• Mental health has become one of the biggest issues happening at this time and age. I think adding statistics to your project could help benefit in the sense that we are able to see when it started to get worse as well as how it progressively is getting worse, if that is the case. Also writing some of the causes of mental health issues as well as…[Read more]

  • Wow I found this article to be very interesting especially when you mention that the more prepared someone was for a class lead to them having a higher graded leading them to be more success. It was also very interesting that this success also lead them to other successes beyond just in their school work. I would think that added some statistics…[Read more]

  • Emmanuela commented on the post, Changes 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This was very beautiful and I really liked the line where you stated ”
    I know you or the family aren’t happy with everything I’ve done in my past, shit nor am I. But hopefully I can make a change and made the best changes I’ve already done.” It is really important to make a difference or change. This was a beautiful piece of writing. Here are s…[Read more]

  • Emmanuela commented on the post, Fat girl 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Wow your poem “Fat Girl” is uplifting to all girls out there in the sense that because you are different to what society finds acceptable or beautiful, doesn’t mean you are anything else. Your poem was very eye opening to a lot of what we find acceptable and favorable like skinny girls. All girls are beautiful no matter the color or shape, and we…[Read more]

  • It was really interesting reading the start of social media and the use of internet and how far we have gotten with it nowadays. For many people, social media acts as a form of self expression being whoever you would like to be and also for businesses it acts as a form of spreading information about their product to consumers. Whatever purpose…[Read more]

  • Emmanuela commented on the post, Anxiety 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I really appreciated how you felt as well as how anxiety affected you. It really was nice reading from a more personal perspective, and for me personally it was something I could relate to. I also thought it was well done to discuss how there are different types of anxiety and how these effects of anxiety affect children as well as adults. I…[Read more]

  • Your post was very interesting and gave me a new perspective regarding how being an alumnae has much to do with racial preference as you stated above, causing much of those who attend to be rich white individuals like how it was back in the day. It is not something that an individual has much control over but more of something you are born with as…[Read more]

  • It was a very education article that you published, I enjoyed how you had provided definitions which allowed me not only to learn more but actually understand the meaning behind it, thus understanding and affects of ocean acidification. I think it would also help if you discussed how this affected animals in the water, here is an article that…[Read more]

  • I agree with much your view regarding standardized testing in the sense that from a students perspective like myself, I struggle actually truly understanding the information. Memorizing information plays a key part in what actually causes a student to pass a standardized test. I also agreed with much of your understanding regarding the American…[Read more]

  • This was a well written piece of writing ,I appreciated how you discussed different forms that could have possibly happened. It was easy to follow as well as a logical evaluation of the events that had occurred. I think it would help you if you added a little more detail regarding some of the hints that lead Josh to be the key suspect in the…[Read more]

  • It is easy for all of us to agree that music is loved and listened to by all. No matter the age group, gender group, or even race or ethnicity, music is loved, listened to and created by all. For many it is a way

  • Rap music is deeper than just words to a beat, for many rappers their music is a way of telling their life stories for many to hear, much of their stories which contain hidden messages and metaphors representing

    • Dear Emmanuela,
      I am impressed about everything that you have stated on this. I have learned a lot about what rap music. There were many facts that I didn’t know but now I do. One sentence that stands out to me is, .”Many perceive the lyrics to have different meanings and even metaphors within the lines representing something much deeper,a bigger picture than whats heard from the outside.” This shows how many rap songs have different meanings. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really want to know more.

      -Enrique

    • Hi Emmanuela,
      I really liked your approach to finding the deeper meaning in rap lyrics. I listen to rap as well and I like it because I’m able to find the deeper meaning in it’s lyrics. On some levels it can relate to your own life when they rap about the pain and heartache some of them have to go through on a day to day basis. I especially like the part where you talked about rap being an escape for some, “Those who grew up in the ghetto rap acts as a form of a escape and in some cases even motivation to get out of their current situation.” It shows the other outlets rap can be used for. Here is a link to an article about raps impact in society I think you might like https://web.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/mediarace/socialsignificance.htm The Social Significance of Rap & Hip-Hop Culture. I really liked this articles significance and I hope to see more writing from you in the future.

  • In this passage, Desdemona is carrying a conversation with her father where it seems that she is left to make a hard decision of where her love, loyalty and obedience  belongs to. She seems to be

  • I thought the way you introduced the topic of online speech was very relatable because it is something we all had, as well as stating the purpose and importance of how school shouldn’t limit of us from our freedom of speech which is also our first amendment. Using social media acts as a form of expression where posts may cause conflict such as…[Read more]

  • Through reading one of George Orwell’s classic and most well known pieces of literature, Orwell’s prediction relating to technology plays a similar and as important role not only in the book itself, but to our

    • Dear Emmanuela:

      I was very intrigued by your post, “How Does Technology Affect Our Day To Day Life?”, because you thoroughly explain your opinion. You also show evidence to support your claims. I was easily persuaded into believing what your opinion was and support it as well.
      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me “Orwell’s characters struggle with finding and settling to a place where there is not a way to be traced or tracked down.” I think this is cool because Orwell was actually trying to shy away from protection instead of accepting the fact of being watched 24/7.
      Thanks for your writing! I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your way of speaking was very mature and I never stopped reading once. Also, if you were to write on a different subject, I would probably be just as intrigued with it as well! Please continue to write more posts about different subjects, I look forward to it.

      Teresa.

    • Dear George,
      I am emotion with your post “How does Technology affect our days ,” because people really like to use technology and the government is watching at everything we the people like doing on our phones.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ It has acted almost as an addiction where it is incurable for it surrounds us in every aspect and in most cases is run by or even controlled by technology.I think this is adjective because people like using their phones and they are always being watched.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because today you wrote about technology and maybe next you will maybe write about how technology can change the world.
      Armando Mateos

  • I personally don’t have any experience with sports but I understand that in order to play it takes so much time and skill to develop. I know several people who play soccer and are constantly practicing in order to perfect their craft. This is something we can all relate to, similar to school because we are constantly reading and studying to be…[Read more]

  • The effects of tsunamis as well as earthquakes are truly devastating and tragic. I as well hope they never occur in any other parts of the world. It is very sad seeing how many lives are ended as well as whole cities that are torn apart. Here are some articles regarding earthquakes I think would be interesting to learn further information about…[Read more]

  • I liked how you started it off with “before saying something bad to say about me just come ask me”, it says a lot about you, and seems that you are an honest and understanding individual. This is something I can respect. I truly enjoyed learning about your life and where you come from. I am glad that you have been focused and motivated in your…[Read more]

  • These are very good questions to ask about such a serious topic, a topic which is dependent on not only our future success, but the success of our country. Though schooling should be a right for everyone and should be accessible to everyone, in some cases its not. Everyone goes through personal experiences whatever it may be, which limits their…[Read more]

  • I love your story and hope you continue to pursue your dreams in playing soccer. I think it is important to have such a mentality at your age because it will guide you through the rest of your life and keep you on a positive and successful track. You have already accomplished so much, it is very impressive to be able to speak two languages. It…[Read more]

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