2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

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Jake M.

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The presidential medal of freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States.

from the White House website is a list of the 2018 recipients:

Miriam Adelson – doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Founder of the Adelson Medical Research Foundation. Part of the American Jewish community supporting Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Israeli Defense Forces, and Birthright Israel.

Orrin G Hatch – Utah Senator and one of the longest serving senators in American History (41 years).

Alan C Page – Pro-Football Hall of Fame inductee. Minnesota Supreme Court Justice (Retired).

Elvis Presley (posthumously awarded)  – American music cultural icon of the 20th century. Also dubbed the King of rock

Babe Ruth (posthumously awarded)  – former American baseball athlete. One of the most iconic athletes of the 20th century.

Antonin Scalia (posthumously awarded) – United States Supreme Court Justice.

Roger Staubach – Hall of Fame quarterback. Played college football for the Naval Academy.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-names-recipients-presidential-medal-freedom/.

 

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How Do You Handle Holiday Stress?

Although the holidays are such a joyful time of the year, moments of stress are often inevitable. At SEEDs for Autism, we help our students develop coping skills which empower them to better handle stressful situations. We asked SEEDs participants if there are any parts of the holiday season that they find hard or difficult. If so, how do they handle them?

BRIANNA
For me, the part of the holiday season that is difficult is to find the right gift for someone in my family. I handle it by going early in the month, and that gives me plenty of time to do some thinking. I ask them what do they want and write it down!

MATTHEW
It’s always hard trying to live up to other people’s expectations and find a present that they’d really enjoy. Sometimes you just don’t want to hand over too much money. So I try and find something that would be related to what they need or are interested in, and can be bought at an affordable price. Something that would actually show some appreciation towards them.

JAKE
The hardest part of the holiday season is the anticipation of the gift giving and receiving. I get really anxious toward getting the right gifts for people. I also get anxious about the types of gifts people might give me. To deal with this I ask my parents to not put my presents under the tree until after Christmas Eve.

 

Digimon-Adventure TRI(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series Digimon-Adventure TRI. This series takes place 10 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure/3 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure 02.

 

The human protagonists in this series are Tai Kamiya (Crest: Courage)(Tai’s digimon partner-Koromon)(Koromon’s digivolutions: Agumon-Rookie, Greymon-Champion, MetalGreymon-Ultimate and WarGreymon-Mega), Matt Ishida (Crest: Friendship)(Matt’s digimon partner-Tsunomon)(Tsunomon’s digivolutions: Gabumon-Rookie, Garurumon-Champion, WereGarurumon-Ultimate and MetalGarurumon-Mega), Sora, Takenouchi (Crest: Love)(Sora’s digimon partner-Yokomon)(Yokomon’s digivolutions: Biyomon-Rookie, Birdramon-Champion, Garudamon-Ultimate and Phoenixmon-Mega), Izzy Izumi (Crest: Knowledge)(Izzy’s digimon partner-Motimon)(Motimon’s digivolutions: Tentomon-Rookie, Kabuterimon-Champion, MegaKabuterimon-Ultimate and HerculesKabuterimon-Mega), Mimi Tachikawa (Crest: Sincerity)(Mimi’s digimon partner-Tanemon)(Tanemon’s digivolutions: Palmon-Rookie, Togemon-Champion, Lilymon-Ultimate and Rosemon-Mega), Joe Kido (Crest: Reliability)(Joe’s digimon partner-Bukamon)(Bukamon’s digivolutions: Gomamon-Rookie, Ikkakumon-Champion, Zudomon-Ultimate and Vikemon-Mega), T.K. Takaishi (Matt’s little brother)(Crest: Hope)(T.K.’s digimon partner-Tokomon)(Tokomon’s digivolutions: Patamon-Rookie, Angemon-Champion, MagnaAngemon-Ultimate and Seraphimon-Mega) and Kari Kamiya (Tai’s little sister)(Crest: Light)(Kari’s digimon partner-Nyaromon)(Nyaromon’s digivolutions: Salamon-Rookie, Gatomon-Champion, Angewomon-Ultimate and Ophanimon-Mega).

 

This series is comprised of 6 chapters with each one being 4-5 episodes long. The chapters are as followed: Chapter 1-Reunion, Chapter 2-Determination, Chapter 3-Confession, Chapter 4-Loss, Chapter 5-Coexistence and Chapter 6-Future.

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be one of the extremely few anime series that teaches viewers like us not only the responsibility of growing up but that we must also take responsibility for everything we actually do in life.

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Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu. This game is a direct sequel to the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Vengeance.

 

In this game, you  play as one of four characters consisting of Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing. In this game, you fight to liberate Gotham City in it’s darkest hour from Sin Tzu’s tyrannical grip.

 

The main protagonists in this game are Batman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), NightWing (Dick Grayson) and Commissioner James Gordon. The main antagonists in this game are Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane), Clayface (Basil Karlo), Bane and Sin Tzu (Warlord of Asia).

 

In conclusion, I learned through this game that even in our darkest of hours there is always a light of hope to which we must never abandon/forsake/give up on.

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Why I Love The Christmas Season

Everybody has their favorite holiday, for some it’s July Fourth others it’s Halloween. My favorite holiday is Christmas . But it’s not just Christmas day  I love but also the season around which starts for me in December. I don’t really count November being in the Christmas season because for me it’s just the season where people go crazy over Black Friday and eat a lot. In December I think people are more friendly because of the holiday and seem to be more giving to the less fortunate. I can tell because of people giving money to the people in the salvation army. People will say have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to someone who helped them out of kindness. I think Americans as a whole are very helpful people but to me at least they seem to be more helpful because it’s a season of giving and a tradition to celebrate for many people. However I will acknowledge that it can be stressful for all of us but when Christmas day actually comes I think everyone’s stress goes away a bit because they are with the ones they love and showing how they care. I kind of appreciate  how one can get stressed out looking for presents or making a family dinner because they wouldn’t do that if they didn’t care about the ones they love. Those are the reasons I love the Christmas season and Christmas day.

By Anna P.