I wrote a really great comment, and unfortunately Youth Voice is an awful website that still has bugs and it failed to post and now I’m unable to get back my comment. So here’s a new comment that may not be as detailed, but will get my point across.
I really enjoyed this article and the amount of detail and care you do for these…[Read more]
Elena, I really enjoyed the insight you had about the pros and cons of minimum wage, like you I believe minimum wage should be raised, and I still believe it should be raised after reading this article. For example in Utah the minimum wage is $7.25, if that were to get increased by just as little as 1, 2, 3, or even 4 dollars it’d really help…[Read more]
I think you make some really good points, but personally I don’t care about uniforms anymore. I’ve just gotten used to them at this point. But the advantages of them aren’t just to help everyone look the same or help stop bullying, but it’s nice to have them. Instead of sitting in front of your closest picking out an outfit for 10-20 minutes every…[Read more]
This past week during Dr. Dasch’s Zoology class we learned about being environmentally friendly and how even though we may be thinking and doing environmentally friendly acts we still may still just be hurting
Chanakya, I really enjoyed you article discussing the build up of plastic on our planet. For my research project, I am also looking into pollution, but I’m researching light pollution. I think this article regarding a type of plastic-eating-bacteria will help! https://www.popsci.com/bacteria-enzyme-plastic-waste
Chanaka, you being up a lot of important economic issues revolving around plastic and propose some great solutions. I didn’t know that you cannot recycle the cap and small ring on a water bottle, and I feel like that information should be more available to people. It is extremely concerning to hear about how, “we have 11 giant plastic islands that are floating in our oceans”. I think one of the major ways we can help with this is by bring light to the fact of how much we are hurting the world around us. One of the organizations that is pushing to do this is the Plastic Pollution Coalition. They are making an effort to educate people about the eight million tons of plastic that go into the ocean every year. I’d love to hear more about what the individual can do to reduce plastic pollution and how we can use policy to push industry away from plastic usage.
You make some really good points, but I have some experience in this area. My parents are both immigrants, and I’m the first generation American in my whole family. My parents moved to the U.S. from India, and have lived here for nearly 20 years. Throughout the years they say they’ve noticed a lot of change in the country. Earlier, 20 years ago,…[Read more]
Audrey, I think you make some extremely valuable points, but for the student loan situation to improve. America must rebuild it. Or rethink it. We need to look at similar countries with similar systems such as Australia, and learn how to implement that into our system. The way student loans work now is horrible due to students not being able to…[Read more]
I think you have a really good valid point that plastic bottles are an issue around the world; not only is it harmful to animals and the environment. But we also have to think about how the production of these bottles are also harmful to the environment. The only solution is either to use reusable bottles, or find a new alternative to plastic. But…[Read more]
I agree that dress codes are good. They help people not stand out, and and less stressful to think about what you’ll wear for school in the morning. But the way people get treated for it is unreasonable. Especially at Judge when the faculty and staff prioritize something like “an untucked shirt” to stop class to tuck in their shirt.
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