Monday ReMIX #10

Yes, I know, we skipped last Monday. Since the trailer for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation just came out a week ago, here’s a remix of the Mission: Impossible theme. Are you hyped up for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation or for Spectre more? Leave it in the comments below!

 

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Students Need Less Homework (well, at least for math…and maybe even history)

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I remember back in my Precalculus class during my sophomore year, my teacher often inundated my life with loads of math homework. It made me absolutely dread Precalculus. However, homework was due the day after our test, and me, being in the school’s band (more than 20 hours of my life were taken away each week) and extremely lazy, never finished any of the homework (I had like less than a quarter of it done before the test) until the day of the test (I did it after), pulling all-nighter

Ever heard of the saying, “Due tomorrow, do tomorrow”?

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How To Manage Your Time Properly

I often have trouble remembering the things I read that should be considered important, such as history, or vocabulary in various classes. It gave me…a feeling that I wouldn’t like to feel. A feeling of being…lost. Once, my teacher had given the class a book that started off an a nice and slow pace.  However, all of a sudden, he started to assign around a dozen or more chapters in a few days and said he might do reading checks as well. At that very moment a thought came up in my mind: “So this is what an Honors English class is like.” The main point of my predicament is that when you get older, it’s not always fun and games anymore, and, unfortunately, you have to use every minute wisely.

Typical studious Asian

Typical studious Asian

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What Direction Are The Batman Movies Headed In?

Why should there be a Batman Beyond movie?

This video sums it up pretty well.

First off, Will states that the repetitive uprising of Bruce Wayne is intense, heartbreaking, and critical to the legacy of the Batman, but it is EXACTLY what it is: repetitive.

“Aw man.”

Will points out that we should look to the future of Batman, to introduce new storylines, characters, and lead in to future projects. How many reboots are we going to see before that introduction to Bruce Wayne gets old on us? It varies from person, to person, but in the long run, we’ll be seeing the same material remixed over and over again.

Secondly, if we look to the future, there’s an unlimited amount of possibilities. With the new universe, there’s so many technological advances that could be used in a film. The gear is amped up and ready to go.

There’s plenty of cool effects that could replace jumping across rooftops, grappling hooks, and the classic batsuit. Actually, those were all pretty cool. But they could be improved on…I mean, wouldn’t you like to see rocket boots, an invisible stealth mode, etc.? I mean, he’s like a regular Iron Man. Oh right. Wrong universe.

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Lastly, we can take a peek into where Bruce Wayne ends up, rather than his beginning, as with all the other Batman movies. Old-man Bruce mentors Terry McGinnis into taking his mantle as the Batman. I’d like to watch the awkward father-son relationship develop between the two as they struggle to learn from each other. Considering how Bruce is a father figure for many of his crime fighting sidekicks, just imagine him trying to teaching a clone of himself. Yeah, he has free will and all that, but Terry is the genetic copy of Bruce Wayne himself. That’s pretty awesome.

I’m down for another Batman movie. I think we all are. However, the direction it goes in is crucial. Are we willing to sit down and watch the same tragic back story for another reboot? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s see how the Justice League goes, and from there, we can decide whether we like it, or not.

-Alan

Double-Reeded Warrior’s Oboe Origin

I still remember that week before a Thanksgiving break in which I asked the assistant band director if I could take home an oboe to learn it, simply because I was very interested in learning how to play the instrument (I had already played flute and saxophone).

“I seriously don’t think that you’re dedicated enough to play oboe, Dennis,” the evil assistant band director growled in a very, very condescending tone. (Background: Evil assistant band director hates the tenor saxes and also the saxes in general) Continue reading