Alex Pacheco's Inner Most Thoughts

No More Books
October 29, 2010, 4:13 pm
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This article highlights the Denver University library and how they are removing over 140,000 books from their shelves. They are deciding to go more technology based and have more room for computers and space for people to discuss readings over technology. They will have stations for people to hook up their nooks or ipads to docks to electronically “check out” books from the library. They will have more outlets for computers to stay charged for research and papers. The space created will open up the library and make it more interactive friendly. The books being replaced will be stored in the basement or transferred to other libraries or book stores. I am indecisive on how I feel about this move. I do believe after being in college that sometimes you cannot just make a book electronic to get the same meaning. Hopefully they have computers in the library that contain encyclopedias and other information that can easily be printed off. With everyone needing instant gratification in today’s society the move doesn’t surprise me.

Governor Brandstad
October 15, 2010, 4:37 pm
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Governor Brandstad continued his tour across the state of Iowa by making a quick stop at Morningside College. A full auditorium room listened carefully to the former Governor and then participated in a question and answer session that was more question than answer.

The former Governor on more than one occasion went to political answer of, “I’ll leave that up to the voter.” The questions that had direct answers were given that simple answers but other thoughts lacked details.

Although the crowd was mainly the older generation making sure their money was in good hands the questions that the few students asked were not answered well at all. The Governor stayed very close to his own agenda.

The meeting quickly ended with a rather uncanny ability of the middle part of the audience to begin clapping in unison and Governor Brandstad is on to continue his journey of visiting every college in Iowa.

I’m feelin’ hot hot hot
October 15, 2010, 4:28 pm
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It seems Sioux City is not the only city in America feeling unusually hot temperatures. Holy smokes it’s GLOBAL WARMING! That Al Gore is a genius. The article I read says Denver is poised to break a heat record of 82 degrees set in 1932 today by having a projected temperature of 84. I wonder if the topic of global warming came up in 1932 when it 82 degrees? The farmers here have absolutely loved this temperature this season and most are projecting finishing the harvest up to a month ahead of schedule. This time last year we were already hunkering down for winter as more than an inch total had fallen and it was rainy and cold daily. This year windows are still down and the jackets have yet to come out of boxes in the attic. Now while I agree I am enjoying the hot weather still, I wonder if this means that this winter may be the worst yet. All the way up until this hot October everyone said that this winter would be much worse than the last. Is Winter saving it all up for an epic performance of snow and ice? We will all have to wait and see. I have a round of golf to play. And yes it is the middle of October.

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