My college experience in York College

    When I first got accepted to  York College by the  Seek  Program, I was happy to be a part of the SEEK family as a student with so many benefits that SEEK program has to offer that no other school has to offer the same benefits. What was ironic during the same time was that the person who is in charge of the SEEK program as a whole told me in a email after a few days that I was not accepted because my passport was expired so I had to do the whole process all over again and I even had to attend an orientation where I was supposed to write 2 required essays of why I chose to be here at York College and how will I contribute to the SEEK program as a student and to the whole school. And when I was starting my first college semester @ 8/27 and this was my first day of classes and I was a little nervous as well as everyone would be when they themselves would be starting a new beginning of their life way different from high school and slowly getting used to being a part of York College as a whole. And slowly when I began to adjust to my first year of freshman life as well as everyone else, I would go to all of my classes in which I was so thrilled because I would see so many familiar faces and friends who happened to be my classmates who were here for the same reason to do well overall and get rid of their general requirements so they could be mainly focused on their major. And when it was my second semester at York College as a freshman, I would be also be thrilled to come back and meet my new professors, and see what was expected towards the end of the semester and possibly meet new friends.

           I  personally as well as my brothers truly believe in the concept of  “ The American Dream” , or the start of a new beginning, my parents life and our life deals with this concept of a new beginning where in the beginning my grandmother would be so proud of my mom  for graduating college and so close to making her parents proud, and this is what me and my brother try to keep in mind and do as a result to make my mom and dad proud as a result of  all of our efforts to be happy in the supposedly career we are interested in the upcoming years. My focus in life has to do with Sociology  as a whole, but there are different fields  in it which I am still not quite sure which one I am really interested in. And I am still not sure whether I will transfer to a better college so this is why I am trying to work hard and ace all  my classes and having a good overall GPA. And even though through my years at  Francis  Lewis  High  School, I  feel like I didn’t do such a good job in my part  in becoming an ideal or an successful  student  and I will try to overcome this obstacle by not doing the same mistake and I  always learned something through my years as being a part of my family and I  really want to contribute to being there for my dad along with my brothers in taking care of my father in the near future by trying to work twice as hard than my brothers. I am also happy for being involved in the Human Resources club and  Entrepreneurship club,  so it can help me more with my future.

The future of New York Knicks

Yesterday as everyone heard, Phil Jackson who was the GM of New York Knicks got fired by James Dolan who is the owner of the team. This is really the first step in making the team even better and stronger as when Phil Jackson was there. Yesterday I think I heard my brothers telling me that Phil Jackson was sleeping during  a top prospect who went to another team earlier in the draft before the NY Knicks had a chance to pick at 8th pick.  Before the draft even took place, there were rumors that Kristaps Porzingis who is a very good player for the NY Knicks was going to get traded because he missed the exit meeting. This is good news for me about Phil Jackson being fired, because I am really trying to find a backup team to follow if the Cavaliers and Lebron James dont do well next year. I still do believe that Lebron James is a GOAT, than as of Kevin Durant, he is an awesome, hardworking, and someone who is good with leadership when it comes time for playing the game. As far as Carmelo Anthony is concerned, I really hope the Cavaliers figure something out in order to get him, and another big piece in order to beat the Warriors next year.

I am so excited for the New York Yankees Future

Hey sports fan, like I mentioned before, I follow and like sports like baseball, basketball, and football. I don’t know if everyone knows, that I always been a New York Yankees fan ever since Derek Jeter played for the Yankees from 1995 to 2014 when he retired. I am really happy with Derek Jeter’s hardwork and accomplishments that he made with the Yankees. Starting from when he won the Rookie of the Year Award, helping the team win the world series for the team, and still contributed to their championship from 1998-2000, had multiple career high numbers in 1999 and won both All Star MVP and World Series MVP awards in 2000. He was among the most American League leader in most hits and runs scored in most of his career and most of all served as the teams captain from 2003 to 2014. Today I wish I had a hat or something to salute Derek Jeter for doing everything he has done for the team and mostly the fans. Even though Derek Jeter is no longer with the Yankees anymore, that doesnt mean that the Yankees are doing bad as most New York Mets fan feel that this is happening. I would also like to thank Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi for doing whatever is possible and necessary for scouting young and great players and always having the desire to win each year. I am so happy that Yankees have players like Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade, Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Brett Gardner, Ronald Torreyes, Did Gregorious,  I am really optimistic and excited for the future of this team and really believe they have a chance of going to the World Series this year. I have forgot to mention that Yankees overall has won 18 division titles, and 27 world series championships.

