Thursday, January 17, 2008

what i think

I strongly believe that kids should be aloud to read those kind of books. It teaches kids about the real world and that life is not always as good as the eye meets. Students need to realize how things are outside of the U.S. or in history.

Final Reflection

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bou Mitsukara

(sooooo, sorry this was late. TT)

hello all! my name is Bou Mitsukara! these are just a few things that you might like to know about me. ...

Birth date & Age: 24 years old. April 3.

Height: 5”4

Eye Color: brown

Build: tall and slim, rather feminine

Sex/Gender: male

Physical adjectives: short. thin. androgynous. ^.~

Personality Type:

Main personality traits: bubbly and happy, sometimes shy and overemotional.

Disposition: calm. i dont like to fight.

Self-image: cute. my band dresses in drag, and i think its fun, so i do keep a rather
girly demeanor. i guess i got used to it over the years and it just kinda stuck ^^

Marital Status: SINGLE!!! im to young to be tied down!

Place in Family: only child

Personal Data

Education: high school and self tutored.

Occupation: i did a gig at a school in Hawaii, fell in love with the state, and now i
work there as a temp at the same school! how weird is that? ^-^ i mostly work in the school library and run errands for teachers.

Ethnicity: Japanese. moved to Hawaii three years ago.

Hobbies: playing music, manga, fashion. (Miku drags me shopping all the time. )

Ambitions: to be successful going solo in my music career. (im a little scared to be on my own though, but my friends are supporting me.)

Friends: Kanon, Miku, Teruki. (from my band)


Favorite Color: bright yellow (im a very bright person.)

Favorite book: wow! too many to choose from! any Dan Brown books. Digital fortress was kick ars! the magic circle series, will of the empress, once and future king, midsummer nights dream, throne of Isis, the Holy Grail, Thud!, Chick is back, the sight, firebringer....shall i go on?

Favorite Food: tempura and miso, but not asian miso, only tai miso. ^^

Favorite Animal: panda (kawaii! <333)

Favorite Activity: being with friends, reading, and playing guitar.

Monday, January 7, 2008

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) of Maui High School is looking for feedback on the following book titles available to students through the school library and/or taught by the English department. Several parents and guardians have contacted school administrators about the questionable content and educational merit of these and other books. We strongly encourage you to discuss the content of these books with your peers and those connected with the school to evaluate the reasons we should keep them in (or remove them from) the school library and the curriculum. Without your feedback, we will not be able to effectively evaluate the arguments for and against keeping these books in our school. The list below includes, but does not represent all, the titles being challenged by our community, whose tax money is used to buy the books. You should communicate with at least five people (not including me) in this debate until January 16th, at which time, you will send me your final decision regarding how appropriate you feel these books are for high school students. Thank you.

Marlys Anderson
PTSA Secretary

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for use of racist language.

Beloved by Toni Morrison due to sexual content including bestiality and both offensive and racist language

Black Boy by Richard Wright for vulgar language among other word choices and violent descriptions.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou for violence and sex.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for sex, violence, and profanity

The Color Purple by Alice Walker for questionable lessons on morality, racism and sexuality.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for extreme violence and objectionable sexual content.

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson for profanity and descriptions of nudity and sex crimes.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey due to glorifying pornography and criminal activity.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, for encouraging licentiousness, homosexuality, drug abuse and offensive language.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for use of racial epithets.