Quinceañera

Quinceañera

That day was not what I had expected.

Cameras flashing and people yelling.

During the dance, I felt spotlighted.

On the screams of people, I began dancing.

 

First came the slow-waltz part of the party

I felt so emotional and began crying.

While spinning, I looked around it was so pretty

Everyone watched; Nana began crying

 

After the crying, people began dancing.

With all the dancing, it all turned dark.

After people sat, lights began flashing.

On the dance floor my gloves began to spark.

 

Standing at opposed corners, we aligned

The song Bailando played; we intertwined

Are You Ready for Finals?

Finals are coming soon. Are you ready for it? Here is some advice that might help.

  • Have clear plans for what and when you will review.
  • Stay away from distractions: such as cell phones and televisions.
  • Pay attention to your instructors in class, especially in the following review week.
  • Recall the past mistakes you’ve made in your assignments or quizzes.
  • Practice problems more often, so you will be proficient.
  • Figure out what is confusing you by consulting with others.
  • Make sure you have a goodnight sleep to stay energetic.
  • Be confident about yourself.

I hope my suggestions help: Good skills and good luck!

The Woman

20160613_113153Hillary Clinton breaks the glass ceiling and makes history as first woman to be a major-party presidential nominee. Almost 100 years after women received the right to vote with the passing 19th Amendment, Democratic citizens have come together and have nominated her as the Democratic Party leader.

Sadly of all the Republicans out there, the Republican Party has chosen a trash talking Trump.

Our student poll shows that Hillary is the Kearny High School students’ choice for president.

I would have liked for Bernie to have won California, but since it looks like he is out, I hope Bernie continues to use his platform to put Donald in his place.

The Death Of A legend

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, was born on January 17, 1942 and died last week on June 3 2016 at the age of 74. He was a strong boxer and activist. Actually, he was the world’s greatest boxer. Ali was an Olympic Gold Medalist, a 3 time lineal heavyweight champion, and received the Presidential Citizens Medal, and he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His life affected millions.

We will miss him.

Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 12 he began training as a amateur boxer. At the age of 18 he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division, in 1960 at the Summer Olympics in Rome. Also in 1960, he converted to Islam. In 1964 he changed his name legally from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali because he said that it was he slave name.

 

Ali was married to Lonnie and had 9 children. His daughter, Laila Ali, was also a boxer. Ali was the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Ali fought 61 fights and lost only 5. One of Muhammad’s famous quotes is “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”

This quote has been an inspiration to me because everyone is always trying to change because of someone else. Rather than change like a flipflopping fish out of the water, people should discover who they are, and what they really believe in, while being proud of their heritage, their identity, and beliefs, and if they do need to change, change becoming a better person.

Muhammad was famous for many things not only boxing. He lived a long good life. Rest In Power, Champ: We’ll remember to “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!”

Earthquake…Did you feel it?

“Did you feel it?”

“I felt it.”

“…I didn’t feel it.”

This is the typical conversation we all hear in California.

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern California early Friday, leading people to think if there will be another one much harder. The earthquake hit around 1 a.m. according to the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). There was no reports of people being injured or any major damages. After the initial earthquake, about a dozen small aftershocks hit the area; the strongest after shock was a 3.8.

People in LA felt the shake, too.

I did not feel anything because I’m a heavy sleeper and don’t wake up that easily. Some of my friends said they did feel it, and they woke up.

‘Did you feel it?’