Wednesday, November 16, 2016


The story "A Sound of Thunder", it was just wow. I can't imagine that just one small thing that changes, can make a really big difference.

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Run to Remember pt. 2

I just finished running/walking around the track and I was able to run/walk 11 miles in 4 hours. That is like 44 laps. I feel proud of myself that I was able to accomplish a goal.

A Run to Remember

Today is Veteran's Day. Today at SMHS, there is an event that is called "A Run to Remember". In this event, you either run, walk or both and after you run a mile, get a Bio and a picture of a veteran who died in war. For each mile you do, you get another bio.

Today is not a day to be happy because of the fact that we don't have school today. Today is the day to remember those who have sacrificed themselves for their country. To pray for their family members who are suffering for the loss of a loved one. I am here participating for I feel it is the right thing to do even if I don't know or never heard of the veterans.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


1) *know where you belong 
* if you know where you are, you are in a place where you belong and feel comfortable in.

2) "These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint an inaudible as we enter into the world."
* Being alone you know your place

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


1) Ralph Waldo Emerson: Why are we not allowed to vote at this age (16)?
* Not mature enough, must be legal adults (age 18)

2) If you don't trust yourself, you don't have self reliance; you don't believe in yourself.

3) Helping a person but there is no proof. Show that you have helped.
*Dont worry about what others think or say about you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


1) Don't let people bring you down and always trust yourself.

2) *Theme: Self-reliance (have self trust towards yourself)
* "The soul is no traveler, the wise man stays at home." (At home with your belongings is safer than going out all the time.)
* "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think." (Basically that what you do or decide to do should only concern you not anybody else)
*Tone: nature (hopeful, sincere, inspirational, optimistic)

3) *"Nothing can be bring peace but yourself." (only you can get rid of obstacle in your way in life)
*"To be great is to be misunderstood." (that a person can be misunderstood by their actions and by what they look like outside.)

4) *Emerson talks about respect to every single person's opinion.

Election Day

Today is the elections. Should I really be happy that there are two candidates that may ruin the U.S. even though one of them knows more about politics than the other? I won't know what may happen after today, but who ever is chosen, hopefully they don't start WW3. That would be a disaster in my opinion.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Letter to mentor

How do you do it? I've heard that being a Social Worker is emotionally tiring. Being able to sit through listening to someone talking about their problems, actually seeing them break down in front of you. Doesn't it make you want to tear up along with them? How do you prevent yourself from crying each time your client comes from a very emotional and heart breaking past?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Anti-bullying Assembly

While listening to the assembly, I have learned that many teenagers have been bullied with four different types of bullying: verbal, physical, social, and cyber. Many people who get bullied a lot would decide to end it which ends up being suicide. While listening, I was shocked to know that there are people being bullied who decides to end their lives instead of speaking up..

Friday, September 16, 2016

Vocabulary #3

coherent: logically connected
belabor: to explain or worry about too much
eschew: to abstain or keep away from
acquisitive: tending or seeking to acquire, often greedy
emulate: to imitate (someone or something) in an effort to equal or do better than
banal: lacking freshness or originality
excoriation: to denounce or berate severely
congeal: to change from a soft or liquid state to a solid state
carping: characterized by fussy or petulant faultfinding
substantiate: to show or establish by proof or strong evidence
temporize: to refuse to come to a decision in order to gain time
largesse: generous bestowal of gifts
tenable: capable of being held, maintained or defended
insatiable: that cannot be satisfied
reconnaissance: a survey or examination of an area
germane: random or unrelated
ramify: to divide or spread out
intransigent: refusing to agree or compromise
taciturn: stern and silent in expression and manner

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


For my essay, I received an B+/A_ I was actually surprised in receiving that grade. I may have received it because I used examples and references from the stories and in class. I kinda didn't agree with it because I am not very good when it comes to writing essays. I feel like I have earned a B or C mostly because I still haven't posted some posts for my blog.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Conscience of a Hacker

When I read "The Conscience of a Hacker", I was surprised to read that the kid growing was smarter then most and being insulted or brought down by adults. With that he later became a hacker, making him a criminal as well.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Young Goodman Brown

While reading this, it surprised me to see that Goodman Brown, someone I thought was just a good person, go on a walk with the Devil. Never thought I would read something about this.

The Right to Your Opinion

While I was reading "The Right to Your Opinion" it show the person talking about how even if your know your rights, you may not be qualified for them at all.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


As I have said during the "seminar" though it was really quiet and the others were just talking about other stuff, for the second question for "Earth on Turtle's Back" I typed that many people would prefer to have a story written or said word for word because they would prefer it told originally than listening to a newer version. Unfortunately, I could not hear the two or three other answers for they spoke too quietly for me to hear.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


  1. The language in the text is similar to the language I use in everyday conversations by they why some sentences are written. There were times where in the text it kept repeating the word "said".
  2. It is important for a story to be retold word for word because many people would prefer to hear it as the original story than a newer version it. The meaning however would be enhanced for it will make the reader understand more of what the story is about.

Notes #1

  • Richard Cory: The theme of the poem would be how the outside of a person usually doesn't match how the person is on the inside.
  • tone: author's attitude towards the audience, topic or characters
  • mood: reader's emotion when they read
  • syllogism: simplest form of logical argument
  • Truth has to be factually verifiable in the world.
  • diction: the words an author uses to tell a story
  • syntax: the way the author puts those words together
  • quote- "The medium is the message.

The difference between hearing and learning is how I think.

verbal- what I say
para verbal- how loud we speak
nonverbal- facial expression

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Earth on Turtle's Back

This story is about a woman having a realistic dream. When she told her husband about it, he told her that they had to make the dream come true. Once the dream was complete, however, the woman fell from the sky land she lived with her husband, and when the animals from below saw her, they gathered a piece of land for to stand on.

Richard Cory Recital

This is my poem recital for "Richard Cory". Though I did mess up a bit at the end, I did my best to recite it word for word. Here is the link for the video.  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Creating my first blog post

Hi. My name is Katie Bahena. I am new in using this blog, but I think I'll get the hang of it soon.