Education Let Me Understand The Trump's Latest Address, Giving Me Confidence.

Education Is Why I Understood Trump's Oval Office Address And Can Confidently Have An Informed Opinion

In the past, my education has not been my utmost priority, but I realized its importance when President Trump gave his Oval Office Address. I realized the impact his decision — or lack of one — would have on the country.

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Donald Trump recently addressed the partial government shutdown of nonessential departments. He did this because he wants a wall along the southern border to prevent illegal immigrants from coming into the U.S. Congress did not include funding for the wall in the federal budget. Democrats believe the wall would be a waste of taxpayers' money, that it is a fear tactic and insufficient. I understood all this not just because I know English but because my education so far (an unfinished high school degree) has allowed me to analyze the topics they discuss and compare it to the history that has impacted these decisions.

In analyzing the two responses, I was able to connect the discussion to the effects this may have on my family's life and the surrounding world. I've come to the realization how important being educated is because without it, I would not understand the nuances of these discussions that were provided or even the discussions my family members were having with each other.

Language Arts teachings on rhetoric allowed me to understand the president's audience, WHAT ABOUT THEM? what did you understand about them?

his supporters of the general public, his purpose, to gain more support for the wall to keep out illegal immigrants along the Southern Border, and the context of this itself, that we currently live in a highly divided society that will cause much more pain.

SPLIT THE ABOVE INTO DIFFERENT SENTENCES. THAT'S A LOT OF "I UNDERSTAND THIS BUT I WONT TELL YOU HOW" RIGHT NOW. TELL US WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND. critical thinking.

The skills given to me through this class allowed me to develop my own opinion on the subject.

U.S. government provides me with the information to, in some effect, navigate the dynamics of checks and balances between Congress and the president. Okay, what does that have to do with Trump's speech? Was there any point where you were like, oh he/congress can or can't do that because of checks and balances??

US History presented me the history of former parties and the country's ideals that shape the political parties of today. what examples of this are highlighted in the speech. would be good to mention how first president Washington said political parties would divide america, similar to how each side, dems and repubs are butting heads about solutions rather than working to meet in the middle, they're both stubbornly sticking to black and white, yes or no, to the wall and other policies.

While history and my language studies provided me with better comprehension of President Trump's address, the use of statistics by him, like...? what stats did he use? are they accurate? do you know how/where to check for accuracy of facts?

the press following, what do you mean by this?

and the governors against him came from my math studies helping me evaluate how much of the population would actually be affected by the problems mentioned by both. again how? what population problems were mentioned that you realize would be affected? or what weren't mentioned that you realize would be affected?

In the end without an education I probably wouldn't have been able to understand what the President, the Democrats, or news reporters had mentioned or the implications of either sides arguments if they are to play through. My education allowed me to see the fallacies in each argument, the suggestive tone of the speakers, and the symbolic resolutions of each action made so far. In order to make informed decisions an individual should not only have trusted sources, but have confidence in their opinions as well. The President, his supporters, his adversaries all have confidence in their beliefs and know that what they say is truth. And in order for one to have confidence they have to have facts. Whether they're real or unreal is determined by the audience.

Perception is our reality, but an education allows us to see it just a bit more clearly.

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Bonnaroo Is Unlike Any Other Music Festival

4 days of camping, 150 performers, 10 stages, and the most incredible experience you'll ever encounter in the middle of Tennessee.

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The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival takes place in an enormous 700-acre field -- nicknamed "The Farm" -- in Manchester, Tennessee. Festival-goers from all over the country fly, drive, or walk into the festival to experience 4 days of music, activities, and food. This past weekend was my first time going, and I can without a doubt say that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. One of Bonnaroo's common sayings is "Radiate Positivity," and the 4 days spent there are factual evidence of the saying. At Bonnaroo, there is no stress, no worry, and not a care in the world. People of all kinds come together each year to celebrate life, love, and music without judgment. Each person's authenticity was something I noticed as soon as I stepped foot into the festival.

You can embrace your true self without apology. Each person is there to lift you up, too.

The atmosphere is much different than anything else I have experienced before. Even when my friends and I felt tired, or if the sun was just too hot to bear, we still did not mind being on our feet for hours on end. We enjoyed being exactly where we were, despite the minor inconveniences we may have faced -- like sitting in 5-hour traffic to get into the campground! I may sound crazy for saying this, but time truly did slow down while we were on The Farm.

My friends and I pulled up to the campground at 6 a.m. on Thursday morning as The Farm buzzed with people. We were too excited to go to sleep, so we spent the morning exploring the place instead. Day or night, everyone was alive with smiles that were contagious. We heard the words "Happy Roo!" from friends and strangers alike.

