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Holistic reading and application

And Then There were None was a book about how there was a group of people who went to an island together and slowely someone on the island was killing the other people who were with the killer. Some people thought it was someone who was not apart of the group, but someone else who somehow was on the island. With this book we kept a journal on who we thought was the killer. We made our final project look like a case file in which we were going to investigate the person we were journaling about.

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Grammar and Conventions

Soccer
It’s a funny sport.
The roller coaster it takes you on,
The journey from beginning to end.

Each season
Holding something new
Giving you a reason
To continue on the roller coaster that has been set before you.

Same coach
New team
New reason
Same destiny

New position
New role
All starting with “how do I play this position?”
Or “wait was that my person?”

Coach standing there watching this thinking, “Why did i think this was a good idea?”
Only to see during the game that I actually knew what I was doing.
Coach watching, thinking “wow i didn’t know she could do that”
When all along I knew I could, I just never had

Who would have know
When I was 3 years old
This sport
Would mean this much to me.

 

-TO-

Soccer
It’s a funny sport.
The roller coaster it takes you on,
The journey from beginning to end.

Now is the time
Different season
New start
Still the same purpose

New position
New role
All starting with the confusion of “what is going on?”
And ending with the distortion of “wait was that my person?”

Coach standing, watching this thinking, “In what world did i think this was a good idea?”
Only to see that I actually knew what I was doing.
Coach watching, thinking “wow i didn’t know she could do that”
When all along I knew I could, I just never had

Who would have know
When I was 3 years old
This sport
Would mean this much to me.

Big Picture Revisions and Small Revisions

Start of Drafting

Soccer
It’s a funny sport.
The roller coaster it takes you on,
The journey from beginning to end.

Now is the time
Different season
New start
Still the same purpose

New position
New role
All starting with the confusion of “what is going on?”
And ending with the distortion of “wait was that my person?”

Coach standing, watching this thinking, “In what world did i think this was a good idea?”
Only to see that I actually knew what I was doing.
Coach watching, thinking “wow i didn’t know she could do that”
When all along I knew I could, I just never had

Who would have know
When I was 3 years old
This sport
Would mean this much to me.

 

Second round of drafting

How to: how to kick a soccer ball

1) Find a ball

2) Place the ball on the ground and make sure the ball is not moving

3) Place your non-dominant foot next to the ball

4) Bring your dominant foot back and then swing forward and kick the ball

 

Final round of drafting

Logan Eschliman
Mrs. Jank
English block 3
8 May 2017

New Year, Same Outcome

Thursday May 4, 2017. It was a day every girl on the soccer team was ready, pumped, excited, and thrilled for. This was the rematch of the District Championship from the 2016 season. But first we all knew we had to take care of some business on Tuesday against Crete. We began preparing for Norris and learning where the weak spots were in their defense and we learned how to cover the weak spots in our defense. Tuesday came along and so had the first game against Crete. The whistle blows to begin the game. It took us a while before we finally put a ball in the back of the net, but when we did it started a thread of goals. One right after the other. Halftime came with a score of 7-0 us on top. 15 seconds into the second half we scored again making it 8-0. It wasn’t much later we again scored 9-0. And again about 3 or so minutes later we decided to cap it with the 10th goal coming in the 48 or 49th minute of the game.
Thursday came. Everyone had the look of pure joy and determination on their faces at school before the game that day. We all knew that Norris was out for blood this year mostly because of what had happened last year. 3:15 came and every girl was rushing to get to the field to prepare for what could possibly have been the last game of the season.
The whistle had blown to begin the first half of play. As the game began we learned quickly that this was going to be a hard fought, physical game for both teams. The first half was a little uninteresting except for a couple chances both teams had to score.
Halftime rolls around and it is now 0-0. We were ready to take this game in regulation and to send the Titans home. 5 minutes had been played and still nothing interesting had happened. Then the 55th minute rolled around. This is where things started becoming interesting. Layney received a beautiful through ball from a teammate and was off to goal. She entered the 18 yard box and took a look at the goal. She got her hips turned enough to get the shot off and thus the ball somehow ended up in the back of the net. 56th minute Lincoln Lutheran leads 1-0. There were more opportunities for both teams to finish on goal, but no one ever did. Now there was under 5 minutes to go in regulation when sadly Norris was able to place one in the back of the net. This then tied the game 1-1. This was heartbreaking to watch because no one wanted to go into overtime for the second straight year. The game then ended 1-1 so to overtime we went. At the end of the first overtime period it remained 1-1. By the beginning of the second overtime period we knew that this was going to have to be a mental game and we were going to have to not give up no matter what. The second overtime period had ended with the score still being 1-1. This meant penalty kicks for the second year in a row. Our 5 vs Their 5. We started out with a brilliant goal from Rachel, followed by a goal from Norris. The second round we missed, but Kassidy made a big save to keep us even. Third round we had another brilliant goal from Kassidy and a brilliant save from Kassidy as well. The fourth round we again put the ball in the back of the net, but once again Norris had also scored. Now it was 3-2 us. The fifth and final round had come. We failed at scoring, but so did Norris. Hence we win 3-2 and for the second year in a row we had sent Norris home after a long battle.

