Showing posts from April, 2018

Why should I get a degree?

It's funny. I graduated high school in 2010. The main thing our guidance counselors shoved into our brains was that we had to get a degree to succeed. This may be true if you become a doctor or maybe a lawyer, but other degrees do not have the same output. Success tends to be measured by happiness and money. Degrees such as education, criminal justice, and others do not have the same income as others (like accounting, law, pre-med/medical school, etc.).  So what is the purpose of getting a degree if that's true? Why put yourself into debt? What is the benefit of getting a degree?  Honestly, it's up to the person. For example, my dream job is to be a professor. For me to do that, I have to get a master's degree to teach at a community college (associate/bachelor level) and a doctorate to teach at a university (undergraduate and graduate). For me to achieve my dream job, I have to get a degree. It also means that I get to go heavily in debt. I regret not doing bett

Felon Disenfranchsement: Why Felons Deserve the Right to Vote

Felon Disenfranchisement: Why Felons Deserve the Right to Vote Dori McDonough West Virginia State University Spring 2016 Abstract Felon disenfranchisement, in regards to voting, effects several Americans in the United States. Felon disenfranchisement is when people are prohibited from voting due to being convicted of a felony. The purpose of this paper is to analyze felon disenfranchisement in regards to voting rights. First, I will review the history of felon disenfranchisement. Then, I will assess how felon disenfranchisement causes further racial disparities in the United States. Finally, I will justify why felons deserve the right to vote. I concluded and data suggested felon disenfranchisement causes more harm than good. Felon disenfranchisement affects all United States citizens, not just felons. Felon Disenfranchisement: Why Felons Deserve the Right to Vote      Felon disenfranchisement, in regards to voting, effects several Americans in the United States.

Life Update: 4/5/18

Hi guys! Here's my monthly life update. Let's break this down now. Graduate School I'm in my last semester of graduate school. I'll have a master's degree in like... a little over a month. All that separates me is a PowerPoint and my comprehensive exam. I've been trying really hard not to procrastinate. I'm on track to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. With my master's degree! Aren't you proud of me? In a year, I'm going to try to get my doctorate. I'm applying for the June 2019 class at Cal U. It's pretty much the best option for what I want to do. If that doesn't work, I guess Marshall Ed.D. And if THAT doesn't work, then I'm just going to not become a professor. So fingers crossed. I'm not applying until I graduate so I can just buy my transcripts once. Mental Health I have not started a new anti-depressant yet. I've been really stressed out lately because I'm juggling so many hats. I'm in school. I'm worki

March 2018 TV Show Cancellations & Renewals

Marchin' right on into April. We are almost at the end of the Winter television show run and at the beginning of the Spring television show run. Summer is only a few months away. I found a lot of good television shows this Fall/Winter, but unfortunately, there's been a lot of crappy ones too. It seems like a lot of shows want to achieve that 30 minute sitcom perfection that my generation and prior grew up loving. It's apparently harder to achieve than you think because so many keep getting cancelled. Here's what made the cut. Renewals The Good Doctor (ABC) - Season 2 Schitt's Creek (Pop) - Season 5 Black Mirror (Netflx) - Season 5 The Wall (NBC) - Season 3 Power (Starz) - Season 6 Dancing with the Stars (ABC) The Bachelor (ABC) Child Support (ABC) America's Funniest Home Video (ABC) Travelers (Netflix) - Season 3 The Sinner (USA) - Season 2 Will & Grace (NBC) - Season 11 Hollywood Game Night (NBC) - Season 6 Queer Eye (Netflix) Nailed It!