Recently, a named Sgt. Jonathan Whaley preformed a heroic action to reunite a lost animal with its owner. The Alabama officer drove Kai, the lost animal, 770 miles to reunite the animal with its family. The dog’s owner, McKenzie Catron, was killed in a tragic accident, and St. Whaley was the first to arrive as the scene of the accident. The officer learned that a dog was involved, and rescued the animal before bringing him home.
There are no two words in the sports dictionary that make me cringe more than “franchise tag”. So, when Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller posted on his Instagram Thursday that there is “No Chance” he’d play under the franchise tag next season, I was filled with smug satisfaction — and reminded how ridiculous the concept of the franchise tag really is. To an outsider, myself included, Miller’s rejection of the Broncos’ offer was baffling, at first. A six-year, $114.5 million contract (reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter) would have me whipping out my pen and asking where to sign.
One summer, there was a kid named Dean Gullberry and Dean liked to play the game of basketball. Dean would always go out to the river court and do what he does best. Dean had three best friends that he had always spent time with 24/7 playing basketball and just hanging out. His friends Ben Dover who lived across the street from Dean, Dixie Normous who Dean met at the river court but didn’t go to his school, and Jack Koffing who Dean met playing travel ball back at Compton. Dean Gullberry had always wanted to play in his city’s basketball league but people kept on saying that he wasn’t good enough, strong enough or big enough to be in the league.
Three days after the four freshman protested, they were in the newspaper and sparked recognition. More than 300 students participated in the protest. students from N.C. A&T, Bennett college, and Dudley High School sat in every possible seat in the F.W Woolworth store. The protest rose so fast that there were even white
“It is your reaction to adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Two different people, who both endured slavery were continuously being knocked down, were able to achieve greatness and respect. Sadly, both of these upstanding men bore slavery, they had extremely incompatible experiences in slavery. Booker was freed in his teenage years and did not bear heinous and sinister acts against him; on the other hand Fredrick witnessed and withstood twisted actions that no one deserves.
America was founded on multiple principles, one of them being that America is supposed to be a country where people can say what they want and believe what they want without being punished. Over the past couple years however, more and more people who are standing up for their beliefs, are being punished, specifically 17 NFL players who have decided not to stand during the national anthem. Many news outlets have had opinions from NFL owners, players, and fans about the protest, but not a lot of media has had opinions from military veterans. I wanted to get a true military perspective from a veteran who wouldn’t hold anything back. Richard Carter has served in the military under the Air Force for 8 years and in the reserve for two years.
Furthermore, Winston always believed that a person should always fight for what is right, and that is what he did. With Winston leading his country against Germany, he led with an attitude of bravery and confidence, similar to how the British were feeling at that time. For example, Winston Churchill gave one of his most iconic speeches on the special day of June 4, 1940, where he used his words to inspire people to stand up for the Allies. As a politician he even gave a speech to Parliament and told them he had, “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” (history.com) He was showing that he himself was ready to fight as well.
I do too agree with Dickerson’s arguments. Her use of statistics helps see this issue from a scientific point of view. Some people think that schools shootings are every day events, when in fact American schools are amongst the safest places in the country. Thank you for sharing your experience with us about the time you were at a store and someone had a fire gun. Even though, guns are allowed in certain places, is almost impossible do not feel threaten by it.
I have to agree with you Elizabeth, that Benjamin Franklin is what we consider to be the quintessential American. More specifically, because of his work ethic, independence, and innovation. What I really enjoyed about reading the works of Thomas Paine was his passion for America 's freedom and liberty! You chose two very important American predecessors, who essentially founded America and the American character today. I chose Black Hawk and Walt Whitman as my two favorite authors for this semester.