Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Journal Two From Evan McGeorge

My name is Evan McGeorge i am 19 years old and a freshman here at the Ohio State University Marion. I am majoring in Athletic Training. I live in Marion,Ohio and have my whole life. I graduated from Marion Harding High School. Some things to know about me are that i love anything to do with sports. I tend to be quiet when you get to know me but when i get comfortable with around people i am a very outgoing person. My fun fact in class was that i traveled to Taiwan for about a month to live with an exchange student i housed with me for a year, and no i still don't speak chinese a month was not long enough to learn it.

This is my girlfriend and i before senior prom.

In the reading so far the idea that stood out the most to me was that she didn't like her name. The thought of everyone else in her family family having a nickname like Nenny but not her was interesting. I personally feel that the writing so far was at its best when the author was speaking to the nun after she moved and the nun asked where she lived and she pointed and said there and the nun just responded "you live there" the emotion the author was showing seemed so real and you could really feel from an emotional point of view how she felt.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Journal # 2- By Jussett

Jussett Flores

My name is Jussett Flores, the easy way to remember my name is by saying "You set the table, with out the table part", my friends have other ways to say my name, but that doesn't matter. Fun fact is I love going on mission trips with my church because I love the experiences that it has to offer. I live in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and I graduated from USHS. I went to MTC for my first year of college, Then I took a semester off and transferred to OSU Marion and started school in the spring. I have lived in Ohio my entire life, but I was born in Florida. I am interested in being a child psychologist. My siblings and I get ask a lot if we speak Spanish....the answer is NO!........Just kidding!! YES!!!! We do speak Spanish. I am the youngest in my family and well I guess that is enough to know of me for now. 

While reading "The house on Mango street" I like how in each chapter she wrote something unique and went in to detail in somethings. She did not stick with the traditional way of writing, but did a lot of bouncing around between stories which you can basically imagine what she was thinking of in each stories. The thing that stood out to me was that she didn't like her name. I think she did her best there, since she is telling us about where she got her name and what it means which I think it is very important to know, well in my opinion.

Journal Two From Alexis

Hi, I'm Alexis and I want to major in Early Childhood Education. I would love to become a kindergarten teacher. I love interacting with kids and helping them learn new things, its a rewarding feeling. It's why I got a job at the Delaware YMCA which was my interesting fact, I work  in the child watch center, which I saw as a opportunity that would help me to get the feel of being around kids that will be the same age that I will be teaching and get a head start on seeing how they interact and visualizing the things they know already and some things they are unfamiliar with that I might be able to do in my lesson of teaching that will help them in the ares that they struggle.

For the novel The House on Mango Street, the theme to me seems that the moral of the story revolves around one girl and her struggles to fit the pieces of her identity, she is unhappy that she has no friends, unhappy with the life styles of the remaining houses she's had to live in including the one on Mango Street where she is currently now living. She is unhappy with the name she was given which also happens to be her great-grandmothers. A quote from the novel " I would rather like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees." She also mentions a little bit of history of how the women where back then in her great-grandmothers generation and how she doesn't want to inherit that because she carries the same name as her.

Journal Two From Max

Hi everyone, I'm Max. If you're having trouble remembering my name, I'm the skinny, brown haired guy, who can "kind of" speak Japanese. My fun fact is that I want to become a Japanese translator. I want to become a translator for three reasons. It's an easier job for a lot of money. I will spend my whole life learning new things, and, lastly, I want to travel the world.
A picture of me on my Japan trip

The most common theme, in The House on Mango Street, I have seen with our reading is discontent. The author is unhappy with the situation she's been given. She was unhappy with the homes that she had before the house on mango street. She was unhappy that she didn't have a best friend, and, she was unhappy with her name, and the story that goes along with it. The author said she has the same name as her great grandma, but doesn't want the same fate. I felt the writing was at it's best when the author was talking about her views on how women of her culture were treated. When talking about how her great grandma was married, she stated, "Just like that, as if she were a fancy chandelier." She talks about how her grandma was treated like an prize and not a person.

Journal Two from Regan Endsley.

Hi. My name as you may know is Regan Endsley. I am a freshman at Ohio State University at Marion. I am currently majoring in special education. I live here in Marion and I have my whole life. I went to high school at Marion Harding. I lettered 4 years in volleyball and have been playing almost my whole life. I work at a gym here in Marion called "The Marion Fitness Club" I love working there and I've been there for almost 2 years now. Its a really easy, laid back job, great job for being in college.  I spend almost all my weekends going to different colleges where my friends are. Those are some facts about me.

So far in the book, The House on Mango Street  what stood out to me in this first 11 pages is that this book is very unique, has a lot of different themes, and is written in a very different way than most books, which I find intriguing. The idea I get out so far is Esperanza is a story teller and talks a lot about her life and her family and how she got to Mango Street. Esperanza also describes the different types of hair in the family and how her mothers is beautiful and smells like bread, i thought that was interesting. Another thing she explained is how boys and girls do not socialize with each other in the public, and so she has to socialize with her little sister. Lastly she talks about how she wants to change her name to a name that expresses herself like "X". There are so far a lot of aspects in this book and I'm excited to keep reading and see what is next!

Journal 2 by Jack

I'm Jack Constantino. i graduated from Olentangy Orange High school.  I have always had a passion for animals.  I am majoring in Zoology and my fun fact was that want to become a veterinarian at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. i was lucky enough to excepted into a program through the Delaware Area Career Center where i attended classes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for my junior and senior year of highschool. i had an internship in the North American region of the zoo my senior year.

This is a picture of me presenting my Zoo School project over my internship at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

I enjoyed what I have read in this book so far. I am interested in reading more and more and getting a better idea of what this book is really about. her though process is very unique I cant really put a finger on why it interests me yet.  

Journal by keirra

English 1109

Hello, glad to be apart of the blog. I'm from Marysville, my major is Radiology.
I enjoy traveling, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

What stood out to me most about The House on Mango street is the power of the words used, very descriptive in choice of words.I feel the writing was best as shes describing how her family tends to move a lot also the way she goe into detail about the house.