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    I chose ten lines from act 1 scene 3 lines 527-537.  The speaker of these lines is Desdemona. I learned while practicing this just how important the way you say things is. The words themselves are extremely

    Recording a Passage Othello

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/New-Recording-1.m4a I chose ten lines from act 1 scene 3 lines 527-537.  The speaker of these lines is Desdemona. I learned while practicing this just how important the way you say things is. The words themselves are extremely important because...

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    Dad, I am very torn. You gave me life and an education and I answer to you. I am your daughter but he is my husband now. As mother was so loyal to you and chose you over her father, I must also be

    Othello Close Reading

    1.3.208-218 Dad, I am very torn. You gave me life and an education and I answer to you. I am your daughter but he is my husband now. As mother was so loyal to you and chose you over her...

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    Talk regarding Planned Parenthood has been in the media spotlight as arguments on both sides about keeping funding for it have arisen. This talk about planned parenthood has caused many truths and misconceptions

    Misconceptions about PP

    Talk regarding Planned Parenthood has been in the media spotlight as arguments on both sides about keeping funding for it have arisen. This talk about planned parenthood has caused many truths and misconceptions about this organization to rise. The...

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    • Hi Ceceli! I love the research that you’re doing, it’s very important to find the misconceptions about Planned Parenthood and educate those that have certain misconceptions. It’s hard to have a conversation when uneducated parties try to make points that aren’t even relevant or true. I think it’s pretty cool that our classmates knew so much about Planned Parenthood in your survey, it gives me hope for our generation!! Here’s an article that talks more about planned parenthood misconceptions if you wanna take a look: https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/misconceptions-about-planned-parenthood.html

    • Ceceli, I really enjoyed this post because PP is relevant in our lives so much. I believe that we need to keep the PP’s open. They have helped women all across the world in so many ways. Many people don’t understand that and that is why it is important to start informing others. I took your survey as well and it is awesome that we know so much about it already. Here is an article I found: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/6-myths-about-planned-parenthood/

    • Ceceli,
      This is a very relavent and interesting topic that I wish people knew more about. I think that the misconception that all planned parenthood does is abortions is ridiculous and neglects to realize how many people that need the help that they offer. It isnt fair to deny people basic medical care and contraceptives especially if we dont allow them to get abortions and people need to get much more educated on the subject and how helpful it is to so many people.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-planned-parenthood/2011/04/14/AFogj1iD_story.html?utm_term=.a60293120a1f

    • Ceceli, I think that your topic concerning the misconceptions of Planned Parenthood is very important as it plays a very big role in our society. Many people underestimate how much good it does for humanity as a whole, and not everybody understands this idea. I found it shocking when you said that, “The most common misconception formed about planned parenthood and what they do is that they are all about abortions.” I provided a link to a website that goes more in-depth on this issue. Thank you for sharing and please continue to write more!
      https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/6-myths-about-planned-parenthood/

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    Planned parenthood is in the media spotlight as “Republicans push to block funding for the group because it provides abortions for women.” (CNN). Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year in funding from the

    Funding Planned Parenthood

    Planned parenthood is in the media spotlight as “Republicans push to block funding for the group because it provides abortions for women.” (CNN). Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year in funding from the government that ends up being...

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    • Ceceli,
      I’m so happy you chose this topic, because it’s something that I think you feel very strongly about, and so do I and many other people. I’m also happy that you addressed the subject of private donations with regards to the funding of planned parenthood. It’s really hard to say whether these donations would be able to uphold such a large community that is trying so hard to help so many people, I wonder if any of your personal research via interviews and surveys could find any of that out? Also, I think it would be really beneficial to mention the other services that PP provides as a counterargument, so that it is clear that the idea of Republican’s “anti-abortion” views are completely absurd in this case, because PP isn’t just an abortion clinic. I love the topic!

    • Cec- This is a great article, and I think you did a great job sticking to the facts. On such a controversial topic, it can be hard to look at actual evidence towards either side, or facts that don’t play into either argument. Your article did a great job informing the reader on the views of certain groups, and I also learned about how exactly money from taxes goes towards planned parenthood. I think it would be great to pair all of these facts with the opinions of a few experts in your research paper. Excited to read more from you!

    • Ceceli- this is a great topic to discuss because it is so prevalent in so many people’s lives. The thing I have noticed when discussing this issue with people is that it is not a logical or moral one. it seems to be an emotional one on both sides. I see pro life pro choice arguments come down to the most basic: that’s just how I feel and you’re not going to change my mind. So often this is what we need to counter in the world today is finding a way to appeal to the emotional side of people you disagree with rather than their logical side.
      Thanks, Simon

    • Ceceli, I think you did a good job with this post, objectively speaking. you stuck to the facts and addressed all the things PP does which many don’t realize. you also made it unbiased which is challenging to do especially with a heavy topic like this. this article, https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/misconceptions-about-planned-parenthood.html should help deepen your research on this. Personally i do think abortion is wrong but without it we would have more deaths from illegal abortions. I think we should cut funding slightly for other just as important organizations and PP should move their focus away from abortion and maybe give more attention to the other aspects that you brought up giving it a friendlier reputation. Cant wait to hear more from you.

