I found your background to be very interesting and shadow box to be very interesting. I thought your creation of the soccer field was very creative and looked really good. I also enjoyed reading about the different things from Mexico that you put in your box.
Dogs have accompanied mankind for thousands of years. They are known to be “man’s best friend”, helping their human counterparts with daily tasks and offering love to to their owners. But I have always wonde
Lily, I found this article to be interesting. I think many of the points that you brought up also can apply to many other countries around the world. Countries like Switzerland, Canada, and Denmark all share similar freedoms and many have more freedoms than America. Freedom allows us to function properly as a society and make the world a better place.
Tomas I thought this was a very interesting problem that doesn’t seem to be brought up very often. Not only is this construction a problem to farmers, its also a huge expense to the government, costing roughly $1.7 billion dollars. Here is an article that goes a little more in depth on the issue.…[Read more]
Aleah, I found this article to be intriguing. Community College can be a great option for many graduating high school students, but many of these colleges aren’t well equipped to help the students’ future. Here is an article that may help with solutions on the topic.…[Read more]
I found this topic very interesting and current. Racism has always been a part of American history and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. Although many of us would love to see racism to go, it will take a country wide effort to overcome racism.
Shane, this is a very interesting topic to me as well. There are so many planets that are in the “habitable zone”, but we still are unsure about other life forms. And if we ever do find other life forms, they are most likely going to be completely different than the life on Earth
In today’s world, there are millions of people that suffer with phobias, and many feel like these fears are completely arbitrary. From a fear of spiders to a fear of being buried alive on accident and waking u
This is something that I have always been very interested in. While I personally don’t have any phobias, I know people that do and this really shines a light on that. I especially liked the part where you talked about how phobias can develop from siblings or parents while growing up because I had never thought of that before. The idea of developing a phobia midway into your life is something I have never thought about. I’d love to hear more.
Alex, I have never actually thought of why we fear what we do and where our phobias come from, so I found the topic of this post very interesting. I guess it does make sense that experiences you had as a child could effect your views on something, also since you grow up and learn from just watching your parents I understand how if they have a fear for something you would grow up learning that its something to be afraid of. I think it would be really interesting to find more information on why we have random fears as well, so thank you for introducing me to this idea.
I have never actually thought of why we fear what we do and where our phobias come from, so I found the topic of this post very interesting. I guess it does make sense that experiences you had as a child could effect your views on something, also since you grow up and learn from just watching your parents I understand how if they have a fear for something you would grow up learning that its something to be afraid of. I think it would be really interesting to find more information on why we have random fears as well, so thank you for introducing me to this idea.
Alex, I think this is really interesting. I’ve never thought about where fear comes from so I like how you took the time to explain because maybe it will help make more people aware. When I think about fear I normally just think about how I have them and now why so this gave me insight into where it comes from. I’ve noticed how we pick up phobias from those around us because see how I have a lot of the same fears as my parents. I also agree with Shane, I’d love to hear more.
I’m interested in your post “The Fear Behind Phobias” because, I always wondered how and why people had fears of things that are likely never to happen. But because, of you and your source I finally understand. Lines like, “arise from a stressful or traumatic event that occurred in their childhood. Phobias can also be learnt from a child’s parents or older siblings while growing up.” I think that pretty much summarizes my belief of how I think fear happens. And how fear is such a strong feeling that can happen strictly through 1’s experiences. Your post reminds me of my personal fear of snakes as my mom shares the same fear either that or I feel uncomfortable around slithery things. With that being said, Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I feel like I can relate to it through the experiences I’ve been through and who I’ve associated with.
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