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.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The article "David Stern's Steroid Testimony" by ESPN, talks about the new rules and punishments of steroid use in the NBA. These rules and punishments will be put into affect on June 30th. This will make it so steroid users would get 3 warning before being punished. At the first warning players must sit out 10 games out of an 82 game season. A second offense would result in the player having to miss 25 games. Last, a third offense would result in the player being disqualified from the NBA. Many people think that the use of steroids is immoral and cheap. I agree with the people that share that opinion. These rules are helping to prevent an uprising problem. Although we can't do anything about steroid use in the world, for example the Olympics. We can stop the use of it in our country. If this immoral quagmire is not addressed then more high school students will be influenced by the pros and become users. The use of steroids should be handled in such way as drunk driving and narcotics. If it is then it would help getting rid of steroids for good.