Monday, June 5, 2017

Article 2;
1. This article is about the actress Kate Mulgrew, and how she gave up her first daughter up for adoption when Kate was eighteen years old. She tells about how she was not able to contact her daughter for the first twenty years of her daughter's life. This article also includes how Kate finally meets her daughter, and about how they have a very close relationship now.
2. The purpose of this article is to entertain the reader, and also to tell a story of a successful actress, Kate Mulgrew, struggles during her acting career. The article tells about how she had a child when she was eighteen, single, and an aspiring actress. It shows how she became a famous actress, and then met her daughter and created a close bond with her after all the years that they were apart.
3. The text structure of this article is sequence and order. It talks about the roles that Mulgrew acted in, and it showed how she met her daughter during the time she was filming Star Trek. It didn't show how things progressed by years, but by the movies and roles that Mulgrew acted in.
4. In the title, the font is bold and pretty plain. It would not really stand out if it was around other articles with more creative titles. The font style and size does not change much during the article. The only time that it really changes is from the title to the paragraphs, and when someone is being quoted. The only keywords that really stick out are the names of the roles that Mulgrew acted in because they are italicized. There are only two photographs in this article and no illustrations. The photo is of Mulgrew and her,"long lost daughter." The other photo is of Mulgrew now. Even though this was a very interesting article, it would not have been one to "jump out of the page" or, "grab my attention," because of how the article is structured.
Pt. 2
         There is such a difference in the genders because we as women have personally experienced what it is like in today's society. We experience the inequality in society, in the workplace, and around our own home even. Men haven't gone through what we have gone through and it isn't their fault that they feel this way, it is just how they have been raised this way, and they haven't experienced what we have experienced.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1. When Shawn says that social media improves your quality of life, he is talking about the positive aspects of social media. When Shawn is including the positive aspects, he is talking about being able to sell things on the internet, reaching out to others in positive ways, meeting people from around the world, and being able to show others your adventures and other cool things in your life. There will always be some people on the internet that will try and bring you, and others down. But a story that he told to show that those people don't matter was about frogs. They were all trying to get to the top of the mountain, but people kept saying that they couldn't. All of the other frogs stopped because they were getting discouraged from all the other things saying that they couldn't make it. But one frog made it to the top. This was because he didn't get discouraged by anything anyone was saying because he was deaf. This shows that if you ignore the negative things on the internet, it is full of amazing and cool opportunities that can improve your quality of life.
2.Shawn's passions in life are skateboarding, snowboarding, and adventuring. He also enjoys social media and his family, and selling things on social media. I have quite a few passions in my life, but my main ones are singing, swimming, riding horses and snowboarding. I could not live without these things. I really enjoy playing softball and basketball, but they aren't my passions.
3. Two parts of social media are the positive parts and the negative parts. The positive parts can give you power by being nice to others and creating impacts on other people in good ways. The negative can give you power in bad ways by bringing people down and hurting others. Here is an article about the different sides of social media.
4. The king of rainforest story shows us that we need to ignore the negative people and comments that tell us we can't reach our goals and dreams. We need to ignore people who try and bring us down because we will reach our goal without others.

Monday, May 15, 2017

1.  My lollipop moment was a few weekends on the day of prom. My friends, Emma, Ellie, Nele,  and I had gotten all ready, and we went and took pictures and then my dad drove us to St. Joe to go to dinner at The Lake House before we went to prom. My dad went and sat at the bar and we went to our table. We were eating and we had the sweetest waitress ever. She was telling us all that we looked so beautiful and that she hoped that we stayed safe that night and that we had a great time. She was even giving us tips on how to not get food on our dresses, and how to keep our makeup good the whole night, and things like that. She was so sweet, but that isn't even my lollipop moment. We were getting finished eating and we were all about to pay for our food and she came over and said that my dad had paid for all of our dinners. I know that it doesn’t sound like something huge because he is my dad and he probably pays for my dinner a lot, but it meant a lot to me. We all planned on paying for our own food, and I was wanting to pay for my own food and my own prom stuff because I had the chance to go to prom as a freshman, and I didn’t want my parents paying for everything. But my dad paying for all of our food really made me feel extra special. I have never told my dad that he made me have a lollipop moment, but I have told him how thankful I am for him and everything that he has done for me.
A)  She means that people are afraid to stand out, people are afraid to be a leader and to do something first because they are afraid others will judge them. People are so afraid of what others think, to a point where they will hold back their feelings, or they won't do something that might change someone's life, just because you might be judged by someone. Someone who probably doesn't even matter to you.
B) Yes, I whole-heartedly agree. People tell me all the time about trying to just blend in with the crowd in high school. To just go with the flow and don't really go out of your way for anyone because it won't really matter in the future, but I know that it will. It might not make a huge impact on you for doing something for someone else, but it might make a giant impact on them. So many people try to just blend and stick with the same crowd. I believe that we need to stand out and help others and go out of our way to do things for other people.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1. classic is a book which with each rereading offers as much of a sense of discovery as the first reading. This means that no matter how many times you read a book, it will still be as good as the first time. An example for me of a classic is the book ¨I'll Give You the Sun." No matter how many times I read this book it brings back the same emotions as the first time I ever read it. 
2. The canon is a rule in the english literature. Writings by William Shakespear are considered part of the "Cannon." This is showing that the canon is used in older and more sophisticated types of writing. On this website it explains what exactly a canon is and what authors are considered part of it. 
3. In my opinion there should be a line drawn on when to ban a book and when not to. For example, if I say that I believe schools should not be able to ban books, they wouldn't be able to ban innapropriate, or sexual books. On the other hand, if I said that schools should be able to ban whatever book they want, then some schools might take advantage of that and use that power rediculously. However, I don't believe that books similiar to of Mice and Men because books like these were written in a completely different time. Things they said back then on a regular basis will offend a lot of people now adays. People just need to understand that these books help us understand the past a lot better, and they also need to understand how different it was then. Two reasons that some schools have banned of Mice and Men is because of it being "vulger and abusive," and because "it takes the Lord's name in vain." 

