• Sara,
    This is a really intriguing topic that you wrote about. I liked how this was a survey and it really got me to think about others and why people care so much on other peoples lives. I believe that if the child is under good care and is has great parents who love and respect them, then why in the world does it matter to other people if their…[Read more]

  • Billy,
    I really enjoyed your post. I think that this is a topic where everyone can relate to it because we all have access to the internet. My three year old brother already has his own Ipad. I think that we need to stop relying on the internet so much and start going back the basics. For instance, instead of using your phone for directions, get…[Read more]

  • These past few months have been very difficult for the Citizens of the United States. Many of us don’t think the United States are very “united.” There have been many riots and protests that have been caused by

    • Thanks for writing about this topic. It has been on my mind lately. America is getting more and more polarized, especially over political issues. The divide between liberals and conservative is getting scary. Compromise is a thing of the past, especially in the lawmaking bodies of the US. The senate and house of representatives can’t get anything bi-partisan done these days, as most people vote on party lines. I saw an interesting TED talk about how we as a society can heal this divide. https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal

    • This is such an important topic to talk and write about. American’s these days especially in the political atmosphere seem to be butting heads more often than not, causing extreme tension where there should be unity and hard work done. Our political parties in the past year have grown further apart, instead of standing together. Today, the factor of political correctness is what both parties try to “one up” each other on. I watched a Ted Talk on how to be emotionally correct, which I hope in some way can show the compassion that is direly needed in this country. https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctness

    • I don’t believe it’s a matter of America needing “someone” to fix our problems. I believe racial issues grow within households, and communities first. There needs to be more conversations about how everyone has their own personal biases, and can sometimes begin to believe stereotypes that their family or society has breed them to believe. The United State’s upward mobility is a low 7%- meaning there is a gap in the distribution of economic and academic opportunities. Statistically families of color are more likely to live in lower income neighborhoods, which limits their children to schools within a zip code rather than their academic abilities. White families are usually in more middle and upper class neighborhoods so they are not subjected to lower qualified schools because there is usually more funding put into the schools near them. If a family can not afford private schooling, then they remain stuck in this cycle. Education is the key to solving inequality, but if there is no adequate access then there is no permanent solution.

    • What steps do you think we can take to change this? Is it possible to fix? How can we do it locally? Globally?
      -Lexi

  • Drinking in colleges has always been something that the students do for experience and to have fun. The downside to that is the fact that many people die or become sick from alcohol poisoning. Some of the reasons

    • Gubi replied 1 month ago

      Good job brooklyn!
      I completly agree with you that alchol is a serious issue for college students and something that needs to be dealt with. College is s place to have fun and learn and alchol binging can ruin that experience. I found those statistics very surprising and it helped give me a better understanding of the size of the issue.

    • Eric replied 1 month ago

      Hi Brooklyn,
      I really enjoyed reading your article, and I completely agree with you that this is a big issue right now. I also agree that lots of people chose to drink alcohol because they think it will make you cool and mature. However, there a lot of consequences when making these kinds of decisions. In addition, a lot of students in high school are also experiencing alcohol which is very concerning. The only way to solve this, in my opinion, is to enforce the rules and to provide harsher consequences for under-age drinking.

      Good Job on your article!
      -Eric

    • Brooklyn, I agree with you that this is a serious topic that we should be talking about. Many students in college drink to fit in or to have fun but thankfully not as many students are abusive drinkers. I think it’s important that we educate students to realize the consequences they could face from abusing alcohol and what it could mean for their future.

    • Hi Brooklyn,
      Your article was very interesting to read because it is a serious problem in America. American drinking culture is becoming more and more dangerous, especially in college students, and it is a problem that has to be addressed. The statistics were great on supporting your point and strengthened your argument.

    • Great job Brooklyn! I agree with you. I also think college kids are scared to report when a peer gets alcohol poisoning because of the consequences, but recently the law has changed so that you can’t get punished if you call and get help for a peer. I also think college is a great place to have fun, meet people, and educate yourself further, but some things should be done in moderation.

