Did you know most of the food at grocery stores is thrown out after a certain period of time? Did you know this food isn’t even bad, but laws prevent stores from donating or continuing to sell the food.  This is a disgrace. These laws make absolutely no sense! It would make much more sense to test when the food goes bad – and if money-spending people want the highest quality food in their stores, the food that is a little older should be donated. We often hear that hunger and malnutrition is common in developing countries, but it is … Continue reading

Vines

I don’t know much about farming or the economy. What I do know is that farms need laborers, and it looks like the raise in minimum wage is making it hard for some farmers to break even. This article right here Talks about how some farms are struggling due to long hours, low wages, and lack of man-power, whereas other farms, especially in Napa Valley, are succeeding. They are more esteemed and their bottles of wine sell for $300, as opposed to grocery store-priced wine.  I don’t know the solution, but it is clear that this is a problem. I hope we … Continue reading Vines

Gramer Airirs

“I am honered [sic] to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” -Donald Trump, @realdonaldtrump Mistakes in the spelling and grammar realm are pretty annoying. But if you have over one million twitter followers, they can be yuuuge. Sad!  Seriously, if you’re going to represent the United States, represent us with well-expressed dignity and intelligence. Not everybody has the privilege to be chosen to serve as president; if chosen, all aspects of the president’s character, personality, and aspects should be considered and monitored for the sake of the people group being respresented. Mr. … Continue reading Gramer Airirs

Keys

I’ve played the piano for more than nine years. Nine years of practice. Nine years of performances. Nine years of beautiful music. I love to play the piano. I use it as a way to decompress and unwind after a day of focusing on the tasks I must complete. However, piano is a task in itself.  I spend about an hour to two hours a day practicing the piano. It’s exhausting. I only follow this schedule during the winter and spring, because I participate in a state-wide evaluation that can lead to branch recitals and the opportunity to perform at … Continue reading Keys

Solving the Problem

It has come to the attention of many that a large portion of students cannot tell reliable sources from those that are not.  This can be taken as a bad sign – that they will never learn, be able to write reliable papers, and will believe anything they see on the internet. However, this can be perceived as an opportunity to fix the situation at hand.  Here we have an ever changing source available to most – the internet. People can use it to spread truth or to simply spread lies or confuse others. Students were a part of a … Continue reading Solving the Problem

Unacceptable?

Recently, my class analyzed a source. This was an article in the LA Times about how the losing candidate of the 2016 presidential race must accept their loss and convince their supporters to stand behind the president in order to create a unified nation.  The article proceeded to elaborate upon this, stating that if the unsuccessful candidate does not do this, it could create much strife.  Disclaimer: I don’t support either of these candidates. I haven’t really paid attention to this election due to the strange and somewhat ridiculous events that have occurred on both sides of the presidential race.  … Continue reading Unacceptable?

Unpopular Opinion

I don’t like Christmas. I don’t know why, and I don’t know if I will ever figure it out. The lights, the decorations, the music, and a myriad of other Christmas-related things always bum me out. I feel sad and lonely and just don’t want to do anything.  When I tell people this, they immediately get protective of their favorite holiday. “Why?? What has Christmas ever done to you?” This was my personal favorite when I voiced how I felt about it recently. I’ve found that my opinion is a very unpopular opinion.  There’s no real point to this post, … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion