Monday, January 20, 2014

The Unfortunate Ending

On sunday afternoon the Denver broncos took on the New England Patriots for the AFC title. The broncos came out to a fast start and didn't stop. The patriots couldn't get anything working until the 4th quarter. Although they tried there hardest till the last tick the patriots didn't pull out the win. Instead the great city of Denver will be partying all night as they have seen there Broncos take down the patriots and punch there ticket to the Superbowl.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PS4 Review

Smaller and lighter than it seems in pictures, the PS4 is not a device that you’re going to have trouble finding a home for. In fact, it’s very close to the PS3 Super Slim in terms of width and height - the 30cm depth does increase its footprint, but only to PS3 Slim levels. It’s a pretty compact device, then, and that’s extra impressive when you realize that the power pack is built in, whereas the Xbox One has a big external unit.
Overall this is a subtle but unique design, with the etched PS4 logo and glossy section (which is actually the removable hard drive cover) adding a touch of class. Only the slot-loader lets the side down in this regard – there’s nothing exactly wrong with it, but it’s got a bit of clunky resistance that the super-smooth Wii U  drive doesn’t.
Far more important as far as we’re concerned is the noise a console makes, and the PS4 is a very stealthy device. Significantly quieter than the most recent versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360, and completely unnoticeable unless the room is all-but silent.  It is a pretty bumpin' machine 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Another Response On The Odyssey

Jackson Roderick
8th Grade Fitz English
Section One
Odyssey Paragraph

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
~ Mark Twain

Being loyal to somebody is a sign of love and friendship. In the book, The Odyssey, by Homer, Loyalty is a big theme and is an meaningful theme. One example of loyalty in the Odyssey is Penelope wife of Odysseus,  has been waiting for him for 20 years and stays loyal to him and doesn’t decide to find a new husband. In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, friends and family of Odysseus show great loyalty to him. The loyalty can be seen through the commitment Penelope, faith of Odysseus' servants, and his dog, Argos', patience. The most loyal was Penelope. As his faithful wife, she waited twenty years for him to come.

“Eurycleia's loyalty to Odysseus household is seen in her love for Telemachus, whom she treats like her own son.
[The Odyssey, Book 2]

In The Odyssey Loyalty is defined in the Webster's dictionary as faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause or a duty. Through this definition, it can be expressed that loyalty is a major theme in Homer's epic.The theme loyalty is great one in the Odyssey. It so fascinating that Penelope chooses to stay with stay by odysseus even though he has been gone for twenty years. It really takes a lot of loyalty to believe that your husband that has been gone for twenty years and still stay and not find another man.  In the Odyssey loyalty is used so well and is presented in the best ways.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thoughtful Theme on the first 3 books of the Odyssey

Jackson Roderick
8th Grade Fitz English
Section One
Odyssey Paragraph

“In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such  thing as a stranger.”
       Hospitality is an ocurrying thing in everyday life. In the book, The Odyssey, by Homer, Hospitality is brought to new life as character upon characters are welcomed by feasts and gatherings. Hospitality is a great theme in the Odyssey and is an important one. Without kindness in the world we as humans would not be able to survive. In the book the Odyssey the theme hospitality is brought to new life. In this scene Nestor’s son Pisistratus is welcoming the guests and seating them down at a feast and having the stranger dine with them.
 “He gave them a share of innards, poured some wine in a golden cup and, Lifting it warmly toward Athena, Daughter of Zeus whose shield is storm and thunder, Greeted the goddess now with invitation”
[The Odyssey book 3 line 45-48]
Like I have said before the theme Xenia (hospitality) is a major theme in the book Odyssey. There are so many examples in every book that can show Xenia. To me the theme Xenia means a lot to me because it is a way in life and is used so beautifully in the Odyssey. Every time I see a quote or an example in the Odyssey it is used with so much detail and feels like they are trying to say something. I think that it is an essential part of what the Odyssey is all about. Without the Xenia in the Odyssey to me it would be dull. It is a major piece to the puzzle in the book.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NFL Bully Topic

Viking Warrior Paragraph

Jackson Roderick
8th Grade Fitz English
Section One
Viking Warrior Paragraph


“You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.”

       One of the hardest things in life is to lose someone near and dear to you. In the Poem, “Viking Warrior”, by Taylor Mali , Tony Steinberg a brave seventh grader who is battling cancer, ultimately loses. Tony has been very brave. He is only in the seventh grade and has been confronted by this challenge, chemotherapy. All 13 of his classmates shaved their heads for Tony, not a single one of them hadn't shaved their heads. This shows a lot of empathy:
Totally bald in a jacket and tie on Friday morning—and I don’t just mean Tony Steinberg—not one single boy in my class had hair that day;the other 12 had all shaved their heads in solidarity. Have you ever seen 13 bald-headed seventh grade boys,all pointing at each other, all staring, all laughing?

Ultimately, Tony isn’t able to defeated the horrible disease and is sent to heaven. “he died with a sword in his hand and went straight to heaven”. Tony seemed like a normal seventh grade boy. But yet he had been challenged by god to surpass cancer one of the deadliest things any human could go through. when his classmates had found out what had happened they decided to do something about it. So they shaved their in honor of Tony Steinberg. Tony is loved by everybody around him. It is awful that someone so young should have ever faced cancer. His classmates mourn in their loss of a friend who was kind and loving. In the poem, his classmates show a lot of empathy towards Tony. His classmates even go to the extent to shave all of their heads in honor of Tony. Tony steinberg will be missed by many, but not forgotten.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

First Impression on the Odyssey

The Odyssey is a must read for everyone especcialy if you are into greek mythology. I am only into book two but so far it is one of most interesting books I have read so far. It is filled with so much detail from start to finish.  I am personally in love with this book when I pick it up. I just cant stop reading it. I hope that you all will check it out and read a little bit of it. If you want to listen to it for a sample you can go to this website. If that url does not work just go to and you can find it there.

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