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Spanish Reflection Q2 #3

Chris Tran

Srta. Manuel

Halladay es Retiro

Este artículo se trata de un jugador llamada Roy Halladay. Roy Halladay es un jugador por los Blue Jays y los Fillies.Después 16 años de jugó béisbol, él anunció sus retiró con sus equipo de primero, los Blue Jays. Él es mejor en pitching. Él jugó bien en sus 16 años de béisbol. Pero el año pasado, Halladay era herido. Ahora Roy Halladay quiere un lugar en el hall of fame. Pero porque de PED era, jugadores tenía a esperó por un lugar por el hall of fame. Pero Roy Halladay, yo pienso puede obtenido un lugar en el hall of fame porque por 16 años, Roy Halladay es bien en pitching. Ahora yo pienso, él puede retirar el major leagues.   El vocabulario que yo aprendí en el artículo es adolorida. La palabra de adolorida es un lesiones menores. Yo encontrado la palabra en esta sentencia en el artículo. Para evitar una cirugía en su adolorida espalda y el deseo de pasar más tiempo con su familia fueron los factores que llevaron al pitcher Roy Halladay, ganador del premio Cy Young en dos ocasiones, a anunciar su retiro el lunes tras 16 campañas en las grandes ligas”. (Fox Deportes)      

Word count: 200 words

Work cited:

"Halladay Deja El Montículo Luego De 16 Campañas." Fox Deportes. Fox Deportes, 9 Dec. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. <>.
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Media Fluency

Untitled presentation - Google Drive

Hello my name Kayla Cassumba and I am in Mrs. Hull 9th grade Technology class.For this slide we had to implement lessons we learned on Presentation Zen on not only how to advertise but how we can make engaging slides. While working on my slide, I touched basis on a couple of designing principles. I tried to focus on the 8 concepts on the “ Presentation Zen” article. First, I wanted it to be eye-catching, making sure your mind goes on this image journey with me.  I also played around with the font and font size. The text needed to be simple, yet large and legible. I also used a couple contrast rules. I used black and white even though different articles suggested not to. However Mrs. Hull always says, “You have to know the rules to break the rules.” And that is exactly what I did. I tried to ensure that the font did not clash with the actual image by keeping it simple and to the point.

Untitled presentation - Google Drive 2

Hello, this is my new and improved presentation slide! Through the critiques of others , a lot of valuable information was gained. The first thing that needed to be addressed was the font. After viewing my slide a couple more times I noticed that the two fonts clashed, so instead I made it one specific font for both words. I changed the color of the font to add contrast. For “fast” it was now a dark gray to resemble the light streaks, without hurting your eyes. “Life” was colored orange and moved closer to the word “fast”. This made the reader concentrate on the words written. I wanted the reader to read the words from left-to-right so I put an effect that has the words moving into the background which is appealing to the eye. Then I adjusted the alignment as well. I increased the size of the font to make the point get across in a matter of 3 seconds, just like a billboard. Last, deleted my name from the top right corner because it was just unnecessary.

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The Diary Of A Shrew

The book “Taming of the shrew” shows a mans perspective on how to  train his women to obey him. In the movie “Diary of a mad black women”, also indeps the idea of how a women should be tamed. The “Shrew” Petruchio married Katherine a young girl who was almost forced

into it. Katherine attitude was no where near the greatest and she was just this mean hopeless

girl. She had a sister who was younger then her who wanted to get married. Because

her father would not accept the youngest to get married before the older, Katherine

had to get married. Inside “Diary of a mad black women” the main character is going threw a

tough divors. The moving guy and her falls in mad love. He calls her this bitter black women

and if kinda makes her more angry. Her character and Katherine has the same personality in a way. Both has this hate and angry for something. Katherine’s is not known why, but brend's is.

"She is my goods, my chattels;  she is my house, my household stuff, my field, my barn, my horse, my ox, my ass, my anything"

(pg. 133 Act 3. sc.2)

When it comes down to the Diary of a mad black women Orlando is playing this rebound person for Brenda who is not only hurt but is shameful. Orlando watched as Brenda is begin not only pulled out of the house she lives at for 18 years but is talked to nasty. His job there was to pack all her stuff up load it onto a truck and then take her on her way. He felt bad for her and wanted to comfort her. But begin "Mad and Black" things didn't work out in his favor.

After Brenda started to fall for Mr/Orlando some more her ex husband got in the way again. He got into the business at the wrong time. When at court begin a lawyer he lost his case and the man was sentenced to jail. The man turned around and shot him, he was rushed to the hospital and poor heart broken Brenda went running after him. Leaving Orlando on the the side lines confused on what needs to do.

