nicholas.bowden on Oct 30th 2011
Dear Proffesor Smith,
I am sorry i was not able to attend class and take the exam this thursday, I was sick in bed with the flu. If by any chance you can give me a make up exam i would highly appreciate it.
A topic in my life I feel extremely strong
about is the legalization of marijuana.Why is marijuana not legal? According to
census in 2010 over 60 million people admitted to using the drug. Although it
is such a popular drug law enforcement arrest over 750,000 people a year for
marijuana possession. Marijuana arrest cost the country tons of money and waste
jail space for violent crime offenders and sexual predators. Marijuana
probation has been a major failure and its time to legalize marijuana.
Marijuana is currently the largest cash crop in the United States and legalizing the
drug would reduce the number of teenagers using the drug. Most teenagers will
admit that marijuana is a lot easier to get then alcohol or tobacco, witch are
legal drugs. Legalizing the drug would make the availability for teenagers much
less and would stop teenagers from selling the drug to make easy money. The
drug was first mad illegal through lies and propaganda. There were many propaganda
stories printed by William Randolph Heart saying that blacks and Mexicans were
smoking the drug and raping white woman which led to making the drug illegal
although these stories were completely false. Marijuana is also a lot safer and
hazardous to health then alcohol and many prescription drugs, and has no
addictive qualities. Tobacco use causes 435,000 deaths per year in the US and alcohol
85,000. There is no reported deaths from marijuana ever. Legalizing the drug
would inject 76.8 billion dollars a year in the economy, 44.1 billion from law
enforcement savings and 32.7 billion in tax revenue. Marijuana also has many
positive medical values, including reducing nausea in cancer chemotherapy
patients, stimulating appetite in Aid patients and helping with glaucoma. It is
time we smarten up and weigh out the positives and negatives of legalizing
benjamin.kim1 on Oct 28th 2011
Dear Professor Beans.
I am sending an email to you to confirm that i was absent on 10/11/2011 because i attended a funeral. I am sorry for the absents and is very unlikely to happen again.
Benjamin kim art 11001 193h
Sorry my monologue was terrible. I have trouble processing my thoughts into words so it makes it pretty tough.
people always asks me why i want to be a chef, and i always reply i don’t know. I honestly don’t know why but I feel like that is what i want to do. I enjoy cooking and seeing other people enjoy it, sadly i am lazy and don’t like to shop for all the ingredients. I think my real ” passion” for cooking comes from my childhood where i grew up in my parents produce store. i would always go to the kitchen of the Italian restaurant next to my parent’s store. I would see everyone cooking and see all the cool stuff they would make. Im just happy when i do it.
desmond.chan on Oct 28th 2011
Unfortunately, due to the weather, I have come down with a serious case of the flu and I am unable to make it to your midterm on Monday. Hopefully, you will allow me to retake the midterm and reschedule it on a different day. Once again, I apologize for this and hopefully you will understand.
From your student
Throughout life, I have always been given many opportunities to do many things. From getting better at dancing or basketball and even schoolwork, I have always held myself back by being lazy. From junior year, I was getting inspired to dance, however due to the lack of room in my house to practice, lack of a studio and not wanting to actually go out and practice, I stopped dancing due to my laziness. Schoolwork has always been done with minimal effort. Even during the SATS I was too lazy to read the reading passages and therefore scored lower than what I could possibly earn. During my free time, I like to play basketball, but once again, I am always too lazy to practice which leads me to not play as well as I could. From being lazy mentally and physically, I have always been holding myself back. Although it has held me back in the past, I am starting to change that by actually studying for College. Although I cram on the last day, it is a much bigger difference than when I was in high school. Putting minimal effort as well as not trying too hard. Hopefully I am able to start learning new things again when I stop being lazy, and improve my mind mentally. By being able to see the benefits of hard work, hopefully I will be able to improve in whatever I do. Perhaps watching other videos for inspiration, or seeing the success of others will drive me to become the best that I can be. The only thing holding me back right now, is myself.
benjamin.kim1 on Oct 28th 2011
1. Tell us who you think YOU are!
Hola! me llamo benjamin kim. I am a normal american born korean student. I am very normal and do normal things like going to the mall, taking long walks on the beach, and skateboarding. I actually don’t do any of that stuff. meow.
2. Share your top 3 concerns about your freshman year at Baruch College and explain why.
My first and foremost concern is making it to school, I took 2 years off of college so its a little difficult getting back into that learning groove.
My second concern is making friends. I feel old when im in my classes. Even though this shouldnt really effect me when making friends, it does.
MY third concern is studying.I never really studied for anything in my life… focusing is hard :[
3. So far, what do you think will make your Baruch College experience different from your high school experience?
The amount of free time and lack of “care” from teachers is what makes college different from highschool for me.
4. How do you think your first year at College will change you?
I’m no fortune teller but i don’t think it will change me much.
ernest.esparza on Oct 27th 2011
So one day my father calls me into the room. He only does this when i am in trouble so i figured it was something bad. He sits me down and begins to tell me in spanish to draw a circle. I was confused by what he told me to do. So i just listened to him and did not ask questions because i believed he was upset. I drew a circle. He tells me to tell him what i see. At this point i think my dad is going crazy. I told him it is a circle. He told me it is much more than that. He tells me that, the circle represents my family history. I am completely lost but i go along with what he is saying. He tells me his father used to be a worker on a field during world war II and that he moved around a lot until he found a superintendent job. My father also worked with crops until he came to new york and got his job as a superintendent. He tells me nobody in my family has a college degree. It is the same circle. He tells me to draw up a new circle. I drew it up. He told me this is me. I am going to be a new breed of Espara’s. i am going to be educated and instead of working with my hands i will be working with my mind. I am going to start a new circle to that my children can be like me, educated with a college degree that i will hopefully be receiving in 3 years. He tells me that the circles must always be near each other too because although it is new, it must never forget about its past.
brandon.man on Oct 23rd 2011
Dear Professor “X”,
I apologize for being absent on the day of the midterm exam. I had a fever that left me incapacitated. I sincerely hope that you will allow me to take the midterm finals due to the illness I had came down with.
