A busy few days for the Music Department is over! Not only did some of our preforming groups go to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, the Marching Band competed in the CAC Marching Festival on Saturday! Yesterday, the smaller music groups had a concert and boy did they sound good! On top of all that, we sent groups to both the Navajo and Apache County Fairs to preform, and of course our Marching Band still preforms for football games! Feast of Carols tryouts are over and practices are starting very soon, so this business isn’t even over yet! We wish them the best of luck in future performances and thank them for sharing their talent with us!
Apologizes to all readers!!!! This is the blog Admin, Hazel, posting to say that I’m very, very sorry for the lack of updates! I missed posting during Sprit Week and Fall Break and am very sorry! I’v been having problems with wifi and was unable to post anything. After various other computer issues I promise that this blog will be alive again!!! Keep tuned for a new batch of HOSL and articles from our Creative Writing/Journalism class! Also, if anyone is interested in helping out with this blog or being trained as an Admin, contact me or Mr. Butler at any time!
Thank you and sorry again!
The CTE Business has three main parts: The class, School Store, and FBLA. When taking this program you are also enrolled in 10 classes from NPC. Adding up to a total of twenty-eight college credits. The school store was created by the business program and is run by them as well. When enrolled in a business class you are an automatic member of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
The business CTE includes Business I, II, and III. Because of the dual enrollment with NPC, Business III counts as a fourth-year math credit. The classes you get credit for include the following: Intro to Business BUS100, Supervision BUS105, SMB BUS110, Fundamentals of Bookkeeping BUS112, Marketing BUS220, Management BUS210, Entrepreneurship BUS115, Personal Finance BUS106, PCS BUS102, Computerized Accounting BUS202, and Accounting BUS102. The accounting is the reason the class count as a fourth year math.
The Cougar Store is appreciated by many. It is open before school, after school, and at lunch It was created to, one, add hours required for the college courses. And two, to improve the school by making it convenient to get school supplies, and cougar gear. The students in the business classes staff the store. They stock shelves, take inventory, monitor the store, and check people out at the front.
Although FBLA is not required for every business student, it is a key aspect of the business program. There is competitions, fundraisers and even scholarships available when participating in the club.
The Business Program at Show Low High School has many benefits for its students as well as for the school. Being able to obtain twenty-eight college credits by the completion of the program, being able to be a part of the school store, and having an opportunity to compete in competitions with FBLA and receive awards and potential scholarships are just a few of the perks of participating in the Business Program at Show Low High School.
“Not as often as I should”
Roma, (Gypsies), are a nomadic group that originated in South Asia. They got their nickname “Gypsy” through the thought that they were from Egypt because of their looks. According to a YouGov survey, Roma Gypsies [are the] most negatively perceived European minority group. (Buchanan, November 19, 2015)
Former England resident, Kimberley Cooper gives insight from an insider’s point of view, “The Gypsies or travelers as they were known, were often looked down upon. They would set up camp in between my village and the next one over and every time we passed them on the road I was told to stay away from them. They were seen as second class citizens or criminals. Specifically in My village they got a lot of hate because a group of them stole lead from the church’s roof which led to costly repairs. Ever since then they were run out of the town and all of the kids were told to stay as far away as possible. [Me and my family being] outsiders, we could see that not all of the Gypsies were like the ones who stole the lead, but to the village that didn’t matter, they were all the thieves that those few were”.
Professor Yaron Matras says that “[t]he negative image of Roma has been around for centuries [, p]eople fear the Roma because they are different, because they threaten to question what our rules are[, t]hey are seen as lawless and ruthless”.
Many would argue to Professor Matras though, that since the Gypsies are migrating into their countries that they should respect the laws of the land, which by the many accounts, is not the case most of the time. This turns the question from “Why do Europeans have this perception of the Roma?” to “Do the Europeans have the reasonable right to see Gypsies in this light?”
An example of a situation that reflects badly on the Roma people is a story told by Colin Barton, a chip shop owner in Europe. He told about how a Roma man tried to sell him a baby for $450. Colin said that he “waited for the punchline” but it never came.
Nasir Khan, from the same city gives his input, “I don’t think we should let them in[to our country,] we pay taxes and we all pay into the system, these Slovakians and Romanians that are already here, they have taken out of the system and not put [anything] back in”.
Truth be spoken, unless there was a genocide of all of the Roma people, they will always be in Europe, and Europeans will have to deal with them in their lives. Perhaps something more need be done instead of petty complaints.
- VICE News(Jul 24, 2014). Video . Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALdlphTYdi4
- Rose Troup Buchanan, (Thursday 19 November 2015) Retrieved From http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roma-gypsies-most-negatively-perceived-european-minority-group-survey-finds-a6740746.html
- Kimberley Cooper, (9-1-16) Retrieved from text message