Speaking and Presenting

(Start in the middle of the room) Hi, my name is Logan Eschliman and when I was younger I remember the glory days of “snack time,” but sadly as we continued to become older, the so called snack time continued to vanish each year until we no longer had snack time. Thus we would starve from breakfast to lunch each and every day. Here we are now in high school and nothing has change. For most of us we are unable to make it through the first half of the day without a snack or 2. We try to cram the snacks in during our passing periods, but sometimes that just isn’t enough time to fulfill our hunger needs. (Walk to other side of room)
So the big question, should students be allowed to eat during class or not? There are some who think students should be allowed to and some who do not think they should be allowed to. Now since I am a student who does not make it from breakfast to lunch without at least 1 snack in between I think that yes students should be allowed to eat during class, but only during certain times in the class. I do also however understand what some are saying about it being distracting and disrespectful. Debate.org and gizem say and I quote “students shouldn’t be allowed to eat during the lesson!” This I completely agree with. I believe that it is completely disrespectful to the teacher and what he or she is trying to teach to the kids. The teachers should not allow the kids to eat during the lesson, but rather perhaps during a work time in class or during a break that the teacher may give them. Lolipoptheinvader and debate.org say and I quote “lets say a student eats in class time and a bit spills. No probs right the cleaner will clean it. WRONG cleaners are not our personal slaves.” I also agree with this statement. If teachers allow students to eat during his or her class then that student should be responsible for cleaning up his or her mess after they are done. (Walk to other side of the room)
There are some people who actually think students should be allowed to eat during class. Kiki.dodson45 and debate.org say and I quote “Students can’t concentrate on their studies when they are hungry. They often tend to keep glancing at the clock.” When students look at the clock more than they look at the teacher when the teacher is trying to teach it becomes very hard for that student or those students to learn and retain all the information they may need for an upcoming test or quiz. Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says and I quote “when students are hungry and distracted, they’re not learning.” When kids are hungry all they are able to think about is when they will finally have something to eat. This means that they are physically in the class but not mentally. They are not receiving important information from the lesson that is currently being taught to them.
Students deal with a lot of stress daily with school demanding a large amount of attention so the student is able to keep the GPA that their parents demand of them and the college of their dream demands of them. Communityhealthmagazine.com and Michael Murray say and I quote “Teachers are more demanding, especially since they are rated on how well their students perform.” If students are not succeeding in a class the blame is given to the teachers not to the students. Michael Murray also says and I quote “…more students are involved in athletics and other extracurricular activities where coaches and club advisors also demand a lot.” Sports and other team organizations require lots of time and dedication so the team is able to be the best they can be. When I played with a soccer club called Elite Player Academy I spent every Tuesday and Thursday night at the field for practices. We would practice in rain or shine during the fall season . During the winter season we would continue to have 2 practices a week and they expected you to be there even if you were playing a winter sport.Again Michael Murray says and I quote “Parents add to the pressure, expecting their children to be at their best. In order to keep up the pace, and be in top me(n)tal and physical condition, students constantly need to keep their bodies fueled, making proper nutrition and hydration a must.” Parents always want the best for us but sometimes it may seem like they want too much from us.
For me, being able to have a snack during class work time helps me be more productive and most times it actually helps me think of something to add to either an essay for a certain class, a class presentation I may have to give, or even studying for a test. I feel as if it helps me personally become more rejuvenated and relaxed so I am not always worrying about what I am going to write for this essay or how I will ever manage to finish the presentation before the class. As an athlete with a busy schedule throughout the whole school year, having to do homework every night, and still trying to attain 7-8 hours of sleep a night, it just doesn’t always happen that I am able to eat a decent supper and a decent breakfast. I know for a fact that I do not ever eat a decent breakfast. I am always eating in my car on my way to school because I prefer to sleep the extra 10 minutes rather than sit down at home and eat a full meal every morning. (Walk to middle of room)
In conclusion, I believe that students should be allowed to eat during class as long as they are not eating full meals, and just a little snack. But I also feel that the students should respect the teachers and their rules. If the teacher does not want the students to eat in their class room then the students should respect that teachers decision and not try to sneak a snack during that class. If you do not eat during one class period I think you will survive. That also doesn’t mean that you should dislike that teacher just because he or she doesn’t allow you to eat during class. Also you shouldn’t like another teacher better than a different one because he or she actually lets you eat during class.

