Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
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¡Hola! Mi nombre es Symone. Estoy muy muy muy bien! Tengo catorce años, y mi cumpleaños es el catorce de abril. Soy un poquito baja, y muy boba. Soy creativa, inteligente, habladora, y divertida. Soy un poquito deportisa, y muy muy muy simpátic porque no me gusta antipática personas. Soy tambien africano americana. Pero vivo en Filadelfia. Hace muy fresco en Filadelfia, y a veces sol, depende estacíon. ¿Y, tú? Me fascina ir de compras, pasar un rato amigos, salir con mi novio, comer mucho, relajar, y escuchar música. No me gusta nada correr, y leer. Es muy aburrida. ¿Qué te gusta hacer en Maracaibo? ¿Qué música te gusta escuchar?
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In Pennsylvania's senate are people who are on my side. A few of these are Daylin Leach, Camille George, and my representatives I mentioned in my 2nd blog post. They and other members of PA's government have created laws such as Resolution 110686 and HB 2754. Fracking has also recieved a lot of media attention. The documentary "Gas Lands" by Josh Foxx (now an important and influential activist against fracking) was one of the original cries for help, but newspapers have covered fracking numerous time. They recently linked the recent earthquake activity with hydraulic fracturing. Marcellus Shale protests are now not uncommon, including an Occupy Pittsburgh in protest of fracking. While this is a good first step for my cause, it is also important to recognize the power my opponents hold in government.
These factors all add to the knowledge a young lobbyist like myself needs. I now know who to coordinate with, who are my opponents. More significantly, I know who I can influence and what that means for my issue.
“I used to walk down the street like I was a f***ing star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be - and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”
“Unique! Special! Unlike No Other! Two words, one phrase. Three things I hear all the time. I know I am capable of being great and I know that I am all three of things, but sometimes I refuse to believe it. Why? I don’t know. I guess its because I’ve had a lot of things happen to me that made me feel like I wasn’t unique or special.
I am a person who dream big! HUGE!
· I want my fantasy to become my reality.
· I will never let someone take away my humanity.
· I know I am capable of being someone great.
· I dream big and I don’t let anyone stop me. That’s what makes me unique, and special, and unlike no other.
· Because of who I am and what I believe I will make all three of these words come alive!
The dream world
Wizardry and mystical creatures
I guess I am a child at heart
A 5 year old
And I’m proud of it
“Hello class. My slide is about the effects of peer pressure. It says that peer pressure equals disaster. That’s just what I think of peer pressure but someone else might say differently. I’ve had many experiences with peer pressure and this is the way I describe peer pressure because of it. In elementary school peer pressure got me into a group of girls thinking I’d be picked on less if I was apart of their click. Another peer pressure was when my boyfriend wanted me to do something that I wasn’t comfortable with but I did it anyway to make him happy. Both pressures ended in me being hurt more than before. So to me peer pressure equals disaster. I chose this backround just to show what disaster and give the presentation color and picture. Then I put white letters to contrast the design and used cracked letters to give the words some pizaz. I tried to keep the words simple and nice so I chose peer pressure and disaster. Thank you and that’s all.”
My slide is entitled “The Dreamer.” For my color scheme, I used a pallet of light-ish primary colors, because the contrast with each other very much. The background of the slide was composed of a fade from yellow to a baby blue. The yellow represents the day, while blue represents the night. The yellow of the background in the slide “shines” a light onto the letters in the slide and the letters then have a shadow. I used the website http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorcontrasts.asp as a reference to see which colors contrasted the most with each other so that the words would be relatively clear. The punctuation and quotes in the slide are in different but bolder colors to emphasize the statements.
The text is shown to be very important because of its boldness and contrast to the background of the slide. I adjusted the kerning on some words so that they would appear more or less important and impacting on my audience. Since the quotes are in the upper left corner, they almost sway the audience to look at the bottom where the more important text is, the title. I used plenty of emptiness to keep my slide very simple to understand, and so that when the few words on the slide were read that the audience could look at the speaker. The picture bleeds off of the slide, and the picture is also in a way “looking” into the yellow light of the background on the slide.
When I was little I use to sit outside and listen to Michael Jackson on my CD Player, yes CD Player that’s how long ago it was. Even as a kid i use to dance, at my Aunts party I did the moon walk with my cousins uncle. We had everyone laughing and clapping and singing along.
I love to shop for hats and shoes. Nike is the best!
My favorite music artist would definitly have to be Drake.
My favortie movies are all the Transformers and all 3 Step Up movies.
The status of my issue remains unchanged and not debated at the moment. I have researched legislation through Philadelphia's city council, the level in which my topic applies, and I have found no changes in the City Wage Taxes of Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Department of Revenue nor changes in the city's plan for wage taxes. Things seem to be simply at a stand still for my topic and this is probably because of the timeframe given for the rates that we currently have, which is from July 1st of 2011 and December 31st, according to the Philadelphia Department of Revenue. One official that I have found "opposed" to high City Wage Tax is the Philadelphia City Council President, Anna C. Verna, who according to City Council's website had been, "… a consistent supporter of wage and business tax reductions…"
However, it is unclear who exactly is against the City Wage Taxes. It appears that the City Wage Tax has not been a issue that has been brought to light in city council and neither are their any organized supporters or lobbyist against the current tax rate. However, one very interesting point was brought up by a local tax reform advocate named Brett Mandel, who according to WHYY's article, Good News: Lower Philly Wage Taxes in 2009, states that if the city generates more casinos and such, the City Wage Tax will decrease along with property taxes based on the revenue that the casinos produce. So in a long run, I could lobby for casino construction in Philadelphia, making my opponents those who are against the casino creations. With my issue pertaining directly to the taxes, I do not know who I can go to or write to other than the officials in city hall.
