Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Stanford Prison Experiment

When being put in the position of a bad or uncivilized place you are left to turn to the dark side of stay humane. But I believe that in this case most people would turn to the bad side. Not because they want to but because they begin getting brainwashed from the evil and emptiness around them, they get lost in their minds and the only thing they know is survival. In the film " The Stanford Prison Experiment" college boys were taken into an experiment about prison and some of the student were guards and others were prisoners. After a short amount of time the power began to go to the heads of the guards and they began getting violent. The prisoners seemed to be going insane because of the place they were and the harm they were receiving.  This experiment shows that to much power is never good and it can really get to your head.

Friday, January 29, 2016

J.J the Genius


Olivia Weadock
1/28/16
A period
Mrs. Carter





                                                                     J.J Jones


"I'd give anything to be normal for a day" was a quote said by J.J Jones from the T.V series Skins. J.J is a not so average teenage boy in anyway. He struggles with Autism and a social inept that he recognizes and tries to deal with it. J.J also suffers from anger rampages and mood swing because he feels as if others don't take him seriously and don't see him as a real person. J.J is actually an incredibly intelligent individual which you might not expect when you here the word "Autism" because of the negative stereo types that are given to people with disorders. J.J Jones lives a for the most part average life considering his disability. He has friends, does incredibly well in school and in any circumstance that applies to knowledge, and tries to get help when he needs it.I disagree with the article because J.J is a happy comedic character but he also has his negative moments. Just because he has a disability doesn't mean he has to be down all the time. In this Article "Mental illness sans cliches" by Susan Brink she talks about how people with special needs are being shown in an incorrect way because on T.V its showing people they are "portrayed as comedic." I think this is wrong to say because why wouldn't they act happy and funny in real life. A disability doesn't always mean the person is constantly struggling and being depressed, a lot of the time they might even be more happy and positive then some of us.
This is why I disagree with the article. Because people with a disability are no different to us and can be just as happy.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suli Gives a New perspective on Education

I believe that Suli Break's video is the correct message that should be provided to today's youth. Just because people get poor grades or aren't able to complete their time in school, does not mean that someone isn't intelligent. A number or letter should not determine how smart a person is. A mother, Father, or guardian is forced to lie to their child when they ask " why do I have to take a test on this if I will never use it again? Have you ever used this?" And the parents will respond with a yes whether or not they have ever used it simply because they don't know either. These grades, numbers of nothingness are pushing kids to thinking they aren't good enough if they don't get a high enough grade. These grades are also something that colleges will see. These numbers, are determining our future. That's why I think Suli's video is an accurate perspective on education. kids love education but not school because grades that shouldn't be allowed to decide our intelligence and future.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Parents and Children Conflict of Hitler Youth

Many types of conflicts existed between parent and the children of Hitler Youth. Parents at this time had close to no control over there own children. They were being taught in school about Hitler whether or not the parents supported it. Most of the time children had more power over their parents. At school the children were taught to turn in their parents if they were not supportive of Hitler and the Nazis.
On the other hand children also had a difficult conflict with their parents that was that they were being told one thing by their teachers and a completely different thing at home. This can be very conflicting for a kid to be told two very different opinions and have to choose one.
Those were some conflicts that parents and children experienced during the time of Hitler Youth.