padlet audience reflection

  1. hunting ground, the documentary  he Hunting Ground is a documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal wit it adequately.   Image result for the hunting ground
  2. undefeated, Undefeated is a 2011 documentary film directed by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin. The film documents the struggles of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers of memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losses. The team is turned around by coach bill courtney, who helps form a group of young men into an academic and athletic team

Image result for undefeated documentary3.  bowling for columbine, Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the primary causes for the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.Image result for bowling for columbine

4. chasing ice, Chasing Ice is a 2012 documentary film about the efforts of nature photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) to publicize the effects of climate change, directed by Jeff Orlowski.[1] It was released in the United States on November 16, 2012

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5.super size me, Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.

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incoming advice for freshman

your experiences will be different from other people because you are a different person. Although you might be nervous about a variety of aspects of high school life, remember there’s a good chance you’ll easily adjust within a short time. If you go in with confidence and keep a strong support system, you’ll have the time of your life. You’ve always been told it’s important to do well in school, but that’s especially true in high school. Your grades, class choices, and extracurricular activities during these four years impact the colleges and jobs available to you after graduation. As a young adult, you’ll be expected to be a lot more independent and make choices for your own future. While you can still have plenty of fun at school, it’s time to start taking your education seriously if you haven’t in the past. you need to take your grades serious because if you fail then you are going to be behind and you don’t want that because then its going to affect the rest of your high school years. also watch who you call your friends because when a lot of kids come into high school they start making friends with a lot of kids and start  a lot of drama so just watch who you hang out with but also don’t be a homebody, go out and enjoy your highschool life

prescription drugs

the pro/con articles are showing us both sides on why ads for prescriptions are good and bad. some of the article states for the pro side is A 2010 Prevention Magazine survey reported that 29 million patients talked to their doctors about a medical condition after seeing DTC prescription drug ads and most discussed behavioral and lifestyle changes; over half of those patients received non-prescription or generic drugs rather than the brand-name prescription drug seen in the ad, meaning that talking to the doctor was the real benefit. so by the people telling their doctors about the medication that they see on the ad is actually helping them. on the other hand, the con article states in Sep. 2013 issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine, 60% of claims made in DTC prescription drug ads aired from 2008 to 2010 “left out important information, exaggerated information, provided opinions, or made meaningless associations with lifestyles.” the importance of the prescription drugs issue is that some people can become addicted to them and it’s easy for them to get the medication so we need to do something about that. i personally feel that after seeing the film in English class that it made me realize just how much prescription drugs can have an effect on a person, we should be careful and look thoroughly when people come into the clinics trying to get medication.

to my readers that are going to see this blog:

what is your opinion on prescription drugs?

do you think patients should be fully examined before being prescribed a prescription drug?

Oprah Winfrey black history month

Oprah Winfrey, is one of the most influential people in the media industry and one of the few female billionaires in the world. She is a producer, philanthropist, actress, publisher and talk show host. She has her own television network and magazine and is one of the most respected interviewers in the world, often getting her subjects to reveal deeply personal stories. She has given authors a huge platform on her shows and has written many books about her experiences. She also inspired people with her weight loss journey and has raised more than $51 million for charity programs. She is a dedicated activist for children’s rights and in 2013 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama for her contributions to society. Oprah was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world’s only Black billionaire for three years running. Life magazine hailed her as the most influential woman of her generation. In 2005, Business Week named her the greatest Black philanthropist in American history. Oprah’s Angel Network has raised more than $50 million for charitable programs, including girls’ education in South Africa and relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Winfrey is a dedicated activist for children’s rights; in 1994, President Clinton signed a bill into law that Winfrey had proposed to Congress, creating a nationwide database of convicted child abusers. She founded the Family for Better Lives foundation and also contributes to her Alma mater, Tennessee State University. In September 2002, Oprah was named the first recipient of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.


social issue research topic

What is your social issue? my social issue is weather or not illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the u.s

Why is it such a social issue?  What do people disagree about in relation to this topic?  its such a social issue because a lot of  immigrants are coming to the u.s illegally. people disagree that immigrants should be allowed in the u.s

What is your proposed solution?  Why do you think this is the best solution?  my solution is that we should let them stay because the whole reason they come to the united states is to make a better life for themselves/ and/ or for their families.

What are pros to your solution? they help our economy plus we have a lot of immigrants doing good in our country.

What are cons to your solution? people say they take up too much space, and that a lot of them are criminals from mexico that just come here to get away from getting in trouble in their country.

Any questions to your audience members for help on your topic? (Need to post at least 2 questions)

do you agree or disagree that illegal immigrants should be allowed in the u.s?

do you think i have a good argument?

super bowl commercials


The purpose of this commercial is to show that African Americans do have a  voice and shouldn’t be silenced. they should be able to say what they want ans shouldn’t feel like they don’t have a voice. i feel the intended audience is everyone, like to let everyone know that they do have a voice and should say what they like. i do  feel this is mostly towards African Americans. i think the stance is to show that you can be your own person and do\say what you like.

i feel the purpose of this video is to tell people about the new season of the voice and to get people interested in watching the new season. the intended audience of this commercial i feel is families. a lot of families like to watch shows like the voice because they are fun to watch. the stance of this commercial is to tell us about the new season of the voice, they also made it funny and enjoyable to watch.

i feel the purpose of this commercial is to persuade us into buying tide and how its the best for our clothes. i think the audience is families, mostly parents, this commercial is trying to tell them to buy tide for their laundry. i feel the stance of this commercial is to out beat any other laundry  soap out there, it seems they went through a lot to get their point across on how tide is best for clothes.

social issues in the united states

In the website, throughout all the united states 62% said pro-choice and 38% said pro-life. out of the 63% that said yes said that you should not abort your child unless in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child. the 38% that said no said that providing birth-control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions. one person stated that actions have consequences, if a person chooses to have sexual intercourse with someone then that is clearly their decision. people do not choose to be raped, same goes for incest so therefore abortion is okay because it was not your decision to have sexual intercourse with the other person. i also read that one person that was pro-choice said that you should be allowed to have one abortion but not multiple. if you have one abortion then most likely in the end you will regret giving up your first child, you’ll feel guilt because you couldn’t give them life, or maybe it was just because you weren’t ready to have a child but if your excuse is that you just weren’t ready to care for a child, then you should not be having sex to begin with, if you’re going to do adult actions then you should be prepared for the adult consequences like caring for a child that you decided to create.

my word cloud

first, the shape of my word cloud is a star because that is my middle name. i feel like these words best describe me and also how other people would describe me. over all i’m a kind person and respectful as long as i feel like other people are the same towards me.