Almost anyone who’s owned an iPhone has summoned Siri accidentally. Although it seems innocent, your phone had to listen to your every word to pick out “Hey Siri.” If your phone or “personal assistant” is listen
Angela, I agree so much with what you’re saying. Positivity is a mindset. Although not scientific, it can still effect our lives day to day. We can take a load off of ourselves by not letting things out of our reach weigh us down. Being open minded literally opens us up so much more than embracing negativity and barriers.
Your story was amazing Nicolette. I respect what you went through, and the sentiments you learned and are telling us right now are very important. We are all worthy of our own, and each other’s respect no matter who we are or what we’ve been through.
There are many problems that arise from the topic of lowering the drinking age. Since 1984, the drinking age of the United States was 18. Lowering the drinking age back down to 18 would pose some problems, but
Hi Anthony, I enjoyed reading your post. I thought that you made many good points, and did a wonderful job looking at both sides of this argument. I personally see both sides as well. There could be many positive as well as negatives that could come out of this change in law.
Anthony, I think you brought acrosss very good points in your essay. Drinking for many kids is a “forbidden fruit” which makes some want to drink even more just for the feeling of rebellion. If the drinking age were to be lowered or if more parents exposed their children to alcohol then maybe their children wouldn’t feel the need to binge drink in spite of rebellion.
Anthony, I believe you strongly explained both the negatives and the positives of lowering the drinking age. I am torn between because both sides have very strong points to them. I think parents helping teach their kids about alcohol could help whether or not the law is changed.
I like your description of your strong connection with your family and God, Jadyn. I feel like some people seem to disconnect with there parents and God in high school and college, so its great that you’re very close to them.
I agree with your description of America’s freedom. We as a culture are very rich with differing viewpoints, which allows us to get input from every side of the political spectrum. This is what makes us really free.
I agree with you Jenniffer, I believe uniqueness is important for each person to have. Our differences are what make each of us ourselves. Its important that we don’t try to fill anyone else’s shoes and live the way we want.
I think this post is very interesting. You describe anxiety so well, I feel like it helps people connect with what your saying. “You know that feeling you get standing on stage about to read your speech in front of 100 people? The sweaty hands you get. That is anxiety!” This helped me connect to the anxiety you were talking about throughout the…[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.