The warm breeze blows past me as I open the door to the Sweetwater Middle School. Shouts and hoots of excitement about the New Year came from behind me as I speak amid my social circle. It was going to be a wonderful year with delightful students and teachers. By
It was a normal afternoon. I had just finished homework and Then, as the last girl passed through, everyone went back to their places. I sucked in a rasped breath as I pushed the red, thick steel lunch room doors. With my hair covering the front of my face like a funeral veil, I examined the hard, smooth marble floors as I shuffled through the sea of shoes until I reached the wall. A hush fell over the crowd as the principal came strolling in. He started giving a speech about the school dance this Friday, yet I drowned him out. Today was January twenty-seventh, Stella’s birthday. I could not hold it in anymore as I sank against the wall, silently letting all the sorrow and despair flow out of me. Two pink sneakers came to rest on the glazed marble floors. “Well, do you not want to join us?” questioned a clipped, sickly sweet voice. Willing myself to raise my head, I slowly brought my eyes up. She was wearing a short checkered skirt with a navy blue collared shirt. I met the girl’s eyes. A shocking electric blue. “Well, are you going to answer me or not?” she asked again. “Um...sure…” I replied, mesmerized by the amount of makeup the girl had on. I felt hands on my shoulders as her crew pulled me to my feet. I stared at the floor the whole time until I reached the designated “popular”
Drugs in United States Drugs are a complex problem with widespread political, economic and social implications for producing, transit, and consumer nations. In the area of foreign policy, political and economic instability in drug producing areas around the world-and particularly in Latin America is an epidemic that cannot be ignored. The objective of this paper is to asses the past issues, current status, and future prospects of the US war on drugs in Latin America - specifically Panama. It begins with a brief overview of the basic problems of drug use in America, and examines how the United States has handled the specific situation of General Noriega and the Panamanians. Finally, I will examine an array of policy options
Americans have been using drugs like morphine, heroin, and cocaine and marijuana. When the 20th century began, the United States began to take notice to its first drug epidemic. The government gradually instituted effective restrictions, by passing laws that limit the distribution of opium and coca crops. During the 1960s, drugs like amphetamines, and psychedelics came on the scene, and a new generation embraced the use of these drugs. With the drug culture expanding, our government developed new laws and agencies to target the problem. In 1973, through executive order President Richard Nixon founded The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to enforce federal drug laws. In the 1980s, crack appeared causing the addiction rate to sky rocket
I turned up the heat to make sure that the car would be warm by the time my sister stumbled down the front steps of King Philip Middle school. The Autumn air started to turn bitter, and leaves coated the ground so that you could not walk without a symphony of crunches rising from under your step. A gust of wind rushed by, and I was thankful for my car cocoon, which covered me from the coming chills. My hands fumbled with the radio, searching for a “good” song. I heard the bell ring, and watched as adolescents, streamed out of the school bundled up for one of the first times this year. My sister slid into the car, and with her came a gust of cold air.
The Language play I will thoroughly analyze is the modern day street slang for drugs. It’s interesting how we “address” a drug based on various side effects it causes rather than its pharmaceutical name. For example, the drug Cocaine is called “Base Crazies”. “Base Crazies” refers to the way it easily gets you hooked leaving you wanting more and making you search on your hands and knees for cocaine. (ONDCP, 2005) Using the Internet, books, and pamphlets based on drugs will help me in my research of finding different abstract terms for the common street drug.
My thesis statement is that recreational drugs are bad and good for you. It is also lot better for a recreational drug to be legal than keeping it illegal. Doing recreational drugs is bad for an individual health and bad for the society’s health has a full population. It leads to lot of other health issues, mentally and physically. Recreational drugs are addictive and would make the individual become addicted. Addicted would lead to lot other problems and sickness. Using recreational drugs through sharing of needles would spread diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Making the recreational drugs legal would do more good to the poplution as a whole. Making it legal would means loss of profit for the drug lord and drug cartel. Which would
I didn’t know who they were, or which class they came from, but they knew us. You could tell. While other kids were confident, bright, and lively, we walked slowly, with hunched backs as to not be seen. I could feel their smirks and whispers bounce over me. “Probably about me,” I thought. “What if they think that I’m weird?” And then it hit me. Literally. A ball came flying out of nowhere and knocked the air out of me. I faced the sky, gasping for breath. The brilliant clear blue sky was a reminder of how much everybody else enjoyed this. Everybody except for me.
eavesdroppers, but the emptiness of the hall was pervaded by nobody. His gaze shifted to Al,
As Victoria entered the school everything seemed different, but at the same time the same. Same faces, same people, same school, but at the same time things seemed different. Expresion, Victoria finally thought of the word. Expression on people’s faces, they seemed more welcoming, saying “Hi”, but if you looked closer you can see that it was phony. Last year not so many people said “Hi” but you could see sincerity in their eyes. Many things had changed from last year, friends, sports, interests, and of course now she is in 10th grade, but that was not that important. It all started this summer when Victoria went to a camp where she met the her new friends, Alisa, Jessie, and Natalie. They got very close together over the summer. Victoria always thought they were mean like other popular girls, but no they were very nice to her. Now school began and Victoria became popular as well, she thought she would never be. Not that Victoria was such a loser she had friends that were always there for her were always there for her but being popular never was her thing. And what about her old friends? Well,
silent bathroom. "I’m sorry" I screamed, my voice cracking and the voices silenced, as if considered my
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It was a gorgeous morning that first day of fifth grade. With the sun happily peeking over the slight wind, my new dress shone with radiance. My heart was pounding deep inside my chest as I walked into the class. I poked my head nervously through the door and
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