Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Emily, Laura, Malak

What We Learned in School

We learned responsibility
When our hamster died
And then we learned to feed it

We learned that grades matter
But A moldy sandwich in your locker doesn’t count
For a grade

We learned about college
But we didn’t learn why
We Learned to give back
By volunteering

Lul Aden & Ikran sulieman

Lul Aden& Ikran Suleiman
My poem about how learn in my High school
In my environmental class
We had learn more in the class
We used go out and wrote

The observation things that’s we sow
For what I had learned in high school
In my math class was very hard
I remember we had to do a lot of work
That teacher was very serous
And everyone of us improve themselves

In my first year in my high school
I learned American holidays
In my second year of my high school
I learned the names of the grades like nine grades are freshman
Ten grades are sophomore, eleven grades are juniors twelve grades are seniors
In my juniors year I focus Ohio Graduation Test,
My last year of the school I focus my graduation dress.

Kunal and Justin What They Learn in School

What we learned in School
In the schools, they want you to learn and pay attention,
But all we learned was how to make and shoot spit balls,
They wanted us to eat healthy at school,
But when lunch came around there was no healthy food,

They wanted us to have fun in school,
But how could we if we couldn’t talk in class?
They wanted us to study hard,
But that didn’t happen because they invented a TV.

When Doug and Dan are given the oppertunity to write a poem.

What We learned in school.
What we learned in school is something you don’t learn in classrooms.
Like don’t eat the meatloaf on Mondays.
Or that the hotdogs make excellent bouncy balls on Tuesdays.
Wednesdays Mr. Steve always seems happy and no one knows why.
Thursdays are doughnut days.
And Fridays for some reason everyone is sick.
Don’t ask me why.
And that following week is even better.
Next Monday Mrs. Bertha brings in a pet duck.
And Tuesday the guinea pigs had babies.
I still don’t understand how that works.
On Wednesdays Mrs. Bertha is always mad.
My mom says it’s the red troll.
I hate scary monsters underneath my bed.
On Thursday I will graduate middle school.
Friday I turn 24.

From Ravina & Kara

What We Learned in School

In health class, we learned about not to take drugs and alcohol so we can have a healthy life.
In English class, we discussed about grammar so we can be better in writing as well as communicating.
In History class, we learned about past history of our country and the world so we can be more careful in future when we have war.
In Math class, the teacher helped us solve equations so we can be capable of solving real life problems.
In accounting class, we can use the budget information provided to us to figure out how much we earn and how much we spend.
In speech class, we are taught to get in front of the whole class and talk so that we can put ourselves out in front of everyone without any hesitation.
In Physical Education class, we learned about sports so when we get bored; we have something fun to do.
Also, Health showed us the healthy choice that is good for us. Exercising; that can be done by playing sports and which will keep us strong.

What we learned in school, Joel Caserta/Jamal Ali

What we learned in school
-By Joel Caserta and Jamal Ali

What we learned in school: apparently, violets are blue.
What we learned in school: the sun was in our faces when taking pictures.
What we learned in school: that Delaware is smaller than a High School.
What we learned in school: teachers would bribe us with stickers.

What we learned in school: Time flies, when you’re having fun.
What we learned in school: Time doesn’t fly when you’re bored.
What we learned in school: That day we took pictures how bright was the sun?
What we learned in school: We sucked at music, we couldn’t hold a cord.

What we learned in school: I just bought a Honda Accord.
I hate it. I should have bought a Ford.


Safia muse
English 109
Mr. mike.
Woman at the wall.And the poem is she prays. That tonight while she is sleeping God will put all the names into Jar. And pull the one name out, that in the morning when she awakens she will find the name. Sleeping again into bed, that she won’t know any different. This poem I’m so interesting because her language easies to understanding how she wrote. Her poem talks about what she wants to wish to see at night. However, I like so much this poem because a pray it is important things people doing who has religious. She prays night so that show to me. She is religious.
I believe who pray at midnight God give what they want every things because my religious said that. And also everybody who has religious knows that. Religious it is important things treatment. I learn to pray midnight, warship God that was good thing because I know God has a powerful can give me the thing I need.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Introduction to Poetry

Its a Poem that has a deep meaning, that an individual who usually reads between the lines will quickly realize the true meaning of this poem.

For instance the lines;
I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide;
this simply means to take a closer look, beyond the written words and understand the actual words within before reaching a incomplete conclusion.