Camping is a great time to hang out with your family or friends. Be it rain, shine, or snow, the outdoors are always a great place to relax at. You can set up your tent with great pride and joy or eat food and drink. Or just drink. No, really I think that’s the best and most memorable part. Okay, fine. The best part is actually when we went canoeing/rafting. Paddling through the Delaware River filled with white water (basically very rough water) is tiresome yet worth it. Sometimes we would get into two groups and start racing each other or we would connect the rafts together.
Also cooking food over a fire that you made is fulfilling. It’s challenging yet rewarding. You might end up burning the food, but what you can get out of it is something very tasty. This is even more so when you’re cold and tired. Also, camping is not limited to just humans. The wildlife such as deer and bears litter the camping sites. In fact, one of my friends fought off a bear with his bare hands. Or so he told us.
What I’ve learned from camping, however, is that we take the environment for granted. If all our forests and lakes are destroyed for human development, it takes away so much of the beauty from nature. Fresh air, lots of green, and beautiful vistas are many of the things that you can enjoy while camping.
michelle.persico on Oct 23rd 2011
Dear Professor Burleigh,
Although I understand that we have a paper due tomorrow, I will not be able to attend class. I am feeling very ill and cannot make it. I can be there on Wednesday, and I will bring you a doctors note if you would like. Please let me know if you want me to bring my paper in on Wednesday. If not, I can email it to you right away so you have it. I do apologize about the inconvenience.
I never really had a hobby when I was younger. Im not athletic, so sports were out of the question. Something that really interested me was community service. It was a great feeling to know that I could help someone by doing something so small. Nobody ever forced me into doing it, I went on my own. In 6th grade I started by joining the March of Dimes committee in my school. Ever since then I have attended every walk in Staten Island. In 6th grade I also started going to a food pantry with a friend. We would stock up all the food that people donated. During junior high I also was a part of the Alzeihemers Foundation. They would hold Chinese Auctions and I would help run them. When I entered High School I joined two youth groups. One of them focused on figuring out volunteer projects that we could do. Something we chose a lot was to go to a soup kitchen. We bought and made the food ourselves. Seeing the grateful looks of the people was a huge reward in itself. My favorite volunteer group was called T.H.E Group. It stood for Teen HIV Educators. We would go to group homes and teach younger kids things other than celibacy. The man that ran this group was HIV positive, and he would tell his story. He has done amazing things for the cause and fought his own battles. He has been a great influence in my life, causing me to want to do more to help others.
This is T.H.E Group at Dine Out Against Hunger
cihan.yildiz on Oct 23rd 2011
Dear Professor ,
I’m having a difficulty understanding the things you’re talking about in class. I believe if you make slideshows rather than just talking about something for an hour it would be more helpful.
(ps. I just wrote that bcs I didn’t know what to write about)
My Monologue :
Soccer is really important in my life. I moved to United States 3 years ago, and didn’t speak a word of English. After a year of not speaking English, and barely having couple of friends I joined the soccer team. To be a part of the team I had to communicate with them and be a part of them, and that helped me learn English so much faster. I was a big part of the team, I had a lot of friends and I made my family proud because I was an all-star my junior year. Soccer helped me so much in high school and now it’s just a big hobby that i love to do.
wasim.salim on Oct 23rd 2011
Hey professor I’m having trouble with a specific homework problem. I know you went over the problem in class but my notes aren’t very clear. Can you tell me how to derive the derivative of #4b in the main textbook.
fahad.ghuman on Oct 23rd 2011
So on Thursday I spoke about how my dad has been there for me every step of the way. Now im just going to refine what i said because at the time i was not very prepared to speak in front of the class.
So basically my dad has been there through the thick and thin. Upon his request and my mothers refusal he let my 2 brothers and me enroll in a Martial Arts Academy. Both of my brothers started when they were three and it was my turn. I was 3 years old when i was a white belt. My dad always told me i would whine about not wanting to go to the dojo and how i would lock myself in the bathroom and play with my toys (i know…im so cool). But in the end, he always got me to go. I thank him for this. If I just gave up on it I wouldn’t be the outgoing and fun guy I am today. Not only did it make me outgoing but it also made me very confident in myself. My dad always said “You got your black belt at 13, most of these people on the streets cant even throw a real punch, don’t take sh*t from anybody” This was all said in out native language. Because of the positive encouragement from my Dad i went on to get a 2nd degree black belt and then a 3rd. After all this martial arts business my dad accomplished his goal of having his 3 sons become blackbelts but his support didnt stop there. He showed up to my first track meet in 9th grade and even though i didnt do that well he said “You’ll do better next time, its only your first race. Keep on working hard and you’ll make it to states next year” The crazy thing is, he told this to me during winter track…and i made it to the Spring outdoor season State championships in Buffalo. The one thing that my dad did that makes me so happy and know he’s always going to be there for me was when i was at the state meet and he drove up to buffalo to see me race. He told me he had business to take care of and bid me goodluck and what not. But he showed up at the meet about 2 hours before my race.
I could say more but i have a lot of other homework to get done. But in all, I guess i just wanted to share with everyone how much I love my Father and no matter what I can always count him to be there for me.