Friday, May 19, 2017
We have 11 more school days!!! For any freshman that come across this blog enjoy your time in high school, because it goes by really quick. I wish I could have done more things to make memories. It's not over yet! Mext year is my year! Im taking the crown I deserve.
Monday, May 1, 2017
As im slowly getting closer to senior year ive come to realize so many things about my life. From reading out of encyclopedias and having to wait a week to look at all the pictures ive taken on my costco camera to being able to use my phone for basically anything, ive noticed that ive been growing up in a time where humans are evolving. Although letting your food get cold for a 100 like worthy picture may not be as similar to knives and fire, Dr. Preston explains how in some ways the internet could be better. We dont live in an age where we have to wait weeks to receive news from loved ones, we live in an age where Dr. Preston can share his delicious meal with his adorable daughter instantaneously. Although Dr. Preston does not speak like a lot of us, he clearly uses diction in his essay that gets the reader hooked to the fact that the Internet is a tool. While explaining his reason behind his statement that the Internet is a tool,He uses the word "Evolutionary" and "Comunicate." As i read his essay and stumbled upon this type of diction Prestons tone became clear to me. In order to get the reader hooked to his argument he presents his diction and the way he makes his sentences long in an admiring and hopeful tone. This helps Preston develop his argument that the Internet is a tool, because it paints a clear comparison of how cavemen mustve said "WOW!!" When they discovered fire. I think it is crazy how in my short 16 years on this world ive seen a big chunky computer turn into a 5 inch phone. The craziest part about it is that they're no limits to how the internet may be used 40, 50, or 60 years from now.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Im back!!! Finally I've figured ot out. By that I mean, I can finally attempt to post without the crappy tablets the school gives us. I really hope it's not to late to start posting to stay in touch with Dr. Preston and the 5 fans I have. Well I'll just get back to watching the The Great Gatsby (I guess we're writing an essay soon) /:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Since January 2016 I feel like I've matured and really changes my perspective on life. An year ago from today I would consider myself a less thankful person. I now veiw everything that happens to me as a gift and I now realize what my priorities are. I also understand now that i should enjoy my youth and not put all my attention to the things that might or might not happen in the future. Now that i feel like i have matured I strive to discover most of my talents and use them to my fullest potential.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
I know you've heard this before, but here it goes again. Be yourself. Emerson wants us to be who we really are and not what our friends or classmates want us to be. He uses really complicated words to explain that generic idea, and it actually makes it work. Its like a song, sure its under the same genre but it still sounds completely different and that's what makes it special. Emerson uses all of these things to help the reader understand that we can not be afraid to say what we're thinking.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
1. "Malice and vanity wear the coat of Philanthropy" - This quote came up in the conversation today, because it gives us a different perspective of why some people can justify even the things society considers terrible. 2."Nothing can bring you peace, but the triumph of principles" - This quote may have been referenced, because it can support Emerson's main idea that we should not follow the guidelines society puts on us but rather be self-reliant and follow our own principles. 3."In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty" - This quote is very important, because this helps the reader realize the fallacy, still present today, in society and even in myself. 4."Ne te quaesiveris extra" - This is very important, because it talks about to look within ourselves, which is basically the main idea Emerson's essay argues. 5."The world has been instructed by its kings, who have so magnetized the eyes of nations" - This quote is important, because Emerson explains how we are not being ourselves but much rather want to be the people who society makes superior.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I was recently watching an episode of "The Office" and in that episode a worker reported his boss, because he made some stereotypical comments. This is a perfect representation of the American right to speak up. I believe that not being able to use that right is obscured. I've acknowledged that school has ripped that right out of teachers hands. It is important to speak up ,because it gives a sense of direction to the people who are blind from what is happening around them. It also give the ignorant a different perspective of things.