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Chicago was founded in the late 1770's by Jean Baptiste Point Du Suble. He is a French, African American man from Hati, who created this beautiful city. In 1795 the Fort Dearborn, which is a street today, was then burned down to the ground by Native Americans in 1812 and then built back up but then torn down again in 1857. In 1847, the Lake Michigan was created between Michigan and Illinois border. In the year of 1851, the Chicago Fire was created by a woman milking a cow and the cow causing chaos by knocking over the milk that made the fire spread, which burned all the land of Chicago because the sidewalks and streets were made out of wood. This city has many creations from many hints that have happened throughout the years from when Chicago was created until now.
What Chicago Means To Me
Chicago means many things to me. I've lived here all my life for 15 years. Chicago is one of the most exciting and shocking place to live and have a good time. You can go to many places here to have fun; theirs Downtown, the Navy Pier, the beach, many amazing restaurants, old and new, many clothes stores, the movies, many more wonderful places to just relax and have a good time. There's so much chaos here but that's what make Chicago known and special.
The person I am going to be interviewing today is one of my best friends here at Josephinum Academy. This amazing friends' name is Marissa; she speaks her own mind and helps everyone as much as she can. She’s’ nice, funny honest and is always a good friend who is always by your side no matter what.
Tamara: Hi, ok, have you lived here in Chicago all your life?
Marissa: Well I was born and raised here, I was here... I had preschool here and then I was up here until second grade and then I left because my mom got married to my step father, Robert, and then we moved to Aurora and then I was there throughout all of elementary school and half of middle school and I left in the summer before eighth grade, so basically yes and no.
Tamara: Ok, How did you feel when you first moved here to Chicago for the first time?
Marissa: Well, I was born here as you know and when I came back I was not aware of my surroundings because I’ve been gone for so long and I was just uncomfortable you know with meeting new people and seeing new people.
Tamara: Ok, what do you like about it?
Marissa: What do I like about Chicago?
Marissa: I like everything about Chicago, my whole life, the start of my life was here and I had a lot of experiences here. I’ve had a lot of setbacks here, but that only made me stronger. I like everything really.
Tamara: What inspires you to live here?
Marissa: Everything inspires me, school, coming to school inspires me, my grandma inspires me one of my biggest inspirations of living here because I want to be with her and she's actually the first person to actually love me for who I am and that’s why I like living here in Chicago.
Tamara: Would you live here all your life?
Marissa: It depends because with college, I might go to a school that is out of the state or out of Chicago. It's good to be out of your surroundings and being in new surroundings because you get to experience new things. If you stay in one place all your life, you’re not going to get anywhere that’s why people have setbacks, that’s why people you know get past their limits and if you don’t get past your limits, where you gonna be in life?
Tamara: Ok, what do you think about the gun and gang violence here in Chicago?
Marissa: Oh… Good question. The gun and gang violence needs to stop, I mean we’re all supposed to be a community and as of right now even families are going against each other. I don't like gang violence because you always have to watch for your surroundings and I'm not saying that if there was no gun violence, you wouldn't always have to watch your surroundings but its a little bit more than usual. I mean even a couple of days ago my grandma would not let me go outside because a certain situation that involved Chicago and my personal life and it’s just sad to think how Chicago has changed through the years and you never know if tomorrow or today is going to be your last day by the gun violence.
Tamara: So what would you do about the gun and gang violence if you had the power to stop it?
Marissa: There’s really nothing you can do, it’s all unknown, free will, I mean, if I was in charge and trying to make it you know stop, I would try and protest but if I protest now it might make the situation bigger than it already is.
Tamara: Ok, what are some fun interesting things you like here in Chicago?
Marissa: Navy Pier, people just screaming at themselves on the street… Yes, yes. There’s a lot of fun and crazy things that I do in Chicago, there’s a lot.
Tamara: Thank you.
Marissa: Thank you and you’re welcome.
Chicago Transportation Authority
The thing here in Chicago is that CTA, Chicago Transportation Authority, is not always a good transportation choice for the citizens who love here in Chicago. I take the CTA everywhere I go. When Im on my way to school sometimes I arrive there late because the CTA does not come on time like it's supposed to. It makes myself and the citizens of Chicago late for wherever their going. The CTA also makes people have a bad day at times, because of their attitudes with the people who ride the bus or train. One day I was on the bus going to school. Normally it's always crowded every morning because kids are going to school and the adults are going to work. Meanwhile, the bus was so crowded the bus driver missed a stop that a woman and her two kids wanted to get off at and the woman cussed the bus driver out saying that he or she missed their stop, they then got off. this has happened multiple times times on the 47 Western bus, 49 North, and also the 9 Ashland bus. Taking any number bus is not a god transportation choice. Chicago, and it's bus drivers, should try and make more positive experiences for the riders.
Snapchat VS. WhatsApp
Snapchat has been a worldwide social app for everyone who loves social media. Citizens here in Chicago, who live here, love it! Snapchat is an upgraded social app that let's users send text messages, picture or videos with captions, and video chat. Many young teens and young adults mostly use it to send their friends and/or family videos and pictures but only for 10 seconds or less. The people who download and use Snapchat love it because it's upgraded and the Snapchat company loves it as well. According to Snapchat Company, "The app is believed to have more than 30 million monthly users". WatsApp on the other hand is stating that their better than Snapchat. WatsApp is a messaging app that let's users send videos, pictures, and voice messages any length; with Snapchat you can send videos but only 10 seconds of length. According to the WatsApp, "Most notable of which is WhatsApp, a messaging app that has more than 450 million users around the world".