Love the Earth

By: Audrey Gonzalez
Do you care about the animals and plants on the earth? Do you care about your own life and living it? Do you care that all these things won’t exist without the planet that we live on? Do you care that because of us earth and all the things on it are going to go extinct if we don’t start loving and taking care of this lovely planet we get to live on? Because you should. Earth provides all the things we need to have to be able to be alive. Earth is one of the few things we can leave behind for future generations, and we might not even be able to have those generations because we might not have an earth. Earth is a living thing and it doesn’t deserve to die. Earth loves you, you should love it back.

Earth is one of the few things we can leave behind for future generations. Earth is like one very big family heirloom, and we wouldn’t want to lose such an important thing. Losing earth means losing future generations and their possible geniuses. If we start loving and taking care of earth now then future generations have the chance to, not only be alive, but to be the generation of technology and cures.

Earth is a living thing and doesn’t deserve to die. Earth, just like you, is alive and would like to stay that way, treat earth the way you would want to be treated. Don’t throw your trash on the floor like it’s no big deal, because it is. Not only is littering illegal, but it is also bad for the environment. Don’t pollute the air by smoking or vaping. Not only is smoking/vaping bad for the earth because of air pollution, but it is bad for the person doing it and the people around said person.

Earth provides all the things we need to have to be able to be alive. Earth provides the food we eat, the air we breathe, the materials for the clothing we wear, and the houses we live in. Earth is a mother to all people and things. Without earth we will be non-existent. Earth just wants to be loved and live, and she wants you to live too. Earth cares for us we should return the favor, so next time you see trash pick it up and throw it away, do anything, even the little things count. The earth loves you, you should love her back.

Fatality Wrapped in Paper

By: Katarina Rendon
At just fifty years old, being alive for half a century should be celebrated with family and friends, maybe catching a bite to eat at a nice restaurant. This is not where my uncle found himself. Instead of chowing down on fine cuisine, he was bed ridden, sick with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, otherwise known as COPD. All of this because of a simple nicotine addiction that started when he was just fifteen. All of this because tobacco companies insist on continuing to sell cancerous products wrapped in paper. A cigarette is known to many, however, those same people may not know about the severe and almost deadly consequences of smoking. Tobacco has committed repeated offences against the whole of humanity by poisoning our lungs, by continuously being made to be addictive, and by absolutely destroying a smokers hopes for a healthy future. This logic calls for the need to completely eradicate tobacco, and forever rid of its evil doings on planet earth.

Cigarettes have been known as a controversial item because many people know that the smoke exhausted from the cigarette is very harmful and can permit you to become terminally ill. However, the tobacco companies refuses to admit to their faults. This is the main reason many smokers learn misinformation about the harsh smog. Because of this, chronic smokers are pushed by the poisonous fog into the open arms of sickness and death. All the while, big tobacco companies are running away with the unfortunate smoker’s coin.

Big Tobacco companies have been found at the center of many accusations concerning the levels of addictiveness present in their products. These products have been shown to be loaded with chemical compounds that literally make it easier for someone to get addicted quicker. Different types of chemicals such as bronchodilators have been added so that the smoke has an easier passageway to the lungs. One might think that tobacco and other “unknown” chemicals might be the only thing composing the cigarettes. However, sugars, flavors, and menthol levels increased in order to dull the sting of smoke and make it easier to inhale.

The demand for tobacco started in the 1840’s, people wouldn’t shop for brand, just for quality. But, the first nicotine advertisement for people in the United States was placed in the New York daily paper in 1789. This created the spiral of competition for brand names such as Philip Morris International and Marlboro. Ever since the number of hospital admissions because of complications with the lungs and teeth have increased ten-fold. Now in our modern society, ads showcasing real survivors of addiction to cigarettes shows the long term side effects it can have. From lung cancer to having to speak through an electro larynx, these things and turnouts are real and very dangerous. Smoking can leave you with a massive scar that will not shy away from damaging your mental and physical state.

It is not a big secret that anti-smoking ads are EVERYWHERE. However, it’s also no big secret that many chronic smokers completely ignore these warnings and continue to bring harm to themselves through this pernicious product manufactured and sold by big tobacco companies. Usually, being in a hospital is not a good experience for anyone. Hospitals generate a distressed emotion in many and rarely bring good news. Having been in the hospital twice for the same reason ought to be a huge warning for health risks. Unfortunately for my uncle, this was not the case. Still, he continues to corrupt his lungs for a short “fix” of the virulent poison that comes from tobacco. In a perfect world, tobacco wouldn’t spread havoc, practically suffocating humanity with a single puff of smog. All the problems that have arose because of tobacco, would cease to exist, therefore pushing us just a bit closer to a euphoric society.

JOKER: Calling Out Today’s Society

By: Kariña Varela
A cinematic masterpiece, with words leaping off the page onto the big screen for the world to be in awe of. Joker. A one of a kind film shown to the best of us, created for the worst of us. No amount of words can describe the emotional and psychological impact that a film such as this had around the globe. Joker, is written to perfection, shot beautifully, and infuses real-world problems we would otherwise shy away from.
The screenplay for this film, which was written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, is absolutely fascinating. The cinematography alone tells of the tragic story but the dialogue adds a whole new layer to the characters. A single sentence could spark a million conversations; we think differently and due to that, we are more aware.
But words can only say so much, and that is where visual representation takes its course. Describing the physical beauty of this film in a few words would be as much of a crime as choosing the favorite child. Joker succeeds in bringing us back to simpler, yet dark time period where respect and kindness cease to exist, a theme that is crucial to the movie’s plot.
We are always told to be kind to one another, but how many times does a person truly act upon this request? Sadly, only a few ever do. In Joker, the main character, Arthur, is met with a series of unfortunate events that many can relate to in modern day circumstances. The realistic aspect of Joker hits close to home to those who feel a lack of representation or ill will towards another. And that is a powerful force many have failed to push upon their audience.
People have said that Joker left them depressed and afraid of today’s politics, but while that may seem dreadful, it is exactly the type of mark that this movie wants to leave in our heads. Today’s society fails to acknowledge our wrongful actions taken towards each other, but Joker addresses it in such a way through such a defining character that we cannot do anything but listen. Then again isn’t that the problem? We never listen.

“Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there?”
~ Arthur

The Man with the Red Bandana

By: Katarina Rendon

September 11th, 2001, might ring a bell for some people, while others might not remember, or even know what the meaning of this day is. For those who do remember, they may recall it as the day America cried. Although this day caused a darkness that completely suffocated America, it called upon the bravest of heroes to shine light and give hope for many. Out of these blessings was Welles Crowther, a man remembered not only for his bravery and selflessness, but also for his trademarked red bandana. Continue reading “The Man with the Red Bandana”

The Worst Day in American History

By: Monthakan Tidi

“Time is passing. Yet for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” – President W. Bush

On Sept. 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred from an Islamic terrorist group, al-Qaeda. The attacks killed 2,977 people and injured over 6,000 others. Additional people have died from 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks. Since this day, news of this terror-thriving event has crossed all over the U.S. Continue reading “The Worst Day in American History”

World’s Smallest Interview

By: Karina Varela
We, the Bush Journalism staff, went around the school to seek out an answer to a small, yet universal question. What is one thing you cannot live without? Some responded wholeheartedly, while others replied with, respectfully, very bizarre things. Who would’ve thought that oxygen could be appreciated by such a degree? But in all seriousness, as we closed in on our interview, the Bush Journalism staff, gathered enough information to put together the top five things us, Bulldogs cannot live without.

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