off. The last Beeeeeeeeeepppp! Got me up fo’sho. I had just realized that today was my big day to go for the casting call for American Apparel. I was so excited I hurried up and hit the dismiss button on my alarm clock and jumped out of the bed. I already knew what I was going to wear today, and I packed my modeling set clothes in the new purple Nike bag I just brought. Today I was feeling young and sexy since my birthday was coming up in a few months I though I must enjoy my youth years before the huge packet of responsibility come on me. I wore a soft quarter length cream flower patterning silk scope neck shirt, with my new sky blue Jeggings ,and my 4 inch clog heels. I thought I was looking bad! Well ya know I was.
(She starts to put on her outfit to leave for her casting call for a modeling audition. When she goes to check on her parents and little sister she looks happy and sad at the same time.)
As I got done putting my clothes on, I made myself a simple breakfast nothing to big though just something to keep my stomach from growling so roughly. I had 2 pieces of toast with some jelly and a glass of milk. It was good. After I was done I cleaned up the little mess that I had made in the kitchen, and went into my parents room to tell them that I will be leaving now. As I stepped in the room I could see my mother, father and my little sister who is 7 between them resting peacefully so I didn’t bother them. I closed the door with a smile on my face. As I walk down the hall I notice my big brother Sean is in the bathroom taking his early shower before he has to go to work. He hears me walk past and peeped out the bathroom door. I gave him the don’t mess with me look and he closed the bathroom door to continue what he was doing. Before I can hit the steps he comes out the bathroom. I was shocked to see that my brother is maturing. In my head I was thinking well about time. I took the offer by saying “Sure, that will be nice. I miss hanging out with my big bro sometimes.” He smiles back and throw me his car keys.” I knew he was lying, he is never on time.
(She gets in the car and turn it on and the radio. She puts her seat belt on and start to thinking about the old times)
Finally, I’m in the car and five minutes has already past. I’m jamming to some Lil Wayne and Drake as they just came on the radio station. Immedenilty after the song was done I could see Sean coming out of the house. He wore his new vans I just brought him for his birthday two weeks ago, some skinny jeans, and a North face hoodie with a North face hat. My brother was handsome all the ladies around my way would be on his top. He was the kind of guy every girl dreamed of. He was nice, sweet, smart, polite, and knew how to make money with out having to sell drugs on the corner of a street. Everywhere we went ladies would look him up and down and when it came to me the rolled their eyes. I’m guessing they thought I was his girl. “Ha-haaa” I laughed a little to myself. He got in the car with on the song Black and Yellow, which is rapped by Wiz Khilifa. He turned it up in his new BMW our parents just brought him for doing so well in college and managing to work at the same time.
( When talking about the old times she is cool until Sean hits her triger, she then startds to go off and have her taturems, Sean doesn’t argue with her trying to stay focus on the road)
When he put his foot on the gas, the engine roaring in heart start to beat faster of such excitement. On the ride to our destination we started to talking about the old days when we where younger, How we used cause so much trouble at school , nothing major just things kids get in trouble for, We compared out lives on how we changed and we both a better future. I started to laugh because I remember when we was done we got into more trouble. “No NO I got a better one,
remember when that little girl called me a Bitch because I took the last ice cream bar from the ice cream truck? I went crazy on her ass.” I laughed looking at Sean. “I could of just sworn you apologized to me in the house about this same subject. Yes, I have Conductive Disorder and I’m trying to control it, but it’s hard when people like you, like you, my own family who suppose to be there for me, but all you do is crack jokes and think it’s a game. It’s not a game okay so don’t smash in my face every time you think you can… Okay” I said screaming and crying. Sean drove with the music turned up loud trying to ignore whatever I was going to say next, even though I was done speaking to him.
(Just sitting there relaxing most of the ride to the place, cooling down from the temper she just had)
He drove me there safely. When I stepped out to the fresh air I thought well maybe I would be okay. I turned to the car and bend down to the window “ I love you big bro”. I walked away as he drove off. The casting was held at the Marriott Hotel on the first floor crystal ball room. It was nice and tons of females where there that got chosen from the photo contest online. When you came in you had to show them your information that you had to print out from the computer, get a number, and wait to be called in one of the sheeted spots to change into your first outfit and meet the panelist. About a good 45 minutes has passed before my number was called. I was so thrilled to hurry up and model down the runway. The first change was the black body suit, with sparkling tights, and black 4 inch pump heels. I thought I was looking sharp, and I kept a smile on my face. As I walked out of the changing area, most of the girls just stared and looked at me as if I was any different from them. When I took another glaze at everyone I did notice something. Most of the girls were taller then me, and skinner then me. I wasn’t fat just thick ya know. I was on my school track team, and took up kick boxing lessons to keep my anger in control.
