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Mental health Crisis Center

Mental health Crisis Center

The part that I going to indicate in this essay will be Burnside and Jerome in Bronx NY. In the first map I will indicate the place where they should create the Mental health crisis center in this area and in the second map a will indicate the place where it is located the only hospital that provides help for these people in this area. 

This map shows where should be built a mental health crisis center. This place it is a large and every year has built a different types of shops and before the year end they close it.

This map shows where it is located the hospital that offers help for people with mental health problem.



Benjamin, Mueller. “Public Hospitals Treat Greater Share of Mental Health Patients”. New York Times, Aug. 22, 2017. The report, providing a fresh look at a longstanding issue, points to the slow churn of change in mental health care. Although widespread agreement that many patients are better treated and treated at lower costs outside the hospital, serious alternatives to psychiatric wards remain few and far between. The city’s public hospitals system, the NYC Health & Hospitals, said inpatient mental health stays have declined since 2014. And New York State is in the third year of a $7 billion Medicaid reform plan that encourages hospitals to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, especially for mental illness, by instead investing in helping people manage their medications outside the hospital and integrating psychiatric care with other doctor visits. Therefore, I pointed this area of ​​the Bronx because is one of the areas that urgently needs this kind of help. Although, in some place the problem is still because this is not enough to attend to many patients. When we are walk down of many street of New York, we can see people sleeping in the street covering with cardboard, asking for some coins and walking desolately. If the government does not provide enough help for these people they will continue to find solution of their mental and emotional problems in drugs and then it will be more problems for patients and the society.

Caroline, Lewis. “When New Yorkers Report A Mental Health Crisis, who should respond?”. New York Public radio, Sept. 19, 2019. Local headlines in recent years have highlighted how a 911 call for assistance with someone who has symptoms of a mental illness can end in a tragedy. In New York City, at least 14 people with mental illness have been killed by New York police officers in the last three years. Although, the police are for help and protect all citizens, people with mental health crisis are at risk when they come to the rescue in a crisis. This is because the police are the ones who arrive at the moment that they are having a crisis. Police see person with crisi  as a threat for them and those who are over and if they need to act with aggression to reassure them they will doing it. These people need special help for their problems not the police. For that reason, it is necessary that the government add more economic funds to be able to hire more social workers who can be there at the moment they have these type of crisis even if the police are present there is professionals which are prepared to control situation like this in the proper way. respond

East Burnside Avenue, The Bronx, New York City © All Rights Reserved Taken in: United States / New York / New York / Mount Hope  (show map) Taken on: February 7, 2009

Therefore, I strongly believe that, the government tries to show that he gives help to these people but we can see this help it is not enough for them. Unfortunately, many of these people when have a crisis who are going to help them is the police which the solution can end in tragedy. Also, we can notice how these people are on the streets depressive with drug and alcohol problems. It is not fair for a human being to end up his/her life with a critical or serious condition like this just because the government does not want to provide the necessary attention and help to them. 



Global warming : Should we be concerned about who gets effected by climate change

This is a female in nigeria getting food for the people who survived this disaster in 2012

A girl carries smoked fish at Makoko shanty town in Lagos on August 30, 2012. Hundreds of residents of Makoko waterfront recently marched to government house to protest the demolition of their shanties while refuting allegations that the community harboured criminals. The high cost of living and the massive urbanization of Lagos, the largest city and the economic capital of Nigeria, has engineered a migration of residents mostly middle class and the poor to neighbouring towns in Ogun State, both in southwest part of the country in search of cheap accommodations. Estate developers are quick in exploiting the high cost and scarcity of accommodation leading to emerging new towns, modern estates to accommodate the spillover in Lagos. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/GettyImages)

In this image you can see a man holding a child because the water is too high for the child to walk

A man walks in street that was flooded in Malfeti, in the city of Fort Liberte, in the city of Fort Liverte, in the north east of Haiti, on September 8, 2017, during the passage of Hurricane Irma.
Irma has been downgraded to a Category Four hurricane but is still extremely dangerous, the National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Angely dimaren

Eng110 316-A



Global warming 

My topic is Global warming, throughout time the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts see the trend is accelerating, all but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134 year record have occurred since 2000. Some may not know but the most vulnerable people affected by global warming are small islands, that is why I want to focus my map on Haiti and Nigeria. I believe we should be helping them out the most because they get exposed to the direct impacts of climate change the most. Recent studies like these shed new light on global warming, which previous studies had not addressed. People living in small islands are affected the most, Although every country in every continent is affected by global warming we should be investing in creating an emergency system to prevent these people from going into poverty.