No matter where you came from, everyone was family at Bonnaroo.

One thing I noticed this past weekend was that everyone was there to help one another. If we needed help with setting up our tent, our neighbors who camped next to us were there to help in seconds. If someone tripped and fell, three people would be there to help the person up. If someone needed a few bucks for water, there was someone in line who was more than willing to cover the cost. I felt so at home there, as if I was a part of this community consisting of all types of people. I felt like I belonged there.

Alongside incredible people and a fulfilling community, there was stellar music as well (of course!). Headliners such as The Lumineers, Post Malone, and Kacey Musgraves rocked The Farm with new and old hits that hyped up the crowds.

Each performer reminded us that Bonnaroo is a safe place and does not discriminate against any person.

Hearing these words so often gave me so much hope for this world and the changes we can make. Bonnaroo is known as a Music and Arts Festival for a reason because it also promotes and sells eco-friendly living and handmade creations all throughout the festival. The activities that are available to attendees set the festival apart from other music festivals.

Bonnaroo connects us all through music, acceptance, and love. I can't wait to go back next summer!

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11 Underrated Lana Del Rey Songs You Should Listen To When You Get Tired Of Listening To "Summertime Sadness"

"Summertime Sadness" is a classic, but it gets old.

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As a Lana Del Rey fan, I love her mainstream songs like "Blue Jeans", "Born To Die" and "Summertime Sadness", but I prefer her less popular songs because I feel they have more substance.


1. "Bel Air"

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"Bel Air" is the epitome of beauty and grace. The soft piano background and the angelic vocals by Lana gives me chills. Surprisingly, this song has only 54k views on Lana's channel and 37 comments*. For reference, her song "Born To Die" has 412 million views 113,000 comments.

2. "Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have - But I Have It"

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If you are not familiar with Lana Del Rey songs, not all her songs have sixteen word titles. This single was released only 5 months ago, and unfortunately it has not gotten much attention from anyone other than Lana fans. Regardless, it is one of my favorite songs by Lana.

3. "Honeymoon"

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The violin music in the intro is enough to pull on your heartstrings. "Honeymoon" is a slow tune with simple yet powerful vocals. Something about the song makes me feel a sense of nostalgia. This song can be found on Lana's album also called "Honeymoon".

4. "Blackest Day"

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This song contains vocals enriched with raw emotions. The lyrics reflect Lana's distressing experience with heartbreak. Lana sings "Ever since my baby went away, it's been the blackest day. "Blackest Day" can be found in Lana's 4th studio album "Honeymoon".

5. "This Is What Makes Us Girls"

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This is one of Lana's most upbeat songs, but it has a dark backstory. The song reflects a recollection of events during Lana's troubled teenage past right before she got sent to boarding school for her disobedient behavior.

She sings "They were the only friends I ever had. When I got into trouble, and when stuff got bad I got sent away, I was waving on the train platform. Crying 'cause I know I'm never coming back."

6. "Without You"

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Lana sings about how all her fame, money and power are meaningless without her love. There is an eerie similarity between "Without You" and "Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift. There is speculation that Taylor Swift gets inspiration from Lana Del Rey.

7. "Cherry"

In this song, Lana explains what true love means to her based on passed experiences. Her haunting vocals along with the intriguing lyrics have her listeners pondering the meaning of the song.This song can be found on her newest album "Lust For Life".

8. "Lucky Ones"

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"Lucky Ones" is a song you fall in love with the first time you hear it. Lana's vocals are smooth and filled with genuine emotion. With only 24k views on YouTube, this song does not get the recognition it deserves. "Lucky Ones" appears on Lana's "Born To Die (Bonus Track Version)" album.

9. "Pretty When You Cry"

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"Pretty When You Cry" is a pleasant song with a catchy melody and a good instrumental. It's featured on Lana Del Rey's darkest album "Ultraviolence." It's surprising Lana recorded in one take and freestyled the song along with her guitarist Blake Stranathan

10. "Radio"

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Lana Del Rey wrote this song to throw shade at the people who came back into her life once her songs started playing on the radio. She describes the reentrance of people into her life once her fame started, and says it made her life "sweet like cinammon". "Radio" is one of her few upbeat songs. It can be found in the album Born To Die - The Paradise Edition.

11. "Million Dollar Man"

Even though the studio version of this song is good, her live performance of "Million Dollar Man" will leave you speechless. According to "The Sun", this is Lana's favorite song to perform live. "Million Dollar Man" can be found in her earlier album "Born to Die-Paradise Edition". It's surprising this song has only 300k views on her channel.


*Statistics are taken from the day this article was written.

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