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$ENIORZ

The best thing about being a senior was being able to say that you’re a senior. It carries weight, and you get to say stuff like, two more weeks and I’m done with High School forever…

I would go back in time and tell my freshman self to stay motivated, because you’ve got a long way to go..

The occupy movement definitely has had a huge impact on me as a person, citizen and activist forever.

Loose Lips- by Kimya Dawson reminds me of this year. :)

I’ve learned that while I’m not motivated that easily by outside things, I have the ability to self motivate really well, and I can use that to prioritize and get things done that really matter. 

I’m really proud of how well my rugby team did this year, we made it to playoffs :))

this is the first piece I did for my concentration. 

My motto would be: Live by the foma that make you kind and healthy and happy.

Junior Year

Junior year was really difficult for me, I had some pretty bad motivation problems. It was hard to have been in highschool long enough to feel like I could be close to done, but then realizing that I still had to finish out another year. 

The Tsunami in Japan was in junior year. 

The biggest surprise would probably be when my sister Sarah decided to move to Texas. 

I had US history with Ms.Erby and we learned where all of the states are, which I still remember. 

Last year was my first year as captain of the rugby team, which I’m really proud of.

My motto would have been JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

Sophomore year

The biggest difference is I’ve been cut from the volleyball team and am now a rugger!

The earthquake in Haiti was sophomore year. 

I took anatomy sophomore year, so I remember learning about the different parts of the eye, and we disected a cow eye…I remember I was super surprised about how simple it looked inside…and juicy..

I am proud that I had the courage to leave the dark side and join rugby, a sport that was dramatically different than volleyball that I had become accustomed to, and that all my friends played.

 

In sophomore yr I took black and white photography, which was a real challenge for me, since it’s such an exact science and I’m not an exact person. But I powered through it, This is a portrait I took of my little sister. 

My motto sophomore year would’ve been TRY NEW THINGS!

Freshman year….hehe. 

Freshman year Mr. Obama was elected!

I really remember Ms.Erby’s class BLEW MY MIND. Especially her units on race and gender profiling really and truly changed my perception of the world and how we judge eachother completely. 

If I was going to re-do something, I would NOT try out for the volleyball team and join rugby instead. 

This is a photo of a poem I wrote in my spoken word class (not my gift) freshman year, it’s an ode to my volleyball. (back when I played volleyball)

My motto freshman year would’ve been “STAY JUICED!”

The Barackness monster aint buyin it…

1. I agree that this is not a time in our economy to be raising the cost of education by raising interest on student loans. People are saying that we should be focusing on the national debt crisis and not doing anything about the interest rates, but we owe most of our debt to ourselves, so it makes no sense to me, to be putting Americans further into debt, so that America can be in less debt…that is just completely backwards thinking in my mind..
2. I think it was frickin adorable. I think this was a good way to market himself to a younger audience, if that’s what he was trying to do. It doesn’t make him loose any credibility in my mind, I think it just shows how he’s willing to bring himself down to earth to communicate with his people. 
3.I personally think that in an ideal world, we should raise taxes and have free higher education for everyone, like they did in Scandanavia, just like I think our healthcare system should operate. However, I don’t think that a system like that would work in America just because we’re greedy and selfish as a people. I think realistically at this point we should just try to keep the interest rates from raising any higher, maybe even bringing them down to what they were a few years back, because raising them can do only bad things for our economy in the long run. 
Income Extra Cred
1.Average annual income in the U.S.- $51.413
2.Avg monthly- $4,284
3.I definetly could live on this comfortably as a single person, because I know for a fact that my whole family lives on less then that right now! Not that comfortably, but good enough.
4.
-What is UP in wyoming??
-what’s up in Northern Alaska??
-i totally see the coastal trends because of ports..
5.   
-Major cities make big money
-ports make big money
-The south East is not doing so hot..
-states that have white are mostly white, and states that have dark green are mostly green
-California is rich..

Income Extra Cred

1.Average annual income in the U.S.- $51.413

2.Avg monthly- $4,284


3.I definetly could live on this comfortably as a single person, because I know for a fact that my whole family lives on less then that right now! Not that comfortably, but good enough.

4.

-What is UP in wyoming??

-what’s up in Northern Alaska??

-i totally see the coastal trends because of ports..

5.   

-Major cities make big money

-ports make big money

-The south East is not doing so hot..

-states that have white are mostly white, and states that have dark green are mostly green

-California is rich..



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The Fed- a 7 member board of governers that oversees the federal reserve banks.- Federal Reserve Board

created in 1913 to maintain stability of the economy, regulate banks, etc. 

The Fed headquarters is in Washington DC

The functions are to:

-oversee the federal reserve banks

-Establish monetary policy (interest rates, credit, etc.)

-Monitor the economic health of the country.


Critisisms include that it violated US constitutional rights and impedes national economic success.


I would say that the Fed is like the engineer of a train. It regulates the fuel that’s going into the engine, and all the little cars follow along behind them. 

