Monday, March 8, 2010

Banning Ipods

Ipods should not be banned from schools. Although some students use them to cheat, many others who do not use them for such a way will lose the privelege of being able to entertain themselves after testing or when they have free time, which is not fair to them. Many students will not take the time and put in the effort of putting cheats into songs on their ipod, so only a minority who have way to much time on their hands will do that method of cheating. I would love to keep the privelege of being able to listen to my ipod while I am not busy, so I know other people would as well. But when it comes down to it, if a student has to resort to cheating, it's the teachers fault because they did not do their job and properly prepare the student for the work that is meant to be done. Here is an article that I like about someone who is against banning ipods:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oral Com Assignment 3-2-10

I have been asked to make a blog for my class today about 3 different stories. They are about an Earthquake, which can be found at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_chile_earthquake;_ylt=Asvgs.kkTmBm2Gg.uvDxPX.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNqYmlkcW5yBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMzAxL2x0X2NoaWxlX2VhcnRocXVha2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMyBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNjaGlsZXRyb29wc3A-

about Global Warming, which can be found at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100228/ts_csm/283713

and about a European Storm, which can be found at:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100301/ap_on_re_eu/eu_france_deadly_storm

Anyways, the stories all are about nature and disasters it can cause. I have found out that something like a large city that can take many years to form and become so popular can be wiped out in less than a day.

An earthquake hit out in the middle of an ocean, whiched caused a tsunami to form and it hit the coast. In most of the cities on that coast, nearly everything was destroyed and left without food or power. Bodies were buried fast because the funeral homes had no power. Bad things can happen quickly when a tsunami hits..

Global Warming is really an unsure topic currently. Some people believe that its true, but some people do not. Only time will be able to tell who is right.

A storm hit in Europe and currently killed 62 people. The storm, Xynthia, blew into France with hurricane-force winds, flooding ports, destroying homes and leaving 1 million households without electricity. It also battered Belgium, Portugal, Spain and parts of Germany and snarled train and air travel throughout the continent. The storm also caused six deaths in Germany — including a 2-year-old boy who drowned after he was blown into a river. Three people were dead in Spain, and Belgium and Portugal had one fatality each.

I think the main idea from not just one story, but all 3, is that you can never tell what mother nature will do and if something good or bad will come out of it. To me, this is something to always keep in mind before moving near any coast or any place where theres a lot of earthquakes that happen.