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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

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    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

  • Jaime
    I think the points you brought up are true for many teens. When I got a job, it changed who I was as a person. It made me think about what I have and how hard it is to accomplish a goal. I think this is a lesson all should learn. At the same time this pends on what type of job your are working at. I think your job should be reflective on…Read More

  • Ethan,
    I really enjoy reading about your topic, because today in the sports worlds it is such a big deal. I believe the NCAA is one of the most corrupt industry and it is a tragedy that individual players can not make money off their likeness. I think college sports have actually lost in the fact that instead of staying in the NCAA they jump to…Read More

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