Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Climate Change

— How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
We haven't learned about the climate change all that much in school, personally I take environmental science and we haven't talked about it much in that class either. So the whole idea and facts about climate change being taught or learned in school are very slim.

— How compelling do you find this most recent report to be?
It's pretty compelling because it goes to show that global warming is a real thing and it's actually happening. Lots of people just think it's a bunch of lies and theories but scientists have proved that the earth is in fact experiencing global warming. So I definitely think this article compelling because it really talks about what is happening and what we need to do to slow down the whole process or at least try to do.

— How much does the topic concern you in general? Why?
Personally the topic doesn't concern me all that much. Obviously it's a problem that needs to be resolved but it's not something that I think about. There's problems that affect me more directly that I worry about, therefore I don't concern myself with the climate change. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Opening Moment

Guinness pulls out of St. Patrick's Day parade
http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/16/pf/guinness-parade/

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sororities 🍻🍺

-- Do you want to join a fraternity or sorority? Why or why not?

I personally don't want to join a fraternity because they seem kind of stupid. Even though they are supposed to promote 'brotherhood' I feel that you don't need to join a sorority to create bonds with people. Since I will most likely attend the University of Maine Orono I will know a lot of people who I already have bonds with and therefore I have no reason to join a sorority. 

— What do you think fraternities could do to police themselves? Is what Sigma Alpha Epsilon doing enough?
To polic themselves sororities could take the pledging down a notch because some of the things the kids have to do is a bit extreme and sometimes result in death. It doesn't seem like the sigma alpha epsilon is doing a whole lot to police their sorority

— What do you think of the argument the student in this excerpt makes — that rituals like pledging build the most committed members of the organization? What are some of the positive things fraternities do?
I do think the student makes a valid argument because the students that are willing to go through a lot of hazing when they pledge are the most committed. It shows they truly want to join that sorority, but whether or not they want to join just to party or actually create a brotherhood we don't know. Either way it shows that those students are committed. According to Ms. Leavitt some of the positive things sororities do is they give back to the community. Other than that I don't know anything positive they do, some people might think them throwing huge parties are positive. 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thumbnail Editorials

Weather in Maine- the weather in Maine absolutely sucks, it's cold the majority of the year! And we get several snowstorms during the winter. Then when it's not cold it rains all the time, it seems like there's only a few times throughout the year when the weather is at a happy medium.

Reality tv- reality tv is incredibly dumb, it's usually just a bunch of rich snobby people swearing at each other about guys or girls. Not all shows should be educational but by watching these shows I think you lose brain cells.

Spending a lot of money on prom- spending money on prom isn't fun, I've done it and just to rent a tuxedo it's ridiculous how much you need to spend, but at the end of the night if you have a great time  with your date then it's worth it. I don't think you should spend a lot of money if you don't have a date because who are you trying to impress?

Facebook- Facebook is definitely losing its interest over time, other social media websites are gaining more popularity. It was really cool at first as a younger kid but now I just use it to contact people that I don't have their phone number. As an old person I think it will be cool again so I can reconnect with people from my past.

Lying- lying isn't a good thing and it sucks being lied to, if more people would just be honest then the world be a better place. Nowadays it seems like everyone lies, you constantly see in the news that there was this scandal or that scandal about some celebrity lying. People should start doing it a whole lot less.

Plastic/cosmetic surgery- I don't see anything wrong with plastic surgery because if someone is unhappy about their body and they want to change it then by all means they should. If it will make them happy in the long run than they should have the procedure, because if they choose to do it they know all the risks that come with it.

School lunch- school lunch is terrible, the food is gross and way too expensive. You pay a lot of money for barely any food and if it's bad than you're out of luck. That's why I always bring my own lunch from home because I control whatever I want to eat.

Senior privileges- senior privileges are definitely sweet to have and they should keep them just how they are because if you are a senior than you should be able to get a little bit of special treatment. If you really want to take advantage of them you have to work for them so overall they're a good thing to have.

A prized possession- I feel like almost everyone has a prized possession and it's okay to have one. It just means that you have something that means a lot to you, and a lot of peoples prized possessions are family air looms that have been passed down through the years.

Topic of your choice (baseball)- baseball is my life and think more people should play it because lacrosse is stupid. It's a bunch of guys hitting each other with sticks. Baseball is Americas pastime which goes to show it's the best sport there is. It's easily the hardest sport to play and I don't care what anyone says. Anyone who says it's easy hasn't seen a ninety mile per hour fastball coming at them in less than a blink of an eye.