current events: spotlight on globalization

I.S.4-do you feel a mixture or an absence-SE saturday headlines- GLOBALIZATION

no longer just a theory in power politics. no longer a term reserved for think tanks to consider. globalization is about access to information. modern technology and communication make information- economic, cultural or political- available instantaneously. virtual travel makes the physical borders between nations seem irrelevant. headlines are read by the billions. this is what the current events assignment is about: considering the interconnectedness of all things- events, people, places. what you read and what you write has exponential potential. the consequences are global.

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current events: spotlight on daylight savings (& general disdain for news) -by theStephALA

i don’t like reading the newspaper. i don’t like how it feels on my fingers, i don’t like the oversized pages and i don’t like having to search for the remainder of an article.

for this assignment, i did try “reading” though a local paper-2 in fact-and came up with a reaffirmation of a fact i already knew: i don’t like the “news” in general. it is too depressing and upsetting…death, destruction, corruption, money woes…these seem to be the current topics.

i tried to read but instead i found myself skimming and skipping and completely avoiding the currents events printed before me. i flipped the oversized dirty pages back and forth searching for something worth reading but after a sentence or two i moved on, afraid to commit to a futile story. my goal changed from finding and responding to specific news topics each day this week to successfully reading one newspaper article, start to finish. i finally found a story i could relate to that didn’t make me want to cry: daylight savings time.

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seeing as though daylight savings time begins tomorrow, the above article caught my eye, and i must admit i learned a thing or two! did you know that congress started officially regulating time in 1966? that sounds quite presumptuous and unnecessary to me. i have never been a fan of daylight savings and i’m even less of a fan now after reading Jennifer Napier-Pearce’s article in the Salt Lake Tribune. daylight savings time does interfere with our biological rhythms, not only effecting our sleep patterns and creating some grumpy mornings while adjusting, but also contributing to a rise in auto accidents and hearts attacks in the days following the time change.

why do we continue to participate and how did those lucky bastards in arizona and hawaii get out of this daylight savings time tyrannical conspiracy? how indeed…

spotlight on opinion. by- adventureclubviral

spotlight on opinion

Headline: $15.5 million dollar settlement has been reached to compensate a New Mexico man for his treatment behind bars. by- adventureclubviral

on the channel 6 news- stephen slevin was arrested for drunk driving but never convicted in 2005. he was placed in solitary confinement and basically ignored for two years. above are his before and after pictures. so the channel 6 news asks- what do you think?

i think that imprisonment of the innocent is the ultimate tragedy in a society for the people by the people. it is the ultimate opposition to everything the justice system is based upon. time and money are of different currencies. there is no such thing as being repaid or rewarded fairly for such mistakes. no lessons learned. this epitomizes a total failure of the system.

 

current events: spotlight on opinion

 opinion headlinethursday headlines- OPINON

listen to somebody voice their opinion on the radio. watch a group of somebodies defend or make an attack of their opinions on television. read between the lines of an opinion article. turn it upside down and inside out. express your opinion of an opinion.

pay attention to the present. invite your awareness to the wider world. catch up with the current of events. view details about the current events assignment.

current events: spotlight on youth and education

education headline wednesday headlines- YOUTH AND EDUCATION

one of the most controversial topics of all time- whether newsworthy and notable, hopeless or progressive, frustrating yet inspiring- is education.  speak to anyone, read anything, research to the ends of the earth, through the annals of history… and you will probably realize that education is a timeless question and its solution is a consistently inconsistent topic of current events. report on something regarding the education of today for the youth that is our future.

pay attention to the present. invite your awareness to the wider world. catch up with the current of events. view details about the current events assignment.

current events: spotlight on religion

catholic church philippines tuesday headlines- RELIGION 

religion may pertain to a collection of beliefs or practices. religion might be understood as a community effort to identify with shared beliefs, rites and practices. ancient traditions, items as totems and the worship of gods may be included in some definition of religion. or maybe religion is about personal convictions, enlightenment, rights and the spirit of inquiry. no matter your perception of one of the most pervasive, permeable issues in the history of humans- read something contemporary about it. write about it. share it via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

pay attention to the present. invite your awareness to the wider world. catch up with the current of events. view details about the current events assignment.

current events: spotlight on the rich and the famous

current events- rich and famous

 monday headlines- THE RICH AND THE FAMOUS

browse your sources of news and aim to investigate the rich or the famous. maybe you catch up on the tabloids, the hollywood stars or financial scandals. maybe you pick up a copy of Fortune magazine and take notes on a how to get rich quick article. maybe you read a feature in a foreign newspaper about a famous leader and you reconsider famous to mean little more than notorious and that to be rich comes from being corrupt.

pay attention to the present. invite your awareness to the wider world. catch up with the current of events. view details about the current events assignment.

assignment: current events

the current events assignment

the news of the world is incessant- bold headlines from page one, or just in on the six o’clock television. up to date coverage– lighting up the computer screens, tablet screens, or the smartest phone screens. breaking stories– filling mailboxes, flooding inboxes, finding ways into magazines, or becoming the stuff of books. hot off the press– giving the fire to the kindle and the beat to the beat boxes…

 what headlines are you hearing and what do you think? what is important and worth the ink? how much is fluff? what is true? what sources do you turn to? are you out of touch or do you know too much? why should you bother to or why are you not… paying attention?

this week, adventureclubinteractive assigns you to pay attention to the headlines and express your opinions on the current events of the world! each day we will suggest a new category. find an article based on the respective category in your local or national, foreign or international, newspaper or magazine, online journal or publication. use any source- as long as it is current to date.  read the article and write a reflection. maybe it is an opinion piece. maybe a rebuttal. maybe you write a letter to the editor sort of response. feel free to come up with a different style, entirely your own.

maybe you are a news junkie or a creature of habit- so use this assignment as an opportunity to try reading from (gulp!) new sources this week. or for those noses that travel no farther than one section of the newspaper, let the adventure be in reading a new section for a week. your opinions may surprise you and we can’t wait to hear them!

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please submit your completed assignments throughout the week or in totality by sunday march 10th via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com