Also the line where it says, But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession ou of it. this again is another hint, that shows humans in general want to cross the finish line before getting to the starting line and again it emphasizes on patience in order to reach the true goal of any challenge we may face in life.

what they learn in school

what they learn inschool was my favorite poem. I realy agree what the auther Jerome stern wrote. and i like this part but they don't want them to have books that confront them with real ideas because that will by confuse thier values. i really agree that part becuase that is when i was young I wasn't like things like that and if I get idea from big books not my level I use to confused some times some real stores are very scared and kids head can not hold and understand

Boy, Waiting for a school bus

"A dozen ghosts are whining in the grove. Ditch and stubble fields, tar that never ends;a frozen dawn, a scattering of snow." This poem reminds me of when I had to ride the bus to school. i had to walk down a long driveway in the freezing weather and also having the snow blowing across the fields making it hard for me to see and breath.

What The Learn in School

"What They Learn in School" was one of the poems that I liked the most. The main purpose of this poem is to give all the kids the right message that many might have not gotten. The author clearly states what is right and what is wrong for the kids. By all the messages the author gives in the poem tells the readers how much he cares for the kids and how much success he wants kids to get in their future.

I loved this poem mainly because of the messages he wanted to get across by his lines in the poem.

And they mainly want to teach them not to question, not to challenge, not to imagine, but to be obedient and behave well so that they can hold them forever as children to their bosoms as the second millennium lunches towards its panicky close.

This is one of my favorite lines from the poem because it teaches the children a life lesson. Not to question the elders is a life-lesson for the kids. This stanza shows that he wants children to have the best future.

I,Too, Sing America...

"I, Too, Sing America." Is about slavery and how African americans were treated back in 1920s. This poem reminds me of my history class in middle school and how they would teach us abt Martin Luther King, Jr., his dream, and why we celebrate mlk day. My favorite line in the poem is " Tomorrow, I'll be at the table when the company comes. Nobody'll dare say to me, Eat in the kitchen."

Women At The Wall

Yes its true women are wall this poem remained me my mother when I was a little girl she used to waked me up for the prayer time and also she used to tell me to say anytime I want to do something say insha Allah means If God willing I will do this.

This is waht she does: she place her arm behind the neck of the name or around the name's shoulder,
she kisses the name on its forehead,that way mothers do.
she prays that tonight while she is sleeping God will put all the names into a jar and pull the one name out,that in the morning when she awakens
she will find the name sleeping agian in its bed,that she won't know any difference.

Lul Aden

Boy,waiting for a school bus
i remmber when i was in High school i used wake up early in the morring and my bus stop was far from my house and i have to walk there to catch my bus.Even though if ist snowing because my mom you used wake me up so this poem related to my life backing in my high school and when i read i realize my life when i was in high school. and i like the poem and its a lot of metaphore and i like the language and how they are explain and its really meaning ful.
The poem is
"frozen down.A scattering of snow"
spits a boy raw welcome,
waiting for a bus basid the road.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What They Learn in School

What They Learn in School by Jerome Stern was my favorite poem. My favorite line in line in the poem was "And They do want them to know all about this great land of ours so so they will be patriotic, But they don't want them to learn about the tragedy and pain in its real history because then they will be critical about this great land of ours and we will be passively taken over by foreign power." I liked this quote because it reminds me of my elementary school education and how they taught us about how thanksgiving was about how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims when they first came to America, but they never taught us about how the pilgrims took the Native Americans land and tryed to kill them.
I feel that this poem was trying to uncover the truths that some schools try to hide from kids so that they turn out how the society wants them to be.

Woman at the Wall

My mother always makes me say a prayer before going to bed its a cultural thing really. She was told while growing up, that God takes your soul every night and if you were good while you were awake, and said your prayer that he would return it to you in the morning. So when I read the poem "Women at the Wall" I thouhgt of my mother and how she worried everynight she she might not find us there in the morning.

Woman at the Wall
This is what she does:
she places her arm
behind the neck of the name
or around the name's shoulder,
she kisses the name on its forehead,
that way mothers do.
She prays
that tonight while she is sleeping
God will put all the names into a jar
and pull the one name out,
that in the morning when she awakens
she will find the name
sleeping again in its bed,
that she won't know any difference.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veterans Day

As I write this, I ask you to each individually to think what Veterans Day means you. For me personally means a day of thanks and memory to those who sacrificed themselves so we can safely have a November 11. 2010. Please out of respect reflect on the names of the link posted, there are 45 pages of names of veterans who have sacrificed themselves in Afghanistan and 95 pages of names of veterans from Iraq. These men and women are the reason why we can do what we can today. Many people knew that Lindsay Lohan went to jail in July of 2010, but did you know that 65 Americans lost their lives that month in just Afghanistan. http://icasualties.org/Iraq/Fatalities.aspx( Dont forget to click on the Afghanistan tab)


Help Stop the Stupid!

