• In modern society, we are surrounded by information. Whether we are looking at twitter, texts, status updates, constant emails, or accessing infinite amounts of information on the internet, our brains are

    • Cheryl, I thought this was really interesting, and I notice it happening a lot in my day to day life. For example, I can’t work on math for more than two hours, even if it’s a concept I’m really good at, because I start forgetting everything and making careless mistakes. This also happens to me in Theater, where the fiftieth time I recite a monologue when I’m trying to memorize I actually make more mistakes than my earlier attempts at working on it.
      I found this article about having information at our fingertips which might interest you if you want to research further into this topic and how it relates to decision making. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/glue/201212/why-too-much-data-disables-your-decision-making
      Keep it up, this was a really cool topic to learn about.

    • Cheryl I found your piece very intriguing, and very relatable. The amount of activity an average teenager does on a device connected to the internet is astonishing. The fact that too much information actually inhibits learning is very interesting. I have come to notice this when I try to cram for an exam, or practicing for sports. I think we have lost our way of studying effectively. We either study way to much to the point of exhaustion, or get to bored with the material. I found an article on why students get bored and don’t perform well. https://www.livescience.com/23493-why-we-get-bored.html
      Great work Cheryl, I can’t wait to see what your write next.

    • Cheryl, I thought this was very interesting. I agree that my attention span has gotten very short and I am often unwilling or unable to stay focused on one thing or ill be overloaded with to much that will keep me from getting anything useful done. Overall I think technology and all this info we have everywhere can be very useful if we use it right, but can also hinder us.
      I saw this article about flooding your brains engine with too much if you would like to check it out

      https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/conquering-cyber-overload/201102/flooding-your-brain-s-engine-how-you-can-have-too-much-good

  • My Home

    There’s a place.

    Not far from my mind but,

    far from my reach.

    It’s not just a place,

    It’s my home.

     I see the familiar smiling faces,

    And the sun always shining.

    Where endless hills are covered in

    • Cheryl,
      I really loved your poem about your home. The idea of home is something that I will miss so much when I leave but coming back will always be special because that is where most people have grown up in their whole life. A home is more than just four walls and a roof it’s a place where we know where everything is if our were blindfolded it’s a place where we can surrender ourselves to and shield us from the outside. A warm fire and a nice nice cup of coffee is where I see my home.

    • Colin replied 1 month ago

      Cheryl,
      I really enjoyed reading your poem about home. I liked how you were able to create happy thoughts even when your home is far away. Going off to college and entering a new transition, it is important to keep thoughts that cheer you up close to your hear. You made it clear that home is whatever you want it to be in your mind and has no restrictions. For me my home is around a bonfire with my best friends in Wisconsin.

    • Averi replied 4 weeks ago

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  • Cheryl commented on the post, From Passion to Product 1 month ago

    Hi Hailey!! First off I want to say that your article is so inspiring! I think it’s awesome you spent this much time finding something you’re truly passionate about and helping others. It’s really incredible you have found what makes you happy. I think it’s also really important to discover and identify our passions early in life. They help us…[Read more]

  • Hi Ariel!! I love your article on this topic!! I’ve never looked into this issue or even thought about it before. Obviously we all know equality exists but looking at it as it starts existing is really interesting. I think it’s really awesome that you are passionate about this topic and did enough research to know what exactly you were talking…[Read more]

  • Max, this is very interesting!! I think it is important that you are discussing this topic because in our society we need to better understand this because we can potentially help a lot of people. It will help us to further our knowledge on what causes sadness to stay for long periods of time and how to help people with depression and other…[Read more]

  • Cheryl commented on the post, Me In A Box 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Elizabeth, you’re article about your shadow box is so inspiring. I think it’s so incredible that you embrace your ethnicity in this way. You should be proud of your heritage and where you came from because that is who you are. You deserve respect from those around you. I think it’s awesome you are standing up to the stereotypes you have faced…[Read more]

  • Many of us throughout our lives ask this question and wonder to ourselves if we are that good person.

