One of the most dreaded thing to come along with school…homework. So the real question is should school students have homework. In my opinion homework should be non-existent. Here some positives and negative.

First, it allows connection with parents and students. It creates an environment where students can interact and have help from parents instead of just being on their devices. Another reason is it allows students to connect with teachers and helps them teach the lesson more in depth. Finally, it can help students practice for big test and get them prepared. That is why homework is beneficial.

These are the negatives. First, it puts stress on the student and doesn’t give them time to relax and enjoy their childhood. It also can create arguments among family and creates fights. It also can create cheating habits if kids do not finish homework and copy another student’s work. That is the negatives of homework.

What I think should happen with homework. Homework should be gone. Poof. Countries like Finland don’t have homework and they focus on collaboration and they are exceling in the school education. So tell me ladies and gentleman should we have homework?

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history of mettlica

Metallica is one of the most well known rock bands in American history the band began on October 28, 1981 when drummer Lars Ulrich but an ad in the LA newspaper when James Hatfield answered the add with his skill on the guitar soon hatfield recruited his roommate Ron McGovney to play the bass guitar and Dave Mustaine to play the lead guitar they quickly recorded their first ever demo called “No Life ‘Til Leather” this demo blew up and they had shows all over the bay area they soon moved there after convincing Cliff Burton to leave the band Trauma that he was in to replace McGovney. Soon after they blew up on in the bay area they received an offer from the record company Megaforce Records. They soon moved to New York to record their first album shortly after arriving in NYC Mustaine was replaced by the legendary guitarist Kirk Hammett and they began recording their first album “Kill ‘em All.“ That Blew up with riffs like “The Four Horsemen,” “Whiplash” and “Seek and Destroy.” following their first album came “Ride The Lightning,” “Master of Puppets” that hit the Top 30 charts and their 4th album “…And Justice For All” MEtallica also released their first self titled album fans know as “The Black Album” and their first-ever official live album they were a duel headline with Guns n’ Roses called “Live Shit: Binge & Purge” over the years metallica’s fan base grew and they came out with more and more albums. Which leads to today In there 50’s metallica still goes on tour and even is working on a new album “Hardwired to Self Destruct”metallica-promo-photo-1200x120011

the history of gaming

The history of gaming, the very first example of recognized gaming was created by Dr. Edward Uhler Condon in the new york worlds fair in 1940. Thousands of people played it, to be exact it was 50,000 people only after 6 months of being released to the public. But the actual first gaming system was released 3 decades later when the “Brown Box” prototype was released. This was a commercial gaming system but as i said was released in 1967.

The game spacewar was created 50 years ago believe it or not! It’s known to be the second VIDEO GAME created, But many people say that that should have the title of the first video game but in reality more people actually think pong was the first video game which is not true., it was actually the first arcade game which depending on the person could i suppose be as well in the same category of the first video game.. Majority of the games created even to this day are based around role play and adventures where you take the identity of another character who may or may not even exist.

Anyways more about space war, it was created by Steve Russell in 1961 (a student at massachusetts institute of technology). It was also the first interactive computer game and the graphics were made up of ASCII text characters.

But then there was Ralph Baer who was an engineer at sanders associates wanted to explore the idea of gaming that was interactive and uses a television instead of a computer. This idea was first becoming an “idea” per say in 1966. When he acted upon it, it was already a whole year of planning, building, mistakes, and a good time with technology. But by the time that a year had passed it was 1967 and they had actually created TWO new interactive television games. There was a chase game and a tennis game, they were able to manipulate a toy gun so that it detects spots of light on the television. First arcade game released was in 1971 and was called Computer Space, public consensus said that the game was to difficult to play. So games vary from computer, television, roleplay in reality and roleplay on a video game. As long as our imagination lets us roam, then we can live in any game we want to



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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was one of the best guitarist to ever pluck the strings. Hendrix was born November 27, 1942. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, He was the first of 5 children. He started out with a broom stick as a guitar and later upgraded to a $guitar his father bought him from a friend.

Jimi Hendrix had a somewhat rough child hood. He often lived with family members and sometimes with family friends. When Jimi started playing a guitar as a teenager he played a right handed guitar upside down because he was left handed.

“Hendrix worked as a session guitarist under the moniker Jimmy James (Laurie Watson).” Jimi Hendrix had some out crazy guitar styles including playing behind his back, with his teeth, and without touching the strings. He showed the 400,000 people at Woodstock these skills as he was the closing act. Jimi’s music still influence many artists today such as Gorge Clinton and Jonny Lang to name a few.

Sadly in September 18, 1970 at age 27 the legend passed away. Hendrix died from a barbiturate overdose. All though the legend is not with us now he will never be forgot at the king of guitar and will always be iconic in the rock and roll industry and influence generations of music to come.

I chose Hendrix because he was one of the greatest. He was able to inspire so many people with his great music that I still listen to today. He would have been 70 years old if he were still alive. He also was not afraid to show what he was feeling demonstrated in the Star Spangled Banner against the Vietnam War preformed at Woodstock. Jimi Hendrix will always be the greatest.

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The musical genius Mr. Argo

img_17931From the looks Mr. Argo is a scary guy but after talking to him he is a badass dude. He has been teaching for 36 years he likes to travel hike and has a passion for Rock N’ Roll Music

As a child Mr. Argo was active where he played tennis, basketball, and baseball he collects baseball cards and has a big passion for rock n’ Roll music some of his favorite bands are The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and beach boys. Mr. Argo wanted to teach because of his influential directors and his inspiring mother.

