A Blog Dedication to My Principal

"Mr. Romero & I, during the 2014 Service Learning Project."
“Mr. Romero & I, during the 2014 Service Learning Project.”

Dear Mr. Principal (Randy Romero),

Thank you. The end.

No, but really Thank You.  This blog is dedicated to last year’s MSTMA principal Randy Romero, who unfortunately left. Who knows why he really left, but he left where he was needed.

I felt as if we left with anyone really telling him goodbye.

The way every MSTMA student found out he was leaving was because everyone got a call from the school stating he was leaving the school and that was  it. He did not get a farewell party, it was not a real goodbye in my opinion.  The reason I like Mr.Romero is because he would interact with students in a humorous way. For instance, he would joke about looking like Brad Pitt. Hahaha, ever since then my friends and I have nick named him Brad Pitt.

Throughout his years in MSTMA he was a wonderful principal, he truly believed in everyone he came across.

When I told him I wanted to drop out jokingly, he said to stop thinking negative because I was I was going to go far, even though I was joking, his words were powerful to me.

Mr. Romero, here is my goodbye to you. It really stinks how you did not spend the last year of class of 2015 with us. You are the best! Although we did not interact as much as I would have wanted to the small talks we encountered were great to have!

You are missed! Hopefully we see you at graduation

You(Mr.Romero) probably won’t  read this, but its worth trying!

A blog dedicated to Mr.Romero, for not getting a formal goodbye from me.

Goodbye, see you soon, and where ever you are make the best out of it!

Away from reality

20140728_165601My way to go away from the world is through music because the lyrics fill up my head instead of focusing on the irrelevant problems in my life. For instance,  my favorite songs to listen to all come from my favorite artist Lana Del Rey. Her songs are so soothing because she sings in such a mellow tone that relaxes my mind.  Her lyrics have soothed me away from reality and my problems that I have in school and in my life as well.

Another example, that I can get away from reality is by swimming on my free time.  I think swimming is a getaway  from all the stress that junior year has thrown at me. Swimming  is a way that my stress disintegrates on the pool water since I can just freely swim my stress away. In my point of view,  students need more getaways from reality in order for them to succeed in both life and academic. To add, going to the beach is another way to relax and get away from all the activities that are currently going in my life.

Another example of my little getaways  is to go running around the cemetery for an hour so I can just waste all my energy or frustration that I have on the running trail.  When I am finished, I take a shower and sleep better than ever. In my point of view, I think when you workout and then take a shower you sleep better than when you regularly are “tired” from the day. To end my blog, I just want to say that stress can really be something we carry on our backs, but with little getaways the weight can be lifted from our backs.

Checked by Karley E.

The 5th Wave: Part 2

Chloe as Cassy and that guy as Ben.
Chloe as Cassy and that guy as Ben, thanks to Google.

Ben Parish is living in a refugee camp when he becomes ill with the Ebola virus. Just as Ben believes he is going to die, the camp is raided by soldiers. Ben is taken to a military camp where he is given medications that cure him of the illness. However, Ben is so depressed that he failed to save his sister’s life that he is slow to recover. Vosch, the camp’s commander, comes to see Ben and gives him a reason to continue the fight. Ben joins a squad and trains to be a soldier. A soldier that will fill with anger and hate and go through gruesome training for weeks.He wants to go out and kill the aliens who destroyed his family. As he trains, Ben meets a five year old boy who is scared of everything. The little boy is convinced that his sister is coming to save him, because his sister Cassie made him a promise and she intends on keeping it no matter what the odds are.

As Ben’s training ends and he is sent on his first mission, Cassie and Evan set out to save Sammy from the military base. One of Ben’s soldiers, a girl called Ringer, convinces him that the soldiers at the base, including Vosch, have been lying to them. When Ben and Ringer discover a sniper who was shooting at them is really their drill sergeant, Ben believes her. Ben tries to convince the other soldiers and only succeeds when one of them accidentally kills himself with a drill sergeant’s device. However, Ben refuses to leave Sammy behind at the base and insists on going back.

Cassie sneaks onto the base and manages to make her way to a bunker where Sammy is being held. As she attempts to escape with him, they run into Ben. Ben agrees to join them even though he is wary of trusting anyone. On their way to safety, they run into Vosch. Vosch threatens to kill Sammy, but Evan has gotten onto the base and sabotage Vosch’s systems. Evan helps Cassie, Ben, and Sammy escape, but stays behind to destroy the base. With the help of Ben’s squad, Cassie, Ben, and Sammy survive. Cassie is left thinking about Evan, and how she is in love with him despite the fact that he’s from another universe.


Spring Break

Spring Break is finally here and all of us are relieved that we finally get out of school already. I’m sure that we all have plans for this Spring Break.