According to the article “The Climate Crisis Is Global,but These 6 Places Face The Most Severe Consequences” by Tara Law Lagos, Nigeria is at extreme risk on maplecroft’s climate change vulnerability index. This is an issue because the population is increasing rapidly and its considered to be a major economic engine for the region. They also mention that climate change could threaten the city’s economy. The city is especially vulnerable because its located on the Gulf of Guinea, says levin. As sea levels rise, its likely to affect cause coastal erosion and contaminate potable water. This could harm local agriculture in the countryside and damage the country’s fishing industry, which could be dire in a country with tremendous poverty. Haiti is another place affected, the island nation is located in the “Atlantic Hurricane basin”, which means that it is vulnerable to hurricanes. In comparison to other projections on climate change, scientists are less certain about the link between climate change and hurricane frequency and intensity, but studies have suggested that hurricanes are likely getting wetter and more intense due to climate change.

Around the world people are experiencing both the subtle and stark effects of climate change. Gradually shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels and more extreme weather events are all clear and devastating. What causes global warming? This is how it works, it occurs when carbon dioxide and other air pollutants and greenhouse gases collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. normally , this radiation would escape into space but these pollutants, which can last for years to centuries in the atmosphere, trap the heat and cause the planet to get hotter thats whats known as the greenhouse effect. Basically they are saying that  According to “ How climate change affects people living in poverty” climate change threatens the cleanliness of our air, depletes our water sources and limits food supply. It disrupts livelihoods, forces families from their homes and pushes people into poverty. During my research I came across another article called “how climate change is affecting our lives” I found out that yes we’ve known for decades about the damage all that extra heat is doing to the earth but humans keep doing things that affect the air we breathe, now a recent UN backed report on climate change highlights just how dangerous that process has been. 


There are 3 ways that climate change is already affecting people’s lives, they are health, homes, and food. These are the 3 main things we need to survive, that’s why I believe we should be creating a system for places that are most affected by global warming. For health the problem is that the same dirty fossil fuel emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect can lead to respiratory diseases such as asthma in children and adults. As far as homes for coastal communities, sea level rise could lead to an unwanted move. According to “ Here are three ways that climate change is already affecting peoples lives” as our globe warms, glaciers melt and ocean water expands, leading seas to rise about 7 to 8 inches on average since 1900 about 3 inches of that since 1993. The added volume of water creeping up coastlines slowly swallows land and homes and fuels more flooding inland. For food the probelm is that the same water accumalating in out atmosphere thanks to fossil fuels is actually changing the composition of fruits and vegetables that we eat, making them less nutritious. If we dont create some type of emergency system for these places, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to kill an additional 250,000 people each year, from malnutrition, malaria,diarrhea and heat stress, while continuing to jeopardize clean air, safe drinking water and sufficient food supply.

In conclusion according to “ preparing communities for worsening disasters” natural disasters are growing more frequent and more severe, threatening the lives of the worlds most vulnerable people and the infrastructure they depend on. They have already started by investing in and initiating disaster mitigation tactics. In tajikistan, they reinforced river embankments to slow the effects of flooding. In indonesia, they are addressing the growing challenge of urban flooding, which climate change is making worse, by helping people identify when flooding might occur, developing early warning systems and establishing evacuation routes. We should also keep in mind that these warnings have to be taken serious some governors or presidents would see these types of warnings but wont take action just because they don’t want to spend all that time and money on evacuating and preparing these places because it might not be so serious but they don’t know that they should leave that up to people who know about the weather and when these disasters will occur.


Tourism In New York City: A Perfect Place For Sightseeing

Most Popular Tourist Attractions In New York City

Many people assume that New York City is a city where everyone spends days and days working non-stop. This is due to the large number of offices of global companies that are in this city. However, the truth is that New York City is more than just a city where you work 24 hours a day. At first glance it may seem that way, but if you stop to observe the historical places, the large number of museums, beautiful parks and the great diversity of people that you can find in this city, you will find that New York City is the perfect place for any type of tourism. Although sightseeing in New York City can be somewhat overwhelming due to the large number of people who travel its streets day after day, it is worth going out to know all the great places that this city can offer because it holds many historical figures, there are many activities to do, and it is very diverse.

