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    Social media is engineered to bolster existing opinions to the point of extremity. However, social media is filled with so many biases and extreme opinions that in has significant influence over

    Social Media Makes People Change their Mind- Sources for Explanatory Essay

    Now Comment Social media is engineered to bolster existing opinions to the point of extremity. However, social media is filled with so many biases and extreme opinions that in has significant influence over peoples' political views. Democrats and Republicans...

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    Social media has become even more popular than traditional news sources for receiving information. The concerns over fake news from traditional sources send people running to social media but that

    Public attitudes toward political engagement on social media- Source Explanatory Essay

    Now Comment Social media has become even more popular than traditional news sources for receiving information. The concerns over fake news from traditional sources send people running to social media but that doesn't guarantee it's better.  Social media has changed...

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    • Hi Ari! This is an interesting topic. When you said “The concerns over fake news from traditional sources send people running to social media but that doesn’t guarantee it’s better”, I found that to be very interesting and true. Keep up the good writing!

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    Social media has become a new source for political information but it’s very informal and has even fewer rules for information presented than traditional news. This makes it dangerous for media

    News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017- Source Explanatory Essay

    Now Comment Social media has become a new source for political information but it's very informal and has even fewer rules for information presented than traditional news. This makes it dangerous for media manipulations. Social media is convienient for news...

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    • I agree with you that social media is not always reliable, but it is easy to access and pretty prevalent in our everyday lives. I would be curious to know your thought on people of power (president, etc) having social media accounts: positive or negative

    • I have noticed an increase in friends using Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and other forms of social media as their only news sources. It has become commonplace for teens to get news from the apps they already use 24/7 and ditch the newspaper, TV, and even online sources altogether. I also agree that it is very dangerous that social media as a main source of news is becoming more prevalent. While social media gives a quick glance at current events, it in no way, shape, or form covers the news thoroughly or accurately enough.

    • Ari,
      This topic is very interesting to me and I did similar research on one of my youth voices posts. It is a little frightening to believe that people with such a big following can use their social media platforms to manipulate thousands of people. Here’s the post: https://www.youthvoices.live/2019/04/15/how-celebrities-use-social-media-to-manipulate-followers/

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    Media manipulation most commonly if affected by individual unconscious biases that have been supported through social media as well as traditional political socialization. Bias is a serious

    Unconscious Bias- Making Millions from Theory

    Now Comment Media manipulation most commonly if affected by individual unconscious biases that have been supported through social media as well as traditional political socialization. Bias is a serious concern when it comes to media manipulation because social media is...

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    This source gives examples of how celebrities can partake in political media manipulation tactics through social media.  Social media is most popular in Gen Z, so it maintains significant

    How Taylor Swift, Snapchat, And Millennial Marketers Are Changing The Political Game- Source for Explanatory Essay

    NowComment This source gives examples of how celebrities can partake in political media manipulation tactics through social media.  Social media is most popular in Gen Z, so it maintains significant political influence over the youth and subsequently the next...

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    • I wrote about a similar topic. It is interesting to see the way social media influencers are able to manipulate their audience.

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    I’m changing my topic to be mass media political manipulation.

    Ebsco Source: “Do Mass Media Influence the Political Behavior of Citizens.” The Guide to Winning Elections, 26 Nov. 2013, gui

    Mass Media and Political Manipulation

    I'm changing my topic to be mass media political manipulation. Ebsco Source: “Do Mass Media Influence the Political Behavior of Citizens.” The Guide to Winning Elections, 26 Nov. 2013, guidetowinningelections.com/do-mass-media-influence-the-political-behavior-of-citizens/. “One must not forget another interesting fact about...

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    • Hi Ari! I find this topic fascinating. We are influenced by so many things around us, especially our technology and media. It makes me wonder whether we are ever truly thinking for ourselves, which is kind of a scary thought. I really like the part about how our media consumption forms our values and what we view as right or wrong. It is so true and, if it’s like that now, I can’t help but think what it’s going to be like in the future when our technology advances even more. Will consumption of media be the only thing that makes us, us? Either way, really interesting topic. Keep up the good work!

    • Ari,
      This is a super interesting topic because the political landscape right now is so partisan and toxic on both sides. This really is where the problem starts and persists as people are only open to what they previously believe and choose not to further educate themselves on dividing topics. The prevalence of one sided media sources and short attention grabbing headlines is a problem that needs do be talked about and alleviated in some way.

