I am pro-choice. I believe that it is every women’s right to decide what they do with their body and if they are able and willing to bring a child into the world. Many women do not have the means to bring a child into the world and fairly raise it. By choosing to have an abortion, they are being responsible. Also, there are many rape cases where it is much too tramatic for the women to go through with the pregnancy and birth of a child that is half hers and half a sick man’s.
Over this past weekend I participated in the annual Student Slam put on by Theatre Arts Conservatory at the Rose Wagner Theater. SLAM is a unique theatre production where ten page scripts are written, directed, memorized, and performed in 24 hours.
The playwrights each received one image and this image was used for the inspiration for their piece. The only requirement is that each playwright has to write at least ten pages. The playwrights then spend from 8 o'clock on Friday night until 8 in Saturday morning writing.
Why Companies Aren’t Getting the Employees They Need is an article from the Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2011, and is written by Peter Cappelli. It’s a well-known fact that unemployment is high. This should mean that since there are many people looking for jobs, that all positions will be filled, right? Wrong. Cappelli talks of how many companies not only have open positions, but they are open for a while. Employers are having a hard time filling these positions and are blaming it on those searching for employment.
This weekend I visited Zoolights at the Hogle Zoo. I have never done this before and it was definitely a fun experience. There were countless really cool, unique light displays set up of animals and just as decoration. It is definitely a whole different atmosphere going to Zoolights than simply going to the zoo during the day. The crowds consisted of young families and couples.
It’s no secret of America’s huge debt. As every day passes we add not millions, but billions to our debt, 10 billion a day to be exact. This video shows how this spending is outrageous. Once numbers get into the trillions, people have a hard time wrapping their head around the amount we truly owe. The video attached to this post shows what it would take for Americans to pay for the spending Obama and Congress have approved and are spending this year.
Ayn Rand creates a world much like George Orwell’s in her novel, Anthem. A world of collectivism arises from a fictional society of brainwashed human beings ruled by the World Council. The Council, like 1984’s Party, makes all decisions for the people, and attempts to control the emotions and thoughts of the people, while creating a false sense of safety and love of the Council and their brothers.
Last year I started a program called Hope for the Holidays. This is a project through the Huntsman Cancer Institute that raises money to buy gifts and gas gift cards for families that have one or more parent battling cancer. This year we are taking on twelve low income families. The parents of these families are under so much stress financially, physically, and emotionally. The goal of this program is to relieve some of the stress of the holidays. This program lets these families know that there are people who understand their suffering and are willing to help and support.
BLUE is show like none you have ever seen. Created and directed by Kyle Lewis, BLUE takes the audience on a journey through seven levels of hell.
This show was inspired by Japanese theater and the epic poem Inferno by Dante Alighieri. One experiences regret, passion, redemption and so much more through the music, movement, and imagery of the piece. And yet, the entire production is done without a single word spoken.
This production will leave the audience members in suspense, unsure of the next moment. One will leave the theater questioning after experiencing this piece.
I found a really cool article about the psychology of dreams called “Longitudinal Study of Nightmares in Children: Stability and Effect of Emotional Symptoms.” This article discussed a study of children and dreams that went from October 2002 to January 2003. During this time three questionnaires went out to the parents and students. By the end of the 3 months, 851 fourth graders and their parents had completed all three questionnaires that asked questions about nightmares over a period of two years.
An article from MSNBC called Good Graph Friday: Who's Going
Hungry by Allison Linn talks about the hunger problems facing America.
According to the US Department of Agriculture 14.5% of Americans lived in
food-insecure householdsin 2010. This
means that at some point in 2010, 17 million people struggled to feed everyone
in their family. This is a high number but the scary part is the fact that it