Nothing will ever be the same was the constant refrain after the twin towers attacks. But in daily life it doesn't seem like much has changed. In 2001, I was in first grade, and nothing in my daily routine changed. Some of my classmates who were Arab or Indian had a tough time coming back to school since the terrorists were supposedly Islamic extremists from parts of the Middle East. This made my friends and I look at them differently. I was never really friends with any of them, but I felt sympathy for them because they were out casted for a while. An immediate reaction after the attacks was that everyone was on high alert, and suspicious of everything.
A weird incidence happened to me that occurred days after the attacks. Every morning before school my two friends and I, who were also my neighbors, would meet outside my house which was the bus stop. My friend Myles had a great idea at the time. To skip school by hiding from the bus. An hour later the school notified our parents of our absence. This set off major panic, and a huge man hunt to find us. Many teachers, police officers and fireman were called to help locate where we were. They later found us playing in the forest behind my house. For a time our parents and many others were thinking that a terrorist or a person kid napped us. This panic was caused by the change in thought which still occurs today.
Today the priority at airports is to make sure that nothing like 9/11 will ever happen again. Following September 11, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. This is one that people notice the most when asked, How has your life changed after 9/11?, and honestly this is the only major thing in my life that I also noticed. Perhaps the...
November 1, 2012
How Cancer ChangedMyLife
Cancer can make a change in anyone’s life. It has been in mylife for as long as I can remember. Many of my family members have had several different types of cancer and have lost their battle, but the one that impacted mylife the most was the recent loss ofmy best friend. My friend’s name was Elke, and she battled brain cancer for almost 10 years. She was only declared in remission a couple times, it just kept coming back, and the last time the doctors said that there were no less than 11 tumors. This brain cancer took her away from so many people who loved her so much, including me. Watching my friend go through her cancer battle affected me in so many ways including making me more aware of my own health, my role as a caregiver has been expanded, and she inspired me to appreciate what I have and be thankful.
Elke found out that she had cancer when she was only about 25 years old, age does not matter to cancer, and it does not discriminate. The thought of watching her go through this at such a young age was just unimaginable. I have learned to start being more aware of my own health, after seeing her have to fight so hard, I had no choice. With the...
...How Epilepsy ChangedMyLife
Essay ENGL 121
When I was just seven-years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I’d been having small and frequent seizures my entire life without ever knowing of it until one day when I was shelling walnuts in front of the fireplace. Everything I ever knew was being stripped away from me. I no longer had control over any of the muscles in my body, my ability to speak, my actions, nor my sight. All I could do was relax and wait for my brain to catch up and regain control over my body. Mylife has been changed by epilepsy, but I will never let it control mylife.
By definition, “Epilepsy occurs when nerve cells in the brain send electrical messages at a rate of up to four times higher than normal which causes a sort of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure or convulsion,” (http://patienthealthinternational.com/epilepsy/).
After realizing that I was “abnormal,” my parents sent me to see a bunch of specialist. I attended many clinics across the US, trying to find the most reliable and safest way to treat my “issues” or deficiencies. My pediatrician told me that it was “cryptogenic - this means the...
...How a Baby ChangedMyLife
I have heard that if you wait to have a baby until you are ready, you will never have one. Even at 39, I felt that I was not ready for the changes. I did not even realize the amount of changes that having a baby would have on mylife. I also had no idea that I would change my career after the baby was born. I also did not know that I would have to function on little or no sleep. Furthermore, the amount of free time that I used to enjoy has been greatly reduced. Finally, I no longer live for just myself but for my baby as well. These are some of the things that have changed in mylife since my baby was born.
It’s been more than three years ago since we took the trip to the hospital to have a baby. We knew when we would be going to the hospital because she had a planned caesarian section. The trip to the hospital took 30 minutes, but because of my nervousness, it seemed like it took hours. When we finally arrived at the hospital I could not wait to see my son born. The doctor told me wait in another room until she had received the spinal anesthesia. Although the doctor was having trouble administering the anesthesia, nobody came to tell me that for about an hour. I was very worried! Finally, the nurse came to get me, explained...
Internet have changedmylife
In recent years we have been witnessing a real acceleration of society as regards to technology, both in its development and the emergence of new forms. An important change that should be noted is Internet, and how it has affected different areas of everyday life, especially regarding social relations.
