It was the year 2050 and everyone seemed worried about the project of High water. It had been five years since the High water company launched their project, and some people loved it. The project was a robot named Bobby. This project came out because most of the kids were wasting their time using their phone or playing video games, so they weren’t spending time with their family. High water company made the name of the robot Bobby, because they believed the kids would like it. The robot could teach the kids how to spend time with their family, but they didn’t explain the real intention they had with these robots. They decided to charge the robot for 50,000 dollars, so the rich and middle class people could give the robot to their kids. It all started when the kids got the robots. Everything seemed awesome, but a minute later the robot was out of control, and started treating the kids badly. They told them to be disrespectful with their parents, like not listening to their parents. The kids didn’t do their homework, and were also bad in school.
 Dondre lived in Atlanta, GA, where the kids had a lot advantages with technology such as computers and software, and their parents had a lot of money. He was friends with every kid in the neighborhood, but he had one close to him.
 Dondre tried to call his best friend. 
“Hey, yo Rigo. It’s me Dondre.”
“What’s good bro,” said Rigo.
“Bro is your Bobby robot acting weird?” asked Dondre.
“Yup bro, he been saying bad things that I need to do,” Rigo responded.
“Damn bro I thought that it was my Bobby robot only!” Dondre said.
“Dondre bro I’m a little scared about this robot,” Rigo said.
Dondre got worried and said, “Rigo, don’t be scared, we will figure out how to stop this mean and nasty robot!”
“How are we gonna do that, Dondre?” asked Rigo. 
“Chill out bro! Can we meet at 11:00 am in our secret place?” responded Dondre. 
“Ok bro I’ll be there,” said Rigo
They met in the library where they had a secret room. The robots couldn’t go in the library because that was only for human beings. Dondre and Rigo thought that they needed to know more about the robots. They started to research on the web. The High water company didn’t have a clear purpose on their website, so they were confused and started wondering more. They were thinking of hacking the company, because they didn’t understand the intention that High water company had with these robots.
Dondre’s grandfather created a software called Triple x, which can hack almost anything. Dondre knew where his grandfather had saved this software in Dondre’s house. He went to his house to get the software, and Rigo stayed to check if anybody got in.  Dondre got the software, went to the library, and then started to hack the company. Still at 12:00 pm they were trying to hack the web of High water company, and when they finally got in they found out the purpose the company had. The purpose was to control the kids, and get all of their attention, and steal the passwords of the parents’ money, so the robot could steal the money.
 Dondre and Rigo realized that this was a crime that the company had tried to do with these robots, so they were thinking about how to solve this misdemeanor. Everytime Dondre saw the robot who told him bad things, he thought about how happy he had been, playing video games, before these robots changed his life.  
 It was 1:00 pm, and Rigo’s robot tried to enter to the library. Then he saw nobody was at the back door of the library, and he took advantage of that and got in. The robot started to search for Rigo, slowly, because anybody could see him in the library, and it was not allowed for the robots to enter in. He saw an old door and he went closer to the door and heard Dondre’s voice, and then Rigo’s voice, so he stayed quiet and listened to what they were saying against the High water company. He realized that they had discovered the plan of the company.
“Hello, it’s robot 23,” said the robot.
“I told you very clearly that you can’t call me,” responded the boss.
“I know but we gotta problem! The kid I have, he and his friend have found out our plan,” said the robot.
“Give to them a fright so they stop looking at us,” ordered the boss.
“Got it,” the robot said. 
The robot broke the door where Rigo and Dondre were, and then tried to stop them. He said to them, “Rigo, and Rigo’s friend, stop doing that or I will hurt you guys.”
Rigo and Dondre got scared so they ran away to Dondre’s house, and they hid in Dondre’s room under the bed. They were so nervous about what the robot could do to them. The robot came to Dondre’s house asking for them, and Dondre’s mother said, “I didn’t see them enter but let me check.” The mother checked the house and Dondre’s room and she didn’t see anybody. “Hey, there is nobody here,” said Dondre’s mother to Rigo’s robot. The robot went away to Rigo’s house.
Dondre and Rigo didn’t know what to do, so Rigo said, “so what’s next Dondre! Now my robot tried to hurt us because we are doing something against them.” 
“I don’t know Rigo, let me think.” 
“We don’t have much time,” said Rigo.
“I got one idea. What if we hack the robot and then deactivate them!” said Dondre.
“How are we going to do that?” asked Rigo.
“Listen to me. Call your robot and I will call mine. When they come here, we are going to yell that we are in the basement. When they get here, close the door and wait until they run out of charge,”  Dondre responded.
“Let’s do it,” said Rigo.
The robots went to the house. The robot entered the basement and was looking for them. At that time, the robots realized it was a trap. At that moment, Rigo and Dondre closed the door on them. It was 4:30 pm and the robots didn’t have enough battery, so Rigo and Dondre went down to the basement with the computer to hack the robots, and saw them down on the floor. They started to hack; they put a cable on the back of the robot, but they couldn’t do it. The software that they had didn’t work to hack the robots that way.
 They were worried about it, and they entered the High water website again to look for information on the robots. Then they saw a button that said “destroy the project for emergences,” so they clicked on that, but they needed a code. Dondre and Rigo were looking for the code, opening everything on the web, but they didn’t see anything. Then Rigo got an idea to check the robots and see if they could find something about the code. After 5 min, they saw a lot messy cables with different colors, and one that they couldn’t see well, with a red light blinking. Rigo started to get curious and he got magnifying glass to see this little thing, and he saw a numbers that could be the code. They put the code in the computer, and got access to hack the robot. When they finally finished hacking the robots they were jumping, laughing and clashing their hands. Dondre went to his father.
 “I need to tell you something Dad. The robot that you gave me told me bad things that I needed to do, like trying to get the password where you save some of the money that you bring home,”  said Dondre.
“I’m not in the mood for jokes now Dondre! Why would the robot want the password? That doesn’t make any sense,” responded Dondre’s father.
“Let me show you why Dad! Look their website: it says here that they want to steal our money! I’m not lying Dad.” 
             “Ummm I will call our lawyer.”
       Dondre’s father met with his lawyer and saw how bad the situation was. They found out they could make a report to High water company for trying to steal. It was 6:00 pm, and Dondre’s father went to the police and made a report against High water. After 1 hour, the FBI went to the High water company and started a investigation about the accusations. The FBI took 2 hours and found evidence against High water. After that, the FBI arrested the owner of the High water. Dondre’s father was proud of him and his friend Rigo for being brave and discovering this extortion, so Dondre’s father called Dondre to tell him something.
               “I want to say something to you son! I feel so proud of you, and that makes me understand that you are growing up very well,” said Dondre’s father.
                Dondre smile and said, “Thank you Dad, it’s good that you know I’m not a baby boy anymore!”
               Dondre’s father responded, “I’m sorry son for thinking that the robot could teach you how spend time with us! But I realized that the responsibility is ours. As your parents, we need to spend more time with you son.” 
                Dondre said, “It is not time to have regrets Dad! We will spend more fun and important time together.”