According to the mayor's website, "… as a result of the recent downturn, the City has established a rate reduction moratorium on further City-financed reductions… until 2014 or until economic pressures lift." What I am thinking from this is that the city as well as legislators see the wage taxes as something that benefits the city more than most things. What the city and legislators aren't considering is how much the wage tax takes away from paychecks, including those who can barely afford the costs of living. My opponents are going to be those who support the City Wage Tax and those who benefit from the tax (nonprofit organization and institutions). There has been no policy written to address the issue at hand, so I believe I will have to come up with one with someone a council member or the mayor himself.
I believe that city council members are essential to the outcome in which I wish to occur. I will need council members to agree with a reduction of the City Wage Tax and I would then need them to propose ideas to the council and in the long run to the mayor. As far as people to support this cause, I am sure I can people from all over the city that agree that the Wage Taxes are too high and should be reduced. In the end the mayor would have to make the final decision and hopefully the wage tax can be lowered without hurting our city in any way. With the lack of debate and discussion of the City Wage Taxes, I would say that there is no time limit or time frame.
Hola Leydi, soy Alexis McCormick, tengo 15 años. Mi cumpleaños es el agosto 12,1996. Soy un el verano bebé. Soy nacido y criado en Filadelfia la ciudad del amor fraternal. Me gusta escuchar música y cantar y salir con mi novio Michael may lindo es mucho moreno. No me gusta nada dibujar y jugar videojuegos. Soy un poquit boba y cómica. Podría sentarme para el día hablando de algo divertido, soy muy bueno en eso! Jajaja Es por eso que tengo muchos amigos. Yo tengo novio, y el es muy lindo con migo, lo quiero mucho. ¿Y tu tienes novio? ¿Como estas ? ¿Cómo eres tú? ¿Qué haces para divertirte? Quiero saber más sobre lo que me gustaría saber, espero que podamos ser buenos amigos Cuando no estoy en la escuela yo estoy con mi novio o si no estoy con el, estoy con mi amigas Wendy y Angelina y Marisa,bailey, yo mi gusta comprar ropa de secreto rosa Victoria. Me encanta tu nombre tanto! ¿Cuál es tu casa, como? Yo tengo ojos azules y tengo pelo rubio y yo no mi gusta nada cocinar pero si mi gusta comer, pero no estoy gorda . Bueno, me voy porque tengo que estudiar. Espero a escuchar de ti pronto y escuchar todo sobre su vida maravillosa. adiós :)
From this project I have learned presentation zen. I have always seen billboards and slides with good eye-catching designs. I have never known the proper names for the effects until now. I have learned about “bleeding” and “kerning”. I learned about the basic fundamental knowledge of slide design. Color contrast, boldness, and font is something I improved in. I feel that knowing more about the slide design will help me with presentations in my other classes.
¿Qué más? Mi nombre es Emmañuel. Tengo quince años. Soy arficano - americano. Vivo en Filadelfia. Se conoce como “La Ciudad de Armor Fraternal.” ¿Qúe tal? ¿De donde eres tú? ¿Qúe tiempo hace hoy en Maracaibo, Venezuela? Me gusta escuchar música, practiacr deportes, y ir de compras. Me gusta Kobe Bryant y él es basante deportista. No me gusta nada leer, estudiar, y trabajar. ¿Y a ti? ¿Qúe te gusta hacer en Maracaibo? Soy muy cómico y bobo, sin embargo soy inteligente. También soy muy delgado y lindo. ¿Y tú? ¿Cómo eres tú? Bueno, me voy porque tengo que ir al baño. Responde cuando puedas. ¡Hasta mañana!
Am I a Man or a Coward?
I’m so happy we got out of school early; I had a fun time today. The only bad part of the day was that I have to attend my ILP. It’s all the way on spring garden and broad St. It starts soon so I had to hurry up and get there. I walked to the trolley and I took it to 15th street. After I arrived at 15th street I had to wait for the train. As I was waiting I notice about seven boys that were near me. I didn’t think anything of it the time; I just kept on playing the games on my phone. When the train came I walked on and sat in the first seat I saw. The boys that I saw at the train station walked on the train towards the far back. After waiting on the train for 3 minutes, I got up because my stop was next. Then all of a sudden the seven boys walked up next to me and surrounded me on the train. Two of them had their fist balled up. He looked like he was going to punch me but before he could the doors opened and I quickly walked out. I went up all the stairs until I was finally above ground. For a quick second I thought I lost them, but sadly, that wasn’t the case at all.
Why are those boys running towards me? Did I do something to anger them? Should I run away? I wish someone could answer my questions but unfortunately there is no one to answer them. I increased my speed and pretended like I didn’t see them, hoping they will stop running and not mess with me. But I couldn’t be more wrong, the gang of boys just ran faster towards me with balled up fist. I knew now I only had once choice, which is to run. I ran across the street, trying to dodge cars and avoid getting killed or very badly injured. I’m ducking under tree branches, jumping over fire hydrant, and hopping over gates. I never got so tried in my life. But I couldn’t help but think that I was acting like a “bitch” by running away from those boys. I started to feel like a coward or a punk because I didn’t stand my ground and fight those boys for whatever they wanted. I always called my self a man but can I still say that after what I’m doing now? A lot of men that I know would never run away from other people the way I did. Maybe I should stop running catch my breath for a little and try to flight all of them, I mean that what a man would do right? A true man wouldn’t like other people implant for into them, causing him to run. If I were a real man like I think I am, I would just flight with pride and if I lose at lease I lose being a man instead of a “pussy”. I started to slow down as I thought about it some more. Should I be a safe coward or be an injured man with pride?