Archive for October, 2010

Service Club

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 28, 2010 by chasemor

Last year, the Service Club was started at FRA.  Members plan service projects at various organizations and attempt to help the community and represent FRA.  I joined this club recently, and our first project was to go to the Second Harvest Food Bank last night to pack bags for their “Backpack” Program.  The bags we packed will go to teachers at schools around Nashville to distribute to kids who don’t get enough to eat on the weekends.  Only about 12 of us could make it last night, but we still had a lot of fun.  I love serving others and I’m looking forward to more projects in the future.  Here are some pictures from last night.

Juniors!

 

Mini Assembly Line

Everyone with all the boxes we filled with bags for the kids

Umm What’s the First Amendment..?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 21, 2010 by chasemor

We may not realize it, but the First Amendment to the Constitution is extremely important to American society.  It is the reason we are able to have freedom of religion, speech, and press, and the right to peacefully assemble and petition the government.  More than likely, a plethora of Americans is ignorant of the significance of this Amendment.

Without it, we couldn’t speak out about things we believed in, or practice any religion we wanted to.  To me, freedom of speech is the most important right protected by this amendment.  Although there are restrictions on this right, including obscenity, it is still crucial to American society.  We don’t seem to realize how different our society would be without the freedom of speech–our opinions and beliefs would be severely hindered, at least in the public aspect.  We should be truly thankful to the writers of the Bill of Rights, because without it, we would lack many rights that today seem vital to our society and culture.

Finally Fall!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 14, 2010 by chasemor

Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year.  I love the cool, jean-wearing weather and all of the beautiful Autumn colors.  I love all of the orange, red, and yellow trees lining the streets and the leaves covering the ground.  I always look forward to this time of year, and I love taking pictures of the beauty of fall.  The other day I was playing around with settings on my camera and found the perfect white-balance setting that made my photographs of an orange tree in my yard so much more vibrant than on the automatic setting.  I hope to experiment some more as more trees begin to change.  Here are some of the pictures I took–let me know what you think! 🙂

 

Pretty tree in my front yard

A Close-Up

Try searching “autumn” on flickr.com.  There are some great photos from photographers around the world.

 

200,000 Fonts to Choose From?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2010 by chasemor

In our world today, technology is the obviously the main source for communication, entertainment, and information.  With advancing technology, even such seemingly unimportant details as fonts have become vital to design.  BBC’s article about the importance of fonts, “Do typefaces really matter?”, demonstrates how people react to certain fonts in items they read.  Some people can’t even enjoy a movie because they’re focusing so much on the fonts.  Many people disliked the hit-movie Avatar because of the font of the subtitles.  Although I agree that fonts are important, I wouldn’t let a font influence my opinion of a movie.  I do think that they are important for websites, magazines, books, etc.

I really don’t like fonts such as Times New Roman and Arial that are overly simple and boring.  They seem to make whatever I’m reading less interesting.

 

Times New Roman...

 

One of my favorite fonts is pretty plain, though.  If I had to choose a very plain, readable font, I would pick Century Gothic.  I like that it is sans serif.

 

Century Gothic

 

I also like Broadway for titles or larger font sizes. It’s pretty plain and easy to read, but it’s still fun.

 

Broadway