Its Tuesday August 26 2016, i’m sitting in the passenger seat of a sand colored Honda civic the green lights on the dashboard clock read 12:34 in the morning. In the car with me is are my best friend Maddie is sitting in the drivers seat as it is his car and my other two friends Brianna and Aron are sitting in the back seat. Maddie has been my best friend for six years now we had gone through elementary, middle school and high school together I honestly couldn 't imagine a day in my life where she wasn 't there for me. Conversation is easy when we all get together perhaps its because we spend so much time apart with work and school coming together like this where our schedules match up is a rare and thoroughly taken advantage of. We are all excited because you see today isn 't just any other day were we go out a 10 in the afternoon and come back in the late early mornings, no tonight we were celebrating because Maddie was leaving to the mainland to start school in California.
On the 9th of October, Robert Sheldon was found lying on the tainted red grass of Oak Park. The park was described to be “about two blocks square, with a fountain in the middle and a small swimming pool for little kids.” Police investigators ran through a body analysis showing Sheldon was stabbed by a switchblade around two-thirty in the morning. Hours later after the body was found, police went around asking Sheldon’s family and friends. Three kids, who are witnesses say Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade were responsible.
Benjamin Banneker was a huge self educated mathematician, astronomer, complier of almanacs and also a writer all at the same time. Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s, Maryland. A free black man who owned his own property with a farm close to Baltimore, Banneker was very self educated in astronomy an mathematics. He was later called to help in the surveying of territory for the construction of the nations capital. Benjamin Banneker also became an active writer of almanacs and exchanged letters with Thomas Jefferson, politely challenging him to do to ensure racial equality.
Henry Wirz was perhaps one of the most controversial people involved in the Civil War. Many people saw him as a monster, the man responsible for the numerous deaths at the Andersonville Prison, while others thought he was just a scapegoat for the higher-ups, the man blamed for their mistakes. The only man hung for Civil War crimes, Henry Wirz was charged with the slaughter of over 13,000 of the prisoners who were kept in the Andersonville Prison. But where did his story begin?
In 2004, Doug Levitt started a journey that would change his life forever. He traveled on Greyhound buses and met people who were struggling to get by. He was inspired by the people he met and decided to write songs and stories about them. Doug traveled via Greyhound buses for eight years. He also took thousands of pictures.
Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7th,1975, in Hampton,Virginia) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. As the first pick in the 1996 NBA Draft for the Philadelphia 76ers,Iverson became one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history,despite his small (6 '0") stature. His career scoring average of 27.1 points per game is fifth all-time. Iverson was also the 2000–2001 NBA Most Valuable Player and lead the 76ers to the NBA Finals that post-season. People say that Iverson is among the greatest guards of his age and one of the best scorers in the history of NBA
19 year old kid wonder “The Boy from Bowral” Donald George Bradman excels in his first-class debut match for NSW at Sheffield Shield in Adelaide. The young man and NSW were up against South Australia, going head to head in the gentleman’s game. He concluded with a historic 118 runs, making him the twentieth Australian in history to achieve a century in their first-class debut game. He showcased the main aspects of his natural game – quick footwork, confidence and the ability to score runs in a hurry.
Marcus Jamal Hopson, also known as Hopsin, is a lyricist and a rapper who believes that not knowing is okay but not trying to learn is not and that being strange is okay. First, he states, “At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks as long as you’re happy.” This shows how he doesn’t care about people thinking he is strange or weird as long as happiness is the main goal. “You wanna succeed. You have to try or one day you’ll get older and regret it all because you can’t provide.”
For my Quaker essay I focused on John Woolman. He was British-American Quaker leader and abolitionist whose Journal is recognized as one of the classic records of the spiritual inner life. John was born on October 19, 1720 in Rancocas, New Jersey and died on October 7, 1772, while on a trip to England John Woolman died of smallpox. He is best known for his Journal, and for his lifelong work to end slavery. Both were sources of inspiration to the emerging abolitionists of his day, and continue to inspire readers today.
The Indispensable Love, Friendship In the book “The Four Loves” Lewis says that Friendship, is the least natural of all four loves explained. He backs this up by pointing out that we can live without friendship. He explains that the Greeks believed that forming friendships was an action that raised people to the level of angels or gods. I have asked myself many times ‘’How do I choose my friends?
Ellie Schuckman rolls her bowling bag into the Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley. Inside, children celebrate their birthday parties under the glow-in-the-dark lights. The sound of crashing pins surrounds Schuckman. After getting assigned a lane and studying the alley’s oil patterns, she takes her two balls — one blue and the other blue and gold — out of the bag. With loud pop music playing overhead, Schuckman puts on her wrist guard and lines herself up with the pins.
Tristan Lucas Tripp/U.S. History 5/27/16 Culper, Samuel Culper Abraham Woodhull was born in Setauket, Long Island, New York, in 1750. During the American Revolution, he became a member of the Culper Spy Ring, which provide George Washington with invaluable information that helped Washington make key battle moves. Woodhull’s normal life saw him as a farmer. Growing up in Setauket, Long Island you’d think that he lived the obtuse life of a normal farmer.