Mr. Argo decided he wanted to peruse his passion for music. He got his undergrad at eastern New Mexico and got his masters at western state his teaching style is “Tuff Love” or the “Old School method” on the weekend Mr. Argo likes to travel with his 21 year old son and wife. His advice to students that want to become teachers is to find your passion and learn everything about it. When I ask him for life advice he says quote “In everything you do, give it your all”

My experience with Mr. Argo has been awesome I had is class last year all year in Guitar and History of Rock N’ Roll class. I can now say I have experienced the “Old School Method” Mr. Argo is a gnarly guy and I hope a lot of people get inspired from him


Who is Mr.Johnson

Mr. Johnson was born in Michigan but raised in grand junction, he moved here when he was about 2 years old. As just about everybody who knows Mr. Johnson he has a very strong love for art and soccer, but his love for soccer was not a choice at first, he was forced to play by his parents but ended up loving it. When he was asked if the college life is like the movies he responded ” College isn’t that wild, well at least it wasn’t for me. i was either very busy with soccer or art projects.” as he said he was a very busy man and still is, but he went to college at Mesa University and has a bachelors degree. As of today he is now a teacher at Fruita 8/9 for art.

Mr. Decker in Action

Mr. Decker is a very busy guy, from coaching right after work then family time. He is a very active guy who loves working with children off and on the field. He is a teacher that wants to see you succeed. He’s been teaching 11 years and has been coaching football for 14 years.

As a child Mr. Decker also known as Coach Decker grew up in a small town near Steamboat Springs, nadsc_0841enmed Milner. Growing up in the footsteps of his dad he learned to love being outside fishing, camping, and four wheeling. On the weekends he enjoyed going to watch his dad coach his hometown wrestling and track team. In high school Mr. Decker found inspiration in his football coach who helped him improve his football skills as a linebacker. On the weekends as a high school student Mr. Decker hung out with friends and practiced sports with his four best friends. All through high school his four best friends all worked in constructions as a laborer.

During his college years Mr. Decker first wanted to major in computer graphics but as the years went on he realized he wanted to be a teacher and work with students and coach kids on and off the field so he majored in physical education and minored in computer graphics and personal fitness. Now a days Coach Decker spends time with his 2 kids and still loves being outside sun, snow, and rain.

My experience with Mr. Decker is a great one. I have a total of three classes with him throughout my day and I enjoy all on them. He makes them exiting and entertaining with challenging obstacles that take thinking and practice to overcome. Mr. Decker is a great person and I hope many people get inspired from him and learn many things.


Students are extremely stressed in the morning and are rushing to get to school on time! That way they don’t have a good breakfast and they get to school tired and not ready to learn. Sometimes even with all that they are still late. If school would start 45 min later and end 45 min later all that could be stopped. Students would get more sleep, would have a good breakfast. Just shifting the school time by 45 min would make a huge difference and solve countless problems. I believe that all schools who are not already starting at 8:00 should make the change today.

One reason we should start later is that waking up too early can cause people who stay up late doing homework to be tired in the morning. We should go to school to learn instead of thinking of sleep. About 10 percent of the U.S. population skip breakfast because of the need to get to school in time. If students are worried about needing to sleep or being hungry in the morning, they cannot concentrate on what is important. If school starts later, students may also have more time to finish homework that they did not complete because they were too tired at night from a lack of sleep and too much homework.

In my opinion school should start at 8:30 because that would give students enough time to get up, eat, finish homework, and get to school on time.

Should school days start later? Or earlier?

Honestly school should stay at regular times at 7:20 am. It’s a good time to get up in the morning. And if you start school later no one would have time for after school activities.  And a lot of kids love their after school time. Kids and parents and teachers may think it’s a good idea to start later but honestly your kids won’t have time for after school activities and keep in mind that your child is going to have homework and some kids may have homework in almost all their classes. I advise kids to go to sleep earlier than they are now so they can get some rest and won’t be so tired in the morning and eat breakfast cause that’s what starts your morning and gets you energized. This is not including some things that kids have to do at home. Kids do have chores and chores may take a while plus homework that can take hours school is starting at a good time and I think we should keep it that way. I can say I already know a few kids who are stressed out about school. So if the district changes the time we start school or not kids will be stressed over homework and school work and if they change the time schedule kids won’t have time for after school activities because I know for fact that kids can’t play soccer at night.



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1900: Spanish physician Ramon y Cajal identifies neurons as discrete entities and, in the process, helps found the modern study of neuroscience
1900: Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud publishes The Interpretation of Dreams, concluding that dreams can reveal helpful psychological insights about repressed memories and past traumas, thus founding the field of psychoanalysis
1903: German scientists synthesize barbital, the first commercial sedative sleeping pill, later much abused
1913: French psychologist Henri Pieron publishes Le Problème Physiologique du Sommeil, one of the first books to address the physiological characteristics of sleep
1925: Russian-born American Nathaniel Kleitman opens the world’s first sleep laboratory at the University of Chicago, where he would go on to research circadian rhythms, sleep and wakefulness regulation and sleep deprivation
1929: Hans Berger develops an electroencephalograph device to record brain waves, and notes differences in brain activity during sleep and wakefulness
1954: William C. Dement shows that sleep consists of cycles of different stages of sleep, repeated four or five times a night
1958 Melatonin, later found to have profound implications for sleep medicine, discovered by American dermatologist Aaron Lerner

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Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. Sleep can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Children and teens who are sleep deficient may have problems getting along with others. They may feel angry and impulsive, have mood swings, feel sad or depressed, or lack motivation. They also may have problems paying attention, and they may get lower grades and feel stressed.

Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. Sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.

Studies also show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior.

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke

Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don’t get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and your level of leptin goes down. This makes you feel hungrier than when you’re well-rested.

Sleep is a big thing in your life even know it doesn’t seem like it. Now some people may like sleep others not so much but sleep plays a big role in your life.


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