Considering author’s craft and style

English Book Written
Logan Eschliman
Background
1957 when the government passed the law where black students could attend a high school for white people
9 black students were chosen to attend Little Rock Central High School for the first time ever
Melba Pattillo was scared to attend because she knew that no one would accept her and she thought there would be a chance she would die or be attacked by white students
The government sent police and the Guard to the school to ensure the safety of all students and so there would be no fights that would break out

Structure of novel
Characters
– Melba- Main character
– Grandma India- Grandmother of Melba
– Link- White friend of Melba
– Conrad Pattillo- younger brother of Melba
– Lois Pattillo- Melba’s mother
– Will Pattillo- Melba’s father
– Kelli Beals- Melba’s daughter
– Virgil Blossom- superintendent of Little Rock schools
– Minnijean Brown- closest friend to Melba. Got expelled for “fighting” a white student
– Vince- Melba’s boyfriend
PLOT
Setting– The setting took place in Little Rock Central High School which was a white school and 9 black kids integrated into the school for the first time ever after it was legal for them to attend finally.
Rising Action– Melba’s first couple days of school were very hard. There were many things said about her behind her back and to her face from the white students who did not want the black students at the school. Melba wanted to go back to her other school because the first couple days were hard, but her grandmother would not let her go back because God placed her in the position she was in for a reason.
Rising Action– When Melba wrote in her journal “I wish I were dead.” Grandma India was very unhappy when she learned that Melba wrote this in her journal. Grandma India says “Melba Pattillo dies by her own hand because she was afraid of facing God’s assignment for her.” This speaks loud for the tone and voice of the book. Grandma India may have come off as harsh when she said this, but she was right to say it because God placed Melba at that school for a specific reason and Melba wanted to go against what God wanted her to do.
Climax– Link becoming friends with Melba. This was a huge point in the book for Melba because Link was a white boy who actually helped Melba and accepted her unlike all the other white people in the school. Link had a nanny who was black and she was ill, but none of the white doctors would attend to her because she was black. Melba brought a black doctor to help Link’s nanny.
Falling Action– Minnijean was suspended for “fighting” with a group of white students at the school. She was attacked verbally mostly by the students and she stood up for herself. Little did she know that she would be suspended for this action that she took. She was later expelled for again standing up for herself against white students who had again attacked her verbally mostly. This was hard for Melba because Minnijean was one of Melba’s best friends at that school.
Falling Action– Melba had to got back to her old school because she stood up for herself against the white students who were trying to hurt her.
Resolution– Melba and the other 8 black students were eventually allowed to go back to Central High School to finish out high school and graduate.
Key understanding about adversity

Melba went through a lot of adversity throughout the book. First she was chosen to integrate into an all white school. Then she had a hard time getting past the hardships that were placed in front of her. She had a strong support system with her Grandmother and with God. Her grandma gave her lots of helpful advice that she needed to take with her every time she left the house. She also helped Melba get through most every bad situation she was put in while she attended Central High.
“Now you see that’s the reason God spared you life. You’re supposed to carry this banner for out people.” Grandma India to Melba. Melba was ill as a young girl (2 days old) but God spared her life speaking through someone at the hospital who was talking to Grandma India.

“You’ll make this your last cry. You’re a warrior on the battlefield for your Lord. God’s warriors don’t cry, ’cause they trust he’s always by their side. The women of this family don’t break down in the face of trouble. We act with courage, and with God’s help, we ship trouble right on out.” Grandma India to Melba. This is when Melba was crying because she was attacked by the mob that was outside of Little Rock Central High School.

