Sunday, December 13, 2009

PLN 29

The article “CU green dorm may get shower timers” matters because it shows that CU wants to help the environment by reducing water usage. This article is about how CU wants to put timers on the showers that will shut off the shower after a certain amount of time. This matters to me because by the time I go to college many colleges will have these devices and I will use it. This matters to the world because universities around the world will most likely be using these devices as well. This matters to education because it teaches kids green habits. In conclusion I think the shower timers are revolutionary, green, and smart.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PLN 28

The article “Woman killed by drunk driver identified” by matters because drunk driving is a huge problem in our world today. For example, by the time I finish my homework tonight three people will die because of a drunk driver. Nicole King, 28, was hit by Michael Bartczak, 37, last night just before midnight. Michael Bartczak has a long list of driving tickets, and now he has an even longer one. This article especially matters to me because one of my best friends was killed by a drunk driver last year. This article matters to the world because it is a huge problem around the globe. For example as of 4:34 p.m on December 8, 2009 11,021 people have died this year in the U.S alone. This article matters to our class because everyone in our class is a teenager and half of all teenage fatalities were alcohol related. This also relates to our class because 81% of drunk drivers are male. In conclusion, don’t drink and drive.

*All the facts above are from

Sunday, December 6, 2009

PLN 27

The article “Southwest plane lands at DIA after in-flight birth” by Ann Schrader matters because it doesn’t happen every day. Friday morning southwest flight 441 was headed from Chicago to Salt lake city, but encountered a major problem. A woman went into labor. Around 10:45 a.m a baby boy was born. This matters to me because I found it very interesting. This matters to education because if the doctor did not go to medical school and get an education the baby would not have been as successful as it was. This matters to the world because it doesn’t happen often, and when it does the whole world knows about it. In conclusion the article “Southwest plane lands at DIA after in-flight birth” by Ann Schrader matters because it is a very rare occasion.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PLN 26

The article “ Teens suspected in busy Lakewood car thefts” by Kieran Nicholson matters because it gives teens an ever worse reputation. Early Sunday morning police dispatchers got a call saying that their Dodge pick up truck is being stolen. Later that day police found the truck, four other stolen cars, and the thieves. One of the teen juveniles asked the cop if they “set a record for the most stolen cars in a day.” This matters to me and the world because this is why teens have a bad reputation. This article matters to education because education prevents much crime from happening by having kids learn and realize that crime is bad, giving kids activities after school, keeps them from doing crime during the school day, and has counseling. In conclusion these teens were stupid and indifferent.