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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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  • Charlie wrote a new post

    Vaping is a relatively new concept, but the idea actually dates all the way back to 1927, when a man by the name of Joseph Robinson came up with the first idea of the contemporary e-cigarette.  Later in the

    Vape: Fact or Fiction

    Vaping is a relatively new concept, but the idea actually dates all the way back to 1927, when a man by the name of Joseph Robinson came up with the first idea of the contemporary e-cigarette.  Later in the...

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    • If e-cigarettes were developed sooner, what other health concerns would we know about?

    • I actually understand what you are saying Charlie and I agree, some of the many people think that e-cigarettes are good, but actually they are worse than a single small cigarette.

    • I think this is a very interesting idea. I thought it was a new concept but I guess I was wrong. Why do you think vaping is so appealing to us now where cigarettes aren’t? I personally think cigarettes are far worse than vaping but vaping is also not healthy.

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    Ever since the beginning of the Manhattan project in 1942, humans have been obsessed with the inhalation total of one another.  And after it’s completion, that power leveled 2 cities and cost hundreds of th

    Here's how Russia's new weapon would leave us defenseless.

    Ever since the beginning of the Manhattan project in 1942, humans have been obsessed with the inhalation total of one another.  And after it’s completion, that power leveled 2 cities and cost hundreds of thousands of human lives in...

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    • Dear Charlie:

      I am interested by your post, “Here’s how Russia’s new weapon would leave us defenseless”, because apparently the weapon you speak seems to be a fairly strong weapon. It is also good to know what the nuclear missile can do.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ The USSR eventually developed ICBMs, which eventually (flash forward to December of 2019) led to the creation of the Avangard, the world’s first hypersonic missile.” I think this is interesting because we are talking about the first hypersonic missile.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because that missile seems to be very interesting. Especially what it can cause. Also, why did they make that missile if it is very powerful, like what purpose was it made for?

      Jenifer

    • Dear charlie,
      I was very interested when i saw the name of this post and it was scary to read that people are capable of making such terrible weapons. Something I would recommend you look in to is the use of cyber warfare. Cyber operations have been making strides in the world of war and It could effect us if we ever got into another cold war situation.
      https://www.afcea.org/content/pros-and-cons-cyber-command
      This is an article about cyber operations and I recommend you read it.
      -Samuel

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    For a while now, I’ve always noticed that countries with totalitarian Governments like the Soviet Union and North Korea, have kept secrets.  We’ve all heard stories that in North Korea they do things like bloc

    China's Big Secret

    For a while now, I’ve always noticed that countries with totalitarian Governments like the Soviet Union and North Korea, have kept secrets.  We’ve all heard stories that in North Korea they do things like block out western culture, and...

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    • Hey Charles, I found this post to be very interesting! I never knew the Chinese were holding mass amounts of muslims in concentration camps. I think we need to raise awareness about this attack on muslims and how they are being oppressed in China.

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    For boomers and many other of the older generations, college tuition is similar to a walk in the park.   But it’s similar for the younger generations, except everything is on fire, because it’s hell. For inst

    College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn't always like this. What happened?

    For boomers and many other of the older generations, college tuition is similar to a walk in the park.   But it’s similar for the younger generations, except everything is on fire, because it’s hell. For instance, in...

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    • Hey Charlie! I really like what you have said. I believe that college should be free and affordable for everyone. It is not fair that people can not go to college because they can not afford it. Even when you get financial aid for college, the prices are still extremely high. Making college free would help with college debt as well. I found a source that shares the pros and cons of making college free. I hope it will help you if you want to continue your research!
      https://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005432

    • Dear Charlie

      I agree with your post “College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn’t always like this. What happened?” because it cost so much more money than what it used to. It can be scary how much more it cost a year in order to go to school. Without help of loans and benefactors, only a small number of people would be able to attend college at the moment.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The University of Chicago cost around $850 per year ($7000 adjusted to inflation), and it was the most expensive school at the time. Now, average tuition is $59,000 per year, with the current most expensive school being Harvey Mudd college, at a whopping $70,000 a year.” I think this is scary because people now have so much debt that they can’t buy themselves a good house or car when they get out of school because they have to pay of their debt.

      Another sentence that I liked was: “But it’s similar for the younger generations, except everything is on fire, because it’s hell.” This stood out for me because It shows that people are angry with how much tuition cost now and it can cause problems in society.

      Have you seen this article https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/student-debt-has-increased-almost-61-billion-since-end-of-2017-survey-shows/2019/05/05/cf923122-6f90-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html I thought you might be interested in this because it shows that not only does it cause a problem with money, it also can affect people’s mental health. This article shows that people are likely to commit suicide in order to escape the debt they they get into over loans for college.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoyed the amount of research you showed in the post. I think that it was nice to see so many statistics on a topic, and it really helped provided a point in the article.