“I squared my shoulders and tried to remember what Grandma had said: ‘God loves you child; no matter what, he sees you as his precious idea.'” This was said by Melba and it was a self-reminder that she is capable of anything she puts her mind to and that she has God on her side all the time.

“I wanted to turn and tun away, but I thought about what Danny had said: ‘Warriors Survive.'” This was also said by Melba and again this was a self-reminder that she is capable of anything she wants to be and that she should not give up just because times may be rough.
Reaction and application
Overall I thought that the book was very good and got a good point across. I didn’t realize that white people were always that mean to the black people, but I also didn’t realize that people from the white community would be nice to the people of the black community. I can apply this to my life by showing love to others and not judging people based on what they look like. Portrayed

Choice Writing

Logan Eschliman
Choice Writing

He grew up scared.
Scared of people,
Scared of anything that crawled.
He was scared to face the world.
His name was Cooper

Cooper grew up in a house
Where he was unable to leave.
He had strict parents
Who were big into punishments.

His parents never really treated him right.
Never being able to hang out with friends,
Go to a movie,
Or be a kid and get in trouble every once in a while.

He never played any sports
Because he was scared of what his parents would say.
He went to school every day,
And always came straight home afterwards.

Cooper never really had the chance to adventure,
His parents would drive him to school and home,
But he never had chances to explore the outdoors.
Childhood was rough for Cooper

Growing up with no siblings helped Cooper.
He had no one else besides his parents bossing him around,
But if he had older siblings,
He would have been able to get to know other kids better.

Cooper grew up in a bubble.
He never wanted to be around other people,
He struggled making friends,
And when people outed talk to him,
He would shy away from conversation.

Cooper never really struggled with school.
He was an above average student,
Which helped him outside of school.
He could analyze the situation before other people.

Cooper showed athletic skills,
But never had the opportunity to play any sports.
He showed an interest in basketball, football, and soccer,
But his parents never really paid any attention to his interests.
This time came for Cooper to attend a college.
He was on a academic scholarship at the University of North Carolina.
He excelled at UNC and majored in chemistry.
Cooper graduated 3rd in his class with an average GPA of 3.89.

Cooper never really visited his parents back home,
he would rarely attend Christmas or Thanksgiving with the family.
He never called them,
Never really talked to them in any way.

Cooper learned to love life after college.
He made many friends,
Found a good job,
Where he met many new people,
And spend his days loving life and not being scared anymore.

