Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Is splitting up the RSU5 a good idea?!

I interviewed three people from Durham asking them if they think it is a good idea to split up the RSU5 here are the responses I got. It was pretty straightforward and easy to put this together I didn't really have any trouble with it.  I think it is very understandable to read.

Problems with RSU5 splitting as a regional school unit.
RSU5 consists of Freeport, Durham and Pownal. After being a part of RSU5 for five years, Freeport wants out. Freeport votes the budget up, but nine times out of ten Durham and Pownal vote the budget down. Because the taxes in Durham and Pownal will go up almost double what they are now in Freeport the taxes will only increase a little for everyone because there's so many more people in the town of freeport. Freeport could take on more of the financial burden because of school is already here.
 I feel that the RSU5 should not split up. First of all, The kids in Durham and Pownal will have the chance to further their education. Secondly, it sets the eighth-graders up for knowing exactly where they have to go.  I feel them not having a choice is better for them at that age because if you give the kids the choice they are only going to go where their friends are going. Not to the school that better suits their needs. Lastly, It pulls the whole community together and  tries to make everyone work towards one goal.
Hannah Hall, from Durham, feels that the RSU5 should not split up. "I think that the RSU has become a positive thing for all students in every school.  Programs for recreation have been improved because of the larger number of students involved.  Teachers have been able to collaborate which has helped their own practices and curriculum in general." Additionally, it's better that Durham does not have the choice to go to two different schools. Durham also has more voice on the school board than it did before, which is for the school to improve its education.
Am anonymous source from Durham also states "Think it would be better to remain with the RSU.  We have received a lot of benefits from being together, many programs shared, people shared, etc."
On the other hand, people that are for the withdrawal such as Diane Chabot, from Durham, agrees to split from the RSU. "I don't think these three towns merging was a good fit.  Durham has always been the "middle sister", not always getting their needs met because Freeport always came first." I do not believe Freeport always comes first considering Durham got a brand-new school.  Durham can't seem to come to an agreement on Freeport getting a new school because Durham already got what they wanted and  Doesn't seem to care about Freeport.
 I feel we were put together as RSU5 for a reason are we should stick to that. I think going off old information is not a relevant reason to split us up. I think we can make it work I just think there's going to be a lot of bumps in the road on the way to get everyone on the same page.

Is Valentine's Day what it comes out to be?!

I interviewed a couple on what they're look for Valentine's Day is. Is it really all about chocolates and flowers. Or just some people see it as more of spending time with one another? This is what I got out of Bo and Kim when I interviewed them. It was very hard sometimes because they pretty much had the same answer for everything so it was hard to split it up but I think I managed it well.

Most people consider Valentine's Day as a holiday for love and compassion for a significant other. What Valentine's Day means to one person versus another can be different or it can also be the same. Guys do not usually expect much. Bo Donahue  a chef at opus 10 says  "No I don't expect anything, we don't usually do much for Valentines Day. But I do usually get some candy and a funny card."
 Many times there Is a difference between men and women but in this case Bo Donahue and his wife Kim Donahue have a similar opinion on what Valentine's Day is to them. Kim and Bo have been married for just over a year. It was interesting to get their responses. Kim said, "Nice things are always nice, but I certainly don't need or expect them. And will never be disappointed if I don't get an expensive gift."
When interviewed Kim felt that Valentine's Day "...is a day to really feel and remember all of the reasons why you love each other.Its so easy to get caught up in the day to day busy life schedules and forget to remember why you really fell in love". It seems that women find Valentine's Day to be about love and caring for each other. Most men feel just buying chocolates and flowers on Valentine's day is a enough because this is what has become of our society to the world. In Bo's case he and his wife Kim feel that not about the gifts for them it's mostly about being with each other.  As Bo stated "It means a day that you share appreciation to someone that means a lot to you."
Both Bo and Kim did not find Valentine's Day to be the most expensive holiday for them. They preferred time with each other over things purchased for each other. As Kim stated "I don't do much for Valentines Day, I consider Christmas much more expensive. I feel very secure in my relationship and don't feel the need to get him a bunch of things to prove my love. I will get a few little things, like his favorite candy and a card, but mainly we just like to spend time together." A commercial about Valentine's Day is "Every kiss begins with K" and this commercial portrays the opposite of their idea of Valentine's Day.
Since their relationship is so focused on spending time together on Valentine's Day they usually make plans to spend time together. Kim said "We will sometimes go out to dinner. Usually Bo will bring home some chocolate covered strawberries that he made for us at work, and a bottle of champagne. I make sure to buy a lot of his favorite candy, and try to find a funny card for him."
Society has shown us that Valentine's Day has to be a day where you care for one another more than any other day. Although it should not matter what day it is, you should always care for the other person the same way. Kim commented, "A lot of guys in relationships think of it as a burden, because a lot of girls expect their guy to do special things for them, and get them nice things." Too much spending takes away from the love you have for each other because people can get caught up trying to find the right thing to buy, but money is not always happiness.  Kim said "I think lots of people have high expectations for the day, and could easily be let down. I also think the media hypes up the day too much. It's kind of a Hallmark holiday, and there are standard things you are supposed to get such as, chocolates, roses, cards, jewelry, etc."
Throughout my interview people have realized that society views Valentine's Day as a day people need to fulfill each other with lots of gifts. But in this case both Bo and Kim seem to fulfill  Valentine's Day with love for each other.

Awesome vox pops!