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You know how the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. However, April showers can also bring long, gray days when you’re trapped inside the house, and after one of the rainiest winters on record, no one wants any more of those. Luckily, our staff writers have all figured out how to beat rainy day boredom—here’s their advice.

I sleep in bed for probably more than is considered healthy for a person. I don't know what is is about the rain that makes it so soothing, but I'm pretty sure it's hypnotic. Although the adventurous side of me would love to sprint across the slippery grass in the warm summer rain, another part of me just wants to cuddle up in a fuzzy blanket on the couch and simply look outside. -Tiffany Cespedes

I take a nice, warm shower and get myself all relaxed, wrap a towel around my hair, get into some comfy and oversized clothes and peacefully sip my coffee like I don't have a care in the world. -Ameerah Dada

Go on an adventure! 
Make sure to put on a classic raincoat and galoshes combo, paired with a clear umbrella, maybe even a bucket hat. Then, head out when it’s still drizzling and meet up with a friend. You can walk around the city together, headed nowhere in particular, and maybe head inside for coffee and tea when the rain gets to be too much. Sit by the window, people watching and talking. Look at all the dogs that pass by and try and name them. Have an existential crisis or two. Go to a bookstore and pick up random novels and reading whatever page you open up, or head to an antique shop and make up stories as to how pieces ended up there. And once the day comes to an end, head your separate ways and sleep to the sounds of rain hitting your roof and laughter still echoing in your head. -Mariella Murillo

...Or not.
I would definitely NOT go outside because I HATE going inside of a dry area all weak and feeling soggy. It's just so disgusting and makes me feel uncomfortable. There isn't really any place I go in the rain except the mall. The mall is the only place I'd be happy to go to on a rainy day. -Gabrielle Bolden

Get contemplative.
Is there a word for raindrops pattering down a window? I'm not sure, but what better time to look for one than while watching the rain slide down the window of an MBTA car? A rainy day is the perfect time to take all of the MBTA lines while searching for words to describe these experiences. Is there a word for the surreal experiences caused by rain? For the inspiration that the pluvial weather causes? I suggest reading a large book of foreign poetry to compete with the kid on the red line who likes to read about astrophysics on a rainy day. Before they get off, ask them for their favorite astrophysics fact, then respond with your favorite poetic line about the rain. Make sure to slip in the word “petrichor,” the smell of rain on grass, to make sure they know you're a free spirit. When they leave, stare picturesquely out the window and ponder the fleetingness of human connections, as fragile as drops of rain on an MBTA window. -Masha Leyfer

Catch up on your Netflix queue. 
I'm really into a show on Netflix called “Lucifer.” Watching that while the gray light hits the window while I can hear the rain and wind is like heaven for me. “Lucifer” is not too loud and not too quiet; it has just the right amount of suspense and action in it to be relaxing and exciting at the same time. -Ameerah Dada

My ideal rainy day situation is to cuddle with my boo and watch TV, and maybe take a stroll along the Charles River. -Amy Aguilar    