Pregnant Teens

Logan Eschliman
Mrs.Jank
English 2
10 February 2017
Pregnant Teens

In today’s culture, pregnant teenagers are considered disposable. There are several risks in becoming pregnant that could cause problems in having the baby. There are some that are most significant and there are some that are less significant. One of the more significant ones is how having a baby is the majority of reasons that people drop out of high school. When they have a baby in high school it is one of the most stressful things that could happen to them. Their social life may significantly decrease after having a baby because they don’t want people making fun of them, and all of the activities that they might have been involved in before they became pregnant they are more than likely not involved in after having the baby. There are lots of different studies that have been done about how many teens with a baby actually finish high school and how many never do.
There are several risks in becoming pregnant as a teenager that may cause problems with having a baby. One of the major ones is not being able to provide for yourself and for your newborn baby. Money is sometimes hard to make for these teenagers because they still have to attend high school while trying to maintain a job so they will be able to place food on the table for both her and her new child. “An ongoing problem is finding a job,” says Jeremiah Andrynsky who is the fiancé of Mackenzie Webster (Teen moms work for education) Marilene Lopez, a 17 year old girl with a 4-month-old baby. Lopez also explains that “it is hard, but I’d rather finish school so I can get a better job.” (Teen moms work for education) Being a high school girl while trying to maintain a decently good grade in school, and trying to find time to work so they are able to provide for their family is one of the hardest things to do for a teenage girl with a baby. This is hard for high school girls who do not have a baby, led alone the ones that also have the stress of a baby in their lives along with everything else they have.
Along with not being able to provide for themselves and their new born babies there is a lot of stress that these women are under after they have the baby, and while they are pregnant. Mackenzie Webster is 18 years old and 6 months pregnant. She was being forced to change where she would attend school because she had the baby. Webster said that “decreasing the stress was my top priority.” Stress is one that may also cause physical health problems because they are not taking care of their bodies. This may include receiving enough sleep per night, not eating right, or trying to work off the extra baby fat so they stress about having to do that while taking care of a baby. Amy Flowers Umble says, “add the stress of a baby to the stress of being without a home, and you get the perfect recipe for a high school dropout.” (Teen pregnancies in area down, but needs up) Becoming a parent in high school is one of the hardest things to adapt to. It takes a lot of activeness in the child’s life to make sure they have all that they need. When teenagers become pregnant and have the baby, most of them are not able to pay for everything that they baby needs. There are some who do not have anyone to turn to because their parents might have kicked them out or they move away so their parents wouldn’t find out. They then begin living under the definition of homeless which Umble describes as, “… students living in motels or doubled up with friends or family members.” (Teen pregnancies in are down, but needs up) Umble also states “those standards allow students to qualify to expedited free and reduced-priced meals and transportation to stay in school even if they move.” (Teen pregnancies in area down, but needs up) For a teenager this just adds more stress to the stress that they have already had with them.
Also another major problem that pregnant teenagers have is they are more likely to drop out of high school than students who have not become pregnant. Lisa Shuger says, “parenthood is a leading cause of school dropout among teen girls. Thirty percent of all teen girls who have dropped out of high school cite pregnancy or parenthood as a key reason.” (Teen Pregnancy and High School Dropout) Shuger also mentions that “over the course of a lifetime, a college graduate will earn, on average $1 million more than a high school dropout.” This is why Shuger states that “dropping out is literally a million-dollar mistake.” Margie Hale, Executive Director of West Virginia Kids Count said “almost all teen girls that get pregnant drop out.” (Pregnancy among teens lowest in Mon) While they are hurting their own body and life they are also hurting the life of their baby to be and how that child will succeed in school.
The biggest way they are hurting the life of their child is by how that child is able to learn throughout his/her life. Shuger had this to say about this risk, “because there is a close connection between teen pregnancy and academic failure and because teen pregnancy affects the educational achievement of teens themselves (as well as that of their children), those concerned about educating young people should also be concerned with presenting teen pregnancy.” (Teen Pregnancy and High School Dropout) Shuger also mentions that “the connection between too-early pregnancy and parenthood and educational attainment is strong.” Again Shuger says that “both teen parents who drop out of high school and children of teen parents suffer serious educational challenges. Too-early pregnancy and parenthood not only makes it more difficult to complete education, career, and other life goals, for teen parents, but it also affects the future prospects of their children.” This means that the child may have trouble in school and might be at a lower learning level than that of other students who were not born to a teen parent.

There are also many adults who are trying to improve teens knowledge on how life changing it is to have a baby before they are even out of high school. There are many programs that show the teenagers the risks of having a baby in high school, and why they should attain abstinence until they are ready to have a child. Shuger says that “ninety percent of adults believe reducing teen pregnancy is a very effective way to reduce the high school drop out rate and improve academic achievement.” (Teen Pregnancy and High School Dropout) This is something that all parents and school teachers should try their hardest to stress to their child/children, but sometimes that may still not be enough for their child to want to wait till they are old enough and mature enough to be able to take care of a baby and provide for all the baby needs.
In today’s culture, pregnant teenagers are considered disposable. There are several risks in becoming pregnant that could cause problems in having the baby. There are some that are most significant and there are some that are less significant. One of the more significant ones is how having a baby is the majority of reasons that people drop out of high school. When they have a baby in high school it is one of the most stressful things that could happen to them at such a young age. Their social life may significantly decrease after having a baby because they don’t want people making fun of them, and all of the activities that they might have been involved in before they became pregnant they are more than likely not involved in after having the baby.

Sources
Lang, Alex. “Pregnancy among teens lowest in Mon.” Dominion Post, The (Morgantown, WV) 05 Feb. 2013: Points of View Reference Center. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.
Qualls, Meredith. “Teen moms work for education” Decatur Daily, The (AL) 11 May 2014

Shuger, Lisa. “Teen Pregnancy and High Scholl Dropout” The national Campaign, America’s Promise Alliance. No date specified
Umble, Amy Flowers. “Teen pregnancies in area down, but needs up” Free Lance-Star, The (Fredericksburg, VA) 08 August 2012