A relevant point when doing tourism in New York City is to know that this is a city with many historical places. A person who is touring in New York can draw on the great history from the streets and buildings of this wonderful city has. Places like The Brooklyn Bridge, what is “the first steel wire suspension bridge; at one point the largest in the world; inspiration for Hart Crane’s poem, The Bridge.”(2), or Central Park, that is”the Green Lung of the city; one of the most visited city parks in the world; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.”(3) are perfect examples of the places the people who are doing tourism in New York City should visit and learn more about the history of this amazing city.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Last but not least, one of the advantages of sightseeing in New York City is that there are all kinds of activities for all types of people. Even if you are doing tourism alone or with your family, there are activities that suit everyone’s taste. If you are a person who likes to have fun and learn something new every day, you should visit Time Square, which is “a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.”(4). On the other hand, If you are a family person, New York offers you a great variety of parks and restaurants where you can spend a good time with your loved ones. In general what this indicates is that New York is the perfect destination for a good holiday, whether you go alone or in the company of your family.

Bearing in mind my previous point, living in a place like New York City can be overwhelming due to the fact that this is a small city where more than 8.6 million people live. For a tourist, this is not a problem because this will just be in this city for a short time, but this can be overwhelming because you will be surrounded by people at all times. According to Joe Guzzardi “ Basic math proves the point. NYC has about 8.6 million residents distributed over 302 square miles which makes it the nation’s most densely populated major city with more than twice the population of the second largest city, Los Angeles. As well, 38 of the nation’s 50 states each have less population than NYC. Since 2010, New York’s population has increased an unsustainable 5.5 percent.” (1). A tourist who decides to go to New York to spend their vacations will have to deal with this many people. However, that should not prevent you from enjoying your trips to one of the main cities in the world. If there was a capital of the melting pot that the USA is considered to be, it would be New York City. By being so populated it also holds place for people from very different backgrounds. Visiting this diverse city can enrich someone with knowledge about many different cultures. 

This is a short guide of the places that everybody should go in New York City.

New York City is undoubtedly a wonderful city. It is rich in history, culture, and activities. This city should be on everyone’s bucket list. Its high population could discourage some people from coming but it should be kept in mind that one could take advantage of this. The Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square are few of the historical spots that could enhance the New York City experience. New York City is a place that must be explored and experienced.

Works Cited

  1. NYC is a population overload warning by Joe Guzzardi
  2. List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 
  3. List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   
  4. Time Square. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Breast Cancer

              Breast cancer

            The thought of having breast cancer is frightening to every women, and devastating to some. However, ignoring the possibility that you may get breast cancer, or avoiding the things you should do to detect and avoid cancer, can be even more dangerous. My map will show the prevalence of breast cancer in NYC.

This map will be useful In my research by showing the high rate of breast cancer in NYC.

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                Many people assume that breast cancer is a devastating disease that may affect one out of nine women in the New York City. This year alone , a patient will be diagnosed every three minutes and a women will die from breast cancer every thirteen minutes. 

E.A. Graham, University of Texas Cancer center written in 2004 April 17 states that “ As breast cancer survivors often say that lymph-edema is more than just as swollen arm ” This shows that breast cancer can even cut your  arm.Unfortunately, there is still little known about the disease cause or cure currently the only means of survival is early detection by annual breast exam and education about  the disease. doctor Sylvie Polio written in 2019 it show that “a mammogram is the most reliable way to find breast cancer as early as possible”. This means that  by the time a lump can be felt in a women’s breast, it’s is usually bigger than the size of cancers that can be found with a mammogram. About twenty five percent of breast cancer are found through monthly surgeries exams and thirty five percent are found through mammograms. This is helpful to me because it’s showing that they rate cancers discovered increases to nearby forty percent when physical exam and mammograms are used. Women are argued  to do both.

           Educating women about breast cancer has become increasingly important. Recently an alarming survey conducted by www.america.cancer shows that many women have incorrect perceptions about their risk of getting breast cancer. Nearly half of the the women believe their chances of developing cancer were as much as fifty percent when in women thought that their risk of getting breast cancer was higher in their thirties and fourths when in fact the risk increase with age in many ways talking about the risk factors for breast cancer is a bit misleading and can give many women a false sense of security video YouTube new debate over breast cancer treatment due November 3 2018 shows how of the cases of breast cancer diagnosed every year 70% of the patients have more of the risk factors. This is important because it helps to understand what are the real risk factors and how they affect the chances of developing breast cancer. Most people argue that some of the main risk factors is that women should be aware of including family history of breast cancer, increasing age and any previous diagnosis of other breast cancer. White women’s family and genetic makeup cannot be controlled there are certain risk factors that can be modified in an attempt to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Many people believe women could prevent a lot of breast cancers with lifestyle changes.

