There is a growing concern for nomophobia all around the world. It is a phobia that describes a person’s nature to be stressed or upset when their phone is not with them. In an article from 2014, the US alone has
I liked reading your post. It was informative and well though through. I agree more people need to take part in wearing masks when they go outside. They are endangering themselves and others. What scares me the most are the people who are asymptomatic and think they don’t need to wear a mask. Your other point about staying indoors is…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that everyone is responding differently to the online schooling. Some are excelling while others are taking a turn for the worse. It is disheartening that this year we will not be able to walk for graduation as a collective class. I researched for some more perspective from other students on…[Read more]
There is a hashtag that has become more relevant on Instagram called, #fitspiration. Within #fitspiration videos and photos of extremely fit people are on display. The captions are either inspirational quotes or
Your summary was interesting. You have a good point about animals being killed or being taken as pets not being a good thing. In my biology class last year I learned about the genetics in dogs. I, for one love dogs and have two at home. It was shocking to hear that humans have genetically domesticated and transformed dogs to fit our…[Read more]
I loved reading your article. Becoming vegetarian is going to be one of the most impactful steps we can take as humans to help save our planet. I have been eating meat my entire life which causes me to believe that I can never not have meat be a part of my life. Do you think that people like me could ever fully quit a meat based diet?…[Read more]
A vegetarian is someone who eats a more plant based diet. There are six different types of vegetarians including lacto-ovo-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians, pesco-vegetarians, semi-vegetarians,
Hi Cora. I really enjoyed reading your article. I both agree and disagree with the solution you have proposed to counteract climate change. I think that becoming vegetarian could help in small ways because there are less factories that are polluting the air in order to package and process the meat we consume, but I also believe that things such as driving less would have more of an impact on us directly. I understand that the vegetarian lifestyle has health benefits as well but we also need protein from meat and other foods for our bodies as well. However, I do think that vegetarianism could greatly cut down on the factories used to process the meat, but even at that point i’m worried that there would be more methane released into the air if we are not keeping it in check somewhat by consuming the animals as well.
First off I thought your post was very interesting because I never knew there were so many variations of vegetarians and I had no idea that we could cut down greenhouse gasses that much! I would like to read another post by you discussing what approaches are the most beneficial for converting meat eaters into healthy vegetarians. In fact it’s something that I’m curious about myself, I know that fruits and vegetables are not enough to sustain you alone and many substitutions for animal products contain nuts such as almond milk. Do you think that people with allergies could sustain a vegetarian diet too? Anyways it’s such an interesting topic and I’d love to read more about it, maybe this article will give you a kick start! https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian
I really enjoyed this article, the topic is very interesting to me. I always thought being vegetarian would inevitably help the environment but I never actually did the research, so thank you for posting this now I know that it could very potentially help the environment. The only things I think you should change in the article to make it stronger would be to not state your opinion in the very beginning of the paragraph because it could make the reader think the article is untrustworthy because of possible bias. here’s where I got that from “I believe that being a vegetarian can improve climate change because through the little amounts of food being consumed by vegetarians there is a great possibility for an immense decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.” also there were some spelling error’s. Besides that very good article, amazing job.
This is such an awesome article. I really enjoyed reading your piece and agree with the points that you made. I personally am a vegetarian and one of my main reason for doing so is to decrease my role in global warming and climate change. Many people believe that in order to actually make a difference in changing the environment is to go all in, but it’s actually a lot simpler than that. Just by making small changes in our diets and actions we can decrease the climate change occurring on the planet. One article you should read is about the affects of doing “Meatless Mondays” https://www.meatlessmonday.com/for-the-environment/ and can help people ease into vegetarianism and or just consciously helping the environment. The vegetarian movement is becoming more relevant now than ever before. Awesome piece, definitely something that should be spoken of in a positive light 🙂
Hi Cora, I loved your article and the solution it proposed. You can really tell you did your research and that you know what you are talking about and want to do what you can to help our planet earth. I had no idea that eating meat regularly was bad for the planet and how much green house gas it produces, Im glad that there are places we can go to learn more about issues like this and how we can be more eco-friendly. Here is another article I think you should read about vegetarians and climate change! https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49238749
I think your solution is very interesting and can be taken in very different areas about the environment and how being a vegetarian will help the body. I think being vegetarian will help lower the green house emissions and lower the process of climate change. I think you should consider that going vegetarian is more expensive than buying meat-based products in your counter argument and how it will not be accessible for being to become vegetarian.
There are many ways that have come up to help address depression. For example, you can exercise regularly, take time off social media, or get more sleep. One of the other ways to combat depression that caught my
If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes, but still find that your depression is worsening, seek professional help. Needing extra help doesn’t mean you’re weak. Sometimes negative thoughts in depression can make you feel like a lost cause, but depression can be cured and you’ll feel better!
But don’t forget these self-help tips. Even if you are receiving professional help, these tips can be part of your treatment plan to speed up your recovery and prevent depression from recurring.
You’re article is very interesting because depression is something that is very common now and there should be a solution to it. The solution can be as easy as just showing a little more love to other people. Depression should be treated and hugs can make a difference.
I like the idea behind this because I think hugging can help a lot, however in severe cases hugging and physical contact may insight panic, anxiety and trauma in certain people. I also think that in recent years physical contact has been normalized to only be acceptable within romantic relationships which isn’t the case, I think by normalizing hugs there could be a huge positive impact not only on the support we show one another but they way we express relationships. One more thought I had about this, I think this is something that service animals can help with, the compassion animals show us can be extremely helpful especially for people who may get anxiety around other people. I think this was a really interesting post and I want to research more about this.
I completely agree with you that texting and driving is a very bad thing. Over the past decade we have become addicted to our phones that we feel it needs to be a part of everything we do. What makes our phones so addicting? Do you think there will be less crashes if there is a decrease in people texting and driving? Here is a link to…[Read more]
I loved the fact that you looked at the word family from different viewpoints. Family for me is a group of people I can be myself around. My family makes me feel comfortable. Would you recommend another book that is centered around the meaning of family? Here is a link to another article about the meaning of family,…[Read more]
Your post was intriguing to read although I do not agree with the fact that you said, “The whole education system in America is a joke and a fraud.” School is a necessary part about growing up because you learn how to interact with people. If we didn’t have school we would not be exposed to as much as we are now from different…[Read more]
I liked reading over your post. I completely agree that there are many more fights to come for same sex marriage to become a nationally recognized right. It is strange to think that America is the land of the free yet same sex marriage is not allowed in a majority of the country. Why do you think that is? What is so wrong about same sex…[Read more]
Your post was something I liked quite a bit. It was interesting how you intertwined your life with a topic that people can learn more about. I have been fortunate enough to not have cancer affect my family. Your post helped me to understand a little better what it feels like to have something like cancer affect your life. What would…[Read more]
Your post was very interesting to read. I think it is awesome that people are preparing to attempt to live on Mars. Ever since I was little I have been interested in space travel. The television series, Star Trek, and the Star Wars saga have always been a big part of my life. It is awesome this is becoming a reality. How does one sign up…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.