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Blog 10

The topic I have choose to debate about is whether or not parents should be aloud to change their child’s gender. I am against changing your child’s gender for many reasons. I believe that it is the child’s decision, they can not help the gender they were born and if they ask to change genders, what are you going to say that you choose their gender and they cannot? I believe someone is born in the gender they are supposed to be in but every now and again there are mistakes made and they change their gender but that ok it how they are identifying. Prior to my research i knew very little about the topic, last year in my bio 2 class we talked about it when we talked about DNA and cells but only very briefly. I got  lot of different articles trying to explain the benefits  of it, the cons of it, and then some websites had both the pros & cons. I got 3 articles but when i reworded how i said it i got many more. I plan to explain the logical benefits  of changing your baby’s gender but i also plan of showing all the cons to changing your baby’s gender. The ethical argument i will bring is is do you really want to mess with genetics and fate, and what you could get messing with both of those. I plan on having a strong argument for both sides but i am leaning towards the negative side myself. The emotion I plan on bringing is the is worry. I plan on bringing worry because if there are a huge amounts for health risk involved in changing gender after the embryo has made up whats it going to be.  so i want people to worry for these baby’s health and question the parents about why they are doing this to their child. My classmates should worry about this topic because yes is in our future and some might consider it if they don’t really get the gender they were looking for so i wanted to tell then about while they are young so that they don’t make any stupid decisions. “A ban on sex selection may well be justified in counties like China and India where the predominance of son-preference has already led to a significant shortage of girls.” This is a example of why I believe that we should not have to opportunity to change our child’s gender.

blog #9

Well tbh coming back to school was not the best thing I have done in my life, Well so far in school I have forgotten homework and had to finish it while writing this blog and kinda not ready to get a test back. Hmm I would change the fact that im a huge procrastinator, I want to stop waiting to do things till the last minuet and start doing my homework/blogs the nights i get them and get. them out of the way. i would want to change this behavior because taking it into my adult life because i the work place you have deadlines and you mess something up it will effect you a little but it will affect the company more then myself because I represent them. I would like to improve they way i treat other and myself, i don’t treat some people like they are not humans sometimes, I also don’t treat myself the best  i don’t put myself very high and i think im a big reason why i don’t dot he things i used to love. I want to change this because it not the healthiest mentally to do. I think its more other people who need to stop and think about what they say to other and how they treat them because others can break people and maybe themselves in the process. I can go about it by trying to see myself better then i think i and others do. I can stick to the plan that i have made for myself to help lose weight ans make myself feel a little better. And today im actually doing my homework a while before it was due shook. Things that would prevent this would be me wanting to not work out or wake up at all.

No more poetry?

So umm I guess you can say my like for poverty stayed neutralish because its not the easiest thing to write and most of them are kind of hard to understand. But on the other had i have a lot of respect for people who write it and write it for a living cause lets be honest i could never do that for a living i can barley write one for class. Writing poetry with requirements  has affected the way i look at poetry because  i don’t wanna write it ever again like bye. But I don’t like writing it anymore, I thought writing it would be just as easy as reading it but oh boy i was so so wrong.What changed my approve/understanding from one poem to the other poem is that i had no clue what i was doing the first time i was just going off what i was told. But the second poem i had am idea of what i was doing and it kinds helped me farm the poem more, and i had a lot more understanding of elements going from one to the other. My second poem was just a hopefully better version of my first poem and to incorporate visuals would not be that difficult but it would take a lot of thinking and planing out of what i would want to put as my visuals. Visuals would aid my poem, it would help them get more feeling from the poem and hopefully understand the poem more. The visuals would have to go along with whatever poem you wrote and then you would have to drawn everything very carefully and just make sure its fits just right with the poem but if its right you they can bring a lot to the plate.

Like any other high school drama i guess..

My story is about a girl named Alynna shes a junior at McKinley high school in Pennsylvania. She caption of the cheer team, in their marching band, and shes in STEM. But Alynna has one problem she has fallen for the Quarter back of the football team Derek. Derek is tall wavy, thick brown hair, and is dating her best friend. One day she sits down ans writes a letter about how she feels for Derek and he gets the letter…, He walks up to her letter in hand . ” I had no clue you felt this way.” said Derek. “Omg you were not supposed to get that” said Alynna. Why i feel the same way Derek says. And i broke up with Morgan because i had feelings for you.  When they got together the ex girlfriend Morgan her goal is to destroy there relationship like Alynna didn’t realize she did. . I got the idea form me being a huge fan of drama and watching so many chick flicks but them put together like im doing makes it sounds like an amazing story. They have helped me learn more about my characters and develop the story better. The process has changed for me at least because we are taking it one little pert at a time to put everything to together. It helping me understand how much work goes into writing a story. Writing a story is not just throw everything the things we have been doing in class have helped me analyze and build stories  You learn how to do the little things and you learn to do them well. The little things that we have been doing have helped me brainstorm and set up a good basis for my story. So this has helped me realize to make a good or great story you care.