             One of those factors includes being overweight. YouTube video Breast cancer screening the debate filmed February 28 2013 talk about how the numerous studies have linked on increase weight and height with a women’s risk of developing breast cancer. After a women goes through menopause, being overweight can increase a woman’s risk by weight and extra fat increase the production of estrogen outside the ovaries and contributes to the overall level of estrogen in the body. Therefore making healthy lifestyle choices can be good for a women of any time in her life. Weight control also ties in with the amount of physical activity a women has in her daily life. Exercise may lower a woman’s lifetime risk of acquiring the disease. Many people believe that activity reduces risk by putting on the age that a women has her first menstrual cycle and reducing the frequency of regular menstrual cycles. The decrease to the amount of the estrogen hormone a woman is exposed to many enhance to ability to slow the growth rate and to kill cancer cells if they even develop. The video also back up a link between alcohol intake and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. Overall women that drink an average of three drinks a day have a forty percent higher chance of developing the disease versus non drinkers. Those video supports my thesis and help to found that alcohol alters the way a woman’s body metabolizes estrogen. As estrogen level rise the risk of developing the disease does also.

          In sum, the important thing to remember is that having no risk factors should not give you a false sense of security. It is vital for each women to be aware of their own personal risk factors for developing cancer, and what they can do to decrease their chances with simple lifestyle changes. Women are encouraged to talk to their doctors and do their own research to further inform themselves.

New York needs Arcades: Lets Get Them From Japan

The amount of people they play games nowadays has risen so much since the beginning of the industry has started more games keep being made to keep gamers satisfied and gamers all over the city are staying in their homes glued to their television screen. The younger audience of video games can not play games all the time because of school and the fury of their parents for staying inside all day, instead of going out and meeting with friends or meeting new people. Although the creation of gaming consoles allow gamers to play games and interact with each other from the comfort from their homes via the internet and headsets, the reliance on this technology limits actual human connection. If there were more Japanese like Arcades in the city it would help this generation of gamers explore the city more to play games with friends, meet new people, play the games they have never played before and introduce new people to the gaming culture.

The gaming industry has gone through many changes in the way people play games, before the use of the internet, most people that play video games use a gaming console that lets people play any game they want in their own house without being able to talk to friends unless they were in the same house. Today people still use gaming consoles to play their games but with the internet, people can now talk to and play games with each other in their homes. This is the way to play games in this day and age but it is also a way that disconnects people from one another. In a New York Times article written by Alex Williams, he celebrates the fact that arcades are still around and that people are still going to them. “Chinatown Fair should have closed years ago, along with all the other arcades in the city, due to rising rent and the shift to online gaming,” said Kurt Vincent, who directed “The Lost Arcade,” a 2016 documentary about the arcade’s enduring legacy in the city. “But it’s still there on Mott Street after all these years because young people need a place to come together.” Basically saying that arcades should not be removed from New York and that gamers are still going to them showing their worth.

Arcades in japan have been thriving in the last couple of decades and that is because the gamers in that country and the people that oversee the gaming companies still see how and lucrative arcade games are. Many of the companies in japan got their start with arcade games and so they continue to make new games for the arcades that are there in japan.  In a consensus by The Financial Times in the 80’s there were 44,000 arcades in the country. Today there are 4,856 registered locations with 9,000 locales with under fifty machines, and as time advances they continue to bring in new innovations of arcade games to entertain the populace. In Brian Ashfield’s article “Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan” he writes “The games have changed, too, with developers responding to the trends, decade by decade, whether that’s the shooting game craze, the fighting game craze, or the music game one.” In other words in order to compete with consoles Japanese arcades are constantly filled with new games for people to enjoy being stagnant spells doom for arcades in any setting and Japanese developers know this and are always coming up with new experiences for people to enjoy. An example of innovation of arcade games is the hit arcade game “Super Dragon Ball Heroes” published and developed by Bandai Namco where player use trading cards to interact with the game.


Ashcraft, B.

Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan

In-text: (Ashcraft, 2017)

Your Bibliography: Ashcraft, B. (2017). Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. [online] Available at: [Accessed 29 Nov. 2019].

Williams, A.

The Last of Manhattan’s Original Video Arcades

In-text: (Williams, 2019)

Your Bibliography: Williams, A. (2019). The Last of Manhattan’s Original Video Arcades. [online] Available at: [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].



Video Games in NYC

Video games are truly fascinating, with over 2 billion players around the world while being gender diverse as 46% are women and 54% being male, there is a large community overshadowed by the indirect connection of gun violence and overlooks the positives this wide community contains. This gaming community is not violent as advertised to be when it comes to the news or from the president himself. This community is a great community where you can join in and share laughs and interests in similar topics that helps bring people together, and this is what should be recognized. Where you can find this community can be either all around the internet in places like Reddit or Twitter, but there are actual locations, specifically in New York City, where you can meet gamers. Although video games are seen as violent tools, video games are a great hobby people can utilize to unite come together, and has developed an environment for gamers specifically in New York City.

