Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Today in class I worked on improving my resume and making it achieve its full potential. I also worked with my group on what we will work on for our final project. Though my to do list was short, I worked on it thoroughly and finished what needed to be done.
Monday, May 20, 2013
- Honor roll every time in Jr. High.
- Renaissance every semester in high school.
- 8th grade student of the month for December.
- Scholar Athlete six times for a GPA of 3.5 or higher during season.
- MVP for Freshmen volleyball and basketball.
- Babysitting at my church every Saturday for 2 years.
- Served at the homeless shelter.
- Community service in Mexico for a church.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thinking back on the year, I have learned and understood quite a bit. I was best at writing the journals and putting my own thoughts into words. I learned all about postmodernism and I understand all the elements it is composed of. I learned how to present my thoughts and projects in different medias. Lastly, I was able to broaden the way I think about things, by reading other people's blogs and collaborating with the other students in my class.
One article talks about how Diane Crump became the first woman jockey. The tone is uplifting and encourages people to fight for what they want in life. Diane race against men and came in 15th out of 17 spots. Even when Diane finished racing, she bred horses to keep up with her passion.The second article's focus is less on the actual race itself, since Thompson and Steadman could not actually see the race from their standpoint, and more on the celebration that surrounds the event. Thompson provides up-close views of life in the Derby infield as well as the grandstand, and a running commentary on the drunkenness of the crowd, which he states in narration as the only thing he was focusing on with the work. The narrative ends in a bittersweet way, for after several days of immersing themselves in partying and drunkeness to get a sense of the event, the guys realize they're exactly the type of people they originally planned to imitate.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
You are able to tell this story by William Gibsons is cyberpunk or gonzo journalism because of the sci fi exaggerations and so on. Johnny Mnemonic is a data trafficker who has undergone cybernetic surgery to have a data storage system implanted in his head. Johnny is rescued by Molly, a "Razorgirl" who has undergone extensive body modifications, most notably fingernail blades. When Lewis tries to attack her, she cuts his wrist tendons and takes the incapacitating device control from him. cuts Ralfi to pieces with a razor-sharp monomolecular wire hidden in a prosthetic thumb. Johnny fires his shotgun at the assassin but misses due to the man's enhanced reflexes cybernetically enhanced dolphin retired from navy service. The story’s central theme is that superior technology does not defeat one’s enemy; what is needed is the best use of the technology one chooses.