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    I portrayed the role of Iago in Act 3 scene 3. Iago is talking to Othello of how jealousy can eat you alive. While practicing I had to seem stern and truthful as friend to Othello, but at the same time be a

    Othello yv2

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Or-hello.m4a I portrayed the role of Iago in Act 3 scene 3. Iago is talking to Othello of how jealousy can eat you alive. While practicing I had to seem stern and truthful as friend to Othello, but at the...

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    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

    Othello YV1

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here's...

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    Today around 11% of alcohol in the United States is consumed by kids ages 13-20 and 90% of that drinking is binging which is viewed as five drinks or more within a drinking period. In fact drinking has become more

    chemistry of underage drinking

    Today around 11% of alcohol in the United States is consumed by kids ages 13-20 and 90% of that drinking is binging which is viewed as five drinks or more within a drinking period. In fact drinking has become...

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    • Dear Allison, i like how you explained the harm of under age drinking and the key components alcohol has that can even more severely harm a person.After reading this this really could help parents have a more concern on their young one.

    • Colin I found your post to be very compelling in how to explained “Most teenagers are going to drink at some point through high school or college”– you explained this point very well and I could see your argument well throughout your post. I also found this website to be helpful in explaining that underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.

      https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/underage-drinking

    • Colin, this was a very great summary. You included evidence about laws that have been passed, fatalities, and different statistics about different age groups. I like how you also touched on both sides and explored the outcomes from different ages. I really liked the reference to the “forbidden fruit” and how it is actually a “rotten apple.” I think that gave your research a fictional feel, which is interesting because it’s fact-based. You should look at this research done by Boston College comparing the 21 and 18 year old drinking age I think it could help aid your research: https://www.bu.edu/today/2010/drinking-18-vs-21/

    • Colin,
      I found this very interesting. I liked how you gave strong statistics at the very beginning to draw in the reader. I also liked how you talked about the causes at the end and then gave reasoning for why the drinking age should be 18 to prevent binge drinking. You may find this link helpful: http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/articles/cqoped.html

    • Colin, I really enjoyed reading your piece. The facts you brought to light about drunk driving fatalities before and after the age limit were very intriguing. Also bringing up an essence of a forbidden fruit for the reasoning behind why teens want to try alcohol is a very good point. I completely agree with that point and I believe that teenagers often are striving to be able to view themselves as mature and this causes them to begin drinking to prove to themselves or others that they are mature and can drink alcohol to make them feel older or to numb them from pain. I enjoyed how you backed up your piece with the facts that you gave in your writing.

    • Colin,
      I found your piece on the chemistry of underage drinking interesting. You gave very strong statistics which greatly strengthened your argument. Your explanation of the “forbidden fruit” idea was well written and showed the detrimental effects that not informing children on the dangers of alcohol can have on adolescents. I found an article which debates the pros and cons of lowering the legal drinking age, which I think that you’d find interesting. I posted it below.

      Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

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    This week I conducted a survey viewing the underage drinking that is apart of our school. I asked students if they have consumed alcohol in the last month, how many times, and if any of those times happend to be

    Underaged drinking in highschool

    This week I conducted a survey viewing the underage drinking that is apart of our school. I asked students if they have consumed alcohol in the last month, how many times, and if any of those times happend to...

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    • Colin, I think this is a very pressing issue that needs to be brought up. I was surprised about the numbers that you had based on your survey, this article can give some more accurate non biased results if that is what you are looking for, I know that was one of your concerns, https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa37.htm. I don’t think lowering the age limit is the answer if fact I think we should get rid of it in general because age doesn’t determine maturity and that is what we are looking for. A legal age drinker in college may still binge drink while a seventeen year old may just enjoy a drink with their parents every so often. I think if we can find a way to measure maturity instead of just age, it will lower binge rates. The age limit was made because this is when the developing brain starts to finish up but everyone is different maturity levels vary by person. Can’t wait to hear more from you.

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    Underage drinking has become one of the biggest problems our country has had to face. It has become the number one drug of choice for teens, and its regular use makes it seem like there is no issue and that

    There is evidence that the by moving the drinking age to 18 instead of 21 will in fact benefit the United States instead of hurt

      Underage drinking has become one of the biggest problems our country has had to face. It has become the number one drug of choice for teens, and its regular use makes it seem like there is no issue and...

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    • You presented the problem quite well in this piece; I must agree, reducing the age would be amazing and work wonders for our nation. If you take a look at places like Germany, the legal drinking age is 16, but most places will serve you booze if you’re tall enough to sit at the bar counter. It definitely takes away that sort of forbidden aspect of it; reducing the age limit would most certainly prove beneficial in the long run, at the risk of a brief period of chaos at the start. There is, of course, the risk of integrating that view of booze with out culture; drinking as something illicit has been so ingrained into our culture at this point in time that if we were to do such a thing, it would run the risk or opening the gateways to something that the nation cannot handle. It truly is a gamble, but I favor the former option: lowering the age limit.

