We had been on a flight for about three hours, and I was very scared, because that was my first time on a plane. We were sightseeing in Arizona for a day or two, taking pictures and shopping around the local stores, looking for cool stuff to bring home for our families. The day after, we were supposed to take a van for a 12 hour trip to Puerto Penasco, to the Penasco del Sol Hotel. That
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
With Pearl Harbor, the attack was by an enemy nation that everyone was aware of during the second world war. It was directly focused on a military base. 9/11 is completely in the contrary. “‘We don’t know who the hell the enemy is,’”(USA Today, 1D). Also, the two hits on the twin towers, were not aimed at military bases.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Not only were thousands of innocent lives taken on that day, but soon after, a certain religion called Islam was attacked. In the end, though, September 11 made our country a whole again. Helaina Hovitz was 12 years old on the day of the attacks. The day started out as a normal day for her, walking to school with her friend. She was in first period science when suddenly a hijacked plane hit the North Twin Tower, and soon another hit the South Tower.
There are over 132,000 public and private K-12 schools and over 2,600 universities across the nation (U.S. Department of Education). It is highly likely that as a kid, you were subject to random fire drills during the school day usually about once a month. These drills came as a surprise every time but were a break from the boring day of elementary schooling. However, after being in college for just over 4 months, it has become the bane of my existence. But don’t tell me you wouldn’t be peeved if you found out that your 8 AM lecture was
The flight took 16 hours, technically 2 days, We’re almost to the shore of California beach, California looks so beautiful from up here, all the light scattered across the ground. We finally got off the plane, my dad which I haven’t seen in years drove us to an apartment, 3 days after Meadowbrook Middle School starts teaching, for those 3 days we went around and eat new food, greet the neighbors. The first day of a new school in years, I’m shy, so I couldn’t make any friends, it was just me and my sister for the few first weeks, during that time I lost all connections with my Vietnamese friends, they all left my group chat and I never knew why. I couldn’t make new friends, I never had to, I was in my old school my whole life, friends come and go, they usually approach my group (the whole class because the school was small) and that’s how I made new friends, but now seeing that I’m the only one without a group, I was scared that they wouldn’t accept me. I start to over exaggerate everything.
This just goes to show that humanity can be expressed anywhere. “The people of Gander, a town of no more than 10,000, looked at all those planes lined up at the airport and didn’t think of terrorism, didn’t see potential attacks. They just wanted to help.” (Dvorak). This also shows bravery by them because they did not know what was going to come off of the planes. Some may think, they didn’t have to do that, it was very dangerous.
“Every year 42,773 American’s die in the United States by suicide” according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide changed my life because I lost my best friend. Who would 've thought that would have ever happened? It doesn’t really cross our minds until someone in our family commits suicide. I never really knew what suicide really was, or I would joke about it all the time not knowing what it could do to a whole family.
I go through the whole phase where I want all my facts to make me sound cool and interesting. Then I go through a phase where I think I have no interesting facts about myself. Last, but not least, I went through the phase where I just dug deep and found some facts that could be labeled as interesting. Obviously I would write about what I’m good at first. It just so happens that I have always been great at arguing.
One simple mistake can cost you five years in federal prison and $250,000 fine. Steven Lopez-Bender now learned to not mysteriously wave a green laser from an apartment window. Currently is in court put on trial for his case A helicopter pilot noticed the laser while 1,000 feet in the air. As the helicopter was going to land it was hit a fourth time. Since October twelve out of 5,352 lasers have been struck in New Jersey.
Joe had been working for a company called General Electric (GE) training new employees how to inspect weaponry on fighter jets. Joe B. has inspected and stamped many jets including F-16’s, F-15’s, F-14’s, A-10’s and many more. He got the news from his friend that day that a tower has been hit in NY by a plane. When the first plane crashed he thought it was an accident, but when the South Tower was hit he knew that it was terrorism. Joe didn’t have any relatives
Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara grows to 4,000 acres overnight, putting about 140 homes at risk and closing down major freeways according to federal officials. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon on coastal hills north of Santa Barbara. It had moved through overgrown hillsides and canyons that have not been burned in over 60 years because of the hot and dry weather and notorious “sundowner” winds. Sundowners, similar to Santa Ana winds, fuel many of the fires in the Santa Barbara County. Highway 101 was temporarily shut down along the Gaviota Coast, for the second night in a row, on Thursday and was reopened around 5 a.m. on Friday.
Vice President Dick Cheney was to be in charge of the domestic terrorism investigation group. (9/11 ATTACK ON PENTAGON, 2006) The research conducted was not enough as there were cameras, metal detectors and x-ray machines at Portland yet the hijackers were able to board the planes with prohibited
AREA 51 Area 51 is a government research ground as well as a top-secret military base approximately one-hundred miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Although a lot about this area is not much of a secret, as of 2013 the only public access allowed is to Extraterrestrial Highway. Even on this highway the ground is surveyed with drones and ground sensors. No one can get close to Area 51 without the base being notified. Members of Area 51 use whatever force necessary to keep the public away from the secret grounds.