Final Blog


Our final days here at Trinity Christian School until summer have been so long. They seem longer than Mondays. They’re so long it’s literally killing me right now to even type this. Of course we still have tests this week and next week. I’m actually studying for a Bible test right now, and then next Tuesday I have a scripture verse and a Science test. Having test in the last two weeks of school is just plain ignorant. Last summer when I was getting ready to go back to this dreadful school, I was trying not to think of how hard it would be. I mean I’m a freshman in HIGH school! I was freaking out just a little bit, and I knew it was going to be scary. I thought all the new highschool teacher’s were going to be mean to me, and really hard to pass their class. I thought I was going to fail every single one. My goals were just to have an open mind, make good grades, and just no drama. I got past the first two without even breaking a sweat. The no drama thing was another question though. My class always has drama, because some people just can’t live without the drama in their life. It’s like they have some kind of disease. I don’t know what’s wrong with them, but I tried to stay out of it as much as possible. This year I was just scared everyone was going to hate me, but instead I made new friends and restored past relationships with old friends. I don’t know how I did it, but I did. I made it through my freshman year of highschool. I guess it is true, if you really want to do well at something, you have to work for it. Just like basketball, if you want to get better at shooting or dribbling or just the whole game, then you have to practice, practice, practice. At school you have to practice, practice, practice, to get something right or to get better at something. If you want to get better grades in math you have to practice, and if you need help just ask for it. You can’t just get something because you’re a good kid, you have to work for every bit of it.

This summer I just want to live it up. I just want to hang out with friends, and just be a part of this summer with friends, because last summer it seems like I didn’t hang out with anyone. I just want to have fun, hang out with friends, and get tan. I don’t care what kind of drama someone tries to stir up, I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t even want to know about it. It makes me mad, that some people are so bored that they just create drama. I want to be a better person after this summer, a better friend, and a trusting friend. I wish I could say I have friends I could trust my life with, but lately it seems like I don’t. I want to have fun and just show everybody that I’m the girl who has a good time wherever she goes. I want to be the girl with a smile on her face all the time.

Next year I’m going to be a sophmore. I’m even more scared for that, because I’m in all honors classes. I want to be a smart student and a good student, so I’m going to concentrate real hard on my grades next year.

Monday Blog


It’s another Monday, so it’s time for another blog. Over the weekend I had a basketball tournament, that was in Fairmont. We had a game on Friday, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday. On Friday I had a game, but I was sick. Even though I was sick, I still went because I’m not a very smart person. Every day I played I felt horrible, and I wanted to kill somebody. I didn’t do very good, and being sick is no excuse for me not playing well. Then on Sunday, some stupid girl had to ruin my game and my whole week. She hit me in the mouth for no reason, and I chipped my tooth. My whole bottom row of teeth hurt and my top row hurt also. My teeth on the bottom row are more sensitive though.

Well there’s my weekend for you. Now you all see how much fun I have over the weekend.


Monday Blog


Another Monday has come in this awful place you call a school. I don’t hate this place, but I hate school. I mean why do we have to wake up early every day? Yesterday, I saw this tweet on twitter, that got me thinking of how unfair school is, there are five days in a week and two days for a weekend, 10 months of the year are for school and 2 months of summer, who divided this crap? Then we’re just being tested on the stuff that we don’t want to become later in life. I mean we all have these dreams when we’re smaller, so why can’t we just become what we want when we were little. I mean it could be possible, if you wanted it to be.

Anyways my weekend sucked popsicle’s, because I didn’t do anything all weekend. I just sat at home, I really didn’t want to do anything, so I guess I got what I wanted. It was my first weekend off since basketball, so I thought I might enjoy it while it lasted. I guess my life is nothing without basketball, at least its boring without it, I don’t know what I would do without it in my life. I guess I’d be stuck at home every weekend doing absolutely nothing.

That’s all for now. T ah-tah 🙂

Monday Blog


Today is another Monday in the this stupid place. I really hate school right now, because I’m super tired from the weekend. I had a basketball tournament yesterday and Saturday. I had 3 games on Saturday and 1 game yesterday. I am hurting not so much physically everywhere but just emotionally. People say that oh you shouldn’t be tired. Whoopee doo! you had basketball over the weekend. I’d like to see them do 4 games over the weekend and lose every game and get beat up during each game. Also I think I broke my thumb but nobody else does. When I go to the doctors today, I’m going to prove everybody wrong that it is broken. It hurts just sitting here and I just want to kill somebody.