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-I personally never want credit cards, to me they’re just stressful, its just putting off your problems until later, and spending money you don’t have, and in the end, you end up spending even more money, when you didn’t have the money in the first place…It just doesn’t make sense to me. 

-from 2004 to 2009 the average debt students had went from $946 to $4100

That doesn’t really seem like that long of an amount of time, thats amazing it rose that much. I believe it though. 

-More than a third of students with credit cards had more than one card. 

-70% of students had credit cards

WOWWWW!!!!! That stresses me out… I don’t think it’s because we’re outrageous spenders either, I just think that it’s much too expensive to live and go to college in America. 

-The Fact that business majors in college weren’t informed on the basics of credit cards is a bigger problem then a bunch of college kids digging themselves into debt, its a terrifying example of how banks are controlling the lives of everyone in america and robbing us, and our future generations blind, right under our noses.

-"These results should serve as a wakeup call for both our college students and our college outreach efforts into the community to train people about the costs of credit. It is clear the status quo of financial literacy is a failure."




#16


1. ‘I’m not rich!”
2.”The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 … and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over …”
3. They think they’re saying, ”Come on, we’re all in this together! It’s not like I have infinite money.”
4.Wealth is relative to the country as a whole, just because you earn a lot of money doesn’t entitle you to spend as much as you want and not be labeled “rich”

#16

1. ‘I’m not rich!”

2.The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 … and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over …”

3. They think they’re saying, ”Come on, we’re all in this together! It’s not like I have infinite money.”

4.Wealth is relative to the country as a whole, just because you earn a lot of money doesn’t entitle you to spend as much as you want and not be labeled “rich”

15c

1.

-almost 1 in 4 teens in America was unemployed in Febuary. 

This suprised me the most. I definetly thought it was higher than this…now i feel like a lazy teen for not having a job..

-National teen unemployment rate rose to over 20% by 2008.

-in the 90s the teen unemployment rate was at or below 15%

-The hispanic teen unemployment rate in Febuary was 27.5%

-The black teen unemployment rate in Febuary was 34.7%

2. 

- future workers wont learn job skills

-employment boosts future earnings

-shows overall health of economy now and for the future

3.

-keep minimum wage low

-make ALL employment rates go up so teens can work too. 

-pay them more, so they stimulate the economy because they’re big spenders.

$ENIORZ

The best thing about being a senior was being able to say that you’re a senior. It carries weight, and you get to say stuff like, two more weeks and I’m done with High School forever…

I would go back in time and tell my freshman self to stay motivated, because you’ve got a long way to go..

The occupy movement definitely has had a huge impact on me as a person, citizen and activist forever.

Loose Lips- by Kimya Dawson reminds me of this year. :)

I’ve learned that while I’m not motivated that easily by outside things, I have the ability to self motivate really well, and I can use that to prioritize and get things done that really matter. 

I’m really proud of how well my rugby team did this year, we made it to playoffs :))

this is the first piece I did for my concentration. 

My motto would be: Live by the foma that make you kind and healthy and happy.

Junior Year

Junior year was really difficult for me, I had some pretty bad motivation problems. It was hard to have been in highschool long enough to feel like I could be close to done, but then realizing that I still had to finish out another year. 

The Tsunami in Japan was in junior year. 

The biggest surprise would probably be when my sister Sarah decided to move to Texas. 

I had US history with Ms.Erby and we learned where all of the states are, which I still remember. 

Last year was my first year as captain of the rugby team, which I’m really proud of.

My motto would have been JUST KEEP SWIMMING!

Sophomore year

The biggest difference is I’ve been cut from the volleyball team and am now a rugger!

The earthquake in Haiti was sophomore year. 

I took anatomy sophomore year, so I remember learning about the different parts of the eye, and we disected a cow eye…I remember I was super surprised about how simple it looked inside…and juicy..

I am proud that I had the courage to leave the dark side and join rugby, a sport that was dramatically different than volleyball that I had become accustomed to, and that all my friends played.

 

In sophomore yr I took black and white photography, which was a real challenge for me, since it’s such an exact science and I’m not an exact person. But I powered through it, This is a portrait I took of my little sister. 

My motto sophomore year would’ve been TRY NEW THINGS!

Freshman year….hehe. 

Freshman year Mr. Obama was elected!

I really remember Ms.Erby’s class BLEW MY MIND. Especially her units on race and gender profiling really and truly changed my perception of the world and how we judge eachother completely. 

If I was going to re-do something, I would NOT try out for the volleyball team and join rugby instead. 

This is a photo of a poem I wrote in my spoken word class (not my gift) freshman year, it’s an ode to my volleyball. (back when I played volleyball)

My motto freshman year would’ve been “STAY JUICED!”

