*What are the typical problems facing teens today?
- The typical problems that teens may be facing today are most likely getting bullied by others that are “superior” to them, teens using illicit drugs, for example, marijuana and heroin. Most teens would also go through a mental disorder called depression, in simpler terms, the person that has this disorder is often always sad every day.
*What is wrong with saying, “What’s wrong with teens today?”
- Nothing is wrong when someone states “What’s wrong with teens today” because they are most likely just not used to what teens are doing today compared to their past lives as teenagers somewhere between the 70’s-90’s or even year 2000.
*How are you better and brighter than your parents’ generation?
- I am better and brighter than my parents’ generation in the past because I wouldn’t get bullied by others very often compared to my parents, that is if they were bullied once in their life. Another reason may be technology, this has made many people around the world have easier lives, but the disadvantage of having them is mostly anonymous people/teens are cyber-bullying others.
*How are the troubled students in more trouble than those of your parents’ generation?
- In the present day, they are more troubling than the generation of my parents because students today are mostly distracted because of phones, any other tech that may lead them away from their work. But in the past years, students never had any good technology that may distract them or lead them away from important work that may get them good grades soon.
*When did women get to vote in Canada? The U.S.A.?
- In Canada, the Canadian women were able to vote in elections during 1916. But in the U.S.A, the American Women were able to vote in elections during 1920.
*Have you ever “Left your campsite better than you found it”?
- In this age, I have never “left my campsite better than I have found it” but I was able to support someone attempting to leave the “campsite” better than we have found it.
*“Connect the dots.” What does that mean in your school?
- In my school, this possibly means that people may need to find some important concepts and make them fit into a “bigger picture.” In other terms, this means to build our community together, to not push others away, but bring them in, and make it a great school where new kids would feel like home.
*How many times could you listen to “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone?
- I would listen only 1 time, on “special” occasions (depression, no hope maybe?) probably two just in case.
*Do you know an adult that believes in you more than you believe in yourself?
- Yes, adults like my family members, father, mother, grandparents, and even my uncle and aunts. If I think that I can’t do a task, these adults will be able to support me anytime.
*Do you know someone you believe in more than they believe in themselves?
- Yes, classmates and other friends in the school, I believe that they can get higher grades and better lives in the future soon. Even if it may not seem like it, but I always will have a feeling that many people that are in my class today will be successful in the future.
*What is a “Happy Camper”? How can you spot them?
- A “Happy Camper” in terms means that they are people that that believe in what they themselves are able to do, along with other people close to them.
*What is the pledge of the “Happy Camper”?
- After watching Mark Schrenbroich’s show about being a “happy camper” and talking about a pledge, this means that we should always be happy and positive around others.
*How will you know you are a “Happy Camper”?
- I will know that I am a happy camper by leaving some “campsites” better than I have found it, always being positive around others and making new students coming to our “campsites” feel like home to them.