• 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…[Read more]

  • Matthew I really liked reading your post. The emotion you put in really made me attach to your story. I like how you said a quote your brother said, then elaborated on why you liked it. For example how you noticed your brother always wanted you to succeed more than him. In a future post I think you should apply what your brother has taught you to…[Read more]

  • 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

  • Maggie,
    I found your study on relations to brain and serial killers very interesting. I have studied serial killers such as the Zodiac Killer and Jeffrey Dahmer, and found what you said about the brain to be true about these killers. The most fascinating part to me is “When killing victims, brain scans show that they never develop a form of a…[Read more]

  • Colin commented on the post, My Poetry of Place 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…[Read more]

  • 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

    • 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.

  • Sofia I thought your views in your post were very interesting. Living in Utah in my whole life I have definantly seen a shift from the strong mormon presence to more liberal views. I have gone to Catholic school my whole life so I have always been around liberal view. Recently I have seen a change people moving away from LDS faith in our highly…[Read more]

  • Denise I found your points very interesting and I agree with you. The way the players unite and conduct themselves is very admirable. They have every right to take a knee, and by doing it peacefully are teaching young kids how to protest for what they believe in. President Trump comments on the issue I believe were out of place. The issue is…[Read more]

  •      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

  • Daniel, I thought you brought up some very good points about what we as Americans stand for. You used good sources and I enjoyed how you pulled out your favorite quotes and even included a part of the Declaration of Independence. I also found it interesting how you wrote about the view of an immigrants ideals of America and how he values equality.…[Read more]

  • Jerome, I thought your topic was very interesting. I play football too and I never thought of that when I was injured this season. Why do you think this inequality exists? I found an article about racial inequality in college football that may help.
    https://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/19/ncaa-problems-race
    Very unique topic. Please post…[Read more]

  • Moiranda, I think you picked an excellent topic to dive deeper into. I liked how you made it interactive and wanted to see your viewers opinion. I found an article that elaborates on sexism today to form background knowledge. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/sexism-in-todays-society
    What made you compelled to pick this topic? Please post the…[Read more]

  • Javier, I really enjoyed your comment about the correlation of poverty and crime. I think it is a huge issue in our world today. I also liked how you made it personal as well. Some further things to think upon could be going deeper into economical status and looking how you get out of poverty, and looking at different races in overly stricken…[Read more]

  • Dominic I found your article very intriguing. I too believe the NBA is in trouble, but for different reasons. I think there is no clear face of the NBA at this time, and so the NBA is struggling to find an identity. I do like you point to Stephen Curry not being to much of villain, and you are right, about a passing off the torch type deal. What…[Read more]

  • Kayden, I found this question very interesting and found myself wanting to learn more. I most intriguing part of the article you included was how twins grow off each other and from experience. This shows how early interaction with people your own age is important in early development. I found an article talking about if twins have their own…[Read more]

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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

    • 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 Collin,

      I Believe Kanye West is a big impact on our generation.Even though people do think he is crazy he has impacted us in a good way and a negative way.He tries to be different which has helped him bring new ideas and make people have a different point of view.I agree with your opinion with he has made a big impact on our generation.

    • Dear Colin,
      I myself am not a big fan of Kanye west , but i do like some of his older tracks. I also think that Kanye has made a huge impact on our generation, he has been an iconic symbol and will be remembered just like william shakespeare because he is a poat from our genretion. Kanye west has aslo manufacture his own shoe and has made it one of the most iconic shoes other then the jordan, every celebrities has a pair of the yeezys, some of the shoes are going up for $20,000, and he has done all this in less then 3 years. It seems like kanye been making good decisions his whole life, wifing up kim has to been a reason why they are both so successfull , they are a power couple, they will keep geting richer, they will take over this generations if they havent already.

    • Dear Colin,
      Your Essay is very good because you show and explain your personal view of Kanye’s type of style and way of living. As if he was made to speech and become a very big influence. You say “Never afraid to say how he feels. His opinions can be viewed one of two ways, abrasive, or genius. There is no doubt he has affected our generation, but in what way is the question”. You make this statement and it sticks out to me because Ye has thrown down a lot for the music game and for the youth by making clothing and speaking his mind about his perception. It is very interesting because this man has changed a lot of things in this century.

    • Dear Colin,
      I found this intriguing and I have a couple things to say. Someone crazy isn’t able to reach that sort of success, inspiring people, and altering hip-hop. It takes creativity, passion, and understanding of your craft and art. Kanye does out of the ordinary things but i still respect him as an artist even if he were crazy.

    • 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

    • I am intrigued by your post because I agree with how Kanye has changed the rap world with instrumentals and auto tune. He has set a different type of culture which everyone loves. He has set the world on fire with new fashion and has set high heights with new sound. One thing you said that stood out to me is when you said, “He has placed his views on religion, people, and culture as a whole front and center. Never afraid to say how he feels. His opinions can be viewed one of two ways, abrasive, or genius. There is no doubt he has affected our generation, but in what way is the question. He has been known for single handedly innovating the music industry to new heights whether it be from new sound, fashion or stage ideas.” I think this is interesting because Kanye isn’t like the rest of these rappers. He stands for what he believes is right and kind of stands in his own category in this rapping world unlike the others. He might be one of the best top unique rappers in history.

    • 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.

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