I Survived High-School
"Welcome to White Oak High School, home of the Vikings." The speech given to any fool unfortunate enough to enroll in this school.
My first high school had an unhospitable atmosphere. It had the distinction of having the highest murder rate of any school in North Carolina.
The school's undercover narcotics officer, Randy, was killed in the faculty parking lot. A car pulled up, and a black tinted window rolled down. The passenger in the back seat shot him once in the head with a handgun, then the car sped away. Randy was killed instantly, and the people in the car were never caught.
I tried never to go anywhere on-campus alone. I usually walked with two or three girls that I knew I could trust.
My father taught me to fight. He took to Camp Lejeune with him and had me watch the Marines training for hand to hand combat. He taught me how to fight with a knife, to shoot a gun and to find the weakness in any opponent I might have. The skills I learned helped me defend myself and my friends from the perils that awaited us.
Seven people were killed at White Oak in the year and a half I was there. I knew three of them. One was a friend.
"Because of our students wide ethnic background, they have learned compassion for their fellow students. Sixty-two percent of our student body is made is made up of minorities, yet we do not experience the racial tension found at other schools. Our students live in harmony with each other. They have respect for the culture of others. Our students are an example for other high schools." A quote from Tom Pittman, a member of the school board. This was his opening for a speech given to the PTA after some parents expressed concern over the violence reported by their children.
Nikki, April and Mark held me against the wall. I could only watch as Kisha and Lina beat up Shantelle. They broke her wrist. They said she was a disgrace to the black people of the world.
Except for the main entrance, which was only used by guests (it was off limits to students), all of the doors to the building had metal detectors.
Today, the definition of the term “liberal” is relatively uncontested, and its content is relatively well defined. A liberal today is someone who advocates for governmental solutions to various problems, not for unaided individual freedom. Liberals today trust and call for governmental action, not for the type of self-determination supported by Hoover. Contemporary liberals believe in individual freedom, but they typically advocate f...
They had rats in there class. Kids wrote books about how there school was so dirty they would find rats everywhe...
After spending the night near some slave cabins, Turner and his men attempted to attack another house, but were repulsed. Several of the rebels were captured. The remaining force then met the state and federal troops in final skirmish, in which one slave was killed and many escaped, including Turner. In the end, the rebels had stabbed, shot and clubbed at least 55 white people to death ("Nat Turner 's
Liberalism is an ideology which advocates equality of opportunity for all within the framework of a system of laws. It includes a belief in government as an institution whose primary function is to define and enforce the laws. Furthermore, a Constitution, must be developed not solely by one ruler but by representatives of the elite groups. Therefore, liberalism invariably involves a belief in the need for legislative bodies which represent the influential groups. The Constitution then defines ...
On March 25, 1931 the Southern Railroad's Chattanooga to Memphis freight with two dozen or so people, and it consisted of mainly men looking for a job. While on the train a stone throwing fight erupted between the black and white men on the train. Soon after the blacks succeeded in throwing all but one of the white men off the train, Orville Gilley was pulled back on after the train accelerated to a dangerous speed. After the whites were forced off the train they went to the nearest police station and reported that the black men on the train had assaulted them. The white youth lied because they were the men who had started the fight in the first place. When the train pulled into the train station the police captured nine of the black men on a flat back truck and took them to jail in Scottsboro.
By the end of this, liberalism as a system or as a philosophy in governing
This topic has brought out a lot of ideas that have been storming inside of my head for a while now. The topic I have chosen is that simply High school and how that has affected me a ton. Now how has this affected me you may ask well it has changed my responsibility's and changed my life. Well every morning I have to wake up early and be so tired the last thing I truly want to do is go to school well someone has to do it and that someone is me. School is really boring and half the stuff if not more you will never use but you must still learn it all if you ever want to be successful in life. i am here to tell you that I have accomplished years of high school and can accomplish those hard years of college. Thank you for your
When I was entering into High School, I tried to join as many clubs as I can, since I wanted not only to be superior in grades, but also extracurricular activities. So as usual, I joined Key Club. At first volunteering at the events was fun, but as I went to more events, it felt as if it was a chore. I did not feel any passion; it was rather tiresome.
Everyone seemed to be having the time of their lives, the feeling of being free from high school finally sinking into their minds. Forgetting about all of their problems for the night, and letting loose. My mom always says that I’ll regret this when I grow up; not living the full high school experience. But what is really considered the “high school experience”? It is just going to parties, homecoming dances, prom, and being in relationships? How cliché.
To understand these morality and mutual support government has a number of key themes that I will explain in this paragraph. The first key theme is the individual and his/her rights in the liberalism. The liberalism is the hearts of the individuals (Harrison and Boyd 202). Each individual has equal value and they are capable to understand what is good or bad for them. Equality and justice are the best form to understand the liberalism. Some individual claims that as a matter of fact, they think that some individual act rationally and choose what they need to be in their own interests. In the 20th century, liberals have promoted the homosexual rights, gender and racial equality, rights for the disabled and civil rights in general (Harrison and Boyd 203). Liberals are also given the authority of the freedom of speech and with that we have the authority to say what is right or wrong. The second key theme is a belief in progress. Belief in progress, we can say that how the individual (human nature) believe in themselves that they can do anything they wish want to do and they are aware that what is bad or good for them. Liberals look to the future with optimism and believe that social improvements not only possible and desirable but is also likely to take place over the long term (Harrison and Boyd 204). The third key theme is the commitment to freedom. The liberal attitudes to the human nature, progress and the individual, all come together in the very high value place of freedom (Harrison and Boyd 204). This freedom includes so many freedoms. For example, freedom of nations and groups oppression, freedom of economic activity, and freedom of thought and expression. Freedom cannot be absolute, there must be restraint who in exercising their own liberty (Harrison and Boyd 205). The government should therefore create the condition in which moral life is possible and the wildest possible
The meaning to this quote is remembering the past and wanting to go back either to switch the past or live in the past once again. To quote really relates to my high school journey because there was a point where I didn't care for school, and I slacked off by not turning in assignments, and not doing homework. If I could go back in time to freshman year I would make better life decisions. I would take my classes seriously.
Let’s flash back in time to before our college days. Back to then we had lunch trays filled with rubbery chicken nuggets, stale pizza, and bags of chocolate milk. A backpack stacked with Lisa Frank note books, flexi rulers, and color changing pencils. The times where we thought we wouldn’t make it out alive, but we did. Through all the trials and tribulations school helped build who I am today and shaped my future. From basic functions all the way to life-long lessons that helped shape my character.
My first day was great, all we did was get introduced and didn’t do any work. I was nervous at first because I thought that I would walk into a wrong class. I think everyone thinks high school is serious, but we all will remember “good morning Hollister high, today’s lunch is a hot dog.” There’s not much difference between middle school and high school.
Obesity occurs in all countries and it is one of the gravest problems in modern society. Obesity problems have become one matter of concern for individuals all around the world. What is more is that Obesity rates continue to rise all around the world. One of the chief causes is unhealthy diets. Obesity is also due to lack of exercise and lack of education and awareness. Therefore obesity has various effects including the risk of suffering from a range of health conditions, increased expenditure on health care and lack of self-esteem.