Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The article " Bears are out of hibernation in the Vail Area" by the Associated Press, talks about the bears in the Eagle County area are know waking up from hibernation. Many questions are raised to if the bears will have enough food an or it there will be allot of beat run-ins. Bear run-ins are only common when people give the bears a chance at free food. If people eliminate the need for bears to break into homes and trash bins, then less confrontations occur. This time of year bears are trying to eat everything. They will often wonder into the city and go through trash and break into homes. Local officials warn people to lock there houses and not put trash put until the day it is to be picked up. If these precautions are put into place then both bears and humans can live in peace.


Sunday, May 9, 2010


The article "2txt? Or Nt 2txt" by Garrison Keillor, talks about how guys are losing there social skills due to texting and email. The article also states that girls social skills are still thriving with the assistance of email an texting. The reason for this is that girls bring a more warmth and friendly feeling to conversations, while boys are more standoffish. I do not think that this is true because I find have no problems talking to people in person. Being an avid texter I should know.

Today's society depends on verbal communication and to succeed in this world you need to exercise conversations with others. If boys lose their social skills then they will become less attentive in school and that will lead to more boys failing.

This article matters to education because although school is becoming more electronic, you still need good social skills in order to thrive. This article also matters to society because without social skills you cannot meet and have good relationships with people. This is a national problem because other countries do not have the same problem.

The human race has always relied on social interaction and will continue to do so for many years to come. Since we have a while before talking in person will no longer be necessary, men should try putting down the phone and chat to someone in person.



The article "Our Boys Are Falling Behind in Education" by Dottie Lamm, talks about the uprising problem of boys preforming badly in school. The article states that female minds grow verbally faster than boys. They tested this theory in an Aurora school. They separated kindergarten classes into separate gender classes. Both classes preformed equally.Many questions were raised as to if females minds growing faster than males was the cause. I am in a single gender class and I do feel that I do better in that class. I feel that I can be more relaxed and focus more in that class. I feel that the reason why more girls are academically successful is the lack of interest boys illustrate in school. Girl s tend to listen and interact allot more than boys. Another reason is is the boys lack of responding to authority. The article also stated that girls will someday will yield more powerful positions in society. I agree with this because, today women are expanding their horizons and trying to do more things. If women do better than men in school, then I think we could see a more women ran world in the future.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The article "4th-Graders, Staffer Disciplined Boy Forced into Hole" by Sue McMillin, talks about a incident that occurred in Colorado Springs at Endeavor Elementary School. Three 4th grade boys allegedly forced a boy into a hole and then kicked dirt on him. This article illustrates a very disturbing problem. That problem is bullying. Bullying matters because it is serious and the outcome can be fatal. Many people believe that bullying is serious and should result in serious consequences. This is not a national or world problem but is definitely a school problem. Luckily no one was hurt in this incident.

Monday, April 19, 2010


The article " Starbucks Guns Policy Draws Protesters in Denver" by Yesenia Robles, talks about the current battle for a new gun policy in Denver. Starbucks is a shop that allows guns inside the store. Denver protesters are trying to get a no gun policy for this and many other stores. This battle is pointless and unconstitutional because it is a persons right to open carry. Many people believe that it is a danger when people carry guns. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. Many use the accidents like Columbine too illustrate the point that guns are dangerous. When accidents like this happen people are behind it. This article matters to the nation because its a battle against the Constitution. This article also matters to me because my family is big hunters and fishers and when things like this happen it puts a bad name on outdoorsmen. Overall the open carry law should stay in affect so that people have the same rights as always.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The article "Niwot High Evacuated in Asbestos Scare" by Monte Whaley, talks about an incident at Niwot High School. The incident happened yesterday when work crews discovered what might have been asbestos in a locker. Students were later evacuated from the school. When things like this happen many people spend more time thinking about if schools are going to the right measures when searching lockers. Normally when schools search lockers they look for drugs and alcohol but after this the searches will hopefully be also focused on things like this. This article matters to school because this incident could have turned out deadly.This matter also matters to society because it opens our eyes about problems like this.Luckily no one was hurt during this but next time it might not turn out so fortunate.


Sunday, April 11, 2010


The article "Weld County SUV Rollover Kills Seven" by Howard Pankratz, tells the story of a morning car accident on U.S. 85. Earlier this morning an Acura SUV lost control and rolled. The cause has not been identified yet. This article matters to the community because many accidents like this happen because of phones. People especially teenagers, text and call while driving. When this happens people end up hurt and the consequences aren't good. This article also matters to me because about 4 years ago my mom was involved in a rollover accident that nearly took her life. Luckily she was okay and so were the people involved in this one were too.