Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Men Raising Kids!!!!!! I take my hat off to you Ladies

It is hard to raise kids period as a man it seems harder because alot of men don't have the multi tasking skills of a woman, some may disagree but its proven. This is not a down play on men just my opinion as a man raising kids. Its a rewarding job but in doing, running a business, and school and being a husband it can get very taxing. I was talking to a few people who say they don't want kids because there freedom will be lost, i said to them it is a sacrifice that some parents make and to be honest i still have a life and have freedom . Some people are a little selfish and don't know what they are missing, but back to the point I take my hat off to women who have been doing this since the beginning of time, most men will never know the true sacrifices that you make in raising kids and maintaining a house. I understand now what it is and will never take these things for granted again. How many of you know what it's like?

By Devin Barnes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Roles By:Shatara Shinholster

What is male? What is female? Your answers to these questions may depend on the types of gender roles you were exposed to as a child. Gender roles can be defined as the behaviors and attitudes expected of male and female members of a society by that society. Gender roles vary. Different cultures impose different expectations upon the men and women who live in that culture. The United States has experienced tremendous upheaval and revising of its traditional gender roles in the last generation. These changes in gender roles affect the home, the workplace, and the school, and they affect all Americans to some degree. Traditionally, the female stereotypic role is to marry and have children. She is also to put her family's welfare before her own. Be loving, compassionate, caring, nurturing, sympathetic, and find time to be sexy and feel beautiful. The male stereotypic role is to be the financial provider. He is also to be assertive, competitive, independent, courageous, and career-focused, hold his emotions in check and always initiate sex. These types of stereotypes can be harmful they can stifle individual expression and creativity, as well as hinder personal and professional growth.               
                                                                                                                                                                     Even though times are changing and we’re starting to see more men being a stay at home dad and even more women in the work field there is still as huge problem. Women are paying paid less than men for doing the same exact work with the same amount of experience. But wait if both the male and female are in the work field does that mean that the home and children go unattended. The answer is no the women in today’s society are playing all the roles their getting up the morning getting the children ready making breakfast all while preparing for work then going to work coming back home after picking up the kids helping with homework, cooking cleaning etc. More and more women are now wearing the Mr. Mom hat.

fast food, slow people

everyone loves fast food even if its not McDonald its something else. there are so many fast food places out there adjusting to the "health" conscious world now by putting calorie counts and salads on their menus. at the end of the day its not the food that makes you have bad health its the preservatives they put into it to make it have longer shelf may be fast food now but years and years of it can really slow a person down inside and out. when you eat this food on a daily basis you have a higher risk of all types of health complications. alot of things are linked to your diet. eating bad can make you obese cause diabetes, high blood pressure and these can all be serious over a long period of time.
fast food effects a lot of people but no one more than children. the fact that they are still developing and their bodies are not getting the right nutrients from this food can take a toll over time. this can cause cardiovascular disease which is the number one cause of death globally. this is from  build up of plaque and fat in your arteries so you really have to watch what you let your kids eat if you want them to live a long and healthy life. obesity is another big issue with this generations youth because most parents are always on the move trying to provide housing, clothes so they don't have time to cook everyday. so what else to turn to other than fast food they think. watch this video and think twice about watching what you eat.

this is one of many health risk being constantly fueled by the fast food industry. the main thing people can do is to start by example, bring a fruit basket in once a week to your office. suggest that at meeting instead of donuts you have something less fatty. things wont change and people wont be educated on these things unless one person tells another and puts it into effect. its one thing to know something but another to make it useful to society. people will always eat fast food that's a fact but just watching how much you eat or limiting yourself can cause a significant raise in your overall health.

