All thoughts and opinions mentioned here do not represent the teaching of the CREST program. They are the personal opinion of the student, Tiger Stidnick.
Sorry folks, but vlogs will be delayed for a little bit longer. I have come into a few problems, the main one being the OS (Operating System) on one of the laptops i use crashed, so I will be restricted to every other weekend posting one, which I will try to keep up with. I will also be posting normal text blogs to catch up, due to how I am a little behind, but I will be doing a regular of 2 vlogs to keep up with the norm. To get to the actual topic of this post, the Dow Jones Index stock has reached an all time high at 14,253.77. This surpasses the previous set in 2008, before the recession happened. This is a great thing, showing that we are coming back from this recession. Also, house prices rose about 9.7% since January 2012. This is showing that a large part of our economy, houses, is coming back as well. Unemployment is still too high, but many are hopeful that it will start going down. These feats are not caused by any one person, one administration, or one party, but a bipartisan effort. Though this is good, I am fearful of this being a repeat of the recession, the economy and middle class are on top of the world, only for a combination of a bunch of bad things happening, and then a recession happens, or, even worse, a depression. I think if this were to truly happen, it would be worse than the previous one, but I am not economically knowledgeable enough to know when, why, where, or how bad this will be, but I hope it wont get worse than the Great Depression. This may sound gloom, but I am NOT hoping this will happen, I just believe it is a possibility, and I hope a slim one. That will be it for today, and always remember. You gotta' fight, for the right, to party!
this video for an example of how crazy people can get for a few deals. Even though most of the sales start earlier in the week and continue on to the next week, this madness is still happening. Don't go out Black Friday shopping. Stay in with your family, friends, or whomever you are spending the holidays with, even if it is yourself. Wait until Sunday or Monday to go shopping, as most deals will be the same. If you want, you can even check before to see if the deals have already started. As for Christmas shopping, get out as soon as you can, the later it is, the higher the chance they will be out of stock, higher prices, or mobbed. Also, you don't have to go super elaborate on gifts, simple things with sentimental meaning will be a great gift for most family members or friends, most don't want you to go out and gouge yourself for a stupid trinket that will break in a few years. On a CREST note, the teachers and higher staff met on Friday to discuss the future, some changed were made to the schedule. STEM collaborative was moved to Freshmen year, first semester, so they have a class first semester for Sustainability. Also, any of the 3 major AP sciences can be taken instead of just chemistry Junior and Senior year. Along with that, the AP agriscience (I believe) can be taken without taking the class, seeing as how that is similar to what we learn in Sustainability. Some rome is freed for electives, possibly, Senior year as well, so everybody is happy about that. I just want to see about getting out of the level 3 foreign language, seeing as how for most Universities, excluding some, only require 2 years of language, and the one I'm planning on going to, NAU, only requires 2. If that is taken off my schedule, I could possibly have 2-3 electives. Furthermore, Internships/Projects can be taken over the summer, freeing up the 2 blocks taken by that, 1 each semester. From what I have noticed, that MAY give room for half days, in which I would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for reading!
here. That will be it for today. Thanks for reading.
Halloween was yesterday, I didn't do anything, except handing out candy. Class is working on a Hurricane Sandy project, in which we hypothesized about what would happen. Also, we then showed reasons why we said that, and what happened. The classes, both Juniors and Sophomores, collaboratively worked on a presentation in which we summarized out hypothesis, and reasoning. It turned out pretty well, we all had the chance to look at one another's, and see what level we all are on. We also started a project in which each person got a part of the "what is the smart grid." I am in the group in which there are 2 people, the only group with more than one. This project is really fun. The posted picture is an example of the smart grid. Pretty much the basics are on what it is are that it makes the relationship between power company and consumer more closely knit. Sorry for the late post.
Fun weekend. Went down to Flagstaff, Arizona, and had a ball. Went to a RCPM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, concert at the Orpheum. Then went down to a small town called Crown King, about 25 miles of dirt road off the I-17. Also, just posted the RMI assignment, seeing as how I left Friday a little after school, and got back 30 minutes ago. Now I am doing a blog post, then studying for APUSH. This week in Sustainability class, we will be working on "Transmission of Energy" all about energy infrastructure, the less talked about part of the energy industry. It should be interesting, because I was getting bored of the forms of energy. The Energy sheets were scraped, seeing as how Mr. B didn't realize how much work they were, and how it would take the whole class one day, the whole 90 minutes ish of class, to finish one of the 12 documents. Glad that happened, because it was quite tedious. We are currently in the Data Collection section of the semester research project. I feel bad for the people whom have STEM Collaborative this semester, seeing as how they have the English/APUSH, Sustainability, and STEM research projects all at once. I am lucky to get it next semester, though I have the other hard classes this semester. Well, you cant pick your schedule, unfortunately. There will be no picture today, because my sister, with her video streaming and her Iphone, draining all the Wifi, it is impossible to open any google image pages, but expect one next time. I think I will end it at that, goodbye reader(s).
Today marked the day the Sustainability class, and Biotech class, went on our field trip to the Ethics Symposium at the Tempe Center of the Arts hosted by ASU's Lincoln Ethics Center. Everyonehad a blast! And we also got to miss all but 30ish minutes of school, so that was a bonus. There were 4 speakers, one on Colorism in Local news, one on Cheating in Video Games (my personal Favorite), one on the cost of the war and warcheating, and the last pro-cheating. They were all interesting, and all the presenters seemed really passionate about their topic. This was the third annual event, and I am hoping we get to go again next year. The past couple days Mr. B has been gone was pretty much catch-up work on any portfolio thing, research project thing, or other class thing. It was fun, but now Mr. B is back, so back to work. AIMS makeups are going on now, tomorrow is last day for it, finally. Then there will be no more annoying announcements about it, and we get to go back to our history class, seeing as how the History classrooms are being used for the testing. Since these are makeups, we do not get the AIMS time off, but come February, when the AIMS for the Freshmen/Sophomores, I get all 4 days, 3 in a row then science on its own, as late start. It is like a half day, only reverse. Class starts at 10:30 or 11:30, I don't remember, and end same time. This means I get to sleep in, and have lunch before I go to school, even though there is lunch set aside. That will be it for today, and as always, stay classy Phoenix.
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