After a few weeks went by of no contact of Orlando she finally received that what she was giving up wasn't worth it. She wanted Orlando for the nice he have gave to her and the way he treated her.

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50 First Shrews: How "The Taming of the Shrew" Influenced "50 First Dates"

A popular trend in today’s society is for a group of people, a set of ideals, or a style to return to it’s roots in contemporary culture. It is seen as almost original to bring back a popular catch phrase, wear a 1930’s style suit and tie, or own a vintage automobile. Many modern television shows and movies can be retraced back to their roots in contemporary literature as well. While they may not always directly reflect the plots, themes, or characters of their older counterparts, these pictures are heavily influenced by the works that have come before them. The 2004 film “50 First Dates” reflects Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, using themes of love and romance, as well as the parental involvement in those affairs, inspired by the late playwright’s comedy.

“The Taming of the Shrew” follows a troupe of men seeking to woo a duo of sisters, one a sweet, fair maiden named Bianca, and the other a seemingly bitter “shrew” named Katherine. Lucentio, the son of a rich man seeks to win the hand of Bianca, but is unable to do so because of a rule set forth by her father, Baptista - Bianca cannot get married before her sister Katherine is wed. Lucentio goes undercover as  a school teacher to woo his love, while a suitor named Petruchio takes a more forward approach in taking Katherine as his wife. In “50 First Dates”, a young playboy, Henry falls in love with a local girl, Lucy who is plagued by a mental condition; unable to form short term memories past a night’s sleep. Lucy’s father, Marlin, forbids her from forming any type of romantic relationship for fear that she may be hurt.

Shortly after Henry learns of Lucy’s mental condition in “‘Dates”, he follows her to her house to try to win her hand, however her father has other plans. In order to protect her from waking up next to a man she does not recognize for the rest of her life, he forbids her and anyone who wishes to be with her, from finding love together. “50 First Dates” reflects society’s need for a safe and comfortable life, just as “The Taming of the Shrew”’s Baptista does for his daughter.

“Gentlemen, importune me no farther, For how I firmly am resolv'd you know; That is, not to bestow my youngest daughter before I have a husband for the elder.”

(Baptista, Act I Scn I)

Baptista will not allow Bianca to marry for fear his eldest daughter will be alone forever. This fear is great enough that he is willing to sacrifice his daughter’s affections to calm his anxieties. Because there are so few suitors for Katherine, Bianca must also wait to be wed. Though this play was written hundreds of years ago, it describes perfectly today’s society’s need for certainty. As outlined by modern media like 50 First Dates, people today are unlikely to make a decision without near-complete certainty. Baptista is uncertain of Katherine’s future, and sacrifices Bianca’s, at least for the time being.

It is not until the plot of “50 First Dates” has progressed quite far that Henry is given permission by Marlin to court the forgetful Lucy. After Marlin realizes that happiness and security for his daughter can be found in Henry, he relinquishes his grip on her love life. Henry and Lucy begin to fall in love, and eventually become married with a child. The last scene finds Marlin, Henry, Lucy, and the couple’s child together on a boat in Alaska, a dream Henry has had for quite some years. The fact that Marlin is present at the end of the film says that he condones their marriage and had a large hand in completing their relationship, just as Baptista eventually finds a husband for Katherine.

“I know not what to say; but me your hands. God send you joy, Petruchio! ‘Tis a match” (Baptista, Act II Scn I)

A rich man, Petruchio, comes to the city where Baptista and his daughter live. Lucentio seize the opportunity and strikes a deal with the young suitor - Petruchio will marry Katherine, thereby freeing Bianca to be married as well. Baptista immediately takes to Petruchio and promises him his bride. Lucentio and Bianca eventually become married as do Petruchio and Katherine, all with the blessing of Baptista. Unlike Marlin from “50 First Dates”, however, Baptista’s rules never changed. He is a steadfast figure throughout the entire play, and holds his standards throughout the storyline.

The film “50 First Dates” by director Peter Segal was written hundreds of years after William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew”, yet it still draws heavily from ideas presented in the play. Both texts describe society’s reliance on control and dependence on certainty through their plots, characterizations, and scripts. Both follow a set of young lovers who need to find approval from the fathers of the women in the text. Though the fathers are reacting to different circumstances, they are doing so with the same intentions, and the same outcome. Maybe our society isn’t much different from that of years gone by. Maybe we’re just all trying to find love and approval for that bond.

Works Cited:

Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew. Pp. 84. J. Tonson & the Rest of the Proprietors: London, 1734. Print.