Aaron Johnson

The Cafe

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Cafe
 There is a cafe down stairs from my office called The Cafe. This is an all natural place to eat that serves all organic dishes. I was very skeptical of this place for the first couple months I was in the building because I had always assumed organic food tasted bad. It wasn’t until one day when it was raining really badly and I didn’t feel like traveling for food that I decided to give it a try. Unlike McDonalds and a lot of fast food places, this place had a different vibe. The customers just seemed a lot different and a lot nicer than other places. They also seemed a lot healthier than the average Burger King regular. Not only that but the place just had a clean feel to it and the employees were friendly. Although the menu was a little pricey I decided to give it a try. I asked the employee what you would suggest for a first time customer. He told me that I should try the Veggie Chili and rice. He said it was what they were famous for and it was the perfect dish towards starting your organic experience. I did and now I am hooked. I also feel a lot healthier and since it cost so much I go only was a day but I feel great.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


    By Jonathan Lopez

      Race is a huge controversy in the united states. Everywhere we look we see different races from all over the world by just living in the United States. Even though the United States were founded by immigrants for immigrants we still have this hatred towards them. As we have more hatred towards immigrants and other races we start to form racism against another. From racism we start to make up stereotypes about other races which can range from good to bad depending what is the stereotype.

     As seen in movie, television shows, and in reality people use stereotypes all the time without even noticing. We think of stereotypes to be often true. Yet they might have some truth to them doesn't make them entirely true. The two most known stereotype are for African Americans and Asian Americans. These two bring us the most stereotypes of them all because we believe that most of the stereotypes to be true. For example all black people are good at basketball. This might be true in some cases but you can't say this for all the black people. The same goes for Asian people. One of the stereotypes for Asians is that their all good in math. This too is made off an assumption. Instead of saying they have a better education system in math in their country, they will rather go for all Asians are good in math. I have a video below about Asian stereotypes. It does have bad language so please don't be offended.

     As a nation we are going to have to get used to the fact that we are all different and need to learn that as a nation we are all the same in our little ways. The only way to stop racism and stereotypes is not just ignore it but to confront it with one another and talk other it so that we are more conforable talking about it.

Homeless Men

By: Dudlene Jean Pierre

When we think about poverty we think of  countries like Haiti , Africa , and Brazil but we wouldn't think that the united states is also a part of great poverty.A lot of families all across the states go a day without food. When I think about this I ask myself what are we doing wrong and what can we do to as a nation to make things better? .

There are shelters all around but what I have noticed is that most of them carter to females and children. Men find themselves sleeping in the streets and no type of shelter.Build shelters that cater to men and offer more assistance to men. Some people say why don't the homeless get a job but what some people don't understand is that  most of these men have serious problems that can not be addressed overnight. Some men have health issues or  a drug habit I feel that the system doesn't give this men and option so they are left to do for themselves.

 I believe that we should start changing things one day at a time, when ever we have the chance give a homeless man some help anyway that we can. Before judging someone laying in the streets try to put yourself in there shoes and try to feel   what that person is going through because nobody wants to be homeless.

Assisted Suicide

There are many individuals in this world that are in great need of help. They sometimes need medical help, other times it is financial help, and often psychological help. I have a few questions though. Why on earth would anyone want help to commit suicide? Why would anyone offer to help the process along? These people do not need help to commit suicide, but to simply overcome their problems. What if they simply need help improving their social lives? Or even help understanding themselves? It is not a good idea to encourage suicide, especially if the person isn't even sure if suicide is what they really want or need.

One person that was famous for assisted suicide is Dr. Jack Kevorkian. He would give his clients a lethal injection without thoroughly investigating their medical background. His job was to give patients the chance to inject themselves if they were terminally ill and were going to die anyway. He, however, gave the lethal injection to clients that were depressed and did not have an illness and were doomed to die (although, either way assisted suicide is wrong no matter what in my opinion). There were times when he would inject the patients himself instead of letting them do it themselves which is not suicide but homicide, and he was charged and put in jail. Below is a picture of him with a contraption he built that helped the patients inject themselves.

Another man by the name of William Melchert-Dinkel was charged for assisted suicide over the web. This man went after normal people with no illnesses. They simply were depressed and with a little help from a psychiatrist would have improved their situation. However, he made pacts with others to commit suicide under various names and would then back down. Two people that the police know about committed suicide because of him.

Assisted suicide should be illegal everywhere with no exceptions. No one under any circumstances should be encouraged to take their lives. What they really need is a psychiatrist that can help them look at themselves differently and help them understand their emotions. Assisted suicide is unethical and immoral. I am surprised it is even permitted. It should never be an option.

Keila Olmo