Some of us however, are not having fun throughout the whole Spring Break. I, for example, am doing an internship with Planned Parenthood. That’s taking up most of the days of my break. Other than that, I am going camping this weekend, so that’s gonna be kind of cool.

Okay, here’s what I am really looking forward to over the break.. . . . My promposal.

So I’m taking my future prom date to six flags. what she won’t know is that i’m going to paint the message on myself, under my t-shirt. We’re going to get on a ride that takes a photo (I know where all the cameras are at and when they take the photo). So when the moment comes that the photo is going to be taken, I am going to remove my shirt and show the message to the camera. The neat thing is that she won’t see he message until we get off the ride and we purchase the photos. I think it will be kind of memorable because we’ll have the photo to keep.

I guess that’s the biggest thing that I am looking forward to. Camping will be pretty cool I guess, but i’m just hoping that my promposal goes as planned and the paint won’t smear or anything.

………..she better say yes..

I am sorry that this is being published all late

Anime Expo 2015!

Ticket is all set! Now here comes the hard part, WAITING!
Ticket is all set! Now here comes the hard part, WAITING!

At last every Otaku’s dream is one of the three, create a anime / manga which would be a huge hit, Be a good cosplayer, or going to a anime convention! Well this year I lucked in for I am going to attend anime Expo 2015 which is hosted right here in the LA Convention Center! After the long wait of wanting to go since I was in middle school im finally going to get the chance to attend after years of struggling with coming up with the money at hand to purchase the badge.

I could of gone 2 years ago for I had the money in hand but I decided to give it all to my grandmother who was struggling to pay the bills at the time, my parents say it was a dumb decision since my grandmother had other alternatives but I at the time felt it was the right thing to do.

This school year is my last in the educational system of requirements, and as a senior we are expected to pay for such events such as prom or grad-night, but I for one am not participating in all senior activates other than graduation, and because of that I saved my Father a few hundred bucks, but just cause im not attending such events doesn’t mean  he’s off the hook for senior dues and giving me some spending cash.

I asked him in exchange for not going to senior stuff he would give me at least $200 so I can at least buy a anime expo ticket and a good cosplay outfit, im a fan of many anime series but in particularly I don’t have such a body type or pretty enough face to pull off the look of an actual anime character, so I decided to go with being a Vampire Knight Day Class student since I for one like the uniform of the series, I found it to be a good choice considering how it’ll look like im just a student and not an actual cast member,  but I do say a downfall would be having to wear a skirt and stuff I usually am not a fan of, but oh well got to have some fun at least!

The expo is to be 3 days after I turn 18 isn’t that exciting! its like a late birthday gift to me! I have a few friends who will be attending as well, who knows, maybe we might create a huge group of cosplayers! I have already purchased my ticket and now time to wait on my cosplay to arrive shortly, I cant wait for Anime Expo 2015!

The 5th Wave: Part 1

Chloe and the 5th Wave series
Chloe and the 5th Wave series

The 5th Wave, written by Rick Yancy, is a science fiction novel that takes the genre to a new level. In the novel, aliens invade the earth, bringing death and destruction in five well defined waves. During the first wave, an EMP destroys all electronics on earth. In the second wave, a massive bar is dropped from space that causes total destruction on every coastline in the world. The third wave occurs when a modified Ebola virus wipes out more than seven billion people. Then, in the fourth wave it is discovered that some humans are hosts to the alien forms. The fifth wave is just beginning as teenagers Cassie and Ben make their way separately through a world they no longer understand.

Cassie is alone. She thinks she might be the last human left on Earth. Cassie is a survivor of an alien invasion that has come in four waves. Cassie’s mother died from the Ebola virus in the second wave. During the fourth wave, her father was killed by soldiers. The soldier who killed her father was  Ironically, before the soldiers gunned down her father, she had believed that they would save her family. Cassie now lives alone in the woods. She has a promise she must keep.

Cassie promised her little brother Sammy that she would come for him at the military base where the soldiers took him after their father’s death. However, as Cassie makes her way to the military base, she is shot in the leg by an alien hosts she refers to as Silencers. Cassie becomes sick as the snows begin to fall and nearly dies. Cassie is rescued by a young farm boy, Evan. However, Cassie soon comes to suspect Evan is a Silencer, perhaps even the Silencer who shot her.


Marina and the Diamonds?!

Marina's new album Froot, and Marina's Electra Heart album boxset.
Marina’s new album Froot, and Marina’s Electra Heart album boxset.

At first, when I herd this name I thought “Woah seems like a cool band!” And then, I found out that this is not the name of a band but a singer Marina Diamandis. The majority of her songs are pop and are really can be catchy. Her lyrics range from sad, happy, and fun. I like that they seem to be very relatale to my life and to a lot of events that happened in my life.

She is currently in the process of releasing a new album called “Froot”. I enjoy it, a lot. I feel like I can really relate to it because it deals with being happy and finding happiness. The album still has not been fully released so if you’re looking for new music to listen to, Google her and give her songs a listen.

