Hello. My name is Brittney. I am a seventeen-year old student attending the Robert J. Lister Academy. When my teacher, Bryan, introduced this Costa Rica class to us I was very excited and wanted to go. Then we got to see how the class would be orientated and it looked very difficult but I still wanted to join the class. Now that I am in the class I am willing to do my hardest with the work we have to accomplish and get my fellow classmates and I to go to Costa Rica. This will be a long and challenging course but I am willing to strive to achieve this goal.

The reasons why this is such a big deal for me is because I've never been out of the United States and I think that it would give me knowledge to other cultures outside of the United States. Another reason this is such a big deal to me is because I get to enjoy the reward of success. I know what kind of hard work it's going to be and when I get on the plane to go to Costa Rica I will have been able to see how much I have accomplished. The last reason why this is such a big deal to me is because I have never had an experience like this where it was with a school that counted as class and I find that to be very appealing on a college or job application that I was able to go out of the country. When I get ready to begin the college application process I want to be seen as someone that is committed to life long learning, exciting experiences and successful future. This is what I think this trip can give me. If you would like to support me, our efforts, or our class, please send a check made payable to the Robert J. Lister Academy/ Costa Rica trip attention Bryan Mascio-35 Sherburne Rd. Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lady Gaga - "Don't ask, Don't tell"

What interests me outside of school is music and entertainment. I just heard about the Lady Gaga rally that was held on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Portland, Maine.This rally was based on the military statement that says "don't ask don't tell". This statement means that if you are gay they won't ask you, and if you are then you should not tell them or you will be kicked out of the military. She was fighting for their rights as United States citizens. I was reminded of this issue again in an NPR spot this morning on the radio.

The connection between the Lady Gaga rally and the NPR spot that I heard on the radio was that he actually got kicked out for telling his commanding officer that he was gay, and Lady Gaga was trying to stand up for the rights of homosexuals when they enter the military.

Lady Gaga and Wolf have a lot in common. In the book Walking with Wolf , Wolf believed in peace but no military, and Lady Gaga believes in peace throughout the people. W0lf went to jail for his beliefs in peace and then he moved away to a place where there was no military. This week, Lady Gaga held a rally kind of like a peaceful riot. She believes in equal rights no matter if you are homosexual or not, and I believe that everyone is equal and should not be discriminated against for what they believe in or how they live their lives.

1 comment:

  1. i really like this comment Britt. The "Dont ask Dont tell" is awesome. I cant wait until we get to Costa Rica!!