This song Titanium mainly symbolizes resilience, showing that you will be confident and independent though 8th grade. It is a song that resembles how great you are as a person and individual despite the hardships we might have faced in our journey. The phrase “Shoot me down and I won’t fall). accurately describes that you have to be resilient through the challenges, and not to give up no mater what.
In a stressful school like ours, its important to recall all the happy memories, and remember that not everything has to be complaints. I believe that this song done a good job of how it symbolizes the happy moments we have through the recent years. It have also sent the important message that there is always something positive even when everything might seem to be going wrong.
This song is a song that helps us reflect on our past, to see all the good and bad memories that we faced. The song not only has such a powerful message to treasure the memories of this time amazing things in the middle school, but also shows that there are exciting new adventures in our coming years.
Many may believe that stress is a huge factor of middle school especially in 8th grade. I am sure that stress is one of the main problems we have faced in these years, but it is something that we can’t deny in school. For me, I take stress as a good thing, without it we will never be prepared of what is coming for the upcoming years, and especially, for the rest of our lives.
Young, Wild and Free
There is not a thing in the world that I would give in for all the good times I have had with friends that this song symbolizes. This song makes you realize just how meaningful those times are and that you shouldn’t let them go to waste. The problem is that as people get older and start to gain responsibilities, they forget how much they used to enjoy these moments.
Hall of fame
This song to me, represents some of the few people leaving our community, and how we are never going to forget them. I hope that even though we would be separated from different places, we could continue to be close, and cherish our friendships from middle school. The deepest meaning of this song is that no mater how far we are our memories, and friendships will last on in our hearts.
Count on me
A good school year would of never lasted without the laughs and times with friends. In good times and bad, they can be there for you and help you. I believe that friends has the most powerful impact on others, and can be relied on. Most of the problems comes from friendship, as well as the best, funnies moments of your life.
The lazy song
Laziness is one thing I cannot deny in 8th grade. I would say that most of the assignments I did were finished near the deadline. Many times I would think that I have the whole day to finish a piece of work, but it ends up that I only have a few minutes after everything I have after school.
This is a theme analysis on George Orwell’s famous book Animal Farm. I made a presentation demonstrating the three themes of Animal farm!
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Print.
Animal Farm Symbol. Digital image. Wikipeadia Commons. Wikipeadia, 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.
In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a story about a farm taken over by poor overworked animals, a honourable character, Boxer (house) is known for his loyalty and diligent work. His help on the farm often incude a multitude of physically demanding work, including lifting heavy objects and working over time. In addition he have established a multitude of different motifs that encourages himself to work harder like “Napoleon is always right” and “I will work harder”. Through his strength, Boxer was capable to contribute greatly to the farm including the building of the windmill and carrying heavy loads for the farm. He also forces himself to work additional work after the normal working hours in order to get more work finished and contributing all his effort in helping to build the windmill.
Though boxer possess great power and strength in the farm “”an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together […] he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work” (1.3) his qualities as a hard worker were not truly beneficial in the state of creating a new nation. Furthermore, he he was a hard worker unaware of his surroundings, illustrated by his moto “I will work harder” not changing thought the book proving that he is a flat character. It is also shone that his intelligence is low compared to the other animals, proven in his inability to learn more than 4 letters in the alphabet.
