My First Year Of High School

When I first came to Kearny, I was scared because it was my first year of high school. I was scared because everyone was saying that high school is going to be hard. Everyone was just freaking me out.

But after the first week, it was all good; I made lots of new friends, and I still have most of my old friends. I am happy to report that all the scary nonsense about high school being scary was false. Kearny is a really fun school. I like Kearny because there’s no bullying on campus; everyone is nice to each other. I didn’t think the staff was going to be so cool, but I was impressed;they are. The principal, Ms.Diaz, is so nice, cool, and funny.

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!”

Should he have died?

On May 28th at the Cincinnati Zoo, 3-year-old Isiah Dickerson fell into the gorilla enclosure with Harambe, a 450 pound male silver-back gorilla. For about 10 minutes, Dickerson was carried and dragged through the water in the gorilla enclosure by Harambe. After a difficult decision, Harambe was shot and killed by zoo security in an effort to save the child. People are debating whether Harabme should have  been shot and killed?

BSU

images-1BSU stands for Black Student Union. This after school club teaches young students about black culture. The club discusses various issues relevant to the black community: Black History Month, racism, educational opportunities, police brutality, and other important issues related to African-American students.

BSU also serves a cultural dinner.

If students would like to attend a BSU meeting, they meet in room 957 at 3:45-5:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the fun, and go learn about black culture!

Canyon Clean Up Day

A Clean Canyon

A Clean Canyon

Mesa College is hosting Canyon Day. This will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Canyon Day is when the community gathers to clean up Tecolote Canyon Nature Trail. Volunteers will be meeting up at Mesa College parking lot #1 at 8:30 A.M. Volunteers will have to register for your participation hours. Before cleaning, Park Ranger Janice Labellee will speak to everyone regarding safety around 9:00 A.M. Then, volunteers will start cleaning the canyon at 9:15 A.M. At noon, volunteers will break for lunch, and they will be presented with a cleaning certificate.

If a volunteer is under the age of 18, a signed waiver will be needed. If volunteer has a waiver, they don’t need to be accompanied by a guardian. Don’t forget to bring gloves. You should wear clothes that may be worn out.

If volunteer would like to be a team leader, they will have to call or email Janice Lavallee.

PHONE NUMBER:(858)582-9961

EMAIL:jlavallee@sandiego.gov

Blood Drive

Our wonderful Komets donated their blood to help save lives. Thank you to everyone who came and donated blood. A portion of the blood was donated to seven-month-old Regina, and many more kids who needed it. The donated blood all went out for a good cause. All the students’ blood was tested to see if it was safe.

If students want to donate their blood, they have to be 15 or older with a signed parent or guardian permission slip. If students are 18, they can sign their own.

For a double donation, there are special requirements, such as a specific height and weight for both men and women. Students need to discuss these requirements with a representative from the San Diego Blood Bank when scheduling their appointment.

Another Win

On March 9th, the CIF Champs, Kearny Komets played and had an exciting win against Edison Chargers, 65 to 58.

With to another win, we’re on the way.

On March 12 at 6pm, the Kearny Komets will play the Calabasas Coyotes.