Why Everyone Should Make Their Own Videos

With Presidents’ Day last week,  I made videos with my friends. At first, I thought it was going to be a disaster and we weren’t going to get anything done. I was half-right. I don’t know how, but three videos took around six hours to finish… Well, we weren’t doing much for a couple hours. But the thing is, I actually had fun doing work. You heard me right.

                   Fun. While. Working.

How cool is that? Now I don’t like working, but that day when I saw everyone’s videos, it was a fun weekday.

Should we do more for Presidents' Day?

Should we do more for Presidents’ Day?

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Plato’s “I’m Stuck In A Cave…again.” -Now with 8-bit animation.

Have you ever stopped to ponder if there was something beyond what we know to be real? In Plato’s point of view, for all we know, we could be seeing the essence of something, or, just a fragment of it, i.e. a shadow. Imagine being in a cave, staring at a shadow of something, or in the video, a sword. What would happen if we were to be able to turn around, and discover the truth: That the shadow is not real, and in actuality, that it’s just a figment of the actual item.

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Magpie’s Goals For 2015

Since New Year’s is over, it’s time to make sure I don’t write 2014 on any of my papers 😀 . Oops I think I already did that haha. Looking at 2014, I realized that I have done many new things and made new friends. This year, I hope to try new things and have better time management. Last year, I felt like I needed more sleep and although sometimes it was unavoidable, I saw some ways to get more sleep. Another thing I regretted was not being more productive during the weekends and holidays. I mean sure, those days are meant for rest but I felt like I should have done more work around the house.

Man I liked those days when I got 8 hours of sleep

Man I liked those days when I got 8 hours of sleep

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How Has Technology Influenced Our Lives?

With more and more superior technology being made at a rapid pace, I think we should think about the effect of technology in our lives. I mean, technology feels like something we all need. For example, many assignments in school are posted online. Heck, blogging is based on technology! From carrying a smartphone with us all the time to the satellites close to our atmosphere, technology seems to revolve around us. I believe that technology is neither good or evil. For example, nuclear fission can destroy entire cities, such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or can power entire cities, using nuclear power plants. Technology has made it easier to communicate, through texting or Facebook, record moments in our lives, through pictures or videos, or help us with our work, whether it would be a PowerPoint or a Google Doc.

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I wonder when humans can live in Chernobyl again?

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Should Microtransactions Be Banned Or Limited?

Around a week ago, there was a post made by the one and only Alan about how in-game currency grinds his gears. As I was reading it, I definitely agreed on all points and was so exuberant that someone finally talked about it. In my opinion, microtransactions should be limited at the very least. I mean, if you have to pay money to get more lives to advance in the game (cough* Candy Crush Saga*cough), I feel like either your Facebook friends are going to hate you or you will need an extra job to just to pay for an extremely simple mobile game. Speaking of Candy Crush Saga, did you know it makes $3.5 million per day? At that rate, is King Digital Entertainment going to buy the United States? Here’s the link: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/will-believe-much-candy-crush-saga-makes-every-day/. My point is that microtransactions makes these games feel more like gambling at casino rather than actually having fun playing games.

I heard you could program this into a graphing calculator

I heard you could program this into a graphing calculator

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be careful what you wish for


Every year Apple releases at least one new iPhone. At first, I was really excited for a new smartphone. I was kind of jealous of the kids who already had it. But all of the sudden I started seeing videos about the bending iPhone. Then I suddenly felt happy that I didn’t waste my money on something that was so fragile. If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you should get a case for it. If you can’t afford one, either get pants with pockets that aren’t tight or put it in something big and protective like a backpack. If you already broke it, better hope your birthday is coming soon.

~Martin