Yadira, I think your point about schools not being able to limit free speech can’t be disputed, but if you look at the school’s point of view there are some reasons they might want to stop their students from saying whatever they want online. One real-life example is that of US President Trump’s twitter account. Due to the first amendment, nobody…[Read more]
I think your mindset of focusing on what we can do instead of what we can’t do is key to getting through these tough times. We can spend all day thinking about what we’re missing out on, but the only thing we can control in this situation is our outlook on it. I like that you’re learning to build a computer because I built one a few years ago and…[Read more]
Hi Brett, I think it’s good that you’re bringing this topic up because with the amount of deaths per day from opioids (130) this should have more attention than it does. You did a good job about discussing what benefits opioids have in the medical field, but it would be helpful to hear about alternative solutions that could do similar jobs that…[Read more]
Hi Asher, I agree with you that violent video games are just an easy excuse that people use to avoid talking about the more abundant causes for violence in today’s youth. An idea you had that I thought would help solve this conundrum was that parents should put more effort into controlling what video games and media their children are exposed to.…[Read more]
This document shows the variation in concussion rates from high school to college. The largest difference that I noticed was that concussion rates for football was almost cut in half going into the collegiate
I agree with you, Dominic. I also believe that the reason for lower concussion rates for people in high school to college is because as you grow in a certain sport you tend to figure out shortcuts and have more skill. Some kids in high school could also be taking the sport for fun and not trying to look into the behind the scenes of the sport and are more prone to concussions. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150504120811.htm
I agree with you, Dominic. I think this is very prevalent in society today and head trauma is a major issue. Concussions are a big deal because they can lead to all sorts of problems such as CTE and other major issues. Thank you for sharing this information.Here’s an article you may want to look at: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/concussions
Hello Malanie, this topic you’re writing about is very interesting because I’ve never really thought about it before. I think your opinion is reasonable given your rationale and I agree with it, but I think there could be better systems put in place for improving voting for prisoners. One is that the prisoners should have good access to news…[Read more]
Hello Topey, I thought this article was very well-timed due to so much happening in the news with the Middle East. Personally I didn’t know half of the events you discussed, so this was a great small summary of what has led up to all of the new conflict that I didn’t know the history to. I also liked how you linked all of this to 9/11. Looking…[Read more]
Ricardo, I thought your talk about profiling was very insightful because fashion is a topic that is not brought up a lot, but is prevalent none the less. I really liked your point on saying that cheap clothes can be worn instead of expensive designer ones and still look good because so many people think of price being the only way to judge…[Read more]
Hi Graham, I thought that this article was a good comparison between cigarettes and e-cigarettes. You did a good job on listing the side effects that can affect teens who are starting to smoke e-cigarettes and show that they are not as safe of an alternative to real cigarettes than most people think. One thing I think you could add is listing the…[Read more]
One of the biggest issues in today’s industrial world is that humans are creating more waste now than ever. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year, while only 1% to 2% of it
I think that plastic has become a huge issue and this post perfectly describes the problems and difficulties we will face with this excess amount of plastic. I think this was very insightful and had important information fully explains the problem of plastic
Dominic, great job bringing a controversial topic to light and giving a good explanation on it. Pollution is very bad for the environment and in my opinion we need to find a way around creating pollution. Overall, awesome job!
I love the concern you have about this topic, in fact it is a topic I feel very passionate about. “An estimated 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year, while only 1% to 2% of it gets recycled.” This has stuck to my head an I am astonished by this stat. This goes to show you all the flaws our society has. We are not only harming ourselves, but our future generations. We have to bring change before it is too late.
Hi Emmanuel, I thought this was an interesting article to read because of the statistics on the demographic in NYC. I did not expect there to be so much more minorities in the population compared to white people, so when I saw that only 30% of the population is white I was surprised. Another part I liked was that you gave your take on the topic…[Read more]
Hi Keury, I think that this article is very unique because not a lot of people want to talk about religion because it is a sensitive topic. I personally think that the religions practiced today are so different because of how much history is in each one. Religion has been around for thousands of years, so each one has had time to make traditions…[Read more]
Hello Timothy, I very much enjoyed your article Global Warming Threats. I thought your link to more information on the greenhouse effect was very helpful because that term constantly gets thrown around in these arguments, so getting an in-depth look on it was good support for your article. One thing I would like to see from you is more detail on…[Read more]
Hello Enzo, I thought that this article’s arrangement was very well thought out. Most articles that discuss underage drinking have the same content as your first two paragraphs, but I thought your line “I believe we need to be against underage drinking but realize that many are gonna to do it anyways, so they should be aware of how it affects you,…[Read more]
Hello Ben, I very much enjoyed your article Milky Milky Yum Yum Yum. One point that I found interesting was how you talked about the horrible conditions that cows live in to produce more milk.. It is a well known fact that farming is often cruel to the animals that produce food for us, but your point “the world’s demand for milk has risen at the s…[Read more]
The article ‘benefits of Medical Marijuana” explains the benefits of making marijuana legal for medical purposes. It’s major claim is that marijuana is a safe and effective alternative drug to opioids, which
I thought that this article was very interesting. I liked how you explained both viewpoints nice and clearly and offered the sources in your article. I, too, agree with what you are saying about medical marijuana and how “it is less harmful and just as effective as opioids and other drugs.” In your second paragraph, you talk about how hard it is to legalize it because it is still classified a schedule 1 drug. I have been learning about this in my AP Gov class. We are discussing the Gonzalez v Raich case and I think you would find it very interesting because it deals with this topic. Here is the link to the case if you want to check it out: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2004/03-1454 Basically what happened was marijuana was legal in California so these two ladies grew it, but the federal government destroyed it because it is technically illegal because it is classified as a schedule 1 dug. I feel like this pertains to your argument because it talks about how hard it truly is legalizing marijuana because of the implications that the federal government has put into place. I enjoyed reading this though!
Hi Connor, I really like this outlook on what being an American means and how the common idea has clear flaws. It seems like every time I read news comparing America to other countries in the world, the consensus is that America is the best country and everyone else should try to be like us. On the other hand, when I read news about events within…[Read more]
Hi Stella, for the most part I agree with your argument and think that you brought up some very good points about why the system of standardized tests has flaws. I don’t agree with your idea that grades sufficiently tell colleges how smart a student is or how well they can perform in school. One of the easiest classes I have taken in high school…[Read more]
According to the US government, there are several reasons why it is the global leader in defense spending by a large margin. A good portion of the budget is spent on our military because the US is sort of the
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