The Heroes Wall

I believe that everyone that sees the wall can find it meaningful in some way. These are all veterans from different wars. Whether or not they are dead or alive, they served their country.

I think that everyone should have a certain amount of respect when looking at the veterans’ plaques. I think the people who can find the most meaning in this wall are people who have a relative or someone they know on the wall.

There were so many soldiers that served and never got recognition. This wall, although not being too large, brings recognition to those who may have not done anything special in the war, but served their country.

I think there should be more walls like this to bring recognition to many more soldiers that fight everyday for our country.

The tile that I chose to write more about is staff seargent James Sheppard Jr. who was born September 20th, 1924 and died on August 19th, 2018. I found this story in particular interesting because he enlisted into the Army Air Force at the age of 18.

He worked with many different planes and was eventually shipped overseas. He held 3 FAA certificates. He was a part of the Tuskegee Airmen. What they accomplished gave the rest of the military a path to success.

James moved with his family to Maine in 1972. He was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by president George W. Bush in 2007. He passed away at 93 years old in the Maine veterans home in Scarborough.

Small city, huge chaos

Joe Reny

The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan is a very well put together movie. It contains all the essential parts that a successful movie should have. Gotham’s new D.A. has been elected. His name is Harvey Dent, and he has a plan that will put Gotham’s organized crime underworld to a stop. But Batman has caused problems for Harvey and his plan.

A new bad guy known as The Joker has arrived and intends to mess up Harvey’s master plan. The Joker executes a perfectly planned bank robbery. He uses the money he steals to create havoc around the city and mess with the Gotham people, specifically Batman and Harvey.

The Joker has no rules, but Batman has only one, which is to protect his city of Gotham. The Joker does anything he can to try to overtake Batman. Nobody likes the Joker, but will it be Harvey or Batman who puts his antics to a stop at last?

This movie took the producer, Christopher Nolan, only 13 weeks to film. He filmed it in Chicago, where he shot one of his favorite movies, Batman Begins. The main actors in this film are Heath Ledger, who played The Joker, Christian Bale, who played Batman, and Aaron Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent.

I would personally give this movie a 4/5 star rating because it was interesting and kept me hooked while watching it, but I feel like it ended on a cliffhanger. For this movie to get my 5 star rating, there would have to be some plot twist. While I was hooked and intrigued by the movie at all times, I felt like they had a few opportunities during the film to throw a curveball and jazz it up a bit.

All in all, The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan was a well thought out, 13 week production. Christopher Nolan, before making this film, was very hesitant about making a sequel to his hit movie Batman Begins. He ended up making the right choice. The Dark Knight ended up making over 1 billion dollars.

Foul Ball Injuries


In all major league sports, there is always a chance of fans getting injured. Recently, it seems that fan injuries at sporting events has spiked. My focus will be mainly on baseball fan injuries.

The main reason fans get hurt during sporting events is due to lack of attention, but also, I think there can be more safety precautions to help the issue. There doesn’t seem to be too much attention to the topic overall, but it definitely wouldn’t take much effort overall to evaluate the majority of injuries at games and find a way to stop them from happening.

“Just the way life is,” he said. “As soon as I hit it, the first person I locked eyes on was her. “Right now I’m just praying and I’m speechless. I’m at loss of words. Being a father, two boys … but God willing I’ll be able to have a relationship with this little girl for the rest of my life. But just prayers right now and that’s all I really can control.”


Every year, about seventy three million tickets are sold in the MLB, out of all these people attending games, only about seventeen hundred and fifty people get seriously injured by a ball or bat going into foul play.

This means one in about every forty one thousand people get seriously injured from objects going into foul territory. This might not seem like a lot at first glance, but the average attendance for each mlb game is around thirty thousand. This shows that at almost every game, a fan gets seriously injured by an object flying into foul play.

One of the most memorable injuries in my opinion is when Almora Jr. hit a two year old girl and ended up fracturing her skull.

“Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. dropped to one knee during the fourth inning last May, hands over his face in horror. He had just watched a foul ball fly off his bat and strike a 2-year-old girl in the head, fracturing her skull.

The incident, every baseball hitter’s nightmare, was not a one-off. Last month, a fan was hit during a Chicago White Sox game and another during a Los Angeles Dodgers game.”

This topic seems broad at first, but I think if people focus on the issue of foul ball injuries, there can be adjustments and changes to help the overall safety of fans at baseball games.

Sources-
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/05/29/albert-almora-cubs-players-foul-ball-strikes-young-child-stands/1281122001/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3069680/Phillies-fan-gets-hit-face-foul-ball-Atlandta-game-ices-swollen-forehead-cold-beer.html
https://www.npr.org/2019/07/13/739967250/after-numerous-foul-ball-fan-injuries-baseball-reconsiders-protective-netting
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/foul-balls-are-the-pace-of-play-problem-nobodys-talking-about/
https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20180330/more-baseball-fans-getting-hit-by-the-ball

Donald J. Trump

Joe Reny

Donald J. Trump, the 73-year-old President of the United States has a unique personality and a unique way of doings things.

Many people don’t know what to think about him, some think he isn’t cut out to be the President of the United States, others praise him and love what he does.

A somewhat sophisticated man, Donald J Trump has been through many life events that have formed who he is today.

Growing up, Donald went to the New York Military Academy at the young age of 13-years-old. His parents thought that this might discipline him and direct his energy in a positive way.

Donald did well at the academy, eventually becoming a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated.

Soon after graduating, Donald started his real estate development career path, starting in his family’s business, the Trump Organization.

He started by moving to Manhattan, where he was surrounded by influential people. This pushed Donald in the right path, soon he became involved in multiple high profit accounts and banked a lot of money from this.

Due to the real estate market declining in 1990, Trumps net worth decreased substantially from 1.7 billion dollars to 500 million dollars.

Donald doesn’t hesitate to express his feelings

His organization pulled in massive loans which helped the company not collapse. Although, within 7 years, The Trump Organization was back up to an estimated 2 billion dollars in net worth.