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    The piece I have recorded is from the play Othello by William Shakespeare.  The dialogue is 1.3.208-18, and it belongs to Desdemona.  I chose this because I think Desdemona is a strong character for standing u

    Othello recorded passage

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Othello-winner.m4a The piece I have recorded is from the play Othello by William Shakespeare.  The dialogue is 1.3.208-18, and it belongs to Desdemona.  I chose this because I think Desdemona is a strong character for standing up to her father,...

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    Desdemona: 1.3.208-218

    Background: Desdemona has just told her father and the Nobles about her marriage to Othello, and that she loves him.  

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am

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    Desdemona: 1.3.208-218 Background: Desdemona has just told her father and the Nobles about her marriage to Othello, and that she loves him.   My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My...

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    Fear is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as an, “unpleasant often strong emotion caused by an anticipation or awareness of danger.”  Fear is most likely a familiar emotion to most people, fear of loss, fear of the

    Fear

    Fear is defined by Webster's Dictionary as an, “unpleasant often strong emotion caused by an anticipation or awareness of danger.”  Fear is most likely a familiar emotion to most people, fear of loss, fear of the dark, even fear...

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    With easy access to smartphones, computers, televisions, newspapers, magazines, and a plethora of other information accessibility capable devices, we essentially have the world at our fingertips with information

    Fear and The Media

    With easy access to smartphones, computers, televisions, newspapers, magazines, and a plethora of other information accessibility capable devices, we essentially have the world at our fingertips with information at the click of a button and new knowledge almost instantly....

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    One thing that I have always been curious about is the fear of things we have not experienced ourselves.  I come around to this often with sharks.  They are my second favorite animal, in specific the Black Tip R

    Why do we fear what we don't know?

    One thing that I have always been curious about is the fear of things we have not experienced ourselves.  I come around to this often with sharks.  They are my second favorite animal, in specific the Black Tip Reef...

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    • Catherine, this is a great topic. The fear of the unknown is one that’s hard to pin down. Some of the articles I’ve briefly looked at pointed to xenophobia, but I personally don’t think that captures it fully. Sure it’s an irrational dislike and fear of something we don’t know, but I feel like that falls from ignorance. You yourself state that you know the likelihood of you being bitten let alone killed are ridiculously low, next to guaranteeing your safety, yet you still don’t wade into the ocean. Could it stem from you watching Jaws as a young child? Shark Week? Of course, no one likes to be pegged as a xenophobe since the connotation is fear towards those from other countries, while the word itself stems beyond that.

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    As I was sitting in my English class on a gloomy day in January, adjusting a brace that I have on my knee due to an injury that was changing position over and over because of the fabric of uniform I’m wearing, the

    Should full uniforms be a standard in schools?

    As I was sitting in my English class on a gloomy day in January, adjusting a brace that I have on my knee due to an injury that was changing position over and over because of the fabric of...

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    • Hi Catherine-
      I have attended private school for thirteen years now and with that I have worn plaid skirts, khaki shorts, and polo shirts for the same amount of time. I have not had the luxury to experience a life not in uniform, however I have always wondered how different it would be. To this day, I envy people who are able to express themselves through their clothing at school and learn in comfort. With all angst aside, I have found my Catholic School uniform to be (at times) unbearable. From a woman’s perspective, our body’s are always changing size/shape/etc; and the confinement of cardboard textured shorts makes learning uncomfortable. I’m not saying that uniforms should be done away with, but I do think that the style and even material should be made more flexible for the individual. To answer your question, no. I do not think that uniforms should be standard in schools. While there are pro’s there are also cons, and it seems that the cons outweigh the pros. I could ramble on and on about this argument, but I think that you ultimately presented it well. If you want to read about it anymore I found this article interesting https://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/school-uniforms-destroying-body-image/

    • Catherine, I really like your interest in this topic. I think it’s important students be happy with everything about themselves at school, especially the way they look. I’ve also gone to a private school my whole life. In elementary school my uniform was strict and closely monitored by everyone. I don’t remember hating it too much, except for when my teachers thought I was wearing makeup and would make me go wash it off. This made me really upset because I never broke that code and I almost felt as if I was being bullied. In high school that all changed because at Judge we had a lot more freedom in the uniforms. I couldn’t imagine what school would be like if I had to chose and outfit every single day. However I agree that students should be able to express themselves in anyway they chose. I don’t mean ill fitted clothing and suggestive quotes on shirts. I just think it’s important that kids learn to be themselves because as we get older, it’s important we know exactly who we are, even if it is just in the things we wear. I guess my ultimate question after reading this is with our ever growing and changing society do you think schools will eventually take these complaints into consideration and allow students everywhere to wear what they want, even Judge?

    • Catherine,
      I haven’t ever had to wear a uniform in school but my sister did for a time, she absolutely hated it and felt as you do about them being uncomfortable and not being able to express yourself. I agree that students in uniforms are more likely to be violent because I feel that they would feel oppressed and be more prone to rebelling and that if students had more freedom ( to dress for example) they wouldn’t be provoked into rebellious behaviour.

    • Catherine,
      I never have wore a uniform but do understand how it is going to a school where not everyone can afford nice clothes. The poverty rate in America is extremely high and in private school most children are not in the poverty. I believe that school uniforms are a great idea. There are people who do not have hip clothes or top brands. If there were uniforms everyone would look the same and not feel ashamed or stand out. Also it would take away dress code issues or distractions in school. I know this is my own opinion and I respect yours and the research you have done. Well done and your argument is valid and well written.

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    Something that has interested me for years is sleep paralysis.  Many people I have talked to have never experienced sleep paralysis, and after doing some research I’ve realized that this is not something that

    Shadow in the corner

    Something that has interested me for years is sleep paralysis.  Many people I have talked to have never experienced sleep paralysis, and after doing some research I've realized that this is not something that happens to many people in...

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    • Dear Catherine,
      Your piece is very interesting but there’s not much here about your findings. This sounds horrifying but you only go one sentence into explaining the intensity. It would be awesome if you went more into detail about this topic because there’s a lot about the topic. Find more!! This is an awesome topic.

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    Things change every day, but one thing that seems to remain constant is plastic.  It’s found in a lot of different places for a variety of purposes, take for example the aglet on your shoelace, or the microwave in

    A world without plastic, would it be fantastic?

    Things change every day, but one thing that seems to remain constant is plastic.  It’s found in a lot of different places for a variety of purposes, take for example the aglet on your shoelace, or the microwave in...

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    I thought up this post using the initial question of, “what is the history of magic?”  Well, I now know that magic has a very, very long history.  So, I broke it up into pieces and started looking for an ea

    The Magic Castle

      I thought up this post using the initial question of, "what is the history of magic?"  Well, I now know that magic has a very, very long history.  So, I broke it up into pieces and started looking for...

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