I definitely agree with Mitch Albom's response to this girl in this article. I don't think that this girl should be entitled to get into the University of Michigan just because she is African- American. She did not reach their standards, but still insists that she should be able to go there because their African-American population of 2.7% is below the 14% in the state of Michigan. It is ridiculous that people think that they are entitled to something just because of their race. Race has nothing to do with not reaching credentials. This would be a different story if she had the credentials to get into the school.
The title of this article is “Thank you, Shaun White, for not medaling in the Olympics” by Shannan Younger. It is about Shaun White and the lessons we all can learn from him after he did not medal in his event at the Olympics. After his defeat, Shaun did not seem to be mad or angry that he lost. He was also a good sport, congratulating his competitors after the event. He also asked his friend for a hug right after he lost. Being a male athlete in front of millions of people, it was probably not the easiest thing to do, but he did it anyways.
I think this is a great article. It teaches us that you don’t always win and that you should never give up just because you lost. But really, he didn’t lose. He made it to the Olympics, which almost nobody gets to do, so I would say that this was really a win. This reminds me of my softball team. Even though we didn’t win the World Series last year when we went to Florida, it wasn’t a loss. We all had a blast and we had smaller victories. Being in Florida for an elite tournament is pretty good. Not many teams get to experience that, so I would say that it is definitely a win, just like Shaun White’s experience at the Olympics.
I will use this information to help me realize that you can’t win every time, being a good sport really matters, and to never give up, no matter what. If I get turned down for the first job I apply for, I won’t just decide that that will be the end of me and never get a job. I will use it to help me realize that I can’t have everything and that I can seize new opportunities in life. Never stop trying at the things that are important to you. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.
sportsman: a person who exhibits qualities highly regarded in sport, such as fairness, generosity, observance of the rules, and good humor when losing (noun)
rejoice: to feel happiness or joy (verb)
I love this quote. It is all about teenagers waiting for someone else to do the hard things in life while you have fun all day. It's all about teaching teenagers that life is not about waiting for someday when someone will do something. That someone will be you and that someday can be today. The world doesn't owe you anything. You owe the world your time and effort. Anyone can do something great.
This weekend is my first varsity softball tournament! It is in Anchor Bay, Michigan. We have five games this weekend, and I think I am starting all five games! I am really excited to prove my skills to my team and show my coaches what I can do. On Wednesday, I didn't play, but I did score four runs and steal two bases as a pinch runner. I am very proud of myself for improving my speed and getting smarter on the bases. This is our team's first opportunity to win a championship, so I can't wait for this weekend. The only hard part will be waking up at 5:30 in the morning!
A cool lesson that a teacher has taught me is that anything worth doing is worth doing well. My 7th grade band teacher at Fraser taught me that. Every day, he would put an inspirational quote up on the board. I loved almost all of them, but this one is my favorite because it can be applied to anything in life. I always think of this little piece of advice when I have to do something I don't really want to do.
The title of this article is “Should it be illegal for employers to check job applicants’ Facebook profiles?” by Kashmir Hill. This article is about the controversial topic of employers checking applicants’ Facebook profiles. According to the article, 45% of employers are checking applicants’ social media pages during the application process. Shockingly, 35% of employers admitted to not hiring an applicant because of something they found on their social media pages. Some companies are even hiring students to hack into personal social media pages of applicants. It is becoming common practice to use the internet to spy on their employees.
I think that employers are fully entitled to look at public pages, but hiring hackers to spy on private pages is going too far. People should be careful of what they post online because anyone can access your social media. I think that it gives the people who are careful of what they post an advantage because employers see that they are more responsible than their peers. People can make poor decisions about what they post online. However, we don't always have a choice what goes online, so there is always a chance that a picture of you could end up online when you don’t want it there. There are some pictures of me on my friend’s Instagram that I don’t like, but I don’t really have a choice that they are online.
I will use this information to give me a leg up in the career field. There aren’t that many jobs available out their anymore, so I have to get as far ahead as possible to have the best chance at employment. I hope that my future employers google my name because I have a positive footprint online. Others may not be as conscious of their footprint, so this will help me in the application process. I am confident that my employers searching my name would help me get a job.
Peruse: examine or consider with great attention and in detail
Ascertain: find out, learn, or determine with certainty
I am proud of most of the work that I do. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Some assignments that I am proud of are my god/goddess project for English 9A and my in-class essay from English 9B. I got 100% on my essay and a 105% on my goddess project. I spent a lot of time on my project and put a lot of effort into my essay. I hope that I can continue to produce quality work.
When I googled my name, pictures from my etsy shop showed up along with some of my social media pages and a picture from one of my softball games. I hope that more pictures of my softball games will show up. I think that the footprint that I am leaving online is a positive footprint. I am very conscious of what I post online because I know that anyone can access your online footprint. I am searching a lot about college softball, so people would probably assume that I play softball or might be on a college softball team.
If I could choose a job to have in high school, I would want to be a waitress at a small non-franchise restaurant. I think that being a waitress would be a good job for me because I like to work with people and I can multitask pretty well. My mom is a part-time waitress and she still enjoys her job. I think that being a waitress would be a good job to start my career at.
This article is about trained elephants and how they never try to pull the stake that holds them down because they remember that they are unable to because they were not strong enough when they were younger. I would not want to have an elephant's memory because I would not want previous experiences to limit my ability to believe in myself because I have messed up before. My best memory is of when I hit my first out-of-the-park home run. I was in Florida with my travel softball team, the Batbusters for the World Series, our last tournament of the summer. It was our second to last game and I was up to bat. We were losing pretty badly and there were two runners on base. It was a 2-2 count and I got an inside pitch. I swung the bat and BOOM! The ball soared over the right field fence. I was sprinting to first and saw it go over. I slowed down and took the moment in. My team came out of the dugout to congratulate me. Even though we didn't end up winning the game, it was one of the best moments of my life. I couldn't stop smiling. I even got to keep the ball!