Monday, May 1, 2017

1. Dust pneumonia is a medical condition that develops due to the excessive exposure to dust. A cause of dust pneumonia is when you inhale dirt and dust for a long period of time, and that causes inflammation of the alveoli, tiny air sacs within the lungs. Asthma, the flu, eye infections, sinusitis, laryngitis, and bronchitis were common symptoms.
2. Some at home remedies that people used during the dust bowl is that they would apply Vaseline to their noses to prevent the inhalation of the dust. Some people with horrible coughs would make chest plasters out of a mixture of turpentine, kerosene and skunk oil, sometimes mixed with lard. Personally, I have only used Vaseline when I am sick on my chest, but the dust must stick to the Vaseline because it is sticky. I have read that Vaseline has a lot of different uses, in this article, it shows a bunch of uses for the Vaseline product.
3. If I had to pack one bag for each family member, that would be very difficult. Some items that I would put in my bag is a bunch of photos, my favorite book ¨I'll Give you the Sun," my animals food, and a few pairs of underwear and a few shirts and a pair of pants. I wouldn't need much if I left. I have always wanted to live off the land and live a simple life.

Monday, April 24, 2017

1. In my opinion, the PSA was very effective. The element of image was very useful for the purpose of this PSA. It showed a real life situation about texting and driving, and that is something that is very serious and it is useful to show graphic images to put that into teenagers heads and to show how harmful texting and driving is.
2. The purpose of this PSA is to show that what you post on social media will affect your life a lot. I find this useful because in my personal life I see many girls posting photos on all kinds of social media, especially Snapchat, that are very inappropriate and could ruin their lives. I even see kids who post videos and photos of them smoking and drinking, which could not only ruin their future, but it could get them arrested and in big trouble.

Monday, April 17, 2017

1. Lacking a diploma affects someone's health by decreasing their quality of life. Recently a center of disease article suggested that the correlation between education and health was so strong that high school dropouts should be a public health concern. In this article it is stated that education and health have a strong correlation.  I believe that this is because when you don't graduate from high school you are less likely to get a good job. This is making it hard for people to be able to afford to go to the doctor or to get the medication that they need, making them sicker. Another reason that people who drop out might have worse health is because they don't enjoy their life and they could get depression or another kind of mental illness. 
2. Having one million high school dropouts is very harmful to society. One reason that this is harmful to society is because high school dropouts have a significantly larger chance to end up in jail. This means that they have broken the law, harming society. Even if they didn't do something to hurt someone they still broke the law. Taking care of inmates is paid by taxes from the people in our society, making their taxes more expensive the more people that go to jail. 
3. There are many things that schools could do to help people graduate on time. In reality, it is the student's responsibility to get the help they need if they are struggling, but some kids are afraid to ask for help, and in our school, I see that a lot of the time the kids with bad grades who are more likely to not graduate on time aren't doing good because they are struggling, it is because they don't put the effort in and because they don't care. I believe that students need to stop being lazy and actually do their own work instead of complaining about having to go to school because we are so fortunate to get a free education, but if I had to choose something that schools could start doing to help this, I would say that they should start teaching kids at a young age to work hard and to teach them discipline if they don't follow the rules or if they don't get their work done on time. This means having stricter rules on late policies and stricter rules.