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Do Now #55: 2012 in Review

| January 4, 2013 | 221 Comments
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What story of 2012 had the most impact on you and how did you hear about it? (It could be something that affected you personally. It does not have to be one of these stories or even a national issue).

Introduction

KQED’s news blog The Lowdown gives us the top 15 stories that Americans paid the most attention to this year. The results are taken from the polls produced by the Pew Research Center. It seems there are no surprises here – the presidential election was the most popular story, with the tragic school shootings in Connecticut attracting a great deal of attention and sympathy, and the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy followed as a close third.

But what were the top stories for you and where did you come across them?

Did the fortunes of Facebook’s stock value matter to you? Or how about the death of Whitney Houston or the doping allegations against Lance Armstrong who was stripped of his Tour de France titles? Or perhaps the controversy surrounding gay marriage….Which stories mattered to you and your friends or family?

Resources

Pew Research Center post Election, Tragedies Dominate Top Stories of 2012 – Dec. 20, 2012
The public’s news interests were very much focused on domestic developments this year, with the election outcome, last week’s horrific school shooting and Hurricane Sandy leading the list of the top stories of 2012.


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More Resources

KQED Lowdown post The 15 Most Popular News Stories of 2012 – Dec. 21, 2012
A lot went down in 2012. Here are the top 15 stories that Americans paid the most attention to this year. The results are based on polls from the Pew Research Center, the producers of this timeline.

KQED Do Now archival posts from 2012
Go to previous posts from 2012 to get a refresher on the most popular news stories. KQED Do Now presented on most of these topics, like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, rising gas prices, Hurricane Sandy, Gay Marriage, Affordable Health Care Act, The Economy, The Presidential Election, the Fiscal Cliff, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Maxine Einhorn is from London and has lived in the Bay Area for 12 years. She has worked in adult education in London,UK, for over twenty years as a tenured instructor and department manager. She has an MA in Film and TV from University of London and has taught, moderated and appraised academic work in film studies and media literacy at undergraduate and college level. She runs the ESL/ Post Secondary project at KQED which offers media-rich resources for and created by ESL educators.
  • Samuel Ryan

    Probably from what I remember the Trayvon Martin case had a hug impact for me. I had a friend who knew Trayvon Martin and while he didn’t know him well he was still stricken with grief and because of that it gave me a strong realization of the impact a death can have on the large amount of people connected to the person who died.

  • Samuel Ryan

    Probably from what I remember the Trayvon Martin case had a hug impact for me. I had a friend who knew Trayvon Martin and while he didn’t know him well he was still stricken with grief and because of that it gave me a strong realization of the impact a death can have on the large amount of people connected to the person who died.

  • branden yob

    The CT school shooting was what affected me the most because it showed how easily something important could be taken away from you and how important it is to appreciate life and how amazing our school system here is. This story affected everyone around me similarly.

  • branden yob

    The CT school shooting was what affected me the most because it showed how easily something important could be taken away from you and how important it is to appreciate life and how amazing our school system here is. This story affected everyone around me similarly.

  • Keri Schumacher

    What has affected me the most off of this list would have to be the Connecticut school shooting and the theater shooting. These two events have affected me the most because they could happen to any of us high schoolers or even adults. These two tradgedies have shown me that life is precious and can be taken at any moment.

  • Keri Schumacher

    What has affected me the most off of this list would have to be the Connecticut school shooting and the theater shooting. These two events have affected me the most because they could happen to any of us high schoolers or even adults. These two tradgedies have shown me that life is precious and can be taken at any moment.

  • http://NYtimes Sara Truesdale

    The Connecticut school shooting easily had the biggest impact on me. Shootings alone are devastating to everyone, and the fact that so many children were purposely killed makes the situation much worse. Knowing that so many innocent lives were lost that day is heartbreaking.

  • http://NYtimes Sara Truesdale

    The Connecticut school shooting easily had the biggest impact on me. Shootings alone are devastating to everyone, and the fact that so many children were purposely killed makes the situation much worse. Knowing that so many innocent lives were lost that day is heartbreaking.

  • Jackie Gragg

    The presidential election had the biggest impact on me because this was the first year that I was able to vote and for it to be a presidential election year was exciting for me to be able to have a say in such an important decision for our country no matter how small or insignificant my vote was.

  • Jackie Gragg

    The presidential election had the biggest impact on me because this was the first year that I was able to vote and for it to be a presidential election year was exciting for me to be able to have a say in such an important decision for our country no matter how small or insignificant my vote was.

  • Chris Mullen

    Newtown elementary school shooting. it left the biggest impact on my life. probably the saddest thing that happened in 2012. It was a tragedy, and i will never forget how one man ended so many innocent lives.

  • Chris Mullen

    Newtown elementary school shooting. it left the biggest impact on my life. probably the saddest thing that happened in 2012. It was a tragedy, and i will never forget how one man ended so many innocent lives.

  • Quentin Schiess

    Hurricane Sandy affected me and my family the most in the past year because my dad could have been in the heart if the storm for a business trip but he had to cancel last minute. It was just the next few days that Hurricane Sandy started getting a lot of attention and the storm started. My dad could have been stuck on the east coast when this happened and although unlikely could have died there. This hurricane showed me how ephemeral life can be for your loved ones.

  • Quentin Schiess

    Hurricane Sandy affected me and my family the most in the past year because my dad could have been in the heart if the storm for a business trip but he had to cancel last minute. It was just the next few days that Hurricane Sandy started getting a lot of attention and the storm started. My dad could have been stuck on the east coast when this happened and although unlikely could have died there. This hurricane showed me how ephemeral life can be for your loved ones.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/period3jamaica/ kent pluntze

    I think the Connecticut school shooting affected me the most. not only was i filled with grief for the victims. But the way that the media handled it was disgusting to me because they gave all of the coverage to who the shooter was and what kind of things he had done. which is exactly what he wanted the goal was to get attention not only that but it encourages other people who crave attention to attempt the same thing because it shows that it does work. instead they should have either reported about it once and left it at that or reported more one the families, and I hated the fact that the media had the audacity to bring his brother onto tv and show his face interview him and blame him partially for this.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/period3jamaica/ kent pluntze

    I think the Connecticut school shooting affected me the most. not only was i filled with grief for the victims. But the way that the media handled it was disgusting to me because they gave all of the coverage to who the shooter was and what kind of things he had done. which is exactly what he wanted the goal was to get attention not only that but it encourages other people who crave attention to attempt the same thing because it shows that it does work. instead they should have either reported about it once and left it at that or reported more one the families, and I hated the fact that the media had the audacity to bring his brother onto tv and show his face interview him and blame him partially for this.

  • Amy Roach

    The Connecticut school shooting and the Colorado theater shooting affected me the most out of the list of the public’s top stories. These stories affected me the most because I feel like this could happen to anyone, anywhere. These stories remind me that you can’t take life for granted.

  • Amy Roach

    The Connecticut school shooting and the Colorado theater shooting affected me the most out of the list of the public’s top stories. These stories affected me the most because I feel like this could happen to anyone, anywhere. These stories remind me that you can’t take life for granted.

  • RamosA, Per.3

    The story this year that impacted me the most was The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was a giant shock that someone could be so callous enough to kill so many people, especially children. I learned about it while walking into my grandmother’s Livingston and the news was one and it happened to be coverage of the shooting.

  • RamosA, Per.3

    The story this year that impacted me the most was The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was a giant shock that someone could be so callous enough to kill so many people, especially children. I learned about it while walking into my grandmother’s Livingston and the news was one and it happened to be coverage of the shooting.

  • Kassie Paysse

    The shooting at Sandy Hooks Elementary impacted me the most. It was difficult thinking that it could happen anywhere, it was a real eye-opener. Unfortunately, many people lost their lives, it made me realize how cruel the world truly is. I’m still in awe that one man could make such a huge impact on the world.

  • Kassie Paysse

    The shooting at Sandy Hooks Elementary impacted me the most. It was difficult thinking that it could happen anywhere, it was a real eye-opener. Unfortunately, many people lost their lives, it made me realize how cruel the world truly is. I’m still in awe that one man could make such a huge impact on the world.

  • Kassie Paysse

    The shooting at Sandy Hooks Elementary impacted me the most. It was difficult thinking that it could happen anywhere, it was a real eye-opener. Unfortunately, many people lost their lives, it made me realize how cruel the world truly is. I’m still in awe that one man could make such a huge impact on the world.

  • SellensJames

    The rising oil prices of this year had the most affect on me. My purchasing power was limited because I was spending 25% more to go the same distance, so I had to cut back on a few things to be able to afford petrol.

  • SellensJames

    The rising oil prices of this year had the most affect on me. My purchasing power was limited because I was spending 25% more to go the same distance, so I had to cut back on a few things to be able to afford petrol.

  • Sarina Maniphongset

    The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary had the most affect on me this year. When news broke out I was shocked at how someone could kill so many innocent children and adults without any regret. The tragic event affected not only people but added stricter school security around the country as well.

  • Sarina Maniphongset

    The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary had the most affect on me this year. When news broke out I was shocked at how someone could kill so many innocent children and adults without any regret. The tragic event affected not only people but added stricter school security around the country as well.