    • Colin, I enjoyed reading your article. I the difference between how Americans treat the alcohol problem compared to how Europeans have elected to face this stunning. I believe it is mainly a result of the culture difference. Much like what Zachary says, our urge to drink while underage is likely a sign of pressure, the feel to need something we can’t have, and how our media has portrayed drinking. Our examples of how to model our drinking laws do not have to extend across the Atlantic. We can take a look at our neighbors. Countries like Canada are not faced with this problem to the same extent the US is.
      I think you’ll find this link interesting to look at: https://drinkingage.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004294

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    The definition of Success is always changing and is viewed very differently in the eye of the beholder. One person’s failure, can be another greatest achievement. It seems today as if the end result is the only

    Success

    The definition of Success is always changing and is viewed very differently in the eye of the beholder. One person's failure, can be another greatest achievement. It seems today as if the end result is the only thing looked...

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    • Colin,
      This is a great post and you were able to argue effectively. Most people nowadays are too concerned measuring other people’s success with other people. https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201711/the-size-success The only thing I would ask is this: do you think you find more sources? You have a really abstract concept, and finding sources/information with this could be troublesome. I enjoyed your post and good luck on your final paper!
      Bobby

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    Growing up in the age of the technology I have had the privilege of having all types of information at the press of a button. At the same time I have also been able to put out information and communicate with

    Internet freedom

    Growing up in the age of the technology I have had the privilege of having all types of information at the press of a button. At the same time I have also been able to put out information and...

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    • Dear Colin, I really like your essay about net neutrality. I believe it is a super important issue of our time today, and it is essential that we keep net neutrality in place to stay competitive with other nations. The internet is essentially a ultillity in today’s day and age, so it should be treated as one too.

      Here is an article on how to save net neutrality:
      -https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/

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    Today everybody knows are nation is divided. We have people divided by race, religions, gender, political parties and so many other classifications, but the biggest divide in our nation is economical. Our largest

    Dividing a Nation

    Today everybody knows are nation is divided. We have people divided by race, religions, gender, political parties and so many other classifications, but the biggest divide in our nation is economical. Our largest problem today is in fact classism. After...

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    Today’s farms are fewer and bigger. Farming reached its peak 80 years ago in the United States. The number of farms in the country has fallen  from 6 million in 1935 to roughly 2 million in 2012. Though the am

    Farming in the 21st Century

    Today’s farms are fewer and bigger. Farming reached its peak 80 years ago in the United States. The number of farms in the country has fallen  from 6 million in 1935 to roughly 2 million in 2012. Though the...

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    • Hi Colin,
      I feel farming was common lifestyle and work choice of many people back then who wanted to make a living, but that sort of lifestyle has lost its lust today. I think as a society as we grew around the idea of technology and innovation, the idea that we can have foods that aren’t seasonal around us–we can now have these foods all season long (at a price!) has lead to farmers expanding. You make a good point in that many small town relied heavily on farms as an income source but today I still think there is a degree of people needed to maintain these large farms and corporations.

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         What is theone thing that drive success in our world? Success is everywhere around us varying in all types of ways. We see it in academics, athletics, politics and even in a social atmosphere. A proven way

    What Drives Success?

         What is theone thing that drive success in our world? Success is everywhere around us varying in all types of ways. We see it in academics, athletics, politics and even in a social atmosphere. A proven way to...

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    How has Kanye West negatively and positively influenced our culture? Kanye West has had one of the best musical discography of all time. His innovation in the music industry has pushed all types of genres of

    Kanye West: Genius or Crazy?

      How has Kanye West negatively and positively influenced our culture? Kanye West has had one of the best musical discography of all time. His innovation in the music industry has pushed all types of genres of music forward whether...

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    • Dear Colin,
      I found the title of your topic very intresting.I too think Kanye West is an intresting person.I think he does try and influence the youth because he’s always woke and trying to help us stay woke,but clearly some people don’t understand that and they just think dudes crazy. Although he could be crazy as well,or not crazy but because his mother died he hasn’t really been the same.
      I very much enjoyed reading this!

      Alexandria

    • Dear Colin,
      I am very intrigued by your post about Kanye West because personally I am not a hip hop person but I feel Kanye West has not made good choices in his life. It’s very true that nobody does but his however are more public and I would say he is very vocal about it also. I heard that he is a very good rapper in the hip hop industry so I do respect that. One thing you said that stood out to me was “Never afraid to say how he feels. His opinions can be viewed one of two ways, abrasive, or genius.” I think this is interesting because this shows how much influence he can have over people. Whether through his music or not, his ideas seemed to be liked by a lot of people. Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you introduce and talk about today’s pop culture. And that you are asking a question to your audience and giving a general idea towards the topic.

      Regards,

      Laura

    • Dear Colin,
      I am satisfied with your post because most people do not see the genius in Kanye West’s artwork. As Crazy as West may seem, he really does have good ideas and he does make good music.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I want to see if they view Kanye as the abrasive person who can not control himself, or if they really pay attention to him and listen/view his art.” I think this is interesting, because you pose a very interesting question and a interesting point of view. Kanye West has some of the most unique views in hip hop, and your post shines light on this.

    • Dear Colin, there is no doubt that Kanye West and other rappers have played a huge part in changing the lives of youth throughout the country and the world. When you ask the question of if Kanye has played a negative role in our lives or a positive role, I would answer with both. Kanye has brought light to many social issues throughout our country today, but he has also idolized himself. I think that Kanye should be revered as an artist, not as an idol that people worship. His thoughts and ideals are genius when you take them to heart, but the way he portrays himself and his life should not be an example to our new generation.

    • He made the yeezys

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