Monday, January 8, 2018

One Word - How My Mind Was Blown By A Single Word

My One Word is "uphold." Honestly, I chose this word because it was the first semi-interesting word I stumbled upon in the thesaurus, but then I thought a bit more about it. This word actually started to mean something to me, something you wouldn't think to take in at face value, but the more I thought about the word "uphold," the more this hidden truth became evident. Now, instead of a word that simply intrigued me, I found that this one word summed up what 2018 will be like. For those of you wondering as to what great, fantastical prophecy this word has uncovered, it's simply put as; "Stand up for what you believe in. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something, or that you have no chance of ever achieving what you want to do. Uphold your beliefs, and don't be scared to fight for the truths you hold yourself evident towards." All of this wisdom, advice, and encouragement was found in one, little word, "uphold." I did not choose this word for this reason, but instead I found reason in the word. That is why I can say with the utmost pride, that my One Word is Uphold.

For viewers of this blog who have no idea what I'm posting about; my entire class was assigned to find one word that described them or a word that symbolized their goal for the new year, like a resolution, but easier to stick to. This is something people are doing all over the world, called the One Word Project. I won't go into to much detail about it here though, you'll have to look it up for more.

Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

        I believe most of the things people call bullying in our school are things like racist slang and offensive name calling. Also, I never really see "fights" here, which is not to say they don't happen, I've just been lucky to avoid them. Regretfully, I don't see this as a preventable problem, neither do I see it as something that will ever go away. As long as there are humans on Earth there will always be bullies.

        I would give a wish, rather than taking one, because I would consider my life comfortably privileged, whereas some people don't have the same living situation a me. Some people don't have a nuclear family, some people don't even have any positive role models to look up to. I have the privilege  food on the table every day, and it's sad that some people don't. That is why I would rather give a wish than receive one.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Words of Wisdom

I personally learned that many people value general equality in there lives, and that a good attitude/being a good person will get you very far in life.

Friday, March 17, 2017

History Day Reflection

My NHD project was a documentary on the history and fall of the Berlin Wall, and the fall of the Communist government in Eastern Europe. A documentary is a movie or video that covers a topic, like a report. A part of the project I really liked was when I was editing my media. I liked being able to cut and splice the videos to add on to the project. I think the most interesting thing I learned about the Berlin Wall was that people, were unsure if they wanted it to fall, and another thing is that Communism wasn't planned out to be a bad system, it just never lived up to it's potential.

The hardest part of this whole experience in my opinion, and no one else did documentary to share my pain, was trying to get narration in an Imovie, because you can't just upload GarageBand voice projects into Imovie. I had to waste two whole days getting the perfect narration, and I couldn't even use it! All ranting aside, the narration part was really the most stressful part of this entire ordeal.

I believe I evolved as a student because I problem solved to get this whole thing done, especially when I had to figure out how to get voiceover on Imovie. I'm technically not going to history day, but one thing I can improve on are voiceover sound quality. I'm most proud of my finished product, as it runs relatively smooth and is pretty well rounded. 

This topic relates to history day because it outlines how the both sides of Germans were equally proud of their stand, and they stood up for themselves. If I had any suggestions to myself and others, it would be, never, EVER, make a movie for a time constrained project. It's just going to stress you out.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shakespeare Reflection

I was never opposed to the idea of learning about Shakespeare. That feeling continued throughout the unit, and I enjoyed the whole unit. I believe that Kate was tamed at the end because of her sincere speech at the end, in which she talks about what a wife should be. Shakespeare's first folio is important because it was the first published book that contained nearly all of his plays at the time. Shakespeare deaths where very dramatic and that gave me an idea of how he wrote, vividly and dramatically. It is important to learn Shakespeare today because I feel like his plays touch on some issues that are still around today.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

This year I'd like to ace Advanced Math, and I'd also like to not get any strikes (offenses) on my record this year. Most of all, I'd like to stay on the "A" honor roll and maybe even advance to the "Straight A" honor roll! These goals are important to me because I'd like to put my past behind me and focus on the future, I want this year to be the best so far!