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G e n e rat i o n

Volume#1 Issue #1 February 2012

Fallen Angels - do they belong to the heavens or to the underworld?


GENERATION X

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is the creative youth.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Falling from the sky

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The Ancient Mayan Prophecies

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The Printed Compendium

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Time to play the Game p.16 Good Omens: To Read or not to Read? p.18 2 012: A Conspiracy

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About the writers

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Inside the C’s

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The Literarium

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Entertainment

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G e n e rat i o n is a printed youth magazine and is the brainchild of: Izza Sanchez editor / lay-out artist

Shamsa Libreja Writer

Lionell Trinidad sports editor

Julia Lopez- Pozas cartoonist / writer

Justine Seagan in-charge of fun page

Trixia Reyes

Literary editor

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m o r f g n i l l a y k F s e th An article by: Shamsa Libreja Generation X

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EDUCATION Do you ever wonder if fallen angels really exist? Well, some people say yes and some say no. Let`s start by defining what is an angel?. They sometimes refer to the messengers in heaven or sometimes guardians. Falling angels are described as angels who rebelled against God. When fallen angels are being talked about people always think of “Satan” or Lucifer. According to Wikipedia, Fallen angel is a concept developed in Jewish and Christian thought from interpretation of the Book of Enoch. The actual term fallen angel is not found in either the Hebrew Bible or the New Testament. Christians adopted the concept of fallen angels mainly based on their interpretations of the Book of Revelation Chapter 12. Fallen angels are identified with the Watchers, as well as the angels who are cast down to the earth from the War in Heaven, and ha-satan.

For so many Fallen angels , Satan is the most mentioned one. In the verses Isaiah 14:12-14 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn. You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! ”But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. ’I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High,” On this bible verse we can reflect on how selfish he is. He wants to compete with God and prove to him that he is powerful. Some fallen angels that I have researched was Asmodeus, Sammael, Lilith, Ahriman, Balan, Baliel, and Molloch , these seven are distinguished as his warriors.

But even though Satan has its own warriors the archangels or angels, in heaven, they are continuously fighting to conquer all the evil spirits in the World. And because of the faith the catholics sing, WE can conquer those bad spirits. And when someone asks you if they really do exist, the answer depends on you on what your heart really desires to answer. Always remember our Guardian angel is always there to guide us whatever we do.

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the ancient mayan prophecies An article by: Izza Sanchez Generation X

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The Mayas or Mayans do not speak of the the cataclysmic end of the world, instead, they intricately say that every element changes and the physical being detaches. The only thing that will remain is the spirit and with it comes the journey of evolution toward higher levels.

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It tackles “The Time of No Time”. A period of 20 years which they named “Katun”, it depicts the last years of the 5,125-year sun cycle which is currently from the years 1992 to 2012. The Mayans predicted that during these years, solar winds would be more intense and would be visible on our viewpoint here on Earth. This would signify a great realization and great change for mankind. According to the Mayans, these changes would happen so that mankind comprehends how the universe works so we could advance to superior levels, leaving behind superficial materialism and liberating ourselves from suffering

It says that the answers to the questions of man lies within, that our behavior determines our future. It affirms that humanity finds itself in a moment of fundamental transition toward a new way of perceiving the universe, that the universe and the solar system are receiving a beam of light, energy, and information from the center of the galaxy, and that this is causing an increase in the vibration of the planet and the brain waves and cells of man, placing him in equilibrium with this new frequency, causing enormous changes in his behavior. The second Mayan prophecy shows two paths: one of understanding and tolerance, and one of fear and destruction.In both, man will be sustained with the necessary lessons in achieving evolution of the conscience. This prophecy tells us that humanity is moving toward a new era of harmony and unity, and to reach the peak, we must confront our greatest fears and accept that we are faced with difficult situations in order to learn from them, maintaining peace in any situation which we may experience. No matter how difficult the challenges are, we can maintain and increase our internal energy, producing a state of high vibration and a state of respect for all that exists.

It predicts that we must become aware of the current situation of the planet and the grave influence we have entitled to it through the course of natural history. The processes of industrialization without ecological sensitivity have caused, with its wastes, a general increase in the temperature of the planet. This will be accentuated by increased activity of the sun, caused by the energy received from the center of the galaxy, creating great changes in weather and winds. There will be energy vortexes which will clean the earth’s surface, which are the manifestation of the inconformity of our planet, and of the elemental energies contained in its interior.