Well, that’s all for now. See you next Monday.

NgRaMs PrOjEcT


Throughout history different words or things have been up and down. By going to the n-grams website, you can tell the differences or the comparisons. You can tell when it started and how it has done throughout history.

About two thousand years ago Christianity started in Judea, which is now present day Israel. Judea, at the time, was a busy city and farmland with many different cultural themes. Another oppression the Jewish people had on them, besides the different cultural themes, was the hatred of the Roman rule at the time. Rome had a polytheistic kind of cultural which was pagan to the Jew’s beliefs. To save their own life some were forced to confirm the change into the Roman beliefs. While others, still keeping the faith, became “religious zealots who formed pockets of guerilla resistance against Rome.” And some more others took themselves from the Roman empire into the wilderness of Judea to study the Jewish law and wait for the coming Messiah.

Christianity from the start of the 1500’s is different, though, from when it started in the time of Jesus’ birth. People have become more different. They have established new religions that they think is better and more coinciding with their life. At this time Catholicism was very popular, especially in England, where most people lived. A big horrific event that happened in 1517, changed England and their view of religious events differently; when Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Thesis” to the door of the Wittenberg Palace All Saints’ Church. This event signaled the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Germany and Protestantism in general. There was a big spike in the 1500’s, probably because of the 95 Thesis. Throughout the rest of time its been up and down, but its never had a higher percentage than in the 1500’s.

In the year 1741 BC, Abraham began his long journey from Haran to Canaan. This was a journey which would change the history of the world and have a profound effect on the development of most religions. Throughout the years there has been a fascination of Jewish history. People have questioned “the miracle of the continual existence of the Jewish people”, despite the almost consistent world delight in their persecution and ridicule. Back before Christ was born, Christianity and Judaism had meant the same thing. Everywhere in the middle east, if you were a christian, than you were a Jew. They are the most similar of all religions. “They both believe in one God who is almighty, omniscient, omnipresent, eternal, and infinite.” Christianity and Judaism have basically the same ethical code, commonly known to day as the Judeo-Christian. There is a huge difference in between Christianity and Judaism though. They don’t believe in the same Jesus Christ. In my leanings, I find that Jesus Christ was a fulfillment to the coming prophecies of Christ. Now,with the Jews, they strongly disagree that Jesus was God or that His sacrifice was even necessary for the our sins. There were certain people from the New Testament that were Jews and changed once they reached or heard Jesus. Paul was a Jew and a strict adherent to Judaism. He encountered Jesus in a vision, Acts 9:1-9, and from then on became a big witness of Jesus and became an author for half of the New Testament. Paul knew what the difference was between Judaism and Christianity more than anyone else did. Paul’s message was, “I am not ashamed of the gospel (of Jesus Christ) because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew and second for the Gentile” Romans 1:16.

Nowadays everyone is obsessing over a car. Either they want one for their 16th birthday or they already have one that they love. Some people get a choice on the car they want and others just get the car that’s available to you. Two cars that have come a long way from what they started at are the Chevy and Volkswagen.

Volkswagen literally means “purple car”, and was created first in the 1930’s. People had no idea that the company of  “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH” would become one of Europe’s most popular company’s today. The Volkswagen Beetle is regarded as on of the most remarkable and best engineered cars of the century. It was designed mainly by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche during that decade. Porsche had dreams of creating an economical car for the people in Germany since he was a young man. Of course everyone remembers the Beetle and the van, even if they weren’t born during then, everybody knows it was a classic in the 70’s. And they have definitely come a long way.

On November 3, 1911, race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in Alaska with William C. Durant and investment partners William Little and Dr. Edwin R. Campbell (son-in-law of Durant) and in 1912 R. S. McLaughlin GEO of General Motors in Canada. Chevrolet first used the “bowtie emblem” logo in 1913. It may have been designed from wallpaper Durant once saw in a French hotel. More recent research by historian Ken Kaufmann presents a case that the logo is based on a logo for “Coalettes”. Others claim that the design was a designed like a  Swiss cross,  in honor of the homeland of Chevrolet’s parents.

