Monday, December 16, 2013

Instagram Straight Flexin'

Do you use Instagram? If so, what degree do you identify with the ideas described in the article?

I do use Instagram but I don't put much thought and care into the photos I post like some of the people in the article. I just make sure I keep my profile clean as if my mom would be seeing it. I just put whatever I like on there.

  • The article quotes David Coggins, who says he doesn’t think people should post “trophies,” or photos of expensive things or places few people get to visit. What is your take on this suggestion?
I really don't think it's a problem posting those types of things because if those people can afford expensive things and go places others can't then they should be able to post about it. It makes that person unique and they shouldn't have to worry about what other people think.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Old People 👴👵

  • Do you agree with the author that “adding years to a life doesn’t necessarily make it any fuller?”
    I do agree with the author about this statement because someone lived longer doesn't mean that their life was any more full compared to someone who lived to age 40. I say this because the older you get the more your body starts shutting down or working against you therefore you have less freedom to do what you want. Now this isn't true for all old people but a lot of them end up with their kids or special workers taking care of them, bathing them, changing their diapers. So by dying earlier it doesn't mean you didn't live a full life. 
    • How long would you want to live, if you could choose your life span?
      Personally I'd like to live as long as I could so I can grace people with my presence and share my knowledge and wisdom with the younger generation. But if I were to live really long I'd want to stay in shape so I could be mobile and still do everyday tasks because I wouldn't want someone doing all those things for me. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Opening Moment #2

Google to remove Maps image of slain teen

Friday, November 8, 2013

When Do Pranks Become Bullying

  • When do pranks cross the line to become bullying?
    Pranks cross the lines to bullying when other people are psychically or emotionally being harmed due to the nature of the prank. In the case of the two football players Jonathan Martin was emotionally being harmed from some of the things being said to him therefore it has gone on too long. Pranks shouldn't turn into harmful things, they should just be done for a few laughs.
    • Have you ever been the victim of a prank that felt more hurtful than funny?
      I can honestly say I've never been a victim of a prank that that felt more hurtful than funny. This is coming from a kid who got milk dumped over his head in middle school. I cannot relate to what Jonathan Martin is feeling because I've never been a victim of such a harmful prank. 
      • Have you ever committed a prank that might have crossed a line? Did you apologize or feel regretful?
        I have committed a prank that may have crossed the line but I never actually hurt anyone. I didn't call anyone names, I didn't physically hurt anyone. The person honestly just took it too far and got pretty heated about it. I did apologize but the person didn't accept my apology but I don't feel regretful for the prank. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Social Media

If someone chooses to get a type of social media then they are putting themselves out there for the world to see. Whether they choose to make those social medias private, so others cannot see is up to them. Personally I think the school has some right to monitor what the students are doing but only if it's on one of their devices they choose to hand out to their students. Like our school has the right to take our iPads and search through them which they choose to do quite frequently with some of our students. But what the students choose to do outside of school is their own choice and whether those choices are bad then that's their own fault. The school shouldn't be snooping through their stuff because it's an invasion of the students privacy. At school they have the right to do that but outside of school is taking it too far.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creativity In School

Freeport High School gives you some oppurtunities to be creative but not many. Because unless you're into drama and participate in the school play you're very limited on what you can be creative with. Sure we offer classes like creative writing but even in those classes the teachers are still telling you what to write about and what to base your paper off. I understand that we're in school and you're going to be told what to do but students should have some freedom. We offer so many art classes because our school focuses on the arts so much, but you teachers are still telling you what you have to draw, yeah sure you can pick what to draw but that's based off what the teacher is telling you to do. I understand the teachers have a job to do but if you're taking an art class you should be able to be as creative as you want. You're still not being all that creative. Just because we have the iPads doesn't mean we're being creative, most kids use it for school and games. So here at the Freeport students have some ways to be creative but on a very limited scale. I may be wrong but that's just my point of view.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Opening Moment

Hornets sting 19 people to death in China

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Interview Strategies

When interviewing someone I think that it should be interesting and fun, not boring and dull. The questions have to be open ended that way the person being interviewed cannot answer with one or two words. A good question would require the person being interviewed to respond with either a lengthy answer. The questions asked should be thought out and interesting. No one wants to read a paper or watch an interview that has boring questions and boring answers. In some situations when the time is right I think there can be some humor involved in the interview but only when it's the appropriate time. Sometimes humor can lighten the mood and make things less awkward if it's a tense situation. That's what I think goes into a good interview question.

Friday, September 13, 2013

What Is Journalism To Me?

Journalism is a lot of things, whether in the form of a newspaper, magazine, book, online blog or any other form of writing. It plays a role in our everyday lives, bringing us news from across the world, bringing us all th scores of our favorite sports teams and many more things. There is both good and bad journalism. Good journalism in my mind is truthful, well written piece of writing and bad journalism would be all of those gossip magazines. A good portion of the time those articles are all false and feed the public a bunch of lies. I don't necesarrily see journalism being a big part of my life because that isn't the career path I want to pursue. I do not follow any specific journalists. In this class I'm interested in learning about how the whole newspaper system works and how they go about making a newspaper and getting the whole newspaper together and what is considered agood piece of writing.