How does it feel to be a problem?


 Throughout American history, there has been at least one group as a “problem” because in the past that one group has done one thing to give people the thought of “oh, all people who are ______ are bad because they did blah blah blah and such and such.” The problem continues because people can’t get over the past of what a certain ethnicity has done. I do think Bayoumi is correct in that people view Arabs and Muslims the “problem” ever since 9/11. With the bombing yesterday at the marathon in Boston, everyone blames it straight on the Muslims because of something one person did more than 10 years ago. They haven’t even caught the guy, so why do people just jump to the conclusion that it was a Muslim that did it? Because of the past. Some people can’t forget the past and whats happened previously in history. Yeah, it was a big deal, but it isn’t every single Arab or Muslim that attacked America. Everyone isn’t as bad as people see the ethnicity. I don’t think people will ever not look at Arabs and Muslims as bad people. People still discriminate against Germans because of the holocaust which was about 7 decades ago. Will people ever get over it? Maybe. Not any time soon though. So it will be a long time before people start to forget 9/11. I mean, it will never be forgotten, but people will stop blaming every single person of Arab or Muslim decent.


“The Gift of Fire”


 It’s funny, because I want to become a teacher when I get older, so this question might come up again in the future (I know it will for my student-teachers). I think if I had to teach children how to think, I would give them a certain thing and make them find something that goes off that that. Like a math problem. If they know how much each number is, why not give them something a level over what they’re doing? Instead of having the same number problems, like 2+2=4, over and over again, I would give them 3+1=___ to have them put the numbers together in a different way than they have already learned. And yes, eventually they will learn that 3 plus 1 gives the the same sum as 2 plus 2, but if they haven’t learned that yet then it is making them go beyond what they already know and what they think they know.

“The Woman Who Would Save Football”


 The immediate purpose of the writer was to praise McKee’s fine works in discoveries of brain damage after death. She gets to dissect the brains of people who have played in the NFL and other sports to see how much damage the sport has done to the brain. The bigger purpose of the writing is to get the word out about how football could be a cause of death because of brain damage. She has seen brains of former football players that have “tearing of certain structures…holes where they shouldn’t be…shrinkage.” The author conveys their purpose by giving a lot of examples of the types of brains McKee has taken apart and looked at.

 To me the article was pretty much the same thing repeated multiple times. I do relate to it in a way because my great uncle played for the Houston Oilers as a quarterback and now has Alzheimer’s. The article talks about both of the subjects. Also, my grandpa has Alzheimer’s but he was in the Marines. I learned that getting hit in the head too much could cause some serious brain damage that could effect you for the rest of your life.

Islamic and Chinese Poetry-compare/contrast paragraph


    The Evil in Ourselves is saying that the animals see the evil as we see evil. We don’t realize the evil in ourselves; we realize the evil in other people first. Then when we do something bad and start thinking about our mistakes, its too late to recognize the evil in ourselves. “You do not see clearly the evil that you see in yourself” (ln 7). This poem doesn’t use many literary elements. A Bitter Love is saying that the women is crying because the man she loves left her. Li Po uses a metaphor to describe the girls tears on her cheeks. “You may see the tears now, bright on her cheek” (ln 3). The two poems are the same because they both describe how you see emotions on the outside that may be different than what are on the inside, and you might not know yourself as well as you think you do.

About Me



Im Sydney Christine Bowen.

I love to cook and bake, so I love to eat!

Teen Wolf is my FAVORITE show! Next season there will be 24 episodes!

My dog is a miniature schnauzer named Sadie and I love her with all my heart!

Elvis Andrus from the Rangers is my favorite!

My top 10 favorite songs!


1: I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

-This my favorite song because when I first heard it, I was able to relate to it a lot.

2: Drunk On You by Luke Bryan

-I like this song because its so summery! its summer in every season!

3: Banjo by Rascal Flatts

-Ahh I saw Rascal Flatts in concert and this was the first song they played and it put me in such a good mood! Its such a “get away” song and i love that.

4: Fix A Heart by Demi Lovato

-This song is so amazing. Its such a pretty song and i love the way it says everything a broken hearted girl feels.

5: Last Kiss by Taylor Swift

-Ooo. This song. I love this song because it says a lot about a lot.

6: I’m Gone by Jay Sean

-This song takes me back to 8th grade when my friend when through a big break up and she told me to listen to that song. It just brings back a lot of memories.

7: Crazier by Taylor Swift

-I love this song because its just such a happy song!

8: Give Your Heart A Break by Demi Lovato

-This song also brings back memories of the soccer tournament. That day was great.

9: Lightweight by Demi Lovato

-This song makes me so happy. Its such a happy beat and it puts me in the mood to bake and cook.

10: Come Wake Me Up by Rascal Flatts

-I love love love LOVE this song so much! Its so many memories of the summer and the lyrics really speak to me.