( Here face lighted up because it was her time to shine, Girls all over was looking at her up and down as she made it to the interview room)
I heard my number being called to show my stuff. I walked on that run way thinking that I owned it turning, twisting, and swirling. I knew I was going to get picked. As I came to the end I meet the three panelists. There names where George, Lisa, and Cathy. I reply, “ Well my name is Rachel Smith and I’m from Southwest, Philadelphia. “ Thanks for having me here” I say with a smile on my face. “ Well I’m different from the rest because I’m have inspiration to become something big, and better then what is already out there. I want to take modeling to a different edge where it can’t be compared to Nicki Manij or Lady Gaga. I want to show that black American girls, thick girls, girls of all color that they can to become someone in the modeling industry where the rules are strict. I want to break that barrier where everyone won’t be subjected to who they really are. “ I said. They seemed to be very impressed of what I said and told me to model for them one more time. It was time to change into my off the shoulder dress that was a bright yellow with a bow in the back, and with my silver pumps from Steve Madden. Waling back to the runway. I notice to young black girls with long pretty hair and nice eyes laughing. I thought they where having a good time until I notice they where laughing at me. I didn’t notice at first until I started to walk and the sound of their laughter started to get louder, and louder and faster, and faster, As I take my last spin I was stun to hear my name and rude comment behind my back. One of the girls said it. But I ignored it and kept on walking because I knew if I let it come out it might ruin something good that can be coming my way. When I walked back to the changing spot I gathered my clothing, and put back on my clothes that I came in. As was walking out I got my information back and the lady who gave me the number told me I should be getting a call within 3 days to know if I made the cast or not. “Thank you”. I caught the bus back to my house; on the long ride back I couldn’t stop thinking how that girl disrespected me. I was happy that I kept my cool, but next time won’t be so smooth.
( Riding the bus with a smirk)
Scene 2, Act 2
( I scared dark scene, one person in the stage in the dark in the corner while saying this speak.)
I’m here underneath the bed hiding because I’m scared of where I can be used at next. I stay here waiting to see if she will ever put me back in the kitchen where she got me from. I’ve been under this bed for over 7 years now and I’m lucky she hasn’t killed herself. In this box she puts me in I’m shut out of the world that I belong to be in. I was created to be used to cut fruits and veggies. Not slice and puncture the skin of a human being. I get upset and if I wasn’t an object I would tell her how upset I am at her.
Once before Mrs. Smith took me out the box thinking that she was going to find any empty box to use. She put me back in the kitchen and when Rachel gets home she raise’s hell. She made her take all of her bracelets that she wore that day to show her wrist. Lucky, there was no marks because she didn’t use me yet; Ms. Smith whipped her until she clearly understood that you shouldn’t do those kinds of things. She was hard headed and went back in the kitchen to get me that night when everyone was in his or her beds sleeping.
She took me upstairs into her bedroom and played with me in her hands. I was scared of what she was going to do with me next. She made me go over her arms back and fourth gently. Then ever time she stroke back and fourth with me in her hands on her wrists she would get stronger, faster, and heavier. She was sweating and shaking as if she knew what could happen next. She cut herself; she screamed a little waking up her little baby sister. Having everyone rush into the room to see what was going on. When they got there she snucked down stairs cleaned me off, and before she put me away Mr. Smith caught her. She was crying pain and didn’t know what to do. She told him that she fall on it and her hand hit it. She was lying of course. Her mother came down with baby Jackie and told her to sit down and tell them why she did it. She mentions that People has been calling her names in school. She tried everything that she could not hurt them. Sometimes she do by punching them or slapping them in the face. She feel’s bad mommy and daddy every time she comes home from school. Something doesn’t feel right in my head. All I hear is the name-calling and laughter. It seems like it follows her home every night. Her parent’s has stunned at what they heard, and decided it was time for her to visit the doctor as soon as the morning hit. Baby Jackie has never slept in that room again after that night.
