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    It is no question that we are living in a strange and difficult time right now. For the past 3 months, our whole lives have been put on pause, and the whole world has seemed to shut down. For many of us

    Making the most of things

    It is no question that we are living in a strange and difficult time right now. For the past 3 months, our whole lives have been put on pause, and the whole world has seemed to shut down....

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    • I think your mindset of focusing on what we can do instead of what we can’t do is key to getting through these tough times. We can spend all day thinking about what we’re missing out on, but the only thing we can control in this situation is our outlook on it. I like that you’re learning to build a computer because I built one a few years ago and it was an awesome experience, plus once it’s built it’s gonna be a great way to kill time. I could definitely be doing more exciting things like learning cool flips and juggling, but instead I’ve found myself playing a lot of video games. It’s nice because quarantine is a great excuse to sit inside and play Xbox for hours on end because I’m social distancing. I definitely could be learning more useful skills because like you said there are countless online resources available, but as long as what I’m doing is keeping me happy I think that’s all that matters.

    • Dear Alexander,
      I am intrigued by your post, “Making the most of things,” because I am also a senior in high school and I feel like we are in a really unique situation with not much options on what to do. I think many of us have a similar mindset as you, where all we are looking to do is push forward and get through all of this. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Taking advantage of the things we have, such as time to learn, time to spend with family, and access to so many online resources will not fix the issue or cure the world from the pandemic, but it just might make this whole experience a little bit easier.” I think this is encouraging because in a time where we find ourselves today, things can be really tough but the most important thing for us is self care and making sure we are living right. The things you listed will ensure that we are doing right, having fun, and most importantly that we are healthy. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your thoughts are similar to mine and that means I can reflect on things you may find helpful during these times and learn a lot from you.
      Ricardo

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    For my seventh source I viewed a video talking about the idea many states have to offer free public college to all people regardless of their income. This idea was strongly pressed by Bernie Sander’s 2016

    Free College May Not Be The Best Idea

    For my seventh source I viewed a video talking about the idea many states have to offer free public college to all people regardless of their income. This idea was strongly pressed by Bernie Sander's 2016 presidential campaign....

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    • Hi alex! I agree with what you said in your article and how no matter if it is free to the public, it is going to cost people millions somewhere. College is a very important part of our educational lives and if we hesitate on going we lose that opportunity. It would be amazing if we are able to make it free, but it is 100000000% unlikely that it will happen.

      Thanks!

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    Juan,

    Firstly the title is definitely one that catches people’s attention. Secondly, I really enjoyed your input on the topic. It is undeniably an issue that arises in modern society. Many of the games that are released receive the mature rating. I don’t believe that violent video games cause players to act in violent fashions. In fact…Read More

  • Carter,

    I agree with you. I am a person who needs to listen to music while I do homework. Otherwise I lose interest and struggle focusing. That said I believe the “is music beneficial” argument is subjective, and it varies person to person. It appears you agree when you stated, “Listening to music is also not helpful for everyone as well,…Read More

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    My next three sources I annotated really added to my knowledge on the issue of student loan debt. Currently student loan debt is the second highest debt other than mortgage debt. However with the constantly

    How Can We Help Students Pay for School?

    My next three sources I annotated really added to my knowledge on the issue of student loan debt. Currently student loan debt is the second highest debt other than mortgage debt. However with the constantly increasing cost...

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    • Hey Alex, I think that the student loan debt crisis is such a fascinating and important issue. Especially since I am going to college next year, student loans and the expenses of college have been plaguing my mind. I had not previously considered the emotional tolls being in debt can take on college students. It is extremely disheartening that some students are missing out on their college experiences and getting lower grades due to their looming student loan debt. Have you heard of the new budget President Trump proposed earlier this week? If not, you should check out this article https://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-trumps-budget-plan-would-mean-for-your-student-loa-1841637438. This change in policy could make the situation even worse by cutting back on federal aid. I look forward to reading more from you on this topic and am eager to see your proposed solution for this issue.
      Sincerely,
      Amaia Horyna

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