If I am being completely honest, my work has been less than subpar. I haven’t turned in like anything for any teacher for the past two weeks. I am really slipping and I couldn’t tell you why.
It’s been really hard for me to focus these past couple months and I think my depression has come back full force. The only thing I want to do is sleep and watch Netflix. I have no idea how to fix it either. I went back on my medications but that doesn’t seem to be working for anything. I really need to solve this problem.
Early in October, Oregon started a campaign to force manufacturers to label their products with genetically modified organisms. GMOs have been a topic in Oregon and Colorado for a long time. Measure 92, known as the GMO bill in Oregon was voted on this November. If passed, this bill would make Oregon one of the first states that would force manufactures to label their genetically modified foods. Unfortunately, neither Colorado nor Oregon passed such measures. In Colorado the vote was 66% (not in favor of the bill) to 34% (in favor of the bill). In Oregon, the votes were much closer.
In the Economist article “School Reform: Stay Focused” http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21569680-new-research-how-c... the author discusses a book written by Paul Tough about closing the achievement gap in underserved neighborhoods. He speaks specifically about a school called KIPP Academy (Knowledge is Power Program) a college preparatory middle school where students are earning some of the highest grades on statewide exams. This article delves into the topic of character education being an important part of closing the achievement gap.
Have you ever had somebody just come and ask you how to solve something...when the answer is in front of them?
When there are the answers are so obvious that they fail to see them that it is painful to even help them. It's almost as if they are asking where is my eye? You can't really help but be exasperated when they ask you again a few hours later. Which just really sets me off. How the Blazes can you forget a simple task that only has one step to it?
America's War on Drugs has been a huge failure. It has caused much more harm than good since it started nearly 40 years ago when President Nixon created the Drug Enforcement Administration. I really want people to understand the fact that I am not condoning the use of drugs, but that waging a war on drugs has been more costly to society than drugs itself.
If I could do anything without the risk of failing I would be a Navy Seal. From a very young age I have been fascinated with the Seals. My family used to vacation on Coronado Island at the Hotel Del and we would see them training in the water and on the beach. I have read several books about the Seals and their drive and determination is what truly fascinates me. The BUD/S training is the toughest physical and mental test that exists on this planet. Only 1 in 4 of the people who make it into the training succeed and become a Seal.
Success is viewed in many’s eyes as their goal. However, they are often blinded by the glory that they would not learn anything from success. In fact, success could lead up to over-confidence. The problem with being over-confidence is that it can lead up to careless mistakes. Those careless mistakes are things that are so easy to you that you know the answer automatically. The results of these tiny mistake may be as small as lessons, or as huge as losing your life, either way, it’s unforgettable.
Overall, death is an unavoidable event that will eventually happen to everyone. It can come anytime, even when least expected. Your own death cannot affect you, but it affects those that love you and that are a part of your life. Death is a mystery and only predictions can be made, which are not at all very accurate.