Monday, December 12, 2016

ESCB Activity 2

When I need help on something or just looking around for cool blogs, I always end up going to this class blog. Mrs. Hughes class is always helpful. Mrs. Hughes and her students are always writing good details. I think they should be nominated because they always are helpful to people around the world.

ESBC Activity 1

 Courageous at Cedars-Sinai

     I was eight years old the first time I realized that I needed time and rest. Sports were out of the picture, considering the situation I was in. I was scared because I didn't know if I was going to wake up. I found out that anesthesia has killed people before me, and I didn't want to be a victim.
"Just breathe in and breathe out." whispers the doctor in a calm tone. I take slow, steady breaths, squeezing my stuffed animal tight. Clunk! My head hit the pillow, and I dozed off into a forced, dreamless sleep. I was born with a disorder called clubfeet. My feet were put in casts for eight weeks since the day I was born. My feet slowly kept arching up and inching in like a golf club. Another name for clubfeet is talipes equinovarus. It's a rare disease for elders but it's common in newborn babies. Most treatments are successful, but their have been a few mistakes over the years. In 2007, seven of the seventy-two treated feet didn’t improve. The night before my operation, I hugged my parents good night, and prayed that everything would be alright.

Waking up the next morning, I realized that I took my ability to walk everyday for granted. I never realized that some people don’t have enough money to get cured. They might never walk in their life. I felt confident going into the room, where I changed into the robe that the blue-eyed nurse gave me. Everything after that was a blur. I woke up in a different room, still clutching onto my stuffed animal, Boo. I felt nauseous, although those were the common symptoms. My doctor, Deirdre Ryan, told me that the surgery was very successful. I finally gained enough strength to look down at my feet. I saw a flash of pink and purple, and fainted. I scared myself by looking at my feet. My parents started to wake me up a few hours later, and I felt unalert and hungry.
“You fainted at the sight of the casts. It’s a normal reaction” assured my nurse.
“Ookkayy” I stumbled. Sleeping in the hospital is not as bad as it sounds, except I felt awful because my parents had to sleep in chairs. I experienced great feelings of remorse. I wanted to help out my parents so bad but I just didn’t know how to. I don’t remember if I cried myself to sleep or dozed off from all the medications I took, but I remember how awful I felt. I got cleared the next day and went home in my wheelchair. Many of my friends and family came to visit and give me their best wishes.
At the end of the day, the surgery shaped me into who I am today. I’m bold, strong, and courageous. I have mercy for others, but I don’t fill my mind with negativity. I’m an optimist and I try to always look for the bright side of things. I can do everything I want to do today, and my opportunities in the future are endless. I want to be a pediatric orthopedic, just like Dr. Ryan, who was my surgeon. She’s my idol, and I want to help kids like me. We can get through this together, and I want to make sure everyone’s possibilities are endless.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Matched by Allie Condie

Listen and view my Voicethread poem: Cassia's 
(Click on Cassia)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I did a survey on if there should be a school dress code. The graph above are my results. I also interviewed Kylie Kurzban (blue) and Lily Polvy (red).

Me: What are your thoughts on having a school dress code?
Lily: "I think that we shouldn't have a school dress code because people might want to express themselves freely."
Kylie: "I agree with Lily. People should have a say in what they want to wear to school."
Me: It's nice to hear students opinion on this.
"Also,  what do you think of wearing uniforms to school?
Kylie: "First of all, why would people want to look the same? Everyone has their own style and body figure."
Lily: "People may not feel comfortable wearing a uniform."
Kylie: "I think it's better to be able to express yourself in your own unique way. I think that there's no point in dressing the same as everyone else. I'd rather be myself with my own style."

I also interviewed Makayla Lombardo (green) on having a dress code.

Me: "Do you like our school dress code?"
Makayla: "Yeah, I think it's reasonable, but I couldn't imagine wearing uniforms. I'd rather be different than the same.

The majority of people I talked to and voted on my poll thought that it's best not to have a dress code. Personally, I'd like to tweak our dress code a little but otherwise, I don't mind it. Like Makayla said, It's reasonable. 

I also found out that most teens don't like their school dress code either. This is mostly a problem for girls because they are the ones being blamed for this problem. On TheHuffingtonPost, I found out that a girl got sent home because she decided not to wear a dress to prom. It never said you had to wear one so it isn't her fault. Anyways, if you haven't already take my survey (on my sidebar). Overall, people would rather be able to wear their own kind of style without limits.
Works Cited
Herbst, Sophia. "Dress Coded: An Education on (Unnecessary) Sexualization." The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Game 2

I have realized that not many people go to the Flipboard magazine to check out outstanding posts. I found three amazing blogs and I would like to share them.

Hi Karah,
I agree with you on everything you wrote. I agree that school started too early. When I transitioned from elementary school to middle school, school started about an hour later. I think that it's good, but I spend the majority of my extra time to sleep by finishing up a project or homework. Do you have a favorite subject? Come check out my blog!
-Emily ;))

Hi Sidd,
I agree that we should be allowed to use our phones in class for certain things. At my school, if we have permission, we are allowed to use it for work purposes. At lunch and nutrition, we are allowed to use it for anything as long as it doesn't disrupt anything. I like how you used pro's and cons! Come check out my blog.