Scene 3, Act 3
( Rachael is in her room relaxing on her bed on the phone through out this whole scene)
Ring, Ring, Ring…. Hello, who dis? O what’s up girl, did you get a new number? …O ard hold on let me put this in my phone before I forget. Hello? …Was up?... Who, who girl tell me who you saw again…. You saw Sean where and with who?.... Isn’t that music chick that’s always rapping and singing that was in the graduated class before us? …OMG! What where they doing? OOOwww he told me he had to go to work. Yeah maybe he did go to work you’re right, well after kissing that whore. Because I know. I know because she a hood rat I see her sometimes around this way and I’m guessing that’s how they met. …Well I really don’t know how they met ,but I’m sure gonna ask him about it. Why not? True, he might think that we spying on him or something…. He a grown man he can do whatever he please long as there ain’t no problems and he ain’t out there messing with no hoe…. I know I just called her a whore I was kidding I call a lot of people whore’s like you. hahaha hehehe…. Yes, it is funny. O it was fun but at the same time it was intimidating and I was starting to get angry. No I didn’t kill anyone what mad you ask me something like that. I know I’m crazy. Yeah, people ask me that all the time, but I just tell them no I don’t act out just to do it. I’ve been hurt when I was younger and you know that. I’m not gonna say what all I went through cuss we both know. And we both know that I went through hell in school and out. So they way I act is not based on some science fiction stuff the doctor tells me. Some woman wouldn’t even be able to be strong like I am and still be able to enjoy life at times. Yeah, but any who some girl that looks like whicha face was there with her friend or something. I knew her face with similar, but I just couldn’t make out who she was. She had on a gold shot dress with like sandel pump heels, long silky black hair I couldn’t tell if it was hers or night, and those bright hazel brown eyes. Yeah, she’s a jounior right. Yeah, I knew her face just couldn’t make out who she was. THAT”S HER SISTER!!! Are you kidding me. OOO no fuck this shit I’m going to raise hell Monday in school. Sean and I are going to have a nice long sis and bro talk tonight when he get in before he goes to work. I don’t gave a damn of how Sean feels about her. He never brung her home to meet the family so therefore she must not be that important to him! Look I don’t care that bitch called me out of my name. What did she say, She said look at the that crazy bitch with the big thighs rubbing on each other with her ugly self. Yes that’s why I was mad. Now I gotta go cuss I’m taking my sister to her friends sleepover. Ard call you lata.
Scene 4, Act 4
(Rachel is now leaving her little sisters friends house to walk back to her home, then she see’s her brother driving up, and pulled over to her, and she gets in the car)
What’s up?... Where are you headed? …. Other side of town?.... Why you going over there for?... OO true, to see your boo?... Yeah, ya boo you know… Yeah, you know… I’m not arguing I’m just being sophisticated. Haha, yeah like I was saying., where ya headed too? … O yeah so are you looking for a place over there to near your hommies? .. O cool true. Hey, bro let me ask you something real quick?.. Do you a girl named Lyric, she used to go to my school, but her little sis and me is in the same grade? … O soooo you do know her?... I heard you, that more than knew her! . . . Stop raising my voice??, I ‘m not even yelling! .. Look whatever, you fucking that whore? .. Yeah I called her a whore because she is! I know her more then what you see in her. She’s nothing but a slut who used to sleep with in my guys in the school for money and weed, O yes, she did. I just told you how I know! Well anyway her little sister doesn’t like me… Yeah I’m sure. I saw the both of them today at the cast call. Yeah, she’s pretty , but her mouth is dirty. And the next time she says something to me nasty I will punch in her DAMN mouth! … Does she even know that me and you are sister and brother?.. O wow! I’m not surprised is that why you never brought her home to meet our family? … Yeah, well keep her where she is. I don’t think mom and dad would be to please to meet her anyway!
( They both get out the car at Sean’s best friends house. Sean best friend name is David who lives with his sister)
Scene5, Act 5
( Sean and Rachael gets out the car while David meets them in the doorway of the house. They walk in greet everyone whose in the house then takes in the kitchen and starts to talk about their plans for their condo they plan on buying. While, Rachael is in the other room talking with David’s sister about fashion, her modeling dream , and going to school)
Hey, did you find any cool spots yet?.. Cool , cool so let me see what you got so far… Alright so this right here looks pretty cool. Umm how much are the prices raging from?.. Okay that’s not bad cuss if he split that half and half it be about 650 a month for the both of us… Yeah, I can work with that… So what about your girl is she still moving in with us?.. Okay, good cuss you know I was thinking this should be a guys joint for more then a girls. I know she can come chill because that’s your girl and all family and friends are welcome, it’s just the where old enough to be living on our own and we paying for most of the rent here so therefore we should be the ones to make up the rules.. Yeah, so when do you want to make this meeting set?.. Okay, cool that’s perfect just e-mail me all the info and I will set up the meeting and get at you asap. .. Yeah we cool, but my sista acting weird about it… No see she doesn’t know and forreal forreal I don’t want to tell her. Well you see her and her little sister was at this cast calling this morning for a modeling opportunity.. Yeah, so she told me that she was popping off at the mouth and that’s my sister I can’t having no girl disrespecting my family.. Yeah , you know we might have a little something going on but what she got between my sister she needs to stop it before I stop it and then they’ll both hate me… Yeah, so do you think that it’s a good time for them to meet?
