• Kenny,
    I really enjoyed reading this post. I love that your definition for being American is to be free and to be able to express your ideas and thoughts without restraint. I completely agree with this definition, and I also agree that that doesn’t mean there still aren’t many issues in our country today. Here is an interesting post that is…[Read more]

  • Missy,
    This is an incredible post! I can tell you put a lot of thought and research into writing this post. I really like how you referred to other texts for other examples and proof. I found an article that asks whether or not drug abuse is increasing or decreasing in society today…[Read more]

  • Today people are incredibly addicted to the most widely loved thing, technology and social media. It has had a great toll on children and teens over the years by inhibiting their conversation skills and

    • As the generation who has grown up with social media and texting, it’s surprising to learn that the decrease in face-to-face communication that it has caused is detrimental to our development. Speaking from personal experience, about a decade of my life was social media and texting free, so I feel like our generation has the basis of how to interact with other people. But with the age of social media users and cell phone owners getting younger and younger, I think kids are losing that knowledge. It would be interesting to see how the negative impacts you discuss in your post effect these generations later in life, when it comes to holding jobs. If you;d like to continue your research, this article provides more insight into how the decrease in face-to-face communication is affecting people, especially kids: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/09/children-texting-technology-social-skills_n_1137570.html

    • Bella,
      thank you for sharing this. This is such an important topic right now, and I believe that we must find a way to control it before it gets out of hand. I agree with Anna’s comment above mine, wherein our generation did luck out. We grew up with a good ten or so years before technology really took over. Therefore I believe that we do have communication skills and have not been too scarred by social media and technology. However, the younger generations do not know any different. Their whole lives have been iPods, iPads, iPhones, etc. It worries me that maybe they truly will not know how to hold a real, authentic conversation as they get older. This is such a scary topic, thank you so much for sharing.

    • Bella,
      I addressed something similar to your idea in my post as well. It is becoming extremely devastating and frustrating to see kids become addicted. I have seen it firsthand with some of my cousins, who have been so addicted to video games and technology that they can’t separate from it, or else they can’t sleep at night. It is truly detrimental and scary to our society. I found in my last post that it affects our relationships so negatively, and runs our emotions high, like you said about the wrong way in which we perceive messages. Thank you for your take on this issue.

  • McKenna,
    I found your article to be a very unique topic and the point of view you presented was fascinating. I have to admit I have never really thought about this issues for our wildlife. You portrayed the issue perfectly by connecting it to the reader and by providing reliable information, statistics, and sources. Here is another article that…[Read more]

  • Bella commented on the post, Morals 1 month ago

    I found your article to be very intriguing. It was very interesting how you used The Golden Rule as an example of how we as individuals view morality and our own morals. I really liked the connection you made between morals and ethics too. Here is an article that highlights the connection between those two values…[Read more]

  • I recently found a new fascination for mythology throughout history and in our world today. I previously read about myths in books and articles online, but upon discovering a podcast called Lore, I dove deeper

    • Bella,
      This was a really interesting post to read. I personally love mythology. I don’t know much about the urban legends and urban myths that were conjured up to explain fear, but I do know some interesting myths. One that I find particularly interesting is the Pimuvit myth of how the sky got its stars. It’s said that animals angered a Goddess and she put a blanket over the sky, all the large animals tried to take it down but were all too weak. A group of hummingbirds then tried to shed light and poked holes through the blanket in the sky to create stars (this myth also helps to explain why hummingbirds will fly strait up into the sky until they faint of exhaustion). The Goddess was pleased that the hummingbirds were working together so she pulled the blanket off the sky during the day, but put it back in the night to remind the animals of what the hummingbirds did. To go back to mythology being an explanation for fear though, I found this page talking about urban legends in each different state. http://www.thesleepparalysisproject.org/about-sleep-paralysis/symptoms/ I think this is a really interesting post and I hope you write more about it in the future

    • Katie replied 1 month ago

      This is truly very fascinating. I am also very interested in myths and folklore and am interested to listen to the podcast that you have described and I hope that you write more on this topic.

  • This was one of the most interesting posts I’ve ever read on youth voices. I think you came up with a very important and interesting questions, and you put in a lot of research to it. I found it very informational and I enjoyed reading it because it is a question I have often asked myself. Here is another article that I think you might find to be…[Read more]

  • Hi Shania, I think your Shadow Box is so beautiful and I love the symbolism behind everything you chose. I think it was very clever to use beads, origami, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners to represent aspects of you and your life. This was a beautiful post and I’m very impressed. 🙂

  • Every year on the night of October 31, kids dress up and walk from door to door to say “Trick or Treat!”. This spooky holiday is called Halloween, and it has been a tradition for ages. The holiday originated fro

  • I am so impressed and interested in your article. You provided multiple sources with very interesting information and statistics about incarceration rates. There certainly is a racial bias prevalent in this issue, and that makes it an even bigger issue. Here is a link to statistics relating to your topic that you might find interesting….…[Read more]

  • I completely agree that the American dream is full of opportunities, however one still must work hard to get them. America is not just a place where everything is handed to you. It can take dedication and hours of work just to get to where you want to be. Here is an article https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-american-dream-today-3306027 that…[Read more]

  • Matthew,
    Internet safety is a serious issue and I think it is great that you are addressing it. You brought up a lot of great points in your post. Here is an article that I think will help you with your research in your topic https://www.brookings.edu/research/youth-internet-safety-risks-responses-and-research-recommendations/
    Good luck!

  • Jorge,
    I think your topic is really important and it’s awesome that you’re researching this. Here is a link to an article that I think has lots of information about the topic and can help you with your research.
    Good luck!

  • Bella commented on the post, Adore 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is an incredible and beautiful post. I completely agree with what you said about adoration being different type of love. And I agree that it is the post pure kind. I absolute loved how you said adoration is not a physical kind of love, that is what makes it so beautiful.

  • The question of whether or not people are inherently good has been asked throughout time. Is it an innate trait or is it learned throughout time. I think it is difficult to pinpoint this question because it is

    • The human condition is to survive, my need to survive benefits my entire population by what I create, destroy, and pass on. however just benefiting the rest of the world is not the same a being selfless. I think generosity requires sacrifice, it is not something you do out of connivence. I think your right in saying were all ” oriented to help our selves” and I don’t have an answer for why we want to help others. we I help others it is because I want them to be or do better, I think thats why were more willing to help people when we know them or at least their story.

  • This is an amazing post, and I think it is a really important message. You perfectly portrayed how restraining the illness is. I agree with Isa that this is a very inspiring post, and I think it will inspire others. https://adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress here is an article that I think applies to your post.

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