50 First Dates. Dir. Peter Segal. Perf. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. Sony Pictures, 2004. Netflix.

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Interview Update

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To the parents of students interviewing this weekend,

As of now, there is a forecast of snow for Saturday. We are going to make every attempt to have interviews on Saturday, and we will follow School District decisions about activities that weekend. If interviews have to be rescheduled, we will post the information as soon as we have it on and we will send out a mass email similar to this. Please be aware that this is our final weekend of interviews, so if interviews are held and a child does not attend, we will not be able to reschedule.

Reminder: All interviews are at the Center City Campus.

Thank you,
Science Leadership Academy
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Jaiye's Me Slide

Slide presentation (1)
 In tech class, we learned a bit on media fluency. We watched a video on Presentation Zen and read a bit on how slides are designed. Ms. Hull assigned us to create a slide that represents us using different design methods. I decided to use the contrast method. The light bulb contrasts with the dark background, really making the slide pop and it grabs the attention of the viewer. I also did a play on words with bright and light bulb to make a connection with the text and the words. This makes the slide very harmonious. The word bright also flows with the lit light bulb since they are both similar colors.
 This slide represents me because I'm not afraid to be different and be unique. I take interest in quirky things, which makes me, me!
New slide (1)
After presenting my original slide, I was critiqued for the low resolution of the picture and the size of the font. I first found a high resolution version of the picture I used and replaced it with the other one. I also changed the font of the words because I felt that the original font was too boring and didn't add any "oompf" to the slide. I notice how in other posters, they use unique fonts so I replaced it with a a more fun, interesting font. I also moved the word "bright" into the spotlight of the light bulb. I believed that it created a connection between the words and pictures creating harmony. I also made the other words appear over the words bright to create balance.
Ms. Hull set me up to failure by completely making me do this by myself. I couldn't ask any questions and didn't have any help. She introduced us to a new subject that we obviously had no idea about, and had to use online sources to complete the assignment. I learned how to properly create a slide that is appealing to the eye. I plan to use these methods of design in further projects for school such as, Power Points.

Katarina's media fluency

Slide about just and simply me.

My presentation is extremely simple. Totally opposite from me.  That is because no picture can fit what and who I really am.My favorite color is blue and I used it to color my whole name. The design it not too complicated and the pattern is actually pretty noticeable. The background is even more simple than my name, and it is simply shaded on the edges and light in the center.


Looking for Love Based upon The Taming of the Shrew (1593) and Beauty and the Briefcase (2010)

The movie “Beauty and the Briefcase” shows a woman's perspective on looking for the right man based upon her own expectations. With a very similar concept, the “Shrew” tells the story of a man, Petruchio, who is similar to the character in the movie,  finds the woman who meets his expectations and acts upon them to wife her. Both of these stories prove that everyone has expectations of who they want to marry, and if there are obstacles they will do their best to get what they want because they feel the need to be loved.

In the movie “Beauty and the Briefcase”, Lane is searching for her dream guy. A man that meets all her characteristics on her checklist. Lane gets a job offer from Cosmo Magazine to write an article about relationships and elaborate on her “Guy Checklist”. To make her writing more interesting, she applies to work at an office, undercover, to find the man that meets all expectations on her checklist.

While Lane is undercover as an intern at a real estate office she meets a few men but they all don’t meet up to her 10 checklist points, until she realizes that her hyperintellectual, quick-witted boss is the one for her, meeting all her checklist points. Some of those points on her checklist being, “Puts passion above common sense, spontaneous, same taste in food, travels to exotic locations on a whim…”. Her checklist is overall a list of expectations she must see in a man to continue dating them.

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In this scene of Beauty and the Briefcase, Lane (on the right) realizes that her boss meets all the checkpoints on her list.

Similar to Lane in the movie, Petruchio has certain expectations of a women, a women with money. Kate seems to be the perfect for him, although she has a lot of family money, everyone warns Petruchio of her “shrewishness.”, but he disregards everyone else's opinion and falls in love with her by wooing her with reverse psychology. Petruchio has certain expectations for a wife and when he finds the right women, he neglected what his friends warned him. He fought to keep the relationship going.

Act 1.2  Petruchio:

“ And therefore, if thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio’s wife (As wealth is a burden of my wooing dance)...”

This quote from the book proves that Petruchio expects his wife to have money. He creates certain standards for his “dream wife”.

“... I will not sleep, Hortensio, till I see her, and therefore let me be thus bold with you, to give you over at this first encounter.”

