Monday, March 9, 2009

Picture This ACSS

Author: Sarah Dessen

Title of Book: This Lullaby

Dexter and I were unloading some groceries he'd bought for the yellow house- peanut butter, bread, orange juice, and doritos- from my car. He grabbed all his bags, then was about to shut the trunk when he stopped and leaned over.
"What's this?" he asked, pulling out a white plastic shopping bag, knotted neatly at the top.
"Nothing," I'd said quickly, trying to take it from him.
"Wait, wait," he said, holding it out of my reach. "What it it?"
"Something I bought for myself," I said curtly, grabbing for it again. No luck. He was too tall, and his arms too long.
"Is it a secret?"
I glared at him, and he handed it over, as if now he didn't want to find out.
"If you must know," I said as if it was absolutely no big deal whatsoever, "It's just plastic ware."
He thought about this. "Plastic ware."
"Yes. It was on sale."
"Plastic ware. like knives and forks and spoons?" he asked slowly.
"Yeah, I guess. Just the basics, you know?" I replied.
"Did you need plastic ware?" he asked.
I shrugged.
"It's so funny, because I need plastic ware. Badly."
He looked at the bag again, then at me. And then, slowely, the smile I knew and dreaded crept across his face. "You bought me plastic ware, didn't you?"
"No." I growled.
"You did!" He hooted, "You bought me plastic ware beacause-"
"No." I said loudly.
"-you love me!" He grinned.
"It was on sale" I told him, as if this was some excuse.
"You love me." he said simply.
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Why I like this scene: I really like it because I think it's really cute. The girl in the book does not beleive in love and she never gets boyfriends anything that might be a meaningful gift- but when her new boyfriend, Dexter, finds plastic ware in the trunk of her car he realizes that she loves him. He's in a band and living with his bandmates in a yellow house. They currently shared one fork until Remy, the girl that loves him, buys him the meaningful gift of forks. I just like how something so little can make such a big statement.

Friday, March 6, 2009

What's Happening in Info Tech (make-up assignment for ACSS Drama Skits)

On March 6/2009 Mr. Bilesky had his block B Info Tech class creating their own mini-animations on their computers. .
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This photo was taken by me of the first video I saw, which was called "The Train".

I captured Elizibeth hard at work as she created her own mini-animation video on her computer. From what I saw- the videos were made to look simple, but it looked as if it took time and effort to put them together.

This last photograph that I took was of "Charles' First movie", a close-up of the starting of a video. As he pushed play, a red car drove across the screen.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What's happening in Mrs. Noren's Class...

On February 11/09, Mrs. Noren was giving a lesson on the phylum porifera in her biology 11 linear class in block C. It was the first day learning about porifera, which is part of the animal kingdom. the phylum porifera is also classified as "sponges" because they are found mostly in the sea, near the bottom, and they get their nutirents through little holes they have all over their bodies. The water moves in and out of these holes, bringing in food and taking out any waste.
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This is a photograph of Mrs. Noren describing an example to the entire class on the structure of the phylum porifera, and how the structure relates to the function. - - -

This picture of Krista Scott shows that the students were hard at work writing cornell notes on porifera, the sponges. - - -

For some students, like Jesse Fischer, listening to music helps them concentrate on their work (even though they'd rather talk to their friends).- - -

Sarah Williams and Sarah Burns help each other out with the notes. - - -

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Shutter Speed1. a (Fast 1/500th sec.)
Aperture1. d (f/16)
Points of Power1. c (Snow Geese)
Golden Rule1. a (Yes)
Quality of Light1. b (Side)

Score 5/5

Monday, February 9, 2009

Edited from Mexico.

This Photo was taken by me at a small town in Las Cabos, Mexico.
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I took this photograph in Los Cabos of the beach across from our hotel.
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This photograph was taken by me of our hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009


This is a photograph taken by Mr. Omorean of the Australian Pennicles.
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This Photograph was taken by Mr. Omorean at Surfer's Paradise, on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
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Mr. Omorean took this photograph of the Australian Opera House.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What is Digital Media?

Digital media is mass comminucation used all over the world. It's used for influencing people, advertising, and just getting the word out. There are so many different form of digital media. A few are: photographs, music, billboards, magazines, web sites, and commercials. Digital media influences everyone, and every day people are faced with many advertisements.