-Emily ;))

Hey Rit,
I completely agree with you on making your school go from kindergarten to twelfth grade. I remember how sad it was to leave my elementary school to go to a different school. I also like how you are trying to do something about things that you want to change! Keep up the good work! Come check out my blog.
-Emily :))
Go to the Flipboard magazine for more amazing posts like these! ;))

Friday, November 25, 2016

Overall on Commenting

This week on the student blogging challenge we focussed on good quality comments. I searched around and found many intriguing blogs. On my journey, I learned about people from different countries. I loved learning about someone I've never met before because it felt like I was making friends through commenting on some of their hobbies. There is a certain format that a blogger needs to follow to write a quality comment. First of all, the blogger should start by addressing the person they are talking too. Then, they should say what they liked about their post. After that, they can either agree with something or disagree. After that, they can attach a link to their blog and sign their name. An example of someone using that format is below.

       Hi Maya,
I liked how you talked about how protein(such as beef jerky) is important for building up muscles. I agree with you on that. I play soccer and my coach tells us after a game to eat a lot of protein so we can repair and build our muscles stronger. Come check out my blog!

Keep on blogging!
-Emily :))

I liked reading about how life is different in a different place. Some people I found were across the country and some were in another community. Everyone has their own opinion and their own thoughts. I liked being apart of someone else's life. I felt like I've met the person before because I learned a lot about them and their community. To add on to that, I've created a list to help people start a good comment so they can interact with people besides the one's standing next to them.

Good Starting Comments
I like how you...
Did you know that...
I can relate because...
and more!

I hope I helped you by writing this post! Here are some really cool blogs that you should check out!



Comment below if this helped you in any way! If it did, I will write more of these! :))


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016


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Thursday, October 20, 2016


"Adventure Day Home"

Every year, my Dad and I go on an annual Father-Daughter trip to Mammoth. My dad snowboards and I ski. Each time I get on the slopes I end up making a wrong turn. I ended up going the wrong way and had to purposely fall so I would stop myself in time before I started sliding down the slippery slopes. My dad was really good at snowboarding, so he went faster than me. When I was younger, my dad was always the leader but now since I'm older, he has me go in front but I usually make the wrong turns and get myself lost. This year while I was at Mammoth, I slipped off the slope and went straight down a black diamond... 


Ridiculously close to my face


Activity 1: I watched a video on how not to copyright images and videos. Computers can manipulate your image without copyrights. Everyone needs permission to use another person picture, video, or sound. Creative comments have 6 different licenses and if you don't address the picture to the owner properly, you are basically stealing someone's creation. Make sure that when you use someone else's work, give the original owner credit. In Mrs. Y's video of switching up the nametags on her student's artwork, the students said that it felt like someone took all the credit for their hard work. It's always important to make sure that the owner gets the credit they deserve.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stop Suicide and Start Smiling.

     Something that has been on my mind for years is how does the thought of suicide come into action. I've done some research and found out that stress drives 40 teenagers to suicide every year. Each year, 34,598 people commit suicide which is an average of 94 people committing suicide each day. Suicide is the eleventh most leading death of all times. It starts out as a lot of homework or grief and then turns into something much more. It hurts to know that people are less fortunate than I am and go to the trouble of ending their lives. Everyone needs to help out with this live-taking problem. Try and make everyone feel like they belong on this Earth and make sure that if someone needs help, someone will make sure they get what they need. Make everyone's lives matter, not just the people that are in the community. Everyone is fighting their own battle and at the end of the day, everyone is human. Make everyone feel as they belong, not an outcast. Stop suicide and start smiling! #BAD2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Just About Me

     Hi, my name is Emily. I love playing soccer and I play on a club soccer team. I'm number 24 because that's my lucky number. I enjoy going to sleepaway camp over the summer. At Canyon Creek, I tube on Lake Castaic and have a blast. I have a nine-year-old brother and a dog named Ginger. I also have two amazing parents that I love so much! I love Shawn Mendes and his new album.    This avatar represents me because I tried to portray her to appear to always be smiling like I am. To add on to that, my favorite color is blue and in this image, I'm wearing a blue jacket. When I go to more tropical places, my eye color changed from blueish-green to plain blue. Last but not least, I chose a hair color that is almost exactly my hair color.P.S.
I have included some reminders about blog commenting:If you would like to leave a comment on my blog, please click the "No comments" or "(2) comments." Next, enter your comment in the "enter your comment" box, and then click "Publish." Be sure to leave me the URL of your blog, so I can visit you:) 1. Don't bully or use inappropriate language. 2. Tell the writer what they did right, not what they did wrong. 3. Use insightful thoughts. 4. Try and relate to the writing. 5. Re-read your comment before you post.Thanks and have fun blogging:)

Friday, September 9, 2016

7 Random Facts About Shay from Uglies

  1. Shay likes her face to have two different sides.
  2. Shay and Tally have the same birthday.
  3. Shay doesn't want to be a pretty.
  4. Shay runs away from her city.
  5. Shay loves to hoverboard over the river.
  6. Shay never met David's dad.
  7. Shay admired Tally the first time they met.

7 Random Facts About Me

  1.  Abby Wambach and I have the same birthday and we used to have the same soccer jersey number.
  2.  I puke when I do the bean-boozeled challenge.
  3.  I like cherry flavored candy, but I don't like cherries.
  4.  I once had a fish named Lucky, and it lived for four years.
  5.  I started playing soccer when I was four years old.
  6. I had a major surgery on my feet when I turned eight years old.
  7.  Before my family moved in, the owners of the house painted my room blue. Then when we moved in, we painted it pink but we just recently painted it blue again and it turned out to be the exact same color.