Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Just Wanted To Share Some Music

The Last Day on Earth- Kate Miller-Heidke

What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jespen

You Are Really Going to Arrest a 6 year old?

I was searching around the internet and found an article on how this 6 year old, who lived in Georgia, was arrested for having a temper tantrum. It was said that the kid threw items off of the wall and throwing furniture, granted that this can be a dangerous situation, the police still shouldn't have been called. I believe that the parents should have been notified and told to pick up their child before the police were even mentioned. I don't think it's a productive use of the police if the aggressor is only a six year old. The poor kid should not have to go to the jail. She is a little kid and sometimes little kids act out, but it is not extreme nor will ever be extreme to the point where the police need to be called. A group of adults could easily restrain her if needed to, the mother could've been notified in order to get the child to calm down. What makes the situation worst is that they decided to handcuff the girl and put her in a holding cell because she did not cooperate when the police tried to get her to calm down. If she is not familiar with the police, it can be extremely scary for a little girl to be confronted by grown men in uniforms. I believe the situation just shows how people can completely over-exaggerate a situation and they can be lazy. Would it really be that hard to try take a cushion to protect yourself and then just get the girl away from anything to throw?

Here's the link for the article http://news.yahoo.com/police-handcuff-ga-kindergartner-tantrum-112459850.html

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break Blues Have Gone Away

Usually over the break, teachers decide to throw in every single project so that the spring break fun is completely wasted due to the increased amount of work. For once I am absolutely delighted that my teachers did not decide to make me sad all spring break with tons of homework and projects. I believe the teachers need a break themselves, so they shouldn't add all this work just so they get it all during spring break. The teachers probably didn't want to grade anything anyways, especially since people were cranky due to the lack of snow days. What year is complete if there aren't any snow days? Spring break was perfect this year because the teachers planned for snow so they rushed all their lessons, but the snow did not fall. This led to a peaceful, work-free, lazy spring break. If only next year the same thing happens because that would surely be the best. In the honest opinion, nobody needs to work during a spring break. It would be cruel and unusual punishment. Hopefully people have enough common sense to stay smart and safe this spring break, but I'm going to enjoy my fun in the sun while it last.

Sophie's Secret by Tara West

I would most definitely give this book a 4 out of 5 stars! The book was a unique love story with a supernatural twist. The main character Sophie was sweet and nice, having a little bit of insecurity like any normal teenager. I thought that made her seem believable and it helped any reader to be able to understand where she was coming from. I thought the book had a great message as well, saying that sometimes you have to listen to your friends even though you might not like what they have to say. The only thing that I didn't really like was that the Sophie and her other supernatural friends didn't really talk a lot about their powers or how they felt. I also didn't like that AJ (one of Sophie's friend) told the outcome of what would happen with Sophie and one of her love interest. It disappointed me a little because I didn't get to be completely surprised about the ending.Overall the book was amazing and cute. The author did a good job at balancing mystery, romance, and the paranormal, wrapping it up in a delightful book.