( Rachael walks in when he says the last line, and gives the look as if she wants to know who she wants to meet? The convo now starts with Sean and Rachael )
Yeah Rachael, I said you , mom, dad, and Jackie is gonna meet her?.. You know who! .. I’m talking about Sierra, okay? … Look I know I know! ( Rachael just now left the house with Sean, David, and Aleasha, Davids sister walking after her out the house) Rachael, Rachael Wait! ( she stand near the car acting like a brat) … I know I lied. .. I can understand your mad. You want me to take you home?.. Fine.
( Sean tells David that he’ll be right back)
( The silent ride all the way home without any speaking)
Act 6, Scene 6
(Rachael is running up the stairs to go handle her self. She walks back and forth trying to clear her mind. She then grabs her phone to call her Bestfriend)
Omg, you was right! It’s all true!... He does talk to her he really does! We where at David’s house when he was talking about it… I asked him in the car, but all he would say is no and trying to laugh it off and go to the next subject. .. I knew something was up cuss the way he was acting, but I didn’t want to give him the benefit of the doubt… I know he was acting smart about it saying that me and the fam would have to get over it. How long have yall been dating, and now you want to bring her home to the family ?? …
(Rachael come down sweetie where having a family meeting.- Her mother yells from the steps of there home)
Ugh, here it comes!.. I gotta go cuss where about to have a family meeting about you know who!.. Love ya 2 thanks girly.
( Rachael walks down the stairs towards the living room and takes a sit on the couch next to her little sister Jackie. Her mother and father is sitting together in the love sit. While Sean is in front of the TV about to make his statements.)
Act 7, Scene 7
I would like to say that I love you all , and that I care about all of you! I don’t want anything to come between our strong trusted family bonds. ( Rachael coughs saying you a ready did. Sean gives her the look.) There is something that I must tell you! That happens to be that I have been dating this girl for a while about 7 months now. Her name is .. and we do find are selfs in a deep relationship. Not focusing on love, but we do have strong feelings for us. I’m to years older then her, and she used to go to Rachael’s high school where I used to go. That’s how and where we met. She will be coming to join us for dinner on Wednesday, which is 4 days from now. I am also moving in a few weeks with David J we found a spot not to far in the city.
( Rachael Mom seems impressed and so does his father. Jackie has a big smile on her face, while Rachael just looks and rolls her eyes)
These last two monologe are short for a reason because the next few scences are the conflict and i wanted to move to that slowly.
(The weekend is over and it’s now Monday the first day back to school. Later on she will get into a huge fight and is suspended from school for 2 days. During this time after school on Monday and in the afternoon of Wednesday she has kick box class. Jamila, Seans girlfriend comes over for dinner that same evening.)
( July- Drake is playing in the background while see gets dressed she already took her shower)
Act 8, Scene 8
This is my jamm. I can’t wait to go to school today. I can’t wait to see the bitch so I can comfront her ass about what she had said to me. And if she play games with me imma have her playing.
( She turns the music off and go down stairs)
( Her Parents and siblings are sitting eating breakfast in the kitchen.)
Thank you God for the food we’re about to receive, in the nutriments of our body, in Christ sake, Amen...
Umm mom these eggs are soo cheesey , just like I like them.
( Recheal and her family where eating and talking about what they have planned fort he day)
O yeah, Sean your secret lover is coming over today for dinner… I might not be here to see her… I have some kick boxing lessons tonight remember today is Wednesday soo yeah…. You can come pick me up at 6, Please. Thanks dad… Well I gotta go see you guys later.