  • Sarina Maniphongset

    The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary had the most affect on me this year. When news broke out I was shocked at how someone could kill so many innocent children and adults without any regret. The tragic event affected not only people but added stricter school security around the country as well.

  • Colleen Marcus

    The most influential event of 2012 for me, was the presidential election. For one thing, if you have pretty much any technological device you would know about the election because the candidates campaigns and adds are EVERYWHERE. But this election was different for me because I knew that I would be able to see whoever won get sworn in. So, I am very excited to be going to DC with the choir and see President Obama be sworn in.

  • Colleen Marcus

    The most influential event of 2012 for me, was the presidential election. For one thing, if you have pretty much any technological device you would know about the election because the candidates campaigns and adds are EVERYWHERE. But this election was different for me because I knew that I would be able to see whoever won get sworn in. So, I am very excited to be going to DC with the choir and see President Obama be sworn in.

  • Colleen Marcus

    The most influential event of 2012 for me, was the presidential election. For one thing, if you have pretty much any technological device you would know about the election because the candidates campaigns and adds are EVERYWHERE. But this election was different for me because I knew that I would be able to see whoever won get sworn in. So, I am very excited to be going to DC with the choir and see President Obama be sworn in.

  • Jerrica Marder

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary easily had the largest affect on me because it changed my whole perspective on life. It made me realize how quick someone can be taken from your life, so it taught me to appreciate my family that much more.

  • Jerrica Marder

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary easily had the largest affect on me because it changed my whole perspective on life. It made me realize how quick someone can be taken from your life, so it taught me to appreciate my family that much more.

  • Jerrica Marder

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary easily had the largest affect on me because it changed my whole perspective on life. It made me realize how quick someone can be taken from your life, so it taught me to appreciate my family that much more.

  • Shelby Wallace

    The rise of gas prices impacted me the most in 2012 because, since I drive everyday to school, it effects me greatly. Finding out this information was not very difficult. It is evident that prices were going up because at each gas station the price would continue to increase everyday.

  • Shelby Wallace

    The rise of gas prices impacted me the most in 2012 because, since I drive everyday to school, it effects me greatly. Finding out this information was not very difficult. It is evident that prices were going up because at each gas station the price would continue to increase everyday.

  • Shelby Wallace

    The rise of gas prices impacted me the most in 2012 because, since I drive everyday to school, it effects me greatly. Finding out this information was not very difficult. It is evident that prices were going up because at each gas station the price would continue to increase everyday.

  • Morgan McAlister

    What hit me most was the shooting at Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. While I do not know anyone personally in Newtown, I do have nieces that are in first and second grade and I could not imagine how I would feel if that happened to them at their school. Now, it seems that schools are stepping up their security and people are also cracking down on gun control and who can access these guns. It also shocked me that someone would be so cruel to students that have done nothing personally to him. Unfortunately, because of the media, the killer was almost glorified because he was constantly in the news and papers. We need to change the way we use are rights.

  • Morgan McAlister

    What hit me most was the shooting at Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. While I do not know anyone personally in Newtown, I do have nieces that are in first and second grade and I could not imagine how I would feel if that happened to them at their school. Now, it seems that schools are stepping up their security and people are also cracking down on gun control and who can access these guns. It also shocked me that someone would be so cruel to students that have done nothing personally to him. Unfortunately, because of the media, the killer was almost glorified because he was constantly in the news and papers. We need to change the way we use are rights.

  • Jakob Peebles

    This presidential election had the biggest impact on me. I knew that in the next election i would be voting and this election was the first one where i was old enough to understand the problems that each president was talking about. I did my own research this year and i chose who i would vote for if i could vote. This is the first time that i got actively involved with politics.

  • Jakob Peebles

    This presidential election had the biggest impact on me. I knew that in the next election i would be voting and this election was the first one where i was old enough to understand the problems that each president was talking about. I did my own research this year and i chose who i would vote for if i could vote. This is the first time that i got actively involved with politics.

  • Jakob Peebles

    This presidential election had the biggest impact on me. I knew that in the next election i would be voting and this election was the first one where i was old enough to understand the problems that each president was talking about. I did my own research this year and i chose who i would vote for if i could vote. This is the first time that i got actively involved with politics.

  • DeJon L

    The event that the most effect on me is the Presidential election. It has effect on me because Obama provide the financial aid that I need for college.

  • DeJon L

    The event that the most effect on me is the Presidential election. It has effect on me because Obama provide the financial aid that I need for college.

  • DeJon L

    The event that the most effect on me is the Presidential election. It has effect on me because Obama provide the financial aid that I need for college.

  • stephenj

    when Michael Clarke Duncan die

  • stephenj

    when Michael Clarke Duncan die

  • stephenj

    when Michael Clarke Duncan die

  • Lopez j

    The topic that has impacted my every day life was the rising price ofgas/oil.because gas is a want of everyday life

  • Lopez j

    The topic that has impacted my every day life was the rising price ofgas/oil.because gas is a want of everyday life

  • Lopez j

    The topic that has impacted my every day life was the rising price ofgas/oil.because gas is a want of everyday life

  • Evan S

    Obama allowing Gay marriage is what affected me the most, Being brought into hateful and judging world like today, I wanted to be able to live my life to the fullest. I want my rights just as much as everyone else. Its very unfair people choose whats right and wrong, When love shouldn’t be debated on. This world would be better if people who just let loose , and let people live there lives they want to be.

  • Evan S

    Obama allowing Gay marriage is what affected me the most, Being brought into hateful and judging world like today, I wanted to be able to live my life to the fullest. I want my rights just as much as everyone else. Its very unfair people choose whats right and wrong, When love shouldn’t be debated on. This world would be better if people who just let loose , and let people live there lives they want to be.

  • Evan S

    Obama allowing Gay marriage is what affected me the most, Being brought into hateful and judging world like today, I wanted to be able to live my life to the fullest. I want my rights just as much as everyone else. Its very unfair people choose whats right and wrong, When love shouldn’t be debated on. This world would be better if people who just let loose , and let people live there lives they want to be.

  • alanie f

    The story this year that impacted me the most was The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was a giant shock that someone could be so callous enough to kill so many people, especially children. I learned about it while walking into my mother’s Livingston and the news was one and it happened to be coverage of the shooting.

  • alanie f

    The story this year that impacted me the most was The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was a giant shock that someone could be so callous enough to kill so many people, especially children. I learned about it while walking into my mother’s Livingston and the news was one and it happened to be coverage of the shooting.

  • alanie f

    The story this year that impacted me the most was The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was a giant shock that someone could be so callous enough to kill so many people, especially children. I learned about it while walking into my mother’s Livingston and the news was one and it happened to be coverage of the shooting.

  • Trey F

    The top story of 2012 to me is the shooting in CT elementary school because of the fact that they allowed someone to go on campus without checking him and kill 22 kids and 3 adult teachers this shows how easy it is to commit an terrorist act anywhere in the United States

  • Trey F

    The top story of 2012 to me is the shooting in CT elementary school because of the fact that they allowed someone to go on campus without checking him and kill 22 kids and 3 adult teachers this shows how easy it is to commit an terrorist act anywhere in the United States

  • Trey F

    The top story of 2012 to me is the shooting in CT elementary school because of the fact that they allowed someone to go on campus without checking him and kill 22 kids and 3 adult teachers this shows how easy it is to commit an terrorist act anywhere in the United States

  • Lataichene Gaines

    The presidential election has the biggest impact on me. It showed to me that we as black people can rise up from the negative stereotype that we can make it only if we believe in ourselves.

  • Lataichene Gaines

    The presidential election has the biggest impact on me. It showed to me that we as black people can rise up from the negative stereotype that we can make it only if we believe in ourselves.

  • Lataichene Gaines

    The presidential election has the biggest impact on me. It showed to me that we as black people can rise up from the negative stereotype that we can make it only if we believe in ourselves.

  • Courtney C.

    The story that had the most impact on me in 2012 were Hurricane Isaac. i heard about it a week before on the news and the reason it affected me was because we were out of power for about 5 days.

  • Courtney C.

    The story that had the most impact on me in 2012 were Hurricane Isaac. i heard about it a week before on the news and the reason it affected me was because we were out of power for about 5 days.

  • Courtney C.

    The story that had the most impact on me in 2012 were Hurricane Isaac. i heard about it a week before on the news and the reason it affected me was because we were out of power for about 5 days.

  • Chris.E

    What affected me the most was the rising of gas because I couldnt get around like I wanted to do to gas prices are so high an I aint got no job so my big sister be tripping on letting me see the car.

  • Chris.E

    What affected me the most was the rising of gas because I couldnt get around like I wanted to do to gas prices are so high an I aint got no job so my big sister be tripping on letting me see the car.

  • Charmaine R.

    The Sandy Hook Elementary, because my nephews are in elementary. and it worries me because i dont know how i would react if a shooting happened at their school.

  • Charmaine R.

    The Sandy Hook Elementary, because my nephews are in elementary. and it worries me because i dont know how i would react if a shooting happened at their school.

  • Charmaine R.

    The Sandy Hook Elementary, because my nephews are in elementary. and it worries me because i dont know how i would react if a shooting happened at their school.

  • Joshua F.

