I never wanted to work. I would rather stay at home and do nothing, but when I turned 17 I decided I needed to get a job. I applied at so many places I can’t even remember them all, but then I found out about Deseret Industries. I applied and got the job at the DI in November 2016. Now I wouldn’t want any other job. The DI has helped me so much to learn working and people skills. I have befriended some amazing people that I never would have met outside of work.
With the few months that I have worked at the DI, I have met lots of new people. I’ve met tons of co-workers, and many many customers. Meeting new people at work is one of my favorite things. Sometimes the people you meet aren’t the nicest, but you move on from it.
When it comes to horror movies, I’m a huge fan of them. I’d go for anything that makes me cover my eyes but peek in-between my fingers, so I don’t miss anything. I’m the type that wants to be curled up with a blanket, hugging on your arm, and/or sitting on the edge of my seat. Almost everyone knows about the movie “Get Out,” and I highly recommend anyone who has the same reaction as I do towards horror movies to watch it.
This movie has a mixture of a lot of things. It has the mysterious ways that make you wonder, but it also gives you the chills because of how the story line goes. Many of the movie critics say that this movie tackles timely issues related to race in a thoughtful way. It’s recommended for mature teens and older to watch due to the material and language. There aren’t many violent scenes, but when they are shown, they’re pretty brutal with fighting, bashing with blunt objects, kicking, stabbing, shooting guns, and lots of blood. There are also some gory parts in the movie. The movie does use a lot of violent and sexual language throughout the movie.
The show [is] “more than just a standard-issue thriller [...] offering a compassionate, thoughtful look at race.”
The question of social media and our schooling came to me as I was sitting in class and, almost as if it was a habitual reflex, reached for my phone as soon as the teacher had stopped talking. I found myself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and watching Snapchats. It was at this moment that I thought to myself there are so many other things (school related) that I could’ve been doing right then at that moment rather than distracting myself with my phone and social networks. So the question came up: Does social media have an impact on our schooling?
“Adolescents today definitely hold it at a higher standing to their education: they value their social media status more than their actual personality in real life, and we are really seeing that in schools today.”