How is Technology Changing Our Lives?

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In the 1989 film, Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly took his first glimpse in the distant future of 2015.  With hover boards and flying cars and big TV screens the future never looked brighter.  As views we are expected to notice how large a role technology plays in our lives and how much it will grow.  Yet now that its 2015 we already see Google’s new self driving cars, hover boards tested by Lexus, and the accelerated growth of the internet.  With all these new and fast changes in our lives, how exactly is technology affecting us?

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Hero’s Journey: The Life of a Cell

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So in English class we’ve been learning much about what known as the Hero’s Journey.  It’s a simple formula that many stories have used throughout time to get us rooting for the protagonist, describing the story the transformation of an Average Joe, to a hero.  We’ve even seen Star Wars and related the Hero’s Journey to Luke.  This got me thinking; is there a Hero’s Journey in the world of science?

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Change: It’s All About Perspective

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As I get closer and closer to graduating high school and entering college, I realize that changes will happen in my life very soon.  And to be perfectly honest, the idea of change in my life and the idea of losing stability is terrifying for me.  Yet change can be seen as the very thing that drives life forward.  Although we are accustomed to the idea of homeostasis, change happens all the time, on a molecular level, an ecological level, and in my own life.  Let’s take a deep look into how change drives science and beyond.

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What does that say about me?

Feelings and emotions can be expressed in a variety of ways. The things we say and the things we do expose our inner thoughts to the people around us. But to what extent can these two means of expression reveal the truth within ourselves? Continue reading

Man in the Mirror

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Look in the mirror and stare long and hard at the reflection of yourself. Take a look at yourself.  Think about who you really are. What is on the inside of that soul of yours? Deep down in your inner self is what defines who you are and what makes you unique and different from other people. Everyone is unique and each and every one of us has a different personality that stands out from one another. But now the question stands: What makes you special and how can you use this unique trait to go out into the unknown world and make a difference? Remember: BE GAME CHANGERS!!

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The Happiness in Helping Others

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There has been a point in our life when we had given our time to help someone in need; whether it may your mom, dad, friends, etc., the list is endless. Why do we choose to help others? No one is forcing us, but why is it a natural instinct from some people to give a hand to the helpless? We help others because of the feeling that comes with it. It is the warm feeling inside us that cannot be described with words. It just lights our soul and puts a smile on our faces as we say, “You’re Welcome!”

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A Teacher’s Blunder: The Pressure of Time

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Experiencing pressure is normal and it is something that us humans have come to accept and challenge in our everyday lives. Some perform under pressure better than others, and some collapse under such intense moments. Nonetheless, we encounter pressure everyday, whether it may be from work or school, or maybe from peer pressure, but today we will be talking about how time can create pressure

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Community vs Individual: Which is More Effective?

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A topic that came up in my English class was “Community vs Individual” or in other words, the one vs the many. Which is better? Which is more effective? What defines a community? etc. These were some of the questions that came to mind during class.  Continue reading

Why Are Sports Fans So Crazy?

 

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With the World Cup going on in Brazil, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about not the game itself, but why are sports fans so loyal and dedicated to their favorite teams?  And if you haven’t seen just how crazy people go just after one goal, then you don’t know what I mean just yet.  But there are actually legitimate and scientific reasons why sport fans are as crazy as they are.

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