If I Could Go Anywhere In The World?


         If I could take a vacation anywhere in the world it would be in Paris. Why? Well because it’s a unique place to look around, meeting new people and discovering new things. Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

         Relaxing after a day of strolling along the Seine and marveling at icons like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… the perfect Paris experience combines leisure and liveliness with enough time to savor both an exquisite meal and exhibits at the Louvre.Things to do would be: Taking a tour around the Eiffel Tower, taking a look at their finest art work, strolling around Musée d’Orsay, the Musée national du Moyen Age or even Parc des Butte Chaumont.

       It’s the world’s most romantic city, has unique art styles in stained glass, and has a fascinating cemetery. Paris overflows with great museums, a city of parks and public squares, because there’s always another neighborhood to explore and also well known for its shopping experiences, with designer brands like Armani and Luis Vuitton well represented, while fashion and bargain hunters can search the city’s extensive flea markets and vintage shops.

Interviewing With Alexander Whitman


     Alexander Whitman is a former student at Freedom high school, he likes Freedom so far saying “I think that it’s open and free. Also I have been lost twice and thought it was funny and the teachers here are nice.” Whitman, 14, was thinking about being a video game designer, “I want to be a video gamer designer because I love playing video games.” In 7 years, he sees himself attending at University of Central Florida. Whitman plans to attend in a club or two, but yet doesn’t know which one to join, nevertheless he does want to create a chess club for Freedom high school. “I’d rather live in United Kingdom because its better than the United States and they have better sights to see.” He was asked if he played any sports and unfortunately, Alex Whitman doesn’t play any sports for his high school. On the other hand, he does admire Nike, (while touching his jacket) “they make nice products…” Whitman has traveled to places like Canada, New York, Disneyland (Orlando), and also Pittsburgh. And lastly, Alex Whitman claimed “If I could change my name if would’ve been Harambe,” adding “because he deserves a second chance in life.” Whitman giving his opinion, “Twitter is better than Facebook because I think its more relevant and more trendy in our generation.”

What Are You Really Learning At School?


“Schools are for showing off, not for learning.”  When parents enroll their children in school, they enroll them into a never ending series of contests—to see who is best, who can get the highest grades, the highest scores on standardized tests, win the most honors, make it into the most advanced placement classes, get into the best colleges.  They see those grades and hoops jumped through as measures not only of their children, but also of themselves as parents. They find ways, subtly or not so subtly, to brag about them to our friends and relatives. All this has nothing to do with learning, and, really, we all know it. We rarely even bother to think about what us as children/young adults are actually learning in school; we only care about the grades. If schools were for learning rather than showing off, they would design them entirely differently.  There would be places where people could follow their own interests, learn what they wanted to learn, try out various career paths, prepare themselves for the futures that they wanted. Everyone would be doing different things, at different times, so there would be no basis for comparison. People would learn to read when they wanted to learn to read, and we would help them do it if they wanted help.