Back at Home
Getting the Victory Back
Back at Home
At Puerto Rico, Humacao, Palmas del Mar Golf Course the tournaments most expected of all Caribbean summers, countries reunates for Golf, with the number one players of all the islands: Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Turks & Cacos, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Virgin Island and Barbados. Puerto Rico having the privilege of being in most golf players’ home courses gave them the biggest push of hunger to get that trophy back home. Puerto Rico has won the Caribbean tournament twelve times in a row, losing it the previous years by the Great competition of the Dominican Republic. Losing the tournament the last year on the last day, made them hungry since the last tournament, The Puertoricans team practiced the Palm Golf Course over and over again until the day of the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship started. You could see they were not playing around, in their eyes you could see a nonstop, aggressiveness in the game, in how they were giving it all out to bring the trophy back. The tournament started officially and the team was just like Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in the World Championship on Lets Gets, France 2022, always in the lead, leading at home.
Finally the last turn of the last pair of groups to finish is heading toward the last hole, the crowds awaiting their arrival of the leading male groups. Expecting the win of Kelvin Hernandez, mining the win of Puerto Rico, with a seven shot lead for his individual win.The Puerto Rico team filled with joy awaits for him.
The minutes pass and he arrives at the last tee, anxious with goosebumps around his body, trying to breathe calmly to control himself. It took him a minute but he grabbed his driver, and hit it in the center of the fairway with the perfect fade. He makes a great first last shot of the tournament, walking toward the ball on the fairway getting closer and more nervous for his second shot in the par five, he decide to play it safe and grab a nine iron while the coach of the team Eduardito Figueroa go help him calms his nerves and bring him comfort, the captains of the team Gustavo Rangel and Darianys Guzman grab the Flag proudly to query it behind their teammate, Kelvin Hernandez taking strength and make an approach shot closer than 15 feets, with proudness he walk towards the green calmly with his parents really proud of him and his friends proud of his hard work and great dedication to the team makings him be in the lead, he end up the game making a two putt with tears of excitement when he picking the ball from the hole.
Puertorricans started to jump, hug and cry for this particular moment,all the sweat, and tear and hard work had paid of. The Puerto Rico Team started to celebrate once again the Victory on The Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship, having the trophy on their hands and with the Flag being pushed by the wind up high, everyone celebrates happily with excitement, and proudness of bringing back the trophy home.
Throughout life, we tend to write from the simplest of a small birthday card to a big piece of paper, whether for school, college, or even future work. Nowadays, writing is ubiquitous since texting is one of the most effective communication methods. We often stop and think of different ways to write for the reader to understand and project what we are trying to communicate, and thanks to ENG 1103-24, I’ve been able to expand and get more comfortable while writing. Writing is something that I have always enjoyed doing; thru it, I’m able to express myself, but there was a time while writing when I would stumble and sometime be in the same part thinking of the right way. In this class, I have multiple works that would challenge my writing and improve—keeping a journal, limiting screen, working on Check Please! Writing longhand and the final essay and annotated bibliography gave lots of benefits to my development as a writer and a student.
Check, Please! It was one of my first assignments, where I learned from Mike Caulfield the new strategies when searching for information and a creatable site. One part where writers stumble when investigating is finding trusted sources, and Mike Caulfield gives different steps to search and strategies. Learning from the actions of SIFT, how to investigate the source, do further investigation, find trusted coverage, and trace claims and quotes, and the Media to Their original context gave me confidence when doing fader investigation. While order thinks I’m taking extra steps, this is reassuring me that what I might expose to a bigger audience is factual and comes from reliable resources. I had the opportunity to present with some classmates about Check, Please! Having the first opportunity in class to collaborate and l do a group project allowed us to provide feedback and share our different points of view while simultaneously learning.
During class, we had multiple works off the screen using just the reading and a blank paper to reflect on it and expand our critical thinking. Therefore I got to be more concentrated and focused on my writing. My favorite reading was “Strawberry Spring ” where the minings behind words and small clues challenged my critical thinking. I learned from different articles to be detailed and how to write and improve my writing by describing some photos and art created to have a different perspective when seeing it and learning how to find new words to describe what I see.
