Monday, December 3, 2007

Gabrielle Alexander

Aloha, I am Gabrielle Alexander, most people call me Gabbie. I have lived in Honolulu my whole life. One of the perks of living on an island is that the ocean is right at your feet. I live in a beautiful house right off the ocean and have lived there my whole life. I have been surfing basically since i could walk. I love to surf, it clears my head and helps me get away from the stressful live a being a high school senior. I also am a musician. I play drums, guitar and i also love to sing. In my spair time i love to do all of those things plus i am also on a competition dance team. Let me tell you about my family. My dad Cain, is a pilot for Aloha Airlines so, he can be gone a lot but the cool thing is my family gets to travel to all these amazing places. Like last summer we spend 3 weeks in New Zealand it was really sweet. Anyway, my mom Michaela, use to be a model i hope to follow in her footsteps soon. Now she works as a receptionist for a photography agency. I have an older brother Zayden who is 25, he works for a graphic design company in New York City, he usually tries to visit as much as he can. I also have a younger brother who is 10 his name is Xander. Next year i hope to attend Hawaii Pacific University, i am not sure what i want to do yet for a major but i will figure it out soon. I am currently working as a bartender at a night club and am modeling for a clothing designer.

The current debate going on in our school is a very controversial issue. I for one am AGAINST banning the books. I think most of those books help people understand lives outside of their own. Some of those books are a bit to mature for maybe ninth graders so some of them should be for maybe upper class man only but there is no reason to ban the books. They are educational. One thing that bugs me is the perks of being a wallflower, many people think that there are to many things that are very inappropriate for high schoolers but seriously, all those things make up highschool. There is something in that book that can relate to everyone.


Shelly4thHour said...

Dear Gabbie,
I know there is a book banning and I was wondering what your opinion was. My opinion is that all the books should stay on the shelves. For example The Perks of being a wallflower is being thrown of shelves because of the for encouraging licentiousness, homosexuality, drug abuse and offensive language. This book is a reflection of everyone's teenage years. Most people have gone through these things and if they haven't it is a things they can learn from. When the author of this book wrote this he shows how teenagers really deal. I think it is important to keep this books and others in our school.

Project Success said...

Good Afternoon Gabrielle,
Being a student in 12th grade English, what do you think about these books potentially being banned? I know you have read books that may be considered inappropriate, but do you feel that you have learned more from them rather than reading books that are cheesy? I love giving these books to students to read because I feel that they teach a lot more about real life in general. Tell me more about what you think they should do instead of banning the books, maybe I can talk them out of it.

Miss Druwell

Megan said...

I was wanting to know what you think about the PTSA banning these few books due to their violence, sexual activity, and drug use. As a janitor who hasn't read many of these books, I don't exactly know where to stand. I can see how they would want to ban those things but i can also see why they would want to expose all things in life to their students. Get back to me and let me know what you think.

Moe said...

Hey Gabbie!

As a underclassmen, I think that book banning should be stopped. I mean i dont see how banning books will help anything. If people are offended of books it doesnt mean they have to read them. People should have a choice of what they read and dont want to read. So my opinion on the book banning is aganist it!

Moe said...

last comment was me Rosie Larson!