Monday, February 11, 2008

Never Let Me Go

In the book Never Let Me Go there are kids who go to a school called Hailsham. Recently in the book, the kids have grown into teenagers and are starting to get into some trouble. I think that the reason for this trouble is because the school is pretty strict and the people with authority are really tough on the kids. Due to the actions of these people the kids are feeling restrained and are rebelling. They are finding thigs to do that they enjoy but will also make the carers mad.

Friday, February 1, 2008

class today

I really enjoyed talking about DNRs as soon as i was able to figure out what they were. I really wanted to talk a little bit more about them, though. We used most of the time with the poems which is fine, but I really would have enjoyed getting into DNRs a little more.

Friday, January 18, 2008

first article

LONDON — Track and field’s world governing body ruled on Monday that Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter from South Africa, is not be eligible to compete in Olympic qualifying events. The International Association of Athletics Federations explained in a statement that, after an independent scientific study, it deemed Pistorius’s state-of-the-art carbon fiber prosthetics “should be considered as technical aids which give him an advantage over other athletes not using them.”
Pistorius’s agent, Peet Van Zyl, said that he and Pistorius were seeking legal advice in order to prepare an appeal. “We need to speak with the I.A.A.F. first and see what approaches we can follow there,” Van Zyl said in a telephone interview from South Africa. “The last resort will probably be the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”
Pistorius, 21, was born without fibulas and had both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. But in the four years since he started competing, he has set Paralympic world records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and it was his dream to compete in the Olympic Games.

I think that this article was great and really got me interested in subject. I'm sorry that Oscar couldn't live his dream but some people just cann't do certain things. An example is if a 6-5, 250lbs man had a dream of being a jocky, it just wouldn't be able to happen because of the way that God made him.