A big opportunity that I had was learning new words and new meanings it’s in the scrabble game. Every Friday since de beginning of this semester I was paired with 3 other classmates to play. In the scrabble game we would think of words that could combine, and sometimes we would misspell and which makes us lose a turn, by playing this we would be really couscous and try to be the most precise that we could be to not lose any turn or points. The game of scrabble helps me a lot to become a better writer and have a faster reaction when playing and writing words.
While learning to improve my writing throughout the semester, the biggest work that challenges me to sharpen my writing was the final essay and annotated bibliography. By doing this work I got to work with two other classmates, Alexa Hooten and Devlin Turner. We were able to learn about The danger of social media and improve our writing through feedback. At first, the final essay and annotated bibliography were a little bit difficult to bigging, but once we all put the draft on the table we were able to see the other’s point. We were able to be on screen and share our ideas. This work teaches me how to be a good workmate and correct my errors and take feedback and turn it into good work.
Being able to be part of the ENG 1103-24 class I have learned valuable writing techniques, and strategies, I learned from Mike Caulfield how to find the right source, and how to check if the sites are credible when doing an investigation. This course has helped me not only write well but, think outside of the box when doing work. I have learned the process of doing a paper. From starting a paper and drafting and letting myself go to publishing the blog being able to connect with the reader; this course has given me the opportunity of improving my writing to a bigger level than I started in at first I was afraid of showing my work and now I’m able to write with confidence and power. Giving me confidence for my future works and projects in life. Now finishing the semester I can assure you that not only my passion for writing has grown but my ability to write.
The Dangers of Social Media
The Dangers of Social Media
Social media holds a significant influence over society and can have an impact both locally and around the world. Social media can be perceived as fun, but it is also dangerous if used incorrectly, and it can have consequences that can not be taken back. In “Consequences,” an international reporter and columnist for The New York Times, Max Fisher, talks about the dangers of social media. He focuses on his experiences within companies and delves more in-depth on how social media is dangerous because people misuse it while bringing wars and politics into the mix as well. Social media is dangerous and misleads its audience with factually flawed information, and the fact that the public is able to comment and spread this misinformation sometimes leads to untruths being taken as if they are correct. Facebook is particularly guilty of this. Despite the average person’s knowledge of cyberbullying on the internet, many people do not realize the impact social media has on real-world conflicts. Two major examples of this are the insurrection at the Capital Building of the United States in January 2022, as well as the protest after the George Floyd verdict. This is not only happening in large-scale public events but also in local neighborhoods. Social media mirrors school conflicts but also intensifies them to the point of death in some cases (Elsaesser 2).
Social media can promote and encourage youth towards violence in the real world. This can be very terrifying in areas that are prone to gang activity and have easy access to firearms. This form of internet-provoking has been coined as internet banking, which involves taunts, disses, and arguments between crews, gangs, and cliques. As a result, such provocation leads to physical fights, shootings, and death (Elsaesser 2). This usually occurs when a wide range of people taunt an individual in comments or posts and live streams. One example is a story where a 17-year-old girl shared about her cousin who told another girl to come to her house to fight on Facebook Live. “But mind you, if you got like 5,000 friends on Facebook, half of them watching… and most of them live probably in the area you live in. you got some people that’ll be like ‘oh, don’t fight.’ but in the majority, everybody would be like, ‘Oh, yeah, fight’” (Elsaesser 2). People behave as if posts on social media do not affect the real world when, in reality, they can lead to detrimental and even tragic outcomes.
In “Users unhappy with social media: report,” Jacob Axelrad points out that social media websites are among the companies with the lowest scores on the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The report attributes these low scores to privacy concerns among users and the proliferation of ads on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Everything on social media has the potential to be useful and have a positive impact on society, but the opposite is true as well. Max Fisher found links between social media and riots, radical groups, and conspiracies. This was observed in the algorithm which ultimately promoted posts that were seen as radical. The effect is that teens can be pushed towards violence outside of the screen. Older generations also have the tendency to take significant issues and brush them aside. Older consumers of social media view it as a tool to enrich the human mind and expose the world to different views. However, this seems to not be true considering that as we are more engaged with technology, the political divides in the country have just become worse. When research suggested this, many people on Facebook brushed it off and now they are being faced with legal action. This false information and comprehension of the information is a key reason why social media websites are ranked poorly.
