Monday, March 24, 2014

— How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
- I haven't really learned much about it. I remember touching base in it briefly in eighth grade science, but hardly any knowledge was gained from it. The only stuff I know about climate changes is what I've heard on the news, if ever.
— How compelling do you find this most recent report to be?

- eh, it was kind of so-so for me. I didn't find it boring, but I didn't find it interesting....
— How much does the topic concern you in general? Why?

- I want to say it concerns me, but I don't feel the need to be too concerned by it. I know I should be concerned with it, but I'm not....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fraternities and sororaties

— Do you want to join a fraternity or sorority? Why or why not?
I don't think I would, I feel like there's way too much of an obligation to be there and participate in whatever they're doing. I'm also not really a fan of being in groups like that.

— What do you think fraternities could do to police themselves? Is what Sigma Alpha Epsilon doing enough?
I'm not really sure what they could do to police themselves. I feel like if they were the ones making rules for themselves, that they could just bend the rules a bit and still get away with things. I also not sure if what they're doing is enough, it is definitely a step forward though.

— What do you think would be lost if there were no fraternities on college campuses? What might be gained? Would banning fraternities substantially lessen problems like sexual violence and alcohol-fueled injuries and deaths on college campuses or not?
I guess what would be lost would be a sense of community or brotherhood amongst the men. But what could be gained was more of a sense of stability on the campus, to be able to have more control over what happens, in a sense. I don't think that banning fraternities will lessen any problems, because no matter if there's a group or not, there's always going to be that one person who takes it to the extreme. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thumbnail editorials

The weather in Maine is harsh and cold for just about half the year. Always snowing in the winter, it can get really annoying. I, personally, do not like the cold. I have to wear way too much to escape it, not to mention the heating bills.

Facebook is still on the rise, with more and more people joining everyday. Facebook is a good way to stay connected with friends and family even when you're not near them. But, sometimes people decide to post rude, or just plain boring statuses.

Bumper stickers are a good way to express yourself and what you love. Things like "coexist" or "I love my dog" are greater ways to show people, or more so strangers, what you're passionate about. But is there such a thing as too many bumper stickers? Sometimes covering the whole rear end of your car can be a bit obnoxious or overwhelming to those around you.

School lunch is a meal, that's reasonably cheap, and helps you get through the day when you're at school. But, I feel as though it gets too repetitive. The same meal after meal, as though nothing really changes.

Plastic and cosmetic surgery is a very debatable topic. Where some people want to be sliced  and diced to perceive themselves as pretty, others prefer a natural way about it. Some people frown upon this type of surgery because they see it as unnecessary.

Senior privilege is being able to park closer to the school and to get a month off from school for senior projects. I think these are. Good ideas because it teaches us how to work with responsibilities and prepares us for being on our own.

Having or getting a job can be difficult. You can be discriminated against for the way you look when applying for a job because if the way you look, or you just don't like your job or your boss, so you need a change of scenery. I think that people should judge you based on your work ethic instead of your appearance.

Gun control is a very controversial subject. Some people will vote for it, and others, against it. The people who own guns will think its a ridiculous law and others who don't will think that guns are way too dangerous to be used by the public. I for one, think that they should just do more thorough background checks.

I think that reality tv is so cheesey. I'm not even sure why they call it reality tv, it all seems so staged. The fake laughter, smiles, tears, it all seems to be unreal. I just don't like it, far too much drama for me.

Art is a very enjoyable subject to do, but not everyone likes it. Not everyone is good at it, and when people aren't good at something, they tend to dislike it. I believe that art is a very one sided thing, you either hate it, or love it.