Fall River’s High School Basketball team’s point guard was unguarded on the court as well as off of the court. Drug and alcohol use were swept under the rug as long as Durfee High School Basketball team was winning. The pressure in Chris’ early life that led his addictive behaviors came from the town depending on him for winning basketball, his family, and passing the drug tests. Basketball became a runaway train in the Herren house, sports were in the bloodlines of his family. Chris Herren was a very young athlete with pressures seen not only in Fall River but also nationally.
Carys liked how Don was a “bad boy.” He would tell stories of going pool hopping in neighbor’s back yards late at night after curfew, and how he once got caught streaking by a police man and danced around naked yelling, “Yeah, you like this?” Don liked Carys because she was real and honest with him. She was also quite attractive to him and shared a similar secret party lifestyle with him. Carys’s mother did not approve of their relationship and so they often snuck out to each other’s houses late at night. Carys would say she was going to her father’s house for the weekend but instead spend all weekend with Don in his room; both of them hiding that she was there from his
In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted. In this film by Mark Waters, teenagers are depicted as bullies who constantly manipulate people to get what they want and who are two-faced. Certain social groups, such as the Plastics, use manipulation to achieve their goals. This is evident when, in the phone call scene, Cady influences Gretchen and Katy and she makes them start hating Regina. This suggests that teenagers, in order to get what they want, will manipulate their own friends without caring about the consequences.
Stories are often on the news of women getting sexually abused or raped while they are under drug influence or not. It is a recurring tragic event that somehow cannot be stopped. People seem to wonder why and who would do such a crime. Pat Basley argues and questions in his cartoon on why would Brock Allen Turner rape a girl. He wraps up his argument up with the title “White Jock Rapist,” and lists his personal best scores of being a well known swimmer.
We Real Cool is a poem with a very powerful message behind it. Poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrates the essence of seven reckless teenage dropouts playing pool at a pool bar, celebrating the bad things they do but realizing they could get killed. This poem was published in 1960 and during that time, many movements were in place such as the civil rights movement, women's rights movements, and black arts movement. The black arts movement had a major impact in theater and poetry, which helped influence Gwendolyn Brooks on writing the poem, We Real Cool. In her poem, "We Real Cool", Gwendolyn Brooks uses rhythm, rhyme and enjambment to evoke emotion and create meaning within the poem.
Sneaking out to a party is something that mainly teenagers would do, since they try to be edgy and thrill-seeking. It is also yet another example of the impulsiveness of youth because Romeo didn't consider the danger he could get into at the party. One major example of the impulsiveness of youth in the play was when Romeo and Juliet got married (856-858) . They had only known each other for about 12 hours, and Juliet was only 14, too young for marriage in her dad’s opinion. Most older people of that time would know that marriage is a serious deal, but Romeo and Juliet treated it like a game because they were too young to know any better.
Men are strong and do all the work, all teenagers are rebellious, all blondes are unintelligent. These are just some of the common stereotypes and misconceptions often used in our world today. This is society's way of judging and grouping individuals, without ever having a conversation with them. In high school this grouping is often referred to as cliques, but these closed off parties of people appear in all walks of life. The brain wants to group people automatically, it is a natural, almost unavoidable, instinct to place a person in a certain group.
SWIM I felt at least five hands smack my back screaming “great job and way to go.” then the lifeguard came in and was asking what had happened and I could barely talk because I was smiling so much because I was extremely happy. When everyone stopped talking I finally told the lifeguard that a boy that could not swim very well tripped and fell into the pool, because he was messing around pretending to jump in during adult swim, so I jumped in and grabbed while he struggled to swim and was slowly drowning I pulled him to the side of the pool and lifted him over the edge and then got out of the water and everyone was waiting to congratulate me. My alarm went BEEP BEEP BEEP and I ran out of bed and grabbed some clothes, then I ran into a nice hot shower thinking whether or not I should skip breakfast. After a minute of contemplating I went with the right choice for my body and poured whatever cereal that smelled the greatest which was definitely the Oats and Honey
Many youths are recognized for being up to no good and showing a sense of immaturity, due to their young age; they have a higher chance of getting into tough situations just to be noticed. In Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”, she describes what she believes seven young pool players perceive to be cool by using their perspective as the speaker of the poem. Popularity and peer-pressure play a huge role in youths immature actions. Brooks appears to mock the seven young men and deduce that they are in fact not cool. Instead, the message left is that the young men are defiant, uneducated, and careless.
Whenever a student went through the main entrance, the whole school hall would send a chill down their spine. Couples that were making out would always catch your eye. They looked like they couldn’t care less about the jealous singles staring at them. Often you could spot a big crowd of boys, talking and laughing loudly in the middle of the hallway. Those were the volleyball players.