    • Ari I found this really interesting to read about and I think it’s really cool to look more into. I really agree that a lot of the time the media can impact a lot the way that we can view politics. Whether this can be in a positive or negative way and a lot of the time it does seem to be negative. I think your doing an amazing job and to keep digging more into this topic.

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    For my project, I’m looking at popular, modern conspiracy theories. The first is about the assassination of JFK. My first source is NowComment. This source summarized the major conspiracy theories surrounding the

    Popular Conspiracy Theories

    For my project, I'm looking at popular, modern conspiracy theories. The first is about the assassination of JFK. My first source is NowComment. This source summarized the major conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. The first is that...

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    This is a recording of Desdemona (1.3.208-218) in Othello. It was an interesting experience recording and re-recording this. I learned that tone has an immense impact on how the meaning of words is interpreted.

    Recording a Passage from Othello

    This is a recording of Desdemona (1.3.208-218) in Othello. It was an interesting experience recording and re-recording this. I learned that tone has an immense impact on how the meaning of words is interpreted. Pacing and volume allow for...

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    George Orwell’s 1984 is centered around many societal warning, one of the most significant being government violation of the individual’s right to privacy. Constant surveillance of the people through tec

    Is Homeland Security Violating Individual Right to Privacy?

    George Orwell’s 1984 is centered around many societal warning, one of the most significant being government violation of the individual’s right to privacy. Constant surveillance of the people through technology to the point of widespread extreme paranoia was clearly...

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    I decided to explore three articles referring to college debt. This is a subject I’m not particularly well versed in, but it impacts me and my family as well as people I know. In applying to colleges, I have l

    The College Debt Crisis in America

    I decided to explore three articles referring to college debt. This is a subject I’m not particularly well versed in, but it impacts me and my family as well as people I know. In applying to colleges, I have...

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    • Small corrections: First of all the way you worded the different age groups percentages of student debt was very confusing and some elaboration would be nice. Second of all you say you annotated three articles but I only see Forbes and Betrayed by the dream factory. Now that that’s out of the way I can actually tell you how I feel about this. I love it. I agree with you that the student debt crisis is yet another huge problem in today’s society that has been created for the younger millennial and gen-Z generations by the baby-boomer generation. It definitely surprised me that these baby-boomers had any portion of the college debt at all because not only did they graduated from college so long ago, college was also much cheaper back then. To answer your question about whether a college tuition is worth it anymore due to the economic strains it puts on graduates is increasingly becoming no but isn’t there for everyone yet. First of all it has to do with what you are getting a degree in and how much the place you are going costs. For example when I went to an intro to engineering at MSU (Michigan State University) camp this summer they said you could right out of college get a job paying roughly 40,000 to 60,000 a year. Compare that to minimum wage (being generous is about $10 an hour some places) multiplied by 2100 hours worked in a year if you work 40 hours a week for 52 weeks you get roughly $21,000 a year. My brother goes to NYU and I know his annual tuition is about 70,000 a year multiplied by 4 years is $280,000. Take that 280000 and divide it by the difference in salaries and it takes roughly 7 – 14 years to work off that tuition assuming you have 0 cost of living. If you factor in cost of living and interest you can tack on another 6 years of work that’s 13 – 20 years of your career paying off college tuition out of a 40 year work career. The question is whether you think 13 – 20 years of a 40 year work career is fair for being able to work any job you want because you went to a prestigious college. Do you?(BTW NYU is one of the most expensive colleges so its usually going to be on the end closer to 13).

    • Hello Ari,
      We really thought your article was pretty interesting, student debt is a leading issue in our generation. You tackled the topic in a succinct way and we appreciated the links you included in your article. We also like how you later commented and corrected your writing to clarify your previous statements and explain more of your reasoning. We think you could expand your essay by connecting the student debt problem to your own life or experiences to make your writing more interesting.

      Alana and Chelsea

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    Roe V. Wade is one of the largest contemporary judicial controversies. It has spawned avid opposition and support throughout the American public for more than forty years from both genders, despite only concerning

    How Can Roe V. Wade Be Protected?

    Roe V. Wade is one of the largest contemporary judicial controversies. It has spawned avid opposition and support throughout the American public for more than forty years from both genders, despite only concerning one. With the Supreme Court nomination...

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