This is my vox pop I went around asking people what their favorite breakfast food was this is just a couple of the responses I got from people. I find it very interesting to ask people what their favorite breakfast food is because it is so many varieties people come up with some interesting and good foods. I'm weaknesses that I have making a vox pop is a sound quality is never good no matter how hard I try those comes out sounding like a wind tunnel. But I Hope you enjoy it!


My senior movie

This is Cody McEnery Senior Moive
For the past year Cody has been making his senior movie. It's is not as exciting and fun and incredible like a lot of peoples senior movie might be but he thinks it is one-of-a-kind and it's just the way He wants it to be. He really has not enjoyed his senior year at all because all he does is the same thing he's done for the past three years which is incredibly boring. But they all have to do it so he thinks he made the best of it.
First, Cody sets himself up for the past three years to take a very easy courseload during his senior year and that is what he did. He tried doing a class at region 10 and did not like it at all. He thought he would like it a lot more than he did but he did not so he just drop the class.
Because Cody wasn't going to spend his entire senior year doing something that he did not like, instead of doing the pre-apprenticeship that was at region 10, He decided just to do work-study, Which is very nice. He goes to school every other day and the days that he does not go to school, he goes and works extra time on top of his normal work schedule, which is nice it gives him more money to play around with, which is good.
Some people need to hang out with people to feel good about themselves but what makes him feel accomplished is working, like He could work from 7am to 8pm everyday and he would feel perfectly fine. Cody is the only star actor in his movie Because he's awesome. He does not find his senior moive boring but he thinks a lot of people will because a lot of people his age are not for working all the time. I feel a good age group of people to read this pretty much anyone that wants to I don't think it's inappropriate for anyone. Rated G.
 What you might find fun about his senior year Is he can make it however he wanted it to be. The school let him do this which He appreciate very much. But a big part of what He does not appreciate of the school is a lot of the stuff we have learned for the past four years he will never use in his life he knows everyone says you're going to use it you're going to regret not taking that class but seriously, he won't. He has done the classes He's needed and the ones He wants.  But one class that drives him crazy is history. It's seriously a complete waste of time if you ask him and he does not know why He need to know who carved into what rock what year, He really doesn't care never will need to know. He can go on and on but He is just going to bore you but there are parts of the school that are kind of good.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Geri's Game

In the film I watch the old man was playing chess with himself on one side he is nice thoughtful and on the other side he was very mean. The old man is the only performer in the film. In the beginning of the film he is setting up the chessboard and then he was starting to play chess with himself. That went pretty well but the nice thoughtful man on one side almost lost. Until at the end where he pretend to have a heart attack (I think) so the man that he was pertaining to play against wouldn't notice that he turned the whole board around and won the game. Then the man who lost had to give him his teeth. I think this was a very interesting film but didn't really make perfect sense to because the old man tricked himself which doesn't really have any meaning to it. Because the man just goes back and forth from both sides of the table. It gets kind of boring and repetitive it doesn't keep you interested through the entire film. I think it would be better if they just separate person instead of him pretending to play against himself.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are movie reviews good or not?!

  • If you are thinking about seeing a particular movie, would you consult a movie review for a recommendation? Why or why not? Yes I would because then I know If I'm wasting my money or not. And I don't want to sit and watch something for two hours that I don't like. 
  • What types of useful information can a movie review offer you? List as many as you can. How stars it's rated, how popular it is, how many people know of the movie or have already watched it  
  • How often do you think young people consult movie reviews before watching a movie? I feel quite often because they want to watch a movie they like. 
  • What aspects about movie reviews make them a positive or negative influence on your decision to watch the movie? If the movie is not rated good. Probably won't watch it. Unless it's something I know I like. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I find this very funny!!!!

I find it unbeliever that people would do such a thing. I feel so bad for the owners of those smart cars!  They flip 4 of them.

Our Crazy College Crossroads

— What is your reaction to Mr. Bruni’s idea that where you go to college matters less than “the effort you put into your studies, the earnestness with which you hone your skills, what you actually learn”? 
Yes I agree that it's more about who you are then what school you really want to go to. It doesn't matter what school you go to it's all on what you put into it. 
— If you’re a student who is finished with the college process, what advice would you give high school juniors? 
If you didn't get into your favorite school it's not the end of the world because you can make yourself succeed somewhere else just as well. 
— What is your idea of what the perfect college for you might be? Why?
A school where it is very hands-on and there's not a lot of bookwork. It would benefit from the school that is built around my strength. 
— In the end, how much do you think it matters where you go to college? Why?
I don't think it really matters where you go to college because I think you can make yourself succeed just as good no matter where you go it's all in yourself. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SAT vs work life

  • — If you were on a hiring committee at a workplace, would you consider SAT scores as part of an applicant’s materials? No I do not think that would be a good workplace committee because the way the SATs are now is very inaccurate does not follow what we do in schools. 
  • — Should there be an expiration date on the scores’ being considered as part of a prospective employee’s application? If so, what should it be? I think it should have a date for like 5 years after you take it. After the five years they do not look back to it because it is not accurate if you were to take more schooling. But if you do not further your schooling and you can still use it as an accurate reading of ability. 
  • — What if a job applicant did not take the SAT? Do you think some employers would penalize that person? How should this situation best be handled, in your opinion? Unfortunately some employers do for example Google does. It's based on the employer opinion whether not they want to use it. Believe more and more employers are not using it as check for ability level.