Every day, millions of people wake up to a digital alarm, usually produced on a smartphone. As soon as they turn it off, they immediately face the convenience of an entire world at their fingertips, without even
This is very insightful, Jasmine. You hit the nail on the head by saying that Americans, regardless of their origin, have so much to be fearful of in everyday life. Many of those fears the government is supposed to protect against, at other times it is the source of such fear (as it is for the illegal immigrants). FDR said we have nothing to fear…[Read more]
This was really informative, Wilson. It truly is a lovely car, and one that isn’t afraid to flex its own muscle. I like that you talked about the car from both a technical and creative design perspective. You mention the resale value of this car, and it made me wonder where other cars in its class from this era will end up. I think about all the…[Read more]
Erik, this was very moving. I like the approach you take to the fundamental human nature of being creative. You say it is the most important thing to hold on to because it can lift others up at the same time that it lifts you up. Any creative process indeed is a way to feel better or make others feel better, and it is that shared creativity which…[Read more]
Excellent probe, Amy. I agree, the holes in the wall between church and state are elusive and ever changing. Esepcially in Utah, the gaps are large. You almost make Utah sound like an old Italian city state with how much influence the church exercises power over and infiltrates our legislative and executive bodies. And like you alluded to at the…[Read more]
Thanks for writing this Kianna. I have been to countries where the drinking age is as low as 14, and while those societies seem just as tame as our own, it is important to consider the effects just below the surface. I like how you approach this issue from an absolutist point of view: just because other people do it does not mean its write. This…[Read more]
With the first Tuesday of November fast approaching, I decided to find out more about what I would be voting on. Of particular interest to me is Proposition 3 : Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act
David, you are a deep thinker. I like that you are asking the tough questions. I too grapple with my existence on a daily basis, and a lot of the every-day evidence points to a chaotic universe devoid of a purpose. I’m reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time right now, and I think the argument for a unified theory that gives order to…[Read more]
I like how you approach this issue, Matt. I am a pretty practical person, and I like to think that many of the problems arising in the world, especially health care, are driven by numbers and hard data. You draw attention to the simple cause and effect of lack of money and exacerbated medical problems. I think you ought to look into how free…[Read more]
It seems as though the generic image of a balanced breakfast is incomplete without milk, the hallmark of childhood wellness. The white liquid is so pervasive in our culture we seldom take the time to think about
I like the way you gave two different reasons for decline of milks popularity. I did not think about the advent of different drink alternatives as one of the causes of milks decline. I have noticed the general decline of milk drinking, especially in a family that does not drink milk due to the calcium. Overall, great job on the milk education.
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.