Weight of Passing

Logan Eschliman
English 2
Mrs. Jank
4 April, 2017
Weight of Passing

It was the week of August 16th when it all started. School was in the process of beginning when tragedy struck Lincoln Lutheran. Two passings before the year had even had the chance to begin for the junior class of 2015. It began with the sudden passing of Tara Ziegelbein’s father in South Dakota, and a baby not yet born to this world. Both passings very hard for the community of Lincoln Lutheran as a whole and especially for those two families in particular.
7th grade year was a year that included many hardships for not only my family and I, but for the whole community of Lincoln Lutheran as well. 2013-2014 is a year I continue to think about to this day and how hard of a year it was. The weekend before school was suppose to start there were two very tragic deaths around the community of Lincoln Lutheran. Throughout the year there were many occurrences that helped add to the stress and adversity that people may have been facing. Nothing became easier as the year continued on, as there were more deaths to come during the school year.
The year was not any easier as we continued on. During November one of the juniors tried hanging himself, but was unsuccessful at the time until a couple weeks later when his health declined at a rapid pace. He committed suicide for reasons only that student and God will ever know. This again was very tough on the whole community of Lincoln Lutheran and for the family of the young student who had a bright future ahead of him after high school. This along with the two passings at the beginning of the year brought the Lincoln Lutheran community closer together and brought everyone together through Christ.
February 18th was one of the hardest days I would have ever imagined. This was the day I unexpectedly lost my grandfather. I am still able to remember the phone call I received that morning from my Aunt who wanted to speak with my dad. I remember her voice sounding very heavy and she had a sad tone to her voice that day. Throughout the whole day I felt it in my stomach that there was something that wasn’t right. I felt as if I had something on my shoulders that I knew nothing about yet.
I remember the moment my mother told me that my grandpa passed away. We were walking out of SuperSaver after an indoor soccer game in which I played well and scored one or two goals. She told me “so this morning grandpa suddenly passed away. So be kind to your father when we get home.” My heart sunk after hearing this news. I spent the next couple of hours thinking about how I would never see him again, and it was about a day before everything really settled in with me and my thoughts. I will admit I was trying to be very strong when my mom broke the news to me, but it was also very hard to stay strong. There were days, nights, and moments that I wanted to breakdown and cry because this kind of death was something I had never experienced before. Before this day, I had never lost someone who was as close to me as my grandpa was before and it was very heartbreaking and troubling. I remember many times I would be sitting in the back of the car on my way to some place and I would just think about how I would never be able to see him in real life again and how I hadn’t seen him all that terribly recently.
There are still times today that I think about all the fun memories my grandpa and I would have together and how much I miss him each and every day. There are times I would just love to have another moment with him and tell him how much I love him and how important of a person he was in my life. He was such a good role model in my life and he was someone I was always able to look up to whenever I would need someone to look up to in my life. The saddest part was what my father told me, “he woke up that morning joking around with the nurses in the home and it seemed as if it was going to be a good day. Then all of the sudden he fell and had a seizure and by the time anyone was able to help him it was too late, and he was gone forever.”
This was something that took a big tole on my family, and myself. The day after I heard the news I remember returning to school and the first thing that happens when I walk through the door is Hope walking up to me and wrapping her arms around me and saying how thankful she was for me and how she was there for me if I were to need anything. It’s times like those that I am thankful for the friends I currently have because they helped me through that tough time in my life.
Still as the year continued nothing became any easier for the Lincoln Lutheran community as the last couple weeks of school rolled around. Everyone stressing about all the projects due and high schoolers stressing about the upcoming finals they would have to take. I do not have much memory of the day in which it took place, but one thing I remember very well was when my parents shared the news of Koby’s death with me. I was working on homework when our home phone rang and it was Mr. Heibel on the phone. No one in my family thought much of the phone call because we have had them before about different things, but this one was different. My parents picked up the phone, and I had no idea of anything that was happening that night. When the phone call ended my parents walked into my room and grabbed my yearbook to look for a certain student. My dad asked me if I knew who Koby Hruza was, but being a little middle schooler I had no idea who he was. I then asked why he was looking for him, and that was when he informed me of Koby’s death. My heart dropped at that moment from hearing this news. That night I was unable to sleep because of all the thoughts rolling around in my mind.
At school the next day everyone was sad about how he decided to take his own life. There was a band show a few days before he passed away, and one of my friends who was in band told me about how all the high school students had not come up on time for the concert. None of my friends knew that they were all saying their good-byes to Koby and they were trying to help him in any way they thought possible.
With all of these hard times during my 7th grade year I always felt as if there was a weight that I was carrying upon my shoulders. Each passing I felt more and more weight on my shoulders, and I even had thought about what I would do it one of my friends had every committed suicide. The thought of this was pretty hard to even think about since I have been with some of them my whole life. This whole experience taught me not to judge people or make fun of them because we never really know what battle they may be fighting within themselves.

