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It's Time to Go

Discussion by: kberg on Wed, 2010-05-19 01:02 with 1 comments

 

The class of 2010 has left our mark on Judge and it is now our time to leave and to pass down the senior role onto a new class.  After we leave, students will move up tables int he lunchroom assuming a new higher role in the school and the next year the immature freshmen will come piling in.  Freshmen will continue to stand around in the hallway because they have nothing else better to do.  Sophomores will show their public displays of affection to the fullest.  And the juniors willl be so focused  and stressed that all they can think about is senior year and all its glory.  While the next new batch of seniors will come together as a class and then at the end of the year go off in all different kinds of directions.

Reforming High School Football

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2010-05-03 02:34 with 3 comments

 

 Every Friday night high schools across the country come out to support their football teams in a game full of excitement, school rivalries, skill, strategy, and of course injuries.  Every sport has their most common injury with volleyball its ankles, soccer ACL's, baseball shoulder injuries, but the worst of all is football with injuries to the brain.  Most injuries can be fixed with surgery or therapy, but when you critically injure your head there's not as much you can do. 

Krump It Out

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2010-04-19 03:29 with 0 comments

   
    After watching the four guys on,"The Buried Life" knock off one more thing on their list of things to do before they die, it made me want to know more about the style of dance called krumping.  Krumping originated in the early 1990s in the African American community of south central Los Angelas area and is used to release anger and a nonviolent alternative to street violence.

Krumping has no real choreography, but there are rules: No violence, fighting, or cursing. Dancers are to completely express themselves with their faces, hands, legs, and arms.

    Krumping effects the people involved, but has also shown to effect the community in a positive way.  There is no way to determine for sure, but many believe that where krumping has become popular has directly effected the decline in street violence.  I think krumping is a perfect example of how the power of expression and art can effect others to do the same and in these cases has improved society.

Maybe Senioritis Isn't A Bad Thing

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2010-03-29 02:19 with 2 comments

Unrecognized Talent

Discussion by: kberg on Tue, 2010-03-16 02:16 with 1 comments

     If Syracuse, Kentucky, or Duke or any other team managed to remain undefeated throughout their whole season they would be the constant talk of sports center.  What if they had won 71 consecutive games in a row.  Also, they had won each game by at least 10 points in those 71 wins.  They would be known and their point leaders would be common names just like John Wall or Kyle Singler.  However, the only team to accomplish this in the past two seasons is in womens basketball, which explains why most people don't know much about the University of Connecticut Huskies.  On their second perfect season, Tina Charles and Maya Moore have led the UConn huskies to another number one seed in the tournament.  Their average margin of victory in their last 71 games is more than 30 points.  With every game they are creating history of the longest winning streak and at the rate they're going I expect them to win their second national championship in a row this year by ten or more points. 

Too Much Pressure?

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2010-03-01 03:30 with 0 comments

 

In the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, each athlete comes in with their team to represent their nation, but in the closing ceremonies the athletes come in together as one.  This represents that

A Cure for Senioritis

Discussion by: kberg on Tue, 2010-02-16 02:33 with 1 comments

It's the last year of high school and after three years we can't wait to be done.  But if Senator Chris Buttars plans became reality we would already be done and graduated.  Senator Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan suggested that in order to save money high school could be reduced down to three years.  This proposal was in return to cut funding to busing outside rural areas that would save the state about $60 million, where as discontinuing 12th grade could save as much as $240 million.  Although, the main concerns talked about were having enough credit hours and the amount of learning that can be achieved in three years, but another main concern is how would this effect students trying to get into highly selective colleges. 

No Snow for 2010 Winter Olympics

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2010-02-01 16:15 with 1 comments
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    This year the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver, Canada where usually there are mild winters, but this year this especially warm weather is causing many problems.  The extreme shortage in snow is causing the most heartache on Cypress Mountain where six snowboarding and skiing events will take place.  The weather forecast is not looking good as it looks like there will be no new snow before the start of the Olympics on February 12th.  The Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (known as VANOC) is already moving on to Plan B in order to bring the snow to Vancouver.  While the weather is too warm in Vancouver to make enough snow that is needed, officials say that isn't a problem because they are going to truck it in from other higher elevations.
 

Bundle Up Or You'll Catch A Cold

Discussion by: kberg on Wed, 2009-12-30 19:26 with 2 comments

   We have all heard the phrase, "Bundle up or you'll catch a cold," but how much of this is true.  Colds always seem to increase during the winter seasons, but is it really true that being cold increases cold symptoms?  Some information leads to the conclusion that the increase in symptoms are due to the amount of people staying indoors. 
 

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Discussion by: kberg on Mon, 2009-12-14 02:45 with 0 comments

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One of the New York Times's best seller, The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is a compelling book that based off of one decision tears one family apart and brings another together.  On a snowy winter night, Norah is rushed to the hospital to deliver twins.  When David finds the symptoms of Down Syndrome in his baby girl, he makes a deicison that would haunt him for the rest of his life.  He abandons his little girl to a nurse and tells his wife, Norah that she died.  Instead of dropping off the newborn at an institution, Caroline raises her new child as if she were her own.  The story is heartbreaking, but also heartwarming as it follows the two families and the twins as they grow up.

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