Throughout the book, there were multiple examples of how Boxer was extremely devoted to other animals, being very aware of other animals’ well being, and his workload not thinking about the potential consequences. It is also demonstrated that he has a lack of intelligence, not able to find solutions to solve the unfair treatment and instead falls back on simple mottos like “I will work harder”. One example of this was when Napoleon begins executing other animals, Boxer can only say, “I would not have believed that such things could happen on our farm. It must be due to some fault in ourselves. The solution, as I see it, is to work harder” (7.28). During the end of the revolution, It was shone that because of Boxers Unawareness, he worked himself to death, becoming so week from starvation that he is useless. Soon the pigs send him to the slaughter, and it is the end of boxer. The time had been when a few kicks from Boxer’s hoofs would have smashed the van to matchwood. But alas! His strength had left him; and in a few moments the sound of drumming hoofs grew fainter and died away. (9.23)
Because of Boxers hard work ethic, it have motivated other animals in the farm (especially Benjamin) to increase their work time, making them work harder in hope of a good future thinking that it would benefit them. However in reality, Boxer’s actions was really just used by the pigs, milipulating the animals that working harder would bring them more food while the pigs were starving them. In the book, it was shone that the pigs have used Boxer as a advantage many times to influence the decisions of others, allowing them to brainwash the animals thinking that it was only because they did not work hard enough. In some ways Boxer relates to Napoleons speaker, squealer making the animals think that the cause for their starvation was because they did not work hard enough.
In concussion, through this evidence, it is shone that Boxer is a character who is incapable of helping the farm despite his hard work. Though he still has a heart for the other animals, it is proven how easily he could be miss lead by the cruel pigs (Stalin in russia) the cruel, corrupt leaders that end up destroying Animism.
Cinder have been I book that I have just finished, it has a very interesting connection with cinderella and is set in the time of the future. Hope you enjoy!
Nelson Mandela’s nomination for the nobel peace prize essay.
Mr. Mandela is a profoundly dedicated man to the fight for freedom in South Africa. His aim for promoting democracy around the world have gave us invulnerable lessons for our future freedom. Knowing him for quite a time, I have witnessed his varies acts of resilience, collaboration and compaction he exhibited through his aim to enhance the worlds notice toward freedom. Therefore, my credentials are adequate and meets the criteria for the configuration of a nomination letter. Mr. Mandela, in various ambitions and accomplishments have came to exceed the challenging requirements for this award, witch was displayed through his work. Although he have encountered various difficulties through his life, he were always was able to cope with it in curtail moments to resolve the central conflicts. Thus, I am willing to write to endorse Nelson Mandela to be endowed the Nobel peace prize.
Mr. Mandela’s commitment to human rights is one of his most valued characteristics which expands beyond his fight for South Africa. His movements towards human rights is one of the most recognizable, even till today, a man whose dedication to the freedom of people inspires civilians throughout the globe. In 1944, he assisted the (African National congress) to work actively to obliterate the apartheid institutions of the ruling National Party. However, though the path on his actions, he still declared “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought for black domination.” Proving that his fight was not for the hatred for white people but truly for the freedom of the nation.
Mr. Mandela’s movements towards racial oppression is no doubt a symbol of compassion that we should all shadow. His work to obliterate the apartheid in South Africa have drew strength to empathy amongst ourselves. Mandela’s imprisonment was taken with dignity, understanding that his sacrifice could leave to the savings of numerous souls, showing true compassion through his sacrifices. After his sentence as a former political prisoner, Nelson have also appeared displaying appalling circumstances, demonstrating no bitterness, resentment or vengeance through his sentence, portraying true resilience after 27 years of imprisonment. Finally, his work with me to install freedom, and to provide racial fairness in South Africa have been a symbol of collaboration that is recognized throughout the globe. The awarding of the Nobel prize have also reflected collaboration with his receipt of this high honor.
Nelson Mandela have not only portrayed compaction through his work to install freedom in South Africa by risking his life, but also exhibited a great amount of resilience after his imprisonment. Furthermore, he have collaborated with F. W. Klerk to install freedom in South Africa, demonstrating his aptitude of compassion, collaboration and boundless amounts of resilience, within his gasp. Within the (African National congress), he have actively worked to fight against white denomination, but reasonably did so for only the freedom of his contrary. In addition, he have also worked to promote democracy around the world along obliterate the apartheid institutions of the ruling National Party in South Africa, reminding the world again that we were meant to fight for what is right.
“Nelson Mandela”. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
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She have been born to a new life. Awakened, surrounded by darkness and the smell of old, stale blood. Sirins wail. Airplanes humm. Bombs fall after bomb.