Sympathetically, wonderfully, spontaneous

Sympathetically, wonderfully, spontaneous

“So oft as that shall be,
So often shall the knot of us be called the men that gave their country liberty.” Act 3, Scene 1, Page
This quote shows that he is a good leader because it shows the love he has for his country and how people who live where he would lead should act toward the one who leads them.

“Those that have known the earth so full of faults. For my part, I have walk’d about the streets, submitting me unto the perilous night, and, thus unbraced, Casca, as you see,
Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone;
And when the cross blue lightning seem’d to open the breast of heaven, I did present myself even in the aim and very flash of it.” Act 1, scene 3, line 475
This quote shows that he is a good leader because he is willing to take control of the people that he is suppose to be leading, and he is not afraid to tell people how they should be treating others.

“You are dull, Casca, and those sparks of life
That should be in a Roman you do want, or else you use not. You look pale and gaze and put on fear and cast yourself in wonder” Act 1 Scene 3 Line 485
This shows that he is a good leader because he is not afraid to speak out for what he thinks about others. He will speak what is on his mind and he is not harmed by what he says toward others.

“Let it be who it is: for Romans now
Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors;
But, woe the while! our fathers’ minds are dead, and we are govern’d with our mothers’ spirits; our yoke and sufferance show us womanish.” Act 1 Scene 3 Line 510
This quote shows that he would be a good leader because he is strong and knows that whatever happens happens for a reason. This is a quality you want in a leader because it shows that they are alright with whatever happens and they know that different things happen for different reasons.

 

 

Logan Eschliman
English 2

3) Poster Explanation
I created the poster the way I did because it has the character on it and it has what he was good at and what his qualities of being a leader were. It also has quotes at the bottom that explain what he would be like if he was a leader. There is white space so people are able to not have too many things and colors to look at on the poster, and the purple text for the explanations is because purple is a more laid back and relaxed color and Cassius was a more laid back and easy going leader throughout the whole play.

4) Attack Ads
“I am not gamesome: I do lack some part of that quick spirit that is in Antony. Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires; I’ll leave you.” Act 1 Scene 2 Line 115. This quote from Brutus shows that he would not be a good leader because a good leader would never leave anyone behind. They should never even threaten the people they are leading by saying that they will will leave them behind. I know I would not follow someone who says that they are going to leave me behind because that would not make me feel like I was being led by a good person, and I would need to find someone else to lead me.

“Antony; he hears no music; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock’d himself and scorn’d his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.” Act 1 Scene 2 Line 295. This quote is from Caesar and it is attacking Mark Antony and saying that what he does is not good. I would not want someone saying bad things about my abilities to lead others and if someone told me that the person who would be leading me is like Mark Antony I would not be happy with who would be leading me and I would try to find someone else to lead me.

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.” Act 2 Scene 2 Line 1010. This quote by Caesar is showing that Caesar is a bad leader because he is saying that cowards are the only ones to die more than once, and that the strong people are the only ones that die only once. When in fact everyone dies once, whether or not they are strong or a coward. This is a kind of leader I would not want to lead because they think that they are the best and that they are the only ones that are not going to have anything bad happen to them.
Speech
My name is Cassius, you know me as the one who is in the back and is always looking at others and seeing what they are to be. One of my best moments in the play was when I saw Brutus as the catalyst that would unite the leading nobles in conspiracy. There are many things I am known for but the one I am most known for is my good traits such as being able to perceive the true motives of men throughout the play. Even thought I have good traits I do also have bad ones such as I’m not a fan of Caesar personally because of the way that he is not always the best leader, but I do respect him as a leader because he is my leader. The biggest one is my envy of Caesar because he was a good leader for the most part and I wanted to be like him in most aspects of what he had done for who he was leading.
2) Significant Quotes
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our starts, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Act 1 Scene 2 Line 140
This is a significant quote because it is incredibly true even today as we learn to live every day with what may be weighing us down. We cause more trouble to other people than the things of our life do. Our own thoughts are hard to cope with sometimes so we struggle to find a happy place where we know everything will be alright. We struggle to trust God at times which hurts us so much.