( Rachael walks off from the kitchen table and grabs her jacket and walk out the door to her bus stop)
( She is now at school and is walking to her first class)
Hey Girl, how was your weekend? .. Cool well you already know. Ow yes we got a sub today haha. ( Pulls out her i-pod, pencil, and notebook to finish the work on the board). So yeah if I see her then I will ask her about it… O well is she that coincided that she has to be late to school almost everyday. I guess it might be because she has to put her face on because of all the make up she wears ya know?.. The bathroom, hun? … Yeah, well lets go and see if she’s in there. ( the both ask to go the bathroom, the teacher shakes his head and they leave the classroom). Well she betta be in here girl.. Imma just start simple talk with her if she doesn’t get mart before I do. ( they walk into the bathroom , and there she was putting on her make up). O damn girl, don’t think that’s enough? ( she keeps butting her make up on smiling not noticing who was speaking to her)… No, haha well aren’t you like that junior girl that a model… Yeah, what’s your name again?.... O that’s right, did you have a cast call this weekend?.. Yeah, I was there do you remember me? ( She’s done putting her make up on and takes a good look at her with shock-ness) Yeah I thought you did, so about that little remark you made about me? Yes you did you little smut. Your just like your sister, aren’t you?... Yes, you know what the hell I’m talking about. ( Rachael starts to get madder and starts to sweat. She says to herself that this bitch is just playing dumb and scared because there two of us and on of her)… Im talking to you, duh? ( She tries to leave.).. Excuse you, where your going your already 35 minutes late to class, why bother going now?... Bitch who the fuck you think you talking to, now I’m not done with your ass!... Yeah, she can be here she not gonna touch you but if you touch me I will fuck you up… Anywho you small twig you said something very disrespectful to me ,and I don’t need to repeat it you for you to understand because I know that you know what I’m talking about!.. I m rising my voice at you cuss your acting like you don’t know( She smacks rachael , then try to run for the door, but rachaels best friend jumps in front of the door).. OOwwww BITCH YOUR GONNA GET IT!!!!!!!!!!! ( rachael pulls her by the hair and swings her back and punches her in the lip and eye before she could continue her best friend stops her.)
DON’T FUCK WITH ME BITCH, NOW GO RUN AND TELL WHO DID THIS TO YOU!!! BITCH I FUCKING HATE YOU AND YOUR FUCKING SISTER.
( She runs out the bathroom door to tell the teacher what happen, rachael and her best friend hurries back to the classroom as if nothing happened)
( Loud Speaker: Rachael Smith please come the Principals office immediately!)
( The class goes ooooooowwwww crazy girl)
Ugh, I know the smut was going to tell and I really don’t care!
( Rachael leaves the classroom making her way to the office.)
Hello… Well what happen was this was un finished business that occurred over the weekend. That’s all I’m saying. No I didn’t think it was okay for her to say what she said to me and I’m not gonna let no girl, boy, woman, or man talk to me any kind of way if there not my family! I’m sorry… Okay you can suspend me and call in hearing all you want, It doesn’t matter to me I ’m letting you know that now. Did she tell you that she hit me first… O I didn’t think she did, so what’s gonna happen to her nothing, right? .. . O well is she getting a 2 day suppension?.. Okay good! Well my last words before you send me home is that I’m a senior and I only have about three more months of school before I graduate and go to college. Exspelling me now would be pretty awful, and dumb because all my hard work would have be done for nothing. I didn’t work this hard to become nothing, and I’m going to reach my goals and dreams liked I always wished to. I will be a woman and I few days now, and I don’t have time for little chicks flocking in my way at the wrong time. That’s all.
( Rachael gets the rest of her homework from her teachers, and she stays down town for the rest of the day until it’s time for her kick boxing lessons start).
Act 9 , Scene 9
(Rachael is starting her session at her kickboxing practice, and Jackie, Sean’s girlfriend has just arrived to the house for dinner.)
(Sean and Mya just pull up in front of the house)
(Sean and Mya just walked in the house, as they walk to the door Sean parents welcomes then in.)
Upper cut(Right Punch)
(They all walk to the living room, and greeted each other with hugs, hand shakes, and kisses)
You have such a beautiful house, and Mrs. Smith your very pretty… Well I try to look my best thank you. (She smiles)
Upper cut (Left Punch)
Hey little cutie, how are you,and what’s your name? … Well Jackie you’re adorable.
Yes please, I would love to see the rest of the house.
( They walk around the house looking and talking about the photos and little nick necks that are in there eyes.)… That’s your little sister?... So you have to sister’s and then it’s you the oldest?... She looks familiar like if I seen her a few times before!... O so she goes to the same school as we did ,and my little sister…. Has she been there since the 9th grade?... Well I can see why I wouldn’t know her, I’ve heard about her but you was out of school before the both of us shot, and we barely talked to each other in school…
(They walk upstairs then down back to the kitchen.)
Two Times Left Hook
Hey Mrs. Smith, do you need any help with anything? … Sure thing. How do you want them cut up?... Okay. (She smiles and then gets the fruit out of the refrigerator and takes it to the counter and starts to cut it up in cube size pieces.)
Left Hook, Right Hook combo
OOooww this food is going to too be soo good I can tell by the smell.