The Barackness monster aint buyin it…

1. I agree that this is not a time in our economy to be raising the cost of education by raising interest on student loans. People are saying that we should be focusing on the national debt crisis and not doing anything about the interest rates, but we owe most of our debt to ourselves, so it makes no sense to me, to be putting Americans further into debt, so that America can be in less debt…that is just completely backwards thinking in my mind..
2. I think it was frickin adorable. I think this was a good way to market himself to a younger audience, if that’s what he was trying to do. It doesn’t make him loose any credibility in my mind, I think it just shows how he’s willing to bring himself down to earth to communicate with his people. 
3.I personally think that in an ideal world, we should raise taxes and have free higher education for everyone, like they did in Scandanavia, just like I think our healthcare system should operate. However, I don’t think that a system like that would work in America just because we’re greedy and selfish as a people. I think realistically at this point we should just try to keep the interest rates from raising any higher, maybe even bringing them down to what they were a few years back, because raising them can do only bad things for our economy in the long run. 
Income Extra Cred
1.Average annual income in the U.S.- $51.413
2.Avg monthly- $4,284
3.I definetly could live on this comfortably as a single person, because I know for a fact that my whole family lives on less then that right now! Not that comfortably, but good enough.
4.
-What is UP in wyoming??
-what’s up in Northern Alaska??
-i totally see the coastal trends because of ports..
5.   
-Major cities make big money
-ports make big money
-The south East is not doing so hot..
-states that have white are mostly white, and states that have dark green are mostly green
-California is rich..

Income Extra Cred

1.Average annual income in the U.S.- $51.413

2.Avg monthly- $4,284


3.I definetly could live on this comfortably as a single person, because I know for a fact that my whole family lives on less then that right now! Not that comfortably, but good enough.

4.

-What is UP in wyoming??

-what’s up in Northern Alaska??

-i totally see the coastal trends because of ports..

5.   

-Major cities make big money

-ports make big money

-The south East is not doing so hot..

-states that have white are mostly white, and states that have dark green are mostly green

-California is rich..



18

The Fed- a 7 member board of governers that oversees the federal reserve banks.- Federal Reserve Board

created in 1913 to maintain stability of the economy, regulate banks, etc. 

The Fed headquarters is in Washington DC

The functions are to:

-oversee the federal reserve banks

-Establish monetary policy (interest rates, credit, etc.)

-Monitor the economic health of the country.


Critisisms include that it violated US constitutional rights and impedes national economic success.


I would say that the Fed is like the engineer of a train. It regulates the fuel that’s going into the engine, and all the little cars follow along behind them. 

17

-I personally never want credit cards, to me they’re just stressful, its just putting off your problems until later, and spending money you don’t have, and in the end, you end up spending even more money, when you didn’t have the money in the first place…It just doesn’t make sense to me. 

-from 2004 to 2009 the average debt students had went from $946 to $4100

That doesn’t really seem like that long of an amount of time, thats amazing it rose that much. I believe it though. 

-More than a third of students with credit cards had more than one card. 

-70% of students had credit cards

WOWWWW!!!!! That stresses me out… I don’t think it’s because we’re outrageous spenders either, I just think that it’s much too expensive to live and go to college in America. 

-The Fact that business majors in college weren’t informed on the basics of credit cards is a bigger problem then a bunch of college kids digging themselves into debt, its a terrifying example of how banks are controlling the lives of everyone in america and robbing us, and our future generations blind, right under our noses.

-"These results should serve as a wakeup call for both our college students and our college outreach efforts into the community to train people about the costs of credit. It is clear the status quo of financial literacy is a failure."




#16


1. ‘I’m not rich!”
2.”The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 … and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over …”
3. They think they’re saying, ”Come on, we’re all in this together! It’s not like I have infinite money.”
4.Wealth is relative to the country as a whole, just because you earn a lot of money doesn’t entitle you to spend as much as you want and not be labeled “rich”

#16

1. ‘I’m not rich!”

2.The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 … and so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over …”

3. They think they’re saying, ”Come on, we’re all in this together! It’s not like I have infinite money.”

4.Wealth is relative to the country as a whole, just because you earn a lot of money doesn’t entitle you to spend as much as you want and not be labeled “rich”

15c

1.

-almost 1 in 4 teens in America was unemployed in Febuary. 

This suprised me the most. I definetly thought it was higher than this…now i feel like a lazy teen for not having a job..

-National teen unemployment rate rose to over 20% by 2008.

-in the 90s the teen unemployment rate was at or below 15%

-The hispanic teen unemployment rate in Febuary was 27.5%

-The black teen unemployment rate in Febuary was 34.7%

2. 

- future workers wont learn job skills

-employment boosts future earnings

-shows overall health of economy now and for the future

3.

-keep minimum wage low

-make ALL employment rates go up so teens can work too. 

-pay them more, so they stimulate the economy because they’re big spenders.

$ENIORZ
Junior Year
Sophomore year
The Barackness monster aint buyin it…
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15c

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My name is Bee, I'm a senior at Berkeley High School in AHA, this blog is for my US Government class project.

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