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    Our New Future

    Our country has improved in many senses over the last decades, in technology, demographics, society, values, and even people. With more people migrating and immigrating to America, our populations, ethnicity, and races are changing as well. White people, used...

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    Is AI Being Biased?

    Artificial intelligence and technology is being used on a daily basis not only by teenagers but by companies as well. These past years it has been used more frequently by big companies during hiring processes. But how does AI...

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    • Dear Diana :
      I am quite curious about something you said on your post. More specifically, where it said about AI sorting resumes.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “As of now, companies and other software developers are working hard on developing and improving AI so that hiring people is easier and to make sure that the correct and qualified people.” I wonder why if it seeks for qualified people, it tend to choose more men.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem like a decent writer.

      From Tadeo

    • Diana,
      I never thought something artificial could produce human biases like this. It makes me wonder how these biases are programmed in or created. I found it interesting how the AI biases directly line up with the ones found here, as many humans who hire for companies tend to choose men over women, just like what the AI does. I feel like this connects to ads, such as the ones on Instagram, that specifically target people based on race, gender, location, and more.
      I found this pretty interesting article on types of AI biases you may like https://research.aimultiple.com/ai-bias/
      I would love to see ways on how to combat this type of AI prejudice. Thank you!

    • Diana, this should be a problem that is more widely addressed. Do you think there is a reason that people are not hearing about the biases programmed into AI during the hiring process? I would think that such a stark issue should be talked about more. In the efforts to reprogram the AI, how does one insure that absolutely no bias is included in the machine? Should applications be devoid of any irrelevant personal information? Great job on the article.

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    Fake News on Social Media

    With technology advancing, fake news has become harder to identify on social media. And even in today's events - political, social, and influential - there have been posts on multiple social media platforms that are misleading or biased. For example,...

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    Loneliness During Quarantine

    Many of us teenagers have felt unmotivated, lonely, tired and even sad, since the beginning of quarantine, which began last March. We depended on friendships, school activities, teachers, sports, and clubs to distract us of our problems and to...

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    • Its awesome to see someone one talking about the isolation that teenagers have felt during the pandemic. Teens really thrive off of the social connections in their life, so cutting those off for a long period of time puts strain on teenagers social skills. This was an really cool discussion post!!

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    Penny Production

    According to Upfront's latest edition, experts are considering whether or not to stop the production of pennies. When you see a penny on the floor do you pick it up? Not likely right? That is because we see pennies...

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    • Diana,
      This was an interesting post!
      Do you know whether pennies will still be legal tender if they are no longer being produced?
      Personally, I’ve heard that pennies cost more to produce than they are worth, so I think the production of pennies should be stopped.
      I’d be interested to know more about the counterarguments against ending production of pennies.
      Great post!

    • Hey Diana, I found your post “Penny Production” very interesting. Its similarity reminds me of something I posted not so long ago which was also a debate whether we should get rid of establishments that don’t accept cash. In the times we’re living in right now some find it easier to use credit cards than exchange cash that others have touched, but they also have to keep in mind those people that don’t have credit cards and only carry cash. Same with the pennies I would say. I agree I never pick up pennies when I see one I leave it there or when I do get some when I receive change I just throw it in my piggy bank. I’m not much of a coins person when it comes to paying so I only like using cash, but I would say it’s not a necessity for them to get rid of the pennies because there are people who use them and it may be the only thing they have to pay. Thank you for sharing, I hope to see what you write soon.
      -Yamile Beltran

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    Are monkeys taking over Thailand?

    Imagine if you lived in a city that was heavily populated with dogs? Cats? Lizards? Well some people are living with monkeys. The people of Lopburi, Thailand have been negatively affected because of this. According to Upfront's latest magazine issue,...

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    • Hey Diana, really funny post. I’m surprised to see that animals are also having problems with covid. Although I feel bad that the monkeys’ food supply has been cut off; I can’t help but chuckle at the thought of seeing a stray monkey walking down the street.

      -Alvaro C.

    • Hey Diana, this post is very interesting! Maybe because this is very unusual to us, but I find it crazy how the monkeys became to adapt to the pandemic and then eventually started attacking people. I will be looking into this article and see what has happened ever since. Thank You for the interesting post !

    • Hey Diana,
      I am excited about your post because I like monkeys. I think it would be pretty cool if monkeys took over America. There probably wouldn’t be any more war then.

      One thing that stands out to me is that they would feed the monkeys candy and soda. This makes me sad because the monkeys probably got sick from eating it. They should stick to a healthy diet and probably don’t know any better.

      Looking forward to your next monkey post!

    • Hey Diana, I am surprised about your post because I have never really heard of city that’s getting over taken by monkeys. One thing that stood out to me in this post was the fact that the monkeys were attacking the civilians for food. I think that the city should learn from this and they should tell the tourists that they are banned from feeding the monkeys. They can also put up signs that says “DO NOT FEED MONKEYS.” I feel like that would be pretty helpful.

    • Hey Diana, I found this post to be very interesting because seeing monkey in a city is not an everyday thing. I myself am interested in monkeys and wonder what it would be like living in a city populated with them

    • Hey Diana,
      I was excited and surprised about your post about monkeys. As reading the post I have come up with that they should make an organization here in America where they may bring monkeys and if you would like to adopt one that they should let us so that we may be responsible for it. I would like this because I love monkeys very much and they are just fun to be around.

      I found it surprising how they were eating any types of foods that they would find which is very bad for their bodies. Monkeys will find a way to be fed during this time of the pandemic since there is no one out there watching over them. I’m feeling disappointed since they aren’t being taken care of and as well as them they are struggling with Covid-19.