Again, this quote from Petruchio shows that once he finds the women who meets his standards, he will do whatever it takes to woo her. In this case, Lane from the move and Petruchio from the book are very similar. They both figured out what the want to see in a lover, and when they find that person they act upon it will full effort. Although, the characters are looking for different things in a person; this is because females have certain expectations in men, that differ from men’s expectations in women.

This movie and the Shakespeare play share a theme of having expectations and standards of love and whom they want to marry. The movies have the same concept. Although the character in the movie is a women, and the character in the book is a man, which shows that they share the same relationship skills but they also have different expectations from each other. Overall, people will overcome all sorts of obstacles to be loved by someone who meets their definition of perfect

Both of these stories prove that everyone has expectations of who they want to marry, and if there are obstacles they will do their best to get what they want because they feel the need to be loved.

Work Cited-

"Beauty & the Briefcase." IMDb., n.d. 16 Feb. 2000.

Shakespeare, William. The Tamming of the Shrew. N.p.: n.p., 1590. Print.

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Me Magazine

Me Magazine

In my me magazine based slide, I wanted to put the most important things that have affected me in life to show how I became the person I am today. I wanted to choose these things and make them look in a way that shows that they bring a positive force in my life which can really hard at times.

I made my slide look this way because I wanted to let the dark slide show the times when my life got hard or it made me really sad. the light represented the good in my life that overcame the bad. As the dark is being lit up, the good pictures were there to show the good things that were important to me. I thought that this was the best way to get my point across and everyone would understand it and what I was trying to do.

After reading the websites that Ms Hull gave us to read, I tried to follow the advice the best way that I could. I tried to make the slide as simple as possible and still get my point across. I also tried to make my slide interesting and unique so that it’s remembered. I tried to make my color choices not really contradict each so the will make the slide look appealing and not look ugly.The pictures I chose were what I wanted to to show what was important to me : music, family , religion, and teachers. The light that is in the middle is supposed to get my whole idea across and make all my pictures look like they were being hidden in the dark but the light is revealing them.Then I put a quote there to try and summarize my slide. That is why my slide looks this way .
New improved slide
What I learned about my previous slide was that there was too much going and my quote could have been a little bigger. What I could have done differently was that I could have taken out all of my pictures except for the glowing hands because it still gets my point across and there won’t be so much going on in the slide. I also need to make the quote bigger so the reader can see and read it easily. I learned that with a slide that less is more and that size is important. These are the thing I took into consideration when I was improving my slide.

Spanish reflection Q2 #2

Chris Tran

Srta. Manuel

Los Eagles Impuso Contra Los Lions

Este artículo se trata de el equipo de los filadelfia Eagles. En la semana pasada, en filadelfia los eagles impuso contra los lions en un épico en la nieve. En este juego, un jugador llamada Nick Foles era jugar el juego bien con 179 yarda y LeSean McCoy un jugador bien corrío por 217 yardas. Hizo el registro por el mejor yardas corr en un juego. Los Eagles, ahora con un registro 8-5 van a jugar con los Vikings a hizo el registro 9-5 van a playoffs. Los Eagles con Nick Foles tenían jugaron bien. Ahora con el playoffs en la imagen por los Eagles. Ellos pueden hacer historia con un temporada ganadora. Yo pienso los Eagles pueden jugaron bueno y impuso el superbowl. El vocabulario que yo aprendí en el artículo es ganancia. Ganancia es un parábola este significa porque es significado para obtener más de algo. Yo encontrado la palabra en esta sentencia en el artículo. LeSean McCoy corrió para ganancia de 217 yardas, la mayor cantidad en la historia de la franquicia, incluidos touchdowns de 57 y 40 yardas, y los Eagles de Philadelphia se sobrepusieron a dos regresos para anotación de Jeremy Ross para vencer por 34-20 a los Lions de Detroit en un juego bajo condiciones de ventisca.” (Fox Deportes)

Word count: 215 words

Work cited:

"Lions Se Vio Superado Por Eagles." Fox Deportes. Fox Deportes, 8 Dec. 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. <>.
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Miriam Sachs Q2 Media Fluency