    The 2012 event that had the most affect on me was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It affected me the most because it made me wonder what would really make someone want to go to an elementary school with multiple guns and shoot up the principal, 5 teachers, 20 kids, his mom and himself. It affected me so much I wonder if my school is safe to go to. I learned about it by the news, internet, people, and facebook.

  • Joshua F.

    The 2012 event that had the most affect on me was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It affected me the most because it made me wonder what would really make someone want to go to an elementary school with multiple guns and shoot up the principal, 5 teachers, 20 kids, his mom and himself. It affected me so much I wonder if my school is safe to go to. I learned about it by the news, internet, people, and facebook.

  • Devin.s

    The rising price of gas is what affected me the most because when the gas went up i stop getting my mom car because it burn gas alot so i stay home and save some money so sometimes it hard for me to get around

  • Devin.s

    The rising price of gas is what affected me the most because when the gas went up i stop getting my mom car because it burn gas alot so i stay home and save some money so sometimes it hard for me to get around

  • Omar R

    The main story of the year obviously has to be the re-election of President Barrack Obama. The presidency has to do with everyone that lives in the U.S. and Im sure everyone knew what was going on, whether you voted republican or democrat, It affects everyone. We all want a leader that is dedicated to our country and make the best decision possible for the people in our country. The country spoke and chose to re-elect President Obama. Hopefully we see some change with him as our leader. Congratulations to Mr.Obama and his campaign on the successful presidency.

  • Omar R

    The main story of the year obviously has to be the re-election of President Barrack Obama. The presidency has to do with everyone that lives in the U.S. and Im sure everyone knew what was going on, whether you voted republican or democrat, It affects everyone. We all want a leader that is dedicated to our country and make the best decision possible for the people in our country. The country spoke and chose to re-elect President Obama. Hopefully we see some change with him as our leader. Congratulations to Mr.Obama and his campaign on the successful presidency.

  • octaviac

    The most influential event of 2012 for me, was the gay marriage law. i thought for a long time that gay people should get married. Gay people are incredible people. I feel gay people are equal and i am elated that the presdient feel the same way. :)

  • octaviac

    The most influential event of 2012 for me, was the gay marriage law. i thought for a long time that gay people should get married. Gay people are incredible people. I feel gay people are equal and i am elated that the presdient feel the same way. :)

  • Robert L.

    The event that affected me the most was the CO theater shooting. The reason why is it was at the movies and people was just trying to see a movie with there friends and family and they couldn’t even do that. It affected me in a way that showed me nothing and no place is safe.

  • Robert L.

    The event that affected me the most was the CO theater shooting. The reason why is it was at the movies and people was just trying to see a movie with there friends and family and they couldn’t even do that. It affected me in a way that showed me nothing and no place is safe.

  • OlajuwonR

    Probably from what I remember the Trayvon Martin case had a hug impact for me. I had a friend who knew Trayvon Martin and while he didn’t know him well he was still stricken with grief and because of that it gave me a strong realization of the impact a death can have on the large amount of people connected to the person who died.

  • OlajuwonR

    Probably from what I remember the Trayvon Martin case had a hug impact for me. I had a friend who knew Trayvon Martin and while he didn’t know him well he was still stricken with grief and because of that it gave me a strong realization of the impact a death can have on the large amount of people connected to the person who died.

  • arielb.

    The most impact in my life in 2012 is when i had my daughter. She impact my life because that my child and i love her a lot. She changed my life to be come a better women i am today.

  • arielb.

    The most impact in my life in 2012 is when i had my daughter. She impact my life because that my child and i love her a lot. She changed my life to be come a better women i am today.

  • arielb.

    The most impact in my life in 2012 is when i had my daughter. She impact my life because that my child and i love her a lot. She changed my life to be come a better women i am today.

  • Tynisha T

    The most important event that happened in 2012 is the presidential election. The presidential election really affected me because I was on both side. It was hard to choose between the two because of what they want. Both had campaigns that I loved but I really had different dislikes. I don’t want to get into details because of different hatreds, but this really touched me.

  • Tynisha T

    The most important event that happened in 2012 is the presidential election. The presidential election really affected me because I was on both side. It was hard to choose between the two because of what they want. Both had campaigns that I loved but I really had different dislikes. I don’t want to get into details because of different hatreds, but this really touched me.

  • Tynisha T

    The most important event that happened in 2012 is the presidential election. The presidential election really affected me because I was on both side. It was hard to choose between the two because of what they want. Both had campaigns that I loved but I really had different dislikes. I don’t want to get into details because of different hatreds, but this really touched me.

  • Klark N

    The hurricane Isaac is the event that really impact me the most because it let me realize that nature can be good or bad sometimes also it did a lot of damages to the environment which results of power failure for weeks.

  • Klark N

    The hurricane Isaac is the event that really impact me the most because it let me realize that nature can be good or bad sometimes also it did a lot of damages to the environment which results of power failure for weeks.

  • Klark N

    The hurricane Isaac is the event that really impact me the most because it let me realize that nature can be good or bad sometimes also it did a lot of damages to the environment which results of power failure for weeks.

  • Courtney Y

    Two stories of 2012 that had the most impact on me was the CT school shooting and the Trayvon Martin murder. I heard about both stories on the news. These stories had a severe affect me because I have a child myself.The amount of pain and grief felt by the parents affected by both stories is heartbreaking. It affected me because it caused me to realize how cruel and evil people are for no apprent reason.

  • Courtney Y

    Two stories of 2012 that had the most impact on me was the CT school shooting and the Trayvon Martin murder. I heard about both stories on the news. These stories had a severe affect me because I have a child myself.The amount of pain and grief felt by the parents affected by both stories is heartbreaking. It affected me because it caused me to realize how cruel and evil people are for no apprent reason.

  • Courtney Y

    Two stories of 2012 that had the most impact on me was the CT school shooting and the Trayvon Martin murder. I heard about both stories on the news. These stories had a severe affect me because I have a child myself.The amount of pain and grief felt by the parents affected by both stories is heartbreaking. It affected me because it caused me to realize how cruel and evil people are for no apprent reason.

  • Kelly L.

    The event that effected me the most was the CT school shooting. I feel like this event effected me the most because i feel like u cant be safe no where. Like school supposed to be a place to learn not a place of death. It effected me and made me really feel like I have To watch my back everywhere I go because no where safe.

  • Kelly L.

    The event that effected me the most was the CT school shooting. I feel like this event effected me the most because i feel like u cant be safe no where. Like school supposed to be a place to learn not a place of death. It effected me and made me really feel like I have To watch my back everywhere I go because no where safe.

  • Kelly L.

    The event that effected me the most was the CT school shooting. I feel like this event effected me the most because i feel like u cant be safe no where. Like school supposed to be a place to learn not a place of death. It effected me and made me really feel like I have To watch my back everywhere I go because no where safe.

  • Kristina D.

    What most affected me was Hurricane Isaac because our power was out for about a week and we couldn’t return home. Also, it affected me because we were missing school and we were out of school for a week and a half. Being out of school affected our lesson we were learning in class and it affected our time in school. We now have to stay in school for an extra 30 minutes until March 1, 2013 to make up the time we were out of school.

  • Kristina D.

    What most affected me was Hurricane Isaac because our power was out for about a week and we couldn’t return home. Also, it affected me because we were missing school and we were out of school for a week and a half. Being out of school affected our lesson we were learning in class and it affected our time in school. We now have to stay in school for an extra 30 minutes until March 1, 2013 to make up the time we were out of school.

  • Kristina D.

    What most affected me was Hurricane Isaac because our power was out for about a week and we couldn’t return home. Also, it affected me because we were missing school and we were out of school for a week and a half. Being out of school affected our lesson we were learning in class and it affected our time in school. We now have to stay in school for an extra 30 minutes until March 1, 2013 to make up the time we were out of school.

  • T Rideau

    It was dead wrong that the students from Sandy Hook were murdered.

  • T Rideau

    It was dead wrong that the students from Sandy Hook were murdered.

  • T Rideau

    It was dead wrong that the students from Sandy Hook were murdered.

  • J.Randall

    In 2012 , the Trayvon Martin case effected the young black community tremendously because nothing was done about him being killed. All because he was black , in the wrong place at the wrong time. The justice system should be questioned because justice wasn;t served , nor did he deserve that. Us , as black males should embrace the freedom that we have and become something.

  • J.Randall

    In 2012 , the Trayvon Martin case effected the young black community tremendously because nothing was done about him being killed. All because he was black , in the wrong place at the wrong time. The justice system should be questioned because justice wasn;t served , nor did he deserve that. Us , as black males should embrace the freedom that we have and become something.

  • Bao Vo

    Hurricane Isaac impact my life because my family have to evacuated to Lafayette for 1 week. Afte that we went back home but out power ran out and it was so hot. It impact my school too, because we all have to stay extra 30 minutes at school.

  • Bao Vo

    Hurricane Isaac impact my life because my family have to evacuated to Lafayette for 1 week. Afte that we went back home but out power ran out and it was so hot. It impact my school too, because we all have to stay extra 30 minutes at school.

  • Bao Vo

    Hurricane Isaac impact my life because my family have to evacuated to Lafayette for 1 week. Afte that we went back home but out power ran out and it was so hot. It impact my school too, because we all have to stay extra 30 minutes at school.