(She puts the fruit all together and mix it together, add nuts and caramel, and then puts in the refrigerator.)
Looks in the mirror at her self.
Takes a sit at the kitchen table, and takes a pocket mirror out her pocketbook and looks at herself.
Grabs a sit still looking in the mirror,and takes a break drinking some Power Aid.
Excuse, me Mya would you like to go with Sean and I to pick up Rachael?
No thanks, I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
(Sean and Mr. Smith shook there heads ,and went on there way.)
Starts her own routine that she has made up.
(Mr. Smith and Sean is on their way to pick her up.)
…… 15 Minutes Later….
She walks to the back and gets dressed. Her phone rings, it’s her dad. .. Okay, dad I’m coming she says. She collects her things, and leave. Her dad greets her with a kiss and open and close the door for her. Hey, big bro she says.
Hey lil sis, How was practice.
It has been well.
Sean and Mr.Smith say together:
(They listened to the radio all the way home, and with little conversation. Back home Mrs.Smith sets the table with the help of Mya. The phone rings , but Mrs.Smith gets there to late so the answer machine comes on. It’s the consular from Rachael’s school calling to inform what happened in school today.)
Hello Mr. and Mrs. Smith, how are you? This is McWilliams from your daughter Rachael school Lead the Way. I’m calling on the behalf of the principal to inform you that Rachael has been suspended from school for 2 days. She won’t be able to come back to school in less one, or both of her parents are with her. She also has a hearing on the day she comes back. The reasoning for this was she was fighting a young lady named Malika who is a little younger then her.
(Mya hears the name and immediately knows it’s her sister, she comes over to comfort Mrs.Smith.)
She had gave her a black eye, and I swollen lip. Malika has also been suspended for 2 days and will be attending the meeting also with one or both of her parents. At this meeting we will discuss future goals and punishments. Sorry for the bad news.
(Sean, Rachael, and Mr.Smith come in through the back door which Is in the shield kitchen)
If you have any questions please call me ,or the Principal.
I have to go I have to go I’m soo sorry!
Good we didn’t want you here in the first place.
Shut up!!!! You punched Malika in the eye and lip??
Sean and Mr.Smith:
( Look as if it was normal)
I thought you learned your lesson the first time?
I learned but I ain’t no punk and if I feel as though I have a problem with someone I will confront them! Haven’t yall learned that lesson?
You could have killed her.
Maybe I should’ve.
Mrs.Smith: (Smacks Rachael.)
Stop it mom Just Stop it, that won’t help!!
Fuck you all, Fuck you, you, and you!
Watch your damn mouth!!!!!
Yall take her side first before you hear me out. This smut that you don’t know nothing about. Who sean kept a secret for the past few mouths. Don’t get nasty with me when you have a chick who is fake and doesn’t respect your own daughter. Im out.
Come back here,NOW!
No I rather not bye!
(She goes to stay at her aunts house for the 2 days to get away from everyone. On the day of the hearing she goes with her mom and dad.)
Rachael has been off the hook, but she will have to serve 360 hours of community serves. She also has to see a doctor to make sure she is well off. As far Malika she has to do 154 hours of community serve , and it has to be done before she graduates when she gets in the 12 grade. At this meeting Mr.and Mrs. SMith learned that Malika was Mya’s little sister , and that Rachael was telling the truth all along. They had apologized to her.
( She’s talking to herself, God , and her husband while getting ready for bed.)
Thank you, Lord for helping my daughter change. I thought I would never see this day coming. It’s been a long hard rode for the family to travel down with her. She made it, they said that it would only get worse because she was getting older. The older you get with this condition, the harder it would come down on you. I’m just lucky that my baby is more then normal. She is a living miracle with great open doors full with opportunities. She is now working extra hard putting in college forms together. She wants to major in human resources instead of modeling. It seemed to me that, that was just a hobby for her. Seeing her work harder each day. Waking up with a smile on her face just warms me up inside. Seeing that her anger is forced towards kickboxing and not on her family and friends. Not that it ever was because she knew better then that. I just want say thank you Lord for watching over us everyday, and giving us a wonderful blessing. My daughter back!
( She gets in the bed and pull the covers over her. She falls asleep with a smile on he face, next to her husband.)
