Erick, Great piece. What you said in the first paragraph was surprising to me (about the small and poor area schools). I’ve never heard of anything like this before. I feel like the nicer schools are being made in nice neighbor hoods and old schools aren’t getting the funding they need to stay up to date. This article…[Read more]
Good afternoon Strom, Your article brought showed me how disturbing pillows can actually be. I don’t think I can sleep with a feather pillow again knowing what I know now and I will do everything I can to be conscious of what I purchase and consume. This link (https://www.ciwf.com/farmed-animals/) is about other animals being mistreated and…[Read more]
As I sit in my swivel chair, listening to “The Lion King” soundtrack for the 1000th time since quarantine started, thinking about a topic to write a youth voices post on I begin to think about how the music I lov
Alex, I completely agree with your post. As a high school senior, I have been stressed out about paying for college and have been looking for ways to pay for college. I wish it were cheaper :(. I found this link (https://vittana.org/19-should-college-be-free-pros-and-cons) talking about the pros and cons of free college. Thanks! Have a great…[Read more]
There have been thousands of fires in Australia since July and it has only just been reported on. Hundreds of brush fires have been lit and continue to burn and as Australia enters its driest months, the number
Bella, I don’t know you but your story enthralled me. I found it extremely relatable because I have lived a life very similarly but here in Utah! I’m sorry to hear that your life is in shambles but I know that it will get better if you work hard.
Hello Matt! Great article! I especially love the part where you talk about how, with health care, we can all live happier lives because we wouldn’t have to worry as much. Heres and article listing the pros and cons of your article (https://healthcare.procon.org/)
Just about everyone loves videogames. They’re enjoyable, good time killers, and a way to make great memories with one’s friends. Video games are fun, especially violent ones, but do kids that grow up playi
This is a pretty solid argument, especially the part where you said “…therefore, pulling video games into conversations about white criminals may be using the games as a baseless excuse”. It reminds me of when people blamed the Columbine Shooting on Eminem.
Sophia, Way to write an interesting article. I never knew what a Keto diet was before and you really opened my eyes to that lifestyle. This article I found (https://health.usnews.com/wellness/food/articles/mediterranean-vs-keto) talks about the differences in diets both in the Mediterranean way of eating and the keto diet and the pros and cons of both
Amy, I’m going to be frank with you. Your article was stellar and really opened my eyes to the idea that democracy is apart of our lives every single day even we don’t know it. It truly affects everyone around us. Me, you, and everyone we love. I found this article…[Read more]
Hello Matthew, I really enjoyed reading your article and learning more about such a prevalent topic in today’s world. I found this article about the people who qualify for medical marijuana in Utah to be helpful and also relatable because we live in Utah! https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/ut/qualification/ Have a great night!
Vaccines are old, really old. The first vaccine came around 1796 and they have become more and more widely used as medical technology has gotten better. These vaccines prevent hundreds of life-threatening d
Hey Ben! I liked the last sentence of the second paragraph because it makes the claim that not vaccinating your kids is more dangerous. I can understand why parents have concerns about the vaccines, but their only concern should be about the health of their child when they go to school without the flu shot. Here is an article you might find interesting. https://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/understanding-vaccines/vaccine-myths-debunked/ Cheers, -Sophie
Hello! Thank you for bring this to light. This article was absolutely captivating, definitely something I hadn’t thought about enough, and you summed everything up perfectly. Thank you for your hard work. I found this article that helps support your claims of teen deaths due to vaping. h…[Read more]
Since our birth, our parents have been forcing us to guzzle gallons of milk, insisting that it’s good for us but is it good for the animals? Milk may be high in nutrients but at what cost to the animals that pr
Hey Ben, I honestly love your article. It goes into great detail of why cows are overworked and it may not be good for the human population to drink Milk. But here’s a URL (https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/farm/dairy/howcanyouhelp) that I found sharing how we as a people can fight this fight. I believe there’s a lot more we can do but it starts with the individual.
Hey Ben Wassup, I thought your article was really well done, but something near the beginning caught me attention. You said some people think milk has an acidy taste. I wondered why this was, and researched the acidity of milk. I found a great source https://www.thoughtco.com/milk-an-acid-or-a-base-607361 which says that milk has a ph of 6.5 to 6.7. This means the milk is slightly acidic, which accounts fo the taste, but is also very close to a neutral, like water, which accounts for why people like milk.
Hello Ben, I very much enjoyed your article Milky Milky Yum Yum Yum. One point that I found interesting was how you talked about the horrible conditions that cows live in to produce more milk.. It is a well known fact that farming is often cruel to the animals that produce food for us, but your point “the world’s demand for milk has risen at the same rate as the world’s population” shows that we need a lot of milk. I would love to see an article from you that shows different ways that milk can be collected in such large quantities without coming with the abuse of the cows that produce it. I’ve read articles about genetically modifying cows to produce more milk or even being able to do so without being impregnated, so maybe in a follow up article you could touch on that idea. Overall this is a great article. 10/10 IGN.
Ben, I agree with your article. Cows have been portrayed as a machine rather than the animal they are. Humans are overly consumin milk from the poor cows, that has caused them the live in inhumane condtions. Therefore what can we do inorder for this to stop? How can we as a society start to see the inhumane care of cows and their production of milk? Int his artcile i found it elaborates on the cruelty of how the aniamals are treated, it is horrible to think that we are part of this, and dont stop it. https://freefromharm.org/dairyfacts/
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