  • Kelly N (West Jeff)

    The rising price of gas impacted me in 2012. When I didn’t have a car, I used to think the prices didn’t matter. What does it matter if some gas stations have 5 cents more than the other? Now I know. Usually I just need $40 to fill up my tank but then i would need $50, that’s $10 more I’m spending . I could be saving those $10 for something else, but the gas prices would keep increasing. Everyone knew about the high prices, it was displayed everywhere.

  • Kelly N (West Jeff)

    The rising price of gas impacted me in 2012. When I didn’t have a car, I used to think the prices didn’t matter. What does it matter if some gas stations have 5 cents more than the other? Now I know. Usually I just need $40 to fill up my tank but then i would need $50, that’s $10 more I’m spending . I could be saving those $10 for something else, but the gas prices would keep increasing. Everyone knew about the high prices, it was displayed everywhere.

  • Kelly N (West Jeff)

    The rising price of gas impacted me in 2012. When I didn’t have a car, I used to think the prices didn’t matter. What does it matter if some gas stations have 5 cents more than the other? Now I know. Usually I just need $40 to fill up my tank but then i would need $50, that’s $10 more I’m spending . I could be saving those $10 for something else, but the gas prices would keep increasing. Everyone knew about the high prices, it was displayed everywhere.

  • Kiranisha F. (West Jeff)

    An event that happen in 2012 that affected me was the Sandy Hook shooting. This event affected me because it was so sad to know that someone went into a school and killed little kids. I found out about it at school, on instagram and also on the news.

  • Bernan R (West Jeff)

    the event that affected me the most in 2012 was CT school shooting, because it show me how me how easily people can get in schools with weapons, and i think that is wrong. it should be more security in the schools to protect the students.

  • Bernan R (West Jeff)

    the event that affected me the most in 2012 was CT school shooting, because it show me how me how easily people can get in schools with weapons, and i think that is wrong. it should be more security in the schools to protect the students.

  • Kiranisha F. (West Jeff)

    An event that happen in 2012 that affected me was the Sandy Hook shooting. This event affected me because it was so sad to know that someone went into a school and killed little kids. I found out about it at school, on instagram and also on the news.

  • Bernan R (West Jeff)

    the event that affected me the most in 2012 was CT school shooting, because it show me how me how easily people can get in schools with weapons, and i think that is wrong. it should be more security in the schools to protect the students.

  • Manh Do

    An event in 2012 that had the most effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Isaac was a hurricane that that was going to hit Louisiana which is where I live. When my family heard of this storm on the news, we prepare to evacuate imminently. Because of this storm, my family was out of work and I was losing my education. When we got home, we had to pay for the damages which set my parent back even more with the bills.

  • Manh Do

    An event in 2012 that had the most effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Isaac was a hurricane that that was going to hit Louisiana which is where I live. When my family heard of this storm on the news, we prepare to evacuate imminently. Because of this storm, my family was out of work and I was losing my education. When we got home, we had to pay for the damages which set my parent back even more with the bills.

  • Manh Do

    An event in 2012 that had the most effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Isaac was a hurricane that that was going to hit Louisiana which is where I live. When my family heard of this storm on the news, we prepare to evacuate imminently. Because of this storm, my family was out of work and I was losing my education. When we got home, we had to pay for the damages which set my parent back even more with the bills.

  • J.N.(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is Hurricane Issac. It’s not my first hurricane experience, but when I remember the aftermath of the storm. It made me think what’s happening back home. Is the house okay, is the power back on yet, and is my friends okay. It affect me because it made me care about it. I honestly didn’t watch the news or listen to the radio, but I did take note from the adults comments. Also, I already now that everything is going to be okay.

  • J.N.(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is Hurricane Issac. It’s not my first hurricane experience, but when I remember the aftermath of the storm. It made me think what’s happening back home. Is the house okay, is the power back on yet, and is my friends okay. It affect me because it made me care about it. I honestly didn’t watch the news or listen to the radio, but I did take note from the adults comments. Also, I already now that everything is going to be okay.

  • J.N.(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is Hurricane Issac. It’s not my first hurricane experience, but when I remember the aftermath of the storm. It made me think what’s happening back home. Is the house okay, is the power back on yet, and is my friends okay. It affect me because it made me care about it. I honestly didn’t watch the news or listen to the radio, but I did take note from the adults comments. Also, I already now that everything is going to be okay.

  • Olantha M (westjeff)

    Hurricane Isaac had the most effect on my life in 2012. My mother and I was in a house without electricity for severl days. I wasnt able to be in connect with friends and family.During those days without electrcity I wasnot able to watch TV, use my phone, the food and the refrigerator went bad. School was cancel for about a week therefore the student of that parish including my self have to make up those days to this day.

  • Olantha M (westjeff)

    Hurricane Isaac had the most effect on my life in 2012. My mother and I was in a house without electricity for severl days. I wasnt able to be in connect with friends and family.During those days without electrcity I wasnot able to watch TV, use my phone, the food and the refrigerator went bad. School was cancel for about a week therefore the student of that parish including my self have to make up those days to this day.

  • Olantha M (westjeff)

    Hurricane Isaac had the most effect on my life in 2012. My mother and I was in a house without electricity for severl days. I wasnt able to be in connect with friends and family.During those days without electrcity I wasnot able to watch TV, use my phone, the food and the refrigerator went bad. School was cancel for about a week therefore the student of that parish including my self have to make up those days to this day.

  • Jesus B (West Jefferson High School)

    I first heard about the CO theater shooting either on the news or on facebook. I think this is crazy because the shooter was an average normal guy. He was top of his class in the study of Neurology and I think was an honor student. To say he shot and kill about 12 people is horrific, strange things happen in life that we can’t control. It is important to me because I go to the theater and sometimes think that something crazy like that can happen anywhere.

  • Jesus B (West Jefferson High School)

    I first heard about the CO theater shooting either on the news or on facebook. I think this is crazy because the shooter was an average normal guy. He was top of his class in the study of Neurology and I think was an honor student. To say he shot and kill about 12 people is horrific, strange things happen in life that we can’t control. It is important to me because I go to the theater and sometimes think that something crazy like that can happen anywhere.

  • Jesus B (West Jefferson High School)

    I first heard about the CO theater shooting either on the news or on facebook. I think this is crazy because the shooter was an average normal guy. He was top of his class in the study of Neurology and I think was an honor student. To say he shot and kill about 12 people is horrific, strange things happen in life that we can’t control. It is important to me because I go to the theater and sometimes think that something crazy like that can happen anywhere.

  • Ron M. (WJ)

    Hurricane Issac had the most effect on me because we stood home, with my arrodant parents.W e had no power and couldn’t go nowhere for 2 days after the hurricane. It was the worst time for me when i had to clean up an stay home. I learned to be more stronger and responsible for my belongings.

  • Ron M. (WJ)

    Hurricane Issac had the most effect on me because we stood home, with my arrodant parents.W e had no power and couldn’t go nowhere for 2 days after the hurricane. It was the worst time for me when i had to clean up an stay home. I learned to be more stronger and responsible for my belongings.

  • Ron M. (WJ)

    Hurricane Issac had the most effect on me because we stood home, with my arrodant parents.W e had no power and couldn’t go nowhere for 2 days after the hurricane. It was the worst time for me when i had to clean up an stay home. I learned to be more stronger and responsible for my belongings.

  • http://failblog.org Renato C (West Jefferson)

    A story that impacted me was the closure of the twinkie factory. I know a lot of people lost their jobs, but the main thing is that we cannot buy twinkies anymore. Everyone thought that twinkies were going to survive the apocalypse and they actually didn’t even go close to it.

    R.I.P TWINKIES

  • http://failblog.org Renato C (West Jefferson)

    A story that impacted me was the closure of the twinkie factory. I know a lot of people lost their jobs, but the main thing is that we cannot buy twinkies anymore. Everyone thought that twinkies were going to survive the apocalypse and they actually didn’t even go close to it.

    R.I.P TWINKIES

  • http://failblog.org Renato C (West Jefferson)

    A story that impacted me was the closure of the twinkie factory. I know a lot of people lost their jobs, but the main thing is that we cannot buy twinkies anymore. Everyone thought that twinkies were going to survive the apocalypse and they actually didn’t even go close to it.

    R.I.P TWINKIES

  • http://Weebly.com Elizabeth R. ( West Jefferson High School)

    The CT School Shooting had the greatest impact for me. I first heard about it after I got home from school. It was hard and sad to hear about this shocking incident. It’s hard to hear how a lot of innocent Kindergarten children who were just starting to live got killed by a mental/psycho man. It was also sad to hear that this men or teenager also killed his mother and himself. I am against the fact that people can easily get to buy arms/guns. Why do people have to wait for a person like “this” to commit a crime in order to see that they are mentally bad/wrong?

  • http://Weebly.com Elizabeth R. ( West Jefferson High School)

    The CT School Shooting had the greatest impact for me. I first heard about it after I got home from school. It was hard and sad to hear about this shocking incident. It’s hard to hear how a lot of innocent Kindergarten children who were just starting to live got killed by a mental/psycho man. It was also sad to hear that this men or teenager also killed his mother and himself. I am against the fact that people can easily get to buy arms/guns. Why do people have to wait for a person like “this” to commit a crime in order to see that they are mentally bad/wrong?

