I recently saw a video of a man playing “Royals” by LORDE. He played it with his large cowboy hat, he played it on the trombone. He was sat in the middle of a field an when he started playing an entire herd of cows came over the horizon. The cows slowly walked toward the man and as they got closer you could hear them bellowing or mooing. When the man would take breathes between notes the cows would moo to fill in the space. its adorable. This got me thinking about music. This got me thinking about how some people do not like music, or just never listen to it. I listen to music everyday. If I go to class without my headphones I feel so lost and I just feel like i can not function. I would love to know if anyone can relate to me with this. I find music to be my happy place, and depending on how i am feeling is usually what decides what i listen to . I am a big fan of pretty much all types of music. I know a lot of people will say this but i really mean it. For example, I remember finding a song in 2013 and i remember it being really terrible. But I thought about the song and i realized that someone put their time and effort into this song. This really made me begin to appreciate all types of music. I ended up listening to the song a few more times, and now today it is one of my favorite songs. Has anything like this ever happened to you? do you guys just listen to music on a daily basis like I do? I feel like most music has a lot of emotions to it even if it is not obvious. For example a lot of rap does not really seem to carry many emotions, but if you analyze and think about the words, I am sure you can find a deeper meaning to the song you are listening to. I feel like ever since probably middle school i have listened to music each and every day. Do you guys listen to music everyday? what kind? I am curious to hear about your favorite songs, and what makes them your favorite? One of my favorite songs is called peas and porridge, it reminds me of my childhood and my past. This is not a sad song or a bad thing. It makes me happy to listen to this and it just makes me bask in the nostalgia that the song reminds me of.
So yesterday on april tenth 2019 we finally have obtained our first picture of a black hole. This picture was found by the help of a 29 year old student who had just recently graduated. This is what I hope my life is like in the near future. I want to find more information about black holes. I want to find out more about other planets that could possibly exist in the cosmos. I want to make a difference for not just the people on earth now, but for people who will live in the future. I want to discover planets, I want to learn about the inner workings of black holes. I want to learn all about space. Space is such an interesting topic to me and we still just barely know that much about it. It is so massive it really is incomprehensible. I want to help design ships that we could possibly use to fly to new planets in the future. Or maybe the ship I help design is not not just for going one place to another, but for living on permanently. Space has always interested me ever since i was a kid. So to be in college, now getting to learn the specifics of how things move through time, it is so exciting. I want to know what you guys think about the recent discovery of the black hole. How do you think this single photo will effect our discoveries of the future? I believe that this picture is the first of many. I feel like everyone after seeing it in such a resolution is going to want to see exactly what it looks like, i know i do! I believe that in the next few years we will work to improve how detailed our telescopes and cameras are. While this is a given, we will also get some insight to how black holes work. We can observe the light around it and things orbiting or near it. These will help us make predictions about the future or future problems we may have to face in space. So let me know what you think about the black hole! or if you do not really care at all let me know that too! I would love to hear what everyone thinks about it, I think it is one of the coolest things that has happened in recent years.
The group is still working on the lifeboat dilemma where there are ten specific people who YOU are forced to pick who will be saved on a liferaft after their ship has crashed. The lifeboat can only hold five people. The people I chose to survive, that m,y group members absolutely did not agree with were, one of the two twins, the questionably pregnant woman, the old woman, the lifegaurd, and one of the newly married people. I chose one of the twins becasue If they both do not survive there will be no more kids for that family, or they would have one too many people, especioally since you would have two of the same people. I chose the questionably pregnant woman because, If she is pregnant she could possibly have life inside of her, that and she would not be able to help herself. I chose the old person becasue they would also not be able to help themselves, since they are old they would probably not be able to swim and would probably end up drowning. I chose the lifegaurd to help anyone on board of the raft that might fall out or try to swim away. I chose one of the newly married members, because I like couples. I, of course, do not like splitting them up but I thought they were so cute and I did not want to pick two so i picked one. When I said I wanted to take one twin everyone dissagreed and said that I either take 0 of them or both of them. This is the way that everyone thought and i attempted to think outside of the box and come up with reasons to just take one, I also believe I used the same thought process for the married couple. When I said I would take the old woman and the questionably pregnant woman people told me that they would be no help to the survival of the people on the ship. I said that They might not be the most help but i believe that they would NEED the most help out of anyone else on the ship. I believe that I made the right choices when it comes to this dilemma. Everyone has thier choices and reasioning for their choices, and almost everyone’s is different which is what makes ethical dilemmas so interesting. Thank you for reading but please let me know who you would have picked.
This week we talked about a lot of ethical situations and ethical reasonings. In my UNIV 112 class we talked all about ethical dilemmas and how to resolve or handle them. Even though there really is no solution they are still really interesting to see everyone’s different thoughts on them. The first example we had was the trolley problem. This problem is very popular and is one of the best examples of an ethical dilemma. In this dilemma there is a trolley, it is speeding down a track and is about to hit 5 people, the caveat is when you are the trolley driver and you have to decide whether or not you should switch the track to another track with one person. My thoughts about this is that you should switch the track. If you are treating everyone equally then you should value the groups lives more than the single person. This is my personal opinion. Other people say that they would NOT switch it because they would not want it to be their decision, they say that whatever happens happens. This is an okay way to look at this but I believe that if you can help more than just one person you should help the bigger number of people. I am curious to hear your thoughts about this so please tell me what you would do in this situation.
