1.) First of all I don’t understand why anyone would get a credit card if they don’t even know what it is. No one really thinks it’s “free money” do they?? Anyway, I do not own one because at the moment I don’t need one. I’m hoping I can go as long as possible without one because I don’t know how much I trust myself with debt and paying bills. I will probably need one to buy a car or house though…
2.)Three facts that stood out to me were:
-70% of college students have credit cards.
-5/6 don’t know their interests rates.
-90% of college students have monthly credit card debt.
3.) The “findings” are really really scary and I’m really hoping that I don’t go down that path. Theres no forgiveness. College students are getting in way over there heads and credit card companies are totally taking advantage of how vulnerable they are. It’s your first time out on your own, trying to take care of your self, pay for everything, handle a job…”free money” sounds like a pretty good deal.
The really scary thing is though that these kids who are supposedly the future generation of economists are already in so much debt. We are supposed to trust these people to run our country and pull us out of debt when they themselves are blindly taking on more debt than they can handle.
4.) “Credit cards are a greater threat on campus than alcohol or sexually transmitted diseases.” Woah. This is actually terrifying. I thought college is when all the kids are drinking and hooking up, it can’t be stopped, it’s what they do. But credit cards? Thats worse? I feel like I’m not really sure what I’m headed into next year..but apparently beware of credit cards will be at the top of my list.
b. The biggest news story from freshman year was definitely Obama’s election. That as a really exciting time in the U.S and for a brief moment in history a lot of different people came together without having to fight about something.
c.) I would have to say my favorite class was History with Ms. Erby. It was so different than any other history class I had ever taken and I remember really enjoying coming to class. One thing that I found really interesting was the unit on the media/standard of beauty. The stereotypes really stuck with me and I hope that I’m not as ignorant as I was before that class.
d.) If I could redo one thing from freshman year it would to be more confident/independent. I remember feeling really insecure and I had trouble feeling sure of myself. I wish I could have trusted myself a little more and not worried about what others thought about me.
History class with mama erbs was all about people. This is a partially finished poster I made in her class. (She has the finished one)
f.) Motto for freshman year: Don’t look like a freshman. Period.
b.) The biggest difference for me sophomore year was more of a social difference. I made friends with people who were “different” than me/outside of my social circle. I didn’t really care about cliques and so it was cool to feel like a middleman. I started to really appreciate how awesome/different everyone in AHA is. :)
c.) The Swine Flu! That was so big, and it was one of the first times I actually followed the news. At school kids kind of joked about it but I think we were all a little scared…it was pretty exciting.
d.) I really loved Anatomy sophomore year. I had never enjoyed science before and Ms.Brewer made the class really fun. My favorite topics were the senses, especially the eye and the ear. It feels good knowing I can still name most of the parts of our eye/ear.
e.) The thing I’m most proud of sophomore year is definitely trying out for Dance Productions and getting in. I had never auditioned for anything before and I wanted it soooo badly. I remember practicing for the audition every night so terrified I wouldn’t get in.
My audition number for Dance Productions!
g.) Sophomore Motto: Don’t make the same mistakes as freshman year…(try to not be so naïve)
b.) Junior year was definitely all about balance. It was my first year in DP and I had to learn to accept that I had absolutely no lunches free so I basically had no social life; and then of course all the stress that comes with hw, test, SAT/ACT, college…
c.) Like a couple people already said, the BP oil spill was a huge news story all over the world. I was a terrible scandal and I remember feeling extremely frustrated/confused when I heard about how “nothing can be done” to stop it. Just had to wait it out..
d.) The biggest surprise of junior year was probably having Ms. Crawford teach our English class for the first two months. The reason it was so weird for me was because she is a close family friend who has known me since I was a baby. I knew she was a teacher at BHS but because she worked in CAS I never thought I would have her as a teacher. Right before junior year started my family went on a camping trip with her family and so when I walked into class on the first day of school, you can imagine how surprised I was. I was like hey…I roasted marshmallows with my English teacher…
e.) Junior year was when I first learned that going to college for fashion design was a possibility. I had always been interested fashion and drawing but I never really admitted to myself how badly I wanted to pursue it. Junior year was when I stepped up and started thinking about what I wanted for MY future.
f.) I’m especially proud for getting through my Spanish class last year. It probably sounds really dumb but that was seriously the hardest class I had ever taken. The reason was because I truly suck at Spanish. I’ve had a really bad combo of teachers in the past couple years and so there was absolutely no way I was ready for Spanish 7/8; but I stuck with it even though everyday I was terrified that she would call on me…anyway, I passed! Also I just thought of this but I’m also really proud of what I shared at the AHA retreat last year. It was really hard to talk about and I didn’t share everything I had wanted to say but I’ glad that I was able to open up to my fellow AHA kids. <3
First DP show…sooooo scared.
h.) Motto for Junior year: Face your fears.
we silly :)
b.) The best thing about senior year is probably just finally feeling like I kind of know who I am as a person, and being okay with that. I’m glad that I can be my stupid self and make crazy faces, and dance around in the hallway and not really care what anyone thinks. It’s a good feeling to let go.
c.) If I could tell my freshman self one thing it would be to trust yourself. You don’t need question every little thing you do. Sometimes the best memories are made spur of the moment.
d.) A major news story of senior year is definitely Occupy Wall Street, specifically Occupy Oakland. We talked about that a ton in school and it was so amazing how many BHS students got involved. Learning about how it affected us in school made it feel so real, and it was different than just reading about it in the newspaper because it was going on everywhere. Even across the street!
e.) A song that reminds me of senior year… Dancing with myself by Billy Idol “Well there’s nothing to lose, And there’s nothing prove,I’ll be dancing with myself” I like how its about being content with your self and not feeling like you have to prove anything to anyone.
f.) Something I learned this year is that eventually you have to think for your self. It’s easy to listen to what everyone says but there comes a time when you realize it’s your life and you need to make your own decisions.
g.) I’m really proud of all the crap I’ve put up with at home. This has definitely been my hardest year emotionally because on one hand it’s hard to let go of the people you love but on the other hand sometimes it’s good to let go. My dad and I have always had a tough relationship but this year especially has been really bad. It’s been hard for me to know what to do at times, and I’m really proud of myself for being strong enough to face people I care about and stand up for my self.
