Articles and Inequality


1. Actress Kate Mulgrew became pregnant at 18 while she was single and all alone. She then decided to give birth to the child and give it up for adoption. Throughout the article, she searches for her daughter that she gave up, then finally her and her daughter meet and become very close.

2. The purpose of this article was to inform and entertain. 

3. The text structure being used is "description".

4. Some text features that were used were illustrations and photographs, font effects, and lastly the sum of its parts.

 Personally, I believe the gap between the boys and girls stating whether or not women are treated equally to men is because us girls are the oppressed sex, while boys are not, hence they do not go through our everyday struggles of catcalls, harassment, and competition amongst other girls. So, they would not agree because they don't go through it. It would be just like white people saying blacks are not oppressed, yet they are NOT black, they do no…

Social Media

1. "Social media can improve your quality of life." Is that true? Well, social media can be used in a negative or positive manner. Many people use social media for interacting with one another while others use it to show off talents that they might have by recording videos for fun. When those two come together, people start to gain followers from interacting with one another about different hobbies. The followers you gain may start asking you to keep posting, so you begin working more and more on what you're passionate about. You'll gain support from people all over the world by just doing what you love, and it gives you a ton of confidence to keep doing what makes you happy. For instance, I love doing makeup, and every so often I record tutorials of certain looks I create. I'm praised for my work and it's very motivating to have others like what you're doing.

2. Shaun is passionate about a number of things. He loves snowboarding, going on adventures, and …


1. My lollipop moment? Well, one that I can remember is when I went to my Twenty One Pilots concert. It sounds silly, but I was in charge of updating the concert, and I received so many messages on how funny I was and how pretty my makeup was that day. I felt amazing not only because I was seeing Twenty One Pilots, but the atmosphere was so wonderful. I had people come up to me and talk to me about the concert. I felt so welcome, and it was just one of the concerts off of the tour. Tyler and Josh gave me the best day of my life, and they don't even know it. 

2. Many people believe that they can have severely huge impacts on other people's lives without knowing it, and not knowing how much you mean to someone is scary. I'm more frightened of not being enough compared to others. I believe that many people are afraid that they're inadequate. Many of my friends believe they aren't worth much, but they are all so special. I see them as the brightest stars in the sky. The…


1. This PSA was very effective. The imagery and words were very useful in this message. The purpose of this message was to inform the many life-threatening dangers of texting and driving. They used SFX makeup to express the harmful effects that can be caused when you text and drive.

2. This PSA is to inform viewers about rape. It misguides the audience by placing a couple who are walking in public and a girl alone on her phone while a guy watches her in the background. Now at this point, many would believe the woman on her cell phone would be brought into a dark alley and get raped, but then the video shows the couple going into a car garage when the boyfriend pushes the girlfriend into a van and rapes her. This PSA is to let the audience know that three in four times of rape, the rapist, and the victim are acquainted. This is useful because it lets the viewers understand no matter how well you think you know someone, they can hurt you. 

High School Diploma's

1. Those who graduate with a high school diploma or higher are usually more confident and have a higher sense of self-esteem. If you don't earn your high school diploma, you might struggle with having a good self-esteem, which could have a negative impact on family and work relationships. 

2. If almost a million students did not receive their high school diplomas, the unemployment rate would increase because there would be no one who is applicable to work in higher educated workplaces. That could lead to hospitals, law offices, and political offices becoming scarce with workers.

3. Some problems that schools and communities could endure from the lack of freshmen graduating on time is schools could lose funding for not having a good amount of students graduating. That could affect the entire school and community by forcing families to move their kids out of the school district, leaving that town abandoned. Schools can improve the number of students that graduate on time by creating m…

Grades Aren't As Important As They Seem?

1. Grit is the motivation to work and do your best. It's needed in life for you to be able to become successful and confident in the workforce and in yourself overall. I agree with the "entitled" child culture, who believe they're already at their best and do not need to work any harder than they already are. That leads to becoming spoiled and lazy. Then when those kids graduate from college, they believe that they deserve the highest paying job because of their grades, when a generation ago understood that they'd get hired at a low paying job to gain experience.

2. Gradual progress and consistency build character in a person. They'll most likely come off as cool and collected, rather than stress over a project or task that they waited until the last minute to do. I'm guilty of being the type of person who crams everything in at the last minute. I have gotten better at consistently doing work, which makes me feel very confident and motivated because I'…

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…