These students could have been out on the streets vandalizing property and causing trouble, but instead they were doing something fun, artistic and educational. Yes, educational! They learned to use the equipment to shoot the video, edit it and record the music for it. They had to film, direct, find actors/dancers and write words for the video.
I am certain there were many other things they learned while making the video too.
Some people might not like the music that went along with the video but that is OK. We don't have to like everything everyone else likes in our society. This is one thing that makes America a great country.
This video was featured on WSAZ News and on VH-1. It was a top three finalist on the VH-1 program. It didn't come in first place, but was given praise from VH-1. Obviously, other people outside our community thought these teenagers were doing something good.
I feel they made a great video. I hope the negativity expressed by some people won't discourage them from making more videos. I look forward to the next one.
Wonderful job, Sean Gowdy, Chase Scott and all the students who worked on “Portsmouth Back.”
Concepcion deserves to be in MLB Hall of Fame
The voters of the MLB Hall of Fame must be blind.
How can one player, say Ozzie Smith, be in the hall but another player, say Dave Concepcion, with almost identical numbers as a player if not better, not be elected?
It doesn't make sense.
In another case of blindness, I'm sure Mark McGwire was kept out because of the steroid saga. Yet, all through the steroid saga, I'm hearing steroids don't improve hand-eye coordination but they do make you heal faster.
So put 1 and 1 together and I would say that maybe Cal Ripken (2,600 and some straight games) who was just inducted might be just as guilty as McGwire but slipped under the radar.
That's all mostly theory, but Dave Concepcion not being in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame is a crime of stupidity and that's all fact.