Walter, your post causes a lot of awareness about an important issue. It is important that our generation tries to solve this issue so that generations to come won’t have to worry about it. Your suggestion about recycling and planting trees are huge in the fight against air quality. I live in Salt Lake City Utah, where each year we get a huge…[Read more]
I agree that some people think climate change is an issue out of our reach, but we can all do small things that help greatly.http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions#.WejHOUuGND8 suggest plenty of options, some that you mention in your article and also some alternative ideas that can help proven climate change. I agree that reducing carbon…[Read more]
With our school’s recent policy that requires students to bring a laptop to school, I have wondered if this helps or hinders our ability to learn. While on one hand it makes information instantaneously a
I thought this post was interesting considering that the integration of laptops is something that effects us all here at Judge. I too have wondered if having laptops in the classroom is helping or hindering our learning ability. While the school wifi has blocked numerous networks to keep us focused, i think it is safe to say that someway/somehow we find loop holes. Of course laptops are a very efficient way to get work done, but i think that they could possibly be deterring our ability to focus. The following article provides more info regarding this topic http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/08/18/536875865/15-years-later-how-did-it-go-with-maines-school-laptop-program
With how much soda I tend to drink on a daily basis, I wonder how much soda is too much. I have always heard that too much caffeine can be bad for you, whether its detrimental to your body or it just doesn’t let
Hi Carter! I found your post very informative. I was unaware that the bigger problem of caffeinated beverages is the sugar, not the caffeine. I found these statements shocking: “Some Starbucks coffees contain up to 40 grams of sugar, and each can of soda you drink is packed with about 39 grams on average. That alone is your suggested daily amount of sugar for most Americans. So after a little research, caffeine is not our problem. The amount of sugar an American drinks in one year, on average, is 66 pounds. That is due to the fact that almost everyday, we are exceeding our daily sugar limit by at least three times.” This is detrimental to our health and is a huge number we should be aware of when selecting drinks, where we sometimes don’t think of the ingredients like we do with food. I think it’d be interesting and strengthen your argument if you compared different caffeinated, sugar-filled drinks and then compared them to “healthy alternatives” to see if they really are a “good” substitute. Check out this article: https://www.caffeineinformer.com/sugar-in-drinks
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