      -Shirley V

    • Dear Diana:
      I am surprised with your post, “Are monkeys taking over Thailand?” because the monkeys were living fine then got adapted to tourists giving them food. Now that covid hit bad they are also having trouble finding food. The monkeys are now coming to the city and being aggressive with all people.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Because of the violent attacks, many were forced to close their own shops in fear of the future.” I think this situation of the monkies is getting worse because people that live in the city of Lopburi are moving away.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it caught my interest.
      -Rosa Zavala

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    Can TikTok break friendships?

    We all know that TikTok has become a pretty popular app for a while now. You can spend hours on the app scrolling through videos, that feature many topics such as makeup, comedy, cooking, politics, movies, fandoms, and so...

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    • Dear ,Diana

      I am delighted that you spoke about this because many people are afraid to talk about this kind of topic when they are the most important topics to talk about. “ Can TikTok break friendships? ,” because not only can tik tok break friendships but it also can affect a non healthy relationship.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is , “We all know that TikTok has become a pretty popular app for a while now. You can spend hours on the app scrolling through videos, that feature many topics such as makeup, comedy, cooking, politics, movies, fandoms, and so much more. ” I think this is important because many people are making money from dancing but we also have to talk about the side effects of the app being so called “fun”.Another sentence that was eye catching for me was: “But is it possible to exclude certain friends from starring in your videos?This stood out for me because it makes me think of a jealous friendship. Nowadays your so-called “friends” are the ones competing against each other. I do agree with you about social media breaking out friendship but I’d like you to elaborate more about the friendships breaking up.One reason I say this is because if people see this they only read how fun tik tok is but they won’t know the damage that can occur in your life especially when being involved with social media. I also respectfully disagree with you when you wrote “, friends can feel excluded when others make videos without them. Because of this, many have considered their friend’s feelings and have limited the number of videos they make with friends. This way they can enjoy spending time with them, and they can focus on what is happening around them.” The reason why I disagree with you is because how can they be spending time with each other if they feel excluded from their friends.

      Have you seen the movie “Save the Last Dance”? I thought you might be interested in this because of the friendship topic you were talking about
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really think topics like these are important.

      Writing by :Tasneem
      #Harvest

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    Virtually Traveling is a Thing Now?

    This unexpected virus has stopped people from enjoying everyday things such as family gatherings, going to amusement parks, attending concerts, and other things. And although many still travel through car, train, or other ways of transportation, traveling on an...

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    • Dear Diana, I have took the time to read your statements about virtually traveling and I have found it very interesting. This whole pandemic situation has started because of China and and started out there but it is crazy how they are finding a way to make money out of it. I found this topic very interesting and hope to read more about it, Thank You Diana.

      • Dear diana,
        Your post grabbed my attention and i took my time to read it. Your post is very interesting and it amazed me that we could travel virtually. i always wanted to travel around the world but like covid-19 started i haven’t had another chance travel, but sooner i will. I like the way you structured your post and how you gaved much details and how it would be great to travel virtually in this case. I see forward to see your next post.
        Sincerely Rosa

    • Dear Diana,
      I was intrigued by your post from the start because of the title as I know many things are virtual now, but I did not think virtual travel was. But I kept reading because I liked your report on the company in Tokyo making this a ‘reality’ and providing a way for people to travel. One thing that stands out for me is the question you pose at the end, “would you participate in something like this” because I believe it sparks a conversation beyond your post. I like how it makes the reader ponder if they would or not (I would travel virtually!). Your post calls on my dream to travel and makes me wonder if this is going to be the new way to see the world. I have always wanted to travel around the world, but have never been able to and this seems like a probable solution. However, I and most likely others would still like to see different places in person and to experience the adventure fully. Thank you for your post, and I hope to read more from you soon as your insight on this topic is appreciated. I am glad you chose this topic as I would not have known about this before, and I hope you keeping choosing to report on information that is unknown!

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    When Do you Really Become an Adult?

    Upfront's latest issue and its magazine called "When Are You Really an Adult?" discusses whether young adults at the age of 18 are mature enough to take on the many responsibilities that come at that age. It also discusses...

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    Venezuela´s Crisis

    Many of Venezuela's parents are leaving behind their children in order to find a better job and to be able to support their family. But what is causing them to leave Venezuela? Why not just get a job there?...

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    Could there be a cure soon?

    It has been about 7 months that many of us have gone into quarantine mandated by the government, due to the increasing COVID-19 cases. And even though it was to protect all of us, it has had some...

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    • Dear Diana,
      I was very intrigued by your post about a vaccine for COVID-19. I agree with you that by a vaccine getting created it would change the world drastically. It would let us humans go back to normal without having to use masks and businesses being able to reopen again. Although many of us want this vaccine to come out faster we have to keep in mind that for vaccines to usually be effective and safe it goes through a lot of tests and precautions which could take years or sometimes decades.
      -Litzy

    • Seven months have passed and the whole world is in quarantine. The world is in quarantine because of a sickness called COVID-19. We have been missing on interactions with other people for months now. A vaccine for this sickness could possibly take decades. To make this vaccine you will need a lot of tools and a lot of research. A vaccine for this COVID-19 would change everyone’s life and everything would go back to normal. What I learned from this is that Covid-19 is a serious thing and we all need to take responsibility in this and protect each other.
      Can make a vaccine really take more than a decade? How is everyone living in these terrible times in the world? How long will the people be in quarantine? Yes, making a vaccine can take more than a decade due to it using a lot of tools and a lot of research. How everyone is living is by staying 6 feet apart from each other and have no contact with another. As of right now, no one knows how long this quarantine will take it can take up to years until they find a cure for this sickness.

    • Hey Diana, I like how you included how this whole situation is worse than just staying inside though you did include the fact that we haven’t had any human interaction, but also how small businesses have to close down, Hopefully we get a vaccine and distributed properly in 2021.

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