Evil?

The concept presented in this story is greed leading a person/group to their own downfall can be seen in today society, you can see on the news that people who are doing thing so they can further themselves in life, or people who are doing things and they only do the things they do because it would befit them and nobody else around them. One of the things a modern reader should learn from this story if if you are greedy enough it will come back and bit you, Tom was so greedy that he never shared anything and his wife was the same way. You would think he would have learned from finding the heart and live it would have shown him whats happens when you are too greedy. But in the end Tom still made the deal with the Devil. Other evils that we have see throughout history to today are people murdering others to befit, gain, or even do it just for fun, we still have people killing others which is completely wrong. I personally think that doing drug is a true evil, they have been here for centuries now and the dug epidemic keeps getting worse and worse. Taking, doing, selling, and making drugs is evil in my eyes because, people are dying from drugs every day and people are still doing more ham then good. Yes i think both of things have remain contains and are becoming more and more popular and overwhelming. Evil to me is when someone i doing something wrong and they know that it is wrong and they wont do anything to stop it. Evil is someone who also deal out a great amount of pain and suffering to get something. Evil can look just like you and me but on the inside they are dark and twisted, they get humor in someone else’s pain and suffering. Evil is the sound of pain and suffering yet you still hear someone laughing along to the pain and suffering but personally i think evil has no true sound

 

 

 

The Devil and Tom Walker

My Initial reaction to the Devil and Tom walker was that in the beginning Tom  was a semi decent person, and his wife was just a pure rotten person. Then the story started to take an interesting turn. When Tom took that ” short cut” threw the swamp and we first got to meet the Devil. The devil introduces himself and we get the complicating factor. The Devil and Tom walker sounds like old stories about mermaids and how they would use there song and lead sailors to the untimely death, and the ones not killed would be scared and haunted forever. The Devil and tom walker is also different the most stories i have read growing up. Most stories if someone has a bad trait, through out the story they would try to change it and in the end they end up changing it in the end. For example In how the Grinch stole Christmas, The Grinch is mad because he is never included in the celebration so he now hate Christmas. But one the gets included he sees thing differently and has a positive look on Christmas. But with The Devil and Tom walker Tom is a greedy person and once his wife dies you thing that he would change  but Tom does not change one bit he makes a deal. The society i think t author he is describing in one full of greed and is corrupt. The point he is trying to make is that greed can and will corrupt you and your mind at some point if you let it control your life. The things i think i would change is Where and when it was set, also i would give a better description of Tom and his wife. I would also make it over something more prevalent, and change the setting to high school and instead of greed taking over popularity should take over.

Notes… notes… and more notes

The notes that we went over in class were very helpful to explain the elements of a short story. I have looked at stories differently since those notes and class descriptions, i have had to read children’s stories this weekend to my little cousin and i have realized to adults of older kids there is a lesson to be learned but to little kids its a funny or cute little story.The thing that most got me like oh i never knew or thought about that before it was Milieu. The story i put that with was the sisters keeper, the sister had to help keep her sister alive. But her parents never let her voice her opinion, then one day they wanted her to donate her kidney and she had enough. The feelings i got from her was anger, lonely, invisible. It dose change the way i look at the story because you’r reading this story and you are trying to figure out what everyone feels and they I try bring in there shoes and see if I would have the same emotions, this is not only for this book/ story but all of then I read. When you are observing something you look but never ask questions or participate, but when your an active participant you ask questions and participate. When in a story is no different, observers juts read it never get “hooked” or ask important questions. A active participant will get “hooked” and ask important questions. I’m more active because i get hooked and ask myself important questions through out the story. I could make the transition by not getting hooked and not asking important questions to myself. My second week was pretty stressful, STEM classes started and all my other classed picked up there pace so i got a little look at the rest of my very stressful year.

First week

So my first week was kind of chaotic… it all started with the first day. I walked in a realized i never missed the school. The week went by pretty fast, and Friday i went to the elementary schools and it was a great. Friday night we had our first football game and it started out ok then it ended up being a terrible the final score was 56 to 6 but the band marched for the first time on a football field this season. The classes in taking i know its going they are going to be hard but i will live. I left early everyday because stem has not started yet. I have up to 5/6 and then i will go up to the collage everyday from 12-2. My classes at the high school are pretty great. Band has been a fun experiences especially with the new dictator needed change. My Genghis class is pretty chill and fun i look forward to taking it. My prob & stat class is ok i mostly like all the stories being told there. My chem class is doing to be challenge but a fun welcomed challenge. My american cultures class is going to be interesting this year. This year has brought a lot of changes but they are all welcome. I have had the honor to be able to be in the stem program. But i have also had to take on a lot more homework, its only the first week and i have had to make a presentation and a chem project, oh and also this blog. The first week was a little stress full but my year can only get better from here right? Or at least i hope it will get better and easier from here. All and all im happy with how the first week turned out.