This week went by fairly fast. In English we began reading the Crucible, which is kind of confusing. We had three games this week, but I sat out the Monday game because I was sick and hadn’t gone to school. On Wednesday we won 2-1 vs Hubbard HS. On Friday I had my cousin from Saint Louis come and watch the game. We lost 2-0 vs Mather HS. It was a close game and we lost because the worst player on the team messed up really badly and that allowed them to score a goal. It was disappointing considering some family came to see me but after the game we went to a restaurant and had a lot of fun.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Joseph Raymond McCarthy, was
was born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin on November 14th 1908. He was very smart; he completed a 4 year college course in only 1 year, and graduated from Marquette University in 1935. He gained a law degree the year he graduated and began practicing. In 1939 he was elected “circuit judge of the tenth judicial circuit of Wisconsin.” Enlisted in 1942, in the United States Marine Corps and resigned in 1945 as a Lieutenant. Soon he ran for senate but wasn’t voted , but was reelected as a judge. Elected into U.S. Senate in 1946, got reelected and served until his death. McCarthy died May 2, 1957. During his career a senator he was also chairperson to the 83rd congress. He used his position to launch investigations to find and charge communists inside the government, which became his trademark job.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This week, we worked a lot on Act 4 to a Raisin in the Sun. We had to writ a act 4 to the book, and I really enjoyed it. I think I did well and included a unexpected plot twist at the end. This week I had one soccer game against Solario. It was the worst soccer field I have played on this year and we tied 1-1. On Friday I got sick, so all of Saturday I was either on the couch or in my bed. Today Sunday, I was supposed to go to red bull’s Flugtag event at the lake but can’t go due to me still being sick and having to do so much HW. I have about 13 assignments including several projects due this week. I have 6 English assignments, which is way to much.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
This week has been sports filled. I had 3 games, one home and two away. On Monday the JV team played Kelly HS, which is second in city. We beat them 3-0, with me getting an assist, while the Varsity team lost 4-0. On Wednesday, we played against Amundsen HS and we lost 2-1. Friday we played Loyola HS and beat them 2-0 with me scoring a goal in between the keeper’s legs. This weekend I have a lot of homework so will be very busy both Saturday and Sunday. Classes this week were ok, but I am glad that the weekend has finally arrived.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
This has been the second week of school. I am currently happy that I chose to go to Whitney Young. This week a few things have happened. Tuesday, I was supposed to have a soccer game but it got cancelled which was quite a disappointment, but on the bright side that day I added a new quote to my favorites list, “I’d be a vegetarian if bacon grew on trees” –Homer Simpson. On Wednesday I got fairly lucky because I went to Quiznos for a sandwich with some fiends and the lady at the counter ended up giving me a free sandwich for no reason, saved me about $6. Thursday had a soccer game in Oak Park and lost against a top 15 team in the state. Didn’t get home until 9:15! Friday, nothing interesting, just had dinner downtown.
Whitney Young HS
This neighborhood seems like a nice place to live. The streets are extremely clean in comparison to the urban city landscape that I am so used to living in. The roads are smooth but not new, bringing a pleasant surprise. There are cars parked outside most homes, something odd in comparison with us, since we park our automobiles in subterranean garages. There are many homes of all classes, from charming small square ones forming a compound to proud mansions with huge lawns and basketball courts. There is also what seems to be apartments, but not as us city dwellers would know them to be. Many are made of brick or stone, much older than our steel giants. There are a few large buildings spread far apart, cutting into the flat skyline.
The amount of nature is just astounding. There is not one block that has less than 20 trees. Most seem to be of the same kind, the height of a two-to-three story dwelling. There are flower filled grass gardens and lush green parks some as large as a whole block or even more! These parks vary greatly in many ways, from size to shape and function. The differences seem completely random, as if each person had created their own. Many have sports fields and even large grass expanses, which I have seen used for countless activities for the enjoyment of the many residents of these parts, human and non-alike.
The residents seem very kind around these parts. There are many young adults around the area, normally walking in small groups, carrying backpacks or biking. Most seem happy as they walk; they talk with friends and laugh. I was curious as to why there were so many young adults in this neighborhood, so I decide to stop a man who looked to be about in his early 50s.
" Hello sir, may I ask you some quick questions about this area?"
" I don't see why not. After all, I do have a lot of time."
" Why are there so many young adults with the appearance of being in their late teens and early twenties around this beautiful neighborhood?"
" Why, because of the ever so famous U of C of course."
" The U of C?"
" Yes, the great University of Chicago, which is actually where I happen to work at. Most people around this area have some sort of connection with the University; either a professor, former student, or current student at the K-12 school or the actual university."
" Very helpful sir, one last thing. If you had to convince someone to live here in one sentence, what would you say?"
" Well " he ponders, " This area has a gentle academic air, making people all around feel safe and happy, no matter where you’re from."
" Thank you very much."
" My pleasure young man."