Hi, my name is Miriam and I am an artist and an athlete. I wanted to combine these two parts of my personality into one phrase. “Stay active” came to mind. I wanted something creative and unique. Creative ended up being the word I used to complete this phrase. I centered the words in the gray area. I made the type size 60 so the words would be big, but still have some empty space around them. I used a gray background so it would easily contrast with the words. I wanted the words to stand out.  I made the letters a shade of red so they would come towards the viewer and contrast from the background. Tahmid pointed out that my words spelled SAC vertically and if I added HS, it would spell my last name. The only thing I could come up with was “has strengths”.  I kept in mind that Zach Holman said to delete half the words on a slide. “Staying actively creative has strengths” sounded strange, so I deleted “has strengths”.  I made the picture a similar shape as my slide (both are rectangular).  I made sure the height of the picture was the same height as the slide so it would combine with the rest of the slide harmoniously.  For repetition, I made both figures in my picture gray silhouettes with few details. When I tried adding facial features to the figures, they were distracting. I made the figure playing soccer taller than the one playing softball and centered the softball player in comparison to the soccer player so it give the illusion that the soccer player is standing closer to the viewer and will not bump into the softball player if they were actually moving forward. I made sure the soccer player’s head was facing in the direction of the soccer ball and the body was moving towards the soccer ball.  I then made a similar connection between the softball’s position and the direction the softball player is facing.  Notice that the softball player has one arm pointing at the softball, as if they just threw it. The shapes of the balls are not round to show that they are moving.   I wanted to bring attention to the sports gear being used. I made the softball glove and soccer cleat orange. This gave them contrast from the figures, repetition (since both are orange), and made them come forward. I made them come forward to bring attention and make the figures seem three dimensional.  I used marker instead of solid shapes to add shading and form and to give the impression that I am still currently drawing. The marker bleeds off the slide. I wanted to show that the marker existed without making the image smaller to fit the entire marker. The thought bubble also bleeds off the slide. The point of this is that I am always thinking with an artist and an athlete’s point of view, but the thought bubble could belong to someone else. Anyone can try to always think creative thoughts, which will help them to imagine drawings such as this one. I had to crop the picture to make the marker and thought bubble bleed off and I should have cut off more of the picture so the edge of the picture would be at the edge of the paper. I drew lines underneath the figures going in the same direction to represent the ground underneath the figures. The lines are curved to show that it is a bumpy field instead of a flat surface. I used multiple lines to show that it is a two dimensional surface.
edited slide
I got rid of the thought bubble because during the class discussion, someone said it was distracting. I decided to write the words by hand so that they would be on the paper. I did this because the first slide had a different shade of gray behind the words than there was where the illustration is. Drawing everything on the paper allowed my new slide to have one background color throughout. I wrote the words diagonally because someone commented that the words looked like an acrostic poem when aligned vertically. I decided to add a figure playing basketball so the slide would be harmonious. It would have looked odd if there were pictures above the words and nothing below. Having figures above and below the words also adds a sense of symmetry. I made the soccer ball and softball orange so that they would be the same color as the rest of the sports equipment. In the first slide, the softball and soccer balls were different colors, which made them distracting. Making all the sports equipment one color (orange) gave the slide harmony and made it easier to see them. Now, everything in the slide looks like it fits together instead of parts being separated by thought bubbles or different backgrounds.

Q2 Reflection #2: “Así fue el desfile de Victoria's Secret”

Audrey Pham


Melanie Manuel

Word Count: 207

Así fue el desfile de Victoria's Secret”

Todos los años, la compañía Victoria’s Secret tienen desfile de moda para sus bonita ropa interior femenina. ¿Por qué es ropa interior femenina de Victoria’s Secret único? Porque es buena calidad, es muy popular, bonita, muy atractivo y Victoria’s Secret venden otro diferente cosa. Por ejemplo, Victoria’s Secret venden maquillaje, ropa de gimnasia, complementos, fragancia, loción, pijamas y muchos más. Victoria’s Secret es perfecto para presente para Navidad o día de san Valentín para mujeres joven. Muchos de modelos de Victoria’s Secret están actriz y famosas mujeres. Victoria Secret tienen grande fondo. Todos los años, en el desfile de Victoria’s Secret, especial cantante canta en el desfile. Anterior desfiles de Victoria’s Secret, Kanye West y Bruno Mars cantaron en el desfile. El cantantes hacen el desfile más interesante. Sin vivi música, el desfile estar aburrido. Este año, Taylor Swift cantó en el desfile de Victoria’s Secret 2013. Taylor Swift está con otro cantantes tambien. Algunos modelos de Victoria’s Secret llevaron ropa interior femenina con diamante, rubí, zafiro, y más joyas. Algunos sostén con joyas consta diez millones de dólares. Todos los años, millones de personas ver el desfile de Victoria’s Secret porque es muy único. Quero a ver el desfile de Victoria’s Secret cuándo yo más mayor.

"Así Fue El Desfile De Victoria's Secret." CNN En Espaol Ultimas Noticias De Estados Unidos Latinoamrica Y El Mundo Opinin Y Videos RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.
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Ameena's Slide

Everyone that truly knows me understands that there is a lot that represents me. So if I designed a slide and included everything that represents me it would be a mix of things that you probably wouldn't understand. So, after trying many options, I had finally created something that easy to see and read. Something simple.