There is a lot of ignorance in the world this day and age. Common sense needs to be brought back into the world. And only people willing to use their brains can help!

So please, Don't be ignorant. Help Stop the Stupid.

Only together can we make the world an ignorance free place.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Journal 6 - The Simpsons!!!

Pop culture glamorizes violence and cheapens the value of education. It emphasizes the importance of material things and "bling" versus hard work, education, and nourishing relationships with family and friends. It portrays women as sex objects in movies and music videos.
I've been watching the Simpsons since i was in the 6th grade. One positive thing i have noticed/learned is that they always stick up for each other.The Simpsons constantly fight, but they always stay together and love each other. when push comes to shove they will always back each other up. one negative influence is that it contains some violence in it e.g the character homer strangles Bart every time he pisses him off.


Tudou is the most popular website to upload the videos and watch different kinds of show. It is the same as YouTube. Sometimes I cannot find the show that I want to watch in YouTube but I can find in Tudou. I always use Tudou to watch movie, drama and Japanese Animation. Sometimes I will use Tudou to research the new songs. I can watch some Hong Kong drama in Tudou daily. My mother always says that Tudou is bad to me and I agree with that. It is because I will watch drama at home all the day and I don’t spend the time to do my homework. Now I am control the time to use Tudou to watch drama and Japanese Animation. I know that education is more important than Tudou.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Journal 6-YouTube

YouTube is a website where users can upload, share and watch videos. YouTube is one of the top websites I use daily. I watch songs, movies and TV shows there and also when I want to know more about technologies and other good stuff I go to YouTube. I can say that YouTube has both positive and negative impact on my life. Whenever I am sad, I go to YouTube to watch songs and/or my favorite TV shows. Music is a great influence on me as well because I can listen to music when doing homework. However, in order to watch songs: YouTube is the only website I use. YouTube has negative impact on my life because when I go there I stay there till 1 hour or more which is very bad. It helps me cheer up but too much YouTube effects my education.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

journal6 batulo hassan

The big TV show I like to wacth is Deal Or No Deal is very fun and also is shows you how the people has a different lucky!! same of them are very lucky and other are unlucky because some of them they make more money some of them they lost their many that is showing you how the world is work and how the life is changing.some of the people who the luckest one they win house,car,labton or many other things.

To learn more about this program, please visit http://www.nbc.com/Deal_or_No_Deal/

Lul Aden journal

The movie that I was watched was Blood Diamond and it was made into south africa and it talks about how is african culture is and their life.that movie is so sad and it influence my life most of the poeple likes that movie and i watched more than five times that movie also talks about african culture i liked that movie and also i like the actor on that movie he is the best.
If you would like to read a review of this movie, please click here and visit


Lul Aden

Friday, November 5, 2010

Oprah Winfrey

Safia muse
Journal Six
My favorite Show is a Oprah showing. Oprah show so famous because of she travel all the world. And also she meets everyday different peoples in the show. She help poor families all the countries. For example she go to Africa and saw the country have problem. They don’t have heath care and their younger children do not have school education. Oprah helps these young children. She made to schools and pay money to serve these children their education. Sometime she meets doctors because of she wants to their people ask some question the doctors. Sometime I get good ideas because of different people in the show and everybody tell what happened. Oprah like society. Sometime she meet children because of she want to know their situation.

tyra banks

Tyra Banks is first African American model who became successful. because she makes many different things shows, actress ,singer she is also television personality she is grudge for American Next top model .she used be poor but now she prove her self and she became successful and she is famous every body know her almost. She made so many shows but my favorite show is next top model she the head she choose the best girl. Next Top Model girls go different places they take fun and it is good show I really like it because it is popular culture in America .In my life I have influence because I fell like I'm model girl. when I watch that show like the way she grudge model she look for so many things like the personality how beautify you are and so many others things and I fill I have all those things. To find out more about Tyra, you can visit