It is believed by the public that video games cause violence in people, even though there is evidence against this from being fact. In 2018, there was an unfortunate school shooting in parkland Florida that claimed 17 lives of people. This tragic event shook up the nation, and our president Donald Trump stated “the level of violence (in) video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts.” (, Donald Trump) This statement from the president states video games and the extreme violent exposure to guns and other “violent” things are wiring our brains, teaching us slowly but surely how to aim, shoot and murder other individuals. In another article by Lyndee Fletcher titled “14 Mass Murders Linked to Violent Video Games”, Fletcher states different examples of mass shootings done by people who played video games. In the article it states “To dig further, here is a list of some of the most violent horrible killings in the past few years; all of these killers had an obsession with violent video games.” and the list of names presented are “Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner, Elliot Rodger, Nehemiah Griego, Jacob Tyler, Roberts Anders, Behring Breivik, Michael Carneal, Jose Reyes, Dylann Storm Roof, Jeff Weise, Chris Harper-Mercer, Evan Ramsey.” This long list of individuals who committed atrocities, according to this article, were all addicted to playing violent video games. Fletcher also added in saying “Other killers have been hooked on violent video games too and have a warped sense of what’s real and what’s not, thinking that real life is just like a video game.”(Fletcher, 14 Mass Murders Linked to Violent Video Games). Suggesting that all killers who have been hooked on violent video games has had a sense of distorted view of reality. While it has been proven in studies video games cause aggression, there is no correlation between video games triggering someone to suddenly have the urge to kill someone. There is no scientific evidence a person’s mind is completely taken over by the illusion of combining the virtual world with the real world. While these have been killings that have happened previously, video games are simply not the reason why they have happened. Out of all the countries and nations around the world, America has the most incidents of mass shootings, and if we were to compare video games in america to other nations, Japan is a city that breathes animation and video games as if it’s in their culture now. Even with all the violent video games in Japan, there are very few to no mass shootings occurring annually. Now with the negatives of video games being exposed here, let’s focus on the factual positive effects of video games.

Social media platforms are everywhere, but nothing really makes you feel like you belong somewhere like the video games community. This hobby belongs to the people the public labels as gamers. Stereotyped to be all males, fat, unhealthy, drinking Mountain Dew and eating Doritos all day every day and never go outside, this social group is falsely placed in the eyes of society as a negative source of energy and being the kids who sulk in their hoodies at the back of the classroom corner alone. This could not be further away from the truth. In a study by Gwen Dewar who has a PhD in Authoritative parenting stated in her research saying “Students who said they spent more time playing prosocial games went on to report more acts of prosocial behavior … so it seems that playing prosocial video games predicted an increase in prosocial behavior over time.” and “Kids who spent more time playing prosocial video games reported more prosocial behaviors. And when presented with the social scenarios, these kids were also less likely to attribute hostile intentions to other people”(Dewar, The social effects of video games: Games that promote helpfulness). This study proves that people who play games that encourage more social behavior, encourages the person to actually become more social in the real world. The data also shows that kids who play more pro social games overtime will consistently stay social for a longer period of time. With the help of video games, you could get up and go find yourself people who find similar interests in games, and you have new people to play with. Going to a friend’s house just to play a game of Mario Party with them and having a fun time is one of the greatest things you can do with people. Just spending time in general while playing games creates experiences that are worthwhile. However aside from personal experiences, there are actual locations dedicated to be a place for gamers, by gamers that can be found not just in the digital world, but in real life too.
New York City is a very popular city that is the home of many great gaming dedicated locations. First there are the gaming stores of NYC but there are so many different ones that also end up totaling over at least 100 gaming stores in all of NYC combined. The popular locations people buy games from are the more commonly known places like GameStop, where people go to come together and try to either rip off the system or get ripped off when trying to sell games. But the hidden gems of gaming can go to locations known as JNL, a place where collectors and old school gamers can come together and play games that were created before the smartphone era began, though people also go to this place to try and get early copies of games before they are released to the public. Another location treated as both a place where you can buy games and a place where you can meet new people and experience new things is Nintendo NYC. Nintendo NYC is exclusively only for people who are fans of the nintendo games and it’s a very large community, with currently 15 million systems Nintendo has sold through the span of 3 years, you will find a huge community no matter what game series you love. Nintendo NYC also hosts events us gamers can attend to like midnight releases, streaming videos everyone can gather up and watch together while also reacting together and screaming/shouting when something amazing is announced, and for the younger generation of gamers Nintendo NYC sometimes have characters from the actual games come and take photos.

This picture was taken in Nintendo NYC, as gamers were reacting together to a video game live stream.

