Sunday, November 6, 2016

How the United States changed over time on Sexuallity


The amount of gay people per capita has changed drastically from 1950-2016. It is much more acceptable now a days for some to come out as gay. LGBTQ (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, and Queers) has a website that allows the public to  learn a little about what it means to be part of the LGBTQ community. Hearing stories from my parents and even my grandparents about life back in the 50's through 90's being gay wasn't very acceptable. You sometimes went your whole life faking it because you didn't want to tell people or you didn't want to believe it yourself. Now being gay is just a part of life. Whenever you hear someone is gay you arent always surprised and I think alot of that has to do with celebrities taking a stand and coming out as gay as well. It shows that even people who are role models can be different to and break the norm.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Immigration

Immigration is a touchy subject to most. Everyone has an opinion on it but not everyone has a viable solution for it. Trump  wants to build a wall between America and Mexico and kick out all the illegal immigrants. Hilary pretty much wants to do the exact opposite and make a pathway for equal citizenship. I think the immigration status in Mexico is much different than the status in the Middle East. It may be stereotyping but we all do it and we are all afraid of the Middle Eastern immigrants. The majority of them are Muslim and we are afraid of them because of what terrorist groups have done to America and what they have threaten to do.

Here is just one of many stories linked to Isis and what they have threaten to do. That is why the fear is there and why we are skeptical on let in Muslims. Yes, im sure that most of them have no intentions and blowing up something or shooting anyone, but all it takes is one person and it just strength our fear. I believe no matter what happens on immigration people are going to be pissed off and upset.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action in the United States is a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and administrative practices intended to end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination. This Stanford articles shows after 25 years affirmative action still isn't working for admissions and for staff. 

I believe that affirmative action is a stupid law because if a college for example allows a minority with a 19 ACT score get in but reject a white person with a 22 ACT score isn't fair to the white person. Yes you might be giving the minority a shot in life but you are not allowing the white to reach his or hers full potential. 

I just feel the est person should get it. If you try as hard as you can trough high school to get in your college of your dreams but because there is a minority who does worse than you on the ACT and has a worse GPA than you they still get in before you. How is that fair? Yes I realize that we might not have the same level of teaching, but the effort is there for everyone. The student is going to decide weather they do good in school.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

School and Sports coincides

For decades people have argued that sports affect school work and grades and that sports help kids become better people. According to multiple experiments done by colleges playing sports do not have a negative affect on school work. Although it does affect your stress level and you have to try much harder to maintain academic eligibility while you get older it your grades start to become more and more important. A lot of successful students athlete say the more organize you are the easier it will be to keep track of deadlines and stay on top of your grades.

Here is an article on how student athlete believe that they are better people because of sports and how sports changed them. Kids are going to be kids and play sports because they love playing them but they might not love school but they are going to do good enough in school because they love the sport. Sports are a way for multiple people to connect and make a connection where with school its a lot harder to say oh we both love math lets be friends but you can do that with sports and make a strong connection.

My question are do you think that sports get in the way of school and do sports help make kids better people.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Who Owns our reality?

Print media is slowly becoming obsolete but it still serves a purpose to the elder community who haven't went digital and also the people who like reading the newspaper in their hands rather than on their phone. Here is a link to a website that has the numbers on the age of people who read the newspaper still and how it has been decreasing since 1999 mainly on the fact that technology has been increasingly becoming more and more popular worldwide. 

 Viewers don't always get the full story when they like to read things just about republicans for example they will get everything republican thrown their way and all the material to make it look like Democrats do all the wrong. The danger to that is that they wont always see what they want to see and they will see what the companies want them to see. They wont realize that they are in the wrong in some of the articles or videos because the writer will try to make it seem like it wasn't their fault and it was the governments fault. Facebook already controls what you see and your page.

The government is involved with every aspect of the world and they can access pretty much whatever they want to access and we cant do much about it cause we don't realize that it is even happening most the time. They can hide things that happen forever and we will never know about it, until they want us to know about it. They can show you something online to get you to be on their side when they want you when it looks like they didn't do anything wrong.

I know when i get out of college in 5 or 6 years i will not have a subscription to any type of magazine or newspaper because it will be so easy to get things online and there might not even be newspapers around. In college kids are forced or at least have to get tech savvy because so many classes require technology and after 4 years of that you just cant go back.

The job of the reader is exactly the same with newspapers and magazines as it is on technology. It is the same material its just online, sure they change it up a bit and they want you to think it is different but its the same material and you job wont change.

I don't think Democracy will struggle all that much with the rise of technology because people have to follow the rules and different rules will be out in place for technology and speech and all different types.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Big news media outlets definitely shouldn't try and post satire or do satire because everyone trust them to get the news out to them and they all trust that it is the truth. If they post satire so many people will be frustrated and not trust them anymore. People don't always get satire and they don't really understand the of point of satire. 

I'm not surprised that so little teens are interested because the way that the news is presented it is more "old school" then the way things are presented in social media. I am actually surprised that more teens don't get their news from social media because whenever you do go on twitter or Facebook there are always links or front page story headlines over a picture trying to intrigue you to click on it and read. I get most of my news from social media or my parents so I'm with the 66% of teens.

Highly credible news sources should not dabble in fake news because to many people wouldn't realize it as fake news and more as real actual news. They would get bad reviews and angry viewers, its a lose lose situation because the people who get it is fake won't speak up and say they are kidding. Smaller news sources can because they have a smaller audience and can take the risk but have to be willing to suffer the consequences for what happens if it comes back to bite them in the butt.

Satire is a very hard type of news to do because it is so controversial because so many people just don't understand what it is or what its purpose is. That's the biggest problem with satire is people don't quite get that its just a joke and is meant to be funny and not serious. If people could figure out what satire did mean more people would write satire and more people would enjoy satire.

My first attempt at Satire seemed to work out pretty well, it was short quick and got the point across. Satire is real easy to do,doesn't take that long to do, and once you get the hang of it its a lot of fun to do.

Monday, May 2, 2016

The first week of the past 10 days I have been looking at or trying my best not to look at any news, Including social media. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. 7 weeks without news seemed so simple no newspapers or watching the news, I don't watch the news or read newspapers unless i'm at work reading the sport section. The hardest part was no social media because that means i couldn't go on Twitter or Facebook because news is heavily advertised on those sites.

The first couple days it was really easy, I just didn't turn on the news for a few minutes before i went to bed and i just didn't read the newspaper at work. The election would periodically interrupt the show i was watching and then i would get notifications from Twitter or Facebook about something people liked or shared and i would go and check it out. The temptation to scroll through and look at things would kick in and i would start to look. By the last day i was going on it like i normally would except i tried not to click on the news articles about what was going on.

USA Today was my second news source i went to and it was fun to see what i missed out on in the past week. You don't know how much you actually miss until you aren't allowed to look at something. It puts into perspective what the world would be like if know one knew about what was going on outside of their immediate bubble. I never would have been able to see this April fools joke that only Steve Kerr thought was funny. The news is a powerful thing and sometimes not knowing what has been going on in the world is better than knowing.