Monday, December 16, 2013

Insta envy

I have an Instagram account the ideas in the article are about having some sort of restrictions on what you should post because it may make people feel bad. I think that that way of thinking is plaguing our society, "you might make someone feel bad," that is an awful statement. You should be able to do what you want on your own social media sites, and if it makes them feel bad about themselves...too bad they can get over it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Life as we know it could be longer

Should scientists try to help people beat old age so we can live radically longer lives? Why?
I think that scientists should try to help people beat old age so that we can live longer lives. I believe that everyone wants to live longer than their allotted time. However science would need to cure the chronic diseases and ailments that plague the elderly of today so that when you do get old you don't have to be taken care of by other people.

How long would you want to live, if you could choose your life span?
I would want to live forever if I had the choice, so I could see how technology progresses. I also want to be able to advise people due to my vast wisdom.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bullying in the NFL

  • When do pranks cross the line to become bullying?
    I think that pranks are healthy and fun for everyone that isn't getting pranked, but the person that is getting pranked can laugh at it after. Pranks cross the line into bullying when the pranks continue while you are in your own home. Also if the person uses straight up racism that bullying too, no matter what.
    How important is intention — whether or not the perpetrator meant to cause emotional harm? How important is the reaction — whether the victim of the prank feels hurt, or not?
    Intention is important, and if you are just joking around with the person you should let them know that it was just a joke, and if you caused emotional harm you should apologize. The reaction is equally important, because if someone is picking on you and you just sit there and take it, they are just going to keep doing it. So make sure you let whoever it is, whether you are the pranked or the prankee, how you feel about the pranks.
    The behavioral patterns that have been said to occur on the Miami Dolphins include “racist and homophobic slurs and macho threats against a player and his mother,” according to a Times editorial. How do you think the N.F.L. should treat harassment and abuse in the locker room and off the field?
    I think that the NFL should let the players sort things out because they are all grown men and should be able to settle issues by themselves. All you really have to do is apologize and just stop bullying the person, it really isn't that hard. However if the two men cannot sort things out the nfl should step in and give out fine sand suspensions.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Schools monitoring social media

I think that schools should not be able to monitor social media. I think that it is an invasion of privacy, and could be considered cyber stalking, which is not alright. I believe that if you are friends with a teacher on Facebook, and they see something questionable that you post and they report it is one thing. But just combing through everyone's posts is not acceptable. I also think that you should not be punished in school for something that you did outside of school on the internet, within reason of course.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Twitter bio

Homeboy of Freeport. Almost famous race car driver. EDM for dayz. My CoC is legend... Wait for it.... Ary. Making mad highlight reels #manzieling

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Opening moment

There was a Hepatitis A outbreak at a church. In Durham maine. Someone that was infected with the hepatitis virus prepared food for a church dinner that roughly 100 people attended. There will be a vaccination clinic at the Durham eureka community center this Wednesday for those that may have been infected.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Do schools provide students with enough opportunities to be creative?

I think that freeport high school offers enough opportunities to be creative, and I can't really say much for other schools, because I don't go there. The high school offers full band, jazz band, chorus, engineering, architecture, art, videography, photography, and many other things. I don't know if the question should be "Do schools provide students with enough opportunities to be creative?" But instead maybe "do people have the drive to be creative?" Because there are opportunities out there, you just have to look for them.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tactical interviewing

A good interview is comprised of good open ended questions, that require more from the interviewee than just yes or no answers. Some examples of this would be "tell me about yourself," "what do you like to do," or "where do you work." After you ask these questions you can delve deeper into their mind by asking questions on their hobbies, jobs, and interests. Another good thing to do in an interview is to try and connect with the person that you are interviewing, because you may find out something more about that subject, or something interesting about that person.

Friday, September 13, 2013

What is journalism

Journalism looks like newspapers and stuff. Journalism is writing articles or reporting about topics, whether they be boring or interesting. There is good and bad journalism, an example of good journalism would be someone who goes a lot and gets a story about something relavent and interesting, and they don't put a spin or any bias on it. An example of  good journalism would be someone that gets a relative and interesting story, and just tells people how it is, with some of their input as a reflection. I see journalism every day whether it be in the form of magazines, newspapers, or tv. I'm not really interested in journalism, I just need an English credit so that I can graduate.