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Ericka Resendez

Human Rights Violated

When the word jail or prison is brought up, you logically think criminals and people who have done bad things, but sometimes innocent people are taken in place of the people who are really guilty. These people’s human rights are violated, and recently these human rights practically don’t exist in countries like Russia, Azerbaijan, and other countries.

Going on since 2006, Russian authorities had claimed a specific religious group, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, to have had extremist religious worship. In June 2016, it was found that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), found that Russia had violated Articles 5 and 9. According to ECHR Convention Guide to Article 5, it is the right to liberty and security. This article is 44 pages long and explains the article, why it was made, and the guarantees a person has if they are deprived of their liberty and security. In the ECHR Convention Guide to Article 9, it explains the freedom to religion. These articles were found to be violated when the police went in on an illegal raid in a religious service on the night April 12, 2006. Russian officials have even made a list of books they considered extremist, some of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ literature is on the list. There have been times where it was believed the Russian Authorities have tried to fabricate evidence, or plant evidence, in their place of worship so they could be charged with extremism. The official page of Jehovah’s Witnesses has a video explaining this situation. You can go to JW.ORG, and search for Russian Authorities Fabricate Evidence to Charge Witnesses With Extremist, it should be the first video. If you want more information about what is happening in Russia, you could hover over the bold RUSSIA under the date. Most of these Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sent to court and tried for the extremist actions they have been accused of. The Russian authorities have also tried to make the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, the bible, go onto the list of extremist books. Without their books, they will not be able to go to their place of worship to study the bible. With the issue of the bible, we can see that recently, January 14, 2016, Russian authorities have seized the shipments of bibles and the books that help them understand the bible. In 2015, they stopped a shipment of 2,013 Russian-language copies of the bible. This again was violating their human rights by not letting them have their freedom of religion.

Azerbaijan has also been violating the human rights of many people in their country. This started in 2014, on Sunday morning the police had broken into the Jehovah’s Witnesses place of worship, the official page of Jehovah’s Witnesses mentions, “The police not only interrupted the religious service of Jehovah’s Witnesses but also beat several of the men, searched the premises without a warrant, verbally abused those in attendance, and confiscated money, computers, and the congregation’s Bible literature.” The officers had no right to do this, according to Crime and Society: A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World, “The Constitution allows searches of residences only with a court order or in cases provided by law; however, the authorities often conducted searches without warrants.” There was also the case of two women who were being held, Irina Zakharchenko and Valida Jabrayilova, for 11 months. These women were finally released on January 28, 2016, but it came with a price. It cost them 7,000 manat or 4474.62 American dollars. This price was only because these ladies had been distributing one religious brochure. Government officials later decided that the fines would be dropped seeing as the women had been in the jail since February 17, 2015. There was at one point a UN ruling that directed Azerbaijan to compensate the ladies for the unjust imprisonment thaScreen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.37.07 PMt they were put into, but the officials completely disregarded that order. As mentioned before the ladies were let go, and are now in a healthy state. You can also find more information going to JW.ORG, and looking up Irina Zakharchenko and Valida Jabrayilova.

 

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David C. Turnley

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.20.08 PMDavid C. Turnley is a photographers, and is known to be one of the best Documentary Photographers working today. He is most famous for documenting the human condition in more than 75 countries. Some of the 75 countries he’s traveled to have been Iraq and Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, China, Rwanda, Somalia, Soviet Union, New York City. He first studied French Literature at the Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.14.09 PMUniversity of Michigan, there he got his Bachelor’s Degree in 1977. He then went to study at the Sorbonne and at Harvard University. Apart from this he didn’t seem to have had any other education that could’ve helped prepare him for his job in photography. His twin brother, Peter Turnley, is also a photographer, guess it runs in the family. In 1990 David C. Turnley won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

We can see to the side one of his most famous photos. Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.15.41 PMThis photo is titled A Soldier in Despair. We can also see the sadness in most of his pictures. The black and white only make it that more impactful. There is no color just as in the situation, just as there seems to be no hope for the people in the images. Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 8.17.17 PM

Mario Testino

marioT Photojournalism is something you may see every time you glance at a newspaper or magazine, but you don’t really think about what it really is. Mario Testino might be a name you don’t recognize, but his pictures are widely recognized. He is most known for his portrait photography. Mario Testino has photos that can be seen in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and V magazine. His photos are in a way more appealing to teenagers.
Some background information might be important to know what kind of photographer he is. As mentioned before he is a portrait photographer, but to achieve this job he had to get education. He got his education in photography at La Universidad del Pacífico, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, University of San Diego, Apprenticeship John Vickers Studio (London), and Apprenticeship Paul Nugent Studio (London). To get this education, you can see he went from one country to another. His traveling has consisted of mostly The United States, Peru, and the United Kingdom. One of his most known photos is one of Kate Moss, a famous model. He also has pictures of Angelina Jolie, and other famous models.

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Jeff Widener

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 12.36.14 PMA photojournalist is a way of journalism that uses images in order to tell a news story. Jeff Widener is one of said photojournalist. He is most famous for having covered assignments in over 100 countries involving civil unrest to wars to social issues. Most of his photos can be seen on the Associated Press Picture Editor for Southeast Asia. To get these pictures for the Press he had to travel, he traveled to many places, but to just mention a few Belgium, East Timor, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Burma, Syria, Jordan, India, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan. These places are where we can see the civil unrest, social issues, and wars. Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 12.35.56 PM

 

To get his education, Jeff went to the Los Angeles Pierce College and Moorpark College where he majored in photojournalism. There he learned what things were useful to get good pictures. These pictures have made him very famous, but the first picture that made him known to the world was his Tank Man photo. This photo is of a man man confronting a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 Beijing riots.