But before there was Froot, ‘Electra Heart’ was her newest album. It was released in 2010 and it deals a lot with relationships (bad ones) and having having a lot trouble with them. I loved that album very much. I think that I like it more than Froot, but I think that may be just because I have not gotten a chance to hear all the songs off of the album since it is still not entirely out yet. Electra heart is an album that is artistically complex. It seems like it is a simple pop album, but the songs are actually based off of characters that Marina created to  mirror American sterotypes. It’s pretty neat.

Marina’s work is all around really good. I give her a 10/10 as far as pop singers are concerned to me. I never thought I would enjoy her songs and albums but I ended up listening them so much, it’s so funny. My hopes include getting to see her in concert one day. Don’t doubt her music till you give it a listen!

First week on the Job

It’s time for work!

In this blog I’m going to be writing about what I realized after working   for my very first week. After seventeen years I am finally working and I’m glad I am because I want to be a more independent person. It’s a job that is not interfering in any way with my school schedule or free time so I found this great and took it as an advantage. Everything is great about this job but there’s one thing I guess I am a person that likes doing things rather than standing and doing almost nothing  which is the good thing about it and I only work a few hours. I don’t want to state where I am working for some reasons.

Finding a job was pretty easy since I got the job through a program. There was many jobs I could of picked from but I chose a location where the job seems fairly easy well to me at least. I thought finding a “chill job” as in a job that you don’t do much was going to be great but after my first week I think for my future job I am going to look for something that requires me moving around and doing job related things that involve some moving around or at least

It is just the first week so my perspective about this job might change in a few weeks or soon.

I Am “Banksy”

Some of the art Banksy has done.
Some of the art Banksy has done. My personal favorite is the image on the top right corner. What’s your favorite Banksy piece?

Banksy pronounced Bank-si, is a street artist known for his activist work. No one knows who Banksy is, they do not know his real name or his appearance.  Banksy’s art is creative! Banksy’s art is usually created with stencils and spray cans and placed in buildings.

Banksy is an activist, he speaks through his art. For instance in the art piece that says “Keep your coins, I WANT CHANGE” a man which appears to be homeless is not literally asking for money but rather change, socially. Through this art Banksy demonstrates a huge passion for social justice. This art piece symbolizes ignorance. Sometimes people do not pay any attention to homeless people, much yet what they have to say, this connects back with how people lack the truth they are mentally blind. Banksy does a great job in opening people’s eyes mentally.

Exit Through The Gift Shop directed by Banksy is a piece of artwork that truly symbolizes revolution through art. Watching the movie itself was a good production;however, I thought the movie was going to be a more personal note on Banksy, but I was wrong. It is a must see movie! It is on Netflix , so enjoy!

Banksy, a genius of his own creation redefines what street art means in a world of revolution. His art speaks, it has power in which any person can add it own meaning to it. Banksy knows that art is dangerous, it’s an act of rebellion to some that is why it is crucial to understand the importance of art, Banksy uses art to tell people to make art in order to overthrow corruption.

Banksy is truly a bada**! Check him out!







Alt Music

My playlist ya'll
My playlist ya’ll

Almost certain that was the prospect of three band mates sitting in Blythe, CA, whose trailer chose to not get along. Crash Kings individuals Tony, Mike and Tom must be thinking about whether their day was bound to go through the pits of damnation before night fell. They must have heavenly attendants on their side as they by one means or another figured out how to function their approach to Tempe to feature the KWSS TMI Radio Show’s yearly Phochella Festival at The Sail Inn. You’d believe that would be the end of the story. At the same time no, unfortunately, as Antonio Beliveau wired his console it got to be obvious something wasn’t exactly right. Sibling Mike came to aid the smooth at first glance Tony. Covers were lifted. Wires were checked. Also, rechecked. T-short 15 to the show and no sound. Wires were rerun. Rechecked once more. Acoustic music in the outside patio played on. Indeed radio show host Beef Vegan approached help with whatever he could.

Viewing this unfold, my spouse and I commented that if that was our two children up there in front of an audience, one would have decked the other as of now while battling – urgently attempting to think of settling the issue. Reality! Anyway no, the quintessential polished skill of these two siblings was unparalleled. Never did they start to sweat, thought their hearts must be dashing two-forty. In the end, trust was lost for the console which without a doubt had seen an unpleasant day in Blythe. The Technicolors, if my theory is right, must have arrived at the salvage with an obtained board. Low and view, sound was to be had. Alleviation poured off the siblings who were at that point late for their set. Genuinely, the music cherishing swarm at The Sail Inn batted not one eye the whole time. Sitting tight calmly for their adored band, they stood holding up for the first harmony to be struck. What’s more, from that point, it was strong gold.

The staff blog for the Roosevelt High School newspaper in Los Angeles.