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I have watched a good portion of the listed Superbowl commercials, and frankly, I was disappointed in the variety and quality. Most were car commercials, Pepsi Max or Doritos commercials, and they were distastefully done. Some were not really funny at all, or they were just boring. The three that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
The article stands on a great point, that the pressure to get into good schools is making it harder for kids to want to excel in terms of their own personal benefit. The stress that comes with making the right choice for yourself and your parents is only one factor.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Victoria, I also admire your hero. When people are looked upon as heroes for aiding things such as trafficking t gives me hope for the world, that we can make something better for ourselves. Selfless individuals like Koirala inspire others to do the same and devote our time and energy to those who need us. With the opportunities we are given, it is our responsibility to share our blessings and help others. It takes a lot for a single person to stand against those who do wrong to either them or others, especially in an act such as this where dominance plays a large role. Trafficking is a wide-spread horror that is not commonly recognized, for reasons beyond my comprehension. Somebody like Koirala, stepping up even though she was victimized, is beautiful in itself. She suffered and wants to ease others from that. She has firsthand experience which is only a plus in her fight.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2011 on CNN Heroes 2010 at Victoria Clithero's blog
I believe that Susan Burton is the best pick for CNN’s hero. Her reform program for those just coming out of incarceration is an excellent form of progress for the entire country’s reformation. Susan Burton was raised in the project in L.A., and after her 5-year old son was accidentally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Rachel I completely agree with your logic, and you make a great point in telling that more financially savvy people can work to prevent something such as a Great Depression. You also mention that even though students may not be independent in their lives yet, they can be teaching their parents something. That is another great point because sometimes it seems that kids are teaching their parents a lot. In my blog I also talked about why a personal finance course would be beneficial, but I also talked about why it should not be required. So many students choose classes in their junior and senior year based on their interests and what they want to go into in the future, and something they do not have enough room in their schedule for these classes. That applied to me this year, and if their was a required personal finance course, I would loose out on another class. By the way, great quote.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2011 on Personal Finance Course at rachel mowery's blog
Considering there is such a vast selection of courses, required and not, a personal finance course would be a great addition a long as it is not required. Because many students in their junior and senior year choose courses based on their interests and what they want to specialize in,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Haiti is one of many countries that are struggling with extreme poverty. Yes, Haiti suffered from a severe earthquake that worsened their situation, but Haiti is not the only poverty stricken country. Civil wars, AIDS, trafficking, and loss are all factors that poverty stricken countries deal with daily. In Africa,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Corey, your opinion on the article is extremely well thought out and agreeable. For a large portion of teenagers reading this, ignorance would kick in and they would agree with Doyle completely. You see why we cannot take Doyle's plan of action and you explain your reasoning for it. Your argument applies to many others, the money and the drastic change will just mess up the balance of what already is. For example, changing the drinking age. When it was 18, some believe it should have stayed at that age. Regardless, the age limit was raised. Lowering that now would cause more chaos and it puts off the balance of what already is. The money required is more than what would be made, because so many people are going to have to pay more in the long run. Why? Because they will need more schooling to be better qualified. Like you said, certain levels will have to be harder to earn.