The other ethical dilemma that we did in class was about 10 people. They included: a nurse, a ships captain, a newly married young couple, two thirteen year old twins, a life guard, and an old person, a woman who thought she may be pregnant, and another person i can not remember. But the whole class had to decide who they would save if these 10 people had to be put on a life raft. the life raft was only able to hold five people. So we had to pick which five we thought should go on the trip. I said that one of the twins should go. I also said the woman who might be pregnant. The life guard, the nurse, and the old woman. We did this activity in groups and alot of my group members did not agree with me. They believed that other people should most definately go first. The real way I believe to best decide who would go is whoever 5 people get on the life raft first, but since it is an ethical dilemma of course we have to pick who goes.
Do you believe that we went to the moon? I absolutely do but some people still have a hard time believing that we did. Some people have looked at pictures for evidence and proof that we never really left. People who do not think we went to the moon believe it was staged. they also underestimate the technology that we had in 1969. The moon landing was in july of 1969. It is one of the greatest accomplishments man has ever done. I people do not want to believe that we went there because they do not think it was possible or that the moon is even real. I believe this is a ridiculous theory. Some people think we did not actually go and we just claimed that we went to get ahead of the soviet union in the space race. I do not understand why people think this though. I am curious to hear your thoughts on these topics. I also want to bring up the topic of a flat earth. I think this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. People REALLY think this!!!!! we have evidence of the earth being round. We have pictures, we have videos, we have everything saying it is not flat. people who believe the earth is flat also believe there is a wall of ice at the edge of the world. If you believe the world is flat or that the moon landing was faked. Please let me know your reasoning, I am very curious to hear what your ideas on these topics are. I believe that the people who think we did not go to the moon are also the same people who believe that the earth is flat. I am really excited to hear what other people have to say about this. I really hope that I am not crazy about thinking the world is ROUND. I hope you are all having a great week so far. Kyrie Irving, boston celtics, point gaurd, thinks that the earth is flat too. I have a few more tests to study. recylcing is good for the planet I hope that we can all participate in this. Please reduce, reuse and be sure to recycle. I am currently studying for a math test that i have next monday. I am finished with this blog post I do apologize for it being all over the place i am currently running out of things to write thank you for reading.
Why do you think people eat meat?
This blog topic was given to me by my roommate. I myself am not a vegetarian or a vegan by any means. But I do believe that this is a good topic to talk about so I am very curious to hear your perspective on things.
Meat is a source of protein, and energy for our bodies. It is not a necessity to live. Vegans are people who do not eat any meat or animal based products. I remember my senior year of high school I had to do a project on vegans. Vegans and vegan diets are lacking a lot of calcium. They also lack the vitamin B12. This vitamin has to do with how we grow. If you are lacking this especially at a young age you can possibly stunt growth. If you do not receive enough calcium this can lead to calcium deficiency. This can mean that you have very weak bones which can really be a problem in your younger years. The project that I did in high school was about why you should not be vegan, I was not the biggest fan of this project because I think it is a very healthy lifestyle. I chose the topic because it was a different and interesting perspective.
I am interested to hear about what your opinions on vegans or vegetarians are. I also am curious to hear about your eating habits? I believe I eat pretty healthy for my age, I usually eat sushi or a salad almost everyday for lunch and dinner. I am not the biggest fan of deserts so I do not really eat them that often. The downside of my eating habits are probably just that I tend to snack a lot.
Also this week I want to talk about my paper. My paper that I had do this week was on Mars. I focused on how we could possibly get to Mars, and I also focused on life that could possibly exist there now as we speak. I am very satisfied with how the project turned out and I am really excited to hear what my professor thinks about it. I worked really hard on it outside and inside of class, and I am really just hoping my hard work pays off. I am trying to do the best I can this semester for reasons I have explained in previous blogs.
The first semester of college was very stressful for me especially because I have never really been the smartest student. It also does not help that I was and still am undeclared. By the end of the semester needed a 3.0, this did not happen, I ended up with a 2.9. I needed a 3.0 gpa so that I could declare my major. I remember the class that brought me down was mainly art history, I was one point away from a B in that class and I emailed my professor to see if there was any possibility of a curve. This was not the case and it remained a 79. Now I am in my second semester and need to get my GPA up STLL. this especially stressful because I am also taking HARD classes. I currently am in CALCULUS 2 which I believe is the hardest class I have ever taken. I just recently took a test in that class and recieved a B. This B was A big confidence boost for me. All I really need to do now is get a good grade in my 3 other classes then I will have a lot of stress off my shoulders. I am curious to hear about the hardest classes you have ever taken. I am also curious to hear about classes that you are looking forward to ? I am looking forward to my next math class, even though they are the most stressful classes. I am also looking forward to engineering classes when I am able to finally declare my major.