A lurching shudder shook the box enclosing her. She fell down at the sudden movement and shuffled backward on his hands and feet, her heart pounding in her chest, the heat pressing against her skin. The air was humid and damp, beeds of sweat hung from her head, drenching her shirt.
All around her, the harsh sounds of explosions, gunfire rang throught her ears, echoing through the box. She sank to her legs, and covered her ear drums, but the sounds of the exposions still chimed in her head.
Under her feet she could feel the rumbles of the exploding landminens, screaming men.
The room continued its endless swaying; the gunfire, the bombs which shook the box in a rattle. A long time have passed. Seconds streched into minues. Minues streched into hours. She should have got out along time ago, run for safty, but instead she sit put, in the corner of the box with her arms around her legs, and closed her eyes.
Something wasn’t right. Her dreams appeared in her head as soon as she hit the side of the box. Black wisps of smoke snaked out of the ground and whispered in her ears.
“The Nazi’s are coming.”
Overall, how did NaNoWriMo go? What went well? What did not go well?
I believed that na no wri mo was a great experience for me, throughout the process, I have learned how to write longer and more sophisticated stories that have a better storyline and plot. In addition I was also able to focus on the other aspects in writing such as character development because the story. Even though that part did not go that smoothly, I belived on the last two weeks have went really smoothly without any lags or slowing down of my writing progress.
What did you learn about yourself? (Did you grow in writing or discipline or any other areas)?
During the writing, It seemed to me as if I was a robot, writing reputedly non stop with no true plot or where I was going to write about. I found out that I was a writer who dosent have a cleer thought of what I should write about. I have also learned how much the writing effected me durring my scedual! When doing different activities, I could not get my mind streight because I keep on thinking what to write about durring these times. However I found out that the best ideas of my writing come from when I am doing running, or doing sports, which I found really usful when I am writing. Despite the few opportunities I got to work on my novel at school, my day after school was either occupied or late in the night. I found myself working every day on this projet, however i do not have much quality when I do my work, I often have my mind blank, or could not think about any more ideas.
What is the end result? Are you cleaning up a short part to get published?
To be honest, I feel that my project was fairly incomplete, I did not really reach the climax, and did not have the entire story to get it published. Though I liked my story and ideas I believe that I should keep on working on it even after school.
So far the collaboration between our group was successful. By combining our ideas and skills we were able to developed a prototype of working soccer car that is remote controlled. This has enabled us to create a successful program, making us able to remote control the robot. Though that portion of the time we worked together, I belived one member of our group- Eric did not belive we did any work. He have only worked for few days to do the program and said he did 50% of the work. However eventually his program failed, and caused us to loose some matches durring the competition. I belive that inorder to have a more sucsessful outcome next time, we should work together more and comunicate more.
I’m proud that we got this far because at first we had no clue how to build and there were no useful websites. The main turning point of our project was when we got to spend about 3 hours just building and programming in a workshop where everyone else were working on the same thing. The way we decided to make our robot is one EV3 controlling the soccer bot while the other EV3 was the soccer bot. The two EV3 were connected by bluetooth wireless connection.
In the begging, we were late. We were still at the planning stage when everyone else was at the construction phase. We foiled four plans in total because we couldn’t choose.
When we finally started to build, we have begun to do the easiest part, the wheels! After many lessons, we made a pair of extremely fast.
This was our main turning point. We went to a small workshop for mindstorm that we all had similar interests. There I learned to program, and we had a bunch of time to build. We got inspiration from other bots. Apparently there was a small a ball that can be used for steering.
Becuse Eric did not want to work more on the program, we decided to but a ball in the back to provide more sucsess in turning our robot more swiftly.
One of the most important aspects of this compatition I belive is the remote controls. Here is what I did with mine.
On the left it was the speed control, if we pushed it forwards it increaced speed, if we draged it behind it slowed the speed. In the begining we proposed the idea of putting a steering wheel as the turner, however we decided it was going to be too hard to control so we stuck with the arrows and the speed controler.
Here was our robot.
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