There's much about the article that I completely agree with. Countless times I have heard from so many adults, including my parents, that growing up now is so much harder than it was. It used to be easier to get into college, less schooling was required for specific vocations, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Out of the 50 inventions on Time Magazine's list of 50 best inventions for 2009, the Tweeting by Thinking article, in my opinion, is the best and most beneficial. A cap fitted over the head uses electrodes that monitor changes in brain activity so that someone was able to post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
When I was much younger, I was quite attached to what I guess could be considered my blankey. It was small, and could only cover a little more than the width and length of my face. It was white thin cotton, and it always smelled like my linen closet, which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Athletes that are accepted into particular colleges based on their athletic ability need to be academically capable. Teachers need to do their job and grade each student equally, not compared to another. Students need to be graded based on their work in class, their scores and their participation. Granting students... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Aubrey, you have a very strong introduction and I wholeheartedly agree. Students to need to adapt to teachers and keep and open-mind, just like teachers have to. A positive atmosphere is such a cliche example but it's one of the best, because it really does make a huge difference, and both students and teachers need to work towards providing that. It makes being there more enjoyable and bearable, so students are more alert and willing to learn. Because pressure is such a large part of student's lives, any relief is appreciated and better for the students' well being. It also allows for students to become more comfortable with their teachers. The more comfortable a student is with a teacher, the more comfortable they are learning. This also keeps students from being shy and not asking questions - this way, students want to ask questions and seek for extra guidance. I also completely with your last statement, about negative teacher traits. I know from personal experience that when a teacher is unfair or rude in any way, a student is not willing to learn. A student will sit in the class with a pout on their face the entire time, and they will not learn anything. This attitude will reflect an entire classroom, and that is completely the opposite of effective teaching and learning.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2011 on Teachers. at Aubrey Levesque's blog
I believe that the most positive aspect a teacher can provide for their students is helping them establish a learning method. Also, once the students are more advanced, the teachers should just guide students, so that students can learn on their own. Thinking back to all the teachers I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
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Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Dear Soldiers, your lives are risked daily for our country, you allow us to feel safe in our homes. I thank you for putting your best self forward for us, because the courage and strength required is more than appreciated. Your bravery and valor is so admirable, and I know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Alex, the beginning of your response begins like most, about life necessities that should be addressed, and how your own knowledge exemplifies that. Unlike other responses I have read, though, you talk about how life lessons can't be taught in a class, which I agree with. In my own response I mentioned how people need to learn to be themselves, but you go beyond that with learning from mistakes. You know that you need to make your own mistakes and you want to, no matter how appealing it is to skip that hardships. I respect that and completely understand and agree.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2010 on Life 101 at alexandria cruz's blog
A life 101 class would be extremely beneficial, and I think it should have been enforced long before now. I can't count how many times people have been clueless about current news or things that are imperative to daily living. Leaving 8th grade, there were a few students who didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Corey, the best point you bring up is when you mention that you use proper English with people you don't know. That is completely true. Not only does that just apply to texting, but also to conversations at school, the work place, etc. You would be much more formal in an interview than when talking to your friend, and social networking reflects that. It is almost a subconscious habit that social networking is just encouraging, which is not a bad thing at all. With that said, I agree with about 95% of what you said. The one thing I have to disagree with is how efficiently people learn to type. Though that is completely true, auto-correct cannot be responsible for every mistake. Just because the work is getting done faster does not mean it is as good as it can be. The popular saying goes, "it's not about the quantity, but the quality". Also, what if students are assigned something written? Just because the majority of assignments are to be typed, does not mean that is always the case. I actually think that more written work should be assigned to that students learn to properly write, rather than relying on technology to fix their mistakes. These people will keep making these mistakes rather than learning how to correct it. Better to correct the problem, not just the product.
Reading and writing is just as vital to society as it always was. The business article "Literacy and Text Messaging" states that reading and writing has become more important because it is used for social networking. It is not more important, but it does become more important for adolescents who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Natasha Khoury's blog
Cheating is a problem I assume every school or educational establishment faces. Whether it's from homework to testing, action must be taken against it. Being a student at BCHS, or a student anywhere for that matter, students can validate that cheating is going on. Because cheating is so convenient, students... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Natasha Khoury's blog
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Melissa, as everyone else has said, you make valid points, back them up and I guess I can see what you are trying to get at. The first thing that I would like to bring up though, is individuality. You say that the U.S. should coincide the drinking age with other countries, but why? You've been to other countries but not everybody has, or will; so to them that factor wouldn't matter. The U.S. shouldn't change the drinking age just because it is 18 for every other country. The U.S. is being an individual, enforcing a law that is believed to be the safest for the particular country. Other countries may or may not be able to handle it, but that is up to them and their culture. The U.S. is different in so many ways, so the drinking age is based on its own different aspects. Now in college; students under 21 aren't allowed to drink, but they do. In high school, students aren't necessarily allowed to drink, but they do. That's not to say everyone should be allowed to drink because people will do it anyway. And the last thing I would like to bring up is the fighting over sees, beer in your own home. If you want a beer, in your own home, it is up to your parents or guardian to tell you if you can or can't have one. But that is completely separate from a change in the drinking age. If it is changed, who is to say people will have just 1 beer in their home, like many adults? Who's to say they won't take advantage of that, and have 5 beers?
Should the drinking age be lowered? I think the drinking age is fine exactly where it is, at mature 21. Even though teenagers are positive that they are mature and responsible enough to handle being able to legally drink, they aren't. I know I certainly am not. Maybe those that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Natasha Khoury's blog