    • Mae replied 1 month ago

      Brooklyn, I found your article very intriguing. I agree this is a serious issue in college and high school, but I think the reason why we have so many incidents involving alcohol poising and other related fatalities is that our society makes it a taboo to drink. Americans make drinking such a taboo that by the time we get the opportunity to have alcohol, it becomes an issue and excessive. I truly believe that when alcohol is introduced earlier and talked about without making it a taboo, there will be less desire to excessively drink. I found this article, (https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/college-alcohol-abuse/) about college alcoholism, that you might find interesting to read. Your post was informative and enjoyable to read. -Mae

  • Jacqueline,
    This is a very interesting topic because this is something we don’t see or talk about everyday. I like how you explain that we need to be more focused on this so we don’t lose it in the future. The fact that half the languages spoken today are endangered means that these languages most likely aren’t going to be used in the future.…[Read more]

  • Fred,
    I really enjoyed this post. I think that this is very relevant today because of all the mass shootings that have happened. I liked how you gave clear evidence on why these people are doing what they do. They aren’t just doing it for fun, but because they actually have a problem with what has happened to them in the past. I agree with you…[Read more]

  • Darrtell, I love how you chose this topic because I love the ocean and I care very deeply about all marine life. In this topic, I think it would be a great idea to touch upon how much marine life is affected by the trash that is in the ocean. Also, I think it would be a good idea to touch on how we can prevent this much trash going into the ocean…[Read more]

  • Matthew,
    I really enjoyed reading your post, but I would have loved to see statistics in how many people are affected by social media online. Most kids in our generation are on social media and it really takes a toll on how we see other people. Many people hide behind their screens to be a bully or to say something mean. I liked how you talked…[Read more]

  • I just took your survey and I love the way you created this discussion. I like how you are trying to get results in where everyone thinks sexism against women is most prevalent. I like how you can speak your mind without anyone thinking of you differently and this is exactly how you can do it. I hope you make more surveys in the future and you are…[Read more]

  • Javier,
    I really like this topic that you chose and I think it is awesome that you took the time to write about it. I like how you personalized it and had friends that deal with poverty and how you feel. Maybe expand how how these families are coping with poverty and ways they can work their way up. Keep up the good work! Here’s an article that…[Read more]

  • I am actually not very educated on this topic. I know that there are thousands of deaths each year due to the access of hard drugs that people use each day. These drugs include heroin, cocaine, meth, etc. Many of

    • I really liked that you chose this topic to write about and how you tied it into the homeless population we have today. I liked that you listed what you wanted to know about the issue and then showed what you found out about it while you researched. It was also interesting to read about the types of programs that help people and what they target in the program. This website might help with further research: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states/types-treatment-programs.

      • Brooklyn,
        I enjoyed reading your piece because it was very informative. I do not know much about drugs/drug abuse in general but you were able to explain and summarize it in a way that was easy to understand. Although there are programs to help with drug abuse, I think that they are not promoted or emphasized enough in the Unites States. Do you think that these programs for drug abuse are making an impact in America currently? In what ways could they be improved?
        Regards,
        Shenika

    • Hello! I really liked your piece, and how you are bringing awareness to drug abuse. I think drug abuse related deaths are not talked about enough, and I really do not think that enough action has taken place. As you said, the homeless are affected by drug abuse, but they are the one’s who can’t get help for their “problem,” because the sad truth is, is that Rehab is incredibly expensive. Thank you for this informative read!
      Jessica

    • Brooklyn, I agree that this is a very important topic and it is increasing in how common it is in our society today. I do think that more emphasis needs to be put on rehab, but it seems that all the rehab programs you presented are aimed towards keeping children off the drugs. I think more of it could be aimed for adults or teens that have already started and need to be stopped before they seriously hurt themselves or someone else. I also believe there are many other drugs that can lead to death that aren’t thought of in a fatal way like heroin and fentanyl are. Drugs as common as marijuana and alcohol can lead to many deaths not due to the drugs themselves, but because of the impaired decisions people make when affected by them and it can also cause tragedies.

    • Dear Brooklyn,
      I am satisfied with your article because you provided some facts and it wasn’t based on your opinion, you also provided some programs that could help people who are struggling with drug usage. One thing you said “The programs are designed for various ages and can be designed for individual or group settings, such as the school and home. There are three types of programs.” I think this is interesting because you wanted to try to help promote some programs even though there’re not many promotions about them around the world.

  •        I know that there has been issues in the past that is affecting our climate drastically. Rising temperatures in the air and in the ocean is affected by the air pollution and waste/litter that is thrown int

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