Sunday, November 22, 2009

PLN 25

The article “Springs girl, 14, dies in Breckenridge ski accident” by Kieran Nicholson matters because over 469 people died because of skiing from 1991 to 2003 in the U.S ( Haley Rose Gans a 14 year old girl died today, November 22, 2009, at 11:45 a.m skiing down a blue run at Breckenridge. Even though Haley was wearing a helmet when she hit the tree she still died. This article matters to me because I LOVE to ski and it makes me realize how dangerous it can be and even though I wear a helmet I could still die. This matters to the world because many people ski, and they also need to realize that they need to be more careful because not only could they harm themselves, but they could harm other people. This matters to our class because since we live in Colorado and most of the class go skiing. In conclusion everyone needs to be more careful when skiing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Howard Pankratz’s article “Armed Bicyclist robs Lakewood bank” matters because it happened in our community. Today, November 17, 2009, at 9:45 a.m Dion K. Morgan a 41 year old man held up Liberty Savings Bank, demanded money, then jumped on his get away BIKE. No, not the kind of bike that has a motor, but the kind you have to pedal. This matters to me because this happened in my community and someone I know could have been harmed. This matters to the community because people could have been harmed by this incident because he had a gun. This matters to education because it shows how important it is to get an education because this guy obviously did not get an education.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PLN 23

The article “Passengers on plane that hit birds expected in Denver today” by The Denver Post matters because 120 people could have died. Saturday night around 6 p.m., a plane full of passengers hit a flock of birds and damaged an engine. The Airbus 319 then had to turn around immediately and return to Kansas City’s airport. It landed safely, and nobody was injured.This matters to the world because there are birds everywhere in the world and could happen to other planes around the world. This matters to education because we need to find a way to prevent this from happening again. This matters to me because my dad fly’s all the time for business and maybe one of these times his plane could hit a flock of birds.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PLN 22

In the article "Put Forth our Best Writing Selves" By Douglas Hesse the main point is that we are writing more than ever because of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

PLN 21

“350 arrested for DUI over Halloween” by The Associated Press matters because one of my close friends was killed last year on Halloween because of a drunk driver. This matters to me greatly because last year my close friend, Dallas Burton, was hit by a drunk driver and killed. This matters to education because it shows that you can’t get away with driving under the influence. This matters to the world because it is a big problem around the world. In conclusion this article made me happy to see that police are cracking down on drunk driving.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

PLN 20

The article “Space hotel says it’s on schedule to open in 2012” by Stuart McDill matters because it is revolutionary to technology and the human race. This article is about how a company called BARCELONA plans to build a hotel in space. 43 people have already booked a trip which includes a 8 weeks of training on a tropical island and three days in the Galactic suite space resort, but costs $4.4 million per person. This matters to me because by the time I’m 60 space travel might become a regular thing. This relates to what we’re doing in class and “Do You Know” because if we build this space hotel we will become more dependent on technology. This matter to the world because people from around the world have booked to go to this space hotel.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PLN 19

The article “Tracks in snow lead to robbery suspects” by Victoria Barbatelli matters because it happened near my house. On Wednesday, October 25, three men escaped from the Arapahoe County Centennial Community Transition Center which is a correctional facility in Centennial. The next day, Thursday, the three men robbed 7 elven at 2:30 a.m. Greenwood village police then saw the robbers foot prints which lead to a near by motel 6. At 11:45, that same day the suspects surrendered voluntarily. This matters to me because I live close to where this incident happened. This matters to education because if there were kids at the 7 eleven when it happened something could have gone wrong and the robbers could have gotten up set and shot one of them. This matters to the word because it makes Americans look stupid. Thankfully no one was hurt that day and the robbers were caught. Hopefully, we can learn from this that there are some crazy people in this world.