One of the most dangerous things on social media is cyberbullying which can be caused by simple differences in opinion. Most often, young teenagers suffer the consequences from this. The more that young people share their identities and thoughts on social networking sites, the more likely they are to be targeted than those who do not use the sites. Cyberbullying, like any form of bullying, is relational aggression. According to Nancy Willard of the Center for Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet, cyberbullying can take the form of flaming or online fighting with vulgar language, harassment or repeated sending of mean and insulting messages, denigration or demeaning gossip, and impersonation or pretending to be someone else and posting damaging messages. Cyberbullying is the use of the internet or other digital devices such as email, instant messaging, text messages, and social networking sites to do harm to another. Cyberbullying is most often seen when the victim or bully is a minor. It can also be prevalent in the cyber harassment of college students. Such electronic harassment is intended to make the victim feel frightened, humiliated, helpless, and, too often, hopeless. What results from cyberbullying can be particularly harmful and, in the worst of the cases, young people can commit suicide. Social media is deadly, and this needs to change. The more days that pass, the more lives that are taken by the misuse of and dangers inherent in social media.
Overall, social media is a treacherous game worldwide and on a personal level. Social media companies have low customer satisfaction ratings because of user privacy concerns and the abundance of audience targeted advertisements on websites like Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, even though social media has the potential to be helpful, it too often is misused and abused leading to detrimental effects and misinformation. Social media has been shown to have deep connections with riots, radical organizations, and conspiracies. Cyberbullying is one of the riskiest activities on social media from both a political and personal safety perspective. Social media, when used as intended, can connect the world and people. However, as has been shown repeatedly, too often it is the vehicle for irreparable damage, conflict, and despair. It is arguable whether the benefits of social media outweigh the negative outcomes in the end.
Axelrad, Jacob. “Users unhappy with social media: report.” Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2014. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A375757705/OVIC?u=hpu_main&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=952d6dd. Accessed 19 Oct. 2022.
In “Users unhappy with social media: report,” Jacob Axelrad points out that social media websites are among the companies with the lowest scores in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The report attributes these low scores to privacy concerns among users and the proliferation of ads on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. While Facebook climbed five points to a score of 67, it is the lowest-scoring social media website. LinkedIn saw its highest score to date at 67, as did Twitter at 69. Overall satisfaction with e-business sites climbed by 2.9 percent to a score of 73.4. Wikipedia was the only site to see a decline in user satisfaction. Google performed well ahead of all competitors in the ACSI rating.
Jacob Axelrad was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and attended the University of Michigan, where he worked as a writer and editor for the school newspaper, The Michigan Daily. He previously worked as an intern for Michigan Radio, an NPR affiliate serving lower Michigan, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Elsaesser, Caitlin. “How Social Media Turns Online Arguments between Teens into Real-World Violence.” Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2022. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/TZOMEW784378694/OVIC?u=hpu_main&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=75256c1e. Accessed 19 Oct. 2022. Originally published as “How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence,” The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2021.
Dr. Caitlin Elsaesser argues that arguments on social media can trigger real-world violence, particularly for teens. A typical teen in the U.S. uses three different forms of social media, spending more than seven hours a day in front of a screen. She suggests teens exercise self-control, de-escalate, and get bystanders to intervene to avoid escalating conflicts. “Internet banging” involves taunts, disses, and arguments on social media between people in rival crews, cliques, or gangs. These exchanges can include comments, images, and videos that lead to physical fights, shootings, and, in the worst cases, death. Four social media features in particular escalate conflicts: comments, live streaming, picture/video sharing, and tagging.
Dr. Caitlin Elsaesser is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker with an MSW and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her career as a researcher is built on a decade of direct experience working with adolescents and families. She is also currently the Principal Investigator of a CDC-funded K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award.