The constant use of technologies such as mobile phone, iPod or computer with Internet connections... has led to increasingly more independence in relationships. We isolated and locked ourselves in a "bubble" full of tools with which we relate to each other, apart from the human side of the relationship. Thus, as we can see many people glued to their mobile phones (no need to mention that all with Wi-Fi or direct Internet connection) communicating with friends and family.
I remember the first time I started to use Internet, I was eleven years old and everything started when I was at my school. I heard about something called Windows Live Messenger (also called MSN), It is a program where you can talk online with your friends. At the beginning I didn't care about it, but then I realized that a big part of my friends were using it, so I thought that it could be a fun idea starting to use it too.
I finished school and I went straight home, and instead of doing my homework, as I always did, I went to...
The Impact of 9-11
On September 11, 2001 America woke up expecting a normal day. What America did not expect was that this day was going to change history forever. On that day Islamic extremist high-jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. “A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives.”1 These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These organized attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way the United States approached defending itself.
One of the major changes that were caused by the attack of 9/11 was the introduction to the Patriot Act. “The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten-letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001The Patriot Act gives the U.S. power to deter and punish...
...French became the standard language of courts, parliament, and polite society. As the invaders integrated, their language and literature mingled with that of the natives and the Norman dialects of the ruling classes became Anglo-Norman. At the same time Anglo-Saxon underwent a gradual transition into Middle English. Political power was no longer in English hands, so that the West Saxon literary language had no more influence than any other dialect and Middle English literature was written in the many dialects that correspond to the region, history, culture, and background of individual writers.
In this period religious literature continued to enjoy popularity and Hagiographies were written, adapted and translated, for example, The Life of Saint Audrey, Eadmer's (c. 1060 – c. 1126) contemporary biography of Anselm of Canterbury, and the South English Legendary. At the end of the 12th century, Layamon's Brut adapted Wace to make the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It was also the first historiography written in English since the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. In this century a new form of English now known as Middle English evolved. This is the earliest form of English which is comprehensible to modern readers and listeners, albeit not easily.
Middle English Bible translations, notably Wyclif's Bible, helped to establish English as a literary language. Wycliffe's Bible is the name now...
...Life can be as negative or positive as you want it to be. Nothing either bad or good can last forever. My complete name is Anahi Angelica Tiburcio Loyola. I am a senior at Vista High School. I am from a town name San Jorge Nuchita,huajuapan de Leon Oaxaca Mexico.Five years ago my parents took a decision for me, a really good one I can say. I was excited about all the changes. I thought scarcity would disappear .My dad came to the United States two years before us. He had been coming forward and back every two years to visit us on holidays only. He had been risking his life every time he came to visit us. It was not easy for my mom to raise four children by herself, and neither was it easy for my dad to be without his family. Because of this situation, my dad talked with my mom and decided that we all should come to live with him. But, there was a problem. We all as a family were undocumented. Because of our situation, my dad searched for a person who knew a way to get into illegally. Everyone knows that this is a very dangerous decision.
It was a Saturday morning when we went to say goodbye to all our family at town. This was very hard for me. In my opinion love is the weakness of everyone and i am including myself,too. We had to travel from my town to a city called Huajuapan for about three hours. At...
...The Day That Changed America 1
9/11/01: The Day That Changed America
Freedom, liberty, and the rights of man and women
of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs; this is what America stands for. Is this
a good enough reason to attack America? Could the September 11, 2001
attacks be prevented? Could this happen again? Will American’s ever feel safe
again? These are a few questions that many people have asked.
Before the September 11, 2001 attack, the United States was doing
very well economically. American people never really question their safety.
On September 11, 2001 on a beautiful Tuesday morning around 8:45 a.m. this
is a day that many Americans will never forget. This attack by Slamic terrorists
was very devastating and the first that was on United States soil. The terrorists
attack The World Trade Center in New York City. The Pentagon just outside
Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania. The World Trade Center, and
The Pentagon were the terrorists targets. The Pennsylvania field was not the
terrorists intended target; (its intended target is not known, but theories include the
White House the U.S. Capitol, the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland...