30 April 2018

Works Cited
NAWROCKA, AGNIESZKA, et al. “The Relationship between Meeting of Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health and Perceived Work Ability among White-Collar Workers.” European Journal of Sport Science, vol. 18, no. 3, Apr. 2018, pp. 415-422. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1424257.

Goes into depth about the lifestyle physically of a white collar worker. “Participants recorded 7-day physical activity logs, including form, duration and intensity of leisure-time physical activities. The results were compared to health recommendations. The results of binary logistic regression show that meeting health-related physical activity recommendations almost double the odds of reaching at least good work ability.”(NAWROCKA). Correlates to worrking conditions of people who work for large companies.

April 27 Free writing

From the prompt, there is a variety of questions that makes you ask yourself what it really means to be working.  Are you in good working conditions, did your intelligence get you the job, or simply the stereotypical norms people put each other in from their individual work. There is a numeorous gap between manual labor and white collar. Between the two, both of them come with challenges and help you build a sense of urgency. There is attention brought to the manual labor, because of the poor working condtions, for such little wage. With white collar work, it takes people time and effort to get to the position they are trying to acquire. Without doubt, both take personal effort and a strong mentality to get the job done well. One may be “considered” better than the other, but that doesn’t necesarily mean the other is considered easier. Each of these oppurtunities are really up to the person, if they want to pursue a career, or simply work for a large company. There are numerous arguments between them, some people just can’t afford an education to get them to their chosen career. Resulting in, manual labor that helps them get money to support themselves, or their family.  These follow with cultural norms, and stereotypes people view each other in, that are resulting in a negative perspective.

Focusing more into depth on the poor conditions manual labor people work in, with numerous issues revolving the negative components in this chosen field of work.

25 April 2018

My parents work very hard to keep my family financially stable. They both work for the law and their jobs take time and effort. I think physically and psychologically it isn’t like working for Amazon or other large companies. It is more about what it took them to get there instead. Their jobs reflect how well they can write, work with others, and learn more about how the law works.  My father works as a civil lawyer, and my mom works as a detective in worker’s compensation. It is more about their skill set they learned to become this specific career, not as much like in the working wage article. However, both of these jobs are not considered easy, they are quite difficult and require a lot of mental effort.  My family is considered a Middle Class family, and they have worked very hard to provide me with an education as well as my older sister.

April 18th


This is the article I chose,

Results from our sample of homeless individuals indicate that Orange County’s homeless population is de ned largely by the following characteristics:

  • They are mainly long-term OC residents, with 68% of the 252 homeless surveyed having lived in the county for 10 years or longer
  • They are predominately US-born individuals (90%)
  • non-Hispanic White (47%), male (57%) and live alone (67%)
  • The major factors precipitating homelessness in our sample (in order of frequency of mention) are:
    • Securing or retaining jobs with sustainable wages (40%)
    • Finding or retaining affordable housing, including evictions and foreclosures (36%)
    • Family issues, which include domestic violence, family dysfunction, relationship dissolution and death of a family member (28%)
    • Alcohol and/or drugs (22%)
    • Mental health (17%)
    • Physical health (13%)
    • Release from jail/prison (7%)

March 26th

In all of my classes we learn about the basis of how social class, culture, traditions, values and beliefs have created a large effect on how are lives are today. Learning about these topics improve my knowledge on how these factors work in our daily lives. It is very important to listen to others around you to improve how to think when learnng about yourself. Discussing these topics in class have made me become more open and understanding to people’s views as well. Not only do I learn more about myself as an individual but get a better understanding on why our culture is the way it is. My family has always taught me to be respectful  when it comes to race, religion, or politics so I have never been extremely one sided. The more we learn and talk about these issues, I put myself in a very open minded and accepting environment which I never got to have in highschool.

March 5th

I chose 2018 Best Colleges in California. www.usnews.com and www.niche.com. These websites supported the ranking of each school, how much the tuition is, and how many students graduated. It mainly focuses on the ranking of how hard it is to get in and how much money you have to spend to get in. It gives you the main idea of the top ranking of education and the popularity of the school It doesn’t give a very clear source of information about how the students feel or what it really is like to attend there. Mostly, just on how the school is ranked in the state of California, how many people get in, and whether it is a hard or easier school to get in with your GPA. Social media depicts schools in the most realistic form making sure the student that is debating the school knows what the main requirements you must meet in order to get in the school. Most schools in California are harder to get into because of the popularity rate of higher GPA students rather than students who are involved in the extra curriculum with a lower GPA. These schools inform you of the basic requirements you need to be within in order to be accepted, not really focusing on the education programs or classes you can be a part of.

March 2nd

Leo, Will, and Madison

I personally can relate to the last picture because it relates to how my family celebrates Thanksgiving and traditional meals. Both of my partners felt that they couldn’t really relate to the American culture of a Thanksgiving meal. Celebrating freedom was a common theme we all connected to.  Their cultures are very different from the American values of a Thanksgiving celebration. The pictures depicted keep the tradition alive throughout time and experience. My partners don’t really celebrate this holiday, but they see how it connects family through holiday traditions.

February 22nd Extra Credit

In this seminar, I found it very interesting how all different cultures could come together and relate on a common level. Usually, awkward experiences can bond people together in some situations. Each four of the speakers could talk about the uncomfortable experiences they had moving to America from their country. Each of them came from a very diverse culture where their lives had different values, beliefs, and traditions. The most common challenge they all faced was the language barrier. Communication is something we take for granted, but when you are in a foreign country you might not be able to walk right up to someone and express yourself. Trying to find normal health care or simple life essentials. Additionally, this goes for everyone trying to blend into the community and fitting in was also a bit harder for all of them. As an end result, they are all doing something really important with their lives and the big change was worth it. I think they all had an influential effect on me by reminding me to step out of my boundaries and take risks. I really enjoyed spending time listening to what they each had to say and get more insight on their lives as foreigners.

February 26th, 2018

Eating Habits

My family isn’t very diverse when it comes to food choices. My dad is from Scotland yet he doesn’t conform to the Scottish culture of food. On random occasions, he will cook us a traditional Scottish breakfast, but that doesn’t mean he surrounds all of his meals with his Scottish heritage. My family enjoys eating at restaurants that are close to where we live, very normal food selections such as pasta, salads, pizza, sometimes Japanese food. We don’t really focus on the social norm when it comes to food, we try healthier options but we enjoy eating well. Both of my parents work, and my mom doesn’t like to cook as much anymore. Ever since door dash and post mates came out they frequently order food and enjoy the simpler and quicker process. We are a pretty average family when it comes to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nothing really sets us aside in a cultural aspect by what we chose to eat.