I used a picture of one my closest friends from dance because I believe that she is a model of the saying, "A try is a promise to never give up". In life you can not be scared to try to new things because when you become scared you limit yourself to new opportunities.
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SLA Winter Party

Join The Fun! Come to the last dance of 2013!
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$5 for Tickets
$7 at the door


​For Tickets:

Look for Liverpool or River Trip students.

This is also a fundraiser to raise money for both, the Liverpool & River Trip so please support even if you are unable to come.
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Artículo 3: Las Mujeres y Los Coches


Quarter 2

Alejandro Marothy

Señorita Manuel

Las mujeres y Los Coches

Las mujeres se oprimen cada día y en todas partes. La triste verdad es los hombres todavía gobiernan este mundo. Los hombres son crueles y horrible personas. Algunos son buenos pero mayoría son terrible. Como gobiernan que oprimen a las mujeres y quitarle sus derechos. Sólo recientemente las mujeres han tenido los trabajos de los hombres. Este fue un paso de gigante y un salto para la civilización moderna. Pero incluso con los mismos trabajos las mujeres les pagan mucho menos dinero que los hombres. ¡No es bueno!

Cada paso en la dirección correcta es una mejora enorme y debe celebrarse. Recientemente el coche la compañía General Motors anunciaron un nuevo CEO. ¡Y son una mujer! Esto es una buena noticia. No sólo esta mujer hará grandes cosas para GM ella será una inspirará a las mujeres en todas partes. Además la decisión de la compañía inspirará otros para promover igualdad para los hombres y las mujeres.

Muchos tratan de suprimir femenismo y creencias feministas pero al final fallará porque las mujeres son el más fuerte de los dos géneros. Había un tiempo cuando las mujeres eran adoraron no sólo por su belleza pero su increíble habilidad. Para hacer que la vida en este mundo es algo que una vez fue valorado. Ahora parece que ha sido olvidado: el femenino sagrado. 

Número de Palabras: 221

Trabajo Citado

EFE. "Latino News and Opinion." Mary Barra, Primera Latina Al Frente De General Motors - . Al Día, 10 Dec. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.

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Spanish journal Q2 #2

Nelson Mandela

El Pais


logros - accomplishments

racismo - racism

en todo el mundo - around the world

ídolo - idol

esfuerzo - effort (n)

en lugar de - instead of

líder - leader

funcionario - official

lucha - struggle

enviar - send

no sé más sobre el presidente de Sudáfrica, solamente que él fue un hombre muy bien. Fue una inspiración a todos nosotros, y estoy triste que nunca aprendía más sobre su vida y logros. Voy a alabarle para trabajando fuerte por sus pasiones. Por lo que he oído, cuando él fue joven estaba trabajando que terminar apartheid y racismo. Eventualmente se convirtió a el primer negro presidente de Sudáfrica. Respeto ese hombre mucho por todos, él se ayuda el mundo con muchos problemas. Hablamos sobre el vida de señor mandela en el clase de Inglés la semana pasada. Personas en todo el mundo hablaron sobre ese ídolo y sus esfuerzos en su país y en el mundo. En Inglés nosotros  hablamos sobre su tiempo en prisión  y como él usio paz y respeto en lugar de venganza. Fue en prison por muchos años en su vida, cuando fue un joven, y todavía no estaba enojado a el gobierno. El es el definición de un líder y más personas en el gobierno aquí deben aprender de el acciones de Nelson Mandela. Si solamente un poco de nuestros funcionarios podria actuar similar que Mandela, este pais funcionaria (trabaja? va a trabajar?) más mejor. Anteayer, mire algo en facebook sobre un funcionario del g.o.p (pienso que era Rick Santorum), él comparó su lucha con “obamacare” al batalla de Neslon Mandela y apartheid.

1. Esto es ridículo porque cuidado de salud no está enviando alguien a prison.

2. Sudáfrica tiene cuidado de salud universal.  

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Long Lived Love

The taming of the shrew portrays that marriage is about control and the male has full control over the female and has to play the more dominant role in the relationship. Romance is nothing but a myth and love doesn’t exist within these relationships. Same as Tim Story’s “Think Like a Man.” Men have certain goals when it comes to relationships with women. In both of these cases, there is no such thing as love, it is only trick that helps someone get what he or she wants out of a relationship.

