Hurricane Sandy hit hard in October, destroying homes and leaving people without power for weeks. New York’s Staten Island drew a very bad hand during sandy. The storm led to massive flooding and extensive damage there. Sandy didn’t just wipe out homes – it took lives, as well. Days after Sandy struck, for example, police found the bodies of two Staten Island boys, ages 2 and 4, who were snatched from their mother when waves of water crashed into them, according to news reports. But amid all the destruction, Islanders assisted their fellow New Yorkers. Those not affected as much rushed to help others evacuate their homes. Some took in victims. Endless food supplies were donated to shelters. Although Sandy claimed the lives of more than 20 Islanders, what the storm didn’t take was the survivors’ warm hearts. They stood strong while catering to those in need. That shows whom we are as a nation – loving and caring even in our darkest days.
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Levi’s has a huge selection of jeans. They have jeans that are skinny and jeans that are wider and jeans that can show off a woman’s curves. The stitching is strong -- so you can wash them multiple times without worry. Prices can run as high as the $100 range, but they last long and will fit you perfectly. With Delia’s jeans, you can go from boot cut to low rise, from coral colored to orange blossom. For a $39.50 pair of Union Jack skinny jeans online, they offer an option to buy one and get another half off. American Eagle jeans have multiple styles, from studded to skinny and a wild pair of paisleys that can be had online for $49.99. Out of all three jeans, I would recommend the Delia’s. Multiple styles, nice fit, good price. Delia's jeans are the ones you'll fall in love with.
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Teenage girls love to get their nails done. Not all of them wear fake nails, but recently there has been a re-occurrence of long acrylics. There are so many choices. Do you wear your nails round? Cut them square? Go exotic and get them clawed? “I prefer rounded tips because they are easier to use and they feel like natural nails,” says Erica Imoisi, 16, from the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science. Rounded tips are the more tame look. They give off the illusion of being softer and less noticeable. They’re well kempt and make your hands look thinner. Erika Holloway, 17, from the O’Bryant, says she tried squared tips but switched back to round ones. These girls like to look conservative and urban at the same time. Summer Arnold-Scott, 16, from the O’Bryant, prefers to have her tips squared with a little rounding at the corners. She has tried claw-tip nails in the past, she says. “But they were ugly and they weren’t for me,” she says. Not everyone is comfortable with claws. While squared tips are classic and traditional, claws are more extreme.
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Hijab: Why I don't wear It
I’m a believer. I practice Islam every day. I pray. I speak of Allah. I read the Quran. However, I don’t wear the Hijab, which symbolizes modesty. As a believer, it is inadmissible to do something that has to do with God just because people are forcing you. Wearing the hijab is a request from God himself -- not from your parents or anyone else. I believe that it is much more important to do it for you and for your God because, at the end of the day, when we die, everyone is going to lie alone in different tombs. I never grew up wearing the hijab. Up until I turned 12, my parents never said anything about it. Why should I suddenly start wearing it? It’s almost like going outside without clothing -- you are not comfortable doing it. Several years from now, when I’m married let’s say, I’ll probably change my mind because I will feel mentally ready to choose to wear it. I won’t have my mom and dad wanting me to put it on – only myself and my God.
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