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“Talk about a real life wicked world”

The wicked witch of the west may no longer exist, but South Florida now has its own version namely, Irma who’s roaring her ugly head and determined to wipe us out of existence, one ding dong at a time (just kidding, or am I).  People are climbing all over each other for gas, water, coal bricks, kiddie litter, dry ice, and even Bleach, but come on people “Laundry detergent, seriously” what are these people thinking?  What do they intend to do with it, blow bubbles in the wind or turn the Atlantic Ocean into one giant bubble bath!  It’s like they’ve never seen a Hurricane before, I’ve even witnessed an almost fist fight break out over someone cutting the checkout line in the local Walmart, I mean really, what is this state coming to, seriously people are we adults or children!

-Sandy Trager

 

Hurricanes have been a part of Florida since people have been in it. Yes, Irma is huge and slightly scary, but we shouldn’t be treating it like Armageddon.

Any Florida native will tell you that Hurricanes are some of the most bonding time for the people of this peninsula. The blackout after the hurricane is when block parties are thrown, and when grills are started. Family and friends come together and talk even if it’s by candlelight.

 

This is the first Cat-five (now cat-four) Hurricane we’ve had in a while it’s still no reason to kill each other over a loaf of bread. All we really have to do is put up our shutters and prepare, not fight on the floor of a Home Depot Store.

-Ana Cedeno.

Student at Broward College for the past five years, first enrolled on Davie's Central Campus learning Physical Therapy for two years than, transferring to Coconut Creeks North campus for the last three years, now majoring in Early Childhood / Developmental Education. Spent first year with Her campus Broward as Outreach Director, former president of self-entitled campus friendship club, Sammy's Buddy Brigade, member of the Campus Science Club, and a Broward County local student Ambassador with Best Buddies International. Winner of the Sammy's award for most charity work within the community, and now Vice President of Her Campus Broward. I hope to soon be working at Junior Achievement with the elementary and middle school children, in order to have a well rounded experience! The hope is to one day work with and teach children who have special needs such as myself! Biggest belief and philosophy of life is that, no matter what anyone says you can't accomplish in life, I am living proof that anything is possible! Having ADHD, high functioning Autism, and medical conditions such as Scoliosis, helps me to understand special needs children on a level that very few people can! It is this very knowledge that led me to choose Teaching as my chosen profession. Now at age 42, and more than 55% on the way to getting an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, I hope to become an Assistant Teacher within the next year or so. We hope that this true life story will inspire others to never give up either, no matter what anybody says, or tells you, that you can't do, the only one who can truly hold you back is "YOU".
Ana Cedeno is a journalism major and campus correspondent for Broward College. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, she immigrated to the United States when she was twelve years old and continued her education in the sunny, politically contradictory, swamp state of Florida. She has since been published by both her college newspaper and the online grassroots journalism publication Rise Miami News. A fan of literature since age 6, she's an enthusiast of language and making her opinion known, while still hearing out the other side and keeping an open mind for growth.
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