Kevin Mills

Running Man

Media Literacy

Media Literacy is the understanding of the internet and everything that goes along with it. Literacy is to be educated. Thus meaning you are educated on the internet. There is much to know about the internet. This involves everything you can imagine about the internet, from the basics of knowing how to navigate the internet, to more complex things like creating and designing a web site or descripting codes. Another big part of media literacy is social media. Everyone has heard of these monsters of the internet. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Tumbler, Instagram, and linked in are just a few of these companies. People spend hours on these sites every day. They connect us to each other through the internet and people can’t get enough of it. Being Media Literate means knowing how to post smartly. Posting something inappropriate or just mean can affect every aspect of your life, including you job, so the people who are media literate post smartly. The next big peace of Media Literacy is advertising. Advertising is everywhere especially on the internet. If your look up the best pots to buy on google the next day there will be an ad for pots on your Facebook page. There are debases for what you search online and company sell this information so that other companies can have smart advertising. This is big business. So again you even have to be careful what you search so you don’t get bombarded by ads. If you are smart the internet is a great tool.


Tim Tebow No Contract

T-Mobile in the super bowl commercial, “Tim Tebow No contract” 2014 suggests that not have a contract is good thing. T-Mobile supports its argument by illustrating all the cool things Tebow can do without a contract like go to space or deliver a baby. The advertiser’s purpose is to point out that contracts are obsolete in order to get people to switch to T-Mobile. The advertiser film’s in a humorous tone for cell phone users with a knowledge of football.


What can Tim Tebow do with #nocontract? | T-Mobile Commercial
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Gay Marriage Saterized

Gays that get married will have an effect on “traditional family values.” I can’t sleep at night if I know that my gay neighbors are happily married to someone of the same sex. In my opinion there problems are more important to me than my own problems because they’re problems are clearly worse than my problems. I am being a good guy by stopping them from making this giant mistake. I live by The Bible, and the Bible says that gay marriage is wrong, so who am I to question the bible. This being said, why these gays wouldn’t have to follow the Supreme Court ruling separation of church and state shocks me. Separation of church and state clearly say that the government needs to become closer to religious beliefs.  Why should gays get the same rights as me when they are not as good as me?  They shouldn’t I like women so I am clearly superior. Another thing is we are in America a supposedly free country and in some states this government is trying to take away my right to stop homosexuals from getting married. If this can happen in America, I don’t know how we can call this country free. It almost seems like im losing my rights just because I am different or heterosexual.

Knowledge is powerful

I have really enjoyed this media literacy class. My original idea of the class was it was going to be all about the internet and how it effects are everyday life but it was more than just that. We learned how important it is to stay informed and the importance of really understanding what we are reading. I have really tried to take away the idea that knowledge is powerful. So now when I am curious about something, I don’t just stay curious, I look up what I want to know so I am more knowledgeable. The other big thing I have taken out of this course is the importance to questions. Why is this law like this? How did the government get the power to tell me I can’t do that and how can I change it? Questioning is just part of the equation though because if we do nothing to change the problem and all we do is spread the word then we are just slactivist and we have only informed people but fixed nothing. This is how this class different than other Language Arts classes I have taken. It forces you to think and question things, and form your own opinions on things but not any type of opinions. This class has taught me to look things up and understand what I’m talking about so my opinions now have substance behind them. There truly is very little I would change about this class but what I would change is the beginning of the semester, it seems like this class has a different way of learning than all my other high school classes. I am not trying to say this new way is bad, I like it much better but it when you get throw into it at the beginning of the semester, the new format can be a little confusing. My one suggestion is to speed a little more time at beginning of the semester to make sure everyone understands what is expect out of them and to make sure everyone knows that every grade counts because there are so few grades.


1984 Theme Song

I think From The Heart would be a perfect theme song for a movie version of 1984. It has many similarities to the book. Just like in the book when Winston and Julia dreamed about taking down big brother and how really the book made it feel, the song does the same. When Winston and Julia are together anything seemed possible. The song built dream from the ground up and so did the book. Also I like how the song says how they never believed that the dreams could come true. In the book when they dream they now in the back of their heads that the dreams could never come true. Another part of the song that reminded me of the book is when they were crazy for giving up everything. That exactly what happened in Winston’s and Julia’s relationship they gave up everything, meaning there lives for each other and their dreams of what could be. When they were caught the government just tore them down. After the government tore down Winston and Julia all they had left was their hearts. The finial thing I like about the song is never seems to finish the story. It doesn’t say their dreams come true or not. It just kind of ends without telling use everything. Kind of like how Winston never ends up dying in the book.

From The Heart- Hoobastank

There was a time when our dreams felt so real

Just out of reach but not too far to feel

Together we'd finally make then come true

'Cause anythings possible when i was with you

But they kept on saying we'd never amount to anything....

All of the dreams we built up from the ground

They never believed them they just tore them down

We will rebuild them from the start, we will rebuild them from the heart

'Cause once all we wanted seemed so far away

But with everystep it was closer each day

The more that we tried it was within our grasp

The more that they told us that it wouldn't last

And everyone said we were crazy for giving up everything....

All of the dreams we built up from the ground

They never believed them they just tore them down

We will rebuild them from the start, we will rebuild them from the heart

From the heart

From the heart

From the heart

All of the dreams we built up from the ground

They never believed them they just tore them down

We will rebuild them from the start, we will rebuild them from the heart

All of the dreams we built up from the ground

They never believed them they just tore them down

We will rebuild them from the start, we will rebuild them from the heart

From the heart

From the heart

Hoobastank - From The Heart