I believe that my 20’s will be a very busy part of my life. I will be 22 when I graduate and hope to attend medical school afterwards. That will take another 4 years of my life and I’ll be 26 at that point in time. After medical school is residency which takes at least another 7 years. So I will spend all of twenties learning to pursue a career in medicine and instead working like most do after they graduate. The hardest part of my 20’s will be during residency. The average resident works about 80 to 100 hours and working 48 hour shifts is not uncommon. I don’t really know what the world will be like but it will be interesting to actually vote in the next presidential elections since I’ve never voted in my life. It will be interesting to see the long term effects of Japan’s nuclear crisis years from now such as, the state of the economy, what they will use for power, and tourism in the country.
Current Event -
The nuclear crisis in Japan is rapidly increasing. I feel that this is important because if a nuclear disaster does occur, the Japanese economy will suffer greatly from it. Tourism is a large source of revenue for the Japanese economy and the danger posed by radiation would most definitely decrease the amount of tourists that visit Japan each year. Also many products that are imported to the United States are manufactured by Japanese corporations such as, Honda, Toyota, Sony, Nintendo, Toshiba, and Parasonic. Consequently, the nuclear crisis could also affect the US economy as well. The danger of radiation is also present in the ocean. Asian cuisine is known for its wide variety of seafood. Radiation poses a threat to this food supply. Furthermore, Japan relies heavily on nuclear power to provide energy for the entire country. The complete loss of these nuclear power plants will cause the Japanese to invest more money and resources in establishing alternate energy sources.
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Spring break is so important to college students because it gives us the chance to just relax and get away from the sometimes hectic college life. Tests, homework, and lab reports always seem to be around the corner no matter how many I’ve just completed. For me, spring break removed the stress of college life for one week. Essentially, I spent the majority of the break relaxing just as the picture implies. However, since I have two tests and a lab report due this week, I had to spend the last portion of my spring break studying and preparing for the upcoming week. The history of spring break dates back to post World War II when the Colgate university swim team went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to practice. Afterwards, college students began coming to Florida for a break from the cold whether up North. The movie Where the Boys Are made the vacation spot even more popular. Eventually spring break became a national phenomena and virtually all colleges and schools began having it. Since then, many popular spring break areas have risen such as Daytona and Panama City, Florida. It is also common for college students to travel out of the United States for spring break. Cancoon, Mexico is a popular area for students.
Virtual learning is a controversy being debated by many educators today. Some feel thatonline courses aren’t hands on enough and that students will be robbed of a proper education. Others believe that online classes are even more beneficial than attending an actual lecture. This article predicts that over over half of all college students in America will being some, if not all, online classes. I personally feel that this prediction is very exaggerated. Many students I know avoid taking online classes because they feel that they either learn more in person or that they will not thoroughly follow the course material if it is online. However, I feel that this article holds some truth. I do believe that interest is growing at a fast rate and is definitely increasing in popularity due to its convenience. Eventually online classes may very well overtake the lecture hall.
This is a picture of me with my brother on the left. It accurately represents me because I am very family oriented.