Fisher, Max. “Prologue Consequences.” Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World, QUERCUS PUBLISHING, S.l., 2023, pp. 3–12.
The author Max Fisher found links between social media and riots, radical groups, and conspiracies. This was observed in the algorithm, promoting posts that were seen as radical. There were many loopholes that radical groups would use to prompt their groups while keeping their posts unflagged. This led up to the United Nations blaming Facebook in part for adding the provocation of one of the worst genocides since WWII. When this issue was taken to the higher-ups it was brushed aside. They viewed social media as a tool that will enrich your mind and expose the world to different views. However, this seems to not be true considering as we have more tech the political divides in our country have just become worse. When research was suggesting this many people on Facebook brushed it off and now they are being faced with a lot of legal action.
Max Fisher is an international reporter and columnist for The New York Times. He has reported from five continents on conflict, diplomacy, social change, and other topics. He writes The Interpreter, a column exploring the ideas and context behind major world events. A weekly newsletter of the same name features original reporting and insights.
Phillips, Suzanne. “Cyberbullying Is Dangerous.” Bullying, edited by Noah Berlatsky, Greenhaven Press, 2015. Current Controversies. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/EJ3010956212/OVIC?u=hpu_main&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=b6035485. Accessed 19 Oct. 2022. Originally published as “Dealing With Cyberbullying: Online And Dangerous,” http://blogs.psychcentral.com/healing-together/2013/10/dealing-with-cyber bv bullying-online-and-dangerous, Oct. 2013.
“Once again cyberbullying results in the suicide of a child,” Suzanne Phillips writes. The more that young people share their identities and thoughts on social networking sites, the more likely they are to be targeted than those who do not use the sites. Cyberbullying, like any form of bullying, is relational aggression. According to Nancy Willard of the Center for Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet, cyberbullying can take the form of Flaming or online fighting with vulgar language, Harassment or repeated sending of mean and insulting messages, Denigration or demeaning gossiping, impersonation or pretending to be someone else and posting damaging messages. Cyberbullying is the use of the internet or other digital devices such as email, instant messaging, text messages, and social networking sites, is technically used when the victim or bully is a minor, it is also applied to the cyber harassment of college students. It is intended to make the victim feel frightened, humiliated, helpless, and too often—hopeless. What makes cyberbullying particularly harmful and in the case of too many young people who have committed suicide, so deadly, is the nature and virulent reach of electronic media.
Suzanne Phillips is an adjunct professor of clinical psychology in the doctoral program of Long Island University and on the faculty of the postdoctoral programs of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She is the coauthor of Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress.
With The North Tower from behinds
“The falling Man” by Tom Junod, is a really captured moment where there’s no need to see the photo to see the act.It was a moment captured by eyes, from memory that can’t be left behind. This article is a pice of work that brought different perspective, some people look at the picture and event like stoicism,willpower, a portrait of resignation and others see something else see something discordant an therefore terrible.This bring us back to not only a moment of fear, but also a moment of disgrace because of all of the lives that where lost, innocent lives, fighters life; now lives that where especies to come back home are still waited.
This descriptive narrative aticle is a really detailed. It’s really specific in the way the man looked“His hits shirt , or jacket frock, is billowing free of his black pants.” that make us have a really visually perspective where Tom Junod describe also how he look casually falling,“He does not look intimidated by gravity’s divine suction or by what or by what awaits him.His left leg is bent at the knee, almost casually.”The photographer that captured this moment is not a stranger in the story mentioned with this wo“in the actual moment history is made, it is made in terror and confusion, and so it is up to people like him-paid witness- to have the presence of mind to attend to its manufacture.”
This work not only made a statement, but also captured a moment that for ever it’s going to be seen historically, like a moment alot of people wished to take back.
Junod, Tom.“The Falling Man.” Esquire,vol.140, no.3 Sept. 2003, pp. 176+. Gale Academic OnFile Select, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A106423422/EAIM?u=hpu main&sid=bookmark-EAIM&xid=ce4879f.
The falling Man