• Though the ways humans attack the ocean may be endless most people turn a blind eye. Dan Brayton, in his essay blah blah blah, discusses his concerns on the way we are treating our ocean. Brayton, along with other

    • Annika,
      Your article on the issues with pollution in our oceans was very well written and captured my attention. We need to make improvements for collecting pollutants in an efficient matter. We use the oceans water supply everyday and in order to keep it clean this message must be spread. Thank you for your post!

    • Hi Annika,

      Great post! I recently researched a similar topic, about micro plastic pollution of oceans and lakes. The effects of the tiny man made plastics are unbelievable, and although we cannot clean up all the waters, we can work to inform others to prevent the problem from getting worse. If your interested, I posted about the problem on my page:)

      –Naomi

    • We cannot have life without our Oceans, if we don’t take care of our oceans then we are not taking care of ourselves! This article/post is a great reminder.

  • With this post it makes me wonder what makes something 2D vs 3D. I always thought of 3D as the movies constituting the glasses. Might you mean digital animation? Very interesting topic though, I wonder what you will find.

  • I’m not positive if my last comment on this went through so here we are again. I think it would be interesting to try veganism for a while but I don’t think that I could stand it for too long, ice cream is too good. It would also be interesting to look at the cost of being a vegan and how much more they need to spend at the grocery store. It may…[Read more]

  • The hot topic of the human race’s impact on the Earth is our endless litter found in the water ways, though this is one major impact it is not the only. With human being’s extravagant use of carbon we are altering

    • Word! The ocean is in serious trouble and it’s all our fault. There is an entire world under the sea and we are ruining it. The ocean is so important to earth and if we destroy it I don’t think mother nature will be too happy. Don’t quote me on this but my aunt told be about how mass fish farming is pumping tons of icky chemicals into the ocean. I don’t know if you need it but it’s something else that could support your argument.

    • Annika I think this topic is really cool. Lots of people know about the pollution of our atmosphere but not many people think about it’s effects on the ocean. Good job!

  • This is a very hot topic lately. I think the medical side of the arguement may also be beneficial to look at. I wasn’t aware that laws indicated whether the marijuana could be dried or not.

  • I find this topic to be very interesting. Nowadays you always hear about the Salem Witch Trails and know the general story but I have never thought to look deeper into the topic. I wonder if the hysteria in Salem spread to other cities too.

  • Human kind is constantly assaulting the ocean and those that live in it. We pollute our waters with chemicals, garbage, oil, and sewage and the ocean has no way to fight back. Many of the marine life is in danger

  • I agree with Katelyn. Also you may want to take into account the fact that people may not notice their aggressive behaviors or see that what people may not have diagnosed their depression. Other than that this is a very interesting subject to look into .

  • With Christmas fast approaching long-standing traditions begin to show their faces. As I type my family is whipping up endless batches of cookies while “A Muppets Christmas Carol” plays in the background. Just day

    • I really like this post in that it fits the season and puts me in the Christmas mood, but I can’t help but notice one thing. Today is a Monday, and most high schoolers go to school on Monday, so I wonder why it is that you would be at home listening to Christmas music while your parents are baking cookies… interesting.

    • Annika, I feel that Ryan brings up an interesting point. Either way, I am glad that you are feeling the Christmas spirit. Cookies are my favorite so don’t be afraid to share.

    • Annika,
      Trevor and Ryan’s comments are irrelevant your actual post. I appreciate your post on Christmas tradition. It’s nice to see how you enjoy tradition and really understand the meaning of family, including family tradition. I have many christmas traditions as well with my family. Sometimes we overlook the true meaning of Christmas and it’s nice to see you recognize it is a time to gather with family and be grateful for what we have. Well done.

    • Annika, I absolutely loved this post! It is getting me in the Christmas spirit, and makes me realize that it truly is “the most wonderful time of the year”, even if some Scrooges try to ruin it for you…coughTrevorandRyancough

    • Hi Annika,

      You have a great writing style! Your descriptions were nicely put and painted a nice picture. I can relate to the Christmas cookies and songs. My family also shares many traditions such as decorating together. I think traditions really bring families together and I hope to create more as I get older. You seem like you really have summarizing down. I am trying to work on that. Do you have any tips?

      -Emily

  • Nice angle of being a ski bum! I know all about the syndrome. I would advise looking over your paper next time for grammar and spelling issues. Other than that I know the pains of expensive skiing and it hurts me too. I would suggest if you are an avid skier to get a season pass early in the year to get it at its best prices! I also think that the…[Read more]

  • Hey! I am very curious about what your research finds. Are you looking for any certain correlations? What prompted this questioning? I hope your research paper goes as planned and you find some good stuff. This is a very big issue and in need of more people concerned about it.

  • Heck yeah, Michelle Obama! I totally agree but after all her time in the White House she may be ready for a little breather. I like the poem. On the second to last line you say man though which kind of diverges from Michelle being president. Other than that sweet poem, I like the idea and execution!

  • Annika commented on the post, Rice Pudding 2 years, 10 months ago

    I really enjoyed the senses you appealed to in your poem. I could almost taste my mom’s rice pudding with the first line. I found it to be an interesting choice to put the words rice pudding in parenthesis. I was a little thrown to read the poem with the title that it is to not be all about rice pudding. I found the essay more to be about you…[Read more]

  • Hello Martin,
    I agree with your piece and am shocked to hear that people do drugs at school! This seems very detrimental to the entire flow of school, leading to making yourself not totally there when you are supposed to be furthering your knowledge. I have yet to hear about this “black market” in the school place you are speaking of. I am…[Read more]

  • Hello Caleb,
    I agree that sometimes political correctness is sometimes taken too seriously. I do not agree on how you went about supporting this claim and the examples you used to support the claim. The way you worded these examples makes me wonder if you ever even thought about being in anyone else’s shoes. Your steps to support were harsh and…[Read more]

  • Olivia and Profile picture of AnnikaAnnika are now friends 2 years, 11 months ago

  • Lily and Profile picture of AnnikaAnnika are now friends 2 years, 11 months ago

  • You seem very passionate about this subject, it may help help get your point across if you put more love into your work by perhaps reading it through for correct grammar. Other than that I see a whole new point of view on the subject. I would also like if you cited your sources allowing us, the reader, to further research if felt so inclined. Keep…[Read more]

  • Annika commented on the post, Finesse 2 years, 11 months ago

    I have never really thought this deeply about finesse. What you are saying makes very good sense and I agree. I hope people see me as full of finesse! Do you see yourself as finesse-ful?

  • Hillary Clinton’s believes that costs shouldn’t be a barrier for those who are to attend school. Some ways she is hoping to make this dream a reality is through having states invest in education, community col

    • Thanks Annika I’ll use these tips I the future. Good writing too by the way. Your piece was well crafted and expertly organized.

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