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Favorite Spot: The spot behind Walmart (South Philly)

Neighborhood: South Philly

I am: An artist, an adventurer, a hoodlum 

Years in Philly: 14

Current Home: South Philly 


To that spot behind Walmart,


That spot behind Walmart, you’ve seen more sides to me than most human beings. It’s crazy how I’ve watched you evolve too. Me and Him explored you when you were still uninhabited, still untouched, rough, rugged. You’ve always treated us so good, giving us a place to escape when just a few blocks away would get too much for us to take. I remember hating that they were changing you, making you bare and concreted. I can’t say you were typically beautiful or that you were ever defined as nature, you had your flaws that included more than a few pieces of trash, or burned rubber, and that old car that made me think of you as a place out of some ridiculously cliche movie. You were ugly but I loved you for it. Remember our anniversary when those stupid kids tried to burn down the rest of you and I put out the flames when no one else cared enough to? I ran to you at my weakest plenty of times and you always gave me the pleasure of silence and faint sounds of the river waves against the dock. I’ve always found the lights from Jersey to be our stars. I visited you recently. You’re dying, almost completely exposed now. Every tree that once lined that path they burned on you in the beginning has withered away. The small forest that gave me the excitement of exploration has become not much more than twigs and browned grass. I still love you. It hurts to go back seeing now what you’ve become, what those memories that I have of you have become. Maybe I’ll see you in the spring and we’ll both be flourishing.

- Cheyenne 

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La Familia De Tamira Bell

La familia de Tamira Bell. Mi familia es muy grande. Mi familia es increíblemente cómica pero loco. Tengo mayor hermanos y dos hermanas menor. Tengo gemela. Se llama es Tiarra. Tengo seis tías y cinco tíos. Mi mamá se llama Sybil. Mi papá se llama Rodney. Tengo muchos primos. Nuestros somos es increíblemente inteligente. 

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Hamlet close reading

Robert McCormac Hamlet Close Reading 2/26/13



There is no way to introduce such an amazing poet and writer as Shakespeare, Shakespeare is one of the most famous play writers in history. Thank’s to Shakespeare we have amazing play’s and pieces of writing such as Macbeth,Hamlet, and Othello. Shakespeare is the master of suspense and drama, And here are the lines I have personally chosen to analyze from my favorite play Hamlet.

ActIII;IV lines 118-140



Lines:118-125; In these line’s Hamlet has just killed Polonius and is now talking to his mother as he see’s the ghost he start’s talking to him and his mother realizes that he has gone mad. But the big question that the reader may not notice is, does Hamlet himself start to think that he has gone totally mad for his actions? Lines:130-140; This is were we see that Hamlet has gone totally mad, Hamlet is talking to the so called “Ghost” but his mother is in the same room and she doesn’t see anything. Hamlet doesn’t realize that he is talking to himself but he know realizes that he maybe wrong about everything but he’s so ready for revenge that he doesn’t care if he is wrong about it or not. These lines are important, Because it show’s Hamlet finally confronting his Mother about what happen with his Uncle and how he killed his Father. His Mother doesn’t want to believe what has happen but it is coming to her that Hamlet may be serious about this but she can’t tell because of how crazy he has become. Hamlet on the other hand is know questioning if it was even his Uncle to kill the king because he’s know realizing that his mother can’t see the ghost, But Hamlet wasn’t the only one to see the ghost if we go back to the beginning of the book so what does this mean for Hamlet’s sanity? What can we understand from the tone of the characters dialog? We can tell that Hamlet is being physically hysterical after killing Polonius, Hamlet now know’s what he has truly done, he know’s that there is no turning back he must kill the King and face Laertes and have to deal with Ophelia and help her cope with the death of her father. The Queen is in complete shock, and even though Hamlet is right about the king and the murder of his father the Queen doesn’t want to believe that he is right. While in act 3ii we see that the king while listening to Hamlet’s line in the play “Gonzo” reacts with a guilty conscious why doesn’t Hamlet explain this to his mother it just goes unanswered and feels like an empty void left to your imagination. Never under estimate the power of symbolism in Shakespeare play’s, In this act when Hamlet see’s the ghost re-appears, It represent’s how Hamlet truly has been over come with revenge and he want’s to fulfill his goal of killing the king for the murder of his father, but so far do we even know for sure if he has killed his father? Just because a ghost if we don’t know if he is real or just part of Hamlet’s imagination comes to him does that give him the right to kill? What is the definition of insanity? we’ll here it is, “the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.” So as we can safely say Hamlet has lost it, hopefully he is truthfully right about what has happen to his father or else he could be losing it all, even his own life.


Hamlet Passage
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The Fast Delivery Radio Show

Thanks For Listening To The Fast Delivery Radio Show On 328.86 FM. There's A New Segment on Our Show Called Crossing Boundaries Where You Send In Your Stories Or Your Family Member Stories On Crossing Boundaries. Starring Enthony Chhin, Temperance Moore, Crystalle Hutchins, Ron Harper And Bailey Britton. Stay Tuned!
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Crossing Boundaries

I interview my best friend Arman,I asked him a lot of questions about his personal life and also the difficulties he had faced since he home to U.S.A in 2010. He had a lot of up and down situations in his life but got through them. Also I had the same difficulties as him thats why I chose him to interview. 
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Crossing Boundaries Podcast

There's a story behind every closed door. Some of us are afraid to let our story out. This young lady I have known for years,  learned that letting other people know your story makes them feel like they are not alone. She believes her story will help others. Enjoy!!
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Crossing Boundaries Podcast



Life as I knew it: 


Below is an interview talking about the discrimination my grandmother faced in the South as a child and threw out her adulthood in Philadelphia, PA. Click the play button to enter the world of Ruth Jackson (that's my grandmother's name).  
Interview with Gmom.
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