Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Climate change

— What do you think schools could be doing?
Schools could have recycling movements and push to be more environmentally friendly, buses could run off natural gas, and the school could by organic. They could also teach students about climate change in a more In depth way.
— How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
We've learned a little bit about climate change in school, how it is affecting the ozone and that it's because the atmosphere is not releasing greenhouse gases so suns rays and energy get trapped in earth, causing higher temperatures which greatly affect the environment.
— How much does the topic concern you in general? Why?
It bothers me that corporations and people don't care about earth as much as they should, but knowing that the earth won't burn up and be ruined until long after my time makes the issue seem smaller, this generation needs to be shown proof that global warming affects us greatly so we feel a greater need to fight back against it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adam Brobst is not pledging to a fraternity

Do you want to join a fraternity or sorority? Why or why not?

The only reason I can picture joining a fraternity would be to get to live in a sweet mansion, other then that I don't see and positive benefits that would help with my college life.

What do you think fraternities could do to police themselves? Is what Sigma Alpha Epsilon doing enough?

The best way to police a wild group like a fraternity is to have a strong leadership system which is respected, so when punishments are handed out, they are taken seriously.

What do you think would be lost if there were no fraternities on college campuses? What might be gained? Would banning fraternities substantially lessen problems like sexual violence and alcohol-fueled injuries and deaths on college campuses or not?

I believe the only thing lost if fraternities were banned from college would be their parties, other then that I don't see the point of a fraternity unless you're Ryan Camp and have to tell everyone about it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thumbnail Editorials

Weather in Maine
If you are looking for a place to lounge outside and enjoy a nice breeze, this is surely not the place. Plagued with below freezing temperatures and snow, this northern state is a primo destination for skiers and wackjobs.

Bumper Stickers
Are they taken too far sometimes? I love seeing a funny bumper sticker and having a smile flash across my face from a good joke for example "How's my driving? 1-800-Eat-S@?t". Although sometimes people take it too far, by posting heavy opinions certain hot button issues,  from abortion to religious views, and that takes the fun out of the number stickers.

Reality TV
Who doesn't love reality TV? Or would the better question be, who even watches that stuff? Scripted "drama" and some of the trashiest people you have ever seen thrown into a joke of a show and aired non stop on TLC and other bad channels. Does anyone really want to watch snookie sleep with four guys a night and then fight with all of them after? I hope not.

A social media sight gone sideways. Back in the day facebook used to be about getting and staying in contact with friends, now it's used for teen drama and thirty eight or older parents who think its "hip". In between the 13 year old idiots talking about how much swag they have from drinking and smoking every night to the creepy 50 year old dudes stalking single mothers there's only a small sliver of people using face book for the right reasons.

A necessary evil at times, lying can destroy your perception of people or make them seem like a hero. Back when I was a kid I thought lying was the worst thing you could possibly do, but now I realize it's one of June kindest things you can do. Saving someone from what they don't want to hear by lying to make them feel can be very helpful, but you must remember sometimes telling your friend or family the truth is better then covering with a lie. Just remember in a pinch lying can save your skin.

School lunch
There's never enough, and it all sucks. Multiple times there has been moldy food, or undercooked meat served. Also taking away our desserts and replacing it with mushy apples, what type of prison are these clowns running.

Senior privileges
Shouldn't be called privileges at all, it is a right of being 18 and turning into an adult. Just cause we have some loud mouthed authoritarian telling us about how we have to follow the rules or we are stupid immature pieces of scum doesn't mean it's a privilege to leave the school when we can do that under our power. Take your little rule book and shove it.

Gun control
Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Let competent people have their guns, let the sociopaths and psychos try to get guns some other way.