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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Articles (:

Comment my new articles, I got $50 for these, high five!
http://www.monroemonitor.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=211&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&S=1

and.....
http://www.monroemonitor.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=195&SectionID=4&SubSectionID=29&S=1

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ugliest Animals



















Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Loners


Oh Yes!

This is an e-mail from my editor!
Polly Keary: First, let me say thanks for really good work. You are perhaps the best young journalist I've worked with. Second, we ran out of room last week for your work! It will appear next tuesday. Great stuff. Third, do a piece on the student! It sounds like a good story.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Slug


Skuzzy Scum Scum Bum Bum

We all like to lounge around in sweats and do nothing but watch dumb shows like Gossip Girl or something with sexy vampires and that is completely fine. The problem is when you leave your house like that, it is always best to not look as though your a dirty bum, and I can say that without offending anyone because bums don't have computers or maybe even read? Anyway if you do not want to get out of those comfy sweats when you leave your house that is fine but make sure your not wearing a sweatshirt with those sweat pants. Always avoid wearing an outfit wear you say the word sweat twice! And definately fix your hair so its not in a mamm bun or weird pony tail. I went out once with a sweatshirt, sweats, and my hair in a mamm bun but I only went to the library, did not think I was going to run into anyone. I was wrong, and looked like skuzzy skum. Embarrassing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thanks Everybody!

My 4 articles that have been on the Monroe Monitor sight are the top 5 most viewed (:
Thanks so much everybody for supporting me while I try to become a journalist.

Yo Family!

Comment my news articles (:
and get me this car?
And this is my school article before editing! But comment actual story(: http://www.monroemonitor.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubsectionID=27&ArticleID=58

Elementary counselors have been cut by half, no seventh grade sport teams, and high school students said goodbye to C – Team sports; these are just a few of the over $1,000,000 worth of budget cuts for the 2009-2010 school year by the school board members.

With another $1,000,000 worth of budget cuts needed this upcoming school year, it has brought the school board members into a brainstorm. Since December the ideas suggested have been numerous, varying from a 4 day school week to high school students providing their own laptops at school. These specific ideas did not make it on the green budget sheet.

These brainstorms have been split into three suggestive budget sheets. A green sheet for go, with $790,000 worth of suggestive cuts; the other two sheets are suggestive cuts that are going to need more consideration.

“The green sheet is our first to go suggestions for the 2010- 2011school budget,” said superintendent of Monroe public schools, Dr. Ken Hoover. “These budgets are considered accomplishable by the school board.”

Considering the amount needing to be cut, there is going to be new changes to the school districts. To save $18,000 the school board has placed the idea to move the Monroe High School Graduation from the Everett Event Center to the high school campus.

“It is a suggestion that has not been decided,” informed Rosemary O’Neil.

The graduating class of 2011 will be Monroe High School’s 101st graduation and some future graduates view the possible change as a positive way to graduate.

“I like the idea of starting and ending at the high school,” says junior Chelsea Olson. “But I do not like the chance of limited tickets.”

The Everett Event Center had the capacity of 10,000 seats giving graduates the opportunity to invite all friends and family to the event; if the graduation is changed then seats will be limited.

“My sister graduated in 2009 and everyone we knew came to watch her graduate,” says junior Julie Ortiz. “I want to be able to invite whoever I want without excluding anyone as well.”

Although the decisions have yet to be finalized one thing is for sure, the school board has to decrease their budget making removals such as they did for the 2009 – 2010 school year. This might bring this upcoming school year many unwanted surprises.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Uganda Child Soldiers - Monroe Monitor

Here are links to my new stories for Monroe Monitor

http://www.monroemonitor.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=53&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=55&S=1

http://www.monroemonitor.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=58&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&S=1

And this is the Uganda story before editing.... I like this one better (:

When the name Hitler is brought into conversation everyone is aware of the horrible history; when the name Joseph Kony is heard most people would be clueless of his actions and Joseph Kony himself. Both of whom are guilty; the charge being crime against humanity.

The problem is that history keeps repeating, and is happening right now especially in the African country, Uganda.

In Uganda Kony is described as an evil man who has the red eyes of the devil, because of this man there have been over a million people in Uganda displaced from their homes, innocents killed, women raped, and children being trained in violence. He is the power to the Lord’s Resistance Army; this rebel army has carried on the war with Uganda’s government forcing millions of innocent people to suffer.

The problem is that members of Kony’s army were innocent people too. It is estimated that ninety percent of the Lord’s Resistance Army are children. These children are abducted from their homes and brainwashed to kill, a child who may be as young as nine years old will have a gun in their hands before their tenth birthday.

Children are now in hiding every night in Uganda to keep out of sight from the rebel army. If taken they lose their families, dreams, and become invisible. A child soldier is invisible for no one knows if they live or die.

“World knows them as a rebel army, truth is they are just children,” said Jacob.

Jacob has the astonishing story of escaping Kony’s army. When Jacob was eleven he was kidnapped from his own home by the Lord’s Resistance Army; not only was one child abducted that night but fourteen others. Jacob and the other children were taken far off into the jungle where it became evident that they would most likely never see their families again.

“They told me that they do not do anything bad, that they are fighting for freedom,” Jacob quoted from a rebel soldier.

It took three long months before Jacob had the opportunity to escape. Throughout these months the rebel army had not given Jacob the responsibility of holding a gun or being on his own. They attempt to build a trust with the children they abduct, and after that trust is gained, training and corrupting children to thrive for violence is done.

Since his escape Jacob has been telling his story with Invisible Children, hoping to make America aware and bring hope and rescue to his country.

“Now as I talk I am visible,” said Jacob. “I am studying law this fall to help my country and its injustice.”

Rescue; a tour presented by Invisible Children with one desire: putting an end to Africa’s longest running war.

Although Invisible Children has marketed itself to the point of being on Oprah, millions of Americans are not even aware of the continuous war; a war that has been fought for more than twenty years.

Invisible Children through donations and scholarships is helping the people of Uganda. Not only are they fighting to put an end to child soldiers, but also finding ways to give the children an education. They are striving to give the families of Uganda their homes back after being displaced by Kony’s army, and jobs to those women taken and raped by the army to be a soldier’s wife.

The demand is for justice and freedom. The hope is for innocent children to stay innocent. Invisible Children welcomes you to be part of history in the making, for this story is not over.

So Confused?

Text Message!
Kyle: So there is a girl in my class that looks alot like you...she's like a you knockoff
Me: Well than she sucks
Kyle: Pretty much. You're classic Coke and she's like diet or something


what the heck does that mean? what do I say to that?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Sucks on Easter when I pass a house that has been T - Peed! Come on people it's Easter have a heart!

"For Christ died to rescue us from the penalty of our sins." Hebrews 9:15

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hmm

I have some COOOL! people that go to my school!