• Jimena,

    Your post was very informative about the state of air pollution in Oakland and I found it very interesting. This was mainly because I live in Salt Lake City where we have much air pollution as well. Having pollutants in the air which become trapped when we experience an inversion, it becomes dangerous as people can develop respiratory…[Read more]

  • Ronata,

    I do support the claim that college tuition has become increasingly high as of late, and that there needs to be a means to take action to resolve this issue. I found the concept of using high school credits to cover college credits very interesting as this would amount to less time in college, and a lower tuition. Student debt is also a…[Read more]

  • Bella commented on the post, Why Test? 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Cassie,

    I agree that standardized testing is heavily weighted in the US especially with regards to the SAT and ACT and getting into university. I also agree that an individual’s academic growth is not taken into account when looking at their standardized test scores. I believe that an individual’s transcript is much more explicative of…[Read more]

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  • Bella commented on the post, Anxiety 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Tori,

    As someone who also has anxiety, I admire your courage to talk about your story. I agree that there are stigmas in society about mental health, but by educating and spreading awareness about mental health to the public, we can diminish these stigmas. Reading your article made me feel less alone, and I believe that your article is capable…[Read more]

  • Hi, Joan,

    I also read the book Orange is the New Black, and I watched the Netflix show as well. I loved this book and I’m glad it resonated with you too. I believe that this book illustrates what an urgent problem mass incarceration is in the United States coming from Piper’s perspective as a woman who was in prison. I liked how you connected…[Read more]

  • Bella commented on the post, Plastic Ocean Summary 2 months ago

    Matthew, I think it’s really fascinating that you created a blog raising awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean. Our waste not only affects our own lives, but the marine life as well. I agree that we need to make a conscious effort to improve our environment, especially managing our waste that ends up in the ocean, in order to improve…[Read more]

  • Wesley, I thought that your article was very informative about the importance of federal funding towards NASA. I agree that NASA is a significant and innovative agency in the United States and it makes sense that we should want funding to go towards it in order to progress advances in technology. The quote, “Without NASA we would not have memory…[Read more]

  • In an article written in the New York Times, the author states that stricter gun laws will benefit the society of the United States, but unfortunately the U.S. government is failing to act. Kristof uses the

  • Bella commented on the post, Trying to Make a Change 3 months ago

    Jana, it makes me so happy that there are people like you in the world who are spreading awareness of immigrant mistreatment. It seems that in recent years, there has been such a negative bias towards immigrants, when in fact, being exposed to multiple cultures and customs makes us more open-minded people to new perspectives and ideas. Being a…[Read more]

  • I agree wholeheartedly that climate change is a serious problem. It has been placed on the back burner for years, but seems to have come into fruition only recently. It goes without saying that climate change is something everyone should care about as this is a topic that affects the public health and the overall well-being of people on Earth. Not…[Read more]

  • Gun control is a topic in the media almost every single day in the U.S. and one that I am interested in personally. Mass shootings in the United States have become an epidemic as they occur on a daily basis in

    • Dear Isabella:

      I am surprised by his publication “Mass shooting: a contemporary epidemic”
      Because gun control is a daily issue in the United States, mass shootings in the US have become an epidemic. One phrase you wrote that stands out to me is “there must be some progress in the reform of weapons in the United States. I think this is something of concern because while the US is the country where the shootings happen the most, I think they should not allow young people or the general public not to carry weapons.
      Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I want to learn more about the society that exists in the US …

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