    When asking someone what makes a good person, you’ll find that many people will say many different things. You

    • Dear Cheryl,

      This article is great! You added some great, strong, and powerful words! Good job! This post makes me think that everyone are not good or bad people, but I am. And I agree, you will never know what a truly good person looks like. So keep up the good work! I love this article.

      Sincerely,

      Takeo

    • This is such of an amazing and interesting article. I just love how firm you are and aware of what it trully means to actually be a “good person”. I completely agree with you in the part where you, Cheryl, confirmed, “In my opinion there’s no one way this can be an accurate definition.” Building off of this part, a lot of people define a good persson in their own ways. Which will change over time and per person. Keep on thinking deeply about evrything!

    • Dear Cheryl,
      This article is good! I agree with you on how everyone is good and bad, but every person is good in their own way. Something that stood out for me is when you said “In my opinion there’s no one way this can be an accurate definition” what are you trying to say is how there is no right or wrong answer for people to understand about what “good” is, but your right like I said before everyone is good in their own way and their is a right defintion.

    • Hi Cheryl, I am intrigued by your research. People have different opinions about different things. You wrote that “you may simply never know what a truly good person looks life”, and I agree with this point because there is no actual definition of a good person so there is no way to give the accurate definition of good person. I also agree that we should look at positive side of ourselves. We were taught that we always need to think about other people and what impact will we bring to other people but how can a person know if he/she is doing the right thing or the wrong thing?
      Here is a useful resource for what defines a good person: http://isp.netscape.com/whatsnew/package.jsp?name=fte/bestqualities/bestqualities

    • Cheryl,

      All of what you’ve written here is really interesting, I like that you point out that everyone has some capacity to be “good.” This makes me wonder, is being a “good person” really objective at all? Everyone has different values, you mention religion and society as factors that create values for some people. I’m not sure if the definition of a good person is the same, or even similar to everyone. On the other hand, I think there are basic qualities of empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and others similar to these that will make someone a positive member of society, whether people define that person as “good” or not.

    • Dear Cheryl,
      This article is amazing! I am very intrigued with your post because you had some great key points along with great evidence relating to what you were saying. One thing you said that really caught my attention is when you said,”To me it is the willingness to produce or act in ways that better society and enlighten the hearts of those around us.” I think this is interesting because you are showing us what the real definition of being a good person is it’s something that has to come from your heart and mind.Thank you for sharing your post keep up the great work I will hopefully be reading more from you in the future.

      Regards,
      Samantha

    • Cheryl, this article is so great and has a lot of meaning to it, this post really defines what makes someone a good person you use well stated key points and facts. The goodness of a person is defined by who they are not just their looks and their actions. You did a really good job explaining this topic and putting your own opinion into it.

  • Hi Zoe! I really love your article. I think it’s really important for people to identify hate and what drives people to hurt or be mean to other people because our world is so overcome by violence and hate these days. We need more love and knowing that it’s important to have positive relationships and that these are what makes us human is…[Read more]

  • Hi Darrtell! I love you topic. I’m really interested in this because I find the health and safety of our world so important. We need our oceans and with people throwing trash into them and being careless about the wildlife that inhabits them, we are killing something vital to our universe. It’s crazy to think that if we keep going in this…[Read more]

  • Hi Walter!! Your post is awesome and I love what you’re doing for your research project because air pollution is such a big problem in today’s society. It’s good to be passionate about this topic because it truly affects all of us. I live in Utah and our air quality is one of the worst in the United States. It’s almost weird that ours is so bad…[Read more]

  • I just did your survey. I just want to say I really like what you are discovering here. I think it will be interesting to see how many people believe sexism still exists. In my opinion, it does in many aspects of our country. However I know many people who are afraid to admit they are a feminist or against sexism issues because they are worried…[Read more]

  • First off, I’d like to say I really like your article and discussion of topic. I’ve never truly asked myself this question because I’ve always excepted my existence to be human and live as a human. I find it very strange how lights would be the first thing to disappear. Do you think the human race could regenerate even with other mammals taking…[Read more]

  • Transitioning into our last year of high school, we are constantly being reminded of the ways we are growing and the important upcoming decisions we must all make. However how do we truly know what we’re supposed

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