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    Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides affordable reproductive health services. Planned Parenthood’s goal is “to provide trusted community health care, inform and educate the community, l

    So, what does Planned Parenthood actually do?

    Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides affordable reproductive health services. Planned Parenthood's goal is “to provide trusted community health care, inform and educate the community, lead the reproductive health and rights movement, and advance global health.” They...

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    India has become a very special place to me and is very close to my heart. I travelled there this past December and think about it everyday. I learned a lot while there; things ranging from what it is like to

    Challenges facing the women of India

      India has become a very special place to me and is very close to my heart. I travelled there this past December and think about it everyday. I learned a lot while there; things ranging from what it is...

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    • Ceceli, I loved how passionate you are about this issue. You can really tell it through your writing. It is crazy to think about how privladged we are to live in such a safe and oportunistic envrionement for women. Why do you think that they treat women the way the do? Is it because of their religon, or is it just because they are a less developed country? I thought about those two questions while I was reading your post. I found this article that talks a lot about every day life in India for a women (even though you already probably know much about it). https://www.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/asia/india-women-challenge/index.html Good luck with your project! It is a very interesting topic.

    • Ceceli,
      What a moving topic to discuss for your research essay! It’s crazy to think how much of a big deal the wage-gap is in America when in other countries there’s no wage-gap to begin with because women are hardly ever even in the work face. Any time I learn new statistics about other countries, it makes me realize how inadequate the problems Americans face are. I think that adding more statistical evidence, and less opinion would be more effective in your research essay. I think the first and last paragraphs can include some personal opinions, but the rest should be solely based on evidence. Although, I do see how this may be hard to do since you’ve firsthandedly experienced the discrimination against women in India. The article- https://news.impactalpha.com/women-are-rising-to-indias-challenges-cda7555f723f?gi=51fb4d7f95a1 talks about the rising of women in India’s workforce, and I think it would give you some great specifics to add into your essay!
      Jenessa

    • Cecili,

      It is a tremendous burden to bear even in thought and solidarity with women in India (and other countries) for whom these injustices are common. I love your post because it gave me an insight into the plight of these women. I think this is important to highlight because it helps us to be aware of issues that affect women and I hope that it serves as a catalyst to bring change to the world. One thing that stands out for me in your writing is “Acknowledging that there is an issue is the first step to solving or beginning to solve a problem this large.” This is vital to us becoming more responsible for our world and those in it.

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    As a senior in high school I have entered the realm of college applications, waiting for acceptance, and selecting the place that is the best fit for me. It’s a scary process because there are so many aspects to

    What needs to be done about the rising cost of college tuition?

    As a senior in high school I have entered the realm of college applications, waiting for acceptance, and selecting the place that is the best fit for me. It's a scary process because there are so many aspects to...

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    • Ceceli,
      I wrote , my post on the same topic because it is such a pressing issue, especially to our class. Getting in to schools doesn’t even seem like that much of an accomplishment anymore, because I can’t afford most of my schools. The fact that college costs have skyrocketed while income has remained constant is terrible. It means that top-tier schools are only getting students who have enough money to attend, which is not how the system should work. I think you would like the article the New York Times wrote on the subject: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/upshot/america-can-fix-its-student-loan-crisis-just-ask-australia.html. It offers several possible solutions, which have been tried and tested in other countries. Thanks for your great article, keep up the good work!
      -Logan

    • Ceceli, as a fellow senior, the price of college is weighing heavily on my mind. I went to your first site and found it interesting that Rockefeller saw student loans as a way of coping with the high cost. I found a site ttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/forget-bad-debt-college-loans-are-the-worst-debt/ about how student loans are non-deductible, gains no equity, doesn’t grantee employment, and follows one forever. I think it’s an important part of the cost since many students plan on taking out loans, some of which they cannot pay back. Thanks for writing on this issue, and can’t wait for you next post.

    • Dear Ceceli,
      I am surprised about your post, “What needs to be done about the rising cost of college tuition,” because college funds is already a lot of money. I am now a junior and this makes me think real hard if I should go to college or not.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ According to the article, rising cost of American college tuition the average cost for a year at a four-year college ranges from $9,410 for in-state public tuition to $32,410 for private tuition.” I think this is frustrating because I’m a junior and I feel that by the time I graduate the college tuition would be higher than $32,410.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I need to know more about the future and what can I do to prepare myself.

