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Marcela Aguirre's Blog – November 2010 Archive (8)

Black Friday: A day of conspicious consumption

This past Friday was considered Black Friday since it's the day in which all the stores have incredible prices on merchandise. It's amazing what people do just to get a super deal on something they've been wanting such as an ipod or a television. When my parents and I were driving back home after Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house, I could see the lines forming in front of Best Buy and Toys R' Us. To me, this was a bit crazy. I understand that people want to save money but do… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 29, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Never too old for Harry Potter!

On Friday afternoon, my friend and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie. I was super excited about this movie since it is one of the last Harry Potter movies ever. At the movie theater, I noticed a lot of people of different ages. I also realized that I no longer was a pre-teen. I remember that I was about 12 years old when the first Harry Potter movie was released. It felt weird thinking about this. I hadn't realized that it's been 10 years since the first movie was… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 22, 2010 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Clean Water: A basic necessity we take for granted

The other day in my International Relations class my professor lectured on the North-South Gap. The North-South Gap is the gap between the more developed countries in the North and the less developed countries in the South. The gap refers to the amount of resources available in those regions. During this lecture, she told us about some of the things that most developing countries lack. One of those things was clean water. I was disappointed to hear this because it made me…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

10 Things That I'm Thankful For

As Thanksgiving gets closer, I decided to write a list of the things that I am thankful for. There are many things for which I am thankful, however, I have narrowed it down to a list of ten.

1. I am thankful for being alive

2. I am thankful for having a loving and caring family

3. I am thankful for having such amazing friends

4. I am thankful for my…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 18, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Honoring Our Veterans

Today, November 11, is a national holiday in which we celebrate and honor our veterans: Veteran's Day. Most of us don't know how Veteran's Day came to place and that's why I decided to do some research on how this holiday was born.

According to the web site of the Department of Veteran Affairs, on November 11th, 1918, on the eleventh hour the fighting between the Allied nations and Germany had ceased. However, World War I did not officially…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 11, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

Loving the Fall Season!

As the leaves of the trees turn red and yellow, one thing is for certain: Fall is here! Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love how the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. It is just perfect. I love being able to wear sweaters because I like feeling chilly. Another reason why I love Fall so much is that the spirit of the holidays are present. Thanksgiving is just the perfect start to the season of festivities. Just thinking of Fall brings the smell of cinnamon… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 10, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Put an end to bullying in schools

Bullying is defined as "the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something." Bullying most commonly takes place in school; however, it can also take place in other places such as at a playground and even on the internet. It seems as though bullying is occurring more often than it did in the past. There are statistics that show how the number of suicides and the number of school shootings among bullied kids are on the rise.…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 5, 2010 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

The Social Network

The Social Network is a movie based on the creation of the most popular social networking web site, Facebook. Because of the increasing popularity with Facebook, many people of all ages are curious to learn how such social networking site was created. I must admit myself that I was curious to learn more about how the idea had been thought out. Before having watched the movie,the only thing that I knew was that the creator, Mark Zuckerberg, had stolen the idea from some…

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Added by Marcela Aguirre on November 1, 2010 at 11:50am — 1 Comment


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