What topic should I do?

Friday, September 26, 2014


A) Incentives govern human behavior because people usually only do things if they benefit from it in someway. I feel like money is the best incentive. I think this because everyone uses money. No matter what age or who you are money will be useful in your life. By saying money is the best incentive is kind of sad because money shouldn't be whats motivating you to do what you have to get done.
B) An aesthetic experience I have had  is when I went to Vermont. When I went to Vermont I went to a huge waterfall with my family and it was the most breath taking thing I have seen still til this day. I can't even begin to put onto words how it made me feel. It was so beautiful it looked fake. Seeing things like this make me stop and think that there's so much to life and there are so many things to see. It makes me happy knowing that such beautiful things exist on this earth.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bucket List

Short Term:
Go to college: I want to have the college experience and get my degree and masters.
Jump off of a waterfall: It would be so fun and scary!
Road Trip to California: I would love to be stuck in an automobile and drive across the country with my friends while taking many stops along the way!
Get a massage: I'd be so relaxing and stress relieving
Ty a burrito: I have never tried one and all my friends think I am crazy because I haven't. I need to try one!
Long Term:
Real camping: I want to camp out in the middle of the woods for a week straight without technology
Skydiving: I want to jump out of a plane because I cant even imagine the adrenaline rush from jumping out of a plane.
Scuba Diving: I want to see the fishes up close and be able to swim with them.
Snowboard down a huge mountain: It would be crazy to bomb down a huge mountain not knowing what's going o happen next.
Northern Lights: It would be unreal to see the lights in real life because even the pictures look fake
Go to Hawaii: I wanna go to Hawaii and see if its as beautiful as I think.
Go surfing: I want to at least try it once!

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Ethos: " Most shelters examine and give vaccinations to animals when they arrive, and many spay or neuter them before being adopted."

"In addition to medical care, more and more shelters also screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors to make sure each family finds the right pet for its lifestyle."

"It is a common misconception that animals end up in shelters or with rescue groups because they've been abused or done something "wrong." In fact, most animals are given to shelters or rescue groups because of "people reasons," not because of anything they've done"

Pathos: "Because there is limited space at shelters, staff members sometimes need to make very hard decisions to euthanize animals who haven't been adopted."

"By adopting from a private humane society or animal shelter, rescue group, or the local animal-control agency, you'll help save the lives of two animals."

"Pets have a way of putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step"

"Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial"

Logos: "Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets, and too few people adopt from shelters"


High-School Sports

                                                                                                                 Kylee Anzuoni
                                                                                                                 September 19, 2014

In the article, The Case Against High-School Sports by Amanda Ripley, the author has very strong feelings about taking away High-School sports. High-School sports are a very important part to most students in some way, even if students don't play on a team. It is always enjoyable to look forward to a sports event in the autumn with some hot cocoa, but if there is no High-School sports that means there will be no sports even for the community to go to. More importantly the athletes will be distraught if they're not able to play the sports they love. On the other hand though, sports teams do take a lot of money to run. If there was no sports there would be more money for other academic things instead of sports. If students weren't putting all their  effort and time into sports due to them not running, they could put all that extra time into their school work.
The author explains in the article how much money is put into “activities that could damage the brain.”(Ripley, 74) Sports take a lot of money to run, especially because there is so many different types of sports teams. If sport teams didn’t run, then there would be money to put towards other academic purposes. But went it all comes down to it, sports mean a lot to many students which makes them happy. It shouldn’t always come back to money, there’s a lot more to enjoying life than just relying on money. If it makes the students happy I feel like any amount of money, even if its going towards sports, is worth it. Some students are even motivated to do better in school because of sports. This is because a student cannot stay on a team if they are failing so they must stay on top of their grades to stay on the team. Extra money for academic things, or make the students happy by keeping sports, its a hard choice.
If sports went away from school, it doesn't mean the sport itself has gone away. Just because the school is not supporting sports doesn't mean students have to stop playing the game. “Many kids play club sports in their local towns-outside of school” instead of the team running through the school.(Ripley,74) The students are beginning a little dramatic, it’s not like they will never play their beloved sport again, is just now they will be on a team that isn’t run through their school. On the other hand though, there are a lot of students so here will not be enough spots for all of them. Sports are important for the students not only because they enjoy it, but because it makes them get up and move around. Sports make students get up after a long day of sitting for six hours. If it wasn't for sports, many students would never get up and run around. Sport teams will never disappear, but it will be harder to get on a team due to all the changes.
Wake up, go to school, go to practice then go home for dinner, but when does school work and studying happen? Most students are exhausted after a long day of school then practice so when they get home school work is the last thing they want to do. Even if they end up doing their homework it won't be their best work because they're tired and just trying to get it done. “There was just all this extra time” if you don’t have to worry about going to practice right after school.(Ripley, 76) The most important thing in every student's life right now is school because it really shapes your future. A silly game shouldn’t come in the way of you and your success. On the other hand though, sports can get you a scholarship to college. If you are a really good athlete your abilities could get you into college and maybe even pay for it! People may think sports have nothing to do with education, but they can send you to a college if you are good at what you do.
So sports, yes or no? I feel like there are ways around just yes or no. I feel like club sports are a good choice for students that still want to participate on a team but not through the school. The school could arrange the schedule of sports so they’re not as overwhelming. Practices could be on less days after school so students can work on their school work. There are so many different ideas the school and students could compromise on, they just have to be flexible and try new things. In conclusion, sports and school are both very important to molding the minds of growing students everywhere.
Work Cited Page

Ripley, Amanda. "The Case Against High-School Sports." Atlantic Oct. 2013: 72-78. Print.

Friday, September 12, 2014


1)      Unorganized Money/Hands

It drives me crazy when I go into work and the register is a mess. Not only does it annoy me because I don’t like when things are unorganized, but because when you’re rushing around trying to hand the money back to the customer it’s difficult. It’s difficult because when you open the register to take out the paper money it sometimes rips or goes flying. Then they're standing there looking at you all antsy and it stresses me out.

2)      Bra Straps

I know that females tend to wear bras but it really peeves me when someone or myself has a visible bra strap. I honestly don’t know why I don’t like it! I think it’s because the bra strap takes away from the shirt! You look at the shirt but then you see like five straps and it annoys me. Sometimes I wear shirts were you can see the straps but deep down inside I am annoyed with it.

3)      Clearly Shows Distaste

It really annoys me when I go somewhere and a worker is clearly showing they don’t want to be there. I get it, I have a job too and I usually don’t want to be there but you have to suck it up and put a happy face on. So when I’m getting customer service and the worker is all angry and whiny it really makes me mad because everyone has to do it so try and enjoy it.

4)       Construction Worker’s Hands

I am about to take the money of a construction working, until I look down. Is this a real hand? It’s so caked with dirt I can’t even see their skin. Oh my god, there finger nails have so much dirt under them I can’t even imagine how long it’s been there. Do you wash your hands? It looks like you’ve never experienced a good session of soap and water.