• Jonah, I really like your essay. You did a good job of supporting your claims with evidence from different sources. I also like your cover picture and how it has a hidden meaning. The apples are all different kinds and their mixed together, similar to how America is a melting pot.

  • Ben, overall I really enjoy your essay. I like how you included the Bill of Rights and more specifically the first amendment. One critique that I have is you may want to stay away from using statements like “I believe”, “I think”, etc. Besides that this essay was well written. I think you could’ve included The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time…[Read more]

  • Brendon and Profile picture of BenjaminBenjamin are now friends 3 weeks, 4 days ago

  • What does it mean to be an American? You could do a survey of one-hundred people asking this question and there’s a good chance you would get close to one-hundred different answers. In a way, that itself a

    • Brendon, I found this article very interesting. I like how you tied in two books from the author Sherman Alexie, I’ve read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and it ties into this topic very well. I think you could have added on and said that this book also shows racial equality.

  • Wesley, I have recently been to a concert as well and I agree that there are times where it seems as if every person and their grandma has their phone out. It’s somewhat crazy, but I admit I had my phone out for a couple songs. For most of the show I wanted to enjoy it and take it all in, but there were some moments I wanted to be able to look…[Read more]

  • Rumi, I really enjoyed reading this poem. I like how you started off listing positive traits about the polar bear’s and then transitioned into the negatives that they are dealing with. You did a good job of painting the picture that the innocent bears are dealing with some huge struggles because of humans. However you did end on a positive note,…[Read more]

  • Brendon commented on the post, Fighting For you 4 weeks ago

    Vinicius, I don’t live in Hawaii, or anywhere close to it, but based off of everything I hear about it, it must be a beautiful place. This poem is very good and I like how you started off early saying how incredible Hawaii is. Then later on you transitioned into explaining the issues and challenges that Hawaii is facing and having your call to…[Read more]

  • Hey Christian, I’m from Michigan and have a lot in common with you. I love videogames and sports too. I don’t have as much time to play video games anymore because of school and other commitments. I still love sports however and play them often. My favorite is basketball and I love the NBA like you do. I’ve only ever been to two NBA games, so I…[Read more]

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