Monday, March 24, 2014

Climate change

— How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
          Unless I learned about it freshman year I really don't think I have learned anything about climate change. I don't really know anything about it. I know that a lot of people are worried about what is happening to the world and it's environment. Since I don't know much about it I can't really say anything about it. 

— How compelling do you find this most recent report to be?

I think this report isn't compelling at all. It says right in June article that the report was nothing new, it just had the same science and facts as other reports that have already been brought to eye. I think the scientists got what they wanted from it, in the way that they just wanted to make sure people knew about it and now they are going to move on from it and keep working on the topic.

— How much does the topic concern you in general? Why?

It doesn't concern me at all. I guess it should because this is the work I'm living in and it's going to effect me. But at the same thing this is the world I am on and it's going to go the way that it wants to. We meaning humans, don't do the best job at keeping the environment clean and doing are part in helping the world. But at the same time no one really knows what to do instead. Or if they do it's not realistic because a lot of the things we need in everyday life is stuff that may be bad to the environment and no one is going to give up something that makes there life easier just to help the world unfortunately. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Frat Life

Frat life has been around forever. With that pledging is one of the most important parts to it. To me a frat is being with a group of guys and creating a brother hood that will last forever. You don't get that brother hood just from being around each other and being in what would be a "club." Yes sigma and other feats need to maybe change their pledging activities. But if there wasn't pledging then it would be just a big party house. I think if pledging went away then what's to say that anyone can come and just get drunk all the time. I believe more people would be out getting drunk because anyone can join just to have a party. With pledging it removes the people who are not devoted to becoming apart of the brother hood. It's a unique way that has been around for a long time because it works.

Colleges should keep pledging but maybe chance the activities. No matter what you do, people are going to get stupid drunk in college.

As for me, because I am going to a smaller school and going to be on the basketball team I don't think I would join a frat, just because of how much time it would take and because I will already be apart of a brother hood in the basketball team. If I was going to go to a bigger school and not play basketball I would definitely join one.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

1. Weather in Maine 
Weather in Maine is always bad for most of the year. It's either cold or rainy and nobody like that's. For all of winter it is cold out and right after that spring is rainy and muddy. And fall isn't that great either.

2. Spending a lot of money on prom
Spending a lot of money on prom is a waste of money and time spending that money. All you need is a dress or suit, your only going to wear it once so you should probably rent it or buying one would be a total waste. Spending money on other things like a limo, or a lot of money on flowers is just a bad idea. Spending money on stuff for after prom is way better.

3. Facebook
Facebook was the best thing 3 years ago. Now it's just a company still making a boat load of money off of old people that are just finding out how to use a computer. Kids have moved on like they always do to bigger and better things.

4. School lunch
School lunch should be better. Just flat out should be better. Schools should focus more on eating healthier and not just warming everything up in a microwave that is a year old. Something's do taste good, but since most people get school lunch I feel like there should be more options and just better quality of food.

5. Senior privileges 
Senior privileges are really nice and great to have. I can get out of school at 10:30 or even 10 every other day. But averaging an 85 is kinda hard, if you are a senior you should be able to still leave or coming in late for a 1/2 or 8/9 class. Because it is unfair for some people (cam) who got an 84 and no be able to leave early that's just annoying and not fair.

6. Spending money
Spending money is something that everyone does. The only difference is how they amend money. If you like me you save up a lot and then blow it. But that's not really the best thing to do. Saving your money and having a lot of it in the bank is a great idea, then spending 
money that you have and can afford is great also but you should always have back up money or money saved in the bank.

7. Having a job
I feel that everyone that is 15 should be at least trying to have a job. Even if your parents are stupid rich and give you everything you want. Having a job teaches you responsibility and other stuff like that, that you need in life. And I think it's better if you have already learned that before you go off to college and get a really nice job that pays a lot of money but you don't know how to act or what to do in a work place.

8. Gun control
There is nothing wrong with guns, guns are used to go hunting to get food for your family. That's something that has been happening for ever and ever. Guns also can be used for safety in case of something napping. People that want to take guns away and have control over your guns just aren't smart. Like the old saying guns don't kill people people kill people. It's the sicko killers with the guns that kill people. If anything it shouldn't be "gun control" it should be something like "controlling the nut cases that can own a gun."

9. Lying
Lying is bad. Period, but everyone does it, white lies or big lies. You can't say you never have and you can't say you never will again. Lying is bad but I do it, I take pride that I don't lie about big things but I say white lies all the time. Everyone does.

10. The drinking age should be 18
Everyone says when your 18 you are a grown up. Well when your 18 you can smoke and that's just as bad as drinking. Being 18 and 21 is really a big difference. Kids already drink at way younger ages. If the drinking age was 18 you would have a lot less under age drinking cases. Colleges wouldn't have to worry as much about drinking at school, because everyone already does. If people want to drink then people are going to drink no matter the age. When your 18 you have a lot more on your shoulders what's one more thing going to do?