I really like your post because it brings awareness to the air pollution in Oakland. You included good facts and links. This post inspired me to write my own post about the air pollution in Salt Lake City. Both places have bad air pollution as well as the rest of the world. Here is a link to a page about SLC’s air pollution just if…[Read more]
Air pollution is the release of pollutants from humans that cause problems for everyone’s health and the planet itself. NRDC explains that “burning fossil fuels releases gases and chemicals into the air”. This
Thank you for opening up this important conversation, I really enjoyed reading your post. I am really scared to see the outcomes of this problem. Especially when living in our valley when we see these problems at their worst. I found a source that outlines big issues and effects this might have on us in the future that I think you might be interested in. https://www.renewableresourcescoalition.org/pollution-causes-effects/
This is a very big problem that people don’t care enough about. Everyone assumes that what they do to help won’t make a difference, but if everyone in Salt Lake changed their habits, even a little bit, we can make a cleaner and healthier planet, like you said. We need to start small.
I like your post because it explains the true meaning of the love we have for our family. The “This is Not The End” book you reference sounds interesting and I may want to read it. The way you describe what you learn helps me see what I learned. Something sad is that we have to experience losing everything to truly understand our love we…[Read more]
I like your post because it relates to us since we do wear uniforms everyday to school. I had not really thought about them past not being able to express ourselves and that we don’t have the stress of picking outfits each morning so it was interesting to read other pros and cons. Here is a link to a study on school uniforms conducted…[Read more]
Wrongful convictions happen more than you may think and there are many ways that cause it. Someone who has been wrongfully convicted means that they were arrested and punished for a crime they did not commit. We
HI Audrey! This is super interesting and well thought out! You lay out the facts really well and everything you say you back up with facts. Also the topic intrigues me a lot, so thank you for educating me on that topic. Here is an article that I think you might like. https://www.innocenceproject.org/
I like your post because you share and compare the roles women have had in American and Chinese households. I agree that we should see other countries’ culture and lifestyle so that we can see what women have done to gain equal rights around the world. Here is a link to a page about women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa.…[Read more]
I like your post because it brings awareness to those who may think about changing to a vegetarian diet. You give good examples and links to reasons why people don’t change their eating habits. Here is a link to why vegetarian diets are good. https://www.vegsoc.org/info-hub/why-go-veggie/environment/ I do eat meat but if it came down to…[Read more]
The tuition for college has quadrupled and was much cheaper for older generations. American taxpayers are charging students for the payments of amenities like dorms, student centers, and athletic facilities. They
Mental health disorders are becoming more and more prevalent. They have always been a problem but more people are coming forth and saying they are being affected by them. There are so many ways that these affect
I really like what you wrote and I think its a really important discussion to have. Schools should not only be responsible for our intellectual growth but schools should be held responsible to support us in ways that grow our mental health as well which I think is being poorly done right now.
With more studies being held and the conversation of adolescent mental illness becoming more common, it would be really irresponsible for schools to push it aside.
This was a very interesting perspective to look at when it comes to the ever pressing issue of Mental health. I was extremely engaging. I found this article (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/health/oregon-mental-health-days.html )where it explains how in Utah they now recognize “Mental Health days” as excused absences meaning they are registering these disabilities as actual sicknesses that require breaks and rest.
I really like what you wrote, and I think we should really pay attention on student’s Mental health. But there’s still a lot of people doesn’t understand how important it is. I think the most important things is to give mental support, it’s should be the best way for school to solve this problem. Hope that every students can have a healthy and happy school life.
I agree with what you wrote and think it’s important to spread the awareness of what school can do to someones mental health. With more and more people bringing up the problems that are caused and problems that come from mental health we are able to help more people get the care and help they need to live a better life.
I found this article (https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Public-Policy/Mental-Health-in-Schools) that supports what you have said in your essay.
The points that are made in this article a very valid. Everybody can agree that school and family, among other things can be stressful. I really like that you support teachers really working to help students with that stress in a goal to help those susceptible to mental health issues. The point you make about how, “it’s important that schools can offer help so students will know where to go if they do want help.” is something all schools should take into consideration. All schools obviously strive to provide a good environment, but they should really make it a priority to create a safe environment in which students feel comfortable and are willing to seek help if needed. This article, https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/mental-health/school-psychology-and-mental-health/school-based-mental-health-services speaks on how it is important to provide help to students. I am interested to hear more on your thoughts regarding school and the mental health of students. I will definitely be reading future posts from you.
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