In conclusion, although some readers may object that video games are addicting to the youth and make them have unhealthy decisions. For example, in The United States of America the average time spent on playing video games is roughly around 22 hours per week. This results in the youth spending too much time in front of their TVs and spending it all indoors with no one to talk to. This goes against the sense of community of gamers I’ve been stating, however the youth playing video games is now their new way of hanging out with their friends. For my own personal experience, playing video games after coming home from school was the best way I could ever manage to find friends to be with and hang out with. Through video games I was able to create my own community of friends that I spent years with, and enjoyed every day of it. As I grew older, I started to realize that a community of people you can meet up to play games with actually exist in the real world and not just in your screen. After learning how to meet new strangers in online games and befriending them, you can do the exact same thing with people in Nintendo NYC, or the employees in GameStop who also just love games and are excited to talk about them just as your excited to play them. The significance and message of my map is to explain the community of video games isn’t just in an online platform, but it’s in the real world and filled with people that aren’t too different from yourself who are waiting to be challenged in a video game or just someone who just wants to have fun.

My Map:

Work Cited/Sources:
Fletcher/Movie guide, Lyndee. Charisma News,

Trump blames video games, movies for violence, 22 Feb. 2018, https://



YouTube, YouTube, 11 June 2019,


Dewar, Gwen. “The Effects of Video Games on Social Behavior: Games That Promote Helpfulness.” The Effects of Video Games on Social Behavior: Games That Promote Helpfulness, https:// 


Haddy Ceesay

Professor Michael

Eng. 110

Novembe 19th 2019  


Adolescence; (Identity versus role of confusion) and (Peers versus parent)

Most of us believe that Adolescence is stressful to get through and a difficult journey, but sometimes it depends on the way we handle it. The identity versus role of confusion stage is a turning point in human development during which adolescent from roughly the age of 12 to 20 years, try to understand and invent who they are by testing out different version of themselves in different social situations. The article, ‘Oranges’ by Gray Soto explains, Adolescence is the beginning of a challenging and transitional period. These changes occur both in the mind and physical appearance. being a teenager is stressful because you get through a difficult journey. However, at that stage many teenagers begin to experience things that were prohibited to them. Although after knowing what it’s all about, most of them stop because they know what is good and bad. At that stage they might want to protect themselves against dangerous things. Although teenager do adopt one either peers or parents, most parent authoritarian are rigid and punitive, and value unquestioning obedience from teens. Most peers are authoritative to them because peers are firm, set a clear limit, reason with their peers and explain things to them.


In addition, most teens in the united states especially junior and high school students frog relationship by taking some responsibilities on their own. The need to develop new social relationships and an increasing sense of responsibility and independence. That is to say, to grow up friendly relationships and improve their duties and be free. The cognitive ability that attained during adolescence may also give the risk to new feelings of egocentrism. Ultimately, then, my goal is to demonstrate that the new thinking teenagers achieve leads to the belief that they know everything and know better than anyone else. Again, they are independent in a way teens tries to solves their problem without clear thinking to the outcome. I observe group 0f teens from school or going to school in the subway. Behaving impulsively meaning acting like a kid playing and running in the subway, also some be pushing their colleague towards the platform. I believe teens do such because they think of the positive side rather than also thinking the negative side might happen accidentally. In additional, teens sometimes act as an adult by sharing important advice within them self in the train car by using reason and analyzing their taught in a correct manner and which others can benefit from.


“Adolescence Developing and Identity” by C. Stangor and J. Walinga, which say that, the first time a teen boy picks up a girl and walk her out to a drugstore, and ask her what candy she wants by showing some responsible. At some point he decides without deep thinking for the outcome. “After the girl chooses a chocolate he can’t afford, the boy says, I fingered a nickel in my pocket, and when she lifted a chocolate that cost a dime, I didn’t say anything. I took the nickel from my pocket, then an orange, and set them quietly on the counter”. In essence, the girl wants an expensive candy which the young boy can’t pay. He takes out the little amount of money he got and one off the fruits he was having, without saying anything stand in front of the cashier. In order to see how this relates to adolescent development, the psychology text explains, “Adolescents often seem to act impulsively rather than thoughtfully”. In essence, teenagers normally act without thinking thought it. Most adolescence do act impulsive meaning acting without thinking. Similarly, to the “Oranges” text by just telling the girl to choose what she wants without imagine what the cost might be.