Thursday, November 4, 2010


Jamal Ali Journal Six
Dragon Ball ZGrowing up I was the biggest Dragon Ball Z fan. I watched every episode about three times. I drew characters from the show and some characters of my own that I though should be in the show. Every day before I went to school I would draw characters from the last episode, take the drawings with me and show off my artistic ability to all my friends. The show Dragon Ball Z influenced me to think outside of the box and to look at life from a different perspective. All though I was a smart child, the idea of flying and going to different planets seemed possible. My favorite character was Goku; I found his life relevant to mine. A normal kid with a boring life all the sudden discovers he has new powers and then decides to use them for good.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Ball_Z#Dragon_Ball_Z

Journal 6: MUSIC

Pop culture influences me in a positive and negative way. A positive is it lets me know what is going on around the world. A negative is that it makes you feel like you have to dress and act a certain way. The biggest pop culture influence on me is music. My favorite artists are Jack Johnson, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Silversun Pickups, and Matisyahu. But my all time favorite artist is Jack Johnson. He sing and writes alternative music. He has written music for movies and for Cd's. I like his music because it has an amazing melody. It very soothing music with a nice beat. There aren't any song that he hasn't sung that I don't like. My favorite album from him is In between Dreams and my favorite song is Banana Pancakes.


here is my favorite call of duty black ops video




So what if im a game geek im still prettier than u!!! =)

So ever since i can remember i have been intreged with video games. from the sega dream cast to modern day Xbox 360. I recently spend about 6+ hours a day playing call of duty modern warfare 2 the sixth game in the call of duty series, if I have absolutely nothing to do that day. i will typically wake up shower get ready and start gaming. and if i get bored of playing call of duty MW2 i will typically go to my computer and do some research. Although it isnt for school, i will research the next biggest game that i cannot wait for. It comes out in 4 days and 13 hrs and 49 min. from when im typing this. The game is called call of duty black ops the 7th game in the Duty series. i look up forums and you tube videos and always try to find something new. and when i start i cannot stop. I know you all are saying this kid has no life, but against contrary belief i do. Anyway this game attracts me so hard because i have alot of friends in the military, 5 to be exact and i feel that by playing this i get a concept of what they are doing out there on the battle field. and sometimes i can actually play with them while there overseas which i think is amazing. It also is a great way to relieve stress for me because i can kill some and not have any repercussions for my acttions its great. I love being able to keep in contact with my friends overseas and yet we can still do the things we do everyday while there still home its great.


Advertisements are most of the amricana popular culture that influenced me in my life, here in america. it's a new culture that h have learned from this country. advertisements are very importan fore busines in the country. in other words it's the bodle of hunting for sellers in this country. advertisements grabs the minds of individuals and parsuade them to buy something. it also moves the market fast. one of the the funniest that i liked was a quoate frome .......not finished

dont judge me, its derby.

One pop culture event that happens every year in my life is the Kentucky derby. It is the time of my life and I look forward to it every year. For me, it is the one week out of the year that I can let my wild side out and not be judged. It all started out as a few friends of mine would go every year, but as every year goes more and more people come with us and it gets just a little more interesting.
It all started out 2 years ago when I first had my Derby experience. I had seen people in costumes and decided to dress the part. So I wore nothing but a coconut bra and a grass skirt. I had a few "adult beverages" before, during, after, and everywhere else in between when I was there, but that is the norm at church hill down that time of year. My popularity at the derby started when there was a group of protesters standing outside the gate telling people," We are all sinners, we will all burn in hell, and that the military are baby killers." The last part of that did not sit with me well so I decided to do what do best, embarrass them. I started hula dancing on the street in front of them drawing a large crowd with people laughing and mocking the protesters. And that is where my nick name," The Hula Whore" came from.
The following year I felt like I had to top the first. As I was making the walk back to church hill downs last year. Many people recognized me from the years past. So I knew i had a reputation to live up to. It happened to rain this year and me and my friends were never more so excited. We pulled out the slip and slide in the middle of the mud pit and decided to wrestle as we had a very large crowd chant, " USA, USA, USA".
The reason the derby means so much to me is that it is not only a reunion of all my marine friends, but it is a moment that we all can for one day be ourselves and not have to worry about anything at all or the repercussions.