Think Like a Man was based upon a real book. The main focus of the movie is well, to act like a lady, but think like a man. It's to help women get inside the minds of men and understand what they want, but use that against them to really get what they want. Throughout the movie Cedric, Jeremy, Zeke, Dominic, and Michael all want simple things in life as a man and they are all just looking for that one woman who will please them and accept everything they want out of a relationship that they want. The women who end up with these men Mya, Kristen, Lauren and Candace are all looking for Mr. Right to finally come along after they all have been through pointless relationships. Encountering these men they feel as though this time they will finally find the right guy. There’s a new book that’s being talked about everywhere, but it was first premiered on Oprah’s show introduced by steve Harvey. He began to give insight on the operating system of a man’s brain to help women understand them and get what they want out of them. Throughout the movie the men and women experience ups and downs dealing with situations that are very relatable to today’s society based on love.

The very beginning of the movie Cedric (Kevin Hart) is narrating and talking about heterosexual relationships and how things were leading up to this current time. He began making comments about young boys and the stages they go through when it comes to women. When they're finally full grown men, a man has certain needs that need to be pleased sexually. He mentions how in the old times Women wanted marriage before anything. “Marriage was the only way to get sex.”

Act one Scene two

In “Taming of the Shrew” the men desires weren’t always to get sex, but in some cases it was to be wealthy, or wealthier. Petruchio was a wealthy man and wanted more money.  “I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; If wealthily, the happily in Padua.” SInce Katherine was wealthy, she was the perfect candidate to be Petruchio’s wife. The only way he could get what he wanted was to marry her.  In that time marriage was the Only  gateway To get what men wanted out of their women.

Another moment that happened towards the beginning of the movie, Domonic fell in love with Lauren who is a very wealthy woman and makes 6 figures and has a lot of stuff going for her already. Domonic on the other hand doesn't have much going for him, but he has dreams and aspirations that he wants for himself. Lauren does not know this until after she sleeps with him. She thought that since he chased her down in a jaguar sports car that it was his when he really was valet parking for another gentleman. She wants someone with money and success like her.

Act three scene one

In this scene Petruchio showed up to Kate and his wedding in rugged clothing expecting Kate to still marry him regardless of his looks. Looks aren’t everything his opinion. Everyone was so against his wearing and questioned his decision making. Biondello said to Petruchio, “Not as well apparelled as I wish you were.” This quote can be used in the viewpoint of Lauren. Dominic wasn’t well dressed enough for her. SHe want a man that was just as well dressed as her and Dominic wasn’t that man. Until she realized later on that he was. He may not have had the fancy clothes, but she knew he would in the end and even if he didn’t he was still a great man to be with.

Love is just a form of possession and that possession is never applied to anything. It’s a way to convince people in relationships that what they are doing to these people for their own selfish reasons are ok. Love is nothing, but a myth and in today’s society this has been a big issue not only for adults, but it’s for teens as well.

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Hi, I am Ebony Ream. In tech we are making one slide that describes us, but we have to make it presentable. Mine however, is quite simple. I just found a picture of a microphone from google and placed a quote of mine on it.

The techniques that I used was making the picture bleed off the page a little, so only half of the microphone is on it. For the wording part, I tried to make my words understandable and brighter than the picture itself, like contrasting. Another strategy I used was “the rule of the thirds”, when the screen is divided in a 3x3 fashion. I just evened the picture and wording out. I also made the picture larger. I learned that if you do that, then it attracts people more. This happens with words too.

Before I made this slide, I did get some tips from reading the Presentation Zen website. His tips really helped me out because before reading them, I had no idea there were ways to make your slide presentable and attractive.

I actually changed my whole slide because my main criticism was about the background being very pix-elated. I couldn't find a more high quality picture, so I changed everything but still based the topic of music.

I learned that if you want to have big words, make sure there’s not a thing called a tangent, which is a tight space between two things. Also, some slides are better to be left empty than busy. There’s also certain fonts used for the “advertisement” business. So, it’s better to use those fonts, in order to catch people’s attention.

