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Journal writing project: Technology...A way of life


By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Denotative definition of Technology: The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. The connotative definition of Technology: A way of life. How many times a day do you find yourself using electronics? If you really think about it, you are using technology for almost every aspect of your life. I am no exception.

Each and every day we get more and more used to doing everything through technology. For me, I know this is a fact. I don’t have a calendar or an alarm clock because there is one offered to me on my cell phone. I’m sure many of you can relate. For some these seem like regular daily tools,  but for me and many others,  it is just one rectangular piece of ceramic.

More and more people are investing in electronic items to stay connected with the world such as cell phones, computers, laptops, iPods, and iPads. All are great new inventions of technology. The sad part is, we are letting them take over our lives. If you want to send somebody a detailed message or let them know some important information, do you, A) write it on a piece of college- ruled notebook paper, buy a stamp, lick the envelope, send it in the mail and wait days/weeks for a response? B) open your phone, send a text and get a response just minutes later? I’m going to guess almost ALL of you would choose option B. Could that be because we are becoming much too lazy or that it is simply just easier with the electronics available to us? Either way some part of our daily lives is slowly getting switched out for something technical.

Picture this, a mother is trying to videotape her son’s first spelling bee, only her battery is dead. She scurries around to try and find an outlet. She finally finds one and turns her camera on only to find her memory card full. She then sits and tries to go through pictures and videos that are okay to be deleted. By the time she is done deleting and ready to record, her son has already been on stage and won the spelling bee. Instead of his mother watching her son succeed, she was too caught up in trying to film the show for the future and missing what was happening in the moment. Cameras and camcorders are great for remembering unforgettable times and looking back on memories, but sometimes we get too focused on these electronics that we forget to live in the present.

Many schools are now offering laptops as well as many computer labs for their students. This is a great way of .....
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Journal writing project: Life as a Honeybee

By Lydia Geving

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Lydia Geving Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be something else in this life? Maybe you’ve thought about living a celebrity lifestyle and filming your life on a reality television show or marrying into the royal family like Prin ..... 
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Journal writing project: The Fillmore Central Life

By Kirby O’Connor

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

I’m a senior at Fillmore Central High School. I’ve lived my whole life in the towns of Preston and Harmony. There is nothing I love more than my school. With that being said this is one of the more exciting fall seasons for me in my high school ..... 
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Journal writing project: Molly or Death?

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Recently a new drug named Molly, formerly known as Ecstasy, has been re- introduced to our culture. Molly is a drug that causes euphoria in a person’s brain that makes hormones amplify, leaving the person feeling happy and full of energy. If s ..... 
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The scariest time of the year

By Emily Brumm

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

For almost everyone, this is one of the scariest times of the year. With the cold nights, creepy stories, haunted houses and scary movies, there is no question why. For many high school seniors, however, this time can be a frightening time for a who ..... 
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Journal writing project: In this day-and-age

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

In this day-and-age, people are so busy moving, just going and going until they make themselves sick. This isn’t much of a surprise, considering technology is basically forcing people to keep looking forward with a new iPhone or tablet every other ..... 
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Journal writing project: My unique community

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. ..... 
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Journal writing project: Fall food memories

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

What images and memories do you recall when you think of fall? Many might say the fall colors on the trees, while others think of the cool weather, hot cocoa and soup. Maybe you think of the apples and pumpkins ripening in the trees and fields, or t ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Spring Means Green, Usually

By Ashley Bue

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Ashley Bue With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and green grass, usually. It is already April and snow still covers the ground but do not despair, spring can still come in a different form. Spring can be anything you make it. Th ..... 
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