Lean in to the dark atmosphere. 
My ideal way to spend a rainy Boston afternoon is to wander the city in search of the perfect spot to sulk.  Shady trees, in the glow of convenient street lights, even just in the middle of Copley. I will stand, eyes down, fists clenched, rain flowing through my freshly gelled hair, down my face, eventually becoming lost in the sea of my tears. I use the dark energies gathered by my rain-soaked brood sessions to conjure up the most powerful, most legendary, dare I say even most life-changing of... bad puns. Then I get Shake Shack and read. -Jacob Downey
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Suppose you want to impress your date tonight. Red roses are the go to on a date night. You’re nervous, hands are clammy, your hair keeps sticking up in odd places and you KNOW you gelled it down. You have thirty minutes until you’re supposed to be at your dinner location. But first—flowers. 
Stepping into the flower shop, plants are blooming in unexpected places. 
The walls, floors and even the door has plants curling around it. Hurrying up to the florist, you ask “Can I have a bouquet of red roses?”
But why red roses? Why not blue hydrangeas, her favorite color? Red roses are widely known as the “symbol of love” around the world. Every year on Valentine’s Day, convenience stores are a violent shade of red, red roses are printed on cardboard boxes.
Victorians are the ones who originally hosted the flower exchange party, the OG’s. In Victorian era Britain (1837-1901—the years that Victoria was Queen), bouquets with various plants held meaning, and so one who had romantic inclination toward another would send a bouquet, expecting one in return with a response. Let's have a moment of silence for those who never got a response, a harsh left on read at 5:49 p.m. Bouquets weren’t limited to romance though—enemies would send each other bouquets full of basil to signify their hate for each other. Yellow roses, are arguably a powerful flower, meaning infidelity. Imagine the horror of being sent a yellow bursting bouquet from your partner! Unfortunate. So this spring, head to your local flower shop, smell the flowers, prance past the red petals and give a unique bouquet to your mom, dad, dog and friend (if they aren’t allergic).

Agapanthus: love letter
This flower, native to South Africa, is defined as “love letter.” Its name is derived from the Greek term agap, which means love, and anthos, meaning flower. A pretty blue color, use this flower when writing a love letter, and press it into the pages for a unique touch. 

Poinsettia: be of good cheer
A classic christmas flower, named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, who brought the flower from Mexico in 1828, this flower is the epitome of christmas. I vaguely remember learning how to perfect painting a red poinsettia back in elementary school, and hanging mine on the student artwork board, one of my proudest moments. You don’t have to wait till christmas to break out this flower—gift it to someone who needs a smile.

Purple Hyacinth: please forgive me
 The namesake of this flower is after Hyacinthus, a pretty young spartan prince, who was both adored by Apollo, the sun god and Zephyr, the wind god. Zephyr spotted Apollo and Hyacinthus having a game of discus, and in his jealous rage, blew the discus back, and it then striked Hyacinthus at the head, killing him. Out of his blood, the first hyacinth flower grew. Gift this flower to one who you’ve wronged, in hopes of forgiveness. 

Heather: protection  
The only reason why I chose to discuss this flower is because of the movie, Heathers. A favorite movie of mine, if someone told me to guess this flower’s meaning I would’ve said “revenge” or “regret,” as Heather Duke becomes the new clique leader. Aside from the movie, this flower, I assume, should ward off the evil eye, or keep one in good health from illness. You could also use this flower to say “I will protect you,” or “I ask for protection.” 

Myrtle: love
If you’ve read the “Harry Potter” series, you obviously know who Moaning Myrtle is. Killed by a Basilisk in the series, she lives as an immortal ghost in an abandoned bathroom, wailing and crying her eyes out. Desperate to be emphasized and loved, she floats throughout the castle, spreading gossip. Apart from morose “Harry Potter” characters, this flower carries a simple meaning, and is synonymous with a red rose. It isn’t as well known, but if you want a subtle way to say “I love you,” add some myrtle to your bouquet.

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The woman with brown eyes,
you see her, 
but all she sees are your lies. 
Your heart beating out of your chest 
and sweat falling off your palms 
because you’re trying to be someone you’re not and in doing so you’ll become your own enemy. When this war is done,  
your insecurities will eat you alive, 
and keep you separated 
from your heart. 
How can I love you, 
when all I know is your mask? 
How does one love a mask, 
the man with the lost eyes. 
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Have you ever 
just been in a state of loneliness 
but you’d rather deal with the pain 
that comes to surface occasionally 
when all you want is companionship, 
rather than seek for another’s heart
because people also bring loneliness and pain and
if I can’t deal with my own 
how can I deal with yours 

Crazy part is 
I know how to heal your pain and loneliness 
I just can’t heal my own 
I guess that’s what happens 
when you look at life 
through a two way mirror— 
you can’t see yourself, 
but rather, the world that surrounds you.
I live life by analyzing, 
observing everything around me. 
But the day 
I can look through the mirror 
and see myself, will be the day 
I’m no longer in the state of loneliness, 
but a state of bliss.

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