Thursday, March 24, 2011


I honestly feel awful about what is going on in Japan right now. So many families and people are in danger, it's crazy! I don't know what I would do if I was ever in that position, and I respect everyone who is surviving still during this horrible occurance. It's so unfortunate that has happened to Japan and how many people have died or been injured.
I think more schools and companies should hold fundraisers for Japan because they are in such a huge crisis as of now. It would help the survivors of the disaster and could help rebuild many communities that were destroyed. I hope everything is going to be okay in the future and my prayers are with everyone in Japan.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Arts in Schools

I think it's great to have arts in school. It really helps people find what they might like to do after or during school. I think more schools should have arts programs because it appeals to more kids and helps them get acquainted with high school more. It might bring others together, too. I don't think it's a waste of money to have arts programs because it really gets kids involved. Also, if it's for a good cause more people are interested in it and will help out.
Schools would be very boring without arts programs. Arts are very popular in Burlington High and I would assume they're popular in others, too. As you may know, there are TONS of kids interested and involved in theater in BHS and it's good because it keeps kids busy and they meet knew people.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

books vs. e-books

I think that e-books are better than books. Its easier to read on them too because you can zoom in if you can't read the text as easily. Also, regular books get ruined it so much easier than e-books. E-books are a lot of money as opposed to some books, though. Keeping e-books charged are also something to worry about, but they are known for having good battery life. I like e-books better than regular books because you can highlight words and look them up right on the spot. You can also mark them up without it being permanent. With regular books you can't mark them up sometimes because they belong to the school.
In the future, I think e-books will definitely over come regular books. This is because everyone is more up to date with modern technology because everything is advancing so quickly. Also, since modern technology is trying to make it easier for everyone,this way more people will want to try them out. I think more people will like e-books because it's a change from the classic book. It's more hands on, I think and it gives you more control to zoom and look up words.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Internet Bullying

I think internet bullying is awful. People get really hurt by the things bullies say via web. I believe something should be done about it because it's getting very serious. Many people have commited suicide or the thoughts might have passed through their head because of cyber bullying. The people bullying others really should get some sense knocked into them because it's not okay to do what their doing. Even though it may seem like it's harmless because it's over the net, it's far from harmless.
This usually occurs over facebook, people always hear about facebook "fights" and altercations online. If someone ever reads one of these"fights" they will notice many different examples of cyber-bullying. They are constantly insulting people and it really hurts peoples' feelings. I think that if many people get together and start a group against cyber bullying people will finally come to realize how hurtful it is and it will come to an end soon enough!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I like this article a lot. Particulary because I doodle very often! I'm always drawing on corners of worksheets in school and drawing different things. I think doodling is a very good way to keep your mind thinking. If I'm trying to figure out an answer to a problem I'll doodle different things that would help me solve the problem, similar to Virgina. I also doodle when I'm talking on the phone with people. If there's a piece of paper near by, I'll take a pen and start drawing everywhere. Also, I had to talk on the phone for a job interview once and I took notes and doodled things that would help me later in the face to face interview. I doodle very often when I'm taking notes in class, too. It helps me remeber what the topic of the notes was on and helps me shorten the notes by drawing a picture rather than describing it.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Post

Last night, I stayed up until 1-ish doing all different things for my iPod. I downloaded music, found new songs I might like and everything! I was finally satisfied with my results around 1:30am and downloaded close to 300 songs. I synced my iPod and was ready to go, it was charging and everything, so I finally fell asleep, waiting to wake up and listen to my iPod.
I woke up this morning around 7 eager to listen to my updated iPod in school.
I take it off of the connecter, and since I closed my computer, the iPod didn't fully charge. If that wasn't frustrating enough, I tried to listen to a song...what do you know, my headphones are broken! This was the worst because even though my iPod wasn't fully charged, it still had enough battery to listen to a good amount of songs. Finally, at the end of the day one of my best friends, Sean, came to the rescue! I told him my delimma today and he found a pair of extra headphones in his bag to give to me. This was awesome because now I'm currently listening to all of my new songs on my iPod. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chinese censorship

I think that the Chinese internet censorship isn't okay. I think this because to me, everyone should have the freedom to do what they want (approprietly) on the internet and the government shouldn't have laws or rules to abide by that result in awful things if said laws are broken. I also think that the Chinese government shouldn't have the ability to check how many times a person logs on, or goes on a particular website. I think that they should only have control over illegal things like illegal music downloading or copying someone else's website (plagarism). Also, internet censorship causes a lack of information to be known for the Chinese. This is because they block individual websites like wikipedia. They also block Youtube which can also be helpful for knowledge, or just listening to music. In my opinion, this isn't fair to the Chinese and should be changed immediatly.