Volume II Issue VIII: February 10, 2017
Next Issue: February 24, 2017
By JASMYN GONZALEZ
What is love? Love is something undefinable. For centuries, people have tried to put love into words and it has never been efficient enough to cover all aspects love provides. In search of what others might think are ways to define love, quotes were collected from REV’s faculty and staff. Along with my own ideas, here are a few of theirs, quoted anonymously upon request.
Family: Love is when a mother looks at her child and smiles because she is the most beautiful thing ever.Love is forgiving someone for something unforgettable. Love is forgetting someone’s mistakes and looking forward to the bright future they might share.
A story that shows how love is shown without the actual word being said is a story of brotherhood between one of Rev’s staff members, as follows:
“I have a brother. He’s a year older than I am and a couple years ago he wrote a text/letter to my sisters and I, saying that he had contracted cancer and that he was going to die. Because it After a couple of days I got a hold of him but, I didn’t want to call him on the phone because obviously he didn’t want to talk. I didn’t think I could talk either, without crying and stuff and so, I wrote him and I said:, ‘you know, I just feel like I’ve been such a bad brother. I don’t call you, I don’t talk to you all the time, I don’t do all these things, and I’m just a ...
Whiteboard Question: I Love _
By ALEXIS CHAVEZ
When most people think of Valentine's Day they think of love and appreciation for one's spouse, partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend. When I think of Valentine's day, I think of love for humanity.
Especially during 2017 and one of the first acts that the President has done is put a ban on citizens from seven countries. The worst thing about this to me is that in almost two decades, terrorists that have put attacks out in the U.S. for the Muslim religion are not from any of these countries. In school we learn history in hopes of not repeating it. It almost feels like it is human nature to as a species, not as individuals, to keep making the same mistakes. Fear tends to bring out the worst in people, but isn't it the fear that many terrorist groups use as propaganda to motivate their followers? And I respectfully acknowledge the reason behind why some people support Trump for this ban. But plucking specific countries from a flock of Muslim nations that appears to only due to religion hurts my heart and doesn't feel like the spirit of love and compassion.
I remember reading in 8th grade ¨Under The Red-Blood Sun¨ in English and it described the story of a boy in Hawaii, who happened to be Japanese during the time of the Pearl Harbor bombings. His mother told him to go put on his boy scout uniform to prove he is a born-citizen so that they wouldn't need to be taken away from their home, and put into a camp. But despite their efforts All Japanese people were persecuted and sent to the camps. And it confuses me to why we read these in school, but keep repeating prejudiced mistakes. America itself was founded on as a safe haven from religious persecution in Europe. Europe even physically fought for 100 years over religion. We ourselves are a nation of immigrants from every corner of the world.
Maybe my view is too liberal for some, but as a Spanish, Mexican, Native-American female, I know what radical fear and anger does to the powerful... and history has showed me the negative results of it.
By JESSICA LOPEZ
Rice Krispie Treats:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10oz. About 40) regular marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
Word Bubble of Love
By DENEISHA MALVAOUX
140 students were asked the question, "What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word, 'love'?" The word bubble above represents the responses, with larger words indicating that they were stated more often. Smallest words were stated only once or the least amount of times.
By MIA DELMONICO
Valentine’s Day is celebrated by almost all people around the world as a day of love. A common tradition on this day is to get a loved one something special to show how much they are appreciated. These gestures can range all the way from a simple card to an extravagant bouquet of flowers. But now that simple card, or “the last second gift”, has been reborn as a thoughtful, meaningful representation of one’s love for another.
1. One creative way to make your own Valentine’s day gift is to create a personalized pen. First you should have three colored post its. Then you pinch each post it at the center and layer them on top of one another. After layering you should end up with a multicolored rose. Once you have your rose you should staple the center to hold the papers together. Then place you rose as you wish on any pen and either tape or twirl with pipe cleaners around the pen.
2. Another way to personalize your gift is to create a heart-shaped card. First draw a large heart on a colored paper of your choice. Then draw a slightly smaller heart on another colored paper. Lastly draw an even smaller heart in another color. Then place the largest heart down and glue the medium heart on top of the first one. After this step you glue the smallest heart in the center...
What Do You Think of Valentine's Day?
By ANTHONY MAURICIO, MAYA SANCHEZ, and CECILIA VALENZUELA
"The amount of love, not only in relationships but also family, it's a time to spread love."