Monday, February 27, 2012
Last Thursday's field trip took me to areas of louisville that I've never seen before. It's easy to get excited about the recent developments in the Ville, like the restaurants and housing built at Cardinal Town or the shiny new KFC Yum center. With state of the art accommodations popping up left and right, one has to wonder if there is any money left to clean up Louisville. Our city is known nationwide for air pollution. After visiting rubber town and the landfill site I wondered what has been done to help clean up these toxic parts of town. Thankfully, Louisville's recent community efforts have been helping improve our environment. Concentrations of the most common carcinogen found in our atmosphere have been lowered 75% since 2005.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Blogging is Theraputic for Teens by Scott Sincoff
Being new to blogging, I would have to say it has made a nice outlet. Most news stories about the internet's social scene involve cyber bullying or the negative implications of social media on today's adolescents. Scott Sincoff's article looks to the positive effects of social media on the lives of teenagers. A recent study conducted by The University of Hafia in Isreal selected stressed out high school either write in a blog or an old-fashioned diary. Two groups of students were told to write about their emotions or social conflicts in a blog twice a week. Another two groups were told to blog about whatever was on their mind. The other groups were told to keep a traditional, private diary. Results of the experiment yeilded that students who were able to publicly write about their personal troubles experienced a greater mood improvement versus those who kept a private diary. Greatest stress relief came to those who recieved comments from their peers, most comments were uplifting and constructive.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Television commercials are evolving to keep up with our fast-paced and technology driven lives. Advertisers are packing the most punch as possible into their time slot, using bright colors, infectious tunes, or dramatic mini-plot lines. The Super Bowl commercial by SeaWeb proves that silence and a black screen provide the audience with the chance to slow down and contemplate a message. Though plenty of commercials have used the idealistic wildlife footage, a cheesy narrative is usually involved. In this case, no words are necessary. Contrasting the larger than life beauty found at sea with a blank screen makes us wonder immediately what our planet would be without oceans.