The Theory of Everything Review

The beginning of this movie begins looking like a problem free movie where two people fall in love and live happily ever after. Spoiler alert, this isn’t the case. This is a real love story with the inspirational lead character portraying a young Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with motor neurone disease while being in an era where facilities and support for the disabled are nonexistent, and a wife under no circumstances giving up on him. 10/10

Piedmont Parking Struggle is Real

“With only 1,079 students enrolled on the main Demorest campus, we’re able to give students the personal attention and guidance they need.” – Piedmont College

But unfortunately if we are not able to get to class in time because of the ridiculously low amount of parking, how can we succeed?

There are multiple main buildings that students must get to for our classes. This includes: the Swanson Center, Daniel Hall, Stewart Hall, Camp Hall, and the Mize. One parking lot and a one-way street is all they provide us when trying to get to the main part of campus. Now imagine 1,079 students fighting for the 35 or so spots they have. It isn’t a pretty picture.

Some of us who drive there and end up not having a parking spot risk the chance of getting a parking ticket by parking in the “red lots.” These lots are strictly for professors. But the amount of professors is not even a quarter of the amount of students.

Piedmont does provide some transportation. One Van. Just one van that holds seven for more than 1,000 students. It rides around campus offering people rides, but if you’re on the opposite side of campus the chance of seeing that van is slim to none.

Some may ask, “ The campus is small, and why don’t you just walk?”

Which is a great idea, but in some situations it’s not feasible. If your first class ends at 8:50 a.m. and your next class is at 9 a.m. on the other side of campus, there is no way you’re going to make it walking with five heavy textbooks in your bookbag.

The only logical thing to do to fix this problem is for Piedmont to make more available parking lots. Let’s fix this problem and make sure our education is never missed again.

The Ending is just the Beginning

It’s like drowning standing up… but with no water. Like having a million negative voices in your head all telling you something different. “ You aren’t pretty.” “ You look like a slump.” “You will never make it anywhere.” “No one even likes you.” They are so loud that it could drown out even the most powerful thoughts.

There’s a name for all this. It’s a crappy, disgusting word that no one likes to ever hear from a doctor. “ You have depression.” And in your head you are saying “No shit Sherlock.” “ Are you going to harm yourself or others?” I love this question because I wonder how stupid these people truly are. “If I were do you think I would tell you? Let me give you a hint, HELL NO”. From there on I had felt like my life was going to be one big fat AA meeting, “ Hi my name’s Durden and I am depressed.”

Little did I know it would be much, much worse. People look at you as if you’re going to break every time you breathe; they talk to you like you are from a foreign country and all you really want is to go lay in bed until this “sickness” of what they call “depression” is over.

But unfortunately, that isn’t how it works. Day after day is a struggle in itself. Am I going to cry today? Am I going to eat today because food just makes me want to throw up? Is something going to trigger me into a meltdown? Is someone going to ask me what’s wrong again? Because if I have to explain the way I am feeling to another person, counselor, or friend I am going to absolutely lose it.

Everyone says to “just get over it” to not let certain things get to me. But if it was that simple, don’t you think I would have done that by now? No one gets it unless they’ve been through it themselves. It is like trying to communicate with an elephant, they just don’t understand. I almost feel bad for others because they don’t know how to really deal with me, but my closest family and friends know it’s better do to anything than nothing at all.

But with all of that confusion, sadness, anger and hurt comes a breath of fresh air called Time. Time seems like your worst enemy some days, but time is just what you need in that exact moment. Time heals all wounds that are meant to be healed. It is like seeing a light at the end of the never-ending tunnel, with each day you get better, stronger and happier.

The days where you felt like you couldn’t survive seems like a past life. The nights where you cried yourself to sleep seem like a distant memory. The days of wondering whom you were going to lose next turns into a whom am I going to meet next.

The ending was just the beginning of something crazy and beautiful. The beautiful thing called life. But just because you feel better one day doesn’t mean you will never have bad days. We are human. Things are meant to fall about. It is about picking up all of the parts and building them back together to make something bigger and better.

Each day we must decide if we are going to have a bad or good day. We push for a happy life, the best life, because that’s all everyone truly wants out of life, to be the happiest they can be. Eventually those voices we hear will turn into motivation to push us to be the best version of ourselves.

Prompt #3

I think Roger Ebert’s reviews we’re accurate. Lincoln’s movie tells a story, with a plot and storyline where as the Chainsaw Massacre does not. All that one was, was a lot of gross murders with the same plot as the last one. No one wants to watch a movie when there isn’t a story to be interested in. I love scary movies and I absolutely hated this movie.

As much as i do love Kesha, I will have to say the article about Taylor Swift kept me the most interested. The way the author described each one of her songs and what they represent was very interesting to read. the author also shared things that i didn’t even realize when listening to Swift’s new album. It was long but not to long, and had many breaks for me to stop and think about what I was actually reading.

Kesha’s article felt like i was reliving the concert all over again which I loved!

I do not think that the shorts reviews were effective. For the book it might have been okay but I would have liked more detail and juicy stuff for me to want to read the book, for Pink’s album I definitely think I needed more. I feel like the author only said really one thing about the album and left the rest to my imagination.

I think some of the most important traits is to make your writing interesting. If it isn’t interesting I won’t take my time to read it. Don’t use huge words to where no one knows what you’re saying but make it fun. I also think there is a happy medium when figuring out how much to write. You don’t want to write too much to where it bores the reader but you don’t want to not write enough and leave them hanging.

Over all, I loved reading all of these articles.

Prompt # 2

For this weeks editorials I felt like they all talked about students. Whether it was high school students, college students, or students who have been sexually harassed they all had to do with students. Also the editorials took what one student could be going to and related it in a way everyone could.

Last weeks articles had more to do with talking about a personal experience, but relating it into a way that you felt like you knew the person that had wrote it. Last week I had strong feelings and hurt for the girl who was separated from her family in Mexico but with these from this week it is harder to relate too. This weeks articles are also more serious than the ones from last week.

The editorial that I found most effective was about sexual assaults on campus. It is such a serious topic that most people feel uncomfortable about talking about but it needs to be talked about so people aren’t scared to come forward. I also found the article about “dumbing down high school” effective too because since going to college I feel as if high school did not prepare me for college what so ever so it was interesting to read that one.

I think personally the editorial about Twitter was the least effective for me. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I don’t think that it is going to last. As much as it says it will help take the bad things off twitter the internet always finds a way.

Prompt #1

All of these articles were all unique, some a little bit weird, but very much interesting. They all had to do with such a bigger issue than this one story they had. It could be related to so many different people, ages, religion, race, gender, ect. and I think thats what makes these articles so good.

By far I think my favorite one was the young lady who wrote about her Mexican American Dream. You could feel complete emotion through her words and made her readers (myself) feel some type of way. There are many stories like this today, and she made her story unique and let her voice be heard which is very powerful in itself. The way she did her paragraphs also flowed because it gave you a sort of way to breathe while reading it. I think the least effective column would have to be over the gun control. Gun control is very much a big issue in our country but it was just to much to keep me interested. It was way to long and he definitely could have cut some out to make it more to the point. It is good information just some information was not needed to make this such a powerful piece.

If I could ask one of these authors something I would definitely want to ask the young lady from Mexico if she has been able to see her family since writing this, and if not what she is doing to make that happen. I don’t think what she is going through is right and it for sure isn’t fair. No one should not be able to see there family just because our President “thinks” he knows what is best.

On a side not I don’t think i’ll ever be able to look at eggs the same way anymore. :/