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The Fourth Prophecy “points out that the anti-ecological conduct of man and the greater activity by the sun will cause a melting of ice in the poles. It will allow the Earth to clean itself and green itself again, producing changes in the physical composition of the continents of the planet. The Mayans left registers in the Desdre codices that every 117 spins of Venus the sun suffers new alterations, and huge spots or solar wind eruptions appear.�

The Fifth Prophecy says that all systems based on fear, on which this civilization is based, will suffer simultaneously with the planet and man will make a transformation to give way to a new harmonic reality. The systems will fail and man will face himself and in this a need to reorganize society and continue down the path of evolution that will bring him to understand creation. Only one common spiritual road for all humanity that will end all limits established among the many ways to look at God will emerge.

The sixth prophecy points out that in the next years a comet of ice and rock will emerge from the heavens whose trajectory will endanger the existence of humanity. The Mayan culture considers comets as agents of change that came to put into movement the existing equilibrium, allowing the evolution of the collective conscience. For the Mayans ,God is the presence of life, has all shapes and has infinite presence.

In this prophecy it is said that from the year 1999 and until 2002, the light emitted from the center of the galaxy synchronizes all living beings and allows them to voluntarily access an internal transformation that produces new realities. The Mayans mention that every individual has an opportunity to change and break its limitations, with it creating a new way of communicating through thought. It’s predicted that limits will disappear, a new era of transparency and light will begin, the lie will end forever. The last prophecy predicts that spanning from the year 1999 and until 2002, the light emitted from the galactic center will synchronize all the living beings gaining them voluntarily access an in internal transformation that leads to the new realities. They

Although most are paranoid about the end of time, let us take a deep breath to analyze our situation and be one with the world. Meditate with our minds and comprehend with the laws of nature.

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Model: Jeruz Sanchez Photo by: Izza Sanchez Generation X

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TIME TO PLAY THE GAME An article by: Lionell Trinidad Generation X

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FEATURE Last May 5, 2009, the PopCap games launched a tower defense action game which eventually became one of the most played games last 2011. It is a highly addictive game called “Plants vs. Zombies.” The main objective of this game is to prevent the zombies from eating your brains by planting plants that have offensive and defensive capabilities. This game is very exciting especially when the zombies come nearer to your house to pursue their goals. On the other hand, the Rovio Mobile launched a strategic game last December 2009 called “Angry Birds.” The primary objective of this game is to launch the birds using a slingshot to the pigs who stole their eggs. Not only did the game became famous to be played on computers but also, people had created different things related to the game such as stuffed toys, t-shirts and many more. Now that the popularity of those games is slightly fading away, there must be a company creating a much more wonderful game to be played by people of all ages. And truly, we can’t wait anymore for that game to be launched and influence people all over the world.

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Good Omens: To Read or Not to Read? Simply put, the apocalypse has never been funnier. Upon looking intensely at the book cover, Good Omens may seem to be an unusual read. Technically, it is, but the book has more to offer than an interesting design. The story focuses on the 2 characters who were revealed in the beginning of the book; Aziraphale, the angel with the flaming sword who watched over the Garden of Eden, and Crowley, the shape-shifting snake living in the tree of Knowledge Of Good and Evil. The book was made as a spinoff of the highly popular movie, The Omen, and also a combination of the beginning and end of all Creation. In the book, however, things do not go as planned. Aziraphale and Crowley have been living on Earth ever since the beginning of Creation up to the present (which was the 20th Century) and frankly, they loved it. They each had their own lives; Aziraphale, the Angel, was a shy, timid man who lived in a house-slash-bookstore (which he was the manager of -- no one else was employed) wherein he just sat and read all the books in his storage. Whereas Crowley, the not-so Fallen Angel, lived a life of traveling and excitement. They were both content and happy. But there was one problem: the Apocalypse was coming and they knew it. Even worse, they had misplaced the Anti-Christ.

As Aziraphale and Crowley work together to save Earth from its impending doom, they discover things along the way; a (very accurate) book of Prophecies that held all the information of the past, present, and future, including details of the apocalypse, was being held by a local witch; the Anti-Christ (whose name is Adam, ironically) was living a nice, suburban life without having the slightest idea that he would be the cause of billions of peoples death; the 4 Horsemen (actually, 2 men, 1 woman, and some sort of ghost-spirit thing that could be a man) were coming, and they were not happy; a commander and a cadet of the witch-hunting army were on the hunt for the Anti-Christ (and the witch) too; and lastly, no one had a clue about what was about to go down. Craziness and knee-slapping humor ensues in the story as you progress deeper into the book and farther away from getting a good night’s rest. I found the book extremely interesting and absolutely hilarious, as I was an Apocalypse nut (and I still am). The amusing footnotes (contributed by Terry Pratchett) and the whimsical introduction (written by both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) served to mold the whole book into a tiny, underrated masterpiece, if I do say so myself. The English humor provides a fresh perspective on how different American-based humor from theirs. The book is just a bit winding; it goes in fully detailed descriptions of things that do matter, but could be put more simply. All in all, I’d give it an 99% percent for outstanding effort and whimsicality (minus 1 percent because I’m an impatient reader) and for frankly being a very good distraction from my pile of projects and heaps of homework. Sigh.