Lino cut in Stahls class.
A letter from my internship! That was such a great experience.
i.) Senior moto: Keep calm and carry on.
1.Panem is incredibly advanced with hovercrafts, genetic engineering, and high tech weapons. But because their economy in so unequal, the are unstable and their surplus in weapons doesn’t do them any good. Because the majority of citizens are very poor, they have no support from their people. If they ever went to war about the economy, the rich would be outnumbered by many many many thousands..(maybe millions? I don’t know how big Panem is)
2. Economic theory says prosperity comes from mainly technology and also capital accumulation. Technology creates new products, allowing old products to be sold cheaper. As more money is made, more products can be sold. Its the law of supply and demand.
3. Pamen is poor yet rich in knowledge because of the “reversal of fortune”. More like the distribution of wealth was reversed. Like Gekko says, the money just goes somewhere else and in this case from the majority to the minority.
4. A reversal of fortune is when economic statuses are switched. The poor become wealthy and the wealthy become poor. Panem is an extreme example of this.
5. Some problems with a country relying on Primary sector jobs if it fails, everything will come down with it. You can’t have one sector holding up an entire country. Its a balancing act an sooner or later the weight will be too much.
The main points of this article are:
-the US uses 20 percent of the world’s oil and even if we drilled every square inch of the country we would only have 2 or 3% of the world’s oil reserves
-The reason for high gas prices is the tension in the Middle East, specifically with Iran. They supply the majority of our gas and the possibility of them cutting us off is very high. In order to prepare for this, investors have been buying up oil which as a result drives gas prices higher.
-Fullerton says if gas prices rose with taxes it would force consumers to be more fuel efficient and could help the federal budget.
I don’t know if this is realistic or possible but it seems like we should be really really really nice to Iran. If its true that we are dependent on Iran for the majority of our oil than wouldn’t we want to be on their good side? Going to war doesn’t seem like a way to get what you want. Its also pretty scary to think about the possibility that our oil supply could be cut off completely…
The overall goal for many businesses and colleges is to make money during march madness.
-Colleges make money by getting as far into the finals as possible. For each game played, the NCCA awards a unit to the colleges, worth just over $1 million dollars. The more units a college earns, the more money they get. One impact that playing in the madness brings is the fact that losing money is very likely. Colleges spend millions of dollars just to play in March Madness. Money goes towards recruiting the best players, and building the best facilities, all in the hope of gaining the money back during march madness.
-CBS, the broadcaster of March madness also gains a lot of money. Because March Madness is so popular, ad companies will spend up to $1 million dollars to have a 30 second commercial during the finals.
-An estimated $7 billion dollars is gambled on March Madness, more than the $6 million on the super bowl.
-Another way that March Madness impact the economy is through local businesses. Many cities/states will spend millions of dollars to host an NBA game with the hope that it will draw visitors from all over the country to their city.
-March Madness brings in 96% of NCAA’s total revenue.
-There is an estimated 40 to 80 million dollar economic impact, depending on how popular March Madness gets.
1.) Off the top of my head that doesn’t remind me of anyone. I can’t think of anyone being so blatantly ignorant but I’m sure people have said worse.
2.) Yes the quotes are being taken out of context and it could be argued that this is straw man because the media might be misrepresenting their ideas. BUT I think the Romney’s need to take responsibility for what they said when its so obviously ludicrous.
1.) I think Santorum is making a big mistake with being so outspoken against contraception because evidence shows that 99% of women have used it at some point in their life. This shows that there is a very large majority of people who are not against it and therefore might not agree with Santorums opinion. He may be losing the support of many women and this could cost him.
2.) A neologismand is a newly formed word and Dan Savage is a gay rights activist who created a new definition for ‘santorum’. The definition is: “the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” LOL
3.) I think if people have a legitimate reason for wanting something removed, like if it’s something untrue than they should be able to have it removed. But in the case of celebrities and well known people, it kind of comes with the package of being famous. If you are putting yourself out there for the whole world then you should expect to get a little criticism. Especially in Santorum’s case, it was a joke, it’s not like Savage was making up lies and claiming they were true. I think it’s weird that Google did that for Santorum because there is a lot worse on the internet.
5.) No, I hadn’t heard of the new definition for Santorum until this tumblr post. I think it’s actually really funny. I don’t know if he necessarily deserves it but I also am not the biggest fan of Santorum so I a little indifferent. I guess it kind of sucks that the definition is the fifth result on google but theres nothing he can do about it. Maybe he shouldn’t have been so outspoken against homosexual?…But he does have freedom of speech so…I don’t know, it’s tough to say what I think.
Super Tuesday Results:
I think Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination because even though he didn’t win every state primary, he had more significant majorities than any of the other candidates. This prediction was not influenced by the fact that he won Ohio because he only won by 1%. I’m looking more at his 59.5%, 72.1% and 63.7% leads in VA, MA, and ID.