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    I chose to record a passage from Shakespeare’s Othello during Act I, Scene III, Lines 208-218 and I played Desdemona, who is Othello’s beloved wife in the play. I learned that the imp

  • In the following passage of the play, Othello, Desdemona’s father is upset with her for lacking in being dutiful to him. As he lectures her, Desdemona stands up for what she believes is the right thing to do and

  • Jaimie,
    I agree with you that there is more to having a job as a teen than making money, for it is important to learn and have an early exposure to responsibilities and what the real world is like. Here is an article about your point that I think you would find interesting: https://www.teenlife.com/blogs/pros-cons-teens-getting-jobs

  • Erica,
    This is a truly fascinating post, and I have never really thought about how much of an impact geography has on one’s personality. I agree that it is important to continue to study the effects it has on people, for if we can understand it more then we can help more people who are in unhealthy situations due to the impact their environment…[Read more]

  • According to an article called “Teens: this is how social media affects your brain”, one scientist claims that using social media is “… just a way we have of adapting to our environment”, while another claims

    • Bella,
      This is a very impressive article with a very impressive amount of words. I can tell your very passionate about this and that it admirable. I agree with you that technology has changed and become an outlet for more bullying. It makes it easier for bullies to hid and is easier for the victim to get hit. It is very tough to monitor since almost every kid has a smartphone these days. What ways do you think we could combat this without changing society completely?
      Helpful Link: https://www.lawnow.org/cyber-bullying-bullying-through-technology/

    • Bella,
      You had a lot of great information regarding technology and how as of recent it has changed our exposure to bullying. After reading your article it made me wonder what we can do in the future to help children avoid bullying. It seems like there is so much good and bad that can come from cell phones that it would be extremely difficult to decide what would be best. You might find this article from psychology today interesting https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201604/does-technology-make-bullying-easier. I appreciate how passionate you are about your topic, and I look forward to hearing more.

  • PJ,
    I completely agree that the U.S. education system is weak and is in a desperate need to be reformed. It is frustrating because so many other countries have figured it out, and the U.S. just appears to be stubborn about changing it. Here is an article that I think you will find interesting:…[Read more]

  • Carter,
    You presented some very interesting points, and I agree with you that it is difficult to go back to before zoos due to our destruction of the environment including animal habitats. But I also agree that there should be a better solution than zoos. Here is an article that you might find interesting:…[Read more]

  • Bella commented on the post, What is ADHD? 2 years, 4 months ago

    I found your post to be so intriguing, and I love all the research and statistics you included in it. I think it is fascinating to learn about the brain and how chemical imbalances can strongly affect one’s personality, emotions, or mood. I also think its interesting that it is more common in boys than it is in girls, but I would love to know…[Read more]

  • While researching the effects that social media has on an individual’s brain I discovered a book review on, “i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and

  • Jessyca, I strongly agree with your point in this post. I am currently researching the positive and negative effects of social media on the brain. I also agree with you that we are at a point in society where it would be virtually impossible to completely dispose of phones and social media. However, there is a solution. I recently read an article…[Read more]

  • Catherine, your post was fascinating and I loved all the examples you included. I certainly agree with you that what people see in the media greatly affects their views of the world around them. And I also agree that for the majority of the time, those views are stemmed from fear into something negative. I found a really interesting article that…[Read more]

  • I recently discovered an article called “‘PauseApp’ Breakthrough: Helping Adults Fight Social Media Anxiety, Depression” that talks about a new app that can help adults fight social media anxiety and depression.

  • “A basic assumption of human behavior is that people pursue pleasure and seek to avoid pain. Then why is it that some people seem content to wallow in their misery, even boasting about it as some sort of badge o

    • Bella,
      Really cool post! Something I would be interested in you writing a bit more about: is the “Boasting about it as some sort of badge of honor”. I have noticed a surge on social media of self depreciational humor and the oh so casual “this makes me want to kill myself” posts. Something really scary about this is the reaction that it receives: thousands of reposts with comments such as “lol relateable”. I completely understand that humor is a way of coping, and I even find myself laughing along with this, but I feel as though this could be really dangerous. Seeing self deprecation as a norm can’t be healthy for your well being.

      Anyways, I think it would be cool if you talked more about this trend. Looking forwards to it!

    • Bella!
      I love your topic! Its super interesting. Being sad is one of the many inevitability of life and it isn’t always a bad thing. Feeling sad is a natural reaction and I’m sure has some evolutionary advantage that I would love to learn more about. Addiction requires a dependency on substance, action, or in this case, a feeling. Just like how we like a certain high we can like the feeling of sadness. I’m interested to see how our bodies and brain change when we are ” addicted” to sadness. I look forward to more of your post my love!

  • Lauren, this post is very interesting, and I think you did a great job at researching the topic. I completely agree that ant-depressant’s can be harmful and it is important to explore other options before instantly going on pills. I think pills should be more of a last resort because it is better to find ways to help yourself before turning to…[Read more]

  • Brooklyn I found your post to be very compelling and I agree with the issue at hand. I attend a Catholic, private school as well and I have personally experienced this issue from the school’s administration. Here is another article about school dress codes body-shaming girls that I think you would find interesting:…[Read more]

  • Noah,
    This is an amazing post and I think this issue is incredibly important in our society today. I completely agree with you that we are the reason technology has progressed so far, and it is on us to figure out how to control the addiction to it. I actually recently read an article about how psychologists are trying to get warning labels put on…[Read more]

  • Kyle,
    This was a very interesting post and I can tell you did a lot of research about your idea. I think this is also a very inspirational post, and I completely agree that it is possible to do anything and be anything as long as one is willing to go for it. Here is another inspirational article that I think you would enjoy reading :…[Read more]

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  • Bella commented on the post, College Woes 2 years, 5 months ago

    Logan, this was a really good post and I’m impressed with how many statistics you included in order to prove your argument. I agree with your stance and I think you provided a very strong point.

  • I think this is a very well-written and important article. I think you presented a lot of good points, and this article will be very helpful to people.

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