( Laying on her bed writing in her Diary before she starts her day)
She is still a spoiled brat, and I really don’t care what no one says. I love Sean and since I love him I would have to give her chance. Although I have learned that on my sisters and I part we did come off rude. I know that we can run our mouths to much at times. I agree that there is a change in both of them , and even in my self over the past 9 weeks. It has been almost 3 months since this whole problem occurred, I would have rather it be handled the way it was. I still don’t total agree with Rachael still being able to stay in school for the next 4 months or so. She could have killed my sister, then what. She goes to her little kickboxing, therapy, and community talk services during the week. I think that she deserves more then just getting her life together. In the past when I was in high school I used to talk so many trash about the different girls in the school. I talked about how they dressed, act, and if I liked you or not. Now looking at what a smart mouth can cause people to do to you, I’ve totally changed the way I act and talk to people. Sean and I are still going strong now, but during the beginning when everything started to blossom I thought we where going to end. But instead he moved out of his parent’s house to a little condo with one of his best friends. About a month later he came back around to chill with me and to go home to make sure things where all right.
( She close the book and put on her dresser, and leaves the room.)
( Rachael is on the floor reaching for the box underneath her bed).
I can hear her footsteps coming closer to me, and I start to get nerves. It has been awhile since her, and I had any kind of contact. I can feel the heat from her body coming closer to mines as she comes to reach for the box that I am. When she opens the box, and I see those pretty eyes I knew that she has changed. I know it has been pretty rough for her having to deal with the consequences she had received. But I know that it changed her. (Rachael reaches down to pick up the knife and look at it smiling).
When she picks me up I can feel the sweet softness in her hands that comforts me like never before. I was never used comfort just to eat and cut at her raw skin. I felt something chilled on my skin. I notice she was crying tears of joy. I never once thought this day would come so soon. After all the praying and praying we have done for this child. I happy it’s over. It’s finally coming to an end.
( Rachael gets up and takes the knife downstairs to the kitchen).
Were leaving the room and walking past the bathroom and down the stairs , it has been a long time since we have ever walked together. My heart starts to jump with happiness and joy. It’s like I knew her every move that she was going to make next. (Rachael opens the eating materials draw and places the kneif in). I’M HOME! I never thought that I would ever come back here, but I was wrong she grew out of her CD and was able to look past it. I’m happy to know that she is getting better, and my wishes came true for the both of us.
(Rachael close’s the draw and walks away).
Boy: You’re a punk
Girl: uuummm, why can’t you leave me alone?
Boy : Why are you so ugly?
Girl: (Starts to cry)
Boy: See your nothing but A Punk!!
Girl: (Gets up and….)
Yes , this might seem as a simple teasing method that most kids go through. But just because it is simple doesn’t mean that it can become something that is serious. Some parents may think it’s phase that their kids will grow out of it when they are older. Just because they are young, does it mean that it is okay for it to continue happening?
According to research carried out by the National Education Association, it was projected that around 160,000 children skip schooling every day due to anxiety about violence or bullying.
You may believe that bullying is more common in schools that are public. Well that’s not true. According to the Bullying and Civility, in Public and Private Schools forum, Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics indicates a more positive result for private schools than for public schools.
Lately, in the news there has been a video recording of a pre-teen punching the older teenager in the face. Casey Heynes is the victims’ name and is known for being a hero for his self -defense. Richard is the young bully. Both where suspended for both of there actions. A lot of the Americans who have heard this story does not believe that Casey should have been suspended for sticking up for his self.
Bullying is a violent movement that if it’s not handle properly the child could grow up wanting to bully other adults when older. It can become more of a illness then a evil way. Check out this fact: "Say, you visited a school with a population of 800. It is also yet another bullying fact that one out of 7 is either a bully or a target. Say, we opt for the initial one. You will find 114 sets of 7 out of 800. Which means, it may very easily be believed that out of 800 people in school, 16 of these can easily turn out to obtain a criminal history by age 30." 16 might seem as a low number, but if we think about every school in our nation and added it up it could be a thousand to a billion.
Adults need to realize that children need them growing up. Having a kid is not easy it takes a lot of time and patience to take care of a baby. When they grow up they need guidance and love to make the right decisions. If you can’t then handle the hard work due to being a parent then maybe you should get knocked up as a mother or caught up as father.
According to the Bullying Statistics 2009, Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
So I ask you again do we stop it where it first starts or do like it go through a “Phase”?