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A conspiracy Opinion by: Izza Sanchez Generation X

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EDITORIAL

2012: A Conspiracy The Mayans prophesized it, the Hope Indians dedicated their lives studying the end, the famous Nostradamus had various quadrants predicting the end of time and even in the Book of Revelation was it foretold; the second coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture of the human race towards the heavens. The question that rises among many, “Will the world end to its cataclysmic finale on December 21, 2012?” Why is it that this conspiracy and not yet proven study brought millions to the borders of sanity? Most are now preparing their end-of-the-world survival kits and applying special reinforcements to their so called underground and free from destruction bunkers. Plain safety measures for many but ecstatic ridiculousness for most. If the planets do line up, it is only the universe taking its natural course in a unique and majestic way not to be interpreted as a sign of the apocalypse. Yes, the tectonic plates move about half an inch a year but that doesn’t mean it is going to crack and shift the continents to the poles. Mega quakes and super volcanic eruptions may be possible but those are just things that fuel the flames of the borders of True Science and Science Fiction. The silly imagination of people gets sillier by the days as 2012 kicks in and the year starts off. This year might as well serve as a ticking bomb to mass destruction for those end-of-the-world hippies. Let’s face the fact that the end is just a near perception of what can happen in the future. It’s not a phenomenon nor is it a general truth based from a study. It’s time to blink our eyes wide open of what really is happening as panic surges globally. Look at ourselves, people tackling THE END of the world, that of which only the higher one in the heavens can do.

He who “created the beginning and who shall be responsible for the end”. What if the Mayans only tricked us into believing that the world will end, what a great pain in the bottom would it be realizing what their big joke made us do. Even Nostradamus is not that accurate in predicting these things since hundreds of years ago, there was a different line-up of Astronomy and thus, his predictions leading to miscalculations. Whenever the end may be, let us reflect on the very truth that there is someone higher who knows these things. And not even our tiny minds understand the vastness of the universe and the divinity located within. 2012, a weird conspiracy sending chills down the spines of paranoid humans.

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About the writers

Writer (n) - A writer is a person who produces literature or nonfiction, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, articles, or other literary art.

by: Julia Lopez - Pozas

Neil Richard Gaiman (born 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman’s writing has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal and 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work.

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As a child and a teenager, Gaiman read the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Rudyard Kipling. Lord Dunsany and G. K. Chesterton. He later became a fan of science fiction, reading the works of authors as diverse as Alan Moore, Samuel R. Delany, Roger Zelazny, Robert A. Heinlein, H. P. Lovecraft, Thorne Smith, and Gene Wolfe. In the early 1980s, Gaiman pursued journalism, conducting interviews and writing book reviews,

as a means to learn about the world and to make connections that he hoped would later assist him in getting published. He wrote and reviewed extensively for the British Fantasy Society. His first professional short story publication was “Featherquest”, a fantasy story, in Imagine Magazine in May 1984, when he was 24. When waiting for a train at Victoria Station in 1984, Gaiman noticed a copy of Swamp Thing written by Alan Moore, and carefully read it. Moore’s fresh and vigorous approach to comics had such an impact on Gaiman that he would later write;


FEATURE “that was the final straw, what was left of my resistance crumbled. I proceeded to make regular and frequent visits to London’s Forbidden Planet shop to buy comics”.

Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English novelist, known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and In 1984, he wrote his first book, a long-running Discworld series of biography of the band Duran Du- comic fantasy novels. Pratchett’s ran, as well as Ghastly Beyond Be- first novel, The Carpet People, was lief, a book of quotations, with Kim published in 1971, and since his Newman. Even though Gaiman first Discworld novel (The Colour thought he did a terrible job, the of Magic) was published in 1983, book’s first edition sold out very he has written two books a year on quickly. When he went to relinquish average. His latest Discworld book, his rights to the book, he discovered Snuff is the third fastest selling the publisher had gone bankrupt. novel since records began in the After this, he was offered a job by United Kingdom selling 55,000 Penthouse. He refused the offer. copies in the first three days. He also wrote interviews and articles for many British magazines, including Knave. As he was writing for different magazines, some of them competing, and “wrote too many articles”, he sometimes went by a number of pseudonyms: Gerry Musgrave, Richard Grey, “along with a couple of house names”. Gaiman ended his journalism career in 1987 because British newspapers can “make up anything they want and publish it as fact.” In the late 1980s, he wrote Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion in what he calls a “classic English humour” style. Following on from that he wrote the opening of what would become his collaboration with Pratchett has said that to write, Terry Pratchett on the comic novel you must read extensively, both inGood Omens, about the impending side and outside your chosen genre apocalypse. and to the point of “overflow”. He advises that writing is hard work, and that writers must “make grammar, punctuation and spelling a part of your life.” However, Pratchett enjoys writing, regarding its monetary rewards as “an unavoidable consequence”, rather than the reason for writing.