  • http://Weebly.com Elizabeth R. ( West Jefferson High School)

    The CT School Shooting had the greatest impact for me. I first heard about it after I got home from school. It was hard and sad to hear about this shocking incident. It’s hard to hear how a lot of innocent Kindergarten children who were just starting to live got killed by a mental/psycho man. It was also sad to hear that this men or teenager also killed his mother and himself. I am against the fact that people can easily get to buy arms/guns. Why do people have to wait for a person like “this” to commit a crime in order to see that they are mentally bad/wrong?

  • http://canal44.com Julio L ( West Jefferson)

    one story that really impacted me was the end of the world. Everyone thought the world was going to end but guess what, it didn’t. I heard a lot of people killed themselves because of fear. I think that was the most important story of all times because people from ancient times were thinking about it too.

    THE BOSS

  • http://canal44.com Julio L ( West Jefferson)

    one story that really impacted me was the end of the world. Everyone thought the world was going to end but guess what, it didn’t. I heard a lot of people killed themselves because of fear. I think that was the most important story of all times because people from ancient times were thinking about it too.

    THE BOSS

  • http://canal44.com Julio L ( West Jefferson)

    one story that really impacted me was the end of the world. Everyone thought the world was going to end but guess what, it didn’t. I heard a lot of people killed themselves because of fear. I think that was the most important story of all times because people from ancient times were thinking about it too.

    THE BOSS

  • Stefanny R (WJ)

    The 2012 event that had the greatest effect on me, was the Colorado theater shooting. Everyone in the news was talking about this for days. I remember coming from school and seeing this horrible news. The shooting happened in July 20, 2012, while many people were watching the movie ” The Dark Knight Rises.” The killer was dressed as the joker and started shooting people in the theater. This really scared me, because i never heard of something like that before. We are a secure nation, and never expected this. Every time i go to the movie theater, I would have to be very careful. Careful because you never know when that could happen again.

  • Stefanny R (WJ)

    The 2012 event that had the greatest effect on me, was the Colorado theater shooting. Everyone in the news was talking about this for days. I remember coming from school and seeing this horrible news. The shooting happened in July 20, 2012, while many people were watching the movie ” The Dark Knight Rises.” The killer was dressed as the joker and started shooting people in the theater. This really scared me, because i never heard of something like that before. We are a secure nation, and never expected this. Every time i go to the movie theater, I would have to be very careful. Careful because you never know when that could happen again.

  • Stefanny R (WJ)

    The 2012 event that had the greatest effect on me, was the Colorado theater shooting. Everyone in the news was talking about this for days. I remember coming from school and seeing this horrible news. The shooting happened in July 20, 2012, while many people were watching the movie ” The Dark Knight Rises.” The killer was dressed as the joker and started shooting people in the theater. This really scared me, because i never heard of something like that before. We are a secure nation, and never expected this. Every time i go to the movie theater, I would have to be very careful. Careful because you never know when that could happen again.

  • G.L.T(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that most effected me was hurricane Issac. This hurricane was forecasted to pass through where i live in Louisiana. So before it happened we evacuated. It was a 18 hour drive and we went to stay at my dads. We stayed there for a week before we decided it would be a good time to head back home, which was another 18 hour drive.

  • G.L.T(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that most effected me was hurricane Issac. This hurricane was forecasted to pass through where i live in Louisiana. So before it happened we evacuated. It was a 18 hour drive and we went to stay at my dads. We stayed there for a week before we decided it would be a good time to head back home, which was another 18 hour drive.

  • G.L.T(West Jefferson High School)

    An event in 2012 that most effected me was hurricane Issac. This hurricane was forecasted to pass through where i live in Louisiana. So before it happened we evacuated. It was a 18 hour drive and we went to stay at my dads. We stayed there for a week before we decided it would be a good time to head back home, which was another 18 hour drive.

  • Raeana F (westjeff)

    The event in 2012 that has had the most efect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Hurricane Isaac affected me because my family decided not to leave upon its arrival. This hurricane affected me because when it arrived,my power went out. In my opinion,that was the worst week of my life. I was hot,I ate sandwiches the entire time,I was bored out of my mind,and my showers were cold. In a way,the cold showers felt good because I was constantly hot. I was so happy when it was over and my power was on again. What I learned from this hurricane is that I should always evacuate when a hurricane is coming because you never know what the outcome may be.

  • Raeana F (westjeff)

    The event in 2012 that has had the most efect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Hurricane Isaac affected me because my family decided not to leave upon its arrival. This hurricane affected me because when it arrived,my power went out. In my opinion,that was the worst week of my life. I was hot,I ate sandwiches the entire time,I was bored out of my mind,and my showers were cold. In a way,the cold showers felt good because I was constantly hot. I was so happy when it was over and my power was on again. What I learned from this hurricane is that I should always evacuate when a hurricane is coming because you never know what the outcome may be.

  • Raeana F (westjeff)

    The event in 2012 that has had the most efect on me was Hurricane Isaac. Hurricane Isaac affected me because my family decided not to leave upon its arrival. This hurricane affected me because when it arrived,my power went out. In my opinion,that was the worst week of my life. I was hot,I ate sandwiches the entire time,I was bored out of my mind,and my showers were cold. In a way,the cold showers felt good because I was constantly hot. I was so happy when it was over and my power was on again. What I learned from this hurricane is that I should always evacuate when a hurricane is coming because you never know what the outcome may be.

  • Sharice

    The 2012 Olympics were important to me because it was about honor and pride, also those people worked hard to get where they are. The people who perform their talents are appreciative of what they have and they are an example of a dream come alive for the country they represent. Aly Raisman specifically had the most effect on me in 2012 because she did her floor routine to Hava Nagila, and while doing that she was paying respects to something that was important to her, an issue 41 years before her time. Aly Raisman is a Jewish athlete who won gold for her floor routine, she followed a dream to the end . The Olympics were important to me because with every event a dream came alive, it gave me hope.

  • Sharice

    The 2012 Olympics were important to me because it was about honor and pride, also those people worked hard to get where they are. The people who perform their talents are appreciative of what they have and they are an example of a dream come alive for the country they represent. Aly Raisman specifically had the most effect on me in 2012 because she did her floor routine to Hava Nagila, and while doing that she was paying respects to something that was important to her, an issue 41 years before her time. Aly Raisman is a Jewish athlete who won gold for her floor routine, she followed a dream to the end . The Olympics were important to me because with every event a dream came alive, it gave me hope.

  • Sharice

    The 2012 Olympics were important to me because it was about honor and pride, also those people worked hard to get where they are. The people who perform their talents are appreciative of what they have and they are an example of a dream come alive for the country they represent. Aly Raisman specifically had the most effect on me in 2012 because she did her floor routine to Hava Nagila, and while doing that she was paying respects to something that was important to her, an issue 41 years before her time. Aly Raisman is a Jewish athlete who won gold for her floor routine, she followed a dream to the end . The Olympics were important to me because with every event a dream came alive, it gave me hope.

  • Benicia M.

    The event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is the Connecticut school shooting. That school shooting has effected me the most because although there shouldn’t be no reason to have a school shooting people have their issues and just do things just to do it. It is a possibility that this could occur. It also affected me because he killed little children and also a few adults who he didn’t even know at all; people could be heartless. I myself found out on Instagram , were other High School students such as myself felt as if it was wrong and inconsiderate.

  • Benicia M.

    The event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is the Connecticut school shooting. That school shooting has effected me the most because although there shouldn’t be no reason to have a school shooting people have their issues and just do things just to do it. It is a possibility that this could occur. It also affected me because he killed little children and also a few adults who he didn’t even know at all; people could be heartless. I myself found out on Instagram , were other High School students such as myself felt as if it was wrong and inconsiderate.

  • Benicia M.

    The event in 2012 that has had the most effect on me is the Connecticut school shooting. That school shooting has effected me the most because although there shouldn’t be no reason to have a school shooting people have their issues and just do things just to do it. It is a possibility that this could occur. It also affected me because he killed little children and also a few adults who he didn’t even know at all; people could be heartless. I myself found out on Instagram , were other High School students such as myself felt as if it was wrong and inconsiderate.

  • andrew d

    The most important event of 2012 was the meager catorgory 2 hurricane that traveled the east coast. It was important because it caused damage and left a lot of people without power. It was devasting for the people in the north so they called it a super storm. If the hurricane wouldve been in the louisiana area nobody wouldve payed as much attention. That is why it is important because it should raise awareness about hurricanes in places like louisiana and florida.

  • andrew d

    The most important event of 2012 was the meager catorgory 2 hurricane that traveled the east coast. It was important because it caused damage and left a lot of people without power. It was devasting for the people in the north so they called it a super storm. If the hurricane wouldve been in the louisiana area nobody wouldve payed as much attention. That is why it is important because it should raise awareness about hurricanes in places like louisiana and florida.

  • andrew d

    The most important event of 2012 was the meager catorgory 2 hurricane that traveled the east coast. It was important because it caused damage and left a lot of people without power. It was devasting for the people in the north so they called it a super storm. If the hurricane wouldve been in the louisiana area nobody wouldve payed as much attention. That is why it is important because it should raise awareness about hurricanes in places like louisiana and florida.