She is silly
Ella es extraña
She is funny
Ella es Loren :D
My dad is the chief in the house he is the one that usually cooks dinner. I always like to help my dad cook, but I never want to clean up after the mess that comes with cooking. My dad pet’s peeve is me helping cooking, but never wanting to cook. There is little time when I see him cooking and I may come in the kitchen to ask, “ Dad need some help? Can I help cook or anything?.” He replies : “ Are you going to help clean up the mess, and wash every single dish we have?” I looked at like he was crazy and said “NO! Well in les you help me clean them up too!”. “ Why do I have to clean up too?”, he asked me. “Because your cooking too so it’s only right to hello clean up to, right?”, I said. So finally he gave in and I help cook by cutting the vegetables up, and seasoning the shrimp. It smelled so good to the point where I need to cook them so that I can enjoy the smell of the fresh grilled shrimp and the steamed veggies. I was so happy that he finally let me cook. The funny thing is, I didn’t even have to clean none of the mess or clean the dishes. As the three of us enjoy full dish of seafood and veggies, and nice cool glass of a drink. It was relaxing, that became full and went to sleep right after eating. My dad cleaned the mess and the dishes up . But as soon as I woke uphe asked me, “Why didn’t you clean the dishes and clean up the mess”. I said ”Cuss I didn’t have to”.
Essay: Language Autobiographic
I’m use to being called the little sweet girl since I was in elementary school. I always was the one that was know for doing the right thing and paying attention is class when the rest wanted to act like fools. But what they really didn’t know was that I was code switching. I’ve been code switching since I was little. I was quiet and paying attention in class at school, but when home I was just a regular talkative rugrat. For example when I’m home running around getting into a mess. While in school I know if I act up I will get in trouble at school and at home. I’m generally nice to those that I meet, and tend to stay that way until you disrespect me.
I would never speak to my parents the way that I speak to my friends. When talking to my parents I speak politely and on a very comfortable level. I speak the way they can understand and not the use of a lot of slang because they wouldn’t understand most of it. As if I was with my friends just relaxing, or going out I would be more loud and wild talking. Using slang and silly phrases that I just made in my head. I would be on a comfort level where we both are understanding each other when we’re talking it doesn’t matter if it’s slang, regular, or something that one of us created.
There are types of friends that I do act different around. For example, my best friends I can kiss them on the cheek and sit on there lap. When in the process of all that we laugh and play around acting silly. They won’t judge me because they understand that this is who I am. Kissing them a little on the cheek when used in a form of greeting they don’t think that I’m hitting on them. For my casual friends people I see around and speak to a little I just don’t start saying things that I would to my best friends because they might feel insulted or uncomfortable. I can relate to this because I wouldn’t want someone that I don’t know coming up to me asking me about my personal life or kissing me on the cheek. If someone actual did something like that I think that I would snap.
I remember when I was code switching in school because there was two types of friends I had. The one pair of friends I had was the one’s who was popular and knew everyone in the school. The second group of kids where the ones who really didn’t care if they stood out or not. I’m not the kind of person to judge on how many friends you have ,and if your one of the open stand out guys. When I was talking with my best friend who was kind of the unpopular group, one of my popular friends had the nerve to walk up to me and pull me away. I turned around and ask “What was that for?”. Her reply was “ Because there is no need to talk to people who are not in your click especially people that aren’t popular as us”. I was so angry that I actually cursed this person out due to such rudeness and being immature. When I was with the popular kids I would be more controlling, being bossy, and acting tough. When I was with the kids who wasn’t know, as much I would act just like them. It wasn’t to fit in, but to show that I can multiple friends not judge on who they are.
I believe that everyone code switches even when we don’t do it ourselves. Code switching can be a really from the talking to your teacher to talking to someone on the street. It could go from talking to your cousin to you aunt. It’s form of natural talking that we do everyday. Some of us can control how we speak to different people, and keep in track how and when to code switch. Also, for those who do that they can try just being normal and watch how fast this can come naturally to you without speaking code switch. I somewhat think that maybe we naturally do this to help us stray away things that can harm us from things. Sometimes I think that or bodies can control our chemistry on who we won’t and don’t won’t to connect with each other.
For a long time I used to be the one who liked to observe before I decided who I wanted to be friends with. I learned from a lot of people that you have to watch out for those who you call your friend because they come and go. I learned that people will trade on you and would try to tale control over you. I was the type of person who loves to have fun and meet new people. But just because I know you and see you time-to-time doesn’t mean that we are friends. I mean I will still respect you and recognize you if you are doing the same for me.
I think that the point that I’m trying to make is that I code switch because that’s something that I do everyday. I do it because it comes to me naturally. I trained myself to be more careful on whom I choose to be my friends and who will not be my friends. You may see me as a person who is quite lonesome and afraid in the world. To me that’s crazy and so not true. I’m open, always smiling, and always being polite to everyone. I laugh and enjoy life just like everyone else. People ask me “How come you don’t never talk”. Then they’ll laugh like it’s a joke to them. I’m the kind of person a nature human being that believes that I’m me. I make myself and no one makes me!
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