    • Dear Charlie,

      I agree with your post “College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn’t always like this. What happened?” because the cost of attending college is extremely expensive. And although more people are going to college, it’s generally because more and more people are expected to based on our modern society. In addition, families are making more in the recent decades, so they can provide financial help for their children.

      The sentence that stands out to me is the same as the sentence that stood out to Cooper. “One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The University of Chicago cost around $850 per year ($7000 adjusted to inflation), and it was the most expensive school at the time. Now, average tuition is $59,000 per year, with the current most expensive school being Harvey Mudd college, at a whopping $70,000 a year.” The idea that the tuition cost for college can skyrocket to that extent scares me. Imagine decades from now, imagine how crazy the tuition could be for our kids and grandchildren. In history, many events occur repeatedly. If we apply what happened in the past to the future, the tuition for future generations could be over $100,000

      Have you seen this article https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/23/as-us-college-costs-soar-some-students-find-bargains-overseas.html This article provides another side of this issue: the amount of people going to U.S. colleges may decrease within years and resorting to overseas colleges. This might help with the end of increasing college costs; however, it may not be very good for our economy.

      I enjoyed reading your piece, and I hope to see more writing from you. This topic is very relevant to our generation, and I feel that something should be done to help people go to college without the extreme college debt. I liked how you provided the statistics about the University of Chicago.

    • Your post is very interesting. I strongly agree with you; college is far too expensive. If you want to delve further into this topic maybe consider looking at this article: chttps://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-college-so-expensive-2018-4 . I think it would also be interesting if you wrote about possible solutions to this problem.

    • Hey Charlie, I really enjoyed reading what you had to say. Just the other day my teacher and I were talking about how the price of college has changed drastically even since they were in college. The price is way too high and this leads students to live their life trying to pay off student debt. I fear that the attendance rate of college will begin to drop again. I think this is something that needs to be addressed more! Great job on your article!

    • Great paper Charlie! It’s messed up how expensive it is for people to now go to college. I hope this trend changes and college can be affordable for many people again, though it shouldn’t outright be free.

    • Charlie this is a great paper!! I really enjoyed reading what you had to say about this topic that definitely concerns us as we are beginning our journey towards being college students and the problem that is looming over our heads is student debt because education costs so much money. I hope that you continue to research and write about this topic I would love to read what you have to say.

    • Charlie!
      I found your article really interesting because college tuition is affecting all students at Judge currently. Not only does it make students hesitate from pursuing higher education, it often limits students and their families from having a standard quality of life. Although some may argue that there are financial aid opportunities out there, it is extremely difficult to get substantial help for college education.
      I admire your creativity in the metaphor of “But it’s similar for the younger generations, except everything is on fire, because it’s hell.” It puts everything in perspective and easier to understand for people who are not familiar with the college tuition situation right now.
      One article that might help you expand your argument is
      https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-college-tuition-costs
      Good job on your essay!

    • Charlie,
      I really enjoyed reading this and honestly learned a lot. I think all of us as high school students worry about the cost of tuition, and have all at one point wondered why it has become so expensive. I never knew any of this information before reading this, and it was very interesting to read. I think this information could help a lot in the search for ways to make college and higher education more affordable.
      I would also recommend reading this article for more information on this topic, in case you want to look more into this.
      https://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-college-so-expensive-2018-4.

  • Charlie wrote a new post

    A fear of flying is not unusual, in fact it’s so common, there’s a name for it.  It’s called aviophobia, and 1 in 3 americans experience it. But is there a need for this fear?  Is it common for people to even ex

    What's the deal with Airplane Safety?

    A fear of flying is not unusual, in fact it’s so common, there’s a name for it.  It’s called aviophobia, and 1 in 3 americans experience it. But is there a need for this fear?  Is it common...

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    • Charlie, I also think that plane safety is about as good as it can get. There is always a chance that something may go wrong. Many people fly everyday and very few people ever crash in a plane. The numbers so that planes are actually very safe. Here is a link to help understand. https://www.google.com/search?q=airplane+safety&rlz=1CAHJUL_enUS759US759&oq=airplane+safety&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l6j69i60.9050j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    • Howdy Charlie,
      I agree completely with what you mentioned. There is a big fear surrounding airplanes. What creates this fear is most likely how modern the airplane really is. Most people are more comfortable with cars and boats because it’s not a relatively new thing.
      Here is a cool website that gives instructions on how to get over the fear of flying

      How to Get Over Your Fear of Flying


      Hope you enjoy!
      Best,
      Kaan

    • Hello Charlie, I think that plane safety is becoming better and better. The reason I say this is because my older brother works for Boeing and I contacted him about this issue. He recommends that you try and contact some of the people at Boeing and see what all they are doing to fix these problems. good luck if you proceed with doing this you may also talk to me and get his contact information about these problems.

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