Furthermore, the teenager rationalized ways to deal with his issue of paying for the candy. The speaker says, “when I looked up, the lady’s eyes met mine, and held them, knowing very well what it was all about.” That is to say, while he was standing wanted to tell the lady what he wants, the lady already knew and decide to help them before he even says something. As the psychology text states, during adolescence the child continues to grow physically, cognitively and emotionally”. That’s is to say, at this stage many changes occur like thinking, understand, reasoning and even feelings do develop. At the stage of adolescence teenagers begin to think rationally meaning using reason or good sense to do what they want. As the “Oranges” text demonstrates, he thinks deeper to find out the best strategy he could use, even though before he speaks up to the cashier helped him while the young adult was still thinking.

Moreover, he achieved trust from the girl as a result he feels egocentrism. At the end of the story, the says, “I peeled my orange that was so bright against the gray of December that, from some distance, someone might have thought I was making a fire in my hands”. In other words, when they got out of the store the boy removes the skin of a fruit it was so light in a dark day. At some point people could think that he was having light in my hands. To connect this to adolescence, the psychology text states, “the new cognitive abilities that are attained during adolescence may also give risk to new feelings of egocentrism”. In other words, the new thinking teenagers achieve lead to the belief that they know everything and knows better than anyone else. At this point in time of adulthood most of them think hypothesized that is using knowledge and fact to predict what might happen. This is because at some point the young man has his own believe that someone might think that he has light on his hands in a dark place instead of his orange. He was thinking everyone was concentrating on him.

In the final analysis, the boy in “Oranges” act in different ways one was acting before thinking as a puberty while the other one was thinking before acting as an adult hood. I believe it is important because at this stage you use the one that’s work for them. However, they are between puberty and adulthood therefore they use both in a way that they need it Some people might say that the boy in” Oranges” is behaving as an adult complete. Because if he was behaving as a teenager he would not how to walk a girl at his age. Moreover, would not have any idea on how to solve his problems in the store. However, this is not a strong claim because it depends on the type of teenager he is. Over all it is clear that the young boy act like an adolescence because in every situation he acts differently.

Lastly, I went to a school in Manhattan name path way to graduation, I can call it a high school because they conduct the GED program. The student’s age is between 12 to 21 and my research is based on that category. Most of them find it hard to figure out who they are, and who they want to be. Adolescent do end up confuse because of the different orientation they got from people, which might lead to role of confusion. Again when they ask parent instead parent answering the question they will be directing the way without any explanation of why they should do that. The example given to me by the group of teens was their parents be like our great grandparent follow this way of becoming a teacher or any other area depend on the family, from grandparent to us to you guys and any comment you might thing of adding they will say you are too small to change the family history. Instead of given them chance to try what they want to be. Although adolescent feels pressure to identify what to do with their life. teens be declining reliance on adult for information with a shift toward using the peer group as a source of social judgements. The important attachments of adolescents move increasingly away from parent and increasingly toward peers. As a result, parent influence diminishes at this stage, teens group conclude by saying the things they want to know is given to them by their peers.











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First serial killer: H. H. Holmes

Amy Rivera 

Professor Michael 

November 19, 2019

Eng 110-216B 


Research paper 


          Henry Howard Holmes, also known was H.H. Holmes was the serial killer that started off the actions of mass murdering in America. After Holmes was caught with the claim of killing 24 people. Many people went to the building he had built and started naming each room for what the room consist of, like was on the walls, the amount of doors in the room, or what was found there. Later on someone made a map that consisted of all the names and rooms of the building. You would think that Holmes would be caught faster with how all the things about him seem suspicious. This case would bring many people, in any work environment, to change the way they observe things going around them. Although H.H. Holmes was the first known serial killer, to have the ability to not get caught for change names, building a suspicious house, and females around him going missing is fault on the police and Community lack of commonsense. 

          Throughout the year from 1891 to 1894, America’s first serial killer was known to the whole world. H. H. Holmes was a man born with the name Herman Webster Mudgett. Before he became Holmes he was a family man. In order to do his crimes without anybody noticing he chooses to leave his family and pursue murder and fraud. “As an adult, he abandoned his young wife and child in 1885 to move to Illinois, (History)”. He knew that if he stayed with his family they would’ve found out what he was doing and he would have to silence them to keep his secret. In this part of time Holmes moves from city to city in order not to get caught by the police. People started to notice that they were getting ripped off and having fraud used on them. So he chose to move and start his crime somewhere else. Finally, Holmes landed in Chicago and he decided to stay for awhile. He got a job under the name H. H. Holmes, so he would fit in good and people wouldn’t get suspicious of him. “Holmes took up work at a pharmacy located near Jackson Park, (History)”.  This pharmacy that he worked at was in fact his. He brought the place and used the job to help him integrate himself with the people in that community and get to know what the city was about.

