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    Paying for college or a trade school is no easy task. I know that college is pretty expensive, even community college. In my case, I want to attend a cosmetology school named Aveda after I finish with Austin

    The Future Me

    Paying for college or a trade school is no easy task. I know that college is pretty expensive, even community college. In my case, I want to attend a cosmetology school named Aveda after I finish with Austin Community...

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    I recently read the article, “I’ve Talked with Teenage Boys about Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know,” written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of the

    Boys Need to Listen

    I recently read the article, "I've Talked with Teenage Boys about Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don't Know," written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of the popular novel Speak....

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    • Ana,

      Your article is very eye opening. You’ve offered points and insight to the conversation in ways that I had not considered before. By saying, “I do not think the topic of rape and sexual assault is really talked about in a way that teaches boys what is right and wrong,” you demonstrated how you have clearly though about the issues of the educational system and a contributor to the issue. I completely agree with this statement, as well as all of the others that you included. It was very smart of you to use the book Speak as an example, as I have read that novel and think that its thesis relates perfectly to your article.

      I can’t wait to see where you continue your research and writing!

    • Your article was particularly well written, which made me notice this problem again. Both boys’ educational awareness of sexual assault and their understanding of sexual assault are lacking.
      (https://www.rainn.org/articles/sexual-assault-men-and-boys) This website has written a lot of knowledge about sexual assault, which can give you more ideas.

    • Hello Ana. You did an amazing job on this article. I believe that sexual assault is a huge problem, especially in America today. I have friends that have been sexually assaulted and it really messed them up. I believe that teaching young boys that no means no could help the issue because some simply do not understand. I looked up ways to help stop sexual assault and harassment. One of the best ways to stop this harassment is to simply tell people about it when it happens to you. Bringing attention to the problem is a good way to help get it resolved. http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/svaw/harassment/explore/5prevention.htm This source shows what we can do in the positions we are in. It shows what to do if it happens to you, a friend, or someone you know. I think it could be a big help if you wanted to continue research on this topic.

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    My name is Ana, I am a student at Lanier GPA High School in Austin Texas. I am 16 years old born on July 19, 2002. One thing that everybody should know about me is that I care for everybody that is in my life

    Austin Forever

    My name is Ana, I am a student at Lanier GPA High School in Austin Texas. I am 16 years old born on July 19, 2002. One thing that everybody should know about me is that I care for...

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    • Ana, I completely agree neighborhood safety is important. In addition to the neighborhood and the police that you mentioned, is there anything that you feel would improve the safety around your school and home more so? I also think that is really cool that at your school you have a space to be open and talk about yourself. That sounds like a great outlet to have.

    • Ana, I thought it was really amazing how you discussed neighborhood safety. I don’t think enough people acknowledge how lucky they are to be in a safe area or try to make that a possibility for other. I agree with you that the children in our lives (I have two younger brothers) deserve to be safe. This article (https://www.safewise.com/blog/8-simple-ways-make-neighborhood-safer-place/) talks about different ways to make your neighborhood safer. I really enjoyed reading it and hope you do too!

    • Hi Ana,
      I agree that neighborhood safety is very important and is not talked about enough.I grew up in a relatively safe area where I could play outside and go bike-riding with my brother. You writing made me think about how lucky I am to live in an area where that is possible. I also think it is really awesome that your school encourages a positive outlet for you to express yourself!
      I look forward to reading more of your writing,
      Maggie

    • hi Ana i have
      also lived in Austin my whole life and i also believe that you should feel save where you live.

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