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The slide incorporates all the lessons(excluding “ 8) Have a visual theme”) in Presentation:Zen at least in some level. For 7)Empty Space, I left a considerable amount of blank background color under the text as well just a tiny bit more to the right for the hand. The picture then remains balanced because it almost creates the idea that the content of the actual picture is just among the darkness rather than a huge picture here looking forced and “unnatural” where a small light is found. Both are a result of using the rule of thirds as well.  In theory, using the rules of the third I would capture each main focus point of the picture, the object shining bright in the upper right, the text in the upper left, blank space in the bottom left, and the arm coming up from the bottom right. At an attempt to line the object shining and the text up with the imaginary intersects I had to move my text up a bit from my original location as well as expand the canvas a bit to move the object. Another thing with the arm you may notice, is its bleed off the screen. I decided that an image with the entire body would take the focus of the hand and what it is holding, therefore also taking away from the text and conclusively be taking away from the slide. The text did play more than one role in the slide too, singularly the most roles in the slide design lesson. The coloring was great, it fitted in perfectly with the image(shining light and arm) and contrasted even better with the dark black. The actual sentence cooperated easily too, for the image expresses something great has been done and with the background that light can be found in darkness, but that strays away from the topic.The typing was big, reasonably big, it is readable at distance and it is sure to attract your eye before the arm in the slide seeing that it is the main idea. As the main point it also needs something to support it, and the picture did, precisely, it was easy to understand and sensible. And lastly, it is hard to dispute that the arm and hand are relatively nice to look at, it captures your eye.
One of the main problems with my old slide was with my choices with the text. Due to class discussions I came to realize that with minor adjustments I can make my slide as good as it can be. I first went to change the color of the text, to match up more with the rest of the picture/slide. Unfortunately, the color I felt best matched with it was orange, but as you may know, orange isn't the brightest  color, but I tried to make it as bright as it could go, and it didn't mess up the picture at all. Kerning the text was also a great decision in the text, if you compare it to the old slide, you can see the little decrease in the space between the words makes a big difference. Besides blurring up that top right corner of blue obvious "cut off", a rather minor difference, the last thing I did was decrease  the overall blank space. In my last slide, the amount of big space was great, and exposes no pattern and also made the picture less "attention-straining" it did become a bit excessive. I found I could accomplish the same things even when cutting out most of the black space from the top.
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My slide is a never ending road and a cookie as a sun. I thought it would be boring if I just put a road and a sun. It would show that I put no thought in it, so I had to think of something else. The thing I had to think about was something that produced light and energy. Immediately I thought of a cookie. A cookie can bring out the energy of a person and the energy of a person can lighten a room, with laughter, smiles, or even more energy. I used the rule of the thirds by putting the road diagonally so it can be balanced through out the entire slide. For the cookie to look like a sun, I put it in the left hand corner, because I didn't want to crowd up the right hand side. I put the quote on the top left instead of the right corner because the right was already full with the road, and the left had a bigger space than the right. I learned about the rule of thirds and how it can effect a slide and how important it is to use it correctly. I also learned that every detail is important because every little detail, whether it's right or wrong, can be criticized and noticed. 
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 Hi, I'm Pedro Castillo. For this project, we were asked to create a slide describing ourselves using what we learned about design from presentation zen. For my slide I tried to use the same colors to keep everything balanced out. I wanted to use this green because I personally thought it was appealing and it would be a color that people would remember. I chose to make everything bright because I wanted my slide to catch people's eye. I chose this font because I felt that it went along with the picture perfectly. The green outline was placed around the words to match with the picture. I decided not to make the picture bleed and not to have much empty space. My theme for the slide was music because it's something that everyone likes and the colors and the picture could easily attract people's eye. 
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This is my Media Fluency slide. This slide displays my greatest passion, music. I like most music genres but I really like rock and classic rock, my favorite band is The Beatles.

   First I looked for an image of The Beatles that was not to crammed. I decided not to place my text inside of the only empty space because personally, I think more empty space on a slide looks nice. For the text, I wanted to make sure that it had a good color contrast and stood out against the black and white so I used a bright color but not too bright. I determined the size and placement of the text based off of the image, I wanted the text to be seen but I did not want to block any important parts of the image. Sense I wanted to have same empty space, I used the rule of thirds to find out where the best location for the text could be.

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I wanted my media fluency slide to be bold and have a flowing design on it. To fulfill this, I took a PearlJam poster and edited the photo to insert my name. It includes the elements of contrast, alignment, depth, and texture which we learned in Tech class. In my slide, I used a lot of contrast by using a warm color, red, and a cool color, cyan blue, on top of a black background to make the colors stand out. I also used some hints of white to make the slide brighter. I followed the element of alignment by placing my name in the empty space in the center of the design. My slide also has depth in the banner at the top and texture in the wings and in other aspects of the design.
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For my second slide, I decided to change the random spots of blue in the design of the wings to red to blend in with the rest of the design. I also decided to change the Buenos Aires to Philly to make it more personalized. From doing this project, I learned the guidelines to follow when making an appealing presentation. These guidelines include the rule of thirds, contrast, empty space, depth, texture, and other artistic elements. I also learned a lot about editing pictures which I was inept at when I first started this project. This project also taught me that it's the little details in your presentation that can take it from decent to amazing.
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