  • Julian G. (West Jeff)

    Obama’s re-election was sort of big, to me. I wasn’t expecting him to win, but i’m glad he did. I think Obama was honestly the better choice. I didn’t feel too right listening to Romney talk.

  • Julian G. (West Jeff)

    Obama’s re-election was sort of big, to me. I wasn’t expecting him to win, but i’m glad he did. I think Obama was honestly the better choice. I didn’t feel too right listening to Romney talk.

  • Julian G. (West Jeff)

    Obama’s re-election was sort of big, to me. I wasn’t expecting him to win, but i’m glad he did. I think Obama was honestly the better choice. I didn’t feel too right listening to Romney talk.

  • Ahmad O (west jeff)

    The Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was the most the top story of 2012 for me. I believe this incident rocked all of America and made us all question gun laws. I believe it was searched so much because people wanted to find more information on it. It was such a small town and such an unbelievable story and just so immoral. I believe it got so much press because the children were so young and the apparent killer had no real motive to me. This story was the most significant because it brought America together rather than dividing and told us all message- we need to put a stop to this kind of violence. It is senseless and we as America need to band together and approve laws that make children safer at school. That is why I believe this story was the most significant story of 2012.

  • Ahmad O (west jeff)

    The Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was the most the top story of 2012 for me. I believe this incident rocked all of America and made us all question gun laws. I believe it was searched so much because people wanted to find more information on it. It was such a small town and such an unbelievable story and just so immoral. I believe it got so much press because the children were so young and the apparent killer had no real motive to me. This story was the most significant because it brought America together rather than dividing and told us all message- we need to put a stop to this kind of violence. It is senseless and we as America need to band together and approve laws that make children safer at school. That is why I believe this story was the most significant story of 2012.

  • Ahmad O (west jeff)

    The Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was the most the top story of 2012 for me. I believe this incident rocked all of America and made us all question gun laws. I believe it was searched so much because people wanted to find more information on it. It was such a small town and such an unbelievable story and just so immoral. I believe it got so much press because the children were so young and the apparent killer had no real motive to me. This story was the most significant because it brought America together rather than dividing and told us all message- we need to put a stop to this kind of violence. It is senseless and we as America need to band together and approve laws that make children safer at school. That is why I believe this story was the most significant story of 2012.

  • Abraham Tsegaye

    The event that affected me the most in 2012 is the Mayan Calendar ending. This affected me the most out of all the events because I felt like a lot of bad thing’s were going on and the world ending was the reason. On the outside I portrayed someone who thought that it was impossible for the worl to end, especially the fact that a group of people think they can predict the world ending. Deep down inside I was scared and I thought that the world really was gonna end and that we’d all be gone forever. That’s the even that affected me the most in 2012.

  • Abraham Tsegaye

    The event that affected me the most in 2012 is the Mayan Calendar ending. This affected me the most out of all the events because I felt like a lot of bad thing’s were going on and the world ending was the reason. On the outside I portrayed someone who thought that it was impossible for the worl to end, especially the fact that a group of people think they can predict the world ending. Deep down inside I was scared and I thought that the world really was gonna end and that we’d all be gone forever. That’s the even that affected me the most in 2012.

  • Abraham Tsegaye

    The event that affected me the most in 2012 is the Mayan Calendar ending. This affected me the most out of all the events because I felt like a lot of bad thing’s were going on and the world ending was the reason. On the outside I portrayed someone who thought that it was impossible for the worl to end, especially the fact that a group of people think they can predict the world ending. Deep down inside I was scared and I thought that the world really was gonna end and that we’d all be gone forever. That’s the even that affected me the most in 2012.

  • Malik R.(West Jeff)

    The event of 2012 that affected my family and me the most was the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The shooting showed us that despite the endeavors of many historical figures, racism is still alive and active. The event made us reminisce on the figures such as Martin Luther King and Malcom X and wonder if their efforts were in vain. The innocent young man was on his way home with futuristic potential only for it to be ended by someone blinded by skin color. The event made me realize that I, as a black male, could have easily have been in the same shoes as trayvon.

  • Malik R.(West Jeff)

    The event of 2012 that affected my family and me the most was the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The shooting showed us that despite the endeavors of many historical figures, racism is still alive and active. The event made us reminisce on the figures such as Martin Luther King and Malcom X and wonder if their efforts were in vain. The innocent young man was on his way home with futuristic potential only for it to be ended by someone blinded by skin color. The event made me realize that I, as a black male, could have easily have been in the same shoes as trayvon.

  • Malik R.(West Jeff)

    The event of 2012 that affected my family and me the most was the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The shooting showed us that despite the endeavors of many historical figures, racism is still alive and active. The event made us reminisce on the figures such as Martin Luther King and Malcom X and wonder if their efforts were in vain. The innocent young man was on his way home with futuristic potential only for it to be ended by someone blinded by skin color. The event made me realize that I, as a black male, could have easily have been in the same shoes as trayvon.

  • kristiana c ( westjeff)

    There are many things that have happened in 2012, but the biggest thing that impacted me in 2012 was the CT school shooting. The CT school shooting was so important because I do have little brothers and sisters and it scared me to know people would do such a thing. My little brothers and sisters are ages 6,6,7,9 and 9 and I have a nephew on the way. I have two older brothers but they know how to take care of themselves but my little brothers and sisters are defenseless against the unknown. It just scared me to know people where so cruel to do that to children. So in conclusion, I think that the CT school schooling impacted everyone in the United States with little children or even children in general.

  • kristiana c ( westjeff)

    There are many things that have happened in 2012, but the biggest thing that impacted me in 2012 was the CT school shooting. The CT school shooting was so important because I do have little brothers and sisters and it scared me to know people would do such a thing. My little brothers and sisters are ages 6,6,7,9 and 9 and I have a nephew on the way. I have two older brothers but they know how to take care of themselves but my little brothers and sisters are defenseless against the unknown. It just scared me to know people where so cruel to do that to children. So in conclusion, I think that the CT school schooling impacted everyone in the United States with little children or even children in general.

  • kristiana c ( westjeff)

    There are many things that have happened in 2012, but the biggest thing that impacted me in 2012 was the CT school shooting. The CT school shooting was so important because I do have little brothers and sisters and it scared me to know people would do such a thing. My little brothers and sisters are ages 6,6,7,9 and 9 and I have a nephew on the way. I have two older brothers but they know how to take care of themselves but my little brothers and sisters are defenseless against the unknown. It just scared me to know people where so cruel to do that to children. So in conclusion, I think that the CT school schooling impacted everyone in the United States with little children or even children in general.

  • Bailey B (West Jeff)

    Many events in 2012 had a big impact on me and my life. Although many events had a big impact on me, there was one that really stood out to me and I will remember it forever. This tragic event was the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. I was sitting at work after my doctor’s appointment when one of my coworkers announced there was a shooting at a school and that’s all the information she had. Then about ten minutes later she started giving us details about what happened and where it happened. She told us that the shooting occurred at an elementary schools and a few children were already confirmed dead. After she told me the news and details I just sat there in silence. I couldn’t believe something like this had happened. We all then went in the lunch room and watched the press conference on television. All of us sat there watching it and hearing how many people had actually died, while many of us had tears running down our faces. This tragic event will be forever engraved in my mind.

  • Bailey B (West Jeff)

    Many events in 2012 had a big impact on me and my life. Although many events had a big impact on me, there was one that really stood out to me and I will remember it forever. This tragic event was the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. I was sitting at work after my doctor’s appointment when one of my coworkers announced there was a shooting at a school and that’s all the information she had. Then about ten minutes later she started giving us details about what happened and where it happened. She told us that the shooting occurred at an elementary schools and a few children were already confirmed dead. After she told me the news and details I just sat there in silence. I couldn’t believe something like this had happened. We all then went in the lunch room and watched the press conference on television. All of us sat there watching it and hearing how many people had actually died, while many of us had tears running down our faces. This tragic event will be forever engraved in my mind.

  • Bailey B (West Jeff)

    Many events in 2012 had a big impact on me and my life. Although many events had a big impact on me, there was one that really stood out to me and I will remember it forever. This tragic event was the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. I was sitting at work after my doctor’s appointment when one of my coworkers announced there was a shooting at a school and that’s all the information she had. Then about ten minutes later she started giving us details about what happened and where it happened. She told us that the shooting occurred at an elementary schools and a few children were already confirmed dead. After she told me the news and details I just sat there in silence. I couldn’t believe something like this had happened. We all then went in the lunch room and watched the press conference on television. All of us sat there watching it and hearing how many people had actually died, while many of us had tears running down our faces. This tragic event will be forever engraved in my mind.

  • Lindsey A (west jeff)

    The top story of 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the school shooting in Conneticut. It affected me because it goes to show you just how easily an innnocent persons life could be taken away from them. It was devastating to know that a person could just go in an elementary school and shoot young children. There was so much news coverage about the topic and every time I turned on the news it was just a depressing and disgusting sight to see. If the shooter wanted attention and his fifteen minutes of fame then he certainly got it. The families deserved their privacy and respect but with the coverage about the shooting made it so public and more painful with everyone to deal with. You certainly can not take life for granted no matter your age.

