Monday, March 20, 2017

GPA/Highschool blog

          1. Josh Mitchell's research tends to conclude that GPA is what is most important when it comes to finding a job or making a good amount of money when you get older. Back in the day, or maybe a decade or two ago, GPA wasn't really the main focus of furthering your education beyond high school and being successful in life. These days, if your GPA is even the slightest bit below the average, you could be stuck in a hole for a good majority of your life. A 3.8 GPA is completely different than a 3.9. With a 3.9, you could have even more opportunities with college and making more money as an adult.

          2. Better grades are of course linked to GPA. The better the GPA, or the more higher, the more pay or the higher future salary you will make. Better grades are also linked to your performance in school. If you just put in a little more extra of your free time as a high schooler to homework and studying, you'll be making more money for your future self in the process. Your High school GPA is one of the most important things in your life as a teenager, and something you need to dedicate a lot of time to.

          3. In the article, it stated that minorities tend to have to strongest educations and the higher GPAs. In my opinion, this is because they are underprivileged, and actually want to learn. Minorities want to come out of the potential hole they are in during their current state of life, and live the American Dream. Whereas upper class white privileged children tend to not care too much because of the potentially rich family they have, and how spoiled they are.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Schools and such blog

1. The reason behind the 27% increase of enrollment was due to the mass revamp of their school. They completely changed the type of school to a military school, which can be very useful. Some parents like to use these schools if they have bad kids. But the main reason in the increase of enrolls is the prioritizing of the most important things they want to teach the children enrolled. They're focusing more on responsibilities and behaviours, things that will be more curtial later in life.

2. I think the importance of this article is to show the true meaning and importance of military schooling. This type of schooling really wants to show you how to be a leader and be responsible. These are two things that you could use in every aspect of life. And I think it's good that they are stressing the importance of that so heavily.

3. Developing student responsibility is one of the most, or if not, THE most important segment of education. If someone were to be not responsible at all, they wouldn't be productive, would get work done and just probably wouldn't care too much about the important things in their life. For South Haven to teach responsibilities better, maybe be less pushy on when to turn in homework. If the student doesn't have it the first day, it's a zero. This will get students to get their homework done and be more organized with their work.

Monday, March 6, 2017

School blog

1. I think social media should seriously be taken into consideration. What people say, and post can really show how responsible or irresponsible somebody is. If somebody is posting inappropriate pictures of themselves, or just revealing photos in general, this can prevent colleges from even taking you. If you are a well worded, a creative poster on social media, colleges may even likes that, helping you achieve their acceptance. So yes, I do think it should be taken into thought when deciding a student's enrollment. Social Media is crucial.

2. "Sometimes kids are more worried about being a characters than having character". I heavily agree with this statement. A lot of kids are more concerned with being the center of attention and being a class clown than being their own personality who is there to learn. Kids will do anything for attention, and risking their education is one of the things they will do, due to a lack of responsibility and knowledge. 

3. High school is trying to mimic what students should expect out of high school to keep the alive. They want to show students the responsibility you require to build yourself up to a high education and work environment. You can't just be some class clown who doesn't to pay attention, and expect to get a good job. If you don't care, high school doesn't either, and that'ß why you have to hold your own. That's what high schools main goal is. To teach you to hold yourself up and stay responsible. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Post Graduation Living/College Living

1. If I were to move into an apartment in Park Meadows the Annual cost for this specific apartment would be $702 dollars. The deposit would be $300. So, the cost for each of us as room mates would be $315 annually and $150 in deposit. This would be a very manageable price between the two of us for working a minimum wage job. We would have a decent amount to save up for ourselves.

2. Other prices and things could definitely include college. If i'm going to a college that doesn't include dorms, the gas prices could be astronomical driving to and fro. Paying for rent and college would be exceedingly difficult, and you would need some help.

a. $100 for only me
b. Car would be around $15000
c. Gasoline for the month would more than likely be around $50. This is because Iḿ just going a short distance from point A to point B.
d. $213 is the average cost for car insurance every month.
e. For the family plan I would be staying on it would be $833
f. The average electric bill would be anywhere from $30 to $100
g. Gas would be around $30 because we wouldn't use it any.
h. An oil change would be around $40 on my own because I know how, and already have.
i. Food would be around $30 a day for the both of us if we eat small healthy meals purchased together.
j. We would more than likely be paying for TV and video games so around $100 a month.
k.  All together around $100 a month for basic household necessities.

3. It would be stressful living paycheck to paycheck because you only get paid once over however many weeks. And that's all the money you will be taking in until the next paycheck. This can be hard because you would easily blow through that money, and once you're out of it, you're over.

Monday, February 20, 2017

My Potential Life Career Blog Post

          1. A career I would be interested in is with agriculture. I enjoy operating heavy machinery, and already do that a lot at home. I find farming to be satisfying, and would enjoy doing it for a career. I used to visit at my uncle's farm a lot (Heinz Farms) and would enjoy riding in the combine and helping out around there. At home I maintain a decent sized food plot, and rototill it with our tractor and plant it every year, which I enjoy doing. I find operating tractors and other machinery to be a very simple job, almost like riding a bike. It comes very easy to me, but maybe not others.

          2. I would like the either go to Michigan State University or University of Michigan for their agricultural program. Preferably MSU because their program is more than likely better, but it would be a tad bit more expensive to go there. A local farmer (Tony Brush) gave me a ride in his combine last harvesting season, and we talked a lot about the qualifications to become and Farmer. He said it's almost impossible to start off from scratch these days, so I would probably have to get a job working at a farm, or something like that. But, the training from the college would teach me all of the right ways to maintain plants, and the soil they live in. It would educate me basically of every aspect of farming. PRobably not so much about the operating of the machinery, because that's more up to the student to learn.

          3. The average salary of a farmer can be anywhere between 20 thousand a year to 100 thousand a year to possible even a million. There would be a lot of money to be made, but it all depends on the size of your farm and how fast it's growing. The smaller the farm, and the less land, the less money you make. But, the larger the farm, the more land, the more money you make. But, the downside of having a large farm that grosses out a lot of money yearly is that you have more taxes to pay, more machinery to pay off, and workers to pay. So, this would be less of that salary to you, but to those other responsibilities of yours.

Monday, February 13, 2017


1. This TedTalk ties into our last unit because it describes the analytics and markets for the Nike brand, and Sketchers.The markets all tie into advertising because, without advertising you wouldn't be able to sell your products at a consistent and high rate.

2. Nike sells to the retail market and the secondary market. The retail market is stuff like stores, and places the promote your product. The secondary market is when something is purchased, and re-sold.

3. If there were to be a stock market of "things", I would buy and sell computer parts. Parts such as GPUs motherboards, and processors. These products are not cheap, and there would definitely be some money the be made there. It also wouldn't be hard to get ahold of top of the line computer parts, and flip them for more than the price I purchase them.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Anthony Rizzo Nonfiction Blog / VR

1. The article I chose from last week is a biography about Anthony Rizzo. It talks about his cancer survival journey and the people that helped him along the way.

2. I think my article is sequence and order. This is because it's describing the story of Anthony Rizzo having cancer in order of the events that take place.

3. Virtual reality interests me the most. This is because instead of playing video games normally, and not being very immersed in the game world, I think it would be very neat to be able to properly interact with them and be in the game world.