Monday, March 24, 2014

Climate Change

In environmental science we've done a lot of assignments based on climate change. We did a weather unit recently and learned about all the different weather patterns. Other than that we haven't really learned about climate changes freshman year we should have but didn't. I'm very much used to the climate in Maine. Summers are extremely nice and hot and winters are brutally cold and miserable.

Schools should teach more on climate change and to study the patterns. Obviously everyone keep on talking about how the world is going to end and our earth will be polluted, so something we can chose to do is recycle more. Bottles, paper, plastic, anything that's recyclable. Maybe instead  of in school suspension when they just sit in a room all day playing iPad games they can pick up trash?

It's quite concerning to really think about it. In the article it mentions that spring comes early and ice starts melting. It's very odd because this year in January the temperatures reached 50 degrees. That's not right.. Especially for Maine. We didn't get snow until February for the past few years so something is off with the seasons. There' isn't really much we can do on the matter other than do huge best we can with cleaning up.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ferternities Are Wack

— Do you want to join a fraternity or sorority? Why or why not?
I don't personally see myself joining a fertinity. I have a inside joke with one of my friends that all fertinity members are still in the closet with too much testosterone. Obviously it's not the case though.  I've heard lots of stories about pledging and hazing. My sisters boyfriend has told me about a time he had to kidnap someone. It doesn't sound fun at all, but once your in, I can see how it would be pretty fun. You make great connections and lifetime friends in fertinitys so it can be a good thing, we just hear about all the bad stuff. If all fertinitys were like the ones in Monsters University I would go. 

— What do you think fraternities could do to police themselves? Is what Sigma Alpha Epsilon doing enough?
They could easily settle down with the hazing and pledging. Look back in history.. 12 people have died because of the fertinity. That's not a small number, that's huge. 12 lives gone because they are so stupid. Cut down the hazing even if they get somebody like Pimmy, it's not okay. Sigmas Alpha Epsilon I think is heading in the right direction cutting out pledging and hazing. 

— 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?
From what I've seen from ferternities is in movies. From what I've heard from ferternities was second hand experience. I don't know what would actually happen if they got rid do ferternities, but my guess is that there would be a lot less parties, and hopefully more lives saved. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

10 Topics

1. Weather in Maine..
Talk about bipolar.. Some mornings it'll be -10 degrees outside and as the day goes on it'll get to 67 degrees. No weatherman can accurately estimate the weater, for example no one knew it was going to snow today??

2. Bumper Stickers
A great way to ruin your car! I put a ton of bumper stickers on my old car and when I went to sell the car it devalued some of the money because taking the bumper stickers off was such an annoying hassle.

3. Facebook
The biggest time killer of all time. I think Facebook is dead.. A lot of interactions that used to happen on Facebook don't happen anymore. It's all trashy kids posting private feelings, then screaming at each other.

4. School Lunch
True story, I've never had school lunch in high school. Not since 8th grade. Something about school lunch really grosses me out. It doesn't look like food, it looks like food they feed to cows right before they slaughter them.

5. Lying.
Something that everyone has done.. If you say "no I've never lied" then you're lying. At some point in  anyone's life they tell a lie. Wether it's to get out of something, or you want to impress your friends for some reason.

6. Spending money
I love spending money of stuff, but then again I hate it. I love having money on me and I know when I spend it it's going to be gone. It depends on what you spend your money on I guess.

7. Reality TV
One of the stupidest topic of all time. Keeping up with he kardashians.. It's only popular because Kim Kardashians decided to film herself having sex, and now they are billionaires. I hope they're proud.

8. Gun control
Kind of confusing because you can talk about this for hours. Is it right? Is it wrong? There's no answer other than opinion. I think people should be allowed to carry a gun, guns don't kill people.. People kill people.

9. Senior Privilages
One of the best things in the world. I was able to use them this year and go home during my study halls and it's amazing. I have a lot of free time during the day and I get to go home for lunch, and sleep in during the day.

10. Having a job
Like I said with the money topic.. I love getting money. Jobs are jobs.. They're work. Sometimes it can be really fun and you can't believe you're getting paid to do what you do.. But other times it's truly work and it really sucks.. Good wash dishes.. (Koe Zixon)