Journal 6- Movies

Movies today, have a major impact on all Americans life's. Most citizens in this country love movies or go out to movie theaters to hang out. It has influenced me too, because i always like to go out and see new movies and some movies even give me a positive aspect on life. There are many movies that you can learn from and that are good for the American culture.
One movie that i liked is Dodge ball. It has had a positive impact because i loved sports. It always shows how competitive people are in life and i got that from this movie. I am very competitive when it comes to sports. Also right when this movie came out on DVD, i watched it like 10 times in one week. It was a comedy and those are my favorite types of movies. This movie shows that if you work hard you can achieve goals that you have. In this movie the underdog team works really hard and ends up winning the championship.

Journal 6-Music

Something that has influenced my life is music. The things that influence me in music are the way that these people dress or what kind of cars these people have.
The thing that I enjoy the most in music is techno. I feel that techno calms my mind. When I turn on a techno song I feel that the beat makes my mind at ease. When I am feeling down or am very stressed I will listen to techno because it relaxes me. One of the techno artists that I listen to is Dj Tiesto. He is one of the most famos techno artists out there. I like him because I think that the beats he make are very intricate and very enjoyable. This is why I enjoy techno music.

Journal 6-Music

Popular culture influences my life by listening to music in positive and negative ways. A positive way is it helps you with your rhythm and dancing and I always listen to it when I'm in my car or hanging out with all my friends. A negative way is some of the lyrics aren't always the best to listen to and send out a bad message to younger people.

My favorite muscial artist is Taylor Swift. She is a country singer and I love all of her songs because they have a good melody and just really fun to sing too! Especially her new album, i think it's the best so far. Here is the link to learn more about Taylor Swift..

Rupert Grint in Pop Culture

Movies have played a large part in many peoples lives. Movies that start out as books are my favorite. Some films that I have really enjoyed watching are the Harry Potter movies. The fact that movies take so long to make, helps keep the buzz up about the films. I cannot even tell you how long I have spent waiting for the books to come out, reading the books, looking up actor news trying to find out what actors were playing which character, then actually watching the movies and putting up reviews. At one point I was so obsessed that I even had a mugglenet email account. (for those of you who dont know what Mugglenet is, it is the largest most up to date website for all things Harry Potter) When the movies started coming out in 2001 I was too young to really understand the difference between real life and film so I didnt pay much attention to the actors and actresess. Once I was old enough to realize that "Ron" wasn't really Ron, and that Harry was actually Dan, I started spending hours in front of the computer looking them up.
My favorite person from the movies is definitely Rupert. I love him!!
I have seen all the movies he has ever done and everytime he grows up some more I find him more fun and genuine. The films he has worked on other than Harry Potter are listed on IMDB. here the link http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342488/

My favorite photo him is the one he did for a cover of Vanity Fair here is the photo and another is the picture when harry and ron are stuck in the flying car :)

The Video Game culture - Joel Caserta

Video games have changed a lot in the years since Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, PacMan, and the other classics from the late eighties and early nineties. I'm happy that I was there for the classics, I almost missed them. Had I missed Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros. It would definitely impact my way of gaming. I've played a tonne of video games. I would go on to own almost every Nintendo console, (except for Super NES, which I had a Sega Mega Drive instead of.) And it would lead to endless hours of fun for me. Eventually, I would move onto Microsoft's Xbox 360, where I would become a huge fan of the Xbox's exclusive titles. Halo: a futuristic science fiction first person shooter, chronicling the experiences of a Spartan-II super soldier, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as "The Master Chief," in his fight against a brutal alien Hegemony known as the Covenant. Mass Effect, a Science Fiction Role-playing game, chronicling Commander Sheppard, a human war-hero that's been inducted into an elite multi-race police force known as "The Spectres" and his quest to bring a Spectre gone rogue to justice. Gears of War, a Third person shooter following the story of Marcus Fenix, a soldier wrongfully imprisoned after a monkey trial for desertion. Who is tasked with saving his people from annihilation of the brutal Locust Hordes.

More recently, however, I've started to move away from console gaming as my primary source of entertainment. Instead, though the Valve Corporation's Digital Delivery software: "Steam," it opened up a number of games exclusively for PC. Including Half-Life, where a theoretical physicist from MIT, Dr. Gordon Freeman, is placed at the epicentre of an alien invasion, and he finds himself fighting to survive both the Aliens, and a special Black Operations Unit from the United States Marine Corps sent in to cover it up. And Fallout, a role-playing game set in post apocalyptic America after nuclear war devastated the United States, and an insane doctor has created an army of Mutants to take control of the world.

All in all, Video games have done nothing but get better and better. And I can only imagine what I'll be playing ten years down the road.

For general Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Game