                                                          

Why dont I know what I want to do with my life

I  really cant seem to understand why I still don’t know what job I want to have when I am done with college and graduate school, my parents and brothers already knew from the start of what their passion and what is it that will really make them happy for the rest of their lives, but it isnt that easy for me, when I was in high school, I really loved taking law classes, and thought that was the way my life is going to be heading towards, but then in college, in my first year, I really thought my major will be in business, but then I took Microsoft Excel, and I never really understood what the professor was teaching, and economics class was really just not for me, and I never really liked math, it never occurred to me to major in Mathematics.  And then towards my sop hmore year, I took many sociology classes, and still am taking, and still cant understand how will majoring in Sociology help me in my future job. I researched what jobs are there within this major and still am doing research, hopefully something will pop out that will make me excited. I also started classes in Communication Technology, and still will continue to take it and determine which major I really love better. I hope I get to know soon before I am a senior and end up graduating from York College.

 

Disastrous health care bill

Today in 2017, the only issues our current president only cares about is healthcare and travel ban, healthcare is a right for all Americans rather than the way Republicans call it a privilege. With the current healthcare plan being passed, millions of Americans, a few days ago, the Congressional Budget Office released  an announcement that twenty two fewer  million Americans would be insured by 2026, under the current GOP’s proposed healthcare plan.  “So for instance, if people want to purchase plans under this plan, for mental health coverage, addiction treatment, maternity care and prescriptions could go way up”. I agree with what Bernie Sanders said on a rally in Pittsburgh about health care. “Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, what does it mean today if you are struggling for your life, dealing with cancer, dealing with some chronic illness threatening your existence, what does it mean when you read in the newspaper that Republicans might take away your insurance.” “I say this not to be overly dramatic, Sanders said. “if you take health care from 23 million people, what might happen? People will die by the thousands!” According to https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/25/trump-heart- republicans-senate-healthcare-bill-medicaid          Donald Trump who is the president of the United States, said he wanted a healthcare bill with “heart” as Republicans try to deliver senate health bill, I dont think any party cares of what will happen as of a result if this bill does get passed leading millions of Americans out of coverage and sadly as a result dying without no health insurance to cover for them.

 

The future of American people

We really need a leader (president, governor, mayor) who really represents our values, hopes, dreams, for America, not a leader like we have now who is full of hatred to many groups, and undermine things are very important to us like health care, the Republicans as of right now are having a secret meeting that is discussing health care with no knowledge or even know what is actually in the plan itself before voting and discussing it amongst other members of Congress. 

This is completely unacceptable,” Sanders told CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson. “Nobody can defend a process, which will impact tens of millions of Americans, and nobody even knows what’s in the [legislation]…The reason they don’t want to bring it public is that it’s a disastrous bill, I suspect similar to what passed in the House.” “It was the worst piece of legislation, frankly, against working class people that I can remember in my political life in the Congress. Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief,” said Sanders.

Even many Republicans are being kept in the dark said Sanders, noting that this tactic underscores issues with the bill that Republicans would have difficulty defending, such as cutting Medicaid in favor of giving tax breaks to the wealthiest  Americans.

“So they want to keep it secret, they don’t want the media involved, they don’t want members of Congress involved,” Sanders told Dickerson. “And at the last minute they present it, they push it through and that is one-sixth of the American economy and millions of people thrown off of health insurance. That is unacceptable.”

The closed-door process has Republicans concerned as well.

“I’ve said from Day 1, and I’ll say it again,” Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, told the New York Times. “The process is better if you do it in public, and that people get buy-in along the way and understand what’s going on. Obviously, that’s not the route that is being taken.”

McConnell defended his approach, telling the New York Times there have been “gazillions of hearings on this subject” over the years.

For Sanders, the only solution is full transparency, and on Sunday he called on Democrats to “do everything they can to oppose” the Senate bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lets not be divided as Americans

I really hope after everything that has been happening after Donald Trump being the next president of the United States, that we all as Americans stay united, not let politicians, political parties, and media divide us as a whole.  This really was the worst year to come as of yet because we now have a president who may or may not be impeached who has no political experience whatsoever and there are so many people who fall into the trap like Donald Trump supporters who does everything they get told to do by politicians who run every year like chanting “Lock her up” which is an reference to Hillary Clinton. We all really need to stick together, and make rallies, protests to make our voices be heard by local representatives or politicians.

Happy Fathers Day to my awesome dad

Ever since I was a little child, I always liked and always respected my parents as well as my brothers. I am so happy and feel to be very lucky to have the best parents in the whole world, I and my brothers turned out to be very well raised and will continue to make our parents happy and as well as live up to our parent’s expectations. There are only  a few people who aren’t as lucky as we are I believe to have faced many obstacles and hurdles and still we love and support each other. I am still trying to make my way into working even harder so I go to graduate school and end up in a job that I will truly be passionate and happy in as a result. So this day which is marked “Happy Fathers Day” shouldnt be for one day, we should celebrate our mom and dad everyday, because who would we really be if it wasnt for them.  Thanks dad for always being there for us, for always being awesome and a fun loving dad. You  always did everything for us, and I promise that I will work and pay more attention in class, and I promise you wont have to work anymore, because I and my brothers will soon have jobs, if I ever done anything or ever let you down, I just want to apologize for that. I hope and really pray that an awesome dad like you lives longer. I know that you always worry about me, and I promise you that I will put my best foot forward and will study and work hard everyday to get good grades in all of my classes.