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Beijing 1989 – Jeff Widener

 

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New Year’s Resolutions

By Ericka R.

When New Year’s comes around, the natural thing to do is make a New Year’s Resolution. This year, we have gone around asking as many people as we could find, what their New Year’s Resolution was. Everyone’s was special in their own way, but there were some that were just so outstanding that they make you wonder why you didn’t do that.

One of the most outstanding ones was by Mrs. Casey Bazyk, facilitator of tenth grade english. She had said only a simple word, “Authenticity”, and it really makes you wonder what she must have been thinking about when she thought of that. She explained that most all New Year’s Resolutions were broken and weren’t of that much importance in a way. She said she hadn’t wanted to make it something that would be meaningless later on. By authenticity she meant she wanted to live authentically, to have and authentic life. And for those of you who don’t really know what authentic means, because really who actually knows everything, it means to be “real or genuine : not copied or false”, as stated by Merriam-Webster.

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Another of our most outstanding resolutions was made by Freshman student America Cervantes. She had mentioned she doesn’t “want to get attached to fictional characters”, and honestly who doesn’t these days, whether it’s a TV show or simply a book.  Everyone has a soft spot for those fictional characters that surrounds us, and if you don’t, it’s probably better that way. For anyone who gets too attached, we know it’s a painful process, especially if it all just ends. I am sure most everyone can relate to America, and if you can’t, then your life has one less problem than ours.

Of course all were special in their own way like Mr. Daniel Burdess with his one word, inspired by Mrs. Bazyk, “Dire Wolf”, standing for mystery. Or an Anonymous’ “To hate school less”, which, by the way, was broken the first day back. And there was of course others who simply said they didn’t make one.

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The list of those not mentioned above:

 

Our New Tech Writing Staff (Most of it):

 

“Get better grades”- Aricka Burks

 

“To be more like happy(Fairy Tale)”- Noah Fitzgerald

 

“Have a piece of mind”- Kiara Johnson

 

“Win the lottery”- Ariel Gonzalez

 

“Less boy problems”- Sam

 

“Budget better”- Zach Espinosa

 

“Make a resolution”- Nick Easter

 

“To come out of my little Eve hole(Hiding Place)”- Eve Gower

 

“Lose ten pounds”- Anonymous

 

“start going to bed before 11”- Aileen Juarez

 

“Be more active/ exercise”- Noemi Martinez

 

Teachers and students:

 

“Get a pet monkey that speaks English” – Macy France

 

“To not have a New Year’s resolution”- Mr. Daniel Burdess

 

“Spend more time with family”- Mrs. Maria Akehurst

 

“My dad and I have a New Year’s Resolution of no soda or energy drinks, and if we break it, we have to put a dollar into the “Loser Jar”- Devon Pillaro

 

“Work on raising my gpa for NYU”- Jasmin Ramirez

 

“Actually drink water”- Summer Smith

 

“I do what I want”- Mr. Lewandowski

 

“Be more fit and healthy, and learn how to love myself”- Malaysone Phetchareun

 

“New Year, New Me”- Evelin Fierro

 

“Have an exciting year, go do active stuff”- Talley Frus

 

Mesrine Breadsticks

RNTHS Newspaper | Suspect at Large | Mesrine Breadsticks

RNTHS (Rogers New Technology High School) during recent events we have had a serious crime! Students and teachers, after eating bread, began to grow mustaches and started speaking fluent french. In room 525 at 2:42pm the incident came under your newspapers attention. Mrs. Farrar, a teacher at the school was the one to report the crime, although due to testimonies brought to us by some key witnesses she and another student, America Cervantes, are currently being questioned to be the suspect. The suspect who will be found will be charged with a 4-12 years time in a federal prison, and can be fined up to thousands of dollars. Who knew such a crime could end someone up in prison and with a lifetime of debts. Crime does not pay. The motive behind the case that we are calling the Mesrine Breadstick case.

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Picture caption(Jacques Mesrine was a french murderer who got away with many crimes, the breadsticks were just the contaminated evidence. Combining the two together was is how the title was born.)

The motive has not yet been found there are a few gaps we must fill before we can bring you more news. Nevertheless, there are still a suspect or suspects at large. Soon enough the Mesrine Breadsticks case will be solved, and there will be peace again at RNTHS.

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Re-train your Brain (Tutoring)

Tutoring is something we all need at some point, even if we don’t want to admit it. There will be and are many tutoring programs here at school. There will be mandatory tutoring going on and there is a peer tutoring program that should be starting soon. Math teachers will be tutoring in room 523, the room in the corner of the cafeteria by the girls restroom, during lunch time. They also do tutoring in the mornings and afternoons in specific rooms. Here is the chart for the schedules:

 

Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday    Thursday     Friday

Leichliter

Room 222

Lunsford

Room 211

Lunsford

Room 211

Lunsford

Room 211

Nelson

Room 225

A/B lunch

Conway

C lunch

Rotating

Teachers

A/B lunch

Conway

C lunch

Rotating

Teachers

A/B lunch

Conway

C lunch

Rotating

Teachers

A/B lunch

Conway

C lunch

Rotating

Teachers

A/B lunch

Conway

C lunch

Rotating

Teachers

No Tutoring Nelson

Room 225

Conaway

Room 217

Leichliter

Room 222

Morley

Room 602

First Row: Morning from 7:30-8:15

Middle row: Lunch Room 523

Last row: Afternoon 3:30-4:15

 

Algebra 1

Algebra 2/

Statistics

Geometry/

Calculus

Lunsford

Morley

Leichliter

Conaway

Nelson

 

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