For my campus immersion activity, I watched the movie The Hunting Ground. This movie is a documentary based on college students and their struggles they have encountered about begin sexually assaulted on their campus. Throughout this movie, I found myself almost in tears, or clenching my blanket so tight because it was so difficult and frustrating to hear these victim’s stories and how they almost always never received the help they were hoping for from their own universities. Hearing statistics repeatedly mentioned about how colleges could have over 200 reported sexual assaults, but have only 1 expulsion, or only have 10 suspensions, is completely ridiculous and inconceivable. What is it going to take for these colleges to step up and help these victims and hold the assailants accountable?
In The Prairies, William Cullen Bryant writes about the prairies in Illinois which to him seem peaceful and serene. Bryant 's view of the prairies goes hand in hand with Emerson 's statement of "The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth becomes part of his food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows" (Chapter 1, Nature 510). As Bryant gazes at the prairies he is captivated and subsequently lost in its beauty "These are the garden of the Desert, these
In “The Glass Castle”, Jeannette Walls details the conditions in which she and her three siblings are raised under by their parents, Rose and Rex Walls. Walt Disney had this quote that explained how he doesn 't believe in playing down to his children and that some parents attempt to hide things about the world from children. One may believe that Walt Disney’s quote about playing down to children is one that perfectly describes Rex and Rose Walls’ parenting style. They give the illusion that they portray parents who don 't believe in playing down to their children. On the contrary though as they are just abusive and horrible parents that abandon and exploit their children and disguise their horrible acts as early life lessons.
In the short stories, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Wildwood” by Junot Diaz, there are a similar type of theme and main character. Both short stories utilize a theme of freedom and a main character that goes along with the theme. The main character is one that is “held back” and wants to have freedom, but there is an antagonist that is preventing that from happening. However, towards the end of the story, there is a plot twist and change in the mindset of the main character.
The poem “From this Height” by Tony Hoagland explores the ideas of the power of wealth, individual versus society, and the circle of life. The speaker, a very wealthy man, uses his money to support his opulent lifestyle. His wealth gives him a very affluent place in society and access to many things a middle class man would only dream of. The speaker struggles with the fact that society played a huge role in his success, yet most people do not get to life the way that he does. The idea of the “circle of life” gives the speaker a reason to justify the way he uses his money and lives his life, because he realizes “it would be a sin not to enjoy” all that he has been blessed with.
Crack!! I heard the twisting of bones coming from every tackle that knocked the players down.It was professional football players that I watched on my T.V. with my older brother bored out of our minds.We decided to go to the park and play soccer,and after watching that game of football I hoped that our friends were not and would not invite us to play,and of course they did.I did not think that our friends would pressure me so much just to play football.
After we said our goodbyes, I left Sam and Carolyn at the restaurant and went back to Efren’s Livery. Hey there; Big Jake I called. He came bounding around the corner wagging that stump of a tail. Boy did you miss me, I asked? Of course he did; Efren said coming up behind. He lies by the door and keeps watch for you. I’m still gonna get me one of them Boomyehs or Boomerneighs or whatever you call them. I laughed out loud and Big Jake started barking at both of us. It’s Bouvier I corrected.
Charles W. Chesnutt was an author that had a unique style of writing. In his story, The House Behind The Cedar there were four distinct ways he told some of the main plots. First, he tells us in vivid detail about how the wealthy whites and poor black lived and how they act. Then he tries to tell us the trails and tribulation of Rena and John in a way that makes us want to feel sorry and excited to see how they get out of it. Next, Charles writes about a love triangle, but with more depth. It seems like he wanted everyone to decide who is a better match for Rena. Lastly, he gives us a very sad ending where Rena dies that makes you wanna cry.
Sammy: Hollis Woods is a foster child who doesn’t like to stay in one place for long. She made herself the reputation of being a handful. One thing Hollis loved to do was draw. She drew several memories in her life and always had a special meaning of her own to them all. Hollis was placed with the Regan family. Mr. Regan, Izzy, and their son, Steven. The Regan’s were different from all the other familiar she had ever been sent to. It took Hollis a while but she grew happy with the family. Her and Steven were very close. Steven was the big brother she never had. He taught her things and liked to get into trouble with Mr. Regan. The Regan’s were going to
The balloons are out, the flowers are in bloom, I smell summer. I smell a summer like no other. Not because the groundhog came out early this year, or because I was one year older, but because I was a graduate, from Gilkey International middle school (finally). Sophie comes up to me yelling, super excited for the night ahead, graduation. As we rehearse our ceremony, in our high inched heels and dainty fake eyelashes Charlie runs up behind us screaming in our ear jumping us out of our own skin. He laughs, we pretend to be delerious but how could we really be? Gilkey was over, we were all done there was really nothing more to fuss about. As the day comes to a close, and the festivities begin. We lign up, all dressed up and ready to go until something
POP! The sound of the softball in the glove brought a smile to my face! I threw on my dark green softball uniform, not knowing that today I was going to be the newest softball pitcher on the team! Being a softball pitcher was tough at first, but every day that I had practiced, I got better and better. Having a dad that is a softball coach, has also motivated me to work my hardest, and do my best. I was only in third grade, when I decided to become a softball pitcher. I worked every day, doing the best that I could. Sometimes I was right in the strike zone, other times it was “miles” over the catcher's head. For a small 9 year old girl I guess I was pretty good. I had always admired Jennie Finch, wanting to be like her someday. Taking many pitching
Noah Chamberlin, of Pinson, vanished Thursday evening and has not been found in spite of a gigantic pursuit. "We have absolute confidence we 're going to discover Noah and bring him home safe," Chester Area Sheriff Blair Weaver said Saturday, WBBJ-television reported. He doesn 't trust the kid 's vanishing was the aftereffect of unfairness. He tweeted that Sunday 's inquiry would include simply prepared law requirement. Noah was climbing with his grandma and 4-year-old sister in the forested areas behind his grandma 's home in Pinson at the season of his vanishing. "They sat down to talk and she was paying consideration on the granddaughter, and when she pivoted he was gone," Tom Mapes, a representative for the Madison Region Sheriff 's Office
The glowing pumpkin glowed brighter as the knife got closer. The reason is that that pumpkin came from a pumpkin patch,but this pumpkin patch wasn't regular. The pumpkin came from The Hollow Pumkin Patch where all pumkins are all cursed. So one day Mary Louis went to The Hollow Pumpin Patch ( but she didnt know about the curses) She picked the biggest pumkin and left. On her way back she saw her freind Emily Courville. Emily asked, "Where did you get that pumkin from"? "The Hollow Pumpkin Patch" Mary replied. Emily drop everything she had and ran she dissapeered on the corner. "Weird", Emily mumbled. But she did not know why Emily ran ,it was because she knew that pumpkin was cursed and knew exactly what will happen. After Emily dropped all her stuff Mary relized that thet had a pumpkin pie recipe right o the side walk she picked up and ran all the way home.
The Trail To Seven Pines is a book involving the revered Hopalong Cassidy in the Wild West of the late 1800’s. Hopalong is a drifter who helps out those in need. He has a very stern demeanor that he often uses to entice his opponents. It starts out with Cassidy riding along when he spot a group of riders riding along the bottom of the mammoth canyon wall. Immediately, he decides to follow them and after a while hears some shots. Further along, he finds the bodies of the stage coach driver and lookout. He goes into town to try and find the murderers and meets some old friends of his at the Rocking R ranch. He finds out that the Rocking R and 3G are in a range war over land. He is then in a precarious predicament because he wants to find the