There are over 18 billion texts sent worldwide every day. That means about 96,000 every second. That’s crazy! I believe that cell phones and technology are taking over the society that we live in today. Just take a look when you walk down the halls of Fremd tomorrow, how many kids are on their cell phones either texting or calling someone. What happened to finding your friends and having a real conversation?
Kid’s texting on cell… Continue
Added by Michael Naselli on October 24, 2010 at 8:18pm —
You've all seen those videos that say Bill Brady sucks or Pat Quinn is a terible governer and now im just getting sick of it. The people that make these video's have to realize that this is not the way to win a election properly. These video's claim that the opposing candidate is apparently the devil himself and is trying to take away your freedoms. These videos continue back and forth until election night when they finally end until the next election season. Maybe instead of demeaning the… Continue
Added by Sid Suresh on October 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Everyone knows at least something about the globe and how we are ruining it. Yet, most peoople don't know whether it was caused by humans or if it is just a normal cooling phase of the earth. Truth is, humans have a huge impact on the globe. This is our home and we need to take better care of the earth.
Humans, as a race, have caused the earth damage by creating a hole in the o-zone layer. This layer is causing radiation from the sun to be trapped causing a greenhouse gas effect, meaning… Continue
Added by Patrick Norman on October 24, 2010 at 4:52pm —
Political phone calls seem to be the only phone calls my house receives. It seems that the candidates for office get so desperate for votes they will do anything to get them. Promoting yourself is completely necessary, but I feel that they should find different ways if doing it. Most families receving calls from campaign office either just completely ignore the call, or hang up quickly. In my opinion, they should be spending more time trying to come up with unique ideas for promoting… Continue
Added by Michael Weber on October 24, 2010 at 2:17pm —
This is just another argument to the never-ending debacle of opposing views. Am I calling out vegans for being hypocrites? NO! Ever since the counterculture movements in the 60's and 70's, the battles of animal rights and animal wrongs has resulted in just another thing to argue and complain about.
It all started as an innocent looking battle, but now it has gone to a level that is nothing but a constant distraction and a battle of… Continue
Added by Jack Nebel Jr. on October 24, 2010 at 11:38am —
Every year high school and college athletes have to decide whether to go into the draft or to continue getting education and finish their college academic career instead of starting their sports career. These athletes have to make decisions at the age of 18 and 19 that will affect the rest of their lives. Personally I think that entering the draft is a terrible choice because once these athletes end their sports careers they will have… Continue
Added by Connor Bieda on October 19, 2010 at 6:58pm —
Through science we have seen how sleep is just as important to human well-being as air, water, and food. So how is it reasonable to have students up at the crack of dawn, on their way to school, where they won’t absorb the information they’re picking up? It simply isn’t. Teenagers need an average of 9 ¼ hours of sleep every night. The probability of seeing high school students asleep at eight-forty five every night is just about none. It would… Continue
Added by Nora Geissler on October 18, 2010 at 9:14pm —
Flip-Tuck-Twist-Fly. The thrill I get before a tumbling pass, the rush I feel twisting through the air, the euphoria achieved as my body leaves the ground, the power I gain with every flip. My love. My life. My motivation. My passion. Every part inside me screams for more; I can’t get enough. Some can say addiction- they’re correct. Some can say obsession- they’re correct too. I say passion-the most powerful emotion one can have.
My passion is tumbling. The endogenous happiness I feel when… Continue
Added by Lauren Andersen on October 18, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Added by Gary Anderson on October 18, 2010 at 9:24am —
Kids now, have more stress put on them due to extracurricular's and sports, I believe than any other time in history. We've been taught to believe that in order to achieve the things in life that we want and to get into the best colleges, we need to build up a resume for ourselves, that is stock piled with all the different activities that we have been enroled in since the 5th grade. But, is forcing ourselves to be pushed to limit really the best option?