First Chevy started out like a race car, as did the Volkswagen. These two are both old cars that are still admired today by many. One is a European car and the other is made right here in America. They both are still encouraging people to buy their brand and still are making new designs by the day. They both are very different but started out more similar than others.

Music is everywhere today. A lot of people can sing or have some talent that they like to express, especially on YouTube. Pianos and Guitars have been around since people could string on strings to a guitar or made some sort of sound with a spoon that sounds like a piano.

The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber use and accompaniment the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano’s versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world’s most familiar musical instruments. The piano was founded on earlier technological innovations. The first string instruments with struck strings were the hammered dulcimers. During the Middle Ages, there were several attempts at creating stringed keyboard instruments with struck strings.By the 17th century, the mechanisms of keyboard instruments such as the clavichord and the harpsichord were well known. In a clavichord the strings are struck by tangents, while in a harpsichord they are plucked by quills. Centuries of work on the mechanism of the harpsichord in particular had shown the most effective ways to construct the case, soundboard, bridge, and keyboard. The invention of the modern piano is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655–1731) of  Paudua, Italy, who was employed by Ferdinando de Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, as the Keeper of the Instruments. It is not known exactly when Cristofori first built a piano. An inventory made by his employers, the Medici family, indicates the existence of a piano by the year 1700; another document of doubtful authenticity indicates a date of 1698. The three Cristofori pianos that survive today date from the 1720s.

Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having “a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with in curved sides”.The term is used to refer to a number of related instruments that were developed and used across Europe beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas.These instruments are descended from ones that existed in ancient central India and Asia. For this reason guitars are distantly related to modern instruments from these regions, including thetanbur, thesetar, and the sitar. The oldest known iconographic representation of an instrument displaying the essential features of a guitar is a 3,300 year old stone carving of a Hittite bard.

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, are the best singers of all time, according to me. Dean Martin was born on June 7, 1917 in Ohio. The story goes that one night in 1934, Dino’s friend’s pushed him on stage to sing. Everybody realized he was a good singer and a few years later he was singing at the “State Restaurant” in Ohio, singing with the Ernie McKay Band. The word that Dino was good eventually led to Sammy Watkins in Cleveland. Dino became Sammy’s featured vocalist. In November of 1940, Dino Paul Crocetti became Dean Martin. And in September of 1943, Dean signed an exclusive contract with MCA to be able to sing at Riobamba Room in New York, following the heels of another new sensation at the time, Frank Sinatra. In 1944, Dean had his own radio program called “Songs by Dean Martin.” It was a 15 minute show from New York where Dean would sing 4 to 5 songs. As Martin’s solo career grew, so did his friendship with Frank Sinatra. In the 1960’s, Dean, Frank, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis Jr. formed the legendary Rat Pack, so called by the public after an earlier group of social friends, the Holmby Hills Rat Pack centered on Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, of which Frank was a member.

Frank Sinatra  was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Sinatra got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, The Three Flashes, to let him join. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and they sufficiently impressedEdward Bowes. After appearing on his show, Major Bowes Amateur Hour, they attracted 40,000 votes and won the first prize – a six month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States.

Sinatra left the Hoboken Four and returned home in late 1935. His mother secured him a job as a singing waiter and MC at the Rustic Cabin inEnglewood Cliffs New Jersey, for which he was paid $15 a week.

The company was started in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather-goods shop in Milan, Italy. Initially, the shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. Prada’s originality made it one of the most influential fashion houses, and the brand became a premium status symbol in the 1990s. Prada is the main buyer from the Turkish leather factory DESA, which was found guilty by the Turkish Supreme Court of illegally dismissing workers who joined a union. The Clean Clothes Campaign, a labor rights organization based in Europe, has called on Prada to ensure that freedom of association is respected at the factory.

