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    Advantages of Bilingualism

    Although English is the dominant language in the United States and throughout the world, there are over 6,500 languages spoken worldwide. Language is an integral part of everyday life, as it allows for communication and expression of emotion. This...

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  • Dear Lydia,

    I am interested by your post because, as an active social media user, I feel as though it is important to recognize the different language used on these platforms especially involving slang. This ineffective type of communication can lead to misinterpretation of messages, often resulting in confusion or anger.

    One thing you…Read More

  • Dear Lydia,
    I am very intrigued by your post because I feel as though this concept is overlooked by many people, especially in regards to the election. People tend to believe everything they see in media and disregard the bias that may be present.
    One thing you said that especially stood out to me was when you quoted Swati Arggarwal saying,…Read More

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    A Call to Pilgrimage

    Despite the stresses of our everyday lives, we always tend to find comfort as the day comes to a close. There is typically a specific thing that eases one’s physical and mental tensions, which can be considered a pilgrimage....

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    • I really like your tone throughout your post. You have a very inspiring and optimistic voice that makes your words very pleasant to read. I also really enjoyed how you tied everyday struggles and stress into your topic and gave examples of how we can take those experiences and use them to help change us into better people.

    • Dear Brooke,
      I was interested about your post because I wanted to understand your perspective on what the ‘call to pilgrimage’ is. I really liked how you specified that a pilgrimage does not have to a religious journey which is what I originally thought pilgrimages to be. One thing that stands out to me is your phrase “it is important to step back and give thanks to all the blessings given to you” because it opened my eyes that pilgrimage is not only about gaining experience but reflecting on the ones one had prior to the journey. Your post reminds me of my own essay on pilgrimage as I also concluded with the idea that it is important one go on a pilgrimage to improve oneself and the world around him or her. I think it is important that any journey, trial, or experience one goes through and grows from it be shared with the world so all can benefit from it, and I believe you did a good job of capturing that thought. Thank you for writing about this topic, and I hope to see more of writing soon to learn more about your perspective on the world.

    • Dear Brooke,
      I was very interested in reading your article titled “A Call to Pilgrimage.” What intrigued me the most was the fact that you focused on a different aspect of a pilgrimage that many necessarily don’t focus on. Rather than the religious aspect, you voiced a pilgrimage “gives us an opportunity to cleanse our minds and reconnect with our ambitions, guiding us back on the right path.” I have never thought of a pilgrimage as simply the journey of life. Especially in today’s world, I think everyone could benefit from this article and take a step back from their lives to get perspective and cleanse their minds. Thanks for writing this article, can’t wait to read more from you soon!

  • Dear Christopher,

    I am intrigued by your post because, as a high school student athlete, I have experienced this first hand. These unprecedented times are something that no one ever thought possible. While extremely unfortunate, it has hopefully opened our societies eyes to the gratitude we must have for the things we are passionate about.…Read More

  • Dear Abdul,

    I am very interested in your post because I have heard this argument from the perspective of a member of the Muslim culture. As a Catholic, I am lucky to have Sunday’s off of school for church, but I never realized that not every religion has this privilege. I completely agree with your argument because I believe that this will o…Read More

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    Dear Deng,

    I am intrigued by your post because, as someone who attends a school that requires uniforms, I agree in a sense that students should be able to express themselves through their choice in clothing; however, I do believe that uniforms create a sense of order and focus in the classroom. Students are less likely to be distracted by…Read More

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