What Citizenship Means To Me Citizenship is important to me. If citizenship were important to everyone, then this world would be a much better place to live. I would like to talk about a few things I think we could do to be better citizens. I would first like to talk about respect. Respect for our country means cleaning up after yourself and never littering. If you see garbage lying around, you should pick it up. It means always saluting the flag. It means not saying bad things about...
Teenage Driver Statistics Teens face many responsibilities in life. They’re just getting out on their own and learning about life. Driving however is probably the biggest responsibility that they face in every day life. Statistics show that teen drivers have the highest accident rate out of all drivers. It’s not that they don’t try but they are just learning to drive so of course they’re going to have accidents. Most people think that if you slap on a bunch of...
According to Merriam-Webster Honor is defined as “a keen sense of ethical conduct: INTEGRITY” but what does this really mean. Is this what honor really is. How does this relate to modern times. The answer is there is no answer. While it may have the same literal definition in different languages and cultures the acts or behaviors which are seen as being honorable are not always the same, which is why we have this discrepancy about what honor really is all about. Is it honorable to...
Trends In TV Reality Trends in television today, is it a reality? In shows 38% of the characters are women, but in reality 51% are women, 14% are over the age of 50, when 38% are in real life, and 15% are parents of minor children, when in reality 32% are parents of minor children. One show that ironically does flourish reality, is “The Simpsons.” “The Simpsons” is realistic reality, because it acquires episodes to relate to everything that goes on in life. Some...
Saudi Arabia Geographical Information Saudi Arabia, monarchy in southwestern Asia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is bounded on the north by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait; on the east by the Persian Gulf and Qatar; on the southeast by the United Arab Emirates and Oman; on the south by the Republic of Yemen; and on the west by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. The country's border with the United Arab Emirates is not precisely defined. Saudi Arabia has an area of about...
The Competitiveness of Hockey I love Hockey because it's a very competitive game. There is nothing better to me than winning a big game or making a nice play. Some people have different opinions than me on what the game means to them. My mom and my girlfriend are good examples of this. My mom goes to the games and enjoys watching the goalies. She enjoys there bright colored padding and is always is amazed at how they can skate with all that heavy equipment on. My girlfriend, like my mom,...
School Violence The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff...
Jake Burton and the History of Snowboarding Twenty five years have gone by since Jake Burton Carpenter started making snowboards. His company today is the most successful and largest manufacturer in the world for snowboarding. A key success to Burton Boards was pushing to make snowboarding a sport. The idea came from building a better Snurfer, a sled toy that was shaped like a small water ski with rope tied to the nose and used to stand on. Purely sport, not the Burton company was...
Destination Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park was named after the Yellowstone River. Native Americans called the river “Mi tsi a da zi,” which meant “Rock Yellow River,” and was translated by French fur trappers to “Yellow Rock” or “Yellow Stone,” hence the name Yellowstone. John Coltzer was one of the first people to have explored the Yellowstone area. Coltzer was from the Lewis and Clark expedition and he walked alone...
Regulation and Importance of Indoor Air Quality Control The summer has hit once again along with extremities of weather. Hot and humid weather forces office buildings or any other workplace to crank up the air conditioner. Everything should be just fine as long as the heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system has taken care of the indoor environment to be a comfortable setting. In past years, energy conservation and costs have taken its toll on human health due to poor indoor...