From modest beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci[ company became one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end leather goods, clothing, and other fashion products. As an immigrant in Paris and then London, working in exclusive hotels, young Guccio Gucci (1881–1953) was impressed with the luxurious luggage he saw sophisticated guests bring with them. Upon returning to his birthplace of Florence, a city distinguished for high-quality materials and skilled artisans, he established a shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling. Gucci’s distinctive lines made its products among the most frequently copied in the world in the early 2000’s. There were seventy-six Gucci stores around the world in 1997, along with numerous licensing agreements.

Gucci and Prada started out the same. They both were Italian trying to make their line available to the world. Their amazing designs are now seen throughout the world everyone and are worth thousands to some.

Monday Blog


Today is another Monday in the month of April. I think there’s something wrong with the weather or something. The weather has changed so much over the past two weeks. The first half the week was really warm and nice. The second half it had gotten colder, but not too cold to where you have to wear a jacket of any sort. Then there’s this week, which is totally out of the blue freezing cold. It’s so cold that its snowing outside with some rain but mostly just snow that’s going to melt when it hits the ground. This weather is really starting to annoy me. Why can’t it just be warm and nice outside?

On the other hand, from the weather, I had a basketball tournament this weekend. I had some fun when it hit Sunday. On Saturday I don’t know what was wrong with me. I guess I was just in a bad mood and didn’t know it. Everything on Saturday was making me mad. For example, this one girl just came up to me and elbowed me right in the ribs and stomach area. I kind of got the feeling of wanting to throw up, but I couldn’t because I couldn’t breathe at all. I was so mad at that girl, and of course the ref didn’t really care what happened. From a different game on Saturday, I got some bruise on my eye. We won 2 out of 3 games on Saturday. On Sunday we got to play again, but we lost. We could have almost won, but then one of the coaches decided to take all the players out to be subbed for the new players. He said he wanted everyone to get “playing time”, but we were winning. We could have kept it going, but no he wanted to lose apparently. Basketball frustrates me.

Monday Blog


Today is Monday. Its sunny outside, an estimate of 73 degrees. the birds are chirping, the bees are flying, yet the clouds in the sky keep me from having peace in my soul. I hear the cars murmur on the interstate like children rushing to the cookie jar. The joyus feeling of the morning classes coming to me at 1241 PM on April 16, 2012. I feel a glimer of hope arising through my left eyeball, as I gaze into the future to see myself empty.

That’s a Monday for you.

Spring Break


Last week we had spring break at our school, like most others. I started ou my spring break with a basketball tournament. The first game we won, and then we lost a few players for the second game, but we won, then we lost a few more players, but gained a few also, and we won the tournament. We played good as a team, but we also need some work individually and together. Now basketball isn’t usual in the spring unless its spring league or travel basketball. I also hurt my thumb playing basketball. I didn’t hurt it in the tournament, I hurt it in practice last night. We have practices every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 6-8.

Basketball is what my spring break mostly consisted of. I love playing basketball, no matter if we win or lose. Over spring break I pretty much did nothing else. I sat at home everyday doing nothing. I thought everybody else was going out-of-town or doing something fun, but I wasn’t the only one sitting at home doing nothing. So, in other words, my spring break sucked.

Spiritual Emphasis Week


Last week at our school, it was Spiritual Emphasis Week. Spiritual Emphasis week consisted of the high schoolers talking to the middle schoolers. We were split up into boys and girls. We talked about God, because that’s what Spiritual Emphasis week is. We talked about God in a devotion and we tried to get to know these little 6th graders better. They were considered our little sisters, which I think is really weird, but that’s just me.

Each grade was split up, so we could get more alone time with these kids. We got the 6A girls. We were split up into groups from there also. I was with Jaclyn from my grade and Elena from the 6th grade. Me and Jaclyn combined groups with Jensen, Janice, and Abby. It was an interesting week in all. We had chapel everyday and talked more and more about Christ. In our groups we had a different subject everyday. Each day we would see what we learned from each other, and it wasn’t very much. I wish they would’ve opened up more. They were really shy and just kept to themselves.

My favorite part was when Mrs. Porter and Mr. Porter came in. I didn’t really like the speaker on Friday, but I’m glad I got to see them sing. She brought her baby in, which was a plus. He is so adorable. When Mrs. Porter was singing, he fell asleep in Mrs. DeVault’s arms. Even though I was sick, it was still a nice day.