In a society where mass shootings have become somewhat of a normal occurrence, it seems like a no-brainer to implement increased surveillance in an attempt to minimize casualties and maximize safety; but is it
I enjoyed your argument Abby, but one thing I found a bit off setting was your idea of mass shootings or other events as the “norm” kind of makes your argument seem insensitive or apathetic. Might’ve just been the way I read your post, but I think your writing is very good beside my earlier comment.
The story you shared is the picture of the American dream. I’m so happy that you and your family were given the opportunity to live the U.S. and hopefully have a better future. Reading this, helped me realize how other people haven’t been given the same opportunities as I have and to be grateful for what I’ve been given. This is a…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing your story. Your story gives a personal perspective on anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Reading your narrative also helped me to understand how experiences at a young age can shape you for the rest of your life. It was really inspiring hearing how you were able to overcome obstacles especially when you…[Read more]
A prevalent issue across the nation is the legalization of medical marijuana. In Utah, many people recognize this issue as Proposition 2 in this years midterm election. Proposition 2 allows people with conditions
Your point of view is very interesting, I think solidifying a philosophy would not only benefit the teacher, but it might also clarify many things for the student. “Diversity is important to me because it is who we are as a country. When I look around I can find someone of every gender, race, religion, ethnicity, etc.” I really enjoyed this point…[Read more]
Your point of view on the separation of church and state is very intriguing. I really liked how you referenced Utah in your argument, not only because it validates your argument but it also, for those living in Utah, it is very relatable. In my opinion, even though the idea of the separation of church and state is a valid concept, I don’t think it…[Read more]
Your story about your upbringing is very unique. I really like how you capitalize on your diversity and how your experiences have shaped you as a person. However, I would suggest transition between the second and the third paragraph, because I was unclear about how it connects to the rest of your story. I think you should also go into more detail…[Read more]
I don’t play soccer either, but every time I watch soccer I am amazed by the amount of skill it takes to merely participate in the game. I liked how you mentioned the simplicity of soccer but also capitalized on how complex it is. Here is an article about the physical benefits of soccer. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100406093524.htm
Thank you for providing such valuable insight on what you value in America. I agree that our free speech, press, and religion are the most valuable rights that, we as Americans, are granted. Our diverse opinions and backgrounds are a large factor as to why our country is organized in the way that it is. Here is a link that you might like,…[Read more]
Reading this post about you was really eye opening. It allowed me to realize that people aren’t what they seem on the outside. When you said, “I don’t reach for the stars i reach for the sky” did you mean that you don’t feel that you have the ability to go above and beyond or did you mean something else? Overall, your piece was really enjoyable a…[Read more]
When you mention, “We as a nation should work to remove the stigma of addiction so people are less scared to get help” is a very powerful idea and it adds a more personal tone to your argument as a whole. How would you suggest that we, as a society work to remove this stigma and how much of an impact do you think this would have on the epidemic as…[Read more]
An issue that raises a large amount of concern among society is the legalization of prostitution. Despite the fact that prostitution is a profession that arguably devalues the human body, many people view it as
This was one of the most interesting debates in modern society. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions to exist, but has always had the stigma of being an unclean and dirty profession. I wonder what caused you to look deeper into this topic. It is very interesting and how you think this topic affects society. I found a pro and con website on the topic of legalizing prostitution (https://nyln.org/6-principal-pros-and-cons-of-legalizing-prostitution) and it listed many of the reasons you mentioned. This reminded of me a documentary I saw about a large brothel in India. There, the practice is legal. However, the conditions the workers were in seemed just as dirty and unsanitary as working a street corner. I am already very interested in this topic. If you were to add more information of the pros and cons, I will definitely come back and read more.
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.