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Importance of Twitter
By: Arion Gregory
A world without Twitter would be like the world before television. Or the world before radio. Or the world before the Newspaper.
 
Teacher Interview: Meet Mr. Pavelek image Teacher Interview: Meet Mr. Pavelek
Interviewed by Kaylen Kindred   
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Random News and Opinion Pieces from GHHS students

Teacher Interview: Mrs.Winfield
Interviewer: Tori Patterson


What made you want to become a teacher?
“I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl. I liked to play ‘school’ and help my siblings with their school work.”

What is your favorite class to teach?
“I mostly enjoy teaching seniors overall.”

Honestly, which subject is the most important in school?
“English, no I'm not being biased.”

What interesting events/things/activities are happening in your class this year?
“In tenth grade, we’re going to start reading a new novel, Diary of a Part Time Indian and then start studying poetry around the holidays.”

What unit do you look forward to the most?
“I look forward to reading novels more than the short stories.”

As teacher, what is your strongest skill?
“Engaging with students.”

Would you recommend someone become a teacher?
“Absolutely, every single day is something different.”

How do you think society views teachers?
“I think we are respected as professionals & see us as an important part of society.”

Last thoughts or message:
“I enjoy & love my job. I feel like I’m also learning from my students.” 

Teacher Name: Mr.Pavelek
Interviewer Name: Kaylen Kindred

What made you want to become a teacher?

I wanted to make the learning experience a better experience than the one I had in high school.

What is your favorite class to teach?

English 9 honors.

Honestly, which subject is the most important in school?

English because you need to write, read, & communicate in any profession you choose.

What interesting events/things/activities are happening in your class this year?

Mythology is going to be creating myths based on their own current events.

What unit or less do you look forward to the most?

Modern or Postmodern Brit-Lit.

As teacher, what is your strongest skill?

Being Adaptable.

Would you recommend someone become a teacher?

Sure. They really need to understand it needs to be something they enjoy. They have to enjoy working with young people.

How do you think society views teachers?

The views are mixed. Some just don’t understand that teachers’ only goals are to help students.

Any interesting stories to tell about something that happened in class?

I have had students who thought they weren’t able to succeed, ended up being able to do it.

Last thoughts or message:
Make sure that you make education work for you. Realize you are here for a reason.

Music Shaming
By: Roger Johns

Imagine your favorite genre of music, what comes to mind? Rap, Metal, Pop, R&B, Jazz and Country are usually popular answers. Now what if I told you that your favorite type of music was bad? Or that you can’t appreciate “Good Music” because you never listen to it? You’d probably get mad at that comment and “go off” about why your music is better than mine. It would not be an easy argument to make.

This is called Music Shaming, when someone gets harsh criticism for liking a certain type of music. It may seem like a small problem, but everyone has seen it, done it and has had it done to them. I can say that I have shamed and have been shamed, I’m not proud of it, but I have. All of us have opinions on what the best genre of music is. It may not seem like such a big problem, but in some cases it has completely turned people away from their favorite genres.

Example
: Person A likes to listen to 21 Pilots, but their friends ridicule them for liking it. Person B says that only 12-year-olds listen to them, and that older people can move on to better music. So Person A stops listening to 21 Pilots and begins listening to Person B’s favorite music.

One main problem surrounding music shaming is limited musical taste. If someone only listens to one genre, their appreciation for other genres becomes harsh. Trying different types of music should be like trying different types of food. Try it without having any opinion beforehand; without anyone telling you anything about it. 10 to 1, you’ll enjoy it. The trouble with music is that everyone has different tastes. Take the EDM community for example. (Electronic Dance Music). Some like Trance, some are into Dubstep, others enjoy House. Everyone in that community likes something different, thus leading to people having different opinions, thus leading to shaming.

The biggest take away out of this is that people can’t enjoy everything, but they can keep an open mind. They don’t have to understand why you enjoy a certain type of music to still accept it. The most important thing to remember is that noone can tell you what to like, if your passion lies in a certain genre, listen to it to your heart’s content.


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