I am a junior in high school who has been described as reliable,caring, amiable, respectful, and responsible. I try my best to do what is best in every situation and to give my all in order to accomplish whatever needs to be done and be as successful as possible in whatever I am participating in. I live for God and to make my family proud. I also live to make myself proud and do all I can do to help my family and make a positive change in this world as much as possible. I am continually motivated and inspired by family, friends and God. I try my best to be a great friend, daughter and student and hope to be a good addition to the journalism team. I am interested in all things to do with child care, medical care and cooking as well as baking. I enjoy writing as well as reading, listening to music, and learning. I am from Brawley, California. I've been to Mexico, Florida, and Baltimore. I am planning on going to Stanford University or the University of California Irvine to study medicine and receive a degree for nursing. I also plan to receive a Masters in business, go to culinary school and eventually own my own restaurant or clinic. I also plan to travel the world in order to help people in the world that are less fortunate than me and do whatever I can to change even a little part of their life.I was born August 4th, 1995.
I am hoping to accomplish all my goals by the time I am forty years old and have been working towards them since seventh grade. I became interested in writing in sixth grade and recently became interested in journalism. I was actually curious about Journalism during the summer of my sophomore year due to my passion for writing and when asked by Mr. Abuel to be a part of the class decided to take a little risk and venture into the class so I could see if I liked it and if I would be successful. I joined Journalism so I could help out the class and entire group with working towards getting the newspaper back and getting more people interested in it as well as the elective points and competitive edge it could possibly give me for college. I want to write for journalism so I can learn if I like journalism type work and can learn how to be a successful writer for the paper. I want to prove to my family and friends and anyone that wants to push themselves that it doesn’t matter what anyone else says it matters how you feel and what you want to accomplish. I hope to work hard and do my absolute one hundred percent best to contribute positively as much as possible to the journalism team and Costa Mesa High School interested in the newspaper again and get CMHS news back on top.
If you are looking for a heartfelt romance novel this is not the story you're looking for. This novel by Ishmael Beah depicts the harsh reality of what war is in some countries. Amazingly vivid details create the feel of what Beah actually went through at a young age. The novel starts off with a lighthearted description of how laid back and joyful his life was before the overtaking of the overwhelming rebel army.
At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered his homeland now unrecognizable due to violence. By thirteen, he was picked up by the government army, and Beah, a once naive and innocent boy, found that he was capable of terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his sane humanity and to return to the calm relaxed world of civilians he was used to, who was now notoriously viewed with fear and suspicion. Though filled with depressing depictions of what war had done and continues to do in third world areas such as Sierra Leone, Beah creates a story of redemption and hope.
“The deeper meaning behind Gutter Rainbows is that you can always find beauty in the haze and that wherever you go, even if it’s a negative situation, you gotta look for the beauty and celebrate the beauty. And that’s the purpose behind the title Gutter Rainbows.” -Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli’s new album, Gutter Rainbows, displays the great skill of the rapper turned Co-CEO of Blacksmith Entertainment. This album is not as underground as many of his albums have been, but is still not the commercial type of music that Kweli has never been interested in. Kweli has always been revered for his phenomenal lyricism and continues to show off his skill. His great vocabulary and intelligence
of politics and world issues, as well as his opinion with slang speak on all of the issues work so well to explain his faith, his opinions on love, religion, politics, etc. This album is definitely a bit different than Talib’s Blackstar years but includes a combination of hard, gansta rap songs as well the true soulful songs that Talib is known so well for.
Girls Varsity Tennis competes for Battle of the Bell position
The round of tennis match singles and doubles this Tuesday continues the competition between Calvary and Mesa Varsity tennis teams. Rachel Russell and Ciara Rudas started off with a 1-3 winning streak with Catherine Debbas and her partner Rose weren’t able to win any matched against their Calvary Chapel opponents while Lisa Vu, Jacky Dang, and Yurika Joy were able to help out their team by winning a match they played in. The importance of these intense and very competitive games is to get the Mesa varsity team to second place between all competing high schools especially the main competition at the moment Calvary High School. The next game that will officially determine who gets that second place varsity position will be on October 20th.