The book that I chose to read for the first quarter is called “The Princess of Iowa”. This book was written by M. Molly Backes. I was really excited to read this book because it mentioned Iowa on the front cover. This book is about a teenage girl named Paige who is from Iowa. She is very popular and her life seems to be perfect. That all changes, when one day, she gets in a crash and her friends begin to treat her like an outsider. All of the sudden, her dreams of becoming homecoming queen change, and the crash changes Paige’s perspective on how she has been living her life.
Schooled by Gordan Korman is about a boy named Capricorn Anderson who learns about that there are friends to back you up, friendship and reveals that you shouldn’t be pushed around because your friends are always there to stand up for you. Capricorn Anderson is not an average 13 year old. He has never had any friends or been to school with others. He was homeschooled all his life with his hippie grandmother, Rain. All he had was Rain, but when Rain breaks her hip, Capricorn has to go live with the Donnellys and go to C Average Middle School. As soon as Capricorn enters the school, he is the number one target for Zach Powers. Zach is confident that it’s his year to be number one, but when Zach makes Cap the student president everthing goes the opposite of what he had expected. Naomi, the most popular girl in school, Lena’s friend has a crush on Zach and is positively sure that he become her boyfriend, but when the new kid, Cap comes to school her mind slowly changes.
In the play, “The Crucible,” there is a series of changes among some of the characters. One of the characters that has change is Reverend Hale. Reverend Hale is the “spiritual doctor” that is needed in Salem to help solve the problem of witchcraft. Hale has strong beliefs in witchcraft, but by the end his whereabouts begin to change. No one but Hale has different thoughts about the witchcraft in Salem.
If young adults at the age of 18 are old enough to vote and enlist in the army, then why can they not purchase and consume alcohol? Over the years, the set drinking age has been a controversial topic among society. Some people believe the MLDA (Minimum Legal Drinking Age) should stay at the age of 21 because it is safer for their kids. However, lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 would change the standards of alcohol as it encourages those of legal adulthood to make responsible decisions as adults, learn to control binge drinking and promote less automobile accidents.
The ongoing debate about the drinking age is a close one. Some say that lowering it will bring disastrous consequences; others say keeping it the same is not doing any good. Yet, most of these opinions are from much older adults that have no idea the way the younger adults perceive things. It is important for the opinions of these younger voices to be heard as well, seeming as they will be most affected. As I am apart of such a generation, I must say that I am for lowering the drinking age.
Ashley Kuhl Mr.Assareh English I 21 March 2016 The Great Depression The Great Depression was started with many things, but the main reason can be traced back to “October 29, 1929” , also known as Black Tuesday, Black Tuesday was the day that the stock market crashed. The stocks fell “10-15 billion dollars” on that day. The great depression began right after the Roaring Twenties when women gained independence and dancing was on the rage. Why in time where the economy was good and everyone was living comfortably would the economy take such a downfall.
Congress and Presidents’ tried to prevent the abuse of alcoholism by passing a law (National Minimum Age Drinking Act) to lower the possibilities of having more accidents, but with the law being created more than a million teens around the world haven’t abided by this law. Imagine that you had a bottle of whiskey that contained seventy-five percent of alcohol and later on you were wasted trying to get to your vehicle so you can drive home, but you got caught driving drunk by a police officer. What could you have done to prevent that from happening? 1) Being responsible and 2) Have a designated driver that would drive you home and 3) Don’t drink at all! Overwhelming the results of seventy-seventy percent of the American public had disagreed with lowering the drinking age from twenty-one years old to a younger age.
Samantha has a history with AJ. They used to go to elementary school together, but after a while, AJ switched schools, because Kaitlyn and Samantha bullied him about his stuttering. AJ returned, with his stuttering gone, holding a huge grudge against Samantha. Samantha was unaware of this situation because she
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults have a mental disorder. Mental illness can lead to being unaware, death, and an unreliable narrator. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe the narrator plans to murder a man with what he describes as a vulture eye and successfully kills him without any evidence left behind. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is about a woman who lives with postpartum depression and goes mentally insane due to lack of stimulation with people and the outside world. Lastly “Strawberry Spring” by Stephen King is about a murderer who forgets he is killing. All three of these stories deal with narrators who suffer from a mental
These passages present a discussion about arguments concerning the lowering of the legal drinking age from 21 to 18. This is an important debate to parents because of the inherent dangers of alcohol. The two positions argue whether or not people under the age of 21 should be given the legal right to drink. Both viewpoints have valid claims warranting consideration. For example, evidence indicates that people under the age of 21 are responsible enough to drink alcohol. In contrast, opposing evidence suggests that those under the age of 21 are not responsible enough handle the dangers of alcohol. While both sides of the issue have valid points, the claim that the legal drinking age should not be lowered is the stronger position, the position supported by the preponderance of the evidence cited in the passages. The most convincing and forceful reasons in support of the position that the legal drinking age should not be lowered are that keeping the drinking age at 21 will save lives, alcohol medically interferes with those under the age of 21, and that lowering the legal drinking age will not teach young people to drink responsibly. Accordingly, these reasons and opposing viewpoints are discussed next.
Homecoming Queen is the third installment of the Carter House girl series and a major developing point in the series. The book contained many key moments or events that all led up to the end of this story and set up the next one, causing me to write an extra-long summary. The story follows main character DJ and the rest of the Carter House girls. In the previous book Stealing Bradford, Taylor disappeared at the end of the story. Taylor’s disappearing act followed a Myspace incident involving scandalous pictures of her, leaked by an unknown person. Homecoming Queen begins with Taylor returning home after the police and townspeople, including the girls have worried about and searched for her for weeks.
Underage drinking is illegal yet very popular. There are many different reasons why teenagers drink. Some teenagers drink to appear cool, while on the other hand others drink for stress related issues. It has now become a rampant activity being done by many teenagers of today’s generation. Some teenagers sneak and drink at parties and other places without their parents even knowing. Some parents know their children are going to drink so they allow them to drink at home, with a hope that it will prevent them from going out doing senseless things. Underage drinking is very risky and can lead to variety of unoftunate and even tragic circumstances such as car accidents, violent behavior, alcohol poisoning, and other dangerous things. Most parents
The biggest problem I can think of in our school and community are drugs and alcohol. There kids driving and coming to school high and drunk every day. Kids get reckless while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There have been many accidents because of the substances. I believe we should have to be drug tested to be able to drive to school or operate any of the equipment we use or have. There would be less problems if kids didn’t drive under the influence. If you drive sober it saves your life and the other family’s life you could have ruined by running into them while under the influence.
Why drinking age should be lowered? If one is considered an adult at age eighteen in most of the country, are they not allowed to purchase and legally consume alcohol? The minimum legal drinking age needs to be lowered, and not just for that reason. The amount of teenagers with drinking problems and alcoholism is far greater than in Europe, where drinking ages are far lower. Also, studies show that the current minimum age drinking laws have been ineffective to a high degree. By the time they are high school seniors, seventy-two percent teenagers say they have already consumed alcohol. Proper education at younger ages is needed for our country’s youth to learn the proper use of alcohol through experimentation with their own limits in safe environments.
Today in the United States about 4,358 people under the age of 21 years old die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and even drowning. More than 190,000 people under the age of 21 visited an emergency room for alcohol related reasons in 2008 alone. Alcohol related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and non-fatally injure someone every two minutes. That’s a lot of people gone because they wanted to go out and party and not think about the consequences ahead. In this essay I’m gonna give you information to why Underage Drinking is very very bad for you.