Yes, having a list of… Continue
Added by Ashlyn Jensen on October 17, 2010 at 10:30pm —
So, everyone's a little bit racist... right? Right. Even if we don't mean to say anything, we do. We all make black jokes or say something about stereotypes. We ALL do. I do. I'll admit it. In most cases though, saying something "racist" isn't something to feel guilty about. Sometimes it's funny and everyone laughs and agrees... But then there's those other cases where you say the wrong thing at the wrong time. We've all been there. Especially when you say it to the wrong person who,… Continue
Added by Meghan Byrne on October 17, 2010 at 6:32pm —
I am a huge sports fan. I follow most of the sports today and I watch ESPN on TV quite frequently. In sports, the off-season takes a huge part in whether or not your team will have a successful season the next year. Some of you, if not most, may have heard about LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers this past summer. James was considering playing for 6 teams in the NBA; New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. LeBron James… Continue
Added by Jack Andersen on October 17, 2010 at 5:58pm —
50 years ago, to become a famous singer you had to be able to carry a tune, perform without technology assisting you, and have a recording sound just as good live. Today, thats not the case. With the modern music of the 2000's, you don't need a bit of talent to become famous. A couple examples of that would be Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Ke$ha. Now, everyone has the right to their own personal opinion. But being… Continue
Added by Jessi Jorgensen on October 17, 2010 at 3:52pm —
As Teens we all have secrets and a history... or should I say OUR history. They say it is best to learn young because our minds are like sponges. I couldn't agree more. Every day we wake up and create a person that media or simply our surroundings say is "Presentable." For boys it's being the most athletic, having the best luck with girls, or even just having the best way of making others laugh. As girls we try to wear the best of the best clothes and… Continue
Added by Aricela Marquez on October 16, 2010 at 1:30am —
On August 5th, 2010, 33 Chilean miners became trapped 2400 ft (700 m) under Chile's Atacama Desert. At first it seemed like a tragedy, 33 souls buried underground never to see the light of day. This was the second tragedy of 2010 to strike Chile, the earlier one being the tremendous earthquake. As a Chilean, I personally do not like seeing my country in such turmoil twice in a year. It wasn't until August 30th, where the first video footage of all 33 miners showed itself, that the rescue plan… Continue
Added by Joaquin Zuniga on October 15, 2010 at 11:45pm —
Our generation. With so many new advances in technology, who knows where we will be in the next 20, or so years? But while technology is making our lives easier, is it making our generation dumber?
Some might say that our generation has had a decrease in education, due to many reasons. A major issue is that college expenses have been a great factor in becoming less educated. When people can't receive scholarships, and can't afford college in general, they just don't apply. The… Continue
Added by sabrina nash on October 15, 2010 at 11:30pm —
In this modern day and age, you can find the term "emo" commonly being used at any high school across the nation. But where, when, and why did this popular trend begin? Is it resistance to society's generic conformity that makes people change to this extreme, or just desire to join in on this independent clique? I'm not trying to make fun of anyone; I'm just stating my opinions about this newer group of people.
In my mind, emos are simply today's goths, with less make-up and more… Continue
Added by Alex Costigan on October 15, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Sports have been a big deal all around the world. We got soccer, football, tennis, baseball, swimming, volleyball, etc. Since 3000B.C in Egypt, where the first sports
was created, humans have created so many sports played internationally. In 776 BC, Greece held the Olympics games that has hosted many sports and competitions. In my opinion sports are… Continue
Added by Mike Artov on October 15, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Sites like Myspace and FaceBook have come to play a key role in modern socialization. These sights serve as one of the primary modes of communication today. One can catch up with old friends, meet new people, or chat via these sites, but to what extent is this actually interaction?
Picture this, a typical highschooler comes home from school, decides to go hang out, and promptly signs onto the computer to "chill" with his/her pals. Yet this student has no physical contact and only an… Continue
Added by Duncan Brown on October 15, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Remember how on the first day of school, the teacher usually makes us get acquainted with one another? Well, I hate those days. I always find that I have nothing in common with any of my classmates. One question that really sets me apart from everyone else is "What kind of music do you listen to?". People would respond "metal", "techno”, "rock”, “pop", "hip-hop" and all that stuff. "Well, here I go," is what I'd tell myself when it’s finally my turn to tell everyone what my favorite genre of… Continue
Added by JohnPaulus V Arcangel on October 15, 2010 at 8:00pm —