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    Social Distancing Now

    Researchers say that COVID-19 has been rapidly spreading due to the movements of people with no or very mild symptoms. Those who are unaware that they have the virus continually move around especially. That is why social distancing is...

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    • This article discusses the guidelines put into place by the United States government as a result of the coronavirus. When this was written, March 30th, people took social distancing, staying home, and wearing masks quite seriously as compared to right now. I find this ironic because there were much fewer cases and reported deaths at the time compared to today. The holiday’s helped to create a surge in cases because people were traveling and holding large gatherings in closed quarters without masks. These things go against the idea of social distancing, which is discussed at the beginning of the third paragraph. The fact that some people don’t believe in this virus or continuously break social distancing rules sickens me, especially after seeing on the news how hard healthcare workers are working right now. The range of infection rates mentioned in the second paragraph also surprised me.

    • COVID-19 obviously is the story that dominated 2020, and likely will continue to be the pivotal event of 2021 too. This virus has fundamentally impacted everything in society, whether that be school, concerts, and events, or the entire global economy. The virus’s impact will likely be felt for generations to come.

    • We’ve all heard the term “social distancing”, but I don’t think enough people know what it means or what its purpose is. It is far more than some suggestion that people stay apart, and it is’nt some half-baked plan to try and keep the virus at bay. It is a tried and true process that, if properly enforced, will drastically decrease case numbers. I’ve attached an article that talks about what is proven from social distancing and quarantining. It talks about past outbreaks and pandemics and the roles of these measures in keeping numbers low.
      https://asm.org/Articles/2020/April/The-Science-of-Social-Distancing

    • Social distancing is a phrase I have come come to absolutely despise, and I am assuming so have many other people. Nevertheless, it has become the new normal. We have been forced to connect with each other through alternative methods, and also come to appreciate the regularities of normal life. In a profound way though, I believe that the pandemic has brought us together because it has affected every human being. It is now an experience that these generations will share and reflect on for years to come. It has highlighted that despite being physically apart, we stand together as a human race amidst the inevitable pains, joys and sufferings. see picture 35 on Now Comment.

    • You know social distancing became a new phrase to me in 2020. I believe that you perfectly explained what it is and how to accomplish it. In the second paragraph, you quoted someone who said that social distancing would be a key factor over the next few days and weeks. I think that that is crazy because here we are 9 months later in a different year and we are still socially distancing. I believe that most of the world believed that it would just pass and COVID-19 would go away in two weeks. I think you did an amazing job of explaining what social distancing is, even back in March. The beginning of one of the worst years for a lot of people.

    • At the beginning I believed that we could all social distance, and wear masks if we needed to go anywhere, if it meant we could all be back to pretty much normal in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Who could have guessed social distancing would be so hard. It hasn’t gotten any easier, despite it being nine months since it all started. Social distancing is still so important, even though we are back to sports and school (at least in Utah) corona is still spreading. We just got back from break and already there are so many cases around me. I wonder if they wished they would have social distanced a little more…

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    The United States has 120.5 guns per 100 people or about 393,347,000 guns. 22% of Americans own one or more guns, 35% are men and 12% are women. One reason people agree others should be able to bare guns is

    Gun Control

    The United States has 120.5 guns per 100 people or about 393,347,000 guns. 22% of Americans own one or more guns, 35% are men and 12% are women. One reason people agree others should be able to bare guns...

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    From the time we are born to when we move out of the house our parents are always there to help us grow into the adults we become, but do they have more of an impact than we think? The relationship between a

    Parents mean more than we think.

    From the time we are born to when we move out of the house our parents are always there to help us grow into the adults we become, but do they have more of an impact than we think?...

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    • cassie
      I totally agree with you because when parents and kids have a healthy relationship they are better to grow up to have a healthy and stable life.”a child who grows up with a healthy relationship with their parents have a better chance of developing a happier and safer relationship with friends as they grow up.” this is true and I agree with you a lot.

    • Hello Cassie,

      I enjoyed reading your post. I believe that family and parental relationships are very important in the way that we (teenagers and children) are brought up. The sentence you wrote “The relationship between a child and their parent is one that affects both the physical, social, and emotional development of the child” is something I agree with. Whether the relationship is good or bad between children and their parents, it can effect the future and growth of the child. Your parents have a lot to do with the person that you become. I think a lot of us take our parents for granted in certain ways, and your post made me realize this.

      Thank you for sharing this!
      -Kaitlyn Taylor

    • Hi Cassie,
      I like your post very much. I think the relationship between parents has a certain impact on our growth. The relationship between the child and the parent affects the child’s ability to socialize and work with others. We must also properly recognize the influence parents have on us and the selfless love that parents have for us.
      This link you might like
      https://www.momjunction.com/articles/helpful-tips-to-strengthen-parent-child-bonding_0079667/

    • Hello Cassie,
      I agree that parents are definitely the most influential people in our life. Children’s living environment is simple. So parents naturally become the biggest part of their life. Many parents do not pay attention to their words and action, thinking that their children are still young. As everyone knows, children’s imitation is extremely high, and parents’ words and action may be copied by the children and accompanied by life. Here is a link that you may interest on https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.psych.51.1.1 .
      sincerely,
      Wuyou Zhou

    • Cassie, this is a very thoughtful article. I really appreciate how this really made me think about how my parents have impacted me. I think that our parents affect who we are as people. They help us grow and learn how to be the best us we can be. I think the following article may help you. http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/parenting-skills/according-experts/parents-attitudes-and-beliefs-their-impact-childrens-development

    • Dear Cassie,

      I am contentful by your post ” Parents mean more than we think,” because I certainly agree that our parents mean more than we think in life. Having a good relationship with our parents is very important to our lives because they help us to develop certain skills and help us become the people of the future. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” The relationship between a child and their parent is one that affects both the physical, social, and emotional development of the child.” I think this is important for every parent to know because children become our future. Although a healthy relationship with a child is important for the child to develop a healthy and stable life for themselves.
      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post is very important to know no matter who you are parent or not.

      Ashley Renteria

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    Throughout our education we take standardized tests from the ACT to SAT, but do they really define a student? Some of the cons of standardized testing is it only considers a single test score when it comes to

    Why Test?

    Throughout our education we take standardized tests from the ACT to SAT, but do they really define a student? Some of the cons of standardized testing is it only considers a single test score when it comes to evaluation....

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    • 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 academic growth rather than a single number scored from a test done in a single sitting over the course of a couple hours. Standardized testing is good when it is performed in elementary or secondary school in that it can help identify which students may need extra help with academics, and teachers can provide them with the proper tools for success. However, I don’t believe that standardized testing should be so heavily weighted when it comes to getting into university, as in countries like China or India where doing poorly on standardized tests can completely reroute a student’s future. My hope is that the United States lessens the weight of standardized testing as these tests can cause stress and low self-esteem.

      Here is an interesting article I found regarding how standardized testing varies from country to country: https://www.insider.com/standardized-tests-around-the-world-2018-9

      Looking forward to what you write next,

      • Bella
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    Homework is done by kids all over the world and everyday some type of homework must be done, but is it really helping the kids or making life even more stressful? In the article, Opponents of homework say that too

    Homework?

    Homework is done by kids all over the world and everyday some type of homework must be done, but is it really helping the kids or making life even more stressful? In the article, Opponents of homework say that...

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