In high school I remember not really caring about what classes I take, but in college it is a whole different story. In college all of your classes go toward your major.
This year I have been much more studious than ever. I study almost every night for at least 2 hours a day. The only exception really is weekends, on weekends sometimes I get lazy.
I also want to tell about something that happened this week. This week I found a textbook after leaving my UNIV 112 class. It was laying on a bench before I went in class, and after it was still there. I ended up taking the book to the lost and found and the people there were very nice. So if you left a textbook outside I would check the lost and found because that is where I put it.
During my freshman year of high school I had never been interested or ever even tried to play any type of sport. Some parents force their kids to play sports so they can remain healthy. Some parents make their kids play sports because they played the same sports. I had never played any sports during my life until high school. Once I got to sophomore year, I made my great friend and best friend now Alex. Alex was a freshman and began playing soccer his freshman year. Alex had gone to try outs and made the soccer team. Alex one day invited me to play soccer with him and I remember it being more fun than any video game I had ever played. I fell in love with the sport and then began training for the next school years team. My junior year comes around and after training for over a year I went to tryouts. Tryouts were very rainy and wet. You could just feel the intensity of everyone in the air. Tryouts go on and by the end we are told that we will know who makes the team after the third day of tryouts, Friday. Friday comes and I remember speed walking to the list posted on the coaches door. I get to the door and read the entire list. I read off all of my friends name and even Alex’s and mine was nowhere to be found. This made me a little sad at the time. I went home that day and told my mother about what happened. She told me they just weren’t ready for my skills. I found this really funny. I didn’t think of it however as a defeat, I just thought of it as a way to get back at my coach, to prove him wrong, to make him think he made the wrong decision. I trained with Alex even after his practices. We trained the whole year again together and my senior year comes. I am playing the best I ever have. Try outs come again, and this year I was sure to make the coach remember me. I remember being the very first person on the list. playing on the soccer team that year was the most fun I ever had. The intensity was always in the air and it is what drove me to play harder and harder. Being a part of the soccer team was an amazing experience and I want to know if you have any sports stories?
When I was in high school I took Spanish class. Spanish was one of my favorite classes because the teacher was great, and the class was not only fun, but it turned out to be very useful. When I was a senior in high school I was a translator for my gym class I was taking. Our teacher who was new to the school, new to teaching, needed some help. Half of the class spoke Spanish and the other half English. I felt bad for our teacher, I was sure he already had enough on his plate at the time so I offered to help. He said he would love that I help. Through translating I made one of my greatest friends. I also was able to practice my Spanish extensively and learn more and more. I really wish to study more languages throughout my college career. I really want to learn Cantonese next because it is the language that my best friend speaks. It is not only a beautiful language but it would be really helpful to use it if I ever travel to China or if I even go and visit my friend and his family. Another language I have considered learning is French. French would be very useful especially if I vacation to or ever visit Europe. I would love to speak these languages because when you meet people who are from foreign countries it makes them feel a sense of home, what I mean is that when you speak woth them in their first language it can really just put a smile on their face. It can make their day. I know this because my dad is bilingual. My did lived in the Philippines for about 13 years and there he learned the language, Tagalog. When we go in public and he recognizes someone who is phillipino he tries to communicate with them m. It always puts a huge smile on their faces to see someone who is not entirely Philippino speaking their language. I have always wanted to be like my dad like this. My dad I have always looked up to. He is one of the kindest nicest people I know. I hope one day we can go to the Philippines together and speak together in Tagalog. I plan on studying Cantonese over this summer break and hope fully taking a Chinese class next year.
So recently I have been reading a lot about space and time, and I will also begin my rough draft for my UNIV project this weekend. The project has to be a paper over 1000 words. The paper will be written though, like a dialogue between people of the sources we use for information in our text. My paper is going to be about space, something I am very curious about and really do want to study when I am older. I think it would be really interesting to study this for a living and for just the few days I have been studying and doing research I have really not thought of it as a project, but it is really fun. For my paper I am going to talk about MARS. I am curious especially to hear about what you guys have to say about this. My discussion will be on us going to Mars. Is it possible? What would be so hard about going there? So far through my research I have found that the hardest part about getting to mars is the cost. It will cost over 4 billion dollars to do a mars mission as planned. I have also learned that if we wish to go there for cheaper than that, we will need completely new rocket technologies. On our way there not only will we face the challenge of conserving enough oxygen to get there, we will have to face the challenge of being alone. Being alone with the same few people for over 500 days. Longer than a whole year. This will take a psychological role on the brave souls on this mission. Not only will they have to face the fact they’re alone. They will have to put up woth the fear of death everyday for 500 days. This can drive people crazy. When the people arrive on mars, they will try to find samples of life on mars. Where there is water on Mars there is possible life. The only places on mars where there is water are at the poles in the form of ice caps, and under the surface of Mars there are small streams of liquid water. I am really excited to write this dialogue this week and can’t wait to see how it turns out. It seems like it is going to feel more fun that like work, which is always a good thing.