          Holmes was indeed a smart and charming man but he had gone unnoticed from all the crimes he did and suspicious behavior. Holmes was a man who was intelligent enough to know what to do when trying to pull off a crime. He knew what he can do without his neighbors or the police catching on what he is doing. Holmes brought a piece of land that was right across from his pharmacy he owned. “He required a plot of land at an intersection. Here he began the construction of the murder castle,” (Zepherus, YouTube). Holmes had the whole building plan out. He brought workers to build this building but he didn’t pay them any money. The building had many trao rooms, doors with no room behind it, trap door and vents that lead to the basement in every room. Holmes had this places figure out for his killings. The map (the one explain in the beginning) shows us what his building looked like on the second floor. There are rooms that were named after what was found in them. Like the hanging room, the secret hiding place, or the asphyxiation chamber. This building he also used as a hotel to get his victims. Holmes was assumed to have killed five people in the hotel. The five victims were all young females, Julia and her daughter Pearl Connor, Emeline Cigrand and sisters named Minnie and Nannie Willians. These victims (expect Pearl) were all somehow tricked into leaving their partners, getting married, or sleeping with him. Even though all these women around him have gone missing, the police did nothing to look into his reason or background. Later on, when they finally caught Holmes for killing his partner in crime, for an insurance fraud, and asked him about his women victims. He stated “that Julia and Emeline died while undergoing illegal abortions,” (Biography) and ‘that Minnie was the one that killed Nannie, after Nannie fall into a jealous rage when she walked in on them. He claimed that after that happened, he helps her dispose of the body and leave the country’ (Joe, YouTube). Holmes wouldn’t claim theses women as his victims even when there was evidence piling up stating he clearly did. 

          Even though Holmes did get caught and sentenced to be hung in the year 1896, the police and community he lived in took too long to catch him for his crimes. Holmes neighbors or even the people who lived in his hotel for long periods of time should have found it suspicious that whenever someone went missing he would use the same excuse, “they lifted to a different country or city”. There’s a report that a man who was living in the hotel found it weird that “he saw rooms of furniture that were just empty the next day,” (Joe, YouTube), but he didn’t find weird that women he probably knew and interacted with just one day disappeared without telling anyone but Holmes. Given the benefit of the doubt, people did just go missing a lot back then because there were no phones to track or credit card purchases to go through. However, that doesn’t give the people in that community and the police to not have common sense to think it is suspicious that people are going missing and all the evidence they have lead up to Holmes. I believe Holmes know this very well and used it to his advantage. He knew that he could use the people lack of attention to gain more victims. All he had to do was lie a little bit, use his charm and show some intelligence and manipulate some people in order to not get caught and for his it work for some years. Another thing that nobody thought was suspicious was the layout of his hotel. The building was built for one purpose only, to confuse and keep something in. However, when the worker building this hotel didn’t seem that concerned on what they were building. Did they ever question why they were building false walls, trap doors or vents that were big enough to fit an adult human was in every room? ‘Even when the hotel was finished being built, he started donating skeletons “he made” to universities to help them in their medical department’ (Hulu). 

          Of course, many people will probably disagree on the grounds that H. H. Holmes was caught in reasonable time and the community and police did everything they could to catch him when Holmes had a warrant for his arrest. However, the only reason Holmes had a warrant out for his arrest was because he got to cocky, due to the fact no one suspected a thing about him, which led him to make some mistakes that caught people’s eyes. His arrest wasn’t even for the murders, it was for stealing a horse in Texas. The police was also able to get Holmes arrest for his insurance crimes he did. Holmes was in jail on bail for selling mortgaged goods and while he was in jail , he told his former cellmate at the time, Marion Hedgepeth, all about his “schemes for swindling an insurance company of $10,000. And promised Hedgepeth that, if he would recommend him a lawyer suitable for such an enterprise, he should have $500 promised him,” (Mentalfloss). After Holmes got out on bail, he just never paid Hedgepeth what he promised, so Hedgepeth got his revenge by telling the police about his insurance scams. This led to Holmes getting arrested and being caught for the murders he did a few days later. After Holmes execution everyone found out what his hotel actually was and got the name, Murder Castle. This is where my map comes in. My map, like I explained previously, is a layout of Holmes hotel second floor. This blueprint shows everything like the layout of the rooms, which rooms had trap doors, nooses, how many people die there, and the piping, the red lines, that Holmes used to put his victims to sleep.  The way I connect to this topic is the way Holmes used his intelligence to help him get things done they way he wanted and not having people notice. What I mean by that is he didn’t use his murders to gain power or attention. I can relate to that, on a sense of using my intelligence to get something done but not wanting attention for it.


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