  • Lindsey A (west jeff)

    The top story of 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the school shooting in Conneticut. It affected me because it goes to show you just how easily an innnocent persons life could be taken away from them. It was devastating to know that a person could just go in an elementary school and shoot young children. There was so much news coverage about the topic and every time I turned on the news it was just a depressing and disgusting sight to see. If the shooter wanted attention and his fifteen minutes of fame then he certainly got it. The families deserved their privacy and respect but with the coverage about the shooting made it so public and more painful with everyone to deal with. You certainly can not take life for granted no matter your age.

  • Lindsey A (west jeff)

    The top story of 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the school shooting in Conneticut. It affected me because it goes to show you just how easily an innnocent persons life could be taken away from them. It was devastating to know that a person could just go in an elementary school and shoot young children. There was so much news coverage about the topic and every time I turned on the news it was just a depressing and disgusting sight to see. If the shooter wanted attention and his fifteen minutes of fame then he certainly got it. The families deserved their privacy and respect but with the coverage about the shooting made it so public and more painful with everyone to deal with. You certainly can not take life for granted no matter your age.

  • Julianna L (WJ)

    The story that effected me and impacted my life the most in 2012 would have to be the Connecticut school shooting. The act that was committed could easily be described as the worst yet. I have come to realize how twisted the world is and how easy it is to kill and cause destruction today. When i heard about it i was sad and confused; how someone could kill so many innocent lives, the children lost their lives before they even got out into the world. Murdered before they could even make mistakes or choices of their own. I feel like this tragedy affected my family the most.

  • Julianna L (WJ)

    The story that effected me and impacted my life the most in 2012 would have to be the Connecticut school shooting. The act that was committed could easily be described as the worst yet. I have come to realize how twisted the world is and how easy it is to kill and cause destruction today. When i heard about it i was sad and confused; how someone could kill so many innocent lives, the children lost their lives before they even got out into the world. Murdered before they could even make mistakes or choices of their own. I feel like this tragedy affected my family the most.

  • Julianna L (WJ)

    The story that effected me and impacted my life the most in 2012 would have to be the Connecticut school shooting. The act that was committed could easily be described as the worst yet. I have come to realize how twisted the world is and how easy it is to kill and cause destruction today. When i heard about it i was sad and confused; how someone could kill so many innocent lives, the children lost their lives before they even got out into the world. Murdered before they could even make mistakes or choices of their own. I feel like this tragedy affected my family the most.

  • Victoria T (West Jefferson)

    In 2012 there were many events that happened that were both negative and positive. I believe the event that affected me the most was the Conneticut school shooting. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting deeply saddened the whole nation, including myself. The fact that these children were so young it really affected me. I just thought of it as what if it was my little sister who happened to be in that first grade class? Or what if a gunman would have came into my school and one of my friends happened to pass away from that? I just put myself in the position of the families affected from the shooting and imagined how badly it would affect myself. From this school shooting I learned to be grateful for my life cause I know it could be taken away from me at any moment. That is how the Conneticut school shooting affected me.

  • Victoria T (West Jefferson)

    In 2012 there were many events that happened that were both negative and positive. I believe the event that affected me the most was the Conneticut school shooting. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting deeply saddened the whole nation, including myself. The fact that these children were so young it really affected me. I just thought of it as what if it was my little sister who happened to be in that first grade class? Or what if a gunman would have came into my school and one of my friends happened to pass away from that? I just put myself in the position of the families affected from the shooting and imagined how badly it would affect myself. From this school shooting I learned to be grateful for my life cause I know it could be taken away from me at any moment. That is how the Conneticut school shooting affected me.

  • Victoria T (West Jefferson)

    In 2012 there were many events that happened that were both negative and positive. I believe the event that affected me the most was the Conneticut school shooting. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting deeply saddened the whole nation, including myself. The fact that these children were so young it really affected me. I just thought of it as what if it was my little sister who happened to be in that first grade class? Or what if a gunman would have came into my school and one of my friends happened to pass away from that? I just put myself in the position of the families affected from the shooting and imagined how badly it would affect myself. From this school shooting I learned to be grateful for my life cause I know it could be taken away from me at any moment. That is how the Conneticut school shooting affected me.

  • Pena L

    To me the most important event in 2012 was the end. It signified that I was still alive and breathing. Apparently the world did not end.

  • Pena L

    To me the most important event in 2012 was the end. It signified that I was still alive and breathing. Apparently the world did not end.

  • Pena L

    To me the most important event in 2012 was the end. It signified that I was still alive and breathing. Apparently the world did not end.

  • Richan M. (West Jefferson)

    The event that affected me the most was the CT school shooting. It affected me because little innocent children were killed for no reason. That event made me think about my little sister and cousins and how precious they are. Those children were so young and they didn’t deserve that. I learned about the event from online. The shooting was everywhere.

  • Richan M. (West Jefferson)

    The event that affected me the most was the CT school shooting. It affected me because little innocent children were killed for no reason. That event made me think about my little sister and cousins and how precious they are. Those children were so young and they didn’t deserve that. I learned about the event from online. The shooting was everywhere.

  • Richan M. (West Jefferson)

    The event that affected me the most was the CT school shooting. It affected me because little innocent children were killed for no reason. That event made me think about my little sister and cousins and how precious they are. Those children were so young and they didn’t deserve that. I learned about the event from online. The shooting was everywhere.

  • http://mallorieswork.weebly.com Mallorie F (westjeff)

    Throughout the course of 2012, I feel that Hurricane Isaac impacted me the most. Of course there were other stories such as, the Connecticut school shooting, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 Presidential election. For the hurricane, my family and I did not evacuate due to financial obligations. We knew that the electricity would go out, but we had no idea that it would be out for nine days. The first couple of days were tolerable – we played board games, played I –spy and we lit candles. Everyone in my small family – my brother, my cousin, my mother and I – told my grandmother to invest in a generator but she refused to listen. Luckily, my next door neighbor had a generator and was kind enough to allow us to have an extension cord to keep our refrigerator powered. We also used the extension cord to power our microwave or stove, in order for us to heat food to eat. After seven days of torture, my family went to my uncle’s house in Mandeville, La due to him having electricity. We spent a night there and returned to find that every house across the street had power, as well as, every house on either side of us. Finally, on the ninth day, our house got power on and we were as happy as can be.

  • http://mallorieswork.weebly.com Mallorie F (westjeff)

    Throughout the course of 2012, I feel that Hurricane Isaac impacted me the most. Of course there were other stories such as, the Connecticut school shooting, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 Presidential election. For the hurricane, my family and I did not evacuate due to financial obligations. We knew that the electricity would go out, but we had no idea that it would be out for nine days. The first couple of days were tolerable – we played board games, played I –spy and we lit candles. Everyone in my small family – my brother, my cousin, my mother and I – told my grandmother to invest in a generator but she refused to listen. Luckily, my next door neighbor had a generator and was kind enough to allow us to have an extension cord to keep our refrigerator powered. We also used the extension cord to power our microwave or stove, in order for us to heat food to eat. After seven days of torture, my family went to my uncle’s house in Mandeville, La due to him having electricity. We spent a night there and returned to find that every house across the street had power, as well as, every house on either side of us. Finally, on the ninth day, our house got power on and we were as happy as can be.

  • http://mallorieswork.weebly.com Mallorie F (westjeff)

    Throughout the course of 2012, I feel that Hurricane Isaac impacted me the most. Of course there were other stories such as, the Connecticut school shooting, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2012 Presidential election. For the hurricane, my family and I did not evacuate due to financial obligations. We knew that the electricity would go out, but we had no idea that it would be out for nine days. The first couple of days were tolerable – we played board games, played I –spy and we lit candles. Everyone in my small family – my brother, my cousin, my mother and I – told my grandmother to invest in a generator but she refused to listen. Luckily, my next door neighbor had a generator and was kind enough to allow us to have an extension cord to keep our refrigerator powered. We also used the extension cord to power our microwave or stove, in order for us to heat food to eat. After seven days of torture, my family went to my uncle’s house in Mandeville, La due to him having electricity. We spent a night there and returned to find that every house across the street had power, as well as, every house on either side of us. Finally, on the ninth day, our house got power on and we were as happy as can be.

  • Stephanie B (West Jefferson)

    An event in 2012 that has had a great effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. It was the first time my parents didn’t want to evacuate. It was one of the worst experiences because I never had to go through something like that. We had no power for about a week and it was very hot and hard to find food. I have learned that I should be thankful for everything that I have because many people around the world have to go through that everyday.

  • Stephanie B (West Jefferson)

    An event in 2012 that has had a great effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. It was the first time my parents didn’t want to evacuate. It was one of the worst experiences because I never had to go through something like that. We had no power for about a week and it was very hot and hard to find food. I have learned that I should be thankful for everything that I have because many people around the world have to go through that everyday.

  • Stephanie B (West Jefferson)

    An event in 2012 that has had a great effect on me was Hurricane Isaac. It was the first time my parents didn’t want to evacuate. It was one of the worst experiences because I never had to go through something like that. We had no power for about a week and it was very hot and hard to find food. I have learned that I should be thankful for everything that I have because many people around the world have to go through that everyday.