    • Dear Ceceli,
      I am not surprised by your post. I know a lot of students are concerned and worried about financial issues when it comes to paying for college. Your post reminds me of a time more then 25 years ago when I was in college. I struggled to find funds to attend the school I wanted to go to. I was forced to work and find other ways to be able to afford my tuition. Although the working was a positive experience, I also lost out on a lot of college opportunities because I was working. I am also concerned about being able to afford college for my own children.
      I hope that this country assists families in finding ways for students to attend the college of their choice.
      -Lauren

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    Cellphones have become an integral part of our modern day society. It’s as though we cannot make it throughout the day without checking our phones and this is something that has become normal. Interactions with

    What effect do cellphones have on our relationships and our health?

    Cellphones have become an integral part of our modern day society. It's as though we cannot make it throughout the day without checking our phones and this is something that has become normal. Interactions with other people have been...

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    Words are extremely powerful; they can describe any emotion we are feeling and allow us a way in which we can express them. Though there are other ways to communicate, such as with body language, it is most

    Enigma

    Words are extremely powerful; they can describe any emotion we are feeling and allow us a way in which we can express them. Though there are other ways to communicate, such as with body language, it is most easily...

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    • Words are powerful as you say in your post. I see them as being part of the world that is not seen as important because of the sheer volume of them we hear. The word enigma is fascinating in that it makes the reader or listener ponder what is the enigma and because of its elusiveness it can mean different things or be a different image to everyone.

    • Ceceli,
      I never knew there were that many words in the English language and despite there being 200,000 I still often struggle with what to say. Like you, I also enjoy the word enigma and heard it first in the imitation game. There’s a certain mystery to the word itself and it almost sounds like another language. thank you for your post, and I look forward to hearing more.

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    With Halloween lurking around the corner and spooky sensations all around, it is the prime time for the horror industry. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year and since it is about two weeks away I

    What is so appealing about the horror industry?

    With Halloween lurking around the corner and spooky sensations all around, it is the prime time for the horror industry. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year and since it is about two weeks away I...

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    • Ceceli,
      I am not too big of a fan of horror movies, so your piece interested me. After reading the last paragraph I was somewhat disappointed because of how much more I would like to see! I understand you were probably going for more of a short and sweet essay, but there’s a lot of potential in here. If you wrote something more in depth about the ideas of horror movies, it could become really popular! Now these are just ideas, and I love what you have here. I do also want to let you know there are a couple grammar and spelling mistakes in here, but a one look over to find them wouldn’t hurt. I do think the question you posed was interesting, and I hope to see more!
      Thanks.

    • Ceceli, I am just like you I love watching scary movies and going on rollercoasters. I like being scared its exciting and its nice to know Im not the only one. Have you always liked scary movies since you were little?

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    I am an only child. I was raised with cousins who were similar to my age so it was kind of like I had siblings but not the same. I wanted to know how a sibling affects the way a child acts and if this affects them

    What it's like to be an only child

    I am an only child. I was raised with cousins who were similar to my age so it was kind of like I had siblings but not the same. I wanted to know how a sibling affects the way...

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    • Ceceli, I found it interesting that your post was about being an only child. I know that being an only child, has played a big part in your life, and I can kind of relate to being an only child. My brothers have both recently left home, and I definitely do feel more independent without them being at the house. The statement “The scans of those only children who showed less agreeable traits showed less gray matter in the medial prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain known to be involved in thinking about the self in relation to others” is very intriguing to me. I definitely can tell a difference in people who are only children vs kids with siblings. For example in preschool, the kids with other siblings are more willing to share their stuff, where kids who are only children, are more dependent and a little bit more unwilling to share their belongings. With that being said I know your family has played a major part in your life, and you are constantly with your cousins. Do you think that being an only child with interactions with your immediate family had affected you as badly as kids with little to no family interactions? I found this article about how only children are more likely to be a leader of a group, and it is interesting to read this, due to the fact that I can see a very dominant figure in your personality. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8gkqga/we-asked-some-experts-if-being-an-only-child-really-fucks-you-up-836. This article was very interesting and it is insightful to see how being an only child can impact your life.

    • Ceceli, your post is super interesting. I had no idea that being an only child could change the actual structure of somebody’s brain. It’s interesting to see somebody else’s point of view and hear about their family experience especially because I am not an only child. I also think it’s interesting that you grew up with your cousins, so that could have limited the effects of being an only child. Anyways, great post!

    • Dear Ceceli,
      I am an only child as well and I can relate to this post a lot. After thinking about myself and people with siblings, this post rings true. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-discovered-that-being-an-only-child-affects-brain-structure This article tells of a similar article to yours as well, but the reason the only children have better thinking and creativity is because (possibly) they spend more time on them, so they can foster their intelligence. But I would have to say I lack a lot in social skills, then I could have had if I had a brother or sister. If you could do more research about this and post about it again. I would love to read it.

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