Military Schools

1. I believe the reason for the 27% increase in enrollments is the article states that the school was originally run by a private operation and transformed into a military academy, which greatly increased the amount of low-income students to enroll into the school. "French visited the Oakland Military Institute, a charter started in 2001 by then-Mayor Jerry Brown. Impressed, she sought to replicate the program, which boasts a 95 percent college attendance rate for its graduates." 

2. The purpose of this article is to educate the reader of the transformation that the school endured. It went from a charter school to a military based school. It also explained what happens in military schools and how students act differently towards their peers in a positive manner.

3. Developing student responsibilities is very important for behavioral and social skills. The majority of skills that you learn in school will greatly help you when you're graduated. If you learn how to speak in f…

TED Talk 2/13

1. This TED Talk relates to our last unit because it talks about the advertisement of Air Jordans, and how one certain pair started the take off of the Nike company. It also gives an argument about how sneakers are a great investment for everyone. Josh gives great details and reasons about why sneakers are so important.

2. The two markets that Josh talks about are the Secondary market and Retail market. 

3. If there was a "Stock Market of Things", I would collect makeup. I have always loved makeup, it's my passion. I love doing makeup because when I get super anxious or sad, I use it as a coping mechanism. 

Sequence and Order

The link that I chose for last weeks blog is a "how-to" guide for people to learn how to create a smokey eye. A "how-to" is a step by step video/list for the audience to be able to learn instructions.

The non-fiction text structure of the article is sequence and order. I picked that text structure because it gives steps on how to achieve the look in a first, next and last order. I believe it's a sequence and order article because makeup is done in steps and you have to follow the steps the exact way or else you won't get the final product the way you wanted it. 

Self driving cars are the most interesting topic to me. It seems like a very cool concept that would change the automobile industry big time. It could also make or break companies who decide to produce driverless cars. The cars could be 100% immune to bugs that mess up the steering and braking systems and lower the amount of car accidents, or be prone to messing up and causing more frequent crashes. I…

Social Media

1. When colleges or trade schools look into students' social media pages, I feel it's appropriate to decide whether or not students will get accepted because of what they post on their social media accounts. If you're going to present yourself in a bad manner where anyone can see you, you won't be a very good candidate to positively advertise your university. 

2. I agree. Social media has a big impact on teenagers. Since it's over a screen, teens can lie about almost everything. They can lie about age, where they live, who they hang out with, and how they act in real life. Kids gain more confidence over the internet since there's no real confrontation involved. That's why cyber bullying is such a big ongoing issue.

3. High school teaches you that there are rules and consequences in real life, especially in the job force. Just because you're "grown", does not mean what you post doesn't matter. It shows how you express yourself to others, and …


1. The apartment that I chose is in Coastal Crossings. If I were to split my rent with my roommate, it would be $394.50 per month. The deposit is only $200, which I would also split with my roommate, so it'd be $100 each.

2. Cell phone- $32.34 
Car- paid for with graduation money
    Car insurance-$67
    Health insurance-parents got me
    Gas- $25
    Oil change- $30
    Entertainment-$7.99 for Netflix $100 for internet
    Misc.- $160
$10 left over

3. You could end up getting sick and missing a day or two of work which will cut back on hours which decreases the amount of money for that paycheck. Also, you could end up getting fired. Lastly, prices for groceries might go up, gas prices might rise, or you get into a car accident which will make your monthly car insurance payment go up.

Non-Fiction (Absent)

1.Nonfiction is writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history. An example of nonfiction is a biography on Demi Lovato.

2. English classes have changed the curriculum due to wanting to educate students on how to decipher important text in nonfiction articles, rather than not educating them with reading fictional stories that have no meaning in the real world. 

3. My article that I chose was a how-to for creating a smokey eye (link). I chose this article because I love makeup and I thought it was interesting. It's a step by step video to creating a flawless smokey eye. The title grabbed my eye because it's called the "Smouldering Smokey Eye". It makes me think of a fancy eye makeup look that I'd want to try out.

Exercise & Romeo and Juliet

I love exercising. There are so many health benefits to exercising, not only does it keep you in shape, it makes you feel good. I've been blessed with a lean body, so if I didn't workout, I wouldn't end up overweight... I really take that for granted. Exercising daily will help increase your "happy" hormones. It will also help you sleep better, and decrease the risk of heart disease naturally. Although too much exercise can strain your muscles, exercising is extremely good for you.

Personally, Romeo would've been a better husband. Not only did Romeo and Juliet share intimate moments, but he died for her. Paris and Juliet's marriage was her parents doing, not hers. It wouldn't make sense to marry someone you don't actually love, even though it's still up for debate on if Romeo truly loved Juliet. Yet he does confess his love for her; "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east and Juliet is the sun!
Arise, fair sun, and…