Innovation on Shark Tank

Innovation is all around us. From the light bulb above our heads to the carpet below our feet, everything started off as an idea in someone’s head and then developed through an innovative process to become the common things they are today. Recently, I’ve begun watching the show Shark Tank on ABC. Every episode, different […]

R.I.P.

No Man Is An Island No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s […]

Taking the Elderly Back to the Past

The word “fake” often brings about a negative connotation to people. From fake paintings to fake personalities to fake faces, we typically associate “fake” with bad things. Yet, sometimes fake things can actually be good. I recently came across a picture on Facebook talking about a new type of nursing care facility in the Netherlands (See above). My grandmother suffers from some mild forms […]

Disneyland and Shakespeare?

Every American that has been through high school has probably read Shakespeare at least once in his/her lifetime. From Romeo and Juliet to Julius Caesar to Hamlet, Shakespeare’s plays are known throughout the world, and have created many of the prototypes and cliches seen in literature today. However, most students hate Shakespeare. It’s hard to […]

Viewing “Single Awareness Day” in a Better Light

This is dedicated to all you single people… To many people out there, Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, cheer, and happiness, a special day to be spent with that special someone. But to many others, it simply serves as a grim reminder of their single (aka “forever alone”) status. That’s why every […]

Tweeting in Class?

When people usually think of Twitter, things like celebrities, hashtags, and/or rabid Justin Bieber fans often come to mind. However, rarely are words like “school” or “education” ever associated with Twitter, and frankly, rarely with any social media site. At the beginning of the school year, when my English teacher first started telling us to […]

DIY Tutorials Project

We have finally begun our innovation project for our English class! Many of my blog posts over the last few months have been dealing with the ideas of innovation, motivation, and getting started, and all of these ideas have finally come together as we have officially started (and gotten the motivation) to embark on our […]

I did it!

One of the best feelings in life that a person can experience is that of achievement and accomplishment. After long periods of procrastination, hard work, and complaining, you can finally look back and say, “I did it.” It’s a feeling of release, of happiness, of solace, all combined into  one beautiful emotion. Finishing my college […]

What drives you?

Everyone has had that moment where you just don’t want to do anything. Whether it’s because you’re stressed out from all the things you have or because you’re just feeling lazy, everyone has gone through something like this. On the outside, it feels good to finally take a rest and temporarily put off all your duties. But […]

I Hate Oatmeal.

You see that oatmeal? Yeah, that oatmeal. Looks kinda good doesn’t it. Well, I have one thing to tell you. NO. IT. DOESN’T. Oatmeal is disgusting. It’s mushy, tepid, flavorless, and is reminiscent of upchuck. How anyone could voluntarily consume something of that nature every morning in lieu of something more palatable….like bacon, is an […]