Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My Research Question

Topic: Should the drinking age be lowered?

1. I chose this topic, because it is very much a part of the lives of young adults. I think it would be interesting to find out exactly why the drinking age in America is 21.
2. I want to answer the question as to whether or not the U.S. would benefit from lowering the drinking age.
3. I chose this question, because I felt that it is a topic that I could write passionately about. It is also a subject matter that many people take a strong stance on.
4. I need to learn about the pros and cons of lowering the drinking age. These pros and cons can be social, economical, physical, psychological, etc.
5. I need to read from experts who have done research on the topic. Other countries allow a drinking age that is lower than 21. I need the facts about how these countries benefit or suffer from having a drinking age lower than 21. Also, research done by health professionals would also help, as alcohol causes major changes to the body.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Essay 2 Reflection

After performing some research and writing about the gluten-free diet, I discovered that I was not only trying to inform the audience about why there is a growing trend of the diet, but about all the aspects of gluten intolerance. At first, I thought I was just going to write about the numbers and statistics of the growing population of people trying out the gluten-free diet, but I realized that my audience would need more.  I went into detail about what gluten is and how it affects the body. The research taught me how gluten affects the immune system of people with celiac disease. I also thought I would be more personal about my own experiences and my family’s experience on being gluten-free, but I thought the audience would want to learn more about the diet itself than about me.
In comparison to my design plan and outline, I found that I was actually informing the reader more than I thought I would about celiac disease. In fact, I wrote more about celiac and its affects than about people without celiac trying the gluten-free diet. I also found more reasons than I thought I would about why the diet is growing, such as the popularity for Paleo diets and the placebo effect.

There were some aspects in my design plan that I did end up performing. I planned on using an image, an article, and a novel as my sources for my paper. I did use these three different types of sources effectively in my essay. Lastly, I stated in my design plan that the purpose for this communication was so the audience will have a better understanding as to why people are gluten free, why they see gluten free items on menus at restaurants, and even motivate the reader enough to consider whether or not they should go gluten free. I believe that I fulfilled out the purpose of this communication in my essay. 

Monday, March 14, 2016


I noticed today that I had missed placed my shoes. They are my favorite pair of shoes. I had custom-made them online over the summer. It was the first time I had ever spent over $50 on a pair of shoes. If anyone finds a pair of black white and blue Nikes, feel free to let me know.

Writing essays

Recently, I have been using my phone to write essays. I use the microphone on my earbuds and the phone records what I say. The phone then types out what I say so I don't have to type using a keyboard. It has improved my essays greatly. 


I recently visited my friend Sean at Carthage College. His roommate is super fat, but he is a nice guy. We went to the volleyball house where I met a girl from Hawaii. Unfortunately, she had a boyfriend. 

Favorite school

I have visited 14 different colleges and universities this school year. My favorite university that I visited is Wisconsin University in Madison. The campus was huge, the parties were awesome, and the people were great. I wish the school had an aviation program.

My dog

I have a dog named Buddy. It is a 10-year-old beagle. I got him as a surprise present after a trip down from Texas. So far, I have taught him how to sit, Lie down, hi5, and roll over. He is the loudest barker ever.

New car

My dad just recently got a new car. It is a 2014 Cadillac. It is awesome. But what is even more awesome is that he gave me his old car. It's a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. I love the thing.


I have been on a gluten-free diet for almost 7 months now. It has tremendously improved my digestion and overall health. Being gluten-free on campus was easier than I once thought it would be. However, it is hard to resist pizza.


I love fishing. In fact, fishing is the reason why I have the roommate that I have. Often, we go to local ponds and reel in big bad bass.I like to go fishing whenever I can.

The C-Store

Survival at Lewis University consist of two things, good hygien and the C-store. If it were not open 24 hours a day, I would presume that there would be at least two deaths on campus per week. It's supplies me with Gatorade, granola bars, and chips.


I had played volleyball my freshman and sophomore year of high school. Unfortunately, I tore my ACL my senior year. Luckily, Lewis University has a club volleyball team. I play outside and lebaro for the team and it is a lot of fun.


Everyday when I go to Charlie's Cafeteria at Lewis University, i stare in awe at the food and the workers presented before. The workers, although they have their own person issue, are actually very nice. The food however, not so nice.


I don't play lacrosse, but I know that it was inviented by Native Americans. My roommate plays lacrosse. He enjoys watching games on his laptop while in our dorm room. His club team played ISU last weekend. It didn't end well for his team. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring Break

Went to Spring Hill College over spring break. I dressed up as a pizza delivery man and surprised my friend with a me and pizza in the middle of one of his classes. It was a great time.