  • Tan N(West Jeff)

    An event in 2012 that had an effect on me was the Colorado theater shooting. The shooting happened on July 22, 2012. James Eagan Holmes came into the theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He was dressed up in tactical clothing and shot up the place killing 12 and injured 58 people. This made breaking news. It had an effect on me because it makes me think about whether or not to go to the theater or not. I don’t want to go out being scared to watch a movie.

  • Tan N(West Jeff)

    An event in 2012 that had an effect on me was the Colorado theater shooting. The shooting happened on July 22, 2012. James Eagan Holmes came into the theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He was dressed up in tactical clothing and shot up the place killing 12 and injured 58 people. This made breaking news. It had an effect on me because it makes me think about whether or not to go to the theater or not. I don’t want to go out being scared to watch a movie.

  • Tan N(West Jeff)

    An event in 2012 that had an effect on me was the Colorado theater shooting. The shooting happened on July 22, 2012. James Eagan Holmes came into the theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He was dressed up in tactical clothing and shot up the place killing 12 and injured 58 people. This made breaking news. It had an effect on me because it makes me think about whether or not to go to the theater or not. I don’t want to go out being scared to watch a movie.

  • Ahlam A (West Jefferson)

    In the year 2012 lots of things impacted, but the one that effected me the most was Hurricane Issac. It was an experience that I will never forget. It affected me so much because it was the first time my family decided not to evacuate. My family and I stayed home and my siblings were all terrified. The electricity went went out for a week and it was such a struggle trying to do our everyday activities without electricity. I have learned that you should be thankful, because you nevere know what you have until it’s all gone.

  • Ahlam A (West Jefferson)

    In the year 2012 lots of things impacted, but the one that effected me the most was Hurricane Issac. It was an experience that I will never forget. It affected me so much because it was the first time my family decided not to evacuate. My family and I stayed home and my siblings were all terrified. The electricity went went out for a week and it was such a struggle trying to do our everyday activities without electricity. I have learned that you should be thankful, because you nevere know what you have until it’s all gone.

  • Ahlam A (West Jefferson)

    In the year 2012 lots of things impacted, but the one that effected me the most was Hurricane Issac. It was an experience that I will never forget. It affected me so much because it was the first time my family decided not to evacuate. My family and I stayed home and my siblings were all terrified. The electricity went went out for a week and it was such a struggle trying to do our everyday activities without electricity. I have learned that you should be thankful, because you nevere know what you have until it’s all gone.

  • eddie dingle

    An event that had the most efect on me was. Hurricane Isaac (9/3) was a catogory one hurricane. It had an affect on me because I live in the metro area wich is where it hit.It affected me in a nagative way by damaging my property and makeing me suffer for a week with no A/C at all.I learned about this on the news channale.

  • eddie dingle

    An event that had the most efect on me was. Hurricane Isaac (9/3) was a catogory one hurricane. It had an affect on me because I live in the metro area wich is where it hit.It affected me in a nagative way by damaging my property and makeing me suffer for a week with no A/C at all.I learned about this on the news channale.

  • eddie dingle

    An event that had the most efect on me was. Hurricane Isaac (9/3) was a catogory one hurricane. It had an affect on me because I live in the metro area wich is where it hit.It affected me in a nagative way by damaging my property and makeing me suffer for a week with no A/C at all.I learned about this on the news channale.

  • mia h. (west jefferson)

    The year of 2012 came with many tragedies; from hurricanes, deaths, to economy crashes, but the most tragic thing of them all to me was the shooting in Newtown,Connecticut. This event affected me most because it not only happened in a school which i can relate to as a student, but it happened to children. Kids whose lives hasn’t even begun to flourish.While watching the event on CNN television i couldn’t help,but feel what the citizens of Newtown felt that day.

  • mia h. (west jefferson)

    The year of 2012 came with many tragedies; from hurricanes, deaths, to economy crashes, but the most tragic thing of them all to me was the shooting in Newtown,Connecticut. This event affected me most because it not only happened in a school which i can relate to as a student, but it happened to children. Kids whose lives hasn’t even begun to flourish.While watching the event on CNN television i couldn’t help,but feel what the citizens of Newtown felt that day.

  • mia h. (west jefferson)

    The year of 2012 came with many tragedies; from hurricanes, deaths, to economy crashes, but the most tragic thing of them all to me was the shooting in Newtown,Connecticut. This event affected me most because it not only happened in a school which i can relate to as a student, but it happened to children. Kids whose lives hasn’t even begun to flourish.While watching the event on CNN television i couldn’t help,but feel what the citizens of Newtown felt that day.

  • Kaley Owens

    Hurricane Sandy had a big impact on me during 2012 because a lot of my family that lives on the east coast were affected by it. A lot of their houses were completley flooded and some of their neghbors houses caught on fire and they were trapped. When I would listen to the news and here about all these people that were trapped and even hurt, I felt extremly bad for them because when the hurricane was going on, there wasn’t much anyone could do. It made me feel so thankful that my family was okay, but the strom made a huge impact on them.

  • Kaley Owens

    Hurricane Sandy had a big impact on me during 2012 because a lot of my family that lives on the east coast were affected by it. A lot of their houses were completley flooded and some of their neghbors houses caught on fire and they were trapped. When I would listen to the news and here about all these people that were trapped and even hurt, I felt extremly bad for them because when the hurricane was going on, there wasn’t much anyone could do. It made me feel so thankful that my family was okay, but the strom made a huge impact on them.

  • Kaley Owens

    Hurricane Sandy had a big impact on me during 2012 because a lot of my family that lives on the east coast were affected by it. A lot of their houses were completley flooded and some of their neghbors houses caught on fire and they were trapped. When I would listen to the news and here about all these people that were trapped and even hurt, I felt extremly bad for them because when the hurricane was going on, there wasn’t much anyone could do. It made me feel so thankful that my family was okay, but the strom made a huge impact on them.

  • Hunter

    The Sandy Hook shooting was a tragic event which has affected 2012. It has brought up the need for weapon regulations and safety for other schools. It is sad to know how on person can take away so many young lives and affect many families. This has not been the first time where a group of people in one location are killed because of one person. This tragic day should not be forgotten but instead a warning and reason to spread gun safety for everyone.

  • Hunter

    The Sandy Hook shooting was a tragic event which has affected 2012. It has brought up the need for weapon regulations and safety for other schools. It is sad to know how on person can take away so many young lives and affect many families. This has not been the first time where a group of people in one location are killed because of one person. This tragic day should not be forgotten but instead a warning and reason to spread gun safety for everyone.

  • Hunter

    The Sandy Hook shooting was a tragic event which has affected 2012. It has brought up the need for weapon regulations and safety for other schools. It is sad to know how on person can take away so many young lives and affect many families. This has not been the first time where a group of people in one location are killed because of one person. This tragic day should not be forgotten but instead a warning and reason to spread gun safety for everyone.

  • Justin Ray

    The event in 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the death of rock star Mitchell Adam Lucker. On October 31, Lucker was in a very serious motorcycle accident just down the street from his Huntington Beach home. This accident happened around nine pm that night after he went trick or treating with his wife and five year old daughter. He had been drinking and was mad and decided to ride his bike. His body was found far before his bike was. The paramedics had rushed him to the hospital immediately and he was in surgery all night long. At around 6:00 AM, Lucker was pronounced. This hurt me bad. Lucker is someone who I have looked up to for years. He’s one of my biggest inspirations both in life and in music. I will admit that when I heard the news I cried. especially since I have had the good fortune to see him do what he loves to do, what he dedicated his life to doing. He is truly an inspiration and truly a hero. May he rest in peace.

  • Justin Ray

    The event in 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the death of rock star Mitchell Adam Lucker. On October 31, Lucker was in a very serious motorcycle accident just down the street from his Huntington Beach home. This accident happened around nine pm that night after he went trick or treating with his wife and five year old daughter. He had been drinking and was mad and decided to ride his bike. His body was found far before his bike was. The paramedics had rushed him to the hospital immediately and he was in surgery all night long. At around 6:00 AM, Lucker was pronounced. This hurt me bad. Lucker is someone who I have looked up to for years. He’s one of my biggest inspirations both in life and in music. I will admit that when I heard the news I cried. especially since I have had the good fortune to see him do what he loves to do, what he dedicated his life to doing. He is truly an inspiration and truly a hero. May he rest in peace.

  • Justin Ray

    The event in 2012 that had the greatest impact on me was the death of rock star Mitchell Adam Lucker. On October 31, Lucker was in a very serious motorcycle accident just down the street from his Huntington Beach home. This accident happened around nine pm that night after he went trick or treating with his wife and five year old daughter. He had been drinking and was mad and decided to ride his bike. His body was found far before his bike was. The paramedics had rushed him to the hospital immediately and he was in surgery all night long. At around 6:00 AM, Lucker was pronounced. This hurt me bad. Lucker is someone who I have looked up to for years. He’s one of my biggest inspirations both in life and in music. I will admit that when I heard the news I cried. especially since I have had the good fortune to see him do what he loves to do, what he dedicated his life to doing. He is truly an inspiration and truly a hero. May he rest in peace.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Aramonii

    the story with trayvon martin and the shooting at the theater affected me

  • http://www.yahoo.com Aramonii

    the story with trayvon martin and the shooting at the theater affected me