Monthly Archives: April 2016

Orl vs. Rsl

 

Well that’s it the wait is over the weekend has finally come . The weekend that all Orlando City soccer fans have been waiting for. The ability to fill the bowl again. This Sunday March 6th 2016 is the date of the 2016 Major League Soccer season home opener. Kick off will begin at 2pm eastern standard time. There is a great anticipation towards this game specifically. The hopes are that the crowed would be as big as that of last year in the Inaugural game for our home side Orlando City.

The last time that Real Salt Lake and our Orlando City Lions faced off it was quiet a spectacle also because the last and only time they played each other was on last years Fourth of July. The ending score of this encounter was 1-1 tie at the end of 90 minutes. Also due to our star player Kaka  scoring a goal but also sadly receiving a red card . By that Orlando was disabled and was only able to play with 10 players. Hopefully this Sunday will be a different story to that of fourth of July 2015. Lets see this Sunday if our Orlando City Lions can come away with the win against Real Salt Lake.slice-of-life_classroom-image-black

 

 

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5 Things Being an IB Student Taught Me

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Not everyone is perfect, i know i’m not, so it isn’t shocking to find ourselves in situations that we should’ve known better than to be in. Admit it, we’ve all found ourselves there. So i’ve compiled a list of some simple things that IB has taught me that i felt i should pass on to your all.

  • You’re not going to have straight A’s, and that’s okay.

      There are some people who can make straight A’s left and right by doing nothing at all. There are people who struggle to understand the most basic material or pass the easiest test. There are those in between. Life is a series of ups and downs, and as long as you’re doing your best, then isn’t that what really matters? (try telling that to my parents, but we won’t talk about that.) You are more than the letters on your report card and you are more than a test average. Don’t live your life trying to seek validation from these things.

  • Leaving things to the day of is going to make you rip your hair out.

      I was the girl who left things to the period before. I was the girl who did it as the teacher goes around checking for it. I was the girl who did it during class and said that i was looking for it the whole time. Freshman and sophomore year was a rude awakening. IB is all about time management and organization. You need balance. If you wait until the last minute, your teachers will know and your grades will reflect it.

  • Don’t say you’ll wake up early to finish something.

      You will lie and lie to yourself again. If you’re telling yourself that you’ll wake up early means that you’ve already lost the battle. As stated above, IB is all about time management and organization. Manage your time wisely. If you find yourself with not enough hours in the day to finish your reading journal, lab report, study for that AP world mcq and essay, and rushing to do your Pre calc homework, ask yourself, was playing mario kart and going to Mcdonald’s with your friends really worth it? Can it wait? The answer is yes, it can.

  • Actually sleep.

      I go to bed at 730-940 depending on if i have a busy day or not. Some people go to bed at 10. Under no circumstances should you make a habit of nor should you ever stay up past 11 doing school work. In order to be successful in life and in school, you need to recharge the batteries. Pulling all nighters does not increase your test scores, contrary to popular belief, nor does it make you a favorable person when the first bell rings. You need sleep so you can undergo those physiological processes, and you can’t do that if you’re staring at a test book or computer screen in the wee hours of the day. I have a saying, and that’s “if the sun is asleep, so am i”.

  • Be social.

      Just because you’re in IB does not mean that you aren’t still in highschool and that you’re not still a teenager. IB doesn’t have to make you antisocial. Try out for sports, join a club, pick a funky elective with your friends. These are supposed to be the best years of your life, you shouldn’t remember high school as being surrounded by your familiar four walls and a textbook. Spend time with friends, go to a party, go to regionals with your sports team, walk your dog-the possibilities are endless. Just be sure to have all your homework done.

 

      That’s all for this blog. I hope that these five things helped you like it helped me and i hope that you can apply these to your life in a way that makes you better. There are more things but i didn’t have 10 good, appropriate messages but i had more than 5 and 7 is a weird number so i cut it off. There’s things like eat healthy, make good friends who remind you of homework, don’t copy- the whole 9 yards. But remember, IB shouldn’t be a sacrifice of school or social. If you have anything else that IB taught you, write your own blog and share that information with someone else. You never know, you just might save an academic life.

 

I’m Not a Nerd I Swear

Oh god, I was supposed to blog yesterday, but I forgot and then I got caught up at a wedding. Please don’t kill me. I’m not entirely sure what I want to right so I’ll tell you guys about one of my nerdiest interests: Fountain pens.

You may ask “Why would you use such outdated and old timey pens when we have the magic of modern ballpoint pens?” The answer to your metaphorical question is why not? Fountain pens outshine ballpoint pens in almost every way. All it takes is a little tender love and care and you can have a pen that writes more smoothly and consistently than any ballpoint pen could even dream of doing.                                     

They also look amazing. Look at those pens and tell me it doesn’t look fancy as heck, The moment you pull that bad boy out every girl in a ten mile radius is going to be running towards the sharp and sophisticated man using such elegant pens. All joking aside, fountain pens do make for some pretty snazzy and functional accessories for all of you aspiring fashionistas.

You can also make your handwriting beautiful with a bit of practice and the right (or should I say write haha) nib. Practicing with italic or flex nibs can make your handwriting go from looking like it was written by an inebriated, epileptic monkey to making you look like a professional calligrapher to all of your friends and family. Even with a normal fountain pen your handwriting improves because there is less strain on your hands and the way you have to hold the pen forces you to write better. Nobody will be able to resist your seductively beautiful handwriting.

Diagram showing how a fountain pen feed works with ink flowing down three small channels and air flowing up above it.

Most importantly, fountain pens write REALLY smoothly. The secret to their buttery smooth writing comes from the way in which the ink leaves the pen. Fountain pens operate on a principle called capillary action. Capillary action is the tendency for liquids to travel down narrow tubes. The ink flow down then feed into the nib, but can’t leave the nib because there is nothing to take it’s place. Air must be exchanged with ink in order for it to leave. When the pen is dragged across the paper the ink leaves the pen and a minuscule amount of air is drawn up into the pen to replace the ink. Gravity is also pulling the ink out of the pen which means that no pressure is required to write with a fountain pen.

So now that you’ve read my whole spiel on fountain pens I hope you want to get one because they are the bomb.com. If that’s not enough for you I’ll leave you with a picture of the cutest pen out there, the Pilot Kakuno. Doesn’t that smiley nib just make you feel all happy inside?