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Stanley “Tookie” Williams is set to be executed on December 13, 2005. You may not know his name very well but he co founded the gang The Crips in 1971. The Crips are one of the Los Angeles, California gangs. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. The gang is largely composed of African Americans but is multiracial in other cities where there they have a presence, such as New York City. The gang has an intense rivalry with the Bloods over territory and control of the drug trade. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, more than one of my local news stations began their broadcast with a story about the Choking Game . It got my attention because I never figured the word choking and the word game could be placed with each other. The Choking Game or Space Monkey is becoming a popular trend among younger children (from the ages of 10 to about 14)- they are using it to achieve some type of high. Personally, these stories have completely freaked me out.
This past weekend was Bryn Mawr’s traditional Halloween weekend. As a Mawrtyr, I vowed to make the most of it- and I did! I saw a scary movie, I went to a party, and I got my pretty red lantern. But the movie I saw was much more than just a scary movie. On it’s opening night, I saw Saw II . I know many remember the first one. The premise of the film was that two men were left trapped inside a room with a saw. I’m sure you can all guess what that was meant for. I know these films seem unappealing and bloody but I swear, there is a method to the madness.
I know most of you guys already do this, but type your blog in word before you submit it! I, on the other hand, have lost 3 blog posts this way. I write the entire thing, preview it, then click the link to make it work. Then, stupidly, I close out the window and then spend the next 5 minutes with my chin to my chest. Use Microsoft Word, it is your friend!!!!
Now before you all jump on this post for being about Wacky Weekends but written on a Wednesday, hear me out.
Remember MTV's show, Fear? I remember when that was on television, I believe I was still in middle school. I never actually watched it, because I was too scared and thought it was pointless unless I was actually there. But that is all about to change! I'm sure all of you have seen the Terror Behind The Walls ads not only on the Bryn Mawr website, but also in local stores. If you don't know what Terror Behind the Walls is all about, take a look at the site. It's music and photos really make it appealing.
Beginning early next year, work will begin on a Tulip shaped hotel on a man made island shaped like a palm tree. The Trump International Hotel and Tower, as it will be called, is the marraige of well known real estate mogul Donald Trump and Nakheel, a popular developer of the United Arab Emirates. Each comapany benefits from the project as it's Trump's first stab at the Middle East and Nakheel gains popularity from the Trump brand. They have picked the perfect place for the hotel, Dubai, because of it's ever growing tourist industry. Their numbers have doubled and Dubai now gets about 5.4 million tourists each year.
Just over 2 hours ago the story broke and Lynndie England was sentenced to three years in prison for her part in the abuse of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Grahib prison. We all know the story and the disgusting pictures that we taken. There are some with England pointing to naked detainees and others with the detainees assembled in a pyramid. I remember the emotions that those pictures evoked in me when I first saw them, and as she is punished for her actions, I want to know why? I don't care as much if she is sorry, but what was going through her mind as she posed for those pictures.
I was waiting to write on a subject that I felt I could relate to in the fullest and might touch some other people in our community. For me, Sunday mornings are meant to sit around and read the paper so that is (sort of) what I did. I found an article that discussed women at top colleges leaving their careers and education for motherhood.
I recently came across a celebrity gossip blog that is both well written and satisfies my thirst for juicy hollywood news. Why even bother you may ask? Well the monthly costs of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, National Enquirer, and People adding up is reason enough! Besides, what better way to give your brain its due rest than by immersing yourself in celeb headlines such as - "Trump's Ex-Stripper Apprentice Hopeful Favored To Win". Defamer!
Sometimes I wish this country was smaller. If it were: travelling from coast to coast wouldn't take that long, there would be somewhat similar weather everywhere (cuts down on the packing), I could see a desert before I die, people would be adressed first as Americans, then by the state they were from, AND we could have something like LA TOMATINA!!!!
I believe many of us have noticed that within these past couple weeks, all of us have developed tunnel vision. sleep. eat. go to class. do homework. bum around (possibly attend a party). sleep. Not to say that my life was extremely different from what I mentioned above, at home, but I know that I filled the in between spaces with the good ol tube. I am not too certain as to how I became this way, but I love television! I love almost every form of television- the news, some soap operas, good episodes of law and order, and of course, the inescapable reality show. Well the lack of all of that became etremely clear when I had to go to a sportsbar type restaurant to learn that Katrina has swept away all of New Orleans. From what I hear around campus, the sentiment is the same, this is ridiculous. How could we not know about this?
well after writing that massively long comment about family, I'm almost too tired to write this entry in my blog. but here goes... my question is, "Who isn't part of a community??" First of all, we are women (one community), second of all, we go to Bryn Mawr (another), I have a dog (another), I an Indian (another), I have brown hair (another), and so on and so on. I think that community has several meanings, we are all part of a community without having the choice. I mean it could go all the way back to being born, because well none of us had that choice. On the other hand, there are those "communities" that we choose to be a part of.