Tuesday, December 17, 2013

E-cigarettes could save millions of lives


In this article, the audience reads about the new and advanced ways of smoking which is electronic cigarettes.  It is said that in UK alone 100,000 death occur each year because of smoking and as the world in a whole more then five million humans die on the result of smoking. So scientist have created these e-cigarettes to decrease the rates of death that are occurring.  Rather then smoking in toxic substances e-cigarette users only inhale vaporized liquid nicotine.
In this article I learned that many people are hoping to save lives.
In my opinion I believe it is a great idea to take away all the unnatural toxins and find a healthier alternate.The only reason it seems skeptical to me is because e-cigarettes are a new product and there are no long term effects that have occurred yet, so we can only hope that this new product brings good to us rather then bad.

On Newtowns Anniversary,Americas mental health system is still a mess.


In this article, the audience reads about Americas mental health system.Since the Newtons incident last year there has been numerous amounts of shootings that have occurred because of the mentally ill, and to be exact there has been 14 in total since the Sandy Hook incident. With these numbers it would suggest that our government should have done something about it. And  of course they have, Obama has passed many acts and there has been alot of money put into institutions for the mentally ill. But, as the article suggests these by making many institutions doesn't mean the rates of killing will go down. There is more that we need to do as a nation to fix these problems.
In this article I learned that people are trying to make things better but we are not where we need to be with the amount of people dying.
In my opinion I believe the mentally ill should be taken care of more seriously. And I am not stating that because they are mentally ill that they will do something wrong. But because they are mentally unstable anything can tick in their mind to make the explode.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Can Hazing Make a Team Stronger?


This article is talking about the controversial topic about hazing. This article is pro on hazing because it is to the believed that if it takes complete hardship to join a group it becomes more important. And an other reason is that when every member has something traumatic happening to them as the join they form a bond. But the reason why its so controversial is because some of the hazing ideas are far to extreme and end up injuring or hurting someone.In my opinion hazing is wrong. There is no reason to harm someone or make someone to do something embarrassing to enter a group.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hate Crime


This article is referring to hate crimes. And in this article Micheal Enright is imprisoned in jair for 9 1/2 years for attacking a cab driver. This man was a alcoholic for many years and as he was entering the cab he was also drunk. Micheal asked if the driver was Muslim and he responded with a yes. Because of this Micheal killed a innocent life. Its referred to hate crime because it discriminated a specific religion.

As for what was being discussed in class I believe that everyone has judgment in them. Because that's how the beginning of time was. Though we have evolved greatly from that time, those feelings still come in our human nature. Its something that is unstoppable.  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Exercise during pregnancy.


This article is talking about women excising during their pregnancy. There were 60 women who went through this test. Many of the women kept logs on what they did each day and how they worked out. Once the baby was born, the babies were being researched on for 8-12 days. And they found that babies whose mothers did exercise has more of a developed brain. Many may thing it can hurt the baby, but clearly it befits the baby  it also contributes to the the women body to stay shape.

Monday, November 11, 2013



This article is talking about and suggests that children they grew up learning and practicing music are far more educated then kids who didn't. The study included 44 adults from the age of 55-76.Because of learning and playing music it is said they were capable to responding to speech sound. I think that this could be really true. Because music requires skills and discipline that is needed throughout our lifetime.