“Those that have known the earth so full of faults. For my part, I have walk’d about the streets, submitting me unto the perilous night, and, thus unbraced, Casca, as you see,
Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone;
And when the cross blue lightning seem’d to open the breast of heaven, I did present myself even in the aim and very flash of it.” Act 1, scene 3, line 475
This quote is significant because it is like the one above. We are too caught up on the earthly things that we forget who actually gave us everything we have. If we look to God for everything then God with give us answers. They might not always be the answers we want to hear, but it is Gods will and what He wants is what’s going to be done for us in our life.

“Stoop then, and wash.
[They smear their hands and swords with Caesar’s blood.]
How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!” Scene 1 Act 3 Line 1510
The quote is important because it shows that he values his leader and he wants others to do the same. This is a kind of leader I would want in my life because it is someone who is good at leading and they are not afraid to take control of the situation that they are in.

“You are dull, Casca, and those sparks of life
That should be in a Roman you do want, or else you use not. You look pale and gaze and put on fear and cast yourself in wonder” Act 1 Scene 3 Line 485
This quote shows that he is a good leader because he is not afraid to speak his mind and tell people what he thinks of them at any given time. This is the kind of leader I would follow because it shows that they are not afraid to take control and not afraid to speak their opinion about someone when they have an opinion about someone.

 

New Year, Same Outcome

Logan Eschliman
Mrs. Jank
English block 3
8 May 2017

New Year, Same Outcome

Thursday May 4, 2017. It was a day every girl on the soccer team was ready, pumped, excited, and thrilled for. This was the rematch of the District Championship from the 2016 season. But first we all knew we had to take care of some business on Tuesday against Crete. We began preparing for Norris and learning where the weak spots were in their defense and we learned how to cover the weak spots in our defense. Tuesday came along and so had the first game against Crete. The whistle blows to begin the game. It took us a while before we finally put a ball in the back of the net, but when we did it started a thread of goals. One right after the other. Halftime came with a score of 7-0 us on top. 15 seconds into the second half we scored again making it 8-0. It wasn’t much later we again scored 9-0. And again about 3 or so minutes later we decided to cap it with the 10th goal coming in the 48 or 49th minute of the game.
Thursday came. Everyone had the look of pure joy and determination on their faces at school before the game that day. We all knew that Norris was out for blood this year mostly because of what had happened last year. 3:15 came and every girl was rushing to get to the field to prepare for what could possibly have been the last game of the season.
The whistle had blown to begin the first half of play. As the game began we learned quickly that this was going to be a hard fought, physical game for both teams. The first half was a little uninteresting except for a couple chances both teams had to score.
Halftime rolls around and it is now 0-0. We were ready to take this game in regulation and to send the Titans home. 5 minutes had been played and still nothing interesting had happened. Then the 55th minute rolled around. This is where things started becoming interesting. Layney received a beautiful through ball from a teammate and was off to goal. She entered the 18 yard box and took a look at the goal. She got her hips turned enough to get the shot off and thus the ball somehow ended up in the back of the net. 56th minute Lincoln Lutheran leads 1-0. There were more opportunities for both teams to finish on goal, but no one ever did. Now there was under 5 minutes to go in regulation when sadly Norris was able to place one in the back of the net. This then tied the game 1-1. This was heartbreaking to watch because no one wanted to go into overtime for the second straight year. The game then ended 1-1 so to overtime we went. At the end of the first overtime period it remained 1-1. By the beginning of the second overtime period we knew that this was going to have to be a mental game and we were going to have to not give up no matter what. The second overtime period had ended with the score still being 1-1. This meant penalty kicks for the second year in a row. Our 5 vs Their 5. We started out with a brilliant goal from Rachel, followed by a goal from Norris. The second round we missed, but Kassidy made a big save to keep us even. Third round we had another brilliant goal from Kassidy and a brilliant save from Kassidy as well. The fourth round we again put the ball in the back of the net, but once again Norris had also scored. Now it was 3-2 us. The fifth and final round had come. We failed at scoring, but so did Norris. Hence we win 3-2 and for the second year in a row we had sent Norris home after a long battle.