Pratchett’s first two adult novels, The Dark Side of the Sun (1976) and Strata (1981), were both science-fiction, the latter taking place partly on a disc-shaped world. Subsequent to these, Pratchett has mostly concentrated on his Discworld series and novels for children, with two exceptions: Good Omens (1990), a collaboration with Neil Gaiman (which was nominated for both Locus and World Fantasy Awards in 1991), a humorous story about the Apocalypse set on Earth, and Nation (2008), a book for young adults.

“...what was left of my resistance crumbled.”

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INSIDE THE C's An article by: Lionell Trinidad

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Generation X


SPORTS From lay-ups to three point field goals and jump shots to dunks - these things you can witness from the 2007-2008 National Basketball Association Champions, the Boston Celtics. Headed by the Celtics’ head coach Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers, this team became known due to their high energy while playing. Doc Rivers started his coaching career in 1999 with the Orlando Magics. And last 2004, he began coaching the Boston Celtics. And now, background C’s players in NBA regular Rajon Rondo (Point guard) – He was born in Louisville, February 22, 1986. He played as point guard as of 2006. This man is yet, a great man and an and passing the ball to

let‘s have a of some of the the 2011-2012 season. Kentucky in for the Celtics young at age but expert in handling his teammates.

Paul Pierce (Small forward) – He was born in Oakland California and was raised in Inglewood, California. He is a nine time All-Star and was named the 2008 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

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Ray Allen (Shooting Guard) – Walter Ray Allen was born in Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California. He was a military child as he spent his childhood in the Edwards Air Force Base. Last February 10, 2011, Allen broke Reggie Miller’s record of 2,560 in 3-point field goals made. This 36 old man is surely an expert in bagging threes in the court.

Kevin Garnett (Power Forward) – KG was born in Greenville, South Carolina Defensive Player of the Year in the 2007-2008 season. He Boston Celtics since 2007 and a specialist jumpers. The Boston Celtics surely have the best have charisma in playing with their team2012 NBA regular season opens, they will and put more effort in practices as they aim Championship.

and became the NBA was a member of the in hitting mid-range players. They always mates. As the 2011surely work hard for their next NBA

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The Literarium

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featuring :

Robert FROST Robert Frost (1874-1963), four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, teacher and lecturer wrote many popular and oft-quoted poems including “After Apple-Picking”, “The Road Not Taken”, “Home

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The Road not taken

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My november guest

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,

Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to list: She’s glad the birds are gone away, She’s glad her simple worsted grady Is silver now with clinging mist.

And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.

The desolate, deserted trees, The faded earth, the heavy sky, The beauties she so ryly sees, She thinks I have no eye for these, And vexes me for reason why.

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Not yesterday I learned to know The love of bare November days Before the coming of the snow, But it were vain to tell he so, And they are better for her praise.


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PAN WITH US Pan came out of the woods one day,-His skin and his hair and his eyes were gray, The gray of the moss of walls were they,-And stood in the sun and looked his fill At wooded valley and wooded hill. He stood in the zephyr, pipes in hand, On a height of naked pasture land; In all the country he did command He saw no smoke and he saw no roof. That was well! and he stamped a hoof. His heart knew peace, for none came here To this lean feeding save once a year Someone to salt the half-wild steer, Or homespun children with clicking pails Who see so little they tell no tales. He tossed his pipes, too hard to teach A new-world song, far out of reach, For sylvan sign that the blue jay’s screech And the whimper of hawks beside the sun Were music enough for him, for one.

Good Hours I had for my winter evening walk-No one at all with whom to talk, But I had the cottages in a row Up to their shining eyes in snow. And I thought I had the folk within: I had the sound of a violin; I had a glimpse through curtain laces Of youthful forms and youthful faces. I had such company outward bound. I went till there were no cottages found. I turned and repented, but coming back I saw no window but that was black. Over the snow my creaking feet Disturbed the slumbering village street Like profanation, by your leave, At ten o’clock of a winter eve.

Times were changed from what they were: Such pipes kept less of power to stir The fruited bough of the juniper And the fragile bluets clustered there Than the merest aimless breath of air. They were pipes of pagan mirth, And the world had found new